Big Bear Today Event Calendar

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  • Oktoberfest Unplugged
    6/00 pm-11/00 pm
    10/20/2017

    42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

    42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

    Big Bear Oktoberfest Unplugged

    Oktoberfest Unplugged at Convention Center 6 p.m.-midnight, 5-course German food and beer pairing, music. $145 includes liter stein, weekend Oktoberfest admission, more. Call 585-3000 or www.bigbearevents.com.

     

    In just three short years Oktoberfest Unplugged has become one of the most anticipated events of the season, attracting guests from as far as Texas who came specifically to enjoy the intimate affair. Unplugged features a gourmet five-course German dinner paired with a variety of German beers and spirits, storytelling from Big Bear Oktoberfest’s colorful 46 year history, take-home goodies like one liter commemorative stein and more.

     

    The menu is as unique as the evening, with gourmet delicacies specially-prepared for the event. Like German cold cuts and sausages served upon arrival paired with honey bourbon Barenjaeger. Luscious beer cheese soup, such a favorite it has since been added to the regular Oktoberfest menu.

     

    Entrees can include jager schnitzel, sauerbraten or spatzle, and dessert such Jaeger brownies topped with baronjaeger walnut brittle and marinated walnuts. Each course is paired with German-generous servings of select Bavarian beers and spirits and if that’s not enough libations for you, no-host bar is available with complimentary shuttle service home.

     

    During the served, sit-down repast guests are regaled with an inside look into the history and beginnings of Oktoberfest by uber-Burgermeister and founder of the Big Bear event Hans Bandows, and other key Big Bear Oktoberfest personalities.

     

    Oktoberfest Unplugged is from 6 p.m.-midnight on October 20. Oktoberfest Unplugged includes collectible liter stein and Oktoberfest admission both Saturday and Sunday plus more for $145 person.

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  • Hike Sugarloaf Mountain
    All day
    10/21/2017

    Hike Sugarloaf Mountain with Sierra Club Big Bear Group; 10 miles, strenuous. Meet 8 a.m. at Vons or 8:30 at trailhead. (760) 333-3103.

  • Wolf Awareness Day
    All day
    10/21/2017

    Wolf Awareness at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Wolf Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with games and contests; $12, $9 senior/3-10. Call (909) 584-1299.

  • 47th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest
    All day
    10/21/2017-10/22/2017

    42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

    42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

    German Band at Big Bear Oktoberfest

    47th Big Bear Oktoberfest at Convention Center with Aalbachtal Express band from Germany, Kleinen Bar Tanzer daily; Saturday (noon-midnight, $19.99, $14.99 senior, $9.99 child), Sunday (noon-5:30, $9, $7 senior, kids free, adults free with coupon in October 2017 issue of Big Bear Today Magazine). Call (909) 585-3000 or www.bigbearevents.com.

     

    Highlights this weekend include nationally renowned Doo Wah Riders performing outside on the Wyatt’s Stage Saturday from 7-11 p.m. In the afternoon the band performs country music with a Cajun twist as the Craw-Daddy-O’s.

  • Greenthumbs Native Plant Restoration Program
    9/00 am-3/00 pm
    10/21/2017

    Greenthumbs Native Plant Restoration Program; last of season; volunteers work 9 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at north shore ranger station. Call to confirm participation. (909) 382-2809.

  • More events
    • Hike Sugarloaf Mountain
      All day
      10/21/2017

      Hike Sugarloaf Mountain with Sierra Club Big Bear Group; 10 miles, strenuous. Meet 8 a.m. at Vons or 8:30 at trailhead. (760) 333-3103.

    • Wolf Awareness Day
      All day
      10/21/2017

      Wolf Awareness at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

      Wolf Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with games and contests; $12, $9 senior/3-10. Call (909) 584-1299.

    • 47th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest
      All day
      10/21/2017-10/22/2017
      42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States
      42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

      German Band at Big Bear Oktoberfest

      47th Big Bear Oktoberfest at Convention Center with Aalbachtal Express band from Germany, Kleinen Bar Tanzer daily; Saturday (noon-midnight, $19.99, $14.99 senior, $9.99 child), Sunday (noon-5:30, $9, $7 senior, kids free, adults free with coupon in October 2017 issue of Big Bear Today Magazine). Call (909) 585-3000 or www.bigbearevents.com.

       

      Highlights this weekend include nationally renowned Doo Wah Riders performing outside on the Wyatt’s Stage Saturday from 7-11 p.m. In the afternoon the band performs country music with a Cajun twist as the Craw-Daddy-O’s.

    • Greenthumbs Native Plant Restoration Program
      9/00 am-3/00 pm
      10/21/2017

      Greenthumbs Native Plant Restoration Program; last of season; volunteers work 9 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at north shore ranger station. Call to confirm participation. (909) 382-2809.

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  • Hike Hanna Flats
    All day
    10/28/2017

    Hike Hanna Flats to see fall colors with Sierra Club Big Bear Group; 8-9 miles, moderate. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Gray’s Peak trailhead. Call (909) 866-7423.

  • Boo in the Zoo
    All day
    10/28/2017

    Boo in the Zoo from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. with trick or treating, storytelling, crafts. $12, $9 senior/ages 3-10. Call (909) 584-1299.

     

    Enjoy a spooktacular day of fun when Big Bear Alpine Zoo hosts its annual Halloween celebration Saturday, October 28.

