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What’s New: May Events in San Bernardino County
May 15, 2018
Monique Carter

What’s New: May Events in San Bernardino County

Annual, New and Nature-Inspired Events in Big Bear, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Joshua Tree & Redlands

From cycling to music festivals, there’s so much to experience throughout Southern California. Buckle up for a high-flying airshow at the Hangar 24 Airfest. Spring into the sun and check out some of the events happening in the mountains and deserts of San Bernardino County.

Photo credit: Jacob Avanzato



Shakti Fest

The 5 day yoga festival combines personal health, wellness and fun in one event. The Shakti Fest celebrates yoga and meditation in the tranquil surroundings of Joshua Tree. World-renowned yoga teachers guide you through a journey of personal growth and wellness, with plenty of time to enjoy soulful music and the rejuvenating energy of the desert.

When: May 10 - 14, 2018

Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center - 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Cost: Starting at $50

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Generated by creativity, community, positivity, music and art, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is a celebration of global music. Located in the majestic desert, the festival dives deep into funky desert style for this all ages event. World-wide musicians take the stage as music lovers jam out to great tunes. Throughout the weekend , the festival will be filled with positivity and passion with yoga sessions, art installations, live painting and other activities that only bring out positive vibes.

When: May 17 - May 20, 2018

Where: Joshua Tree Lake Campground - 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Cost: Starting at $60

Photo credit: Jacob Avanzato



Big Bear Lake May Fishing Festival at Pine Knot Marina

It’s time to bring out those fishing poles. The Big Bear Lake May Fishing Festival brings the joy of fishing to many. On the south shores of Big Bear Lakes, family and friends are invited to enjoy a weekend of fun in the San Bernardino Mountains. Stop by the exhibitor booths to dive deep into the world of outdoor fun and learn more about fishing. Be sure to keep an eye out and you might just catch some Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, and other fish swimming around the lake.

When: May 18 - 20, 2018

Where: 439 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost: FREE

Big Bear Lake Memorial Weekend "Grill & Chill"

The 1st Annual Big Bear Lake Grill and Chill is a combination of competition, food and festival fun. The three day event focuses on food with a grand KC BBQ State Championship. Attendees can watch as pitmasters work their magic competing to win the bragging rights of having the best BBQ around. The Craft Brew Festival is Sunday’s main event, with more than 30 breweries teaming up to close out the event with ice cold pours of delicious brews. Enjoy great food, live music, drafts and family-friendly fun all weekend long.

When: May 25 - 27, 2018

Where: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake - 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost: FREE

Memorial Day Show and Shine Car Show & Pinewood Derby

The Antique Car Club's Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby brings the best in antique and classic cars to the mountains. Automobiles of the past shine as the race down the lanes ofthe derby. The family-friendly events is a car lover’s dream as they get to admire the machinery of these modern day artifacts.

When: May 27, 2018

Where: Big Bear Snow Play at 42825 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear CA 92315

Cost: FREE

Spartan Race: SoCal Beast and Sprint - Snow Summit/ Big Bear

A test of endurance and strength, the Spartan Race is a three mile obstacle course constructed to test your will and change your life. The dynamic endurance test makes its way to the mountains, allowing participants to embark on a challenging trek to bring out their true Spartan.

When: May 19 - 20, 2018

Where: Snow Summit Ski Resort - 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost: Registration starts at $118 | Spectators $20


Crestline Wine and Stein in the Pines

Wine and dine yourself in the mountains of Crestline at the The North Shore Inn, which is situated directly across from Lake Gregory. Tour the mountain city and experience the art scene. Artists and antique shops showcase their signature works while wines and brews are constantly flowing. Come for the tasty sips and stay for the fun.

When: May 5, 2018


Lake Arrowhead 2018 Concert Series

Jumpstart the summer lakeside at the Lake Arrowhead 2018 Concert Series. In the heart of the Lake Arrowhead Village, lively bands take the stage to serenade the crowd. This outdoor summer concert series brings a variety of musicians and bands to the mountains for nights of fun under the stars.

When: Starting May 25, 2018

Where: Lake Arrowhead Village - 28200 CA-189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Cost: FREE



Hangar 24 Airfest

The Hangar 24 Airfest is back with a fantastic show of high-flying aircrafts. This year’s festival adds another notch of fun by hosting a beer festival. Hangar 24 has partnered with other breweries and wineries to host a beer garden alongside the airshow festivities. Expect to enjoy live music, tasty brews and a dazzling airshow during this two day event.

When: May 19 & 20, 2018

Where: Redlands Municipal Airport -  1755 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374

Cost: $15 - $175 | Discounts for Kids and Military personnel | Separate pricing for designated airshow seating

Redland Bicycle Classic -- Redlands

The Redland Bicycle Classic is back as the longest running invitational in American bike racing. Each year, professionals and enthusiasts strap on their helmets and gear up to race through Redlands and the surrounding communities. From Big Bear to Redlands, each stage of the biking event comes with a unique set of challenges, putting all racers to the test to see who will make it to the finish line.

When: May 2 - 6, 2018

Where: Starting Location | East Boat Ramp, North Shore, Big Bear Lake (*please refer to website for a complete list of events and locations)

Cost: FREE

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