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Big Bear June offers full slate of family activities

It’s June and with Big Bear open for business, there is myriad events, activities and shopping opportunities abounding for anyone planning or enjoying a Big Bear Lake vacation.

Big Bear Memorial Day program set for Veterans Park

On Monday, May 29, 2017, Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and American Legion Post 584 will take part in a special Big Bear Memorial Day program commemorating the sacrifice of United States military personnel who died in service to America - Big Bear open for business
On Monday, May 29, 2017, Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and American Legion Post 584 will take part in a special Big Bear Memorial Day program commemorating the sacrifice of United States military personnel who died in service to America.

Monday, May 29, 2017, Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and Big Bear American Legion Post 584 will take part in a special Big Bear Memorial Day program commemorating the sacrifice of United States military personnel who died in service to America. Colonel Melton, the Brigade Commander from Ft. Irwin, is the keynote speaker.

The 2017 ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Veterans Park, the corner of Big Bear Boulevard and Knickerbocker Road in Big Bear Lake. The event begins with a bagpipe tribute performed by Major Nelson Reynolds, USAF retired.

The honored guest at the Big Bear Memorial Day program is WWII U.S. Army Purple Heart recipient Jack Green. His son, John Green, will share details of their recent trip to the American cemetery in Luxembourg, Germany, where 5,076 U.S. Soldiers are buried.

For any additional information, please email bigbearmarines@aol.com

Art On The Corner underwrites arts, music

Fine art and craftsmanship will be featured in a variety of  mediums with Big Bear open for business during the annual  Art onBig Bear Lake Art on the Corner 2017 - Big Bear open for business the Corner showcase 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Sun., & Mon., May 27 -29 on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue in the heart of the Big Bear Village.

Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, live music and wonderful artwork. Proceeds from this art show go to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation.

The three day show is open for all to attend with no admittance cost.

For more information about the show, please call Gail McCarthy at 909-585-2868 or visit https://www.facebook.com/bearvalleyguildforthearts.

Dress for Western Mountain Steam Festival

What to do in Big Bear takes a turn toward the unique with Big Bear open for business when the Western Mountain Steam

The Western Mountain Steam Festival will take place at Pederson's Sawmill in Fawnskin - Big Bear open for business
The Western Mountain Steam Festival will take place at Pederson’s Sawmill in Fawnskin from

Festival takes place at Pederson’s Sawmill in Fawnskin from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 & 28 and then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 29. During the Big Bear festival mingle with Cowboys, Time Travelers and Pirates.

There will be live entertainment, great food & ale, sarsaparilla & soda for the young and young at heart.

There will be a number of vendors offering handcrafted items – jewelry, clothing, artwork, unique time traveler and Steampunk items and much more.

Pederson’s Mill is at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin, across the lake from the Big Bear Lake Village. For more information, Call (909) 301-1319 or visit www.westernmountainsteam.com.

2017 Big Bear Fishin’ For $50K

Catch a trout worth $10K

The Big Bear Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby is on. Sponsored by BigBear.com, the derby will Big Bear Lake Fishin' for $50K - Big Bear open for businesstake place on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017. This year there will be 80 tagged trout all worth cash prizes released into Big Bear Lake. There are five grand prize rainbows, each worth $10,000.

Here is the layout of this year’s cash prizes: five grand prize tagged trout worth $10,000 each, 25 consolation prize tagged trout worth $200 each and 50 consolation tagged trout worth $50 each.

The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. at The Cave at 407789 Village Drive in Big Bear Village. The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars’ worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers. Anglers have a chance to win a brand new Hobie Kayak as part of a separate raffle courtesy of Hobie Fishing and Big Bear Sporting Goods.

For more information, call (800) 424-4232 or visit www.bigbear.com.

Big Bear Ecotourism: Get back to Big Bear roots, go outside

With Big Bear open for business,BigBearecotourism.org will sponsor the upcoming Big Bear Eco-Tourism Outdoor Adventure

Big Bear Eco-Tourism Outdoor Adventure Festival - Big Bear open for business
Big Bear Eco-Tourism Outdoor Adventure Festival

Festival in Big Bear Lake Village. Big Bear Valley Ecotourism is a project of a group of organizations, agencies, and local citizens which has formed the Big Bear Valley Ecotourism Coalition in order to support, encourage and promote Ecotourism in our Valley.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4. The location will be the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive in the city of Big Bear Lake Village shopping district.

Representatives of a wide range of activities will be on hand to discuss how and where to get outside in the Big Bear Valley. There will be displays of nature & discovery hikes, water sports, birding hikes, off-road rides, biking, horseback riding, lake activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wildlife sightings, discovering gorgeous scenery, amazing wildflowers and much more.

For more information visit http://www.bigbearecotourism.org or e-mail to: bbvecotourism@gmail.com.

Big Bear Lake Summer Wine Walk

Now with Big Bear open for business, it will be wine time again in the Big Bear Village when the Village Business Association of Big Bear LakeBig Bear Wine Walk - Big Bear open for business presents its Village Summer Wine Walk beginning at 3:30 and continuing until 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 on the street of the Village. It’s an afternoon of shopping, walking and wine tasting. Participants have the chance to enjoy wine and beer from around the world. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.villagewinewalk.com or at the UPS Store or the Visitor’s Center on Bartlett Road. For more information call 909-878-8044.

The Holcomb Valley Trail Run

With Big Bear open for business and starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners Holcomb Valley annual trail run - Big Bear open for businessdeep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear: Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail. The runs begin at 7 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 11.

The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances: a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 5 years.

Now in its 21st year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear.

For more information call (909) 633-6729 or visit www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com. All runs begin and end at the Meadows Edge Picnic area in Big Bear Lake.

To keep up with what is going on in Big Bear, listen the Big Bear’s community talk radio show

from 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Saturday mornings on KVBB 94.5 FM, The Voice of Big Bear. Listen anywhere in the world by visiting www.KVBB945.com and clicking on the player at the top of the page.

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