If you happen to find yourself in Big Bear when October rolls around, you’ll want to make time for one of the most fun events in town. Bear Valley Farms transforms into Haunted Bear Valley Farms in the spirit of the season and is a family-fun activity you won’t want to miss out on while you’re here!

Halloween Fun for All

Located at 1601 E. Big Bear Boulevard, Haunted Bear Valley Farms is a quick 15-minute drive from downtown and provides visitors with a seasonal experience that’s as thrilling as it is fun. Parking is free when you arrive and those that are excited about the Big Bear haunted hayride, corn mazes and more are sure to be pleased with the options that await.

Get ready to encounter creatures of all kinds as the staff at Bear Valley Farms come prepared in costume when this destination takes a Halloween turn. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed their Halloween best as well but be sure to wear comfortable shoes as Haunted Bear Valley Farms includes a trek through a haunted house where everything spooky and scary resides. Hayrides last about 30 minutes and come with a few pop-up surprises of their own. Families with small children that might not be as keen on participating in the scary Big Bear haunted hayride fun will want to be sure to catch the 7:00 pm hayride at the latest. Those looking for a more intense scare will be fine on any of the rides that happen under the stars. This 30-acre farm is sure to be fun for the entire family when you stop by for some haunted Halloween excitement this year!

Book a Big Bear Getaway

With so many reasons to visit Big Bear, California there’s no reason to wait when you’re inspired to visit. Book a beautiful vacation rental cabin with the comforts of home and extras you crave when you partner with Big Bear Vacations during your stay. Contact us today for more information on our options and to start planning!

The Cave, located at 40789 Village Drive in Big Bear Lake, California has long been a hub of musical inspiration for those with a heart that beats for the rhythm of all types. This musical venue regularly hosts an impressive lineup of performers from big-name labels to up and coming stars. On March 2, 2019, fans of Queen will want to make sure they have a ticket in hand for the hottest event of the year. Queen Nation is geared up to perform their tribute performance to the band that changed the scene of music entirely beginning at 6:30 pm.

Tickets and Logistics

Tickets to the event are available online through Ticket Master or at The Cave box office with prices ranging from $15 to $35 plus fees depending on seating and time of purchase. While Stun Grenade gets the night started, the main event is bound to be sensational. When it comes to iconic bands, Queen and frontman Freddie Mercury often lead the way in the minds and hearts of adoring fans across the globe. Comprised of an energetic, charismatic and talented showman, Queen packed stadiums full in the name of music. In the name of this lasting legacy, Queen Nation was formed in 2004.

Queen Nation

This Queen tribute band performs 90-minute sets at musical venues across the nation that cover all of Queen’s most adored musical hits. Formed in the name of keeping the energy, love and musical genius of Queen alive and well on stage, Queen Nation travels the country indulging fans in a continued passion for this infamous band. Music lovers will be enthralled with Queen Nation’s attention to musical detail and find themselves swept away on notes they fell in love with long ago.

The Extras

Once you arrive at The Cave, guests can enjoy the convenience of a full-service bar while enjoying the performance. If you’re interested in booking a table, reservations can be made online prior to March 2nd. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the opening act will take the stage at 7:30 pm. Guests will experience Queen Nation starting at 9:00 pm.

A Big Bear Musical Journey

When you’re in town to enjoy Queen Nation, make sure you’re booked into a vacation rental that keeps you close to the music you love. The team at Big Bear Vacations is here to help you book the ultimate vacation property that provides the comfort you need and the luxury you deserve. Contact us today for more detail on how to get started. Big Bear California beckons to travels looking for a destination with the entertainment, landscape and outdoor activities that make for an incredible getaway. While this location is ideal for planning a trip year-round when March rolls in and St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, there’s nowhere you’d rather be than Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon at 42900 W. Big Bear Boulevard. Hosting the area’s premier St. Patrick’s Day pre-party, Wyatt’s welcomes locals and visitors alike in the name of all that is Irish.

