The annual celebration of the first day of trout fishing season, affectionately known as "Fishmas," occurs today. Fishermen who have been waiting throughout the winter to once again spend time fishing on the Eastern Sierra waters will return for the first time.
The "Monster Trout Contest" is sponsored each year by Ernie's Tackle Shop. Register your fish to win!
The Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua brings birders together to enhance appreciation and understanding of the Mono Basin's diverse and abundant bird life and to educate the public about this area's value to birds and people. The Chautauqua offers over 90 field trips, workshops, and presentations with renowned bird guides, naturalists, and artists. Add live music and delicious food, and you've got yourself a fantastic long weekend in nature with friends!
For Long-Time locals, it is hard to believe that JLB has already been here for five years. Each year around the time of the Summer Solstice, the brewery puts on a bash to celebrate the anniversary of its opening. An event not to be missed, especially if you like beer.
The Friends of the Inyo help to sponsor this event in conjunction with the June Lake Trails committee. Come prepared to volunteer towards local trails in the June Lake Loop. Food and prizes are offered.
The town of Bridgeport, Mono County's seat of Government, has been holding its traditional 4th of July Celebration every year since 1862. At Dark, after the Parade, Street Fair, Live Music, Competitions, Games and Activiities for all ages, there is a spectacular Fireworks display over Bridgeport Lake produced by the Bridgeport Fire Department. Folks from many miles around will travel to Bridgeport to participate. Donations are accepted.
Each year the California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers days where fishing is legal without a license. All other regular fishing regulations will be in effect, and if you enjoy it enough you will need to buy a license for your next day of plying the waters.
Enjoy a great Barbecue Meal, along with an afternoon of exhibitions, games, activities for all, refreshing beverages and desserts; plus winning amazing raffle prizes!
The June Lake Fire Deparment's Barbecue is one of the longest standing and most popular annual events anywhere in the Eastern Sierra.
DAY 1: Friday
GRANITE To GRANITE SWIM
(2.4 miles in June Lake)
(1.2mile option also! Only 2.4milers get the Graniteman medal)
TIMES: 9:00am START / 8:00am check in at beach
LOCATION: June Lake at 1st Beach
Join the camaraderie of the Tioga Pass Run: 3,200 feet of elevation gain over a 12.4-mile-long course along the shoulder of one of the most scenic highways in the country. Proceeds from the run benefit the Mono Lake Committee.
The 7th Annual Event, at the Gull Lake Park Beer Garden Tickets are limited and have already sold out, but never fear, The festival music, food vendors and overall festival fun will be free and open to the public, from 11am - 6pm.
There will be a pint station with limited beer variety & wine available outside the beer garden.
Santa comes to June Lake for Breakfast! Come join us at the June Lake Community Building overlooking beautiful Gull Lake, and enjoy a visit with Santa over your morning meal. Kids, Santa will be receiving your gift requests, and providing photo opportunities.