Big Bear Lake: What’s Happening in September

Do you feel a slight change in temperature at Big Bear Lake? The nights are getting cooler and Mother Nature is starting to remind us that the fall season is approaching. There’s still some time left to enjoy Big Bear Lake, the golf courses and the mountain trails in September though. When you escape to the lake to get away, we’ll show you what’s happening in September at Big Bear Lake.

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When you escape to the lake, we’ll show you what’s happening in September at Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Snow Summit

If you plan on being in town this Labor Day weekend, don’t miss the first ever Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Snow Summit, which runs from noon Saturday, Sept. 3 and continues until 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. It will feature a kid-sized adventure race, with teams of two navigating a natural terrain obstacle course. For kids ranging in age from 6 to 14, the kids will learn teamwork skills in an outdoor experience. Parts of the course include mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, a giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing and more.

The cost is $180 for a team of two. For more information, visit the Big Bear Kids Adventure web site to register.

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program

Have your kids always wanted to fly? Make that dream a reality by enrolling them in the Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program, where kids fly free 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Sept. 10. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are given a free airplane ride around Big Bear Lake by pilots from the Pilot’s Association of Big Bear.

Each child is given a pre-flight review of the basics of flight training and the main part of the plane prior to flight. For additional information, read about the flight experience and contact Richard Schmidt at (909) 547-0832.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Who’s ready to celebrate German style family fun and food? The 46th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, rated the No. 1 Oktoberfest in Southern California, opens noon to midnight Saturday, Sept. 10 and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

The festival runs for eight consecutive weekends through Oct. 29 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Even better?

Big Bear Frontier is offering 25 percent off two nights or more Fridays through Sundays for cabins or luxury hotel rooms for Oktoberfest visitors. Use promo code OCKTFEST to receive your discount.

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September is a great month to enjoy hiking in and around Big Bear Lake.

Mountain Top Hike

You can’t come to Big Bear Lake without enjoying the mountains and the unique hiking trails. Enjoy a Monday Moderate Hike 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 with the Mountain Top Hiking Club. Meet at the Big Bear Convention Center, where the group will decide together which moderate hike to tackle for a two-hour trek. The hike will cover 4 miles with moderate elevation gains.

Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing. For additional information, visit the Mountain Top Hiking Club web site or contact Peter Boss at (909) 866-3585.

Big Bear Lake Troutfest

There’s still time to enjoy Big Bear Lake this summer. The popular Big Bear Lake Troutfest is a popular fishing outing for the whole family. There are tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes for adults and children. The entry fee is $75 for adults and $50 for junior fishers ages 16 and under.

Anglers check in at the Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road, Friday, Sept. 30 and the tournament begins the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. Registration is open. For more information about prizes, rules and information, call (949) 366-0248.

Last Call for the Farmer’s Market

September is your final month to enjoy the Big Bear Farmer’s Market, which runs through the end of the month at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, arts and crafts and more.

Book Your September Visit Now

Your Big Bear Lake September itinerary is full of fun things to do. Now it’s time to make a reservation for a comfortable 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 and Oktoberfest visitors are eligible for a 25 percent discount at Big Bear Frontier. Make your reservation today!

About bigbearfrontier

Nestled among the giant pines, our comfortably shaded resort stretches from Big Bear Boulevard to the water’s edge of the lake. We have everything from jacuzzis to fireplaces with views of Big Bear Lake.
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