Celebrate in Irish Style

March 16, 2019, Wyatt’s opens its doors beginning at 5:00 pm for what is bound to be the event of the season. This family-friendly event is perfect when you’re traveling with the entire gang in tow, but just as fun for those solo participants looking to mix and mingle with locals. Guests 14 and under are free while general admission is $5.00. Are you from Big Bear with the ID to prove it? Enjoy $3.00 local admission to all the festivities. All who enter receive a token for the wishing well, so come prepared for some good luck.

Exciting Entertainment

Kids will enjoy a variety of on-site games, arts, and crafts as well as a bouncy house for taking the night to new heights! When the clock hits 7:00 pm, musical entertainment takes to the stage with a spotlight on artists such as Kris Colt and the Black Rose Band. Throughout the night, guests will enjoy several contests that keep the level of Irish competition high with faceoffs in the categories of Best Irish Jig as well as Who Wore It Best: Green Clothing Edition. When all that competition has got you hungry for something rich, dive into Irish favorites like corned beef and cabbage then make sure to wash it all down by taking advantage of Irish label beverage specials. Guests are invited to stay and celebrate but those who are ready to hit the hay can utilize the complimentary take-home service that starts at 8:00 pm.

A Sensational St. Patrick’s Getaway

A pre-party evening spent at Wyatt’s is a night before St. Patrick’s well-spent. When the festivities are done, tuck in for the night at comfortable, convenient and luxurious vacation rental booked with Big Bear Vacations. We’ll keep you close to the party while providing the privacy and home away from home levels of comfort you crave. Contact us today to start planning! Big Bear, California has always been a haven of outdoor activity, scenic views and rugged trails that beckon to the athletically inclined. Between the lush landscapes, dynamic mountain peaks and waterways, it’s not hard to see why Big Bear is an ideal destination for those who love to push physical limits in the great outdoors. When it comes to physical skill, nothing tests athleticism more than a Spartan race and Big Bear is no exception to the competitive rule. Athletes looking to participate in a race that pushes and exceeds all expectations will want to be sure to sign up for the Spartan Race at Big Bear Summit in May of 2019.

Exceptional Racing

May 18th and 19th mark the athletic event of the season. Participants will be asked to get out on a demanding course and prove just what they’re made of. Referred to as the Spartan Beast, this course takes participants over 13-miles and up, around and through nearly 30-obstacles before reaching the finish line. Hilly terrain and challenging designs make this one of the most anticipated athletic activities of the year. Sign up for the men, women or by-age category for a chance to set new records and reach new physical heights. Registration for elite men and women’s categories start at $194.99 with options to register for an afternoon course attempt starting at $154.99.

Spartan Sprint

This two-day event also includes a Spartan sprint which is open to male and female athletes of all abilities. Participants in the sprint will travel over 3-miles and make their way through 20 obstacles on what many consider the ultimate training ground for future Spartan Beast runs. The race begins at 880 Summit Boulevard with Elite racer registration beginning at $154.99 and afternoon runs starting at $109.99.

Kids Races

The future generation of Spartan racers starts with kids and this event hosts plenty of opportunities for young athletes to test their skills. Races span anywhere from .5-miles to 2-miles in distance with options to participate in obstacle specialist trainings once the competition comes to a close. Kids can choose to participate in a single race or combine them for a true Spartan experience!

Race and Stay to Enjoy

A Spartan race is an exciting way to experience Big Bear, but when you’re here, make sure you’re booked into a vacation rental that provides a place where you can rest up in comfort and style. Big Bear Vacations provides guests with a wide variety of property options as well as customized stays. Contact us today to start planning! Big Bear Lake is a sunny and warm destination when the summer months rolls in, but that doesn’t keep visitors from diving in during the winter months as well. March 2, 2019, Big Bear Lake will welcome guests from near and far in the name of a Polar Plunge that’s held for a great cause. Participants will face the chilly waters in the name of raising funds for the Special Olympics. When the temperatures dip, the Polar Plunge is in full swing at Big Bear Lake.

