The annual Big Bear Paddlefest returns, and this year will be a weekend-long event in Fawnskin on Big Bear Lake’s North Shore. Saturday’s activities include on-water clinics and an outdoor-industry sports exhibit. Sunday is highlighted by the Paddlefest races, which will include 5K and 10K races, both solo and tandem, for canoers and kayakers, as well as a 30K around Big Bear Lake and a free Kids’ Fun Paddle for those ages 12 and under. For more information on the weekend event, visit KBHR’s Paddlefest story, posted in June, or log on to This event is also the third of four in the Conquer the Bear series.