Big Bear Lake Offers Visitors Shopping, Dining & Entertainment – So Cal’s Summer Art Festival, Shopping & Getaway Destination!

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Shopping has never been better than today in the shops and galleries at Pine Knot Village, the center of the Big Bear Lake Experience! The Village is a truly unique shopping destination that will inspire and reward with great holiday shopping memories. Where to Stay and Play on your Summer Getaway? Find everything you’re looking for at explorebigbearlake.com. Connect with all the best Lodging, Activities, Dining and Entertainment  listed here!

Have a great time on your Big Bear Lake visit and we will look forward to seeing you in the Village!

Start planning your next getaway to Big Bear Lake now! Spring is absolutely the best time to visit our mountaintop community. Check out some of the new amenities we are adding for visitors.

4974797_origFor a great dining treat, make reservations at Social 572 Restaurant and Lounge with it’s great menu, super Village Location and ambiance, and newly remodeled dining room and patio. Social 572  features a full bar and an extensive wine list with something for everybody’s taste!

Social 572 Restaurant & Lounge

572 Pine Knot Ave
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

909 878-0307

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Need to minimize Summer Getaway Stress? You can make reservations at some pretty great places like Northwoods Resort or Knickerbocker Mansion Inn for a great Big Bear Lake Stay and a terrific dining experience without driving around town and looking for parking.

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Big Bear Lake’s 2015 Art on the Lake Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is a celebration of the arts, August 22-23


Wrap up your Summer at the Art on the Lake Festival

A celebration of the Arts, the 16th Annual Big Bear Lake Art on the Lake Festival happens again this year on August 22-23, 2015. This fabulous, two day fine arts event starts on Friday evening Aug 21 with a “Kick Off Concert and Reception” from 6 pm – 9 pm. Hours for the Festival are Saturday, Aug 22 from 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, Aug 23 from 10 am – 4 pm. Come and enjoy all the fine arts festival has to offer.Art Show Web

See the Big Bear Lake Village venue transformed into an outdoor gallery, with over 60 artists displaying their original works in the Bartlett Events Center. The award-winning art represents a wide array of mediums including painting, drawing, jewelry, clay, wood, metal, fiber, glass, pottery and mixed media. In addition to an incredible selection of fine art for purchase, The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival offers three days of fun for the entire family, featuring children’s activities, live music, food and culinary offerings.

Beer Garden Web“We are looking forward to sharing the inspiration and wonder of the visual and performing arts with thousands of guests during our two-day festival,” said Tim Breunig, Festival Director. “Proceeds from the festival benefit the community and education outreach programs of The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Lake Arts, producer of The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival. The Council’s mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts locally.”

Half a dozen local and regional musical artists will perform on the Main Stage in the Beer and Wine Garden during the festival. Performances range from Indie Americana/Folk, Singer/Songwriters to New Age Country and Jazz.

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Admission to The Big Bear Lake Art on the Lake Festival is free and there is plenty of free parking for attendees. For more information about the festival, visit http://www.bigbearlakearts.org

Be a fan of The Big Bear Lake Art on the Lake Festival on Facebook.

For more information, contact:

Tim Breunig

909-680-8153

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Big Bear Lake Paddlefest – July 18, 2015

Big Bear Paddlefest July 18, 2015

Where: The Pines Lakefront 350 Alden, Big bear Lake

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Paddlefest

Check out all Big Bear Lake Outdoor Events for 2015

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SoCal’s Best – Big Bear Lake 4th of July – 5 Tips for Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Big Bear Lake has become one of SoCal’s Premier Fireworks Display Destinations. The 4th of July Holiday is by far the Busiest Holiday Period of the year  for the many local merchants, restaurants and the better lodges and hotels tend to sell out during the weekends.

Photographing the fireworks can sometimes be a challenge so from perdueavenue.com, here are some great tips for taking great pics of the big event!

5 Tips for Taking Pictures of Fireworks By Jodi Pfunder @ perdueavenue.com

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The Knickerbocker Trail – Big Bear Village from the Lake to the Forest

From the pedestrian bridge at the Knickerbocker Public Parking Lot

From the pedestrian bridge at the Knickerbocker Public Parking Lot

The first Big Bear Lake Village multi-use trail was completed in April of 2015. The improved trail complements the extensive Village Street and Landscape reconstruction completed in 2013. Intended to invite pedestrian and bike traffic, trail amenities allow users, both visitors and local residents, alternative ways to experience all that Big Bear Village has to offer. (read more)

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Big Bear Lake Marinas and Boat Ramps Open April 1

Big Bear Lake Boat Ramps open for 2015 season on April 1, 2015. Check the links below for all Marina and Boat Ramp information, Hours and Boat License Fees.Big Bear Lake Boat Ramps, Rentals and Marina Services

Pine Knot Landing and Marina has Boat  Docks and Slips, the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat Tour, Boat Rentals and Wave Runner Rentals. Pine Knot Landing is located at  400 Pine Knot Ave. Big Bear Lake, CA 909-866-6463

Launch Ramp and Lake Info http://pineknotmarina.com/ http://bigbearboating.com/

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Main Street Shopping Experience in the Village. Holiday Shopping in Big Bear Lake!

A truly unique shopping destination with dozens of shops offering Gifts, Decor, Art and Collectibles and lots of dining options make a complete Shopping Experience!

The Village shopping district in Big Bear Lake CA is about 100 miles east of Newport Beach and about one hour from anywhere in the Inland Empire.At nearly 6800 feet in elevation in an alpine forest landscape, the quaint village sits next to Big Bear Lake, in the San Bernardino Mountains and has dozens of shops to browse and find your every shopping need.

Getting to Big Bear Lake by car is awe-inspiring using any of the three highways that lead in and out of the Big Bear Valley. Always check road conditions with Caltrans of the CHP before traveling in the winter months.Photo by G. Zook zookart.com

If hiking and biking is your thing, add some to your day on the many miles of off-road trails or stay on the dedicated bike routes through the mountain community. Always plenty of free parking in the Village at the  Bartlett Ave Public Parking lot or on Village Dr, at the Indian Village Parking lot behind the former Mandolin Bistro. Bike Trail Maps are available at http://www.goboguides.com/  and Bear Valley Bikes. 

With more than 60 shops and restaurants to browse and enjoy, you can definitely find what your looking for in the Village!

Art  Gifts  Clothing  Dining

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