What’s going on in Big Bear this weekend?

Ahh, the fresh air! Big Bear is such an beautiful place, filled with some amazing people and delicious food. With amazing restaurants, live music, and all kinds of activities, the entire town is packed with all kinds of things to do! Here is a list of some events that is put on by locals and the City of Big Bear. No matter what you’re looking for in your visit, Big Bear has something going on for you. Looking to go swimming and fishing in the lake? Interested in a foot or bike race? Want to watch a movie in the beautiful meadows of our mountains? We have it all happening right here this weekend.


First things first… Eat some Food!

The Bone Yard Bar and GrillThe newest restaurant in The Big Bear Lake Village, The Bone Yard Bar and Grill, has some delicious BBQ selections. Each dish is prepared with great care and made with high quality ingredients. With over 40 beers on tap, The Bone Yard has Big Bear’s largest selection of the best beers from all over the world. The location is smack dab in the center of the downtown area, where all of the activity is happening around you! So wherever you’re headed, The Bone Yard is a perfect place to begin your journey. Here is what someone had to say!

“Stopped by for lunch yesterday and decided to sit at the bar. The bartenderswere very friendly and engaging. While I love my Guinness, I was impressed with the plethora of pour options from their tap. My wife ordered the pulled pork and I had the four bone beef ribs. Kudos on both plates! The flavors were amazing! We’ll be back for sure!” – Bob Cisneros


Want to see a Epic Concert?

The Cave is a high caliber concert venue that also lies in the center of it all in our beloved downtown area of The Big Bear Lake Village. There are concerts every weekend of all types, and this weekend is very special because we are having two legendary bands performing live!

Al Jardine – Surf Rock Legend

Al Jardine at The Cave

Al Jardine at The Cave

Al Jardine, a founding member of The Beach Boys, will be performing on Friday, June 15th. He will be debuting his solo release of “A Postcard from California”, with his very own son at his side! In an intimate acoustic setting Including rare images and video, Mr. Jardine takes us back into a history so improbable that it must have been meant to be!  From meeting Elvis Presley to making “Pet Sounds”, here are the songs, stories and harmonies that moved generations in one unforgettable evening.

Al is performing at The Cave and is joined by his son Matt Jardine, known for his breathtaking falsettos on Brian Wilson’s most recent Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour, as well as Jeff Alan Ross, former member of the legendary Apple Records band Badfinger and musical director for Grammy award winning producer Peter Asher. Time permitting, Al also meets fans after the show at his merch booth, which includes his solo CD A Postcard from California along with his childrens book Sloop John B: A Pirate’s Tale.


Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd at The Cave

Puddle of Mudd at The Cave

Puddle Of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri. The band has sold over 7 million albums and has a string of No.1 mainstream rock singles in the US. Their major label debut ‘Come Clean’ has sold over five million copies. Ask Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin about the writing and recording of the album Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, and he responds with the same spirit of carefree wanderlust that defines his band: “It’s all easy peezy, dude, no big deal at all…”

Not to him, maybe. Wes Scantlin is custom-made for the new millennium, a rock star without the pretense, and a frontman whose spontaneity propels his offstage personality as much as it does his onstage delivery. “Wes is constantly adjusting to the vibe in the room, throwing his flavor in there and constantly trying to make people laugh,” explains bassist Doug Ardito. “He doesn’t do the David Lee Roth thing, where he delivers the same lines every night, he’s completely off-the-cuff.”


Events around Big Bear this Weekend

15th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 16, 2018 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

This two-day event is held once a year.  Two-person teams participate to catch as many carp as possible with either a pole or a bow to win cash. Prizes awarded in multiple categories including: 1st-3rd place shoreline team, 1st-3rd place boating team, biggest and smallest fish and more.  Enter a raffle to win a custom hunting bow.

CHECK-IN: Saturday starts 5:00 AM. All hunters must check-in

HUNTING TIMES:Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM ‘

AWARDS: Sunday, starts at 3:00 PM . Cash Prizes!!!

Visit website or call 909-866-5796 for more information.

