This Weekend in Big Bear
Ahh, the fresh air! Big Bear is such an beautiful place, filled with some amazing people and delicious food. With amazing restaurants, live music, and all kinds of activities, the entire town is packed with all kinds of things to do! Here is a list of some events that is put on by locals and the City of Big Bear Lake. No matter what you’re looking for in your visit, Big Bear has something going on for you. Looking to go swimming and fishing in the lake? Interested in a foot or bike race? Want to watch a movie in the beautiful meadows of our mountains? How about paint and sip some wine? There is also our 17th annual Renaissance Fair! We have it all happening right here this weekend.
First Things First, Eat some Food!
Sashimi grade ahi diced with avocado and onions in a sesame ponzu marinade stacked on wonton crisps, topped with julienne carrots, daikon & raddish sprouts served with creamy wasabi sauce and parsley oil. Here is what one of our guests had to say!
“The staff was tremendous… very friendly! Our waitress Nancy was hilarious and constantly around to make sure we had plenty of beer! This is a great place for a brew and food…. can’t recommend it enough!”
– Woodward Stephen Cox
Concerts in the Mountains!
Country Night at The Cave
About Redwood Black
Redwood Black came to life in 2017. Members JT Harker, Joe Devenney, Alex Seller, Todd Coogan, and Joe Conner, previously were known as the band Honky Tonk Boombox. Residing in the metropolis of Los Angeles, California, their sound combines the richness and depth of California’s country music heritage and a rock/pop edge that only comes from being immersed in the LA music scene. The band released their debut single “Murder In Georgia” in late 2017. To get all the latest news and updates, sign up for their mailing list below. See you on the road!
About Rob Leines
Rob Leines’ music originated in the Southeast within the Appalachian Mountains. With the influence of Country, Rock and Roll, and Blues, his unique Americana sound was born on the hills of Tennessee. Soon after Leines expanded to the west. While welding and metal working for the oil and gas industry along the pacific coast, Rob’s music took on a more raw and gritty side. The blue collar lifestyle and southern roots make for a genuine representation of the American songwriter through his music. The Rob Leines Band is a fresh sound, with a rowdy charisma and attitude that country rock needs. His upcoming album, “Bad Seed” will be released MAY 13th
About The Rhyolite Sound
Formed in Las Vegas, NV in 2013, The Rhyolite Sound bring their own desert honky tonk to the stage blending elements of Outlaw, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Blues, and Rock N Roll. Their aim is to attract the hardest core traditionalist as well as the most casual country music fan with a live show that’s raucous and rowdy, containing plenty of banter in between songs to keep their audience entertained. Delicately weaving their melodies and harmonies alongside madness and mayhem, The Rhyolite Sound are purveyors of pure honky tonk in an impure world.
Doors 6:30 PM | Opening Act 7:30 PM | Headlining Act 9 PM
$10 | $20 | $30 + applicable fees.
Tables are available for reservation. Call the box office for more information.Get your tickets here!
Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime
When most musicians record solo albums, it’s because they need an outlet for material that doesn’t fit the scope of their band. That wasn’t the case with Geoff Tate. While there’s very little on his solo debut that couldn’t fit within the ever-evolving musical scope of Queensrÿche, the difference for the vocalist lies in the expression of those songs, and how they actually came to fruition.
“The problem when you’re in a creative environment is keeping things fresh and invigorating, and after working with the same people for twenty years, it gets very difficult—You walk into the room, and everybody knows what everybody is going to do,” explains the frontman. “There’s no spark of new blood, the chemistry is very tried and true, and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself. What’s nice about doing a side project with new people, is that it’s a whole new breed, and a bunch of new ideas, musical backgrounds, emotional baggage, and whatever else it takes to create. It’s a whole new set of parameters, so it’s all new, everyone has ideas you haven’t heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall. It takes on a whole new life.”Get your tickets here!
Big Bear Events
29th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village
Aug 10, 2018 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM
The 29th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.
Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org
Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures
Aug 10, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM
Let us Rock Your World in “Dino-Mite” for a Roaring good time at the Gold Rush Mining Adventures. June 22-August 30
Roar! Here’s an event full of “dino-mite!” Stomp on over to Gold Rush Mining Adventures to hear the roars and sounds of dinosaurs. Our Paleontologists will keep your brain from becoming petrified or fossilized by experiencing some dino-riffic fun! Step back to the Mesozoic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic times and view Museum Replicas on display. See castings of a T-Rex maxilla and tooth, the tyrant lizard king as well as the largest land carnivore of all time. There’s also a Velociraptor claw and entire body as well as an Albertosaurus Foot in addition to the Allosaurus footprint impression left millions of years ago during the late Jurassic period. These are just a few of the fascinating dinosaur artifacts on hand.
Children can earn their dinosaur hunting license should they choose to participate in our fossil treasure expeditions. Visitors, ages 12 and under will receive a special gift during this event.
Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5678 Website: goldrushminingadventures.com
2nd Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit
Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM
The 2nd Annual Ryan Hall “Conquer the Wall” takes place on August 11th with proceeds to benefit the BBHS Cross Country Program
When Olympian Ryan Hall began his journey as a runner, it all started here. Ryan grew up only 5 minutes away from Snow Summit and incorporated weekly 1 mile timed runs up “The Wall” ski run. The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established. Three State Champions later….it seems to be working!
Event begins at 9:00 am at Snow Summit
Race Packet pickup: Friday August 10th from 3-8 p.m. at Nottingham’s Resort 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake and Saturday a.m. from 7-8:30 at Snow Summit.
Parking will be at Snow Summit. ? Participants will receive a pass for free chair lift back down the mountain. Spectators who wish to view the finish from the top will need to separately purchase a chair lift ticket or hike up. There is a separate hiking trail to get to the top.
Please also note that “Conquer the Wall” is asking for donations of used running/basketball/soccer shoes that will help local fundraising efforts in partnership with Angel Bins . During the race, we will be taking donations of athletic shoes – running, basketball, or soccer cleats – that are still in good condition. For more information on Angel Bins please Click Here
Please call or visit website for full details and to register
Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 3 – Best Whip Competition
Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM
Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air.
Join us on Saturday, August 11th for Summit Series #3 – Best Whip Competition.
How to register: Look for a registration booth at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit to register morning of from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on August 11. Registration is free and open to the public of all ages and levels.
Who can complete? Anyone and everyone.
We’ll be hosting the races in these 4 groups:
Ages 12 and under – boys
Ages 12 and under – girls
Ages 13 and up – men
Ages 13 and up – women
What do you win? -2018 Mammoth + Summit Bike Pass
Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Practice is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Competition is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please call or visit website for more details
Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=snow-summit-series-3&day=11&month=8&year=2018
The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin
Aug 11, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM
The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!
For complete schedule details please call or visit website
Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com
Let’s Paint! at the Yarn Designers Boutique
Aug 11, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM
Bring the whole family down to create a unique artwork this Saturday. Guest artist Maria has years of experience teaching people of all ages and skill levels to paint. Everyone is welcome!
The class only takes two hours and you will go home with a brand new 16”x 20” acrylic painting. Class fee is $35 which includes all your materials and instruction, plus get a coupon for 10% off additional painting supplies to get you set up at home!
For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/maria-painting-party
To register call us at (909) 584-9715
Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com