June Gets You Moving In the Right Direction in Big Bear

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As we jump into summer, we see nothing but sunny skies and perfect temperatures up here in the mountains of Southern California. The kind of weather that makes you want to just stretch out and bask in the sun. Well, that’s not happening because there’s too much to do! Really… let’s get moving.

Big Bear Lake Weather

Monday, June 3 – High  74°, Low 44°
Tuesday, June 4 – High 74°, Low 44°
Wednesday, June 5 – High 77°, Low 47°
Thursday, June 6– High 79°, Low 50°
Friday, June 7 – High 82°, Low 52°
Saturday, June 8 – High 82°, Low 52°
Sunday, June 9 – High 80°, Low 50°

These Boots Are Made For Walking

We’ll start the month off with a nice leisurely stroll through The Village. Saturday, June 1st is the Fifth Annual Spring Wine Walk.  From 3:30pm to 7:00pm stop in the local boutiques and shops to sample wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres. There are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages as well, and all of the local shops will be open for you explore. While you discover new stores and relax in comfortable eateries, you will also help the Big Bear Valley Education Trust fund to provide better education in the local schools.

Sometimes You Feel Like Dancing

Now that you have warmed up with a nice walk, it is time to slip on your dancing shoes! Big Bear is home to many live music events, sure to get you out of your seat! Start out on the mellow side at The Cave. On June 7 Jim Curry is bringing the sweet sounds of John Denver.  The following week at The Cave, enjoy Rumours – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac along with acoustic covers by Julia Juice. That Sunday is the Father’s Day Jazz Concert with Kevin Toney 3 and The Real Jazz Trio. This sounds like a great event to get you ready for Jazz Trax later this month, don’t worry, we’ll bring you all the details for that next week!

Gone Fishing in Big Bear

If the live music isn’t enough to get you dancing, just imagine the victory dance you’d do if you are the angler that wins $50,000 for your trout catch! Big Bear Lake Resort Association will pay $50,000 to the angler that reels in the grand prize tagged trout at the 5th Annual  Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby June 8 and 9, 2013 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, with an awards ceremony Sunday in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot.

The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers. Entry fee is $55 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16. Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers. Each contestant receives a free jar of Pautzke Fire Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services.

Prizes for the remaining fourteen tagged trout caught in the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby are eligible for a cash prize drawing of up to $500, sponsored by Big Bear Sporting Goods.  In addition to tagged trout prizes, anglers who catch the largest fish (by weight) in four different classes (adult male/female and junior male/female (under age 16)) will be awarded prizes too. A bonus prize of $500 is awarded to the overall largest trout (by weight) caught on Pautzke Fire Bait. For rules and regulations or to register for the event visit www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232

Go Your Own Way

Now that you’re warmed up, we’re sure you’re ready to be off and running! On June 9 is the 17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run. This race combines parts of the Pacific Crest Trail in each of its 3 distance courses (33, 15, and 7 miles, respectively) and has sold out for the past 4 years. Feel  free to rest for a week to prepare for the Big Bear Triathlon at Meadow Park on June 15.  Challenge yourself in California’s playground full of mountains, trails, lake and perfect temperatures. Olympic Tri starts at 7am, and the Sprint Tri begins at 8am. Registration and check-in begins at 1pm.

After you’ve checked these items off of your to-do list, don’t forget to take some time to just relax in your room, or go out and and enjoy the scenery here at Big Bear. In fact, that’s one of our favorite activities at Big Bear – just gazing over the lake, breathing in that fresh mountain air.


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