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< Tuesday, July 27, 2021 >


All Day The Festival Will Go On! The Bear Valley Music Festival Returns July 23rd - August 1st!!
Bear Valley, CA...The Bear Valley Music Festival is a 53-year old icon in our community, and only a pandemic could make us miss a year. After much analysis, conversations with the state and county health officials, and listening to over 500 of you via the survey we sent out in February we are thrilled to announce that we’re back. We expect to make a formal announcement in early May that will include our robust safety protocols, the programming line-up and this year’s ticket sales process.


The 2021 Festival will be reduced to one week and two weekends, so we expect to sell out quickly. There is much more information to come, but for now mark your calendars for July 23rd - August 1st. The celebration will be especially sweet as we join together to finally enjoy live music again in the High Sierra.

See you soon!
The BVMF Board of Directors
All Day The 2021 Bear Valley Music Festival is July 23 - August 1st!
Bear Valley, CA...The 2021 Bear Valley Music Festival is July 23 - August 1st! Order your tickets now & make plans for your summer musical adventures in the California Alps.


About Bear Valley

CLICK HERE FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Bear Valley is located on Scenic Highway 4 in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest–an area known as the California Alps between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.

Make plans to come early for performances to enjoy beverages, snacks and the art exhibit–all to benefit the Festival.

The Festival is held in a large tent located in the heart of Bear Valley Village. In addition to the main performance tent, small tents are located adjacent and offer local wines from award-winning wineries, beer, beverages and snacks along with Festival merchandise for sale as fundraisers for the festival.

The annual Arts of Bear Valley exhibit is back this season and also supports the Festival. The exhibit is located in the Community building adjacent to the Festival tent.

A Brief History

The Bear Valley and Lake Alpine region of Alpine County has a rich history, and today hosts thousands of visitors, many who take part in the wide recreational activities available throughout the year.

This area was originally named Grizzly Bear Valley by explorer Jedediah Smith, who traveled up the Stanislaus River drainage on his journey across the Sierra Nevada in 1827 following the route of today’s Highway 4, which was designated a National Scenic Byway in October 2005.

In 1850, the route was traced by Major John Ebbetts, who led a company of miners across this route. The Major’s death in 1854 resulted in the naming of the pass in his honor. A toll road, known locally as the Big Trees Road, operated from 1866 to 1911, while today, the highway is one of Alpine County’s state scenic highways.

Development of the Bear Valley Village and nearby ski area began in the early 1960′s. Located on the site of Blood’s Toll Station, homesteaded by Harvey Blood a hundred years earlier, development began with the purchase of 480 acres in 1952 by the Orvis family, prominent San Joaquin Valley ranchers.

In 1955, 20 acres on the north side of the valley were subdivided, marking the beginning of today’s Bear Valley community.

The Bear Valley Mountain Resort, originally named Mt. Reba, opened in December 1967, while the construction of homes, condominiums and commercial facilities began about the same time.  Nearby Lake Alpine, a man-made reservoir, offers a rustic lodge, cabins, restaurant and store, as well as a large concentration of camping facilities.

Today, Bear Valley is a recreational paradise, offering a multitude of summer and winter sports, and is close to foothill golf courses and the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The community is also home to the oldest cultural event in Alpine County, the Bear Valley Music Festival, held every August.

Area Camping

Three dozen campgrounds, plus thousands of acres of dispersed camping, makes Alpine County a favorite with campers. A range of facilities are available, from primitive sites along rushing streams, to lakeside campgrounds with swimming, fishing and boating.

Developed facilities are managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Alpine County and California State Parks, as well as by private owners.

With elevations ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet, campgrounds are clustered around Lake Alpine on the west, and at Caples Lake, Hope Valley and Markleeville on the east.

Undeveloped, or dispersed, sites are found in a variety of locations around Alpine County. Popular spots include Centerville Flats, Wolf Creek Meadows, Pacific Valley and a variety of locations in Hope, Faith & Charity Valleys.

For more information please visit:
The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
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01:30 PM - 05:30 PM Calaveras Community Blood Drive on July 27th
San Andreas, CA...Vitalant (formerly BloodSource) will host the Calaveras Community blood drive to meet the community’s need for blood and blood products. There is currently a severe national blood shortage and all blood types are needed. There is no deferral if donors have received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they know which vaccine was administered. The blood drive is sponsored by the Calaveras Community Foundation.



To ensure sufficient social distancing donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Vitalant at 866-822-5663 or go to donors.vitalant.org, then choose Advanced Search and use blood drive code SMFM399. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 27 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church Hill Road,

San Andreas, CA 95249

QUESTIONS: For eligibility questions contact Vitalant 1-877-258-4825.

ELIGIBILITY: Whole blood donors must be at least 16 years old and there is no upper age limit. 16 year old’s must have a signed Vitalant parental consent form available online at Vitalant.org. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo I.D. Other donation types have specific eligibility criteria. Please visit vitalant.org/Donate/Donate-Blood-Overview for more information.

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About Vitalant

Vitalant is the nation’s second largest community blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 780,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 (877-25VITAL). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
06:00 PM Jill & the Giants at Taco Tuesday at Bistro Espresso July 27th from 6-9pm
Arnold, CA...Jill & the Giants at Taco Tuesday at Bistro Espresso July 27th from 6-9pm. Don't miss it.



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