During the summer, Bass Lake, California transforms into an outdoor adventurer’s paradise complete with boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and tons of family friendly activities. Located within 18 miles of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake is the perfect hub for city dwellers craving a vacation that includes a healthy balance of relaxation and excitement. Watersports like paddle boarding, kayaking, waterskiing, and wakeboarding dominate the lake, and there’s always time for horseback riding, birdwatching, and viewing the waterfalls at Yosemite National Park. Keep reading for a list of 2021 summer events to keep you entertained during your stay.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Ducey’s – Treat your best gal to a lovely lunch at Ducey’s on the Lake on Sunday, May 9th. Afterwards, walk of your lunch while shopping at the Mother’s Day Craft Fair. Local artists and vendors will showcase custom made goods, unique finds, and handmade items including jewelry, accessories, apparel, cosmetics, furniture, décor, toys, ceramics, candles, and artwork. Visit basslake.com for more information.
Summer Vibes at Marina Bar and Grill -- Live music, fun in the sun, and awesome food daily from 12-3 pm and 6-9 pm starting May 28th through September 6th. View the schedule at basslakeboatrentals.com/bass-lake-things-to-do/
Rock Climbing Day – Tuesday June 1st is Rock Climbing Day for Bass Lake. Take advantage of the local holiday by going on your own rock-climbing tour for a full or half day with up to 6 people! No prior experience is required as your guide will cater to your abilities. Sign up at yosemitethisyear.com.
Oakhurst Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday from June 3rd to September 16th, the local farmers market is open at True Value Homecenter. Be sure to stop by for some fresh flowers or local produce. This farmers market has everything from eggs and jams to herbs and honey! Truevaluehomecenter.com
Jason Cade Live Music – Stop by the Toca Madera Winery on June 6th to enjoy some live music sung by Jason Cade. Reservations are strongly encouraged but not required. You can bring a chair to sit in case tables are full. Jason Cade sings a blend of old and new country. Live music and a bottle of wine can’t be beat! Visit cellarpass.com/profile/toca-madera-winery to book a reservation for live music.
Custom Art Classes – Unleash your inner artist with a custom experience tailored to your group! You can draw, paint, sketch, or journal, whichever activity best fits your group. This occurs every day, just be sure to sign up two weeks in advance. For more information, visit yosemitethisyear.com.
Bees and Honey Making – On June 12 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park is putting on a bee show! Bring your kids or your date and watch as Doug Mendonca talks about keeping bees and making honey. The bees will be in attendance and you can sample some locally grown honey! Click here to view the event on Facebook.
Light up the Sky – If you plan to be anywhere near Bass Lake for Independence Day 2021, you’ll be excited to hear that the lake hosts an amazing firework show and boat parade! The spectacular July 4th celebration can be viewed from anywhere near the water. The boat parade begins at 7 pm and the fireworks show starts around 9 pm. Just pick your spot, relax, and enjoy the show! Visit basslakechamber.com/fireworks for more details.