Community Events

See the local events that are happening during your trip!

Bear Lake Rendezvous

Bear Lake Rendezvous

Fur trappers and traders used the south end of Bear Lake as a rendezvous site in 1827 & 1828. Step back in time during the Bear Lake Rendezvous held in late August every year, and experience an authentic mountain man rendezvous. Activities include a black powder shoot, knife & hawk throw, kids games, Native American Dancers and much more!
Phone: 801-567-1194
Bear Lake Classic Bike Race

Bear Lake Classic Bike Race

------------------------------------------------CANCELLED for 2018-----------------------------------------------------------Three races in two days! Race them all or just one. Friday: Hill climb. Saturday: Road race. Sunday: Individual time trial.
Location: Bear Lake (Routes include Idaho and Utah)
Bear Lake - Parade of Homes 2018

Bear Lake - Parade of Homes 2018

-----------------------------------------------------------May 25-June 2-----------------------------------------------------------Friday, Saturday, Monday 10 am-8 pm. NOT OPEN SUNDAYS. Buy tickets for the 2018 Parade of Homes at Bear Lake Real Estate offices, Parade Homes or by using the Paypal link on their site. Tickets are $10, children 5 and under may enter homes free of charge. If you purchase online, bring your receipt and exchange for a ticket @ Bear Lake Realty 206 N. Bear Lake Blvd Garden City.
Location: Garden City, UT
Phone: 435-932-0422
Bear Lake Marathon - Run all 3 states!

Bear Lake Marathon - Run all 3 states!

-----------------------------------------------------June 7-9, 2018----------------------------------------------------------------THREE Days. THREE States. THREE Marathons. Perfect race weekend for 50-state club runners. Check THREE states off the list in one weekend without travel between races. Run one, run two, run all THREE. June 7 - Idaho June 8 - Wyoming June 9 - Utah All start/finish lines within 45 minutes of each other.
Location: Idaho, Utah, Wyoming
Utah & Idaho Free Fishing Day 2018

Utah & Idaho Free Fishing Day 2018

------------------------------------------------------------June 9, 2018------------------------------------------------------------Free Fishing Day is the only day you don`t need a license to fish in Utah. This year, Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 9, 2018. Everyone in Utah can fish for free that day, but all of the state`s other fishing laws and rules still apply. Download a copy of the Utah Fishing Guidebook for help understanding the regulations.
Location: Utah & Idaho
Phone: 801-476-2740
Gran Fondo Bear Lake

Gran Fondo Bear Lake

-----------------------------------------------------June 15-17, 2018----------------------------------------------------------------Three 100+ Mile Gran Fondo rides with a bonus warmup ride Thursday night around Bear Lake! All Trifecta Registrations receive a Gran Fondo Bear Lake jersey. 100+ Mile routes have shorter distance cutoff options. Riders will have the opportunity to have a shorter ride if desired. The Saturday 111 Mile ride has only one distance option.
Location: Garden City, UT
Classic Car Show - Woodruff

Classic Car Show - Woodruff

--------------------------------------------------------June 16, 2018--------------------------------------------------------Charity and Military Appreciation Car Show Free to the public. 9am gates open. No registration, just show up! 11am military Appreciation Ceremony Noon 4-H Hamburger Sale 1pmCharity Auction 2pm pinewood derby races 3pm Awards Ceremony
Location: Woodruff, UT
Phone: 307-679-7682
Mosquito Dash

Mosquito Dash

-----------------------------------------------------------July 7, 2018-----------------------------------------------------------Mosquito Dash and Breakfast Saturday, July 9th Run, jog, walk or bike the 3.2 mile route
Location: Randolph, UT
Phone: 435-793-3185
Bear Lake Car Show 2018

Bear Lake Car Show 2018

---------------------------------------------------------July 13-14, 2018---------------------------------------------------------
Location: Montpelier, ID (Stock Park)
Phone: 208-352-0313
Bear Lake Monster Swim

Bear Lake Monster Swim

------------------------------------------------------------July 14, 2018-----------------------------------------------------------The Bear Lake Monster Swim is a 10K point-to-point race across the width of Bear Lake (home of the Bear Lake Monster). It is one of three swims in the Utah Triple Crown. The swim is open to solo swimmers and 2 to 6-person relay teams. All solo swimmers must provide their own support paddler. Relay teams are responsible for providing their own support craft, large enough to hold all team members. Any solo swimmers would come early enough to provide kayak support for the 1 mile race will get an extra t-shirt.
Location: Garden City, UT
Bear Lake Alaskan Salmon BBQ & 5K

