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Free Things To Do

Mountain of Freebies

Big Bear offers a variety of activities, attractions and events for FREE!

Enjoy an assortment of diversions at absolutely NO COST including family movies on the big screen, live entertainment in the Village, lakeside BBQ dinners, thirty minute nature walks, screenings of independent films, a colorful parade on the main drag, a showcase of antique autos and a free day of fishing. In addition to all the great happenings in Big Bear this September are deep discounts on accommodations with some lodges offering free nights specials.

Free Admission
Each weekend in September enjoy good times in Big Bear with fun-filled events for the whole family. Best of all most events are FREE of CHARGE. Examples of free events include Art on the Lake, Free Movies on the Beach, Friday Nights in the Village and more. 

Big Bear Historical Museum

Free Gas
Big Bear is the vacation that gives back! Simply stay 2-4 nights in Big Bear, and we'll give you up to $100 in FREE gas. Its Big Bear's way to reward you for staying over. To learn about the FREE gas cards click here.  

Free Recreation
Whether you're a nature lover or weekend warrior there is plenty to do outside with no strings attached. The Big Bear Discovery Center offers a plethora of activities each Saturday and Sunday for FREE! Some of the complimentary activities offered include guided nature walks, map and compass classes, birdhouse building sessions, moonlight hikes and slide presentations about wildlife. Of course, recreational opportunities in and around Big Bear always flourish, such as a hiking or mountain biking on the forest trails or a swim in the freshwater lake. On September 7th, Labor Day, anglers can fish for free, which means a fishing license is not required to fish the lake on this date.

FREE Friday Nights in the Village
Bartlett Rd and Pine Knot Ave
5 pm- 8 pm

FREE Farmers Market at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Big Bear Blvd; 909-585-3000
8 am- 1:30 pm

FREE Tuesday evening knitting and crochet sessions at Yarn Designers Boutique
Big Bear Blvd; 909-584
5 pm-7 pm
learn to knit, crochet, or just get help with your project! Just drop in, no need to book. Supplies are available to purchase onsite!

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