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Groups and Events Calendar
Posted: 16-Jun-18
Local event calendar and highway information for lodging guests, groups and all mountain travelers.
Family friendly places to stay with your pet in Big Bear Lake California. Year-round AAA approved resort
and cabin facilities
designed to accommodate & provide amenities and activities for groups of 20 to 200
in the heart of scenic Big Bear Lake. GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES RESORT OFFERS AAA APPROVED PRIVATE
CABIN LODGING JUST A BLOCK FROM THE LAKE AND RIGHT BETWEEN ALL THREE MAJOR SKI RESORTS.

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"The Mountains Are Calling and you must go"; John Muir

Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series On Sale!

Join us all summer long! Season passes starting at $148




Happy Fathers Day!
Forget the necktie, forget the coffee mug,
this Father's Day tell your Dad to go take
a hike! Seriously, go take a hike in Big Bear.
On Father's Day Weekend you can go boating
on the lake, hook some fish together, ride
mountain bikes and hike your favorite trails.
BBQ's, sunshine and fresh mountain air are
all you need to make this the best Father's
Day gift ever.

Dads & Grads at Bear Valley Farms -
June 17
Celebrate your favorite Dads & Grads at the
30-acre Bear Valley Farms from 11 am - 2 pm.
Enjoy good old-fashioned farm fun with hay and
pony rides, petting zoo, and games. $20 per
person includes an amazing BBQ lunch
(chicken, ribs, corn, beans, salad, more),
and cash bar available. Purchase tickets in
advance at BVFDadsGrads. For more information visit
 BearValleyFarms.com or call (909) 547-5424.


Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off - July 14
2018 Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off returns Saturday,
July 14, with a new energy, look and lots of chili for
tasting and voting this year's People's Choice Award. 
Over 40 cooks will also compete in red/green/salsa
categories to win $4,000 prize purse. Free admission,
gates open 11am; Bartlett Events area in the Village.
Beer/wine/cocktail garden, food and artisan vendors,
and Kids Zone play area; fun for all ages. Space
available for Cooking Teams; register BigBear.com.



 


Big Bear Speedway - Get Your Race On!
Kart racing revs up for the summer at Big Bear
Speedway. Take the wheel of a SODI RT8 Kart
and compete against the clock, while reaching
speeds of up to 30 mph! SODI RT8 Karts, which
look like miniature Formula 1 racecars, have
innovative technology designed to handle twists
and turns with pinpoint precision. Big Bear
Speedway's open-air racetrack is a 1/5-mile long
Grand Prix-style course with hairpin turns and s-curves.
Visit BigBearSpeedway.com or call 909-585-0075.
 

 
 
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Big Bear Mountain Resort is Southern California's 
home for cool summer fun
Beat the heat and come experience alpine good times all summer long.

 
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Summit Bike Park - NOW OPEN
As the premier MTB destination in Southern
California, Snow Summit has a diverse mix of
trails and terrain for riders of all ages and ability
levels, including a gravity fed park with lift-served
access to six trails and a Skill Builder Park with
pump tracks, jump line, and pro line. Riders can
also explore 60+ miles of cross-country trails that
are directly accessible from the Summit base and
mountaintop areas.



 
Save 20% on Scenic Sky Chair & Bike Park Lift Tickets...

 
Summer is here and the lifts are open. Save big on Scenic Sky Chair and Bike Park tickets when you purchase at least 72 hrs in advance.
 
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June 15, 2018 Visit our local NWS office at: 
ENSO-neutral to continue through the Northern Hemisphere 
summer 2018, with El Niño most likely thereafter (2018-19). 
The forecaster consensus favors the onset 
of El Niño during the Northern Hemisphere fall, which then 
continues through winter. 
This means more rain for the Southwestern United States 
which includes snow for the mountains of Southern California

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Fishing Tournaments and Derbies

  • May 18-20 - Big Bear Lake Spring Fishing Festival - Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • June 9-10 - Fishin' for $50k - Big Bear Visitor's Bureau
  • June 16-17 - 15th Annual Big Bear Lake Carp Round-Up - Big Bear Municipal Water District
  • June 22-24 - Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series - Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • June 27-29 - Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series - Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • August 17-19-Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series-Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • September 14-16-Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series-Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • October 6-7-Big Bear TroutFest-Western Outdoor News

Types of Fish

Rainbow trout is the most popular species of fish found in Big Bear Lake, as its depths 
allow rainbow trout to thrive, even in the heat of summer. Summertime also brings other 
species to the lake like largemouth bass, channel catfish, and a variety of panfish, which 
make great fishing for younger anglers.



Big Bear Mountain Resorts - Southern California's only year-round destination for 
cool high-altitude adventure. 
#check out everything going on and get ready for SUMMER mountain fun.

SUMMER 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE FOR BIG BEAR LAKE

JUNE 1/2 Buckcherry - LIVE The Cave 2 Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #1 Snow Summit 2 Outdoor Adventure Days in the Village - FREE ECO TOURS! The Village

JUNE 9/10 Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby Big Bear Visitors Center 9 Summer Wine Walk The Village 15/16 15th Annual Carp Round-Up Big Bear Municipal Water District 16 22nd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run Meadows Edge Picnic Area

JUNE 16 Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 1 Snow Summit 16 Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Rango Snow Summit 16 Puddle of Mudd - LIVE The Cave

JUNE 22-25 Annual Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders Big Bear Convention Center 22/24 Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Holloway's Marina 23/24 Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #2 Snow Summit 23 6th Annual Big Bear Triathlon Veteran's Park 30 Art on the Corner The Village

JUNE 30/ JULY 1 Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 2 Snow Summit JULY 1 Art on the Corner The Village 1 Sirius XM Summerland Tour w/ Everclear, Marcy Playground & Local H The Cave 2 Ted Nugent LIVE The Cave

