Event Support

Want to hold an event in Big Bear?

The Director of Event Resources will serve as your “point person” to help you hold an event in Big Bear. The ERO is your source for scheduling a visit to Big Bear, reviewing potential event venue sites, facilitating meetings, and working through the permit process so you have a successful event. Our support services include:


Events Liaison – The ERO is the acting liaison between the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association for events held in Big Bear. The Office is your voice to help get you through the permit process, as well as scheduling meetings with City, Chamber and Resort Association officials and departments.

Event Calendar – The ERO maintains an up to date master calendar of events and can work with you to determine the best date for your event and avoid conflicts with other major events and activities.

Events Equipment Available For Use – The ERO has a MAP24 Mobile Stage 24 feet wide x 16 feet deep with canopy top, a JBL/Soundcraft PA/Soundsystem, 600 feet of Upscale Event Fencing, and 900 feet of Rolled Mesh Fencing. This equipment can be made available for use by events that are approved and permitted by the City of Big Bear Lake. Events in the Big Bear Valley outside city limits will be considered on a case by case basis if event is to bring a significant economic impact to the community.
Click here for a print out with more details and application for use.

Finding Local Services for Your Event – The ERO is the best place to start any inquiries into locating the services you need for your event. For example if you need equipment, port-a-potties, or other event production services the ERO is the best location for referrals.

Media Guide – The ERO keeps an up to date list of important media contacts in the Big Bear Valley and surrounding areas.
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Event Organizers’ Conference – Held during October every year, the ERO produces a free half-day conference to educate local event producers on the new advances in the events field, as well as build awareness on tactics, procedures, and tips to build a better event. Past Conference topics have included corporate sponsorships, event publicity and marketing, City permits, and finding ways to revitalize yearly events. This Conference is Big Bear’s primary way to stay current with the events industry and learn new ways to do an event.