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BIG BEAR sets the stage for fun.


he natural alpine scenery that surrounds Big Bear Lake—from lakeside to the mountaintops— creates stunning backdrops for events, which explains why so many events are held each year at this mountain resort. Each weekend you can count on something happening in Big Bear Valley, whether it’s the call of brass horns, the cadence of thumping drums, the electric twang of a steel guitar, or harmonious voices of a theatrical chorus line. It might be lively characters in 16th-Century costumes causing a mighty stir, or it could be a troupe of tiny tots dressed in lederhosen and dirndls prancing around to polka music, or perhaps it’s a cowboy posse gathered around a campfire telling original stories, keeping the audience spellbound. One thing for certain is the folks of Big Bear know how to entertain. Guests can find out what’s happening around town 24/7 with a calendar of events readily available online or on a mobile device at

Get This Party Started! Just what kind of mood are you in? Whatever it is, you better be ready for some good times, because once the sun goes down, the fun continues in Big Bear Lake. Maybe you’re in the mood to just lounge around at Big Bear Mountain Brewery with a group of friends to sip a brew and laugh at all the funny things that happened on the slopes; maybe you feel like a game of shuffleboard, ping-pong, or darts at Nottinghams’ upstairs pub. You might want to catch the big game at Diamond Lil’s or just stop by for happy-hour specials. There’s always a party at The Bowling Barn, which offers glow bowling every night, a full-service bar, arcade, and billiards. There’s plenty for the youngsters to do at the Funplex such as laser tag, video games, and a mini rollercoaster. Whatever mood you’re in after the sun goes down, the good folks of Big Bear are certain you’ll have a good time!

BIG BEAR FUNPLEX There’s always fun happening at the Funplex! 40679 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-3866 •

BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN BREWERY Arrowhead has the water… Big Bear’s got the beer! 40260 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-BEER (2337) •

BIG BEAR PARTIES.COM Bounce houses, face painting, clowns, magicians, DJs and karaoke. 42011 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-585-JUMP (5867) •

THE BOWLING BARN There’s always a party at The Bowling Barn! 40625 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-878-BOWL (2695) •

DIAMOND LIL’S SALOON The Longest Happy Hour in Big Bear 41072 Big Bear Blvd., (on Big Bear Lake) 909-866-2007 •

NOTTINGHAMS RESTAURANT & TAVERN Delicious California cuisine for everyone: romantic dinners, families or just a night out! 40797 Big Bear Blvd., in Village, Big Bear Lake 909-866-4644 •

The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake



Home of Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest

Mountain Christmas Boutique

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – Big Bear’s larg- Weekends SEPT 14-OCT 26, 2013 – One of the nation’s top ten Oktoberfests, featuring authentic German beer and cuisine, dancing, est arts & crafts show of the holiday season. live bands, and contests. Celebrate friends, family, and good times!

Independence Day Fair

JULY 4th HOLIDAY– Live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, children’s activities, outdoor beer garden, and BBQ.

Farmer’s Market Every Tuesday 8:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. April – September.

Fall Fest Labor Day Weekend – Artists, crafters and vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and food.

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