The summer is slipping away! Remember last year you promised yourself that you would do something fun next year? Well, this IS next year. Don’t let the time slip away. The kids will only be this age once, and you have no idea what may come up next summer. We have it on good authority from our in-house Mayan calendar expert that you may never get another chance to enjoy a summer vacation like you will this year. And our Mayan calendar expert has never been wrong. Okay, it’s decided. You really need to book a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin in Big Bear!
August is a great month to visit Big Bear. The summer is in full swing and you can escape the stifling heat of the Southern California low lands for the cooler crisp air in Big Bear. It’s wonderful to know that when Los Angeles is reaching triple digits heat, you may need to pack a sweater for the cool Big Bear evenings. Here are a few events you can enjoy during your August visit to Big Bear:
Enjoy cycling for the entire family. Several times each week there are organized rides, and there are lots of bike paths available, so you can head out on your own too. The Big Bear Cycling Association is one of the country’s most active cycling groups, and they have lots of opportunities for riders of all ages and skill levels. Visit their website for more details: http://bigbearcycling.com/Calendar.html
On August 4th, you can come out and enjoy the 3rd Annual “Blues For The Zoo” Concert at Swim Beach. You’ll enjoy fine food, and local artisans on site. The concert features festival seating, so beach chairs and blankets are welcome. No coolers please. Swim beach will be open to concert goers so plan on bringing swim suits as well. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of show at the gate. Children 10 and under are FREE. Headlining the afternoon of music is Zydeco “crown prince” C.J. Chenier. According to Downbeat Magazine, “his vocals and accordion drip with top-line Louisiana hot sauce, keeping the good times rolling with energized adaptations of blues and Creole R&B classics.” Chenier carries on in the tradition of his father Zydeco great Clifton Chenier, playing accordion-based American blues and danceable two-steps, singing in both French and English. No blues festival is complete without a guitar hero and Jimmy Thackery fits the bill. The six-string virtuoso is known to unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar, guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. So grab a couple of chairs, a blanket, and get ready to have an afternoon of toe-tapping fun! Click here for more details and discount tickets
Tuesday Farmer’s Market at the Big Bear Convention Center continues every Tuesday throughout the summer. It features great fresh fruit and vegetables for your cooking. But there’s plenty of other fun stuff too, with unique arts, crafts, and other home made items.
The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am. For more information call, 909-866-3938 or visit their website: www.antiquecarclub.org
The 11th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 11-12 & 18-19. 10 am to 6 pm in beautiful downtown Fawnskin on the north shore of Big Bear Lake!! New entertainers as well as your good old favorites!! The Knights of Mayhem, Adam Reid “the Bawdy Juggler”, the Belles of Bedlam, Victoria Goring, Gallows Humor and many more have already signed on for entertainment! As always 5 stages and a complete children’s game area!! Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-4BIGBEAR or on website. For more details please call (909) 237-0448 or visit the website: www.bbvrsinc.org
On August 11th, you can enjoy a live performance by The REUNION BAND – “They can’t use THE LETTERMAN name anymore. Now they are: “REUNION”. They will be singing their hits! Master of Ceremonies will be our great John Grandi. After Glow Party – dancing to The White Water Band, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres. All for a donation of $50 to support Big Bear charities.
On August 12, you’ll enjoy the Theatre at the historic Knickerbocker Mansion: Wyatt Earp presents “Doc Holliday” under the Mansion Tent. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for student admission. Special dinner (optional) follows in the Knickerbocker Mansion Dining Room. Reservations are required for dinner. For more info and reservations, call the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley at (909) 585-5916 or visit their website: www.bigbearartscouncil.org
And this just covers the first half of August! As you can see there’s plenty of great stuff to do while you relax in the amazing comfort of your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin in Big Bear. Call us at 310-780-3411 to book yourvacation. Remember, your vacation time is just too important to leave to chance. Don’t rent a hotel room where you will be surrounded by strangers and fighting for parking. Your family deserves a vacation that will be something you’ll all be talking about and laughing with delight over for many years to come.
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