There is an oasis waiting for you nearby!

Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Big Bear Lake is staying cool during this heat wave with lots of rain in our beautiful mountain town. Whether you like concerts, gold mining, hiking, swimming, bar hopping, Big bear has whatever your heart desires! Every weekend, there are all types of events and shows going on. You can go enjoy a local band in one of our bars down town, or you can rock out to a national act at The Cave’s state of the art concert venue. You can go wine and beer tasting, or enjoy one of the hundreds of hiking trails we have throughout the valley and mountain ranges. This blog is meant to show you what is going on this weekend so you can make the most out of your trip to Big Bear!



Country Night

Country Night at The Cave is happening this Friday the 13th! We have 3 amazing performers taking the stage that night, and they are going to put on a great show for you. We have Eli V, Raleigh Rye, and Morgan Leigh! Hailing from San Dimas, California, Eli V is no stranger to the local Country Music scene and has been taking #CaliforniaCountry by storm. Mimicking the techniques and guitar stylings of his favorites like Andy Gibson, Vince Gill, and Keith Urban, he has earned his nickname as Country Music’s, “California Kid.” Morgan Leigh Band is one of Southern California’s hardest working high energy country bands! Performing all of your favorite current country hits as well as their original debut album “Trouble”, they keep the party rocking all night long. Raleigh Rye comes all the way from the UK, bringing a wonderfully refreshing sense of songwriting and musicianship.

July 13 | 6:30pm | $10 | Full Bar | All Ages


Elviss Simmons

The band leader, Elviss Simmons, is the product of a night of ill-advised celebrity genetic experimentation by a group of drunken renegade genetic engineers. The cloning process left young Elviss with an unfortunate birthmark on his face that looks alarmingly like Gene Simmons’ make-up. His other “daddy” left him with hair that spontaneously forms itself into a permanent pompadour. This distinctive appearance made it nigh-impossible for young Elviss to get (much less hold) a normal job, so he took the only paths left open: rock stardom and tech support. Frankly, he wasn’t bright enough for tech support, so now he’s your problem.

July 14 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages



Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Jul 13, 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:


Summer Crochet-A-Long, Stevie Nicks Style Circular Vest at Yarn Designers Boutique

Jul 13, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

Summer Crochet-A-Long, Stevie Nicks Style Circular Vest at Yarn Designers Boutique! 

Friday Nights from June 22nd-July 27th, 6-8pm

Crochet along with designer Gena Hester as she shows you all the ins and outs of creating her stunning summer vest. This is a 5-6 week session (depending on the pace of the group) that will meet on Friday nights 6-8pm.

This is a great project that can be worn multiple ways. Once you get your gauge right, I’ll show you how to adapt this vest to any size, so if you’re looking for a creative project to share with your teen during the summer holidays why not create this beautiful project together?

If you need to learn to crochet in advance of this CAL please drop in to our free classes and help session on Tuesdays 4-6pm, and Saturdays 3-5pm.

Each session is formatted so that we walk you through the tricky bits and get you started on the stitch pattern that you will need to repeat and work on in between weekly sessions. If at any point during the week you get stuck on your pattern, or if you can’t make a Friday session and you need to make it up, you’re always welcome to drop in to our help sessions as well, Tuesdays 4-6 and Saturdays 3-5pm.

Our last session will end in a Friday night excursion into town where we all show off our vests!

For more information visit:

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:


Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

Jul 13, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

Location: Barrel 33 at 40754 Village Dr Big Bear Lake Ca 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website:


Goat Yoga at Bear Valley Farms

Jul 14, 2018 | 09:00AM – 10:00AM

Goat Yoga is launching at Bear Valley Farms!

Join us on a beautiful Summer Saturday, from 9am to 10am June 23rd through July 28th, at our 30-acre Farm and practice yoga alongside some of our adorable baby and full-size goats.The sessions will be led by Big Bear Yoga’s Lisa Ann.

Bring your own yoga mat. Or, if you don’t have one, we can provide a mat for you.


To register:

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website:


The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Jul 14, 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:


Big Bear Chili Cook-Off at the Bartlett Events Area FREE to the Public!

Jul 14, 2018 | 11:00AM – 07:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off will take place on Saturday July 14th  at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village of Big Bear Lake

FREE for ALL to Attend with Entertainment and Activities for ALL AGES

Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Garden!  Live Bands!
Kids Zone presented by Bear Valley Farms! Food Vendors and Artisan Market Place!


ICS Sanctioned Chili World  Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for a $3,500 Prize Purse + Peoples Choice Competition  with $500 Grand Prize. The Highest Finishing Local People’s Choice Cook will  be awarded the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off “Travelling Trophy” as 2018’s Top Big Bear Valley Chili Cook.

Tasting Tickets will be available to the public.

All cooks will be competing in People’s Choice as well as the main competition – so more chili tastings available!