Things to do in Big Bear in October

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October is the time of year to experience the colors of Fall come into the mountains.

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The nights are getting colder, and winter is coming. Visiting Big Bear in October is an excellent getaway if you want to escape the heat and relax in the peaceful forest.

Bring your winter clothes because it will get below freezing at nights, and we have even had early snowstorms in October.

Big Bear Lake is preparing to wrap up from a fun summer, so be sure to get your last boat rides in. The Fall is an excellent time of year to hike the trails in Big Bear with minimal crowds and embrace the beautiful foilage.

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Top Events happening in Big Bear during October:


– Nov. 7

Big Bear Convention Center

It’s the 50th Oktoberfest at Big Bear Lake, and they know what they are doing. Experience one of Big Bears oldest traditions when Oktoberfest takes over the town celebrating German food, beers, and live entertainment. It takes place every weekend throughout the month, so you have plenty of chances to attend this colossal event. 

Big Bear Yoga Festival

Virtual Event

Enjoy some outdoor wellness, music, and meditation. Get away from the noise of the city and find your inner peace with fellow yogis. Everyone is welcome to check out the events regardless of your skill level. There are free classes, as well as more in-depth practices. The point is to enjoy your present. In the form of a hike or a vinyasa, it is entirely up to you. 


Snow Summit

The Grizzly 100 and MTB Gran Fondo is the largest mountain bike race in Big Bear Valley.

ITH Full Moon Celebration

Oct. 31

Every full moon is a magical event in Big Bear. It earned its name because Fall is the time of year for restoring and preparing for the winter months ahead. Renew yourself under the Harvest Moon in the Big Bear Mountains. There is no better way to prepare for the changing of the seasons.

Halloween in the Village

Oct. 31

Big Bear Village

Trick or treating is not just for kids! This Halloween, head into the village where there are over 50 merchants with booths and shops open for you to adventure and explore. Make sure you wear a costume and watch out for kids running around collecting their treats.

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Weekly Local Events During September in Big Bear:

Tuesdays: Bear Valley Farmers Market 

Wednesdays: Wyatt’s Country Wednesdays

Thursdays: Babes on Boards

Everyday – Yoga Classes from Mountain Yoga Center

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Big Bear is Southern California’s ultimate four seasons mountain town. Plan on having a fantastic time whichever experiences you embark on and enjoy your time in the mountains.

Check out upcoming Big Bear events for your next adventure.

For October’s live music scene, The Cave is Big Bear’s largest venue.

If you have any questions about other events happening in Big Bear, please contact our receptionist at the Big Bear Retreat Center and Hostel.

Cofounder of ITH Hostels. I love traveling, hosting, gardening, golfing, fishing, and sailing.