Groups and Events Calendar Posted:23-May-15 Big Bear Lake is loaded with recreation, activities and group events all year round, things to do. Best places to stay for big cabins. Friendly places to stay with your Pet in Big Bear Lake California. Fishing in Big Bear Lake. How much in advance should groups book lodging reservations? Many big groups book up to two years in advance and returning groups usually book a year in advance to reserve their specific dates for AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear. #bigbear
This spring head up to Big Bear where the lake is filled with fun lake activities from fishing to kayaking and the forest is perfect for learning about nature or meandering through the forest on one of our many trails.
SNOW SUMMIT BIKE PARK OPENS MAY 15
Snow Summit Bike Park, Southern California's only lift-served mountain bike park, is set to open Friday, May 8, followed with a kick-off to summer celebration on Saturday, May 16.
Snow Summit Bike Park will start the season off with weekend-only (Fri-Sun) operations through June 19. After June 19, the bike park opens daily for the summer. The kick-off celebration on May 9 will have a variety of vendors on hand, a DJ and lots of giveaways!
BIG BEAR SETS THE STAGE
The natural alpine scenery that surrounds Big Bear Lake, from lakeside to the mountaintops, creates stunning backdrops for events, which explains why so many events are held each year at the mountain resort. Summertime is the perfect fit for festivities, with a deep blue lake at center stage, thousands of shady trees swaying to the sounds of nature, and cool mountain breezes providing a natural air conditioning system for those looking to escape the heat.
BIG BEAR LAKE OKTOBERFEST
In the fall the most notable event is the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, the highest-altitude Oktoberfest celebration in the United States. For 44 years, this event has attracted thousands of visitors to enjoy German food, imported brews, Bavarian bands, traditional dances and competitions, such as the Queen Stein Carrying Contest.
Another fall staple is The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. It's where cinema meets the fresh alpine air. It showcases the emerging talents of screenwriters and independent filmmakers on the silver screen, all brimming with creativity. For three days audience members choose from documentaries, shorts and feature-length films, some moving, some daring, some thought-provoking, and others downright hilarious. The film festival is also a forum for those interested in all aspects of the film industry.
TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENTS
Of course the lake is teeming with rainbow trout, which means it's only natural to have fishing tournaments such as the May Trout Classic, Fishing for $50K and the October TroutfesT. There's even a way to win some big bucks! And all it takes is some fishing gear, bait, patience and a little luck. Anglers have the opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $50,000 at Big Bear Lake's Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby in June.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE
It only makes sense to kick off the summer months with a celebration to honor the great outdoors. National Trails Day and National Get Outdoors Day (hosted by the Big Bear Discovery Center) does just that, providing both traditional and innovative new ways to experience mother nature up close and personal. Open Air Big Bear takes it to the next level by promoting a healthy lifestyle with events to inspire people to get outside and stay active with a series of outdoor events with "altitude," such asTeam Big Bear's Mountain Bike Shootouts, Gran Fondo, Big Bear Lake Paddlefest, Grizzly Stage Race and Endure the Bear Trail Run. In fact, the Open Air Big Bear serieschallenges individuals to the best of their abilities to finish each race to become part of "Conquer the Bear." It's a challenge that will change your life! Those looking for a more casual pace can choose from community group bike rides sponsored by the Big Bear Cycling Association or nature walks, canoe tours, and kayak tours offered by the Discovery Center every weekend from May to October.
Mothers are honored at a hotrod show dedicated to motherhood at the Moms and Rods Antique Car Show. Artists display fine works of art on the water's edge at the annual Art on the Lake. Wine aficionados and casual sippers alike venture into Big Bear Village to sample various wines and hors d'oeuvres at the Summer Wine Walk in the Village. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo gets into the act with a variety of events from its Old Time Bear Country Fair to the fun-filled Ice Cream Safari.
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
Each Fourth of Julyin Big Bear, thousands gather around the lake's 22 miles of shoreline to witness one of California's top-rated fireworks displays. This fireworks spectacular shoots off top-of-the-line fireworks that cascade over the lake creating a brilliant display of colors. It's a lengthy show of 30 minutes in duration, and can be viewed from a boat, around the lake and throughout Big Bear Valley. Don't miss the Rotary Club BBQ that offers an amazing lakefront view (sells out early, we recommend to pre-purchase tickets online) .
