Your Guide to Big Bear Lake this Weekend

Big Bear has everything you need, from amazing restaurants, family events, fun filled bars, live music, hiking, lake activities, and a lot more! 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 have some fun while beating the heat!

Food

For an amazing night out, you should start with an amazing lunch!The BBL Brewery has some great food and chill atmosphere. Their Craft Brewery & GastroPub is a unique and exciting change sure to liven up Big Bear. Serving a 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 Save Ferris and She Wants Revenge are coming to Big Bear!

Save Ferris

July 27 | 6:30pm | $30 | Full Bar | All Ages

Save Ferris is a ska-punk band formed in Orange County, California circa 1995. Their name is a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Lead by the inimitable front-woman Monique Powell, the band enjoyed mainstream success in the late 1990s with radio hits, constant touring and appearances on a variety of television shows and movies. The band released their debut EP “Introducing Save Ferris” on Powell’s own Starpool Records, in 1996. They ended up selling close to 20,000 copies of their EP out of the trunks of their cars, thanks to loyal fans and huge support from Orange County independent record shops. That same year, Powell provided vocals on the Reel Big Fish song “She Has A Girlfriend Now” on their album “Turn the Radio Off” (Mojo)

Grab your tickets here!

 

She Wants Revenge

July 28 | 6:30pm | $25 | Full Bar | All Ages

San Fernando Valley natives, She Wants Revenge will be stopping by The Cave! The group’s debut album “She Wants Revenge” was released in early 2006, which brought along three incredible singles “These Things,” Out of Control” and “tear you Apart.” This talented group has had an incredible run with over 300,000 albums sold and featured on multiple TV shows and movies like Fringe, The number 23 starring Jim Carrey as well as American Horror Story. Some simply say the group sounds like Winter and feels like a first kiss…

 

Grab your tickets here!

Events

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jul 27, 2018 12:00AM – Jul 29, 2018 12:00AM

Big Bear Lake celebrates the “National Day of the Cowboy” with a weekend full of activities at the Big Bear Convention Center

FRIDAY JULY 27TH “Buck for Bucks” Mechanical Bull Riding Competition  at Wyatts. Starts at 4pm. FREE Admission.  Live Music and Country Dancing, Fine Food

SATURDAY JULY 28TH  “Spirits of the West Brewfest”  A full day of Western Family Fun with two live bands, arts & craft vendors, Gunfighters and local Sheriff’s Posse. Sample  50+ Craft Beers and Spirits.

SUNDAY JULY 29TH  “Cowboy Brunch” from 10am – 2pm at Wyatts

Fore more information Please Call or Visit Website

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

 

Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Jul 27, 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

 

Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament at Pleasure Point Marina

Jul 27, 2018 12:00PM – Jul 29, 2018 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Fishing Association will be holding FIVE new tournaments in 2018!

Dates are as follows:

May 18-20 –Big Bear Lake Spring Fishing Festival—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

June 22-24—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Holloways Marina

July 27-29—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pleasure Point Marina

August 17-19—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Captain John’s Marina

September 14-16—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Pleasure Point Marina at 603 Land Lock Landing

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakefishingassociation.org

 

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

Jul 27, 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: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/summer-cal-circular-crocheted-vest

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

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

Jul 27, 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: www.barrel33bigbear.com

 

“Craft & Cranks” Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing at Snow Summit

Jul 28, 2018 12:00AM – Jul 29, 2018 12:00AM

Part Bike Race, Part Beer Festival, with Live Music and a few carnival rides mixed in for fun, Crafts & Cranks is a one-of-a-kind event for mountain bikers, craft brew aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts at Snow Summit – aka the mountain biking Mecca of Southern California.

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS:
Spend a day of family-friendly fun with unlimited access* to all Basecamp Activities (climbing wall, zip line, Eurobungy® trampoline, QUICKjump), carnival rides (ferris wheel, tornado, cliff hanger), and Scenic Sky Chair.

BREWFEST:

Come sample 40+ craft beers from some of Southern California’s favorite breweries, July 28-29 from 11AM-2PM, in the Snow Summit base area. All tastings includes a souvenir Crafts N Cranks glass while supplies last.Craft beers are available for individual purchase. All guests must provide a valid 21+ ID at a the Snow Summit ticket windows to receive their tasting pass.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES:
include:
California Enduro Series
California State Cross-Country Championships
Endurance #6 – SERIES FINAL
Snow Summit Downhill Series – SERIES FINAL

LIVE MUSIC:
Concerts at Crafts N Cranks are free to the public. There will be live bands on both days of the event.  Schedule as follows

Saturday, July 28  
4:15PM-5:15PM: Live performance by theLINE
6:45PM – 8:15PM: Live performance by Guttermouth
8:30PM: North of Nightfall Red Bull movie screening

Sunday, July 29 

11:30AM – 1:45PM: Live performance by Low Lake Mountain Fire

Please call or visit website  for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR or (909) 633-6729 Website: www.craftsncranks.com OR www.teambigbear.com

 

Big Bear Cycling Festival July 28-August 5th

Jul 28, 2018

The only week long cycling festival in the United States, the Big Bear Cycling Festival features events and activities that draw thousands of visitors to Big Bear Lake for a few days up to a full week.  The Cycling Festival is perfect for the serious cyclist looking for last minute training at altitude before Tour de Big Bear or the recreational cyclist wishing to simply enjoy riding roads and trails in a beautiful mountain landscape.

