Summer in the Mountains – Small Communities, Big Celebrations

Summer in the Mountains – Small Communities, Big Celebrations


Visiting the San Bernardino Mountains is often only thought of as a destination during the winter months. Of course, Running Springs, Arrowbear Lake, and Green Valley Lake are well known as being the closest communities  to Snow Valley where you can ski, snowboard, or take a scenic chair lift ride.


The truth of the matter is, as soon as the weather is warm, the Running Springs, Arrowbear, and Green Valley Lake communities are busy planning a robust calendar of celebrations and activities that appeal to every visitor.


Mountain Biking

If you are a mountain biking enthusiast, Snow Valley Bike Ranch boasts several downhill trails, that are as thrilling as they are beautiful. Take your bike and climb aboard the Snow Valley Mountain Express, which takes you to the perfect viewpoint where you will gain access to the mountain bike trails.


For information on summer hours and summer pricing, visit Snow Valley’s website.

Running Springs Farmers Market & Artisan Faire

Stop by the Running Springs Farmers Market & Artisan Faire to pick up a unique treasure or fresh organic produce, open every Saturday from 10am-2pm, from May 4 until September 28.

The market runs features a different theme for your enjoyment each weekend, and hosts a variety of vendors that sell local and artisanal products such as: “No pesticide” Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs, Farm Fresh Eggs, Microgreens, Flowers, Honey, Olive Oil, Bread, Jams, Art, Gifts, Clothing, Body Products, Live Music, and more!


View the full schedule of events on our events page.




Annual Mountain Arts Festival

The 10th Annual Mountain Arts Festival is returning to Running Springs from July 6-7. Rustic Arts and Fine Woodworking is hosting this free event at Rustique Furniture, and “wood” like to see you there!

Local artisans will be showcasing their creations at various booths, where you can select your own beautiful pieces to take home. There will be booths that feature: leather crafts, custom made wooden signs, glass art, photography, paintings, metal working, jewelry, handmade birdhouses, and more!


Address: 32088 California Hwy-18, Running Springs, CA 92382




Green Valley Lake Summer Concerts

Head up the mountain to Green Valley Lake, where there are summer concerts every other Saturday. The concerts are entirely free, and are held in the Community Garden. Watch local bands and performs play on a recently built stage. Bring your dancing shoes, or your favorite lawn chair and enjoy the music with beautiful lakeside views.

Keep your instruments handy because there are jam sessions held occasionally in the styles of Celtic, Old-Time, and Bluegrass, that anyone is free to join. You can email for more information.


Address: 33205 Green Valley Lake Rd, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341

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