Groups and Events Calendar Posted:16-Jun-18 Big Bear Lake is loaded with recreation, activities and group events all year round, things to do. Best places to stay for big cabins, AAA approved, cabin lodging and mountain news. 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 a year in advance. Returning group events usually book a year in advance to reserve their specific dates for AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear. #bigbear
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
Trails are open and we are here with the best deals on Lodging
Check Big Bear Weather report below 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
Big Bear bus schedule, Big Bear trolley and shuttle information. http://mountaintransit.org/big-bear-routes-and-schedules/big-bear-route-1/
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.
AAA approved family and big group cabins and resort close to Big Bear Lake, California
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.
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 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 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 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.
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FORECAST FROM GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES FOR SOUTHWESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE
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 http://goldenbear.net/big-bear-big-cabins_for-rent
Golden Bear Cottages is the only lodging resort to offer Tempur-Pedic queen beds.