By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG: Big Bear is a quick one-hour drive away through the Lucerne Valley on Highway 18. Take your pick from three events happening this weekend.

The 2018 Fishin‘ for $50K Trout Tournament is back on June 9th and 10th. Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with five tagged fish worth $10,000 and more. Registration location is at 630 Bartlett Road.


  1. 5 tagged fish worth $10K each.
  2. Adult Male and Female: 1st place $500, 2nd place $250, 3rd place Free Entry for 2019 Fishin’ For 50K.
  3. Child Male & Female: 1st $250 Savings Bond, 2nd $100 Savings Bond.

Entry Cost: Adult Entry 16 years and older is $80 (price is for both days of the derby). Child Entry 15 years and younger is $30 (price is for both days of the derby). Discount Entry: 50% off entry with pontoon rental or lodging. 50% off with child entry with paying adult. 20% off first responders and military. 10% off local and second homeowners.

Awards Ceremony at Bartlett Events Area at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website:

Village Summer Wine Walk: An Afternoon of Shopping, Walking and Wine Tasting

$45 Tickets Still Available, VIP Tickets SOLD OUT

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its 10th annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. This merchant organized event showcases fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses. For 2018, the Village Business Association (VBA) is happy to welcome Classic Wines of California, Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, San Marcos Creek Vineyard, Millesime Cellars, Wiens Family Cellars, Graffino Wines, Oso Libre Winery, Vines on the Mary Crest and Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyards as participants in our 2018 Village Summer Wine Walk.

Ticket holders receive a map of the 28 participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass, raffle ticket and badge, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in. Guest check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive. Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old. The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m., shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing in front of Home Warehouse Design Center for event attendees.

“The Wine Walk has grown into a fabulous event that we designed to feature merchants here in the Village, but to also benefit all businesses and organizations in the valley.” said Cheri Wilson, chair of the VBA Wine Walk and owner of Home Warehouse Design Center, a participating store in the event. “The summer wine walk is a great opportunity to taste a variety of wines you might not ever have a chance to taste.”

The VBA is anticipating a sellout event of 1500 participants to enjoy an afternoon of great wines, wonderful hors d’oeuvres, music, mountain air and lake views.

Participating Businesses – Le Muse, Artisans, Etc., O Koo Ran, The Copper Q, Village Sweet Shoppe, Amangela’s, Del Lago’s Boutique, The Bath Workshop, Murray’s Saloon & Eatery, Home Warehouse Design Center, AV Nightclub, Brown Bear Gift Shop, Whiskey Dave’s, Wild Coyote Gallery, Bear Skins,Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, Camp Crib, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, a Holiday Inn Resort, Gems of the West, Turn Key Vacation Rentals and Barrel 33. (Subject to Change)

Contributing Restaurants – Sonora Cantina, The Captain’s Anchorage, Sister My Sister Bake Shop, Stillwell’s and Sweet Basil.

A portion of the proceeds benefit – BIG BEAR VALLEY EDUCATION TRUST, Christmas in The Village, and Halloween in The Village. Tickets are nonrefundable.

The Cave 40789 Village Dr“Uptown Funk” Bruno Mars Ultimate Tribute Band

Saturday, June 9th | Doors 6:30 p.m. | Opening Act 7:30p.m. | Headlining Act 9 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$20 | $30 | $40 + applicable fees. Tables are available for reservation. Call the box office for more information at (909) 878-020.


Uptown Funk is comprised of the best musicians and performers, specializing in a complete Bruno Mars concert production. These musicians love what they do and work hard together at being one of the very best tribute bands in the industry. Uptown Funk performs the full range of Bruno Mars’ live band onstage, including some of the most complex and challenging songs recorded and performed for live audiences. No other rendition of Bruno Mars’ music comes close to this level of accuracy during live performance, which has taken time to master, with unmatched attention to detail. Uptown Funk’s stage production captures it all flawlessly.

Uptown Funk offers a unique experience that will exceed your expectations. This tribute band includes a high stepping male vocalist and very talented musicians, who together provide an exciting mix of the Funk and R&B sound of Bruno Mars. Their experience and versatility allow this show band to perform at its best. Uptown Funk’s rhythmic familiar beat will keep the audience on their feet!

Uptown Funk invites you to experience the group and the music that defines a Pop Culture with their multitude of international platinum super hits. If you are looking for entertainment that is totally fresh, fun, unique, and full of energy for your next special event, accept no substitutes.

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