Tarl did an amazing job finding the right house & connecting me with others that made the process quick & easy. I closed in less than 21 days & was very happy. I can’t say enough about Tarl’s service & I would recommend him to anyone looking for a place in Big Bear. I thank Tarl again for everything.Cyndi Dart
Loved working with “real” real estate professionals. You & your team provided us with on time performance with regards to paperwork requirements & deadlines.  Your Docusign made everything easy, hassle free and on time.  Thank you for making this real estate experience painless & successful.Roland B Scott
Tarl Wood was a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. We are out of state buyers and he made us feel as though we were next door during the entire transaction. His follow up was great and he over delivered on everything we needed. Thank you Tarl for a great buying experience as it rare to experience such a seamless transaction, you are an asset to your team and I look forward to seeing you when we are up there!   …Robert Dubel
Tarl Wood was our agent that helped us with the purchase of our house. He did a fantastic job. He went above & beyond in helping us with the process of buying a home in Big Bear. It was a pleasure working with him every step of the purchase. Top notch!!!  Ken & Cindy Epema
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rahill Team, especially Rick & Lisa Seifert. At first the sale of our cabin seemed like a daunting task. Rick & his wife dug in and helped us prioritize what needed to be done.  They were constructive….never pushy. We were amazed at the difference de-cluttering made.  Rick patiently helped us through each step of the process.  The last time we entered an escrow was in 1992. The computer made it easier in so many ways …Dan & Delayne Stotts
Lisa Seifert was such a blast to work with. She patiently showed us cabin after cabin until we found our dream getaway. All along the way we learned so much about Big Bear & all the special places to go & have fun with our family & friends. She helped us through each step & was always there to answer any questions quickly. We feel blessed to have our family getaway so enjoyed what would have otherwise been a stressful process, thanks to Lisa …Sean & Elizabeth Stephens
Will knows Big Bear. He is a man of integrity and understands what you are looking for. If you are reading this recommendation then you are looking for someone to trust. Trust Will.Julie L Appel
Our experience with your office was great from the moment we walked in and fortunate enough to connect with Tarl Wood. Tarl listened to our concerns, needs and budget and went over and above our expectations to find us the cabin we wanted. Tarl understood that we lived far from Big Bear so when we made the drive up he maximized our time & showed us every available property. Tarl also kept in close contact through email & phone conversations to let us know of “new” …Perry & Colette Gustafson
I truly appreciated my time at the Rahill Real Estate Group. My agent, Tarl Wood, was a pleasure to work with. I felt zero pressure to buy a house and he didn’t get mad when I lost his favorite pen ! 🙂Richard O'Connor
Seldom does one receive customer service as satisfying as was provided by our agent, Tarl Wood. He was professional & personable and made a process that might otherwise have been stressful, progress smoothly & efficiently. His warm and friendly personality made him a pleasure to work with and I would whole-heartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a competent agent. Thank you Lisa Seifert for referring us to one of your best.Sandy Smith
Will is an amazing Real Estate agent with a wonderful team that is always on top of what is going on in Big Bear. He is an honest and trustworthy person who will help you with your real estate deals and questions.Nicole Lathrop
We have used Will on several properties and have found him & his staff to be very knowledgeable & courteous to me and our staff. Closings go smoothly which we like very much and Will & Nicki follow up with escrow to make sure there are no loose ends. We are happy, satisfied clients!Portia Frost
Will is talented, hard working and professional. I highly recommend him!Mary Scott
Will helped us find the perfect home in Big Bear. During our hunt he showed us many homes, fine-tuned the search as we gave him feedback, and did not high pressure us for a sale. Will is very knowledgeable about the properties in Big Bear and readily available to answer questions. We appreciated his honesty and patience. Thank you, WillOlivia Kennedy
Will is not only a great agent, he is intelligent and always looking out for his clients best interest! Thanks Will!Heather Hilliard
I would like to recognize Tarl for providing the best experience possible as our agent. Tarl met all my expectations as a professional and my expectations are high!  Thank you!Maritza Makemson
Lisa, John & I have bought and sold over ten properties with eight different real estate people. You by far exceed them all in every way. You simply are the best and a wonderful person.  John & Karen Schofield
Superior local knowledge and a true dedication to both his personal and professional lives are what set Will apart from the masses. Will’s integrity in his craft is unsurpassed. You could not choose a finer practitioner.Kevin Dougherty