Bear Lake Alaskan Salmon BBQ & 5K

-----------------------------------------------Saturday, July 21, 2018----------------------------------------------------------Come enjoy some of Bear Lake`s finest scenery as you run or stroll from the St. Charles City Park around the Jericho Loop returning to the park to dine on fresh Alaskan Salmon (or BBQ`d hamburgers for the finicky, non-fish folks).
Location: St. Charles City Park Hwy 89 St. Charles, ID 83272
Phone: 208-221-6897
Merlin Olsen Golf Classic

Merlin Olsen Golf Classic

------------------------------------------------------------July 28, 2018-----------------------------------------------------------Bear Lake Watch is going to honor the legacy of Merlin Olsen with a Summer Golf classic on July 28, 2018 at Bear Lake West. Audience: All who love or will love Bear Lake including families, business & community leaders Purpose: To honor Merlin`s passion for protecting and preserving Bear Lake through a fun-filled summer golf event that brings like-minded people together while also raising funds to help keep Bear Lake…Clean, Deep and Blue. Results: Net proceeds from the golf tournament and auction will help fund the ongoing stewardship of The Bear Lake Research Fund.
Location: Bear Lake West Golf Course (Fish Haven, ID)
Raspberry Days 2018

Raspberry Days 2018

------------------------------------------------------AUGUST 2-4, 2018-------------------------------------------------------- The harvest of the delicious raspberry crop during August brings tourists from all across the U.S. and the world to sample these succulent treats. Come to Garden City to join in the festivities with craft booths, parade, rodeo and fireworks. Treat yourself to a famous Bear Lake raspberry shake all summer long!
Location: Garden City, UT 84028
Phone: 435-946-2197
Butch Cassidy Cook-Off & Reenactment

Butch Cassidy Cook-Off & Reenactment

----------------------------------------------------------August 11, 2018----------------------------------------------------------Butch Cassidy cook off and bank robbery reenactment! Don`t want to miss the infamous Butch Cassidy Museum while you`re at it.
Location: Montpelier, ID (Butch Cassidy Museum)
Phone: 208-317-9761
Rich County Fair 2018

Rich County Fair 2018

------------------------------------------------------------August 13-18, 2018----------------------------------------------------------- Rodeo, Fair, Prizes, and more! Have some family-friendly fun at the annual Rich County Fair.
Location: Randolph, UT
Phone: 435-512-5181
Bear Lake County Fair 2018

Bear Lake County Fair 2018

--------------------------------------------------------August 13-18, 2018--------------------------------------------------------Fairs & Festivals, Parades, and Rodeos!
Location: Montpelier, ID (Bear Lake County Fair Grounds)
Beaver Mountain Music Festival 2018

Beaver Mountain Music Festival 2018

--------------------------------------------------------August 17-18, 2018--------------------------------------------------------We have an amazing line-up of 31 incredible artists, including 13 nationally touring acts, bringing you funky jams, indie grooves, booming bass, and blistering bluegrass. This year`s festival will feature the Main Stage at the base of the grassy Face Lift Run and the Forest Stage will be electrified in the tall pines. Both stages will be running state of the art sound systems and mind-blowing lighting production.
Location: Beaver Mountain Ski Resort
Phone: 435-946-3610
Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon

Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon

-----------------------------------------------Saturday, Sept 15, 2018----------------------------------------------------------This race has grown into 4 distances. You can choose from Sprint, Olympic, Half, and Full options! Don`t miss out on the one and only Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon - come show us your Bear Lake Monster endurance.
Location: Garden City, UT 84028
Phone: 801-335-4940
AJ & Kelli Swearingen Concert

AJ & Kelli Swearingen Concert

--------------------------------------------------------September 21, 2018--------------------------------------------------------AJ Swearingen, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, grew up in a house where the classic country records of Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson were always spinning. “I love that music, but the folk records of the early ’70s like Gordon Lightfoot and Simon & Garfunkel are what really fueled my desire to pursue a life in music.” He began playing at 13 and started performing professionally in his late teens. His acoustic guitar fingerstyle echoes his influences - James Taylor, Paul Simon and Lindsey Buckingham - but his silky, soulful baritone voice is definitely his own.
Location: Montpelier, ID (Oregon/California Trail Center)
Phone: 208-847-3800

"The Bear" 100 Endurance Run

--------------------------------------------------------September 28, 2018-------------------------------------------------------A Cool, Autumn point to point race through the Pines, Golden Aspen and Red Maples of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest of Utah, the Bear River Range of Idaho and finishing at Bear Lake. Must have completed at least a 50 mile race in under 16 hours in order to enter - Race management reserves the right to deny entry to anyone for any reason.
Location: Logan-Bear Lake
Brenn Hill Christmas Concert

Brenn Hill Christmas Concert

---------------------------------------------------December 8, 2018---------------------------------------------------Brenn Hill is a singer/songwriter who doesn’t just sing about the West, he reveals its heart to anyone who will take the time to listen
Location: Montpelier, ID (Oregon/California Trail Center)
Phone: 208-847-3800