Summer is in all its glory here at Big Bear and is open for swimmers, boaters and fishers. The golf courses, mountain trails and Big Bear Village are full of residents and visitors enjoying warm days and cool nights. While you are here relaxing and soaking in the surroundings, here’s what’s happening in August at Big Bear Lake to help you plan your vacation calendar.
Big Bear Cycling Week
If you’re a cycler, Big Bear Lake is the place to be in August. Through August 7, Big Bear Cycling presents Big Bear Cycling Week. This event is a cycler’s paradise through parks and nature trails. For a complete list of events and registration information, visit the cycling schedule.
Cycling aficionados should also register for the Tour de Big Bear on August 6. It’s a scenic and challenging high altitude Big Bear Lake bicycling race of varying stages that runs from 20 miles to 100 miles. Registration is $150.
Plunder Like a Pirate
Do you or the kids have an affinity for pirates and finding gold treasure? Then Gold Rush Mining Adventures’ Plunder Like a Pirate event running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 14 is a must stop on your vacation. You’ll take an imaginary trip looking for treasure, taking home a handsome pirates ransom of gemstones and other pirate booty.
Big Bear Renaissance Faire
Medieval Fair lovers rejoice! The 15th annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire takes place Aug. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 at Pedersen’s Mill In Fawnskin. There are six stages of ongoing shows performing every half hour and an arena for jousting, pirate battles and maypole dancers. There’s also a village street full of crafts, food, games and medieval education. Adult tickets are $15 and tickets for children ages six to 12 are $12. Tickets can be purchased online and there’s a complete attraction schedule.
Ice Cream Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Combine ice cream with animals and you have one rocking good time. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo present the Ice Cream Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Five ice cream locations with different flavors at each station will be located throughout the zoo. Tickets are $5 each for five scoops of ice cream. Enjoy some ice cream while you tour the zoo and learn about the animals that live there. Zoo admission rates are $12 for adults and$6 for seniors and children ages 3 to 10 years old. For more information, call (909) -878-4200 or visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo web site.
If that’s not enough ice cream for you, read our blog on the best ice cream shops of Big Bear you should visit this summer.
Art on the Lake
What’s more beautiful than Big Bear Lake? How about strolling the lake looking at local art work? Art on the Lake, which celebrates its 18th year as a Big Bear Fine Arts Festival, features art work for sale on display by more than 40 artists from around the region. The free event has an opening night reception 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, followed by two days of art on display 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. There will also be live music and beer and wine available from vendors.
Enjoy the Summer Farmer’s Market
There are only two months left to enjoy the Big Bear Farmer’s Market, which runs through September at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers this summer at the market. The local market also sells arts and crafts from local Big Bear artists.
Book Your August Visit Now
Now that you have a calendar full of fun things to do this August at Big Bear Lake, it’s time to make a reservation for a relaxing cabin or luxury hotel room at Big Bear Frontier. Contact us today to find out how Cali4nia pass holders are eligible for a 15 percent discount at Big Bear Frontier. Make your reservation today.