Plunge and Play

Polar Plunge participants are invited to come to the event dressed in their most amusing costumes as they race towards the lake in the name of meaningful donations. General participation admission is $50.00 however, those that raise upwards of $50.00 jump into the cold waters at no cost. Non-participants are invited to attend for a fee of $10.00. Options to come and watch while supporting a plunger are always available. Online registration for the event is the easiest route towards getting signed up with same-day registration always available, but a pre-registration party is held annually at The Cave on March 1, 2019, from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm for those looking to avoid same-day lines. Beyond the icy waters, participants will have tons of fun activities to choose from in celebration of their chilly feat in the name of a great cause. Once you’ve jumped, be sure to warm up in one of the many hot tubs on-site before making your way to the BBQ lunch. All day raffles, live musical performances and a rock wall for putting further athletic skills to the test make this a fun-filled day for the entire family! When thirst strikes, soda, beer, and wine are all readily available for participants and guest to purchase throughout the day.

Participate with Style

There are no rules for how participants enter the water, only that they do! Feel free to run, walk, dance or jump in at will with every dollar paid towards this event going towards the Special Olympics. Come with a team of friends or dive independently at the 2019 Polar Plunge at Big Bear Lake.

Stay Awhile

When you’re in town for the Polar Plunge, extend your stay by letting the team at Big Bear Vacations book you a comfortable, cozy and above all, warm vacation rental to enjoy! We’ll help you find a lakeside residence that matches your style and makes for an unforgettable home away from home. Contact us today to begin planning your Polar Plunge getaway. California has a way of bringing beauty to mind. When you envision a trip to this westernmost state, it’s easy to imagine loads of sunshine, pricey vehicles swerving along chic boulevards and endless coastline waiting to be surfed. While swanky Southern California most definitely has its perks, there’s much more to this area waiting to be explored! When you’re looking for a destination that brings big fun, scenic beauty, rugged landscapes, and pristine waterways, look no further than Big Bear Lake, California. While you’ll indulge in the beauty, you won’t break the bank. Get ready to get out and make the most of a Big Bear vacation without having to spend much to have an amazing time.

Big Bear Historical Museum

When you’re searching for a wonderful low, cost way to explore and understand this vibrant and rich area, be sure to add the Big Bear Historical Museum to your itinerary. This is a great afternoon stop for an immersive and engaging experience. Stop by for a chance to gain an understanding of the cowboys, gold mining rush, Serrano Indians, cattle ranching and farming that made up the past which led to present day Big Bear. The San Bernardino Mountains have long been a place where stories unfold, and this museum has perfected the art of preserving the past for the sake of the future.

Pine Knot Trail

Getting out and onto the many trails in Big Bear is a great way to capture the essence of this location while communing with nature. Pine Knot Trail is a top-rated destination for those hiking with friends and family. With a trailhead at Mill Creek Road, Pine Knot Trail covers just over 3-miles of land and provides scenic opportunities to view trees, foliage, wildlife and more! If you circle back to your starting point at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area, you’ll find several picnic tables perfect for enjoying lunch in the open-air.

Nottingham’s Restaurant

When you’ve worked up an appetite in the museums and on the trails, head over to Nottinghams Restaurant and Tavern for a well-priced, extra flavorful meal you’re sure to enjoy. Enjoy a rustic ambiance in this wood-façade locale that serves up everything from steak to hamburgers and seafood with Southern California flair. Grab a comfy booth or select an outdoor patio table to enjoy your dinner. This restaurant often hosts live musical performances, making a meal that much sweeter.

