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Wooden Boat Show Back on August 19 with `Bugs Bunny,’ ‘Step in Again’ Beauties and Free Admission

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Wooden Boat Show Back on August 19 with `Bugs Bunny,’ ‘Step in Again’ Beauties and Free Admission

Relive the days of yesteryear, when gleaming wood boats dotted the lake, when the 34th annual Antique Classic Wooden Boat Show 2017 returns to Pine Knot Marina on Saturday, August 19. Vintage vessels from makers like Criss-Craft and Hacker highlight the show, presented by the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Southern California Chapter. Typically there’s…

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Hondells Made Sure Firing Frank Zappa Wasn’t Al Ferguson’s Only Claim to Fame

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Hondells Made Sure Firing Frank Zappa Wasn’t Al Ferguson’s Only Claim to Fame

The guy had to go. The boss was adamant about that. If Al Ferguson wanted to keep his gig at the Red Flame, a rough beer bar in Pomona, he had to get rid of the guy who had been sitting in with him the past couple weeks. The guy was a good musician and…

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Big Bear Renaissance Faire Expands to 4 August Weekends of Jousts, Jests

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Big Bear Renaissance Faire Expands to 4 August Weekends of Jousts, Jests

Travel to the days of yore with grub, grog and merriment during Big Bear Renaissance Faire on the beautiful north shore in Fawnskin at historic Pedersen Sawmill…expanded to four August weekends for 2017! An exciting, vibrant village springs up among towering pine trees from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and now 26-27….

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Collin Raye, Spazmatics, Warrant Highlight August 2017 Shows at The Cave Big Bear

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Collin Raye, Spazmatics, Warrant Highlight August 2017 Shows at The Cave Big Bear

Country star Collin Raye in a rare Sunday show is one highlight. Classic rockers Warrant another. Then there’s top tributes to Selena, ZZ Top, Neil Diamond and more. And we haven’t even mentioned The Spazmatics and Long Beach Dub All-Stars! August is happening at The Cave Big Bear, as its first-ever headliner show on a…

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Southern California’s Favorite Tour de Big Bear Back With 4 Rides For Cyclists

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Southern California’s Favorite Tour de Big Bear Back With 4 Rides For Cyclists

A week-long cycling festival starts with the the first Mountaintop Trail Rally and culminates with the 8th annual 2017 Tour de Big Bear on Saturday, August 5, voted Southern California’s favorite ride. It’s all part of Big Bear Cycling Festival—first event of its kind in the country—with seven days of rides and events for both…

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Suds, Shooting, Shopping at `Spirits of the West’ Brewsfest

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Suds, Shooting, Shopping at `Spirits of the West’ Brewsfest

Toast the hardworking American cowboy with a day of family western fun at the 5th annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest Saturday, July 22. Held under towering pine trees at the Convention Center, the event offers free Western fun for the whole family with live action shooters, arts and crafts vendors, music all day and…

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Big Bear Chili Cookoff, Miss Clementine Contest Open 68th Old Miners Days

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Big Bear Chili Cookoff, Miss Clementine Contest Open 68th Old Miners Days

Frontier fashion show, zany parade, living history and sanctioned Chili Cookoff mark the 68th annual Old Miners Days over two July weekends. Celebrate Big Bear’s western heritage with events that range from the hysterical (Outhouse Race and Doo Dah Parade) to the historical (Miss Clementine Contest and Chautauqua). Toss in the family favorite Chili Cookoff…

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Beat the Heat in Big Bear at Alpine Slide with Bobsleds, Double Water Slide

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Beat the Heat in Big Bear at Alpine Slide with Bobsleds, Double Water Slide

Escape the sweltering heat in the cities with a day of play in the cool spray on the double water slide at Alpine Slide! Enjoy cooler temperatures in the mountains while splishing and splashing on Alpine Slide’s two flumes of cascading water, which take riders down long straightaways and through numerous turns before depositing them…

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Colin Hay, Tributes to Zeppelin, Cash, More at Cave Big Bear

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Colin Hay, Tributes to Zeppelin, Cash, More at Cave Big Bear

Fireworks continue at The Cave Big Bear in July after an Independence Day headliner weekend that included Dick Dale and Ted Nugent, with a schedule that includes Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Men at Work’s Colin Hay. Then there’s Zeppelin USA returning to replicate the supergroup’s sound. A Johnny Cash tribute so good it brought…

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CATS Stages `You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ for 8 Shows at Performing Arts Center

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CATS Stages `You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ for 8 Shows at Performing Arts Center

The youngsters got their chance 15 years ago. Now adults get to bring out their inner child playing kids roles highlighted by everyone’s favorite loser. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown was presented in 2002 by Community Arts Theater Society with an all-youth cast, even though the show was written for adults. Now the grown-ups…

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