Big Bear Lake California
is host to numerous events throughout the year including jazz festivals, car shows, fishing competitions, rodeos, ski and snowboard competitions, and more. The Discovery Center offers ongoing events such as Mining Yesterday & Today tours and Nature Nights, wildflower walks, how-to demonstrations in the forest and bird walks. Below is a list of some of the other special events you may want to plan your vacation around in the Big Bear Lake region:
January - Eagle Tours
Take part in a thrilling adventure, watching the soaring flight of a bald eagle, high in the bright blue winter skies of Big Bear Lake.
February - Grand Tour of the Universe/Star Parties
Take a guided tour of the universe with astronomers while you visit the stars through a telescope. Remember to bundle for this outdoor nighttime adventure – the mountains of Big Bear Lake can get chilly after sundown.
March - Springfest and Brewfest
April - Birdwalks at WildWings
Grab a pair of binoculars and get ready to spot indigenous birds that have found their way back home to the mountains.
May - Spring Air Fair
This festival is fun for the entire family with unique crafts, games and live entertainment in the outdoor Beer Garden.
June - Open Sky Music Festival
Jazz fans gather to hear the live music and sample delicious food.
July - Fireworks & Old Miners' Days
Shimmering fireworks light up the night skies on the 4th of July. At the Old Miners’ Day Festival, relive historic Big Bear at logging & horseshoe contests, cowboy poetry readings and a chili cook-off.
August - Antique Car Show
September - International Film Festival
October - Annual Oktoberfest
December - Christmas in the Village
New Year’s Down Slope Celebration
Head to Snow Summit for a spectacular view of skiers and snowboarders gliding down the mountain in a steady stream and glow of lights.