How to Create a Once-In-A-Lifetime Big Bear Vacation

Big Bear is one of our most popular destinations, and there are plenty of good reasons for that.  We have some of the finest Big Bear cabin rentals you’ll be able to find, and it’s a short drive from anywhere in Southern California.  Also, Big Bear is a year-round resort with world-class skiing in the winter, and boating, fishing, hiking, and golfing the rest of the year.

Since many of our guests plan ahead for months to make their Big Bear vacation memorable, we’d like to throw in a few events and activities that are easily overlooked by many visitors, but very popular with Big Bear residents.

Let's Eat In Tonight!

Unleash Your Inner Gourmet!
From April through September the Big Bear Convention Center hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market. Each Tuesday from 8:30am til 1:00pm you can choose from a wonderful variety of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.  And since all of our cabins come equipped with full kitchens and cooking implements, you can plan out some amazing family meals.  The Convention Center is located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.  Click here to view the map or get directions.

Enter Our Trout Tournament
The Big Bear annual trout tournament falls on Saturday and Sunday May 19th – 20th.  There’s a prize pool of $8000 to be split among the fishermen who land the biggest trout.   And new this year is a special tagged prize fish.  If a lucky fisherman lands this fish, he’ll win $10,000. Visit more details.

Welcome to All Pirate Families

Arrrrrh!, Be Pirates For a Day
Yes, once a year you can put on your best Jack Sparrow and join a bunch of crazy pirates during Big Bear’s annual Pirate Faire.   It’s a great time for the entire family.  The Faire puts on historical reenactments of battles and events.  Deck out the entire family in pirate garb and have fun watching the kids enter the costume contest.  There’s fun shopping, food, music, and plenty of grog for dad.  This year’s Pirate Faire is on June 2nd.  Click here for more details and ticket prices.

Enjoy Some Jazz on the Lake
Tickets have just gone on sale for the 7th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival.  If you’re a jazz fan, this is a great event in an unmatched setting.  Each year name artists trek to Big Bear to perform on the lake in our annual Jazz Music Festival.  Bring the entire family to enjoy some amazing music along with great food and refreshments.  The Music Festival runs June 2-3 this year.  For more details and an updated list of performers, visit the JazzTrax website.

Be sure to book your cabin with us as far in advance as you can to ensure availability. Click here to view all of our Big Bear cabins, or just give us a call at 310-780-3400.

Planning a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear?  Be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Park City, Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.