You are the best! Thanks so much for making it as effortless as possible during the process of buying. We’re grateful for your attention, warmth, knowledge and enthusiasm. We think of you as a friend in Big Bear and hope to see you soon. And thanks for offering to answer any further questions regarding improvements and maintenance. Chal Pivik
Tarl did an excellent job. He was professional, honest, on time & worked extra hard even though it was a small commission. Thanks Tarl and Rahill Real Estate Team.Kevin McKee
Lisa was really fantastic from the initial contact, through closing and beyond. Friendly, professional, and clearly an expertTzvi Haber
I was very happy with my agent, Tarl Wood. He was very responsive, professional, and dependable. He took more than sufficient time to keep us up to speed & meet our needs. His service was top rate, exceptional!Ryan Miller
Will has the professional integrity that it takes to ensure complete customer satisfaction. He has my stamp of approval.David Owings
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to your agency so very much for helping us find our perfect home in Big Bear. We love it, and your website was perfect for searching the Big Bear Valley Area for the one special place. Our realtor, Lisa Seifert was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and very patient. She always seemed to have time to answer our questions, no matter how small, and would even respond late at night. It felt …Scott & Elaine Hudson
I’ve recently utilized Lisa Seifert’s talents to close on two properties within the past year. She is the most competent and reliable real estate professional that I’ve come across. Going forward, regardless of who is listing the property, I will always call Lisa first. I hope you realize what a gem you have within your company. Cherish her because good people are hard to find these days.James Black
When my wife & I started getting interested in purchasing a vacation home in Big Bear, we really didn’t know for sure what we wanted & weren’t entirely sure with the area, so I started searching the web to find a real estate agent to help answer our questions. The first real estate agency I emailed replied a couple days later and then I didn’t hear back from them for over a week. Therefore, I decided to try a different agency. However, I never …Brad Gilpin
Very happy we chose Will Rahill to sell our property. He gave us great advise, very communicative, down to earth person. If you are looking for a Realtor who is smart, well connected and will market your property the right way…hire Will.Patrick Beneventi
Will Rahill’s team have proven to be professional & efficient. I am thankful to Will for his accurate suggestions to upgrade the property and to Rick Seifert for his caring & availability. The combination made the sale immediate & smooth. Excellent team! Highly recommendable!!!!Fariba Rofougaran
Will is honest, trustworthy, and an all-around great person! He is very intelligent and a hard worker (and a lot of fun too!). I trust him with my real estate needs!Chris Nagel
Thank you for the great service you and your team provided.Karim
I’m writing this letter to let you know how pleased we were about Tarl’s caring attitude. Tarl exceeded our expectations. He took time to find out our needs & knew which homes we’d like to see. He gave us his personal knowledge of the area including restaurants, activities & winterization. We feel Tarl is a great person and cares for people’s needs. Thank you!Juan & Irma Orozco
As both a homeowner and a real estate investor in California and out of the U.S.A. over the past forty years,  I’ve worked with many realtors.  I truly think you are one of the best. You helped our family sell our wonderful but quite dated Big Bear vacation rental home by tactfully suggesting reasonable improvement ideas and recommending trustworthy contractors, and by realistically pricing it and steadfastly showing it during a very bad sellers’ market.  Furthermore, you exuded confidence that you would sell it, and …Shirley Kedes
I was very pleased with the service I had from Will Rahill. I found him to be very professional yet very nice to deal with & very informative. I have bought & sold many homes over the past years and can honestly say that working with Will & Nicki was the easiest & most pleasant.Jane Alexander
Lori & I are very pleased with your service. Team Rahill is very lucky to have Tarl as your agent. Tarl is very special in all his skills and is an asset to your firm. I have sold life insurance for 30 years and know a gem when I meet them. Thanks for all your services!Frank & Lori Garcia
Both my wife & I were very happy with all the work Lisa Seifert did to find our Big Bear property. Lisa worked hard for 6 months to find the property where we can build a cabin in Big Bear. She stayed in touch and kept us aware along the way. We are both very pleased.   Thank you!    Dave & Jeanne Jensen
I have known Will for over 15 years. We met while working for an organization that teaches people with disabilities to ski. I agree with the previous testimonials that are singing his praises, and I would add loyal and conscientious. He truly cares about treating people right and standing by friends.Jason Schetter
