Your Guide to Big Bear Lake this Weekend

Labor Day party this Weekend!  Big Bear Lake is one of the best places to celebrate the holidays. With amazing restaurants, bars, hiking trails, lake romps, live music of all kinds, and other endless activities, Big Bear is the best and closest destination for a party! With so much going on, we’d like to give you some inside information about the events this weekend from a local’s perspective. So get yourselves up here and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!


For an amazing night out, you should start with an amazing lunch! The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company has some great food and chill atmosphere. Their Craft Brewery & GastroPub is a unique and exciting change sure to liven up Big Bear. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menu Seven Days a week! here’s what someone had to say!

“What an amazing place! Wife and I rode the bike up yesterday from Palmdale. Food was awesome, had the Avocado bomb! Delicious….. The beer was as awesome and refreshing after a long ride. Service 2nd to none…. we will be back”

– Steve Smith


Live Music

If you would like to enjoy an amazing live show, The Cave is the place to be. It has a world class stage with a full sound system, lighting, lasers, and 3 bars. The Cave has national and local shows every weekend, of every genre you can imagine! They allow all ages, and are equipped with a full selection of drinks. It’s an amazing place to spend the evening, and a great place to take the whole family. This weekend is a Rush tribute and Hermans hermits featuring Peter Noone!

Visions: Rush tribute

Aug 31 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages


We have a VISION to bring the world renowned RUSH concert to the masses. Since the announcement that Rush has officially retired from the touring scene, their diehard fans the world over, are in need of their fix of live Rush music. While many tributes find it necessary to get the “look” of the band just right with wigs and other attire, Visions believes that the music is #1. The common Rush Head is very skeptical of anyone attempting to reproduce Rush music with any proficiency, not to mention very quick to point out ANY mistakes. With this in mind, and being die hard Rush fans ourselves, the choice to make sure every nuance of a song, from samples to vocal harmonies to analog keyboards, is the priority.

Grab your tickets here!


Hermans Hermits feat Peter Noone

Sept 1 | 6:30pm | $45 | Full Bar | All Ages

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He was also featured in the television series Knight Errant, Family Solicitor and Monro’s Saki Stories.

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No Milk Today” “The End of the World” “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold.

Grab your tickets here!



Thursday Mountain Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Aug 30, 2018 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Beginner and Intermediate Rides thru Mid-September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Meets at Goldsmiths Sports at 5:30 pm
Beginner and Intermediate MTB Ride

Advanced Rides thru Mid-September from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Meets at Starbucks at 5pm
Advanced Riders Only

Please email or visit website for more information

Location: Goldsmith’s Board and Ski Shop at 42017 Big Bear Blvd and Starbucks at 42140 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: e-mail: Website:


The 3rd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 01, 2018 – Sep 02, 2018

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon on Sunday with Awards Ceremony at 2pm

For more full schedule and other information visit

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: :


9th Annual “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 01, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit

Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website:


“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 01, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 1-3

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868


Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Sep 02, 2018 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Community Road Rides Every Saturday thru mid-October from 9am to 11am
Meets at Copper Q at 9am
Beginner to advanced rides available – Local, 17 or 32 Mile Routes Around Lake

Community Mountain Bike Ride Every Saturday thru September from 9am to 11am
Meets at  Chains Required at 9am

Please e-mail or visit website for more information

Location: Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot or Chains Required at 41869 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: e-mail: Website: