Hurray for spring. The weather is getting a bit warmer although there is still chill in the air occasionally. New and exciting events are happening at Big Bear, outdoors and indoors. There are plenty of things to do for people of all ages. Come and join the fun. There's dancing, concerts, fairs and nature walks. There are some challenges waiting for people who look for more physically-demanding adventure as well, so check this calendar to see which one you'd like to experience.
If you are planning a short get-away, here are some events at Big Bear that might interest you. It pays to plan early, so you have plenty of time to choose the perfect vacation time and book your Cabins4Less accommodation well in advance as the cottages get snapped up fast.
Here are the interesting events at Big Bear for the second half of April 2015:
1. Diamond Rio at The Cave | April 17 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Diamond Rio is a two-time Grammy-award winner as the top Vocal Group of the Year. They are also a four-time winner of the Vocal Group of the Year given by the Country Music Association. Their Grammy-winning album, The Reason also gave the group a Dove Award for the first time. Overall they have received 14 Grammy nominations, and their first Grammy Award was for their album, The Reason. Get into the groove and listen to some foot-stompin' rhythm from Diamond Rio on Friday, April 17.
EXPOS, FAIRS AND TOURNAMENTS
1. Earth Day Expo 2015 | April 17 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join in the fun for the whole family. Celebrate Earth Day Expo at Big Bear, hosted by the Bear Valley Electric Service at their parking lot. Take part in the Race to Make the World a Better Place. Let the kids have a wonderful time while having their faces painted and learn more about the earth at the demonstration and educational booths. There's food, drinks, colorful balloons and giveaway bags, so come early and register.
2. Man About Town: Team Brewster | April 17 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Team Brewster hosts the Village Faire. It's a fund-raising event to support the programs of Big Bear Valley's Soroptomist International chapter. Your $20 admission includes a chance to win the Grand Prize, enjoy live entertainment and have some appetizers. There are Chinese auction and silent auction as well as carnival games. Maidens are likely to find treasures at the Nottingham's Tavern.
3. Aaron's Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series | April 18 | B's Backyard BBQ
Try your luck in the first of the championship series of the bass fishing tournament, hosted by Big Bear Cool Cabins, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Aaron's Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments. Other rounds will be held on May 30, June 13, July 25 and August 22. The Tournament of Champions will be on September 19 and 20.
1. Honky Tonk Fridays at Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon at the Big Bear Convention Center | April 17, 24 | 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Relax and unwind and have some good 'ol fun at Wyatt's Café and Saloon. It's a great gathering place where you can have mouth-watering ranch style food while in the company of Big Bear's good folks. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, where you can dance and enjoy the weekend's live entertainment.
2. Live Music at Nottingham's Tavern | April 17, 18, 24, 25 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Looking for a place to unwind? Come to Big Bear's Nottingham's Tavern. There's live music on Friday and Saturday nights, plenty of fun, good food plus hours of dancing and specials during happy hours.
3. Live Music at Chad's Place | April 17, 18, 24, 25 | 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Chad's Place had just moved to a new location at Pine Knot at Big Bear Blvd. Here's your other choice if you want to listen to live music while having dinner and enjoying the company of friends, family or colleagues.
FRESH PRODUCE MARKET
1. Tuesday Farmers' Market at the Big Bear Convention Center | April 21, 28 | 8:00AM - 01:30PM
Mark your calendar. Every Tuesday from April 7 until September 29 is Farmers' Market Day at the Big Bear Convention Center. Buy farm-fresh vegetables and fruits as well as flowers each week. Local artisans also participate in the Farmers' market, showing their creativity in their handmade, one of a kind art items and beautifully designed crafts.
DANCING AT BIG BEAR
1. Wednesday Night Country Line Dancing at Wyatts | April 22, 29 | 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Spring and summer are those times of the year when most people are feeling carefree. Wednesday nights at Wyatt's is the time for letting your hair down. Enjoy ranch style food as well as country line dancing. You say you do not know how? No problem. Wyatt's will give you line dancing lessons for free, so you can fully enjoy this country dancing style the next time around.
1. Nature Walks at the Big Bear Convention Center | April 18, 19, 25, 26 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Saturdays) and 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Sundays)
Big Bear is a wonderful place to explore any time of the year. Visiting Big Bear gives you all the chances to stay outdoors and see nature at its best. The Southern California Mountain Foundation hosts the Nature Walks at Big Bear during weekends. Nature Walks are designed for all ages and suitable for all people, no matter what level their physical conditioning might be. It's recommended for individuals and families who are looking for ways to further appreciate Southern California's forests. The 30-minute walk showcases local wildlife and plant life, with historical facts squeezed in between. The short nature walks are free, so take advantage of it.
STORY TELLING AT BIG BEAR
1. Story Time at the Big Bear Convention Center | April 18 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Another free activity sponsored by the Southern California Mountains Foundation is the Story Time at Big Bear on Saturday, April 18. Bring your children aged six and under along and have them listen to children's stories, read children's books and have some snacks to boot. It's also free, so let your young 'uns get lost in the wonderful world of books made especially for children.
2. Wild Child at The Cave | April 25 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Re-live the 60s with the music of The Doors. The Cave will have a special concert on April 25 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The show is a Jim Morrison celebration featuring The Doors tribute band, Wild Child. If you are in the mood to listen to the music of The Doors once again, the performance by Wild Child is the closest thing to it. See them live at The Cave in Big Bear on the last Saturday of April and recapture the feel of listening live to The Doors – their sound, the mood, the feel and the original band's dynamic. No extra banter, props and costumes, just pure, plain, soulful rock music.
Great Accommodation at Cabins4Less
Big Bear is very accessible if you are from Southern California and accommodation is not difficult to find as well. For a centrally-located accommodation complex, check out the cabins available at Cabins4Less. The cabins and cottages of Cabins4Less are just a few minutes away from the center of action in Big Bear. Most can be reached within five minutes on foot. How's that for accessibility? You do not need to travel long and exhaust yourself before you can even begin to enjoy the activity you have booked for. But there's more! Cabins4Less as its name suggests means you pay lower rates compared to other accommodation facilities at Big Bear. The rustic, almost home-style cabins are a throwback from the old days, when things are simpler. But it does not mean that you have to rough it either. The cabins are fitted with the latest mod-cons for the convenience of all their guests, with thermostats, modern bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens with stove, oven, flatware, dinnerware, cutlery and kitchen utensils. You can spend evenings in front of a fireplace that keep you warm and toasty to ward off the early spring chill. If you fancy a backyard picnic, a picnic and barbecue set up is available, so you can have a campground style picnic right in your own backyard. Tall pines are planted around the complex, shielding you from the sun and strong wind and keep the air crisp and freshly scented. It is also very pet-friendly so your family pets do not have to be left behind. Hurry and book a cabin at Cabins4Less now.