I decided to sell my house in Big Bear, so I contacted a few realtors.  After looking at Will’s marketing plan to sell my house and his realistic evaluation of the market value of my house, I decided to list my house with Will’s team.  Other realtors gave me decent evaluations, but no one had such a strong marketing plan as Will’s team.   Within a week after it hit the multiples, I received a strong offer.  After brief counter offers the property was put into escrow.  …James Evans
Lisa & Rick were absolutely fabulous!! We were referred to them by a friend from down the hill, called and scheduled to meet, and the same day found a house we loved. The best part is that we came up with a long list of homes we wanted to see, but Rick & Lisa also brought us to a few houses not on our list and came up with a home that we instantly fell in love with. Lisa was available at all hours, …Todd & Yorley Blacher
Lisa, you have been such a breath of fresh air in this process. When we began working with you, you really helped put our minds at ease. Thank you for your guidance and support it has made all the difference.Javier & Cassandra
We had a very nice experience dealing with Rahill Real Estate. In particular, our agent, Lisa Seifert!! She was patient, informative, and made herself very available to any and all questions and requests we had for her. Her knowledge of the area and understanding of what we were looking for in a family cabin helped the process be as efficient and easy as possible. We feel very fortunate she answered the phone when I called inquiring about the property that caught our eye.  Thank …Ron & Carol DePompa
Lisa Seifert was an excellent representative of your agency. She was always available, knowledgeable and got us all the answers to all of our questions. She has a great positive attitude, and is very friendly. I chose Rahill Real Estate because of your affiliation with the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and I’m glad I did. Not having any experience with working with a realtor before, I was a little apprehensive. The experience was perfect.Susan Pearson
Will, You were great during the whole process of selling our cabin in Big Bear. Very professional, honest, firm and trustworthy. You did whatever you promised you would and did it in the best way. Thank you!Hashemi's
Over the years I have purchased & sold many properties including commercial & rentals. During this time I have been involved with numerous realtors and Tarl is one of the best. After I purchased this home, Tarl did not disappear (as most agents do) but continued to be very responsive to my needs & is still helping me get settled. I have no doubt Tarl will be even more successful going forward as I will go out of my way to recommend him to …Pete Buenzli
I can’t thank you enough for all you did to make this whole process go smoothly. I couldn’t have done it without you Lisa.Cheryl Soave
Will was good, very good.  I felt I knew who I was dealing with, which you don’t get with most real estate agents.  He was great!Keegan McGrath
We could not be any more pleased with the job that Tarl has done on our behalf. Throughout the whole process he has been available and sensitive to our questions & worries. I would like to thank all of you at the Rahill Real Estate Group for helping us make our dream come true. Especially you, Tarl!Bob & Terri Miller
Having worked side by side with Will when I lived in Big Bear, he’s my go-to agent for every referral I have. I trust sending my LA based clients to him, because I know they’ll get the same great service from Will that they do when they work with my own team locally.Deanna Wallo-Whipp
Rick was great! House was priced right, sold quickly, smooth transaction and short escrow. Thanks you!Sudie Smartt
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Tarl Wood.  He was engaging, quick to respond and professional. We were regularly updated as to time frames, condo repairs & paperwork. Thank you, Tarl.Don & Elizabeth Harris
My wife and I bought a house in Big Bear Lake from Will Rahill in 2008. We love our home here.  Will, made the experience wonderful.  He is very knowledgeable and he knows how to do his job in a quick and efficient manner.   Will also gave us a lot of pointers on the town and people here and he gave my son his first set of skis and boots. We would highly recommend him.Paul & Andrea Columbis
Lisa did a fantastic job as our agent. Her approach was always positive and helpful, yet not pushy and was always respectful to us as home buyers understanding our desire to find the perfect Big Bear home. Once we entered into a contract with the seller, Lisa was extremely knowledgeable and willing to respond to our questions or concerns day or night, in a very timely manner! It is obvious Lisa Seifert is a very hard-working and caring individual. We feel fortunate to have …Andrea
Very attentive, Will will help you find what you’re looking for.Karen Scholl
It is always great working with Will. He is very trustworthy as well as kind. I would highly recommend Will to anyone interested in real estate. He genuinely enjoys helping people.Sara Gordon
What a grand experience I had working with Rick & Nicki. You have a very professional, efficient crew at your office. I felt as if I was kept informed on my listing, progress of sale, and the negotiation process. Rick guided me through it all with clarity and patience. I appreciated the constant communication that I had from/with Rick & Nicki, along with the MLS emails. I look forward to spreading the word about the exceptional service that I received from the Rahill Real …Karin Powell