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/


22nd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 16, 2018 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners deep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear, Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake, and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail.  The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances: a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 5 years.

Now in it’s 22nd year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear. Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event. Gary and Pam had decided after 15 years of event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in their life. Team Big Bear now runs the event in their honor

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com


20th Anniversary of the Big Bear Discovery Center Celebration

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will host the 20th Anniversary of the Big Bear Discovery Center on June 16, 2018 from 9am to 4pm at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  

Jun 16, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

20th Anniversary at The Discovery Center

20th Anniversary at The Discovery Center

The Big Bear Discovery Center opened in 1998 due to a combination of efforts between the SCMF (formerly the San Bernardino National Forest Association) and the US Forest Service. Both staff and volunteers have helped over 3 million visitors enjoy the forest and develop a sense of stewardship.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Discovery Center will offer a number of interpretive programs, booths, and educational displays. All of our interpretive programs, such as birdhouse building, gold panning, nature crafts, etc. will be offered for free that day on a limited basis to thank the community and our out of town visitors for their support.

Please call or visit our website, www.mountainsfoundation.org, for program times.

The Vegan Tamale Company will offer a choice of lunch items and beverages. There will also be snacks, beverages, and items for purchase in our Adventure Outpost store.   In addition to booths and programs, Smokey Bear is planning a visit.  The Off-Highway Vehicle education trailer will be in attendance with their “On the Right Trail” RC car program. The Urban Conservation Corps will present their recycling education trailer and a fire engine will also be present.

Beautiful commemorative 20th Anniversary pins with our original bear logo will be available that day on a first-come, first served basis for a small donation.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org



Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 1 – Longest Jump Competition

Jun 16, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join us on Saturday, June 16 the kick off of Summit Series #1 – the Longest Jump Competition.

Other contest dates and categories include:
Series #2 High Air Competition: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Series #3 Pump Track: Saturday, July 7, 2018

How to register: Look for a registration booth at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit to register morning of from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on June 16. Registration is free and open to the public of all ages and levels.

Who can complete? Anyone and everyone.
We’ll be hosting the races in these 4 groups: ·
Ages 12 and under – boys ·
Ages 12 and under – girls ·
Ages 13 and up – men ·
Ages 13 and up – women

What do you win? -2018 Mammoth + Summit Bike Pass
Event schedule:
Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Practice is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Competition is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

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


Saturdays at Bear Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

Jun 16, 2018 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM
Farm Life is the Best Life! Join us on our beautiful 30-acre farm and experience the gorgeous Big Bear outdoors as you enjoy our: Petting Zoo, Pony and Hay Rides, Bounce House, Kids Play Area, Hanging Out on the Farm. Pricing is all-inclusive! Spend your Saturday with an unforgettable experience, getting up close to our animals and spending time on our working farm. Admission is $15.00
Purchase tickets in advance to save time when you arrive!https://bvfsaturdays.eventbrite.com


Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City, CA 92314

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


Wildwood Oak Tasting Event at Barrel 33 in the Village

Jun 16, 2018 | 02:00PM – 05:00PM

Join us for a tasting event hosted by Wildwood Oak Winery! They are located just down the Mountain in Yucaipa, but get their delicious grapes from Lodi!
Appetizers will be available throughout the event, and the tasting event will include a Signature Barrel 33 glass! Admission is $25

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Barrel 33 at 40754 Village Dr Big Bear Lake Ca 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website: www.barrel33bigbear.com


Live Music with Born Country at Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 16, 2018 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

Live Music with Born Country at Wyatts at the Big Bear Convention Center
The Ultimate Southern Rock and Alabama tribute experience!

Please call or visit website for details. FREE admission

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

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


Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Rango

Jun 16, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates for our Movies in the Meadow series and enjoy your favorite movies under the stars for FREE! All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year. Admission is FREE with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Upcoming screenings:
Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Rango
Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Wonder Woman
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  Coco
Saturday, August 4 at 7:45 p.m. WALL-E
Saturday, August 11 at 7:45 p.m. A Wrinkle in Time

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2qjb13s