MUSIC FILLS THE AIR - SUMMER CONCERTS
All summer long the air is filled with music from rock 'n' roll concerts in the park to tribute bands at the Big Bear Discovery Center's woodsy amphitheater or at The Cave in the Village. Save the date to enjoy live music in a beautiful, outdoor forest setting at one of Big Bear Discovery Center's Music in the Mountains Summer Concert series. Music in the Mountains features a diverse mix of genres including rock, bluegrass, blues, western and even Celtic. The Cave in the Village is Big Bear's newest concert venue offering weekly live entertainment from original bands, tribute bands or comedians.
SPICE IT UP, CHILI TASTING COOK-OFF
If you're looking for a little zest to spice up your vacation then mark your calendar for the annual chili cook-off every July. This event draws more than 40 cooks from all over the southwest cooking up tasty concoctions, some mild and some with a zip. Visitors are invited to taste test, enjoy live music and entertainment, food and drinks in the Bartlett Parking Lot in the Big Bear Village.
VINTAGE BIG BEAR
In August, more than 500 vintage autos, dragsters, and custom coupes climb the mountain highways to congregate in the Big Bear Village for the popular annual two-day Antique Car Club Fun Run.
SNOWBOARD AND SKI CONTESTS AND WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS
Snow covered mountains in winter means ski and snowboard competitions at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Christmas in the Village kicks off the holiday season with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, Christmas tree lighting ceremony and of course, Santa Claus. Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend down the mountain at Snow Summit's annual New Year's Eve torchlight parade.
FORECAST FROM GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES FOR SOUTHWESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE
Big Bear's Lake family cabins and group lodging vacation spot: at Golden Bear Cottages
Golden Bear Cottages is pleased to offer many additional services for our guests including group and retreat planning at our office located on our AAA approved, Diamond rated rustic resort property during your vacation or big retreat with us. See us for Big Bear Retreats for College and High school Sports Teams group travel and Track Clubs. PLAN YOUR GROUP'S RETREATS NOW
http://www.bigbearlakemarketingassociation.com/group4 COLLEGE RETREATS,SO CAL FRATERNITY RETREATS,SO CAL GROUP RETREATS,SO CAL BIG MOUNTAIN RETREATS. How much in advance should groups book lodging reservations? Many large and small groups book up to two years in advance and returning groups usually book a year in advance to reserve their specific dates. Click on the link below for family friendly group and retreat vacation rentals at world famous Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake.FOR BIG CABINS CALL TODAY 1- 800-461-1023 or Click Here to Search Group Rates and Availability
Our resort cabins are the only Big Bear Lake lodging certified clean by the world famous Rest Assured Corporation light inspection system. Big Bear Cabins For Rent at Golden Bear Cottages Retreat:
Sports Team Travel Lodging Reservations, AAA approved Activities and events in the Big Bear Valley include hiking and trail information, mountain biking, running, guided Bald Eagle tours or off-road adventures. Team travel accommodations for sports teams and groups of all sizes are available. The Golden Bear Cottages Gift Shop and Visitor's Information Center is staffed with knowledgeable family associates (real local Big Bear people) who have answers to all of your questions, including the weather. They will direct you to the best information about family and group lodging, dining and how to find special group vacation values. You'll also find maps for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, swim beaches, parks, picnic and mountain recreational areas. Back country trail maps for the entire San Bernardino National Forest. Stop by for directions to The Discovery Center, The Moonridge Zoo, the Big Bear Museum, the Big Bear Lake Preforming Arts Center, local marina discounts at Pleasure Point and our three ski resorts. Serving the travel accommodations needs of the sports team market and the entire youth and adult sports community: Baseball team travel, Softball Teams, Basketball Teams, Cheer Teams, Running Clubs. Golden Bear Cottages is your best place for Big Bear's big group cabin lodging and accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California.
Track Clubs love to run at 7000 foot elevation in Big Bear Lake, California. Providing the best altitude fitness. Located in the mountains of western Big Bear Lake ... Our largest cabin, a seven bedroom guest lodge sleeps up to 24 guests, our 5 bedroom sleeps up to 18, our newly remodeled 4 bedroom has 4 fireplaces and sleeps up to 15, our various 3 bedroom cottages sleep up to 11, we have many 2 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 and our one bedroom cottages sleep up to 6 people. When we have larger retreats and team running camps for larger church and youth groups, they use some or all of our other 27 big cabins right here on our five acre resort at Golden Bear Cottages that accommodates over 200 guests for large group retreats in Big Bear Lake's biggest group cabins.