Will, we had heard your real estate team was great, but now I can say firsthand I know why your company is considered the top real estate group in Big Bear.  I am someone who owns a service business, and did specialized studies in service delivery in graduate school. I really value great service. I am serious when I say that Tarl Wood is the best service provider I have worked with this year (and possibly ever, but I’d have to go way back …Colin & Cathy Walker
Lisa was wonderful to work with. We had dealt with several realtors on the mountain and had noticed a lack of professionalism until Lisa.   She made us feel as though we were really important.  Not just another buyer, she cared about making sure we were happy and well taken care of the entire process.  Jeff & Noel Donahue
Lisa is the most amazing person I ever met. It is a good thing we have no plans to move again, because I can’t imagine going through another transaction without her. Every person I spoke with while going through the rigors of selling a home have only had the highest praise for her. She was on time for every meeting, she was available every time I needed her, she worked well with all the people involved in this sale including the contractor, buyers, other …Donna Cooper
My husband and I couldn’t be happier about the service we received from Will Rahill and his team.  His knowledge of the market and unique strategies for listing our higher-end home were unimpeachable. The process was efficient and resolved much more quickly than we’d ever imagined possible. He was also extremely responsive, encouraging, and persistent in getting us through it all without undo stress. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again or recommend him to friends. Thanks for the opportunity to let us share …Lorraine Wolfe, Ph.D.
Lisa did a great job helping with our close. Thanks!Frank & Maryann Horak
Lisa & Rahill exceeded our expectations.  I feel Lisa is just as interested in making friendships as she is in selling real estate. She showed us 19 properties in one afternoon. That must be some kind of record. Talk about organized & multi-tasking all at once. Very impressive. I wish she worked for me at my firm.Mark & Diane Frank
We had been looking for a property for about 3 years and in our search, we met Tarl Wood. He was very accommodating. He showed us properties when we came to town and also sent us some to view online. He would always make himself available and gave us some insight on rentals and regulations. The process was very smooth with no problems or issues. We would definitely recommend to future buyers.Mike & Cathy Butkus
Best experience I’ve ever had! From day 1 through escrow closing & beyond, Rick of Rahill Real Estate was there for “me”……….Sheila Pitts
Will never quits and keeps looking for the best possible outcome. Thanks to Will’s integrity, tenacity, and compassion, we were able to sell a family home.Lisa L. Magnuson
Lisa, my son Joe was spot on when he recommended the Rahill Real Estate Group. It was comforting to have a person who could understand the emotional problems in having to give up my dads cabin. Thank you for being so sweet.Lois Lillibridge
Will was always prompt, knowledgeable, courteous, & helpful throughout the entire home-buying process.Bill LaGrosso
Will was a pleasure to work with!Travis Martinez
Will was a real treat to work with…professional, experienced and he sold our home the first weekend it was on the market. We had a difficult buyer and if it wasn’t for Will “talking me off the ledge” a number of times, I’m sure I would have blown the sale. He’s calm and cool under pressure and made selling our home easy. Thanks Will.Christie Walker
Will did an exceptional job selling our cabin. Always honest & upfront. Always kept us informed of what was happening.  Thank you!Bill & Pam Hartley
We wish to thank you for our agent Lisa Seifert.  She is truly a patient and sincere person & so down to earth!  Our experience with Rahill Real Estate Group has been quick & smooth even with a Cal Vet loan!  Dell & Laura Warfield
This was our first home purchase since we retired 2 years ago. During my 35 year career, we were moved 7 times domestically and 6 times internationally. The property purchase in your area was, by far, the easiest one we have experienced. We were guided through the process by our agent, Lisa Seifert. Lisa was patient with our ever changing goals, as we viewed dozens of properties and learned more about the area. She provided concise guidance, communicated with us on a daily basis, …Mike & Roseanne Mollere
If you’re looking for a professional, intelligent and personable Realtor who knows Big Bear, Will Rahill is the guy for you.Megan Blaney
Our experience with Team Rahill was very positive at all times. We worked with Tarl Wood over several months. Tarl provided advice & important knowledge of the area which helped us make decisions. As a result, we made a purchase we are very happy with.Max & Julie Perdue
Tarl Wood was awesome and I had a great experience with The Rahill Real Estate Group and the progress. Thank you!Rick Pathi
I’ve known Will for 18 years from snow skiing, investing in stocks, and buying and selling homes! You’ve got a great guy working for you!Bryan Dilbeck
