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How to do Memorial Day in Big Bear Lake

Posted: 05/01/22

Memorial Day is...

the day on which we remember and honor those who died in active military service, we owe them our thanks and respect. Keep reading for our top picks in observing this special holiday in Big Bear Lake.

(images courtesy of American Legion Post 584 Big Bear Lake)

1. Visit Veterans Park

Veterans Park is a memorial to our veterans situated lakeside with beautiful views. The park is a cooperative effort between the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club, the Veterans Alliance, First Mountain Bank and the City of Big Bear Lake. The Park includes a memorial, a bandstand, and benches where the public can sit, relax, and reflect. Veterans Park is located on the lake side intersection of Big Bear Boulevard and Knickerbocker Road.

2. Memorial