Bear Valley Music Festival

The Bear Valley Music Festival is in its 41st year of bringing the finest in classical music to the mountains, the last weekend in July through the first weekend in August. World class soloists, full symphony orchestra, fully staged opera, plus great non-classical music, make this the premier cultural event in the High Sierra. For information call the Festival office at 209-753-2574 or visit their website at

Ironstone Summer Concert Series

Nestled against the Sierra Foothills, in the heart of California’s scenic Gold Country, Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheater is a spectacular setting for enjoying music in the mountains. Ironstone Vineyards will surprise and delight you with a winery that places as much emphasis on the natural beauty and history of our surroundings, as they do on the quality of their wines. More information on Ironstone click here.

Summer in Bear Valley Village & Lake Alpine

Find yourself in one of the most secluded parts of the Stanislaus National Forest. Bear Valley Village rests at 7,000′ on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada. Spectacular Bear Valley winters (boasting a 30 foot avg. annual snowfall) are followed by sensational summers, offering abundant outdoor adventure, an annual music festival, fishing, camping, exciting special events and a comfortable mountain climate.

Upon entering the quaint mountain village, visitors encounter a unique atmosphere far different from typical tourist areas. Bear Valley is home to a variety of shops, services, cabins, condominiums and mountain properties, not to mention clear mountain air, rivers, lakes & streams, towering pine trees and dramatic vistas in all directions.  Equipment, guide services and information for nearly every type of outdoor activity are available year round for rent or sale in Bear Valley Village.

Mountain Biking Bicycle Touring
Hiking/Walking Camping Backpacking
Flatwater Kayaking Volleyball Rock Climbing
Fishing BV Music Festival Wine Tasting
Whitewater Rafting The Death Ride Swimming
Mokelumne Wilderness Carson-Iceberg Wilderness OHV Access Areas
Bear Valley Triathlon Equestrian Trails Stanislaus River