Will, great Job!  I got the dream property I wanted. Aneta Black
Mr. Rahill, thank you for the informational disc and your interest in my experience. In short, “the best experience of my life”. Jonathan is an asset to your business and a delight to work with. The time flew by and I’m very happy with my purchase. I look forward to meeting you on the mountain soon.Rick Negrette
Will was very good to work with.  He was knowledgeable, about the market, candid about the process, reliable in his communication.  I recommend him.Rob Drew
I’ve known Will for 25 years, and there is nobody I would trust or recommend more highly.Mark Spurlock
Will is the best realtor in Big Bear!Angela Priola Naylor
Relying on an agent to represent you in a real estate transaction is all about trust. The profession sometimes draws “salespeople” that are more interested in their wallets than your needs. There isn’t anyone I would trust more than Will to be my advocate buying real estate, both from a technical perspective in understanding the angles of the “deal” and more importantly, knowing that integrity and helping people are more important to Will than what’s in his wallet.Wade Griffis
Will has the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. He is intelligent, honest and capable, and he has my strongest personal recommendation.Kenneth M. Klein
Excellent Agent! Will did a great job for me!Fred Liebel
Will consummately blends his extensive market knowledge and attention to detail with keeping things simple and in a lay-person’s terms. His skill, confidence and familiarity with all aspects of the process ensured that my home purchase as convenient and effortless as possible. I will no doubt use his expertise again and I unequivocally recommend others do the same.Tom Peirce
Thank you for all of your hard work in making this happen! My house was the last of about 5 properties to go on the market on our street and I think the first to sell.   Donna Gurule
Will is a very helpful and knowledgeable realtor!Jessica Stack Yeoman
I have known Will for over 20 years. You will not find a real estate professional with more integrity, honesty and knowledge of the Big Bear area than Will. He is the first person I call when I need investment advice and/or have questions about real estate.Paul Skip Sjoberg
Thank you very much! We had a wonderful experience of buying land with Tarl Wood. He provided excellent services and he was always prompt, helpful and informative. I would not hesitate to recommend Tarl’s services to anyone we know. We also loved the easiness & convenience of signing all documents online.Glenn & Vera Savage
Lisa is a great agent who worked very hard to keep us informed of every step of the house sale. Her knowledge of the industry and her honesty are well appreciated by us all in a very stressful time. She made it a lot easier. She always kept us informed almost on a daily basis.  David & Judy Behrens
Best down to earth and honest real estate agent I know.Kim Nunes Bailey
Will is the type of real estate consultant that everyone needs: honest, extremely bright, thorough and just a fantastic person. He is passionate about helping people and finding the right fit for his clients. Procuring real estate is a huge financial investment and often times an emotional one. He takes great care in his work and takes the prudent approach to conducting ethical business. I highly recommend him.Sue Schroeder
Will is integrity all the way.Tara Rokstad
Rick was great from the start. He was not pushy and answered all our questions. If there was something he didn’t know he would be honest about it and got back to us with an answer. He was very easy going and always on time. Since we live in Anaheim, he made all arrangements to accommodate us. He also referred us to a great lender and kept us in the loop at all times. This was the best home buying experience we’ve ever had. …Hyong & Hilda Perkins
I’ve known Will for well over 20 years and has my highest recommendation as a professional who pays attention to detail while looking out for the best interests of his clients.Sean E Stall
I would like to say how great my agent Lisa Seifert at the Rahill Real Estate was in helping me find my new home in Big Bear Lake. She has to be the best agent that I have ever had in all the years that I been buying homes. She took the time to show me all the homes that were in the Big Bear Lake area and never gave up the hunt to find me my home.  She is a supper person and …Jim Bullard
Lisa was professional and yet friendly and caring. She was not just interested in making a sale, but she made sure that I would be happy & comfortable in whatever home I chose. Lisa always used the utmost integrity. She will be my first choice for a Realtor in the future.    Adrienne Schubert
Will was great to work with. He showed me several homes that were within the parameters of my price point, and only homes with the size and amenities I was looking for. The foreclosure purchase I made went very smoothly, and Will kept me updated throughout the process. Will is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of the Big Bear area, and is very involved in the community. I highly recommend Will for your real estate needs.Manuel Gutierrez
We appreciated all of Rick’s efforts & professionalism. It made the sales transaction easy & straight forward.Rich Roche

