September is shaping up to be an exciting month in Big Bear Lake! Labor Day weekend gets things started with an exciting lineup of activities. Of course it’s the start of Oktoberfest, a long standing tradition in Big Bear Lake. The fun continues with a poker run for the Grizzlies, the fabulous wine walk through The Village, PaddleFest is back and step back in time with the Hee Haw Honey Reunion! Book your Big Bear Lake cabin rental now and escape the heat in the fresh mountain air! Here are 5 Fun Events For September in Big Bear Lake.
Run For The Grizzlies – 9/12/15
Since 1996, a family of Grizzly Bears has made Big Bear their home at the Alpine Zoo, thanks to the fundraising efforts and hard work by the Inland Empire Chapter of Harley Davidson. The bears were re-located from Montana to keep both humans and the bears safe after a wild fire forced the mom and two cubs to begin foraging for food near wilderness camps and lodges. Almost 20 years later the bears are still doing well and thriving here in Southern California. Join the Friends of the Alpine Zoo, Chad’s Place and fellow motorcycle riders on the 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies, a fun 7 stop poker run beginning at the Barlett Events Area in The Village from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, barbeque and prize drawings. Tickets are just $30 for riders and $25 for passengers. Find out more about supporting this great cause at www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org Don’t worry, you probably won’t see any bears at your cabin rental in Big Bear Lake.
Fall Village Wine Walk – 9/12/15
Stroll through The Village while enjoying wine from around the world just minutes from your Big Bear Lake vacation rental! This merchant organized event is the perfect way to spend the weekend in the mountains. Over 25 businesses and restaurants are pairing up to serve wine and food from 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event has sold out in the past so get your tickets early! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Big Bear Valley Education Trust. Visit www.showclix.com/event/VillageWineWalk/tag/card for information.
PaddleFest (Rain Date) – 9/19/15
You can glide through the water in your own kayak rental from GetBoards while staying at your cabin rental in Big Bear Lake, or join in the fun of PaddleFest! The weather won’t keep the fun away this time! Rescheduled from July due to much needed rain showers, PaddleFest is back and water enthusiasts will be taking over the lake from the South Shore at The Pines Lakefront Restaurant. All July registrations will be honored. Participate in the 5K recreational race, 10K elite race, 20K around the lake challenge or just cheer on the competitors from the beach. Have some fun at the Beach Party with food, music, games and more! Visit www.bigbearpaddlefest.com for registration and event information.
Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon – 9/25/15- 9/26/15
The Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon returns for the 3rd year to challenge even the most experienced trail and marathon runners who dare to take on the elevation. The rocky terrain demands technical skills with steep climbs to 10,000 feet. Runners are rewarded with amazing views as the course circles the entire Big Bear Valley. Volunteers, aid stations and staff oversee the event and want everyone to succeed but few first timers cross the finish line. It’s the ultimate ultra marathon event! 50 mile and 50K races are also available. Get the details at www. kodiak100ultramarathon.com and book your Big Bear cabin rental for the race with us.
“Hee Haw Honey Reunion” with Barbi Benton & Misty Rowe – 9/26/15 & 9/27/15
Celebrate 25 years of foot stomping, knee-slapping country western entertainment with the Hee Haw’s original “honey’s” Barbi Benton and Misty Rowe, benefiting the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation. Two nights of musical enjoyment with a multi-instrumental band and fabulous costumes and dancing with special guests Amber Carpenter and the Dancing Fiddle Player Amberly Rosen. Join in the fun and prepare to be entertained at the Performing Arts Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are just $24.50. Visit www.citybigbearlake.com/index.php?view=details&id=273%3Ahee-haw-honey-reunion-presented-by-the-bvchdf&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=185
Get close to the fun or stay out of the way! Destination Big Bear has cabins for any budget and any size group. Ask our vacation rental experts about our luxury cabin rentals in Big Bear and pet friendly cabin rentals. Plan your getaway today by calling (909) 752-0234.