There are a wide variety of events that take place in and near the Big Bear Discovery Center. Kayak or canoe Big Bear Lake, join a naturalist for a hike or campfire program, learn how to pan for gold or build a birdhouse, or enjoy some Music in the Mountains! For more information, please visit the Southern California Mountains Foundation Events Page.
Guided hikes, star parties, painting workshops, scorpion hunts, natural history seminars - there's an event for every interest! All events are free and take place at the National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert, unless otherwise specified. Click on the following link for more information!
The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association (SGWA) hosts many special events during the year including campfire programs, ranger talks, and film festivals. There are also a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including wilderness patrol, creek clean-up days, and staffing visitor centers. For more information, please visit the volunteer sign-up list and calendar on this website.
Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, & Mar 14. No experience needed. Signing up ahead of time is unnecessary, just show up at the designated time and location, dress warmly, bring binoculars and a watch. Call or email contact for more information
Big Bear Lake meet 8 am at Big Bear Discovery Center. Lake Arrowhead/Lake Gregory 8 am at Skyforest Ranger Station. firstname.lastname@example.org 909-382-2600 x4022
This spectacular event features fun for the whole family! Takes place at the Visitor Center for the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument in Palm Desert. Join us for artists, kids' zone, vendors, music, and food.
Parking and admission are absolutely FREE! Shuttles will run from nearby St. Margaret's Church (47535 Hwy 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260) throughout the entire event.
Grab the family/friends and join us for a day of festivities that you won’t soon forget!