Bask in Big Bear

You don’t have to bend your budget to make a trip to Big Bear memorable. When you’re here, let the team at Big Bear Vacations book your ideal rental home that matches your taste, style and pocket book. Contact us today to begin planning! Visitors to Big Bear Lake, California come for the sun, lakeside view, beautiful landscape and opportunity to get close to nature. However, movie buffs also find a place to pursue their passion when they head towards Big Bear. Snow Summit is known for its year-round showings that provide a family-friendly atmosphere in one of California’s most beautiful destinations to enjoy an open-air film. An amazing event that’s perfect for getting together with friends or making the most of family time, Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit is sure to please.

March Movies

The Movies in the Meadow Series will be hosting a showing of Turbo March 2, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm. As with all movie showings in the Movies in the Meadow Series, admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and are encouraged to arrive early as this event tends to be well-attended and seating is first-come first serve. Outside food and drinks are not allowed on the Snow Summit base premises but not to worry, concessions are ready and waiting for purchase at nearby Bighorn Smokehouse.

Big Screen Style

Throughout the year, Movies in the Meadow provides guests with opportunities to view a variety of family-friendly films on the outdoor big screen. Just because it’s an open-air experience doesn’t mean you have to leave the theater luxury behind. Those who attend these film screenings will enjoy the added benefit of twinkling outdoor bistro lights strung across the viewing grounds in combination with several outdoor firepits and surrounding stone enclosures that keep viewers cozy and warm. Kids will enjoy spending time with friends before the film begins and adults will find this series a wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with other film enthusiasts before spending quality time with those you love most. There’s nothing like an outdoor movie to make memories that last a lifetime when you’re in Big Bear.

A Stay for All Seasons

No matter when you head to Big Bear to catch an outdoor film, be sure to book your vacation rental with the experts at Big Bear Vacations. Our team is here to help you land a property that keeps you cozy and comfortable for your entire stay. When you’re looking for a bit more, let us know. We are well-versed in customizing properties to fit taste and style and have an impressive property portfolio to match any and every request. Contact us today to start planning!

Spending time in Big Bear Lake, California is always fun, but when you’re here for Memorial Day weekend and enjoy getting out and pushing your athletic limits, you’ll want to be sure to sign up for the Memorial Day Weekend 5k or 10K option at Meadow Park. This scenic lakeside route is sure to please the eye and push runners to their physical limits as they make their way towards the finish line on May 26th.


Register and Relish the Race

Open to runners of all ages and abilities, the Memorial Day Weekend 5k or 10k race options are a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday while staying active alongside friends and family. You don’t have to be a world-class athlete to make the most of this outdoor opportunity. Distance runners will thrive on the 10K route while joggers, walkers, and younger children will enjoy a more personalized pace competing in the 5K.

Meadow Park sprawls over 16-acres of breathtaking land at 41220 Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake and provides all of the lush landscape runners have come to look for in optimal racing. Those who have come to support a runner without participating directly will enjoy the multitude of picnic tables, playgrounds, ball fields and sporting courts available to spend a sunny afternoon outdoors. There’s even a designated area for horseshoe tossing when you’re in the mood for some off the beaten path competition without having to cover miles of ground on foot.

As runners take off, they will be able to enjoy lake views at their side while mountains, hills and towering trees complete the scenery. While registration is available the day of the race, participants are encouraged to register earlier online in order to pick up packets and get ready for the big day alongside their fellow competitors. The lakeside route of this fun-filled race makes it popular with athletes from near and far. Come for the competition and stay to enjoy the beauty of Meadow Park when the race is done.


A Race to Remember

When you’re here to race over Memorial Day weekend, eliminate accommodation stress by letting the professionals at Big Bear Vacations book you into a beautiful and conveniently located vacation home. We’ll make sure your home away from home comes with the amenities you deserve and the luxurious extras you’ll crave after crossing the finish line. Many of our homes are pet-friendly when you’re traveling with canine companions. Contact us today to start planning your next trip to Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake, California is a captivating and scenic destination that provides the best of the great outdoors as well as challenging and thrilling adventures. While adults love Big Bear for its endless activities, kids can have just as amazing of an experience in this southern California destination. Participating in a Kodiak Kids Trail Run is a wonderful way for children to immerse themselves in what it takes to master athletic skills in nature and learn some valuable lessons along the way.

