Big Bear Calendar of Events

Area code (909) unless otherwise noted



April 2014



Redlands Bicycle Classic time trials on North Shore Dr. at East Boat Ramp 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free spectating. 866-2638.


Wildflower Walk at 11:30 a.m. with botanist Tommy Stoughton marks the opening of the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, bring your own lunch. 866-3437.


Concerts at The Cave: direct from England Stringfever at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. 878-0204.


"Diva Duets" at Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., 1:30 Sunday matinee with talented performers presenting love songs, jazz and Broadway. Tickets $25. 866-4970.


Aaron’s Big Bass Tournament #1 on the lake, tourney headquarters at B’s Backyard. (800) 475-3166.


Wolf Pups 5th Birthday Celebration at the zoo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Zoo admission $9, $6 senior/3-10. 878-4200.


"Evening in the Stacks" at the library (41930 Garstin, Big Bear Lake) 6:30-9:30 p.m.l Peter Small portrays Thomas Edison. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts. Tickets $15. 866-5571.


Earth Day Expo presented by Bear Valley Electric (42020 Garstin Dr.) 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with booths, facepainting and balloons for kids. 866-4678.


Snow Summit Scenic Skychair opens for sightseeing and Adventure Park mountain biking Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays till June 14, then daily. 866-5766.


Greenthumbs Native Plant Restoration Program returns with volunteers working in the greenhouse from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; meet at the Ranger Station. 866-3437


Earth Day at the Discovery Center 10 a.m.-2 p.m. has vendors, displays and activities for the whole family. Free admission. 866-3437.


Easter Services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church (41960 Big Bear Blvd., 866-3951); Community Church by the Lake at 10:30 a.m. (40946 Big Bear Blvd., 866-7523).


`Shrek the Musical’ by high school drama club is at the PAC at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets $15, $10 senior/student. 866-4970.


Intimate Evening of Food and Wine at Le Dolce Vita (40645 Village Dr.); Michael Giovinazzo of Sunland Vintage Cellars and Chef Steven Stroh at 5:30 p.m. $65 per person. 866-1538.


May 2014


`Shrek the Musical’ by high school drama club is at the PAC at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets $15, $10 senior/student. 866-4970.


MS Walk is on Alpine Pedal Path followed by lunch, live band to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis. Opening ceremonies 10 a.m., walk at 10:30. (909) 949-1363.


Cruisin’ to Stop Bruisin’ Car Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Elks Lodge (40611 Village Dr.); awards, raffles, kids games, music, free admission. 744-0269.


International Migratory Bird Day at the Discovery Center at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with bird watching, kids activities. Build a Birdhouse 10 a.m.-noon. $6/kit. 866-3437.


32nd Annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic held on the lake by the Fishing Association. $65 entry. 866-3218/585-4007.


Jefferson Starship in concert 8 p.m. at The Cave Big Bear, Bulldawg Blues Band opens. Tickets start at $30. 878-0204.


1st Annual StarLight Festival in the Village features astronomy exhibits, astronauts, JPL/NASA scientists, activities. Free admission. 866-4607.


Antique Car Club Show and pinewood derby at Big Bear Snow Play (42825 Big Bear Blvd.) 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. 584-4333.


Big Bear Lake Half-Marathon and Memorial 5K Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. in the Village with music and expo, free spectating. $35, military, 12 and under $25. 866-8555.


Mountain Bike Shootout #6 Kenda Cup Series cross-country race held by Team Big Bear out of La Montana. 633-6729.