Big Bear Lake – Weekend Events












Cooking Demonstrations 
June 11, 2010   


The Copper Q provides a totally unique shopping and entertainment experience. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, join us for cooking techniques and demonstrations. FREE! Thursdays and Fridays at 12 noon and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (909) 522-TheQ


Event Website: Copper Q


Friday Nights in the Village
May 14, 2010 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm   


Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts fair, live music and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.


Event Website: Village Dr.
Google Map: Big Bear Lake Village  

Mom’s and Rod’s Car Show at Northwoods Resort
June 11, 2010   


A great line up of antique cars, vendors, giant raffle, 50s and 60s music and much more. Takes place at Northwoods Resort in the Village. The show offers a great opportunity to reminisce about the past, enjoy the present, and look into the future of hot rodding from both a hobby and industry perspective. This event is FREE to the public. To register your rod in the show or for more information call 760-376-3133.


Google Map: Northwoods Resort

2010 Summer Series Paddling Clinics at Captain John’s Marina 
June 12, 2010 – 9:00am   


The North Shore Trading Company is offering a series of paddling clinics this summer beginning Saturday, June 12. The clinics will cover a progression of basic and advanced paddling strokes and safety issues, and are open to all levels of paddlers and all types of paddle craft, including canoes and kayaks. The three-hour on-water classes will identify a progression of strokes and and techniques to make paddling more efficient and fun. Topics will include forward strokes, sweep strokes, edging, draw strokes, bow and stern turning strokes and capsize recovery. Participants may receive a BCU START Award and will have the opportunity to test their skills to receive a BCU 2 Star Paddling Assessment. This rating is a terrific beginning for paddlers interested in pursuing coaching or higher level skills certified by the BCU. Learning will take place mostly on the water with some onshore instruction for demonstration and understanding. Games will be incorporated throughout the series to test techniques and stroke strategies. Clinics will be based out of Captain John?s Fawn Harbor and Marina from 9:00 am until 12:00 am. Participants should arrive at 8:30 am to give themselves enough time to get their boat and gear ready. Cost is $25. Rentals available. Visit for more information or call (909) 866-3414


Event Website: Go Paddle A Canoe 
Google Map: Fawnskin   

  14th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run 
June 13, 2010 – 7:00am   


A 33-mile run starts at 7:00 am, 15-mile starts at 7:30 am. Call 584-7925 or email for info and to register, to benefit the Big Bear Search and Rescue.


Website Map

National Get Outdoors Day at The Discovery Center 
June 12, 2010 – 10:00am to 3:00am   


The San Bernardino National Forest Association (SBNFA) will be hosting the 3rd annual “National Get Outdoors Day” at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 10:00 a.m. ? 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 12, 2010, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors. For more information please contact the Discovery Center at (909) 382-2790.


Other Discovery Center Events this weekend;

Kayak Tour
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Reservations required, for more information visit our tour page.
Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 & up. 


Gold Panning
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come learn how to pan for gold!  Children will learn the process of gold panning, using real panning equipment. The “gold” is pyrite, and children can take home their findings along with an informational handout and a certificate!
Fee: $3 


Map & Compass
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
You won’t get lost in the woods with these skills!  You will have the opportunity to walk a course to test the skills you have learned.
FREE ~ Donations appreciated. 


Kayak Tour
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Reservations required, for more information visit our tour page.
Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 & up. 


Nature Walks
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Free 30-minute guided walks.
 High Flying Rockets
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Get a chance to build your own rocket from recycled materials then see how high it flies. Class limited to 12, sign-up at the front desk.
FREE ~ Donations appreciated. 
Nature Walks
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Free 30-minute guided walks.
 Kayak Tour
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Reservations required, for more information visit our tour page.
Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 & up. 


Campfire Talks
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Big Bear Discovery Center is committed to providing educational and entertaining evening programs to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest. Sponsored by California Land Management.
Fee: $5, children 5 & under and Serrano campers Free! Start times vary between 7pm & 8pm, call for details. 

Farmer’s Market every Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Fresh farm produce, sterling silver jewelry, tacos and burritos.

Google Map: Farmer’s Market

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