     

    “Boo in the Zoo” sees festivities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume, visit their favorite animals and trick-or-treat at stations throughout the zoo. There’s dark tales and unique storytelling featuring the zoo’s animals of the night and plenty of tasty treats. Children of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts plus the popular pumpkin enrichment table

  • Spartan Races SoCal
    All day
    10/28/2017-10/29/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Spartan Races SoCal Beast & Sprint Series sees elite athletes competing at Snow Summit, base area activities. Spectating $20. Call (800) 4 BIG BEAR or www.bigbear.com.

     

    Thousands of elite athletes will converge on Snow Summit for two days of intense competition during the Spartan Races SoCal on October 28-29, a prelude to the next week’s world championships.

     

    Two challenging courses are designed to test the best trained athletes, with waves of 250 entrants heading out every 15 minutes for plenty of action. On Saturday it’s the Spartan Beast, the most difficult race with 12-14 miles of distance and more than 30 signature Spartan obstacles to overcome. The obstacles are noteworthy in themselves—massive ladders, wall climbs, mud and more. Racers have to climb hills and mountains, under barbed wire, even cross fire.

     

    On Sunday it’s the Spartan Sprint, designed for first timers to seasoned veterans. The 3-5 mile course still packs over 20 obstacles. Both days see Spartan kids races with half-mile, one and two mile courses and scaled down obstacles. Along with their own mini festival area filled with games and children’s challenges.

     

    At the base area there’s finish festival with lifestyle exhibits, vendors, music, food and more. Spectating is $20 online or $25 onsite and includes $5 in Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, entry to the rocking festival area, and access to some of the obstacles on course, including the epic Gladiator pit and finish line.

     

    Test your own physical conditioning at the event with fitness challenges like pull-up, slosh pipe, Kaiser and traverse wall. At the post race party there’s music, food and beer.

     

    Spartan Races return next year on May 19-20. Call (800) 4 BIG BEAR.

  • 47th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest
    12/00 pm-11/00 pm
    10/28/2017

    42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

    42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

    Big Bear Oktoberfest 2017 Second Weekend

    47th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest at Convention Center concludes with the annual “Spooktacular” with German American Brass Band and Kalifornia Krauts, Kleinen Bar Tanzer, adult and children’s Halloween costume contests, auf wiedersehen closing ceremonies. Noon-midnight, $19.99, $14.99 senior, $9.99 child. Call (909) 585-3000 or www.bigbearevents.com.

  • More events
    • Hike Hanna Flats
      All day
      10/28/2017

      Hike Hanna Flats to see fall colors with Sierra Club Big Bear Group; 8-9 miles, moderate. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Gray’s Peak trailhead. Call (909) 866-7423.

    • Boo in the Zoo
      All day
      10/28/2017

      Boo in the Zoo from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. with trick or treating, storytelling, crafts. $12, $9 senior/ages 3-10. Call (909) 584-1299.

       

      Enjoy a spooktacular day of fun when Big Bear Alpine Zoo hosts its annual Halloween celebration Saturday, October 28.

       

      “Boo in the Zoo” sees festivities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume, visit their favorite animals and trick-or-treat at stations throughout the zoo. There’s dark tales and unique storytelling featuring the zoo’s animals of the night and plenty of tasty treats. Children of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts plus the popular pumpkin enrichment table

    • Spartan Races SoCal
      All day
      10/28/2017-10/29/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Spartan Races SoCal Beast & Sprint Series sees elite athletes competing at Snow Summit, base area activities. Spectating $20. Call (800) 4 BIG BEAR or www.bigbear.com.

       

      Thousands of elite athletes will converge on Snow Summit for two days of intense competition during the Spartan Races SoCal on October 28-29, a prelude to the next week’s world championships.

       

      Two challenging courses are designed to test the best trained athletes, with waves of 250 entrants heading out every 15 minutes for plenty of action. On Saturday it’s the Spartan Beast, the most difficult race with 12-14 miles of distance and more than 30 signature Spartan obstacles to overcome. The obstacles are noteworthy in themselves—massive ladders, wall climbs, mud and more. Racers have to climb hills and mountains, under barbed wire, even cross fire.

       

      On Sunday it’s the Spartan Sprint, designed for first timers to seasoned veterans. The 3-5 mile course still packs over 20 obstacles. Both days see Spartan kids races with half-mile, one and two mile courses and scaled down obstacles. Along with their own mini festival area filled with games and children’s challenges.

       

      At the base area there’s finish festival with lifestyle exhibits, vendors, music, food and more. Spectating is $20 online or $25 onsite and includes $5 in Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, entry to the rocking festival area, and access to some of the obstacles on course, including the epic Gladiator pit and finish line.

       

      Test your own physical conditioning at the event with fitness challenges like pull-up, slosh pipe, Kaiser and traverse wall. At the post race party there’s music, food and beer.

       

      Spartan Races return next year on May 19-20. Call (800) 4 BIG BEAR.

    • 47th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest
      12/00 pm-11/00 pm
      10/28/2017
      42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States
      42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

      Big Bear Oktoberfest 2017 Second Weekend

      47th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest at Convention Center concludes with the annual “Spooktacular” with German American Brass Band and Kalifornia Krauts, Kleinen Bar Tanzer, adult and children’s Halloween costume contests, auf wiedersehen closing ceremonies. Noon-midnight, $19.99, $14.99 senior, $9.99 child. Call (909) 585-3000 or www.bigbearevents.com.

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  • Halloween in the Village
    5/00 pm-8/00 pm
    10/31/2017

    Halloween in the Village sees merchants passing out candy from 5-8 p.m. Call (909) 866-4607.

  • Harvest Party
    5/00 pm-8/00 pm
    10/31/2017

    Harvest Party; free games, food, fun at Big Bear Elementary (40940 Pennsylvania) 5-8 p.m. by Calvary Chapel. Call (909) 866-9328.

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