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Spring in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake Memorial Day weekend is looking to be at the height of Mother Nature's Spring. Yellow Daffodils have come up. Grass is greening and already needing cutting! Ornamentals and Apple Trees are blossoming all over town. The Lilacs have finally put out green leaves. In fact, a few brave Lilacs are already flowering. The Willows are turning green. We're waiting to see the Oaks put out their new pink leaves. By the time Memorial Day arrives, the beauty of Big Bear should be in Nature's full bloom! Daytimes … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake has been having optimum daytime weather compared to triple-digit Southern California. Autumn has arrived. The leaves are changing. The nights are cooling. The celebration starts as soon as you arrive! The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is a real treat for Southern California. A short drive up in the San Bernardino mountains, the "Highest Altitude Oktoberfest in the United States" is an open invitation to a fun time in Big Bear. There are only 4 weekends left! The 42nd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is … [Read more...]

Hot Dawgs and Hand Rails (HDHR)

Snow time in the mountains of Big Bear Lake…almost! Saturday, September 24th, Bear Mountain will open for a unique pre-season party. Forty top jib riders will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes . This eighth annual event will see Nick Visconti return as defending champ. The contest begins at 2:00 PM and goes until dark. Arrive early and watch the staff lay down 110 tons of ice. The unique 2011 features are sponsored by Red Bull. They include a huge wall with a ledge, stairs, down rails, close out rails, and bank … [Read more...]

How Big Bear Lake Spent The Summer Vacation

Labor Day weekend has come and gone and the first hint of fall is in the air. So its a great time to reflect on the summer of 2011 and remind ourselves why we love our mountain paradise. Here's a look back at some of our more popular summer events. Big Bears' summer of 2011 began with the first fishing tournament of the season, the May Trout Classic, with over 400 participants competing for cash and prizes. This years winning fish weighed in at 9.10 pounds and was caught by Jack Storti of Westlake Village. In … [Read more...]

Labor Day Weekend

We are expecting a beautiful weekend in Big Bear, CA. The temperatures will be moderate and sunny, with a possibility of scattered afternoon thundershowers. How will you enjoy yourself? There are several events in the Valley this weekend, beginning with Friday nights in the Village. Enjoy street vendors and live music on the street corners. There’s plenty of shopping and dining throughout the area, along with two movie theaters and a bowling alley. On Saturday night the Big Bear Lake Discovery Center will play host … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Events

Big Bear Lake Antique Car Show Most of the roads leading into this mountain community are known for their steep, tight curves. Highway 18 from Lucerne Valley has notorious hair pins. Driving these mountain roads in an antique car can be both challenging and exciting. The Antique Car Club is expected in Big Bear next month. Their event is from August 12th through the 14th. Located in the Village of Big Bear Lake, the event is not to be missed. We suggest that you park in one of the public parking lots to the south … [Read more...]