What’s Up in Big Bear August 26, 2016

Live At The Cave

oneHungry for heavy metal? Let Dokken satisfy your craving. This Grammy nominated American metal band has sold more then 10 million albums worldwide with countless Billboard charted singles! This band exemplifies live rock and roll as a headliner in their own right and historically and currently performs with such bands as Scorpions, Van Halen, Metallica and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer!

Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Concert Starts: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 – $45

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.

Intro To Geocaching
At The Discovery Center

twoLearn all about the worldwide scavenger hunt known as geocaching. Learn how to navigate online to find caches, how to use a GPS unit to locate caches, and learn about environmental ethics associated with the sport. No experience necessary, all tools provided. Please call to sign up – class limited to 15 people.

Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE

Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy 38)

Wyatt’s Saloon
Honky Tonk Nights

threeKick up your heels at Wyatt’s Cafe and Saloon! Live country western music and line dancing. (Free lessons for beginners.) Good food, good music and good fun! At Wyatt’s, you’re sure to see some old friends and make plenty of new ones!

AUGUST 26 & 27
Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Big Bear Lake
Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

fourA perfect pairing! Relax and enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by The Pines Lakefront and live jazz with Mike Cross & The Real Jazz Trio and special guest Nancy Walker. See the sky change from brilliant blue to soft pink and orange while cruising Big Bear Lake with that special someone. Reservation required.

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $75 pp

Miss Liberty Tours
439 Pine Knot Dr.

Friday Night
At The Cave

fiveNo cover charge! Local musicians will get there chance to be discovered as they perform live on-stage at The Cave. Come on down, grab a bite to eat, a cold brew and support your local bands! This week The Cave features Manifest Illusion.

Doors Open: 8 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Must be 18+

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.


DAILY: Animal Enrichment Program at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

– Staff will encourage behaviors in animals that might occur in the wild! Adults $12, Children (3-10) & Seniors (60 & up) $9, under 3 is FREE,. 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 43285 Goldmine Dr. 909-584-1299

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Campfire Nights at the Discovery Center

– Bundle up for this old-fashioned ranger campfire! Friday night is a Star Party where you can look at the stars and planets through a variety a telescopes courtesy of our local astronomers. Saturday night is a ranger talk about Hiking Trails in Big Bear. FREE. 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy 38) 909-382-2790

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27: Mountain Communities Health Fair

– Vision, hearing and dental screenings along with car seat program, child I.D. program and activities for kids. FREE. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Big Bear Lake Convention Center 42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000

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What’s Up in Big Bear August 19, 2016

Music In The Mountains Presents
The Long Run

oneSouthern Rock meets California Rock! Premier Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, SouthBound and Co., opens for headliner, The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, at the Discovery Center Amphitheater. A greatest hits evening of two quintessential 70s classic rock bands help raise funds for the Discovery Center under the stars, one night; one low price. Available at Mountains-Foundation.org; The Cave Box office, Visitors Center and at Ticket Gate.

