Big Bear Events

Oktoberfest Big Bear Lake CA

Friday Nights in the Village
September 17, 2010 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts fair, live music and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

Event Website: Village
Google Map: Big Bear Lake Village

Cooking Demonstrations
Saturday, 09/18/2010
10:30 am – 11:00 am

The Copper Q provides a totally unique shopping and entertainment experience. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, join us for cooking techniques and demonstrations. FREE! Thursdays and Fridays at 12 noon and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (909) 522-TheQ

Event Website: Copper Q
Google Map: CopperQ

40th Annual Oktoberfest
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 18 through October 30 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Book your ticket online for $1.00 OFF! For more information call 909-585-3000 or visit

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Hot Dawgs and Hand Rails
Bear Mountain esort Presents Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort Saturday September 18th, 2010 from 2pm til dark. The Pro Invitational Rail Jam offers up $15,000 in cash prizes. Admission for public is FREE! We’ll have a full bar (21 & up), music, vendor booth city, pro autograph signings, games, giveaways and of course weenie roasting. For more information (909)585-2519 or

Google Map: Bear Mountain

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
This year’s Big Bear Lake International Film Festival will take place on September 16-19th at the PAC and Village Theatres. More details to be announced in early 2010. The BBLIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the emerging talent of screenwriters and independent filmmakers within the idyllic setting of Big Bear Lake. Our goal is to nurture a festival, which is highly creative, filmmaker friendly and which provides an educational experience for those people interested in all aspects of the film industry. For all details please visit or call (909) 866-3433.

Google Map: Performing Arts Center

Aaron’s Fall Big Bass Tournament
Aaron’s Fall Big Bear Lake Big Bass Tournament, sponsored by Holloway’s Marina and Big Bear Cool Cabins. 90% of entry fee goes towards cash prizes, 10% of entry fee goes to Bass stocking in Big Bear Lake. All Bass stocked are 3 lbs and up. $200 per two person team, plus $25 to enter into the “Big Fish prize”. Weigh in at Holloway’s Marina. For more information, rules and regulations call Big Bear Charter Fishing (909) 866-2240 or (800) 475-3166

Farmer’s Market every Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Fresh farm produce, sterling silver jewelry, tacos and burritos.

Google Map: Farmer’s Market

National Forest Weekly Events

Event Website: Big Bear Lake Discovery Center
Google Map: Big Bear Lake Discovery Center

Kayak Tour

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Reservations required, for more information visit our tour page.
Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 & up.

Gold Panning

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come learn how to pan for gold! Children will learn the process of gold panning, using real panning equipment. The “gold” is pyrite, and children can take home their findings along with an informational handout and a certificate!
Fee: $3

Map & Compass

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

You won’t get lost in the woods with these skills! You will have the opportunity to walk a course to test the skills you have learned.
FREE ~ Donations appreciated.

Kayak Tour

12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Reservations required, for more information visit our tour page.
Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 & up.

Nature Walks

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Free 30-minute guided walks.

High Flying Rockets

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Get a chance to build your own rocket from recycled materials then see how high it flies. Class limited to 12, sign-up at the front desk.
FREE ~ Donations appreciated.

Nature Walks

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Free 30-minute guided walks.

Kayak Tour

3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Reservations required, for more information visit our tour page.
Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 & up.

Campfire Talks

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Big Bear Discovery Center is committed to providing educational and entertaining evening programs to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest. Sponsored by California Land Management.
Fee: $5, children 5 & under and Serrano campers Free! Start times vary between 7pm & 8pm, call for details.

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