This community seems to recreate, so it's no surprise they hold year round parties, festivals and events. Of course you can see fireworks on the lake for the 4th, take your kids trick or treating for free candy downtown on Halloween or wave at Santa during the big tree lighting at Christmas, but there's so much more.
Winter is all about concert and performance series, and enchanting snowshoe hikes through the woods, day or night. Spring and summer catch a movie shown at night by the lake or a concert at the Discovery Center/ amphitheater plus cowboy and motorcycle gatherings, arts festivals, multisport competitions, kayak and paddle races, a golf tourney, regatta, horse clinics and more.
Dates change, so here are just an overview of the biggest events by season.
Jan/Feb - USASA Halfpipe at Bear Mountain
Jan/Feb - South Series Ski Race at Snow Summit
Jan/Feb - Eagle counting
Feb - Fawnskin Winterfest (cocoa, warm shirts and firewood chopping contests)
March - USASA Slalom at Snow Summit
May - Memorial Day Trout Classic
May - 50 thousand dollar Trout Derby
June - Holcomb Valley Trail Run (33 miles)
June - Moms and Rods Antique Car Chow
June - Big Bear Pirate Faire at Pedersen’s Mill
July - Do Dah Parade (Silly take on drum corps and marching bands)
July – Antique Wooden Boat Show
July – Team Big Bear Mountain Bike series
July / Aug - Old Miners Day with parade/ Loggers Jubilee
July / Aug Big Bear Mountain music festival Bluegrass
July / Aug Old miners Chautauqua – historic reenactments
Aug - Classic car show in the village
Aug - Renaissance Fair
Sept -Big Bear International Film Festival
Oct - Troutfest – Biggest such 2 day event in the state
Oct - Oktoberfest
Nov - Mountain Christmas boutique, handmade gifts
Dec - USASA Giant Slalom
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