Grand Marshalls for this year’s Big Bear Cycling Festival will be newly announced Specialized Women Ambassador and former Team Cylance racer Alison Tetrick and four time road race champion and Tour of California Race Ambassador Freddie Rodriguez.  Events and activities include group rides (road and mountain), a Cyclefest youth event, new Bike Demo Event, a Poker Ride, Recovery Ride and Time Trials culminating in the Tour de Big Bear road cycling event on Saturday, August 4.

For more information, including festival information and lodging specials, visit www.bigbearcyclingfestival.com.

Location: Various Locations in Big Bear.

Contact: Website: www.bigbearcyclingfestival.com

 

Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade in Downtown Fawnskin

Jul 28, 2018 | 08:00AM – 12:00PM

The world famous Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade  presented by the Moose Lodge in conjunction with the Old Miners Association is scheduled for July 28th at 10:00am, in historic downtown Fawnskin.

Breakfast Burritos at 8am and Parade starts at 10am

Nobody knows the exact date of the first Doo Dah in Fawnskin, so this will be the umpteenth annual parade. It is a take on the original Doo Dah Parade held in Pasadena that was a fun spin on the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our Doo Dah is a fun twist on what was once the Old Miners Day Parade in Big Bear. Silly Floats, Wacky Marching Bands, and anything else is welcome.   If coming to view the Parade make sure to arrive early to stake out your spot on the sidewalks of Fawnskin.

All of the businesses will be open with food and shopping galore.

If interested in entering a fun themed float or group please email Dave Emig bigbearnorthshore@outlook.com or call at (909)229-6725.

Application are available for pick up at the Fawnskin Moose Lodge as well.

Entries need to be confirmed by July 21st.

Location: Downtown Fawnskin

Contact: e-mail: bigbearnorthshore@outlook.com Tel: (909) 229-6725

 

Goat Yoga at Bear Valley Farms

Jul 28, 2018 | 08:30AM – 09:30AM

Goat Yoga is launching at Bear Valley Farms!

Join us on a beautiful Summer Saturday, from 830am to 9am 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.

WE DO EXPECT TO SELL OUT, SO PURCHASE IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT.

To register: BBGoatYoga.Eventbrite.com

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

Golf Club Demo Day #2 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Jul 28, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Join us at the Bear Mountain Golf Course driving range on July 28, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for free club demos and fitting by Cleveland Golf and Srixon.

Demo clubs will be available for sale at the BMGC pro shop.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2GOBnET

 

Outdoor Adventure Days at the Big Bear Discovery Center – FREE ECO TOURS!

Jul 28, 2018 10:00AM – Jul 29, 2018 04:00PM

The Big Bear Eco-Tourism Outdoor Adventure Days will take place on Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29 at the Big Bear Discovery Center

FREE TOURS: Get a taste of the fun!
Sample:…nature & discovery hikes, …Water Sports,…Birding Hikes,…Off-Road Rides

BOOTHS: Information on BBV eco-friendly outdoor adventures & green businesses

AWESOME SURPRISES AWAIT!:
Outdoor Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding,  Lake Activities, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding,Wildlife Sightings, Gorgeous Scenery, Amazing Wildflowers.

Please visit website or email for more information.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive

Contact: Website: www.bigbearecotourism.org e-mail: bbvecotourism@gmail.com.

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Jul 28, 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

 

7th Annual “Spirits of the West” Brewsfest and Celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy

Jul 28, 2018 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

The 7th annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest will celebrate the National Day Of The Cowboy on Saturday, July 28, 2018

A full day of Western Family Fun with two live bands, arts & craft vendors, Gunfighters and local Sheriff’s Posse. Sample  50+ Craft Beers and Spirits.

For complete event details please call or visit website.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

 

Circular Mandala Weaving at Yarn Designers Boutique

Jul 28, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

Get your Zen on and create a beautiful woven mandala to bring tranquility to your home or work. We’ll show you how to warp the loom, and a few different stitches you can use to create some interesting effects.

Then we string it up on a hoop and add some fringe. Voila! You are now enlightened! A family friendly class, bring the kids and make memories and mandalas together.  $20

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/big-bear-things-to-do-weaving-class

To register call us at (909) 584-9715

Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 W. Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

 

3rd Annual “Dancing for the Lake” at The Lodge at Big Bear

Jul 28, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

The Third-Annual Dancing for The Lake charity event is a celebration of Big Bear Valley culture and entertainment that features local dignitaries dancing alongside professionals in a gala night of wine, food, silent auction and Ball Room Dance competition. Proceeds to go to Big Bear Valley Non-Profits.

Tickets include dinner and wine service

Please call or visit website for more details and to purchase tickets

The Second Annual Dancing for The Lake charity event is a celebration of Big Bear Valley culture and entertainment that features local dignitaries dancing alongside professionals in a gala night of wine, food, silent auction and Ball Room Dance competition.

The Second Annual Dancing for The Lake charity event is a celebration of Big Bear Valley culture and entertainment that features local dignitaries dancing alongside professionals in a gala night of wine, food, silent auction and Ball Room Dance competition.

The Second Annual Dancing for The Lake charity event is a celebration of Big Bear Valley culture and entertainment that features local dignitaries dancing alongside professionals in a gala night of wine, food, silent auction and Ball Room Dance competition.

The Second Annual Dancing for The Lake charity event is a celebration of Big Bear Valley culture and entertainment that features local dignitaries dancing alongside professionals in a gala night of wine, food, silent auction and Ball Room Dance competition.

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (310) 463-5600 Website: www.DanceForTheLake.com