Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Weekend Events in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2013 | 08:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California.  The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15 pm. View able from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold.

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing


Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2013 | 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM

The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Reserved Seating and Meals with Live Entertainment and Kids Games before the Fireworks Start. Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. 

 $75 Deck-VIP Includes Served Meal & Reserved Seating Area with Tables
$50 Ticket Includes Meal & Reserved Viewing Area
$25 Ticket includes Steak or Chicken Meal from Barnstorm Restaurant
$20 Ticket includes Hamburger or Hot Dog meal from Red Barron
$15 View Only Ticket: Includes Fireworks Viewing and Play Area.

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607 Website: www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Home.aspx?accountid=7188


The 27th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

Jul 4-6th 2013 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The 27th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website www.bigbearevents.com


Old Time Bear Country Fair at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

It is a family affair at this year’s annual Bear Country Fair held at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, where there is something for everyone including an animal feeding tour following the fair activities. Enjoy country fair activities for the whole family. Includes face painting, jewelry making, bear toss, and bear roaring contest. Also pie eating contest between our 3 black bears--who eats their pie the fastest? Call (909)878-4200 for more information or visit our website.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org


Pine Knot Village Artwalk

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

The 8th Pine Knot Village Art Walk is expanding in 2013 to the Bartlett Parking Lot as well as various locations throughout the Village. Plans are in the works for live music, beer and wine garden and food trucks.  40+ artists from around the region exhibit work for sale, with live art demos and entertainment. Enjoy the clean mountain air and laid back atmosphere that makes this four season resort community a real getaway from the big city. Takes place July 6-7 and admission is Free.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3556 Website: www.artsmda.org

Friday, June 28, 2013

Local Insider Tips for the Fireworks Show

No matter which property you choose, you will only be a few minutes from the lake.

Find a great spot and get comfy. While some feel that being out on the water is the best (like me), others prefer to sit on the shoreline (like my folks), and others would rather be up on a trail (like my husband) eye level with the amazing fireworks and away from the crowds.

Regardless of your vantage point, have your refreshments, a blanket and flashlight handy. I will be celebrating the Birthday of our Nation with a fresh baked apple pie!

The show starts after the sun has completely set. We have a breathtaking display that usually lasts 30-45 minutes; tune to KBHR 93.3 FM for synchronized music.

Don't be in a rush! You will see hundreds and hundreds of boats head for the marinas and the road along the lake will jam quickly. Just wait an hour or so where you are while enjoying your family and friends and the traffic will clear ☺. Then prepare for a fantastic weekend full of relaxation or fun in this memorable mountain destination!

Castle Glen Paradise #1346

A 5 star property in the prestigious neighborhood of Castle Glen; it offers spectacular views, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for up to 11 people. After your fun on the lake or in the forest, enjoy the outdoor spa, comfortable furnishings, gourmet kitchen, private grounds and fantastic location!

Free Night in Big Bear over 4th Of July!!

Come Experience Big Bear's Great Weather and Spectacular Fireworks over the Lake! Take Advantage of this Exclusive Email Offer for Last Minute Reservations:

Book online using coupon code "4th" and Receive 3 Nights for the Price of 2 over this 4th of July Weekend! Call now while supplies last!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Paradise Cove #662

And the perfect days keep coming. Imagine finishing a full afternoon on the lake and coming back to soak in your lakeside outdoor hot tub, the setting sun bathing the entire valley in gold. Honestly, it'll take you a few days even to want to leave that deck in the first place! Paradise Cove is a five-star property with three bedrooms, four baths, a pool table, a private boat dock and an outdoor spa. Each bedroom enjoys a breathtaking view of the lake, although nothing beats the view from the veranda.

"The people at Big Bear Vacations went out of their way to take care of my special situation. They did all I needed them to do to make our trip perfect. The house was very clean and together with a great location, they helped us to have one of the best trips we have had. I will always use Big Bear Vacations in the future as I have always used them in the past. Thanks again for all that you did and hope to see you again soon."
-Steve from San Diego, CA

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fall in Love Again

After thirteen years of living up here at Big Bear, I seriously just fell in love with this place all over again.

Last week my husband took me on my first motorcycle ride around the lake; what an amazing perspective! I have a favorite spot on the north shore where we stopped, just to take it all in. I don't know what came over me—something about the weather being so absolutely perfect, the cabins and docks along the edge of the lake, the springy green of the grass, the calming fragrance of pine trees, and the pristine mountain water. All of it came together and totally swept me off my feet. It was a perfect 70 degree day!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series

Southern California Mountains Foundation proudly presents...
2013 Summer Concert Series
Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater 

Join us for the "Nature's Harmony Tour" Get in harmony with nature and some of the best classic rock tribute music in SOCAL! Help bring harmony to America's favorite mountain playground, the San Bernardino National Forest.

