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Summer Snowboard Contest With Top Pros, Snoop Dogg at Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails

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Summer Snowboard Contest With Top Pros, Snoop Dogg at Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails

The forecast calls for 100% chance of snow at Bear Mountain on September 23 when the resort holds the annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails summer snowboard contest and music festival. First big event of winter is in summer. Part music festival, part pre-winter party, HDHR is sure to get skiers and snowboarders psyched for…

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First of 3 German Bands Takes Stage at 2017 Big Bear Oktoberfest

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First of 3 German Bands Takes Stage at 2017 Big Bear Oktoberfest

The first of three direct-from-Germany bands takes the stage at 2017 Big Bear Oktoberfest for the first of two weekends on September 16-17. Matthias Kremer of Aalbachtal Express, which also will play two weekends at Big Bear Oktoberfest next month, returns with his own band, Mats’s Infinity. Composed of members of the popular German band…

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Reel in Bucks, Boats During Big Bear Lake Troutfest, Fall Fishing Festival

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Reel in Bucks, Boats During Big Bear Lake Troutfest, Fall Fishing Festival

There’s a new September 9-10 date but it’s the same great event when the popular fishing tournament cosponsored by Holloway’s Marina, Big Bear Marina and Western Outdoor News returns for its 13 year on the lake. Troutfest has become one of the premier fishing tournaments in the region and for good reason: everyone who enters…

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47th Big Bear Oktoberfest Opens September 9-10 For 8 Weekends of Revelry

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47th Big Bear Oktoberfest Opens September 9-10 For 8 Weekends of Revelry

Three direct-from-Germany bands, two of which play this month. A third German beer flowing at the taps. Big Bear Oktoberfest makes a pretty big splash in September too. The first month of Big Bear’s annual fall festival held eight weekends at the Convention Center Sept. 9-October 28 is as busy as the second. In addition…

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Eight is Enough to Paddleboard on Pleasure Point Marina Super SUP

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Eight is Enough to Paddleboard on Pleasure Point Marina Super SUP

Standup Paddleboards have now become a group activity thanks to new eight-person boards available for rent at Pleasure Point Marina. Why go out solo when you can bring the whole gang along aboard Airhead’s Super SUP—even the dogs? Everyone gets to experience the fun of dipping a blade into the cool lake water as up…

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`Broadway Broads’ Star in Last CATS Show `Steel Magnolias’ for 6 Shows Only

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`Broadway Broads’ Star in Last CATS Show `Steel Magnolias’ for 6 Shows Only

The last show ever for Community Arts Theater Society (CATS) is fittingly one it has never done before, presented by an amazing cast. Steel Magnolias is a fitting finale for CATS, which is calling it quits after 24 years and over 70 major productions. Catch one of six shows at the Warehouse Theater in Big…

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Vintage Planes, Skydivers, Displays at Free Big Bear Air Fair on August 26

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Vintage Planes, Skydivers, Displays at Free Big Bear Air Fair on August 26

Fun on the ground and in the sky for guests of all ages when Big Bear Air Fair, a tradition for over 30 years, returns for its every-other-year date at the airport on Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vintage warbirds from the Planes of Fame air museum in Chino along with other antique…

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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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