Gates Open: 5 p.m.
Concert Starts: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $30 – $40

Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy 38)

15th Annual
Big Bear Renaissance Faire

twoHear ye, hear ye! Join us for a final weekend of mirth and merriment! Village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances and other fun!

AUGUST 20 & 21
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Daily: $12 – $15

Pederson’s Mill
39115 Rim of the World Dr.

33rd Annual
Antique Wooden Boat Show

threeCome see the beautiful display of Antique Wooden Boats at the Pine Knot Landing Docks. Most of the boat owners and skippers will be there to talk about the history of their boats. Classic cars from the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club will also be on display.

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Pine Knot Marina
400 Pine Knot Ave.

18th Annual
Art On The Lake

fourRelax and enjoy a stroll through this art show where more than forty exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers and sculptors from around the region will be exhibiting their work. Live music, beer and wine garden and a variety of food vendors.

Reception: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Show: 10 a.m. 7 p.m.
Show: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bartlett Event Area
630 Bartlett Rd.

Big Bear ROMP

fiveSummer fun couldn’t get any bigger! An adventurous weekend filled with live music, dancing, pool parties, outdoor adventure and all sorts of after-hours mischief. Catered specially to bears, cubs and a diverse group of gay men big and small, Big Bear ROMP is making a splash again this summer here in Big Bear Lake.

AUGUST 18 – 21
For event schedule visit:

The Lodge at Big Bear
40650 Village Dr.

Dog Dayz of Summer
Pet Adoption Event

sixAdopt a pet, get low-cost vaccinations for your furry friends and enjoy a beautiful day on Big Bear Lake. Hot dogs will be served all day! Participants receive 20% off all activities and rentals.

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Captain John’s Fawn
Harbor & Marina
39369 North Shore Dr.

Aarons Big Bear
Bass Tournament

sevenGet hooked! This is the fourth in a series of five bass fishing tournaments for the summer. Sponsored by Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins.

Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entry: $180

The Boathouse Tavern
350 Alden Rd.

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What’s Up in Big Bear August 12, 2016

Big Bear Antique Car Club
27th Annual Fun Run

oneCruise through Big Bear Village this weekend and see 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods lining the streets. Saturday is the best day to view the cars on display and the Fun Run drive around the Lake is at 3 pm on Saturday. Spectators are free!

Registration: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Viewing: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fun Run: 3 p.m.
Awards: 9 a.m.

The Village of Big Bear Lake
630 Bartlett Rd.

Beatles vs. Stones
At The Cave

twoThe British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history, which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel a musical “shoot out of the hits” if you will. Featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash.

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 – $30

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.

Ice Cream Safari At
Big Bear Alpine Zoo

threeCool down your hot summer day with a bowl of ice cream as you tour the zoo. Different flavors will be available at five ice cream stations. Learn about the zoo’s residents and how they each came to be there. (Cost is in addition to zoo admission.)

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $5 + admission

Big Bear Alpine Zoo
43285 Goldmine Dr.

Master Of Puppets:
A Metallica Tribute

fourScreamin’ on the Mountain! Hardcore Metallica fans will forget they are watching a tribute band during this dynamic stage show with a precise portrayal of Metallica’s music. This band leaves fans feeling like they have had a true Metallica experience.

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $30

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.

15th Annual
Big Bear Renaissance Faire

fiveJoin us for mirth and merriment! The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances and other fun!

SAT. & SUN. – AUGUST 12 & 13
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $12 – $73

Pederson’s Mill
39115 Rim of the World Dr.


TUESDAY’S: Farmer’s Market

– Get fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. Stroll through booths featuring local arts and crafts, unique clothing and more. FREE. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12: Campfire Ranger Talk: BATS!

– Bundle up and listen in as Linda Stamer leads a campfire talk about bats at the Discovery Center. FREE. 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38) 909-382-2790

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13: Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program

– Kids ages 8 – 17 are offered an airplane ride around Big Bear and basic information about flying. FREE. 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. 501 Valley Blvd. 909-547-0832

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14: Tapas, Jazz & Chocolate from Around the World

– Music with Real Jazz Trio, 4 courses of delicious “tapas” of gourmet food, buffet of delectable chocolate, wine bar, live/silent auction. $60. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 880 Canyon Rd. 909-866-3200

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