Race Logistics and Registration

Starting May 17th, the fourth annual Kodiak Kids Trail Runs will begin. Follow up races are open to participants on May 31st, August 9th, and August 31st. Races begin at 4 pm and follow either 1.5 or 3-mile loops at Woodland Trail and Snow Ski Summit. Registration is available online or race day in person with a fee of $10 required to run. T-shirts are available to athletes for an additional $10. Snow Ski Summit is located at 880 Summit Boulevard at Big Bear Lake while racers that are participating in the Woodland Trail runs will meet at 41948 N. Shore Drive in Big Bear.

Outdoor Adventure with a Bigger Purpose

Kids that participate in a Kodiak Kids Trail Run get to experience the process of both setting and reaching goals from start to finish. While Kodiak Kids trail runs were initially designed to keep children active during the summer months, the purpose quickly extended into overall life skills. Today, participants are encouraged to think about what trail running requires, consider how to overcome obstacles when the going gets tough and ultimately find a path to secure self-esteem. Participants run according to gender and age with many first-time runners returning year after year once that initial finish line is crossed. Organizers design trails and running routes to be fun in the hopes of inspiring children to become lifelong lovers of getting out and staying active in the world.

Run and Relax in Big Bear

Once the kids have crossed the finish line, return to a vacation rental home that provides the relaxation you need to take on the rest of your Big Bear adventure. Big Bear Vacations is your ultimate partner in the vacation property search. Our team is here to help you find a place that fits your taste and style. We’ll take care of the details so you can focus on the big race. Contact us today to start planning your next trip to Big Bear! The beautiful lakes and waterways that make up the Big Bear, California region provide the perfect place for anglers to get out and cast a line. Teeming with a variety of trout, Big Bear Lake has long been an oasis for those looking for a place to get away and get into their favorite sport or hobby. The Big Bear Lake Fishing Association has long been renowned as a primary resource when it comes to Southern California’s Alpine lake fishing scene and in 2019, the association is hosting 5 tournaments that will inevitably beckon to anglers from near and far. While the summer tournaments are bound to please, May 18-20th will be dedicated to the much-loved spring fishing festival at Pine Knot Marina.

Festival and Tournament Details

The Big Bear Lake Fishing Association Fishing Festival at Pine Knot Marina is a great way to kick off the spring season and an event that provides tons of family-friendly fun. This three-day celebration of angling provides opportunities for fishing enthusiasts of all ages to get out on the water and test out their skills. Participants are registered according to age with 18 and up being considered an adult participant. Anglers can pick a single species to fish or a combination to increase their chances of reeling in the biggest fish of them all! Weigh-ins occur at the end of each tournament day with prizes being awarded based on length and weight.

Fun Beyond Fishing

Day one of the festival and tournament play host to a vendor show where guests can browse some of the most innovative products on the market. A fishing club booth dedicated to young anglers ensures that those learning to fish have the tools, guidance, and gear necessary to be successful on the water. Family members who are at the festival to support fellow anglers will want to take advantage of discounts on paddlewheel boat tours that travel the lake when competition isn’t happening. With food, drinks and fun everywhere you look, the fishing festival at Pine Knot Marina is sure to please everyone in the family. Pine Knot Marina is conveniently located at 439 Point Knot Avenue for those looking to participate in the event.

Cast a Line and Stay to Enjoy Big Bear

We know anglers love to be out on the water, but when it’s time to come ashore, make sure you’ve booked a beautiful vacation home with Big Bear Vacations. Our team will make sure you have a place to call your own that comes with all the comforts and convenience you deserve. Contact us today to start planning your getaway.
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