Music in the Mountains is featuring 3 mini tours or concerts this season; June 29thJuly 20th and August 31st to help celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a non-profit. Buy a season pass that includes admission to all 3 events for only $95, but hurry because these savings are only good until June 16th.

For more information about this amazing, fun filled concert series, under the stars, please visit the Southern California Mountains Foundation's website.

To book tickets for the series please visit our activity planner.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Have you checked out our new Activity Planner? This convenient feature allows you to purchase activities with your lodging reservation! It is important to us that you spend less time planning your vacation and more time enjoying it! Let us help you create your dream vacation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Action Aqua Flight Grand Opening

Flyboarding is a fast, fun and exciting new water sport that is literally taking off! Action Aqua Flight has brought this new revolutionary water craft to Big Bear Lake. They would like to join in on their Grand Opening on May 25th, 2013 at Big Bear Marina!

For more information visit their website!

Friday, May 10, 2013

May Events

Big Bear's Farmer's Market
(Every Tuesday8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. All the produce offered at the Market is grown by family farmers throughout the greater Southern and Central California area. Get the freshest fruits, vegetables, and flowers direct from the farm to your table. The Market also features food vendors, unique arts, crafts, and handmade items by local artisans.
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Tel: (909) 585-3000

Free Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center
30-minute Nature Walks on Saturdays at 1pm and 2 pm and Sundays at 11 am and 12 noon
Learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. This is a great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation for our local mountains. Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning. FREE. For more details please call (909) 382-2790 or visit website.
Location: 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333 Contact:
Tel: (909) 382-2790

Big Bear The 2013 Big Bear MS Walk
Takes place on Saturday May 4th on the North Shore's Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School. Check in is at 9:00 AM with Opening Ceremonies and Warm Up at 10:30 AM and Official Start is at 11:00 AM. Please call or visit Website for more details.
Location: North Shore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 Contact:
Tel: (909) 226-6725

Antique Car Club's “Spring Cruising”
At Nottingham's Big Bear's Antique Car Club starts out the season with their annual "Spring Cruising" auto show at Nottingham's in the Village. Free to the public and a good time for all. Join us May 5th, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.
Location: Nottingham's Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd.
Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website:

May Trout Classic
The May Trout Classic is Saturday, May 18 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $10,000. The two day event is open to all ages and skill levels. Entry fee is $65 for adults and free entry for juniors (16 years and younger) with a paid adult. Entry forms are available at The Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village); Holloways Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd; Big Bear Marina, 500 Paine Court or The Big Bear Municipal Water District, 40524 Lakeview Drive. To have an entry form mailed or to register for the event call 909-585-4007 or 909-585-7352 or email Jacque@maytroutclassic.com.
Location: Big Bear Marina 500 Paine Road
Tel: (909) 585-4007

"Cruisin' to Stop Bruising" DOVES Car Show
D.O.V.E.S. of Big Bear presents a classic car show and fundraising event "Cruising' to Stop Bruisin" at the Elks Lodge with cars from Rod Riders of Big Bear, Big Bear Antique Car Club and the Bear Valley Cruisers. Admission is $10 and all proceeds go to assist victims of domestic violence. Location: Elks Lodge at 40611 Village Drive
Tel: (909) 866- 1546

The Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival at the PAC
Spurred on by the success of its third year, the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival staff is expanding its reach to include the entire Los Angeles basin. The festival will continue to be held in Big Bear Lake at the Performing Arts Center and is moving to May 18-19, 2013, so festival patrons will be able to enjoy scenic Big Bear in the spring.
Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd
Tel: 323-839-4283

Big Bear Lake Memorial 5K Fun Run “Wounded Warrior Project”
The Big Bear Lake Memorial 5k Fun Run is set to take place Sunday May 26, 2013 in The Village of Big Bear Lake, CA. The 3.1 mile road run starts in The Village and winds its way through the neighborhoods of the south shore before returning back to The Village for a fun finish. Adults – $35 Military – $25 Youth 12 & Under – $25 For more details please call or visit website.
Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot and Village Drive
Tel: (909) 866-8555
www.openairbigbear.com or www.bigbearfunrun.com