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Big Bear Sets the Stage The 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.

Let’s Get This Party Started! Just what kind of mood are you in? What ever 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. Or maybe you feel like getting down and showing off your latest dance moves at B’s Backyard Bar-B-Que’s Boathouse. How about a game of shuffleboard, ping-pong or darts at Nottingham’s upstairs pub? You might want to catch the big game on the big screen at Desi’s in the Village. Tiffany’s Lounge at the Best Western Big Bear Chateau provides live music on weekends. There’s always a party at The Bowling Barn, which offers glow bowling every night, a full-service bar, arcade and billiards. For the youngsters there’s plenty to do at the new Funplex such as lazer 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!

JazzTrax Summer Music Festival (facing page) © Pat Benter

Pinecones (facing page) © Fotolia Renaissance Faire singers © Dan McKernan Lakeside cocktails © Louis G. Weiner Photography Renaissance Faire queen © Dan McKernan JazzTrax Summer Music Festival © Pat Benter

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B’S BACKYARD BAR-B-QUE Big Bear’s Only Lakefront Bar 350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 • BIG BEAR FUNPLEX There’s always fun happening at the Funplex! 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN BREWERY Arrowhead has the water… Big Bear’s got the beer! 40260 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-BEER (2337) THE BOWLING BARN There’s always a party at The Bowling Barn! 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-BOWL (2695) • DESI’S IN THE VILLAGE Enjoy a fun atmosphere and the best burgers and hot wings on the mountain! 40766 Village Dr. 909-866-DESI (3374) NOTTINGHAMS RESTAURANT & TAVERN In the Village, near the Lake! Delicious California cuisine for everyone: romantic dinners, families or just a night out! 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 • TIFFANY LOUNGE Best Western Big Bear Chateau Come to the Tiffany Lounge and enjoy a relaxing evening under the 100 year old Tiffany dome. 42200 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-6666

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THE BOWLING BARN There’s always a party at The Bowling Barn! 40625 Big Bear Blvd. DESI’S IN THE VILLAGE Enjoy a fun atmosphere and the best...