Category: Arts & Entertainment

The Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Ball in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, February 14th, 2016 – The Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation will host the third annual Sweetheart Ball to support the Bear Valley Community Hospital’s much- needed renovation of patient rooms. The Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation whose mission is to raise funds for worthy causes, and all donations are tax deductible.  Sponsorship’s and donations for the live and silent auctions are gratefully accepted. The Sweetheart Ball will be at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake’s ballroom.  The evening begins with cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.  There will be live music provided by Mark Dolan...

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Think “Out of the Box” on Beautification

Big Bear, CA, January 15th, 2016 – A competition wants local resorts to think “out of the box” on beautification. Out Of The Box is an invite only resort competition taking place over the 2015-2016 winter season. Four resorts will receive identical containers full of raw materials to create, destroy and modify as they see fit- the goal being to design the most fun, most imaginative, most photo-friendly snow park possible. Bear Mountain’s creations will be unveiled and opened to the public initiating the second phase of the competition. Resort guests are invited to compete in the Best #GoPro INSTAGRAM contest....

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Here’s What’s Happening in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, January 2nd, 2015 – Once again, Yahoo Travel has listed Big Bear Lake as one of the Top Ten lake vacation destinations in the country!  As we start the new year, here are just a few of the fun things you can do in this pristine resort community; The Big Bear Jeep Experience gives customers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get behind the wheel of a high-performance Jeep for some thrilling 4 x 4 action in the backwoods. Action Tree Rope Climbing Tours offers a new outlook for outdoor adventure. Experience Big Bear’s pine forest from a completely different perspective with the only...

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Brandy Murphy Crowned Miss Big Bear 2016

Big Bear, CA October 18, 2015 – Last night, October 17 at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Brandy Murphy was crowned Miss Big Bear 2016.   She and seven other contestants including  Ellie Dawson, Dalaney Doyle, Amanda Egerer, Kirsten Ellsworth, Cassidy Hunter, Daniel Kunz, and Ana Perez vied for the crown by participating in the pageant. The pageant received new directors this year, mother and daughter team,   Linda and Lucinda Pyles .  The theme chosen was “Reflections” and included an evening gown portion, a question and answer section, an excellently choreographed opening dance number by past contestant Emily Ploense, and local entertainment by Serena Saunders accompanied by Mike Cross. The Miss Big Bear pageant always grants the winners college scholarship money.  This year, first runner up went to Amanda Egerer, second runner up is Dalaney Doyle, and third runner up went to Ellie Dawson.  Brandy Murphy says “Winning Miss Big Bear is an indescribable feeling. It’s a blessed, touching moment, and I’m happy I was able to share my experience with the beautiful girls who participated this year. I’m planning on putting the scholarship money towards University of San Francisco, where I will be studying Fine Art and Art History.” Be on the lookout in the year to come as Miss Big Bear, Brandy Murphy, and her court make many appearances at upcoming Big Bear Events.  ...

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Oktoberfest

Big Bear Lake, CA. September 26, 2015 – The year was 1810, the place was southern Germany, Bavaria, and life was hard. It was the month of October and all of the countryside had been working day and night to finish their fall harvest and prepare for the onset of winter. While the plow horses were working and the farmers’ days were filled from sun up to sun down, there were some other preparations being made as well. Prince Ludwig I and his entire court were preparing for his upcoming marriage to Princess Therese. The grand wedding was to take place on the 12th, right in the middle of the harvest. As the big day approached, the countryside and town, in fact all of Bavaria was a buzz with talk of the big day. Everyone was planning on attending as they were all exhausted from the harvest and it was really the last chance before the long, cold days of winter to get out and blow off some steam. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect, the bride looked beautiful and about 40,000 guests were in attendance. The reception, as you can imagine, was one of the biggest parties history had ever seen with copious amounts of beer and massive quantities of food being devoured. It was a reception fit for a prince. Ludwig I was so...

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