JULY 4 Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Big Bear Lake 4 Independence Day Fair Big Bear Lake Convention Center 4 Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July BBQ Marina Resort 4 Above The Boom - 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 8,200 Feet! Snow Summit

JULY 6/7 Pancho Sanchez LIVE The Cave 7 Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series #3 Snow Summit 7 Music in the Mountains #1 "Led Zepagain" (Led Zeppelin Tribute) Big Bear Discovery Center 7 Movies in the Meadow: Wonder Woman Snow Summit

JULY 14-16 Big Bear Chili Cook-Off The Village , The 16th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour Eminger's Nursery

JULY 21/22 Big Bear Renaissance Faire Fawnskin . Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Fine Arts Festival The Village 21 Music in the Mountains #2 The Garth Guy (Garth Brooks Tribute) Big Bear Discovery Center 21 Movies in the Meadow: Coco Snow Summit

JULY 27-29 Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Pleasure Point Marina 28/29 Big Bear Renaissance Faire Fawnskin 28/29 "Craft and Cranks" Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing Snow Summit 28/29 Outdoor Adventure Days - FREE ECO TOURS! Big Bear Discovery Center 28 7th Annual "Spirits of the West" Brewfest and Celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy Big Bear Convention Center 28

AUGUST 4-9 - Big Bear Cycling Festival Big Bear Lake AUGUST 4 8th Annual Tour de Big Bear The Village 4 Music in the Mountains #3 "DSB" (Journey Tribute) with "Live from Earth" (Pat Benatar Tribute) Big Bear Discovery Center 4 Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: WALL-E Snow Summit 4/5 Big Bear Renaissance Faire Fawnskin 5 Big Bear SPNDX Stampede The Village 9 Kodiak Kids Trail Run #3 Snow Summit

AUGUST 10-12  29th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run The Village 11/12 Big Bear Renaissance Faire Fawnskin 11 2nd Annual Ryan Hall's "Conquer the Wall" Snow Summit 11 Movies in the Meadow: A Wrinkle in Time Snow Summit

AUGUST 17-19 The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon The Village 17/19 Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Captain John's Marina 18 Music in the Mountains #4 Mirage (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) & Petty and the Heartshakers Big Bear Discovery Center

AUGUST 23  Kodiak Kids Trail Run #4 Snow Summit

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 1-4  9th Annual "Cool Run in the Mountains" Car Show Big Bear Convention Center



Horseback riding at Bear Valley Farms
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Have the trail map and other features with you on your hike.
Come cool off at 8,200 feet with access to an extensive network of Forest Service trails, 
and two on-site trails at Snow Summit: Mountain Top Loop and Log Chute Trail.


Hiking with dogs provides health benefits to both the pets and the owners, as well as deepening their bond through shared experiences. We've got you and Fido covered with dog friendly hikes in Big Bear
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Check out our Big Bear Info Page and find out the
Best places to stay during your visit to Big Bear Lake 

See cool Big Bear Weather report below.
We hope to see you in Big Bear Lake soon 


 


We got over 69" of snow this season. Great for the trees and the lake too!
Travelers to Big Bear Lake are booking HOLIDAY and winter dates now.Secure the right size holiday vacation rental today, and have the perfect 

Stay updated on road conditions before heading up.
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Mountain Lake Escape 
For best rates on lodging accommodations book direct through goldenbear.net.

& GROUP RETREAT LODGING JUST ONE BLOCK FROM BIG BEAR LAKE. 

SPRING is already here, there's still time to make outdoor reservations for camping
in Big Bear Lake National Forest Service camp grounds that book up in advance.
Big Bear campgrounds April 1 to November 30! Both tent camping or RV camping.
Big Bear's mild Summer temperatures make it a perfect escape for all ages of campers.
Start planing your camping getaway by visiting: this campground reservation site

Big Bear Lake 2018 Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall Events





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Trails are open and we are here with the best deals on Lodging

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 Golden Bear Cottages offers our guests a propane fired group fire pit by reservation.


 Big Bear Lake welcomes our guests and groups with open arms.
AAA approved cabins in Big Bear Lake at Golden Bear Cottages family resort...
We accommodate groups from 20 to 200 guests. Take a Big Bear lake bus tour and be our guest. Fascinating surroundings and colorful history of Big Bear Lake, California. Make your group's destination Big Bear for fun all year. Top AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear Lake
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If you're looking for a close getaway to a different world
this WINTER and SPRING, here are some traveler tips...



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ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Head up to cool Big Bear where the lake is filled with fun activities
and the forest is perfect for learning about nature through the forest on one of our many trails.
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4 SEASON RESORT - BIG BEAR SETS THE STAGE
The natural alpine scenery that surrounds cool 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. Summer 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 46 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.


FILM FESTIVALS

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.

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TAKE IT OUTSIDE

It only makes sense to kick off the summer months with a cool 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 as
Team 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 series challenges
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 c
ommunity 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.


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.



Snow Valley Mountain Resort is building Southern California's 1st and ONLY 
High Speed, 6 Passenger, Detachable Lift which will open in December for 
the 2017/2018 Winter Season.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, photos, and video 
of the All New Snow Valley Express!

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Construction of the Snow Valley Express is now complete! 



The new addition to Snow Valley will be SoCal's 1st and only 
High-Speed 6 Passenger Detachable Lift, which can transport 
2,600 people per hour. Guests can expect to travel over 3/4 of 
a mile in approximately 4.6 minutes.

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Big Bear's Lake favorite family style cabins and group lodging vacation spot: world famous 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  
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Golden Bear Cottages is the only lodging resort to offer Tempur-Pedic queen beds.


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