Summer Events

Summer is loaded with things to do and added special events make summer vacations to Big Bear jam packed with activities. Big Bear has become the leading summer vacation resort in California.

Summer Events Concerts, Bikes, Fishing

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series in Big Bear

This summer is filled with wonderful things to do. From our famous Music in the Mountains concert series to playing on the lake, hiking in the hills. There are some great special activities that can truly only be "Big" as Big Bear does them such as the Aqua Man Flying Experience. Come join the fun this summer and plan to stay a week!

Bear Mountain Golf Course
May 27, 2016

The Bear Mountain Golf Course will open for play on Friday, May 27th. Enjoy a round at altitude. Come play the 9-hole, mountain-style Bear Mountain Golf Course located at the base of Bear Mountain Resort in the meadow area. It's a great way to be outdoors among the pines, fresh air and surrounded by our majestic mountains.

Scenic Sky Chair
June 4, 2016

The Sky Chair at Snow Summit is the all time favorite activity for visitors. The chairlift at the resort is transformed so that hikers can ride to the top and hike back down. Yes, it's easier to hike down then up and the trails are over a mile long. The views at the top are magnificent.

Kenda Mountain Bike Races

Join us for a weekend of racing and fun. Events include a Downhill, Pump Track Competition, Slope Style Competition and an Enduro race. These races are all summer long. Jun 3-5, June 17-19

Mountain Bike Park Opening
June 4, 2016

Finally the snow will be gone, the tracks ready to roll and everything in place for the most fun rides you can experience. Join us for opening day festivities, music and good drinks.

Big Bear Triathlon
June 18, 2016

The 4th annual Big Bear Triathlon is the biggest in the San Bernardino Mountains and attracts 100's of participants. How "iron man" are you?

Taylor Dane Music in the Mountains Series
June 25, 2016, Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater

The kickoff of the Music in the Mountains Series is multi-platinum Taylor Dayne. She stands out as one of music's most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold and platinum albums, which produced seventeen Top 20 singles, among them number 1 hits such as "Tell It To My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back," and "Prove Your Love To Me."

Fireworks Spectacular
Monday July 4, 2016

At 8200 ft. Monday is the day to celebrate the most spectacular fireworks. This annual event is an extravaganza like none other. Ride Chair #2 to the top to see the show.

Crafts and Cranks
July 9-10, 2016

The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company in conjunction with Snow Summit have but together this great bike race coupled with a Craft Brewfest. Your weekend is filled watching, or racing or sampling microbrewery and bands... or any combination. Another reason to make the weekend blast to the mountains.

Wild Child - The Doors Experience Music in the Mountains Series
July 16, 2016, Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater

Wild Child – Dave Brock's Doors Experience is the Los Angeles based act with over 20 solid years of world tour experience and has flourished in the competitive L.A. Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock).

John Waite Music in the Mountains Series
July 23, 2016, Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater

Countless musicians of far lesser accomplishment have probably made similar statements regarding their own personal creative process, but when the confession comes from John Waite – whose been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listen-able, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years – one cannot help but both recognize and marvel at the shimmering legacy of this British born rock star.

DSB - The American Journey Music in the Mountains Series
August 6, 2016, Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater

DSB has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey. They have captured the lush, signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey's musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believing'!

The Long Run - Experience The Eagles, Music in the Mountains Series
August 20, 2016, Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater

The Long Run was formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by a group of well-rounded professional musicians with a love of harmony and a deep respect for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. After months of painstaking preparation rehearsing a long list of The Eagles' chart-topping hits, The Long Run set out to win over audiences across the USA. The strategy was to provide authentic live performances.

The Marshall Tucker Band Music in the Mountains
September 3, 2016, Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater

Platinum selling, sold out festivals and concerts and riding a high since 1972, The Marshall Tucker Band comes to perform in little old Big Bear. Labor Day Weekend. Get your tickets early as well... you know.

For more information regarding the Music in the Mountains Concert Series in Big Bear at the Discovery Center Amphitheater visit the Mountains Foundations site where you can also purchase tickets for each event or buy a series of tickets.

Big Bass Tournament
September 17-18, 2016

The 6th Annual Aaron's Big Bear Lake Bass Tournament Series has the finals this weekend. The series consists of 6 qualifying tournaments, March through August and ends with a 2-day tournament of champions September 17th & 18th. One of the qualifying rounds is at Big Bear on June 11, 2016. For more details and to register, visit This is the biggest fishing derby of the year. don't miss it.

For more information and additional event information visit Snow Summit Resort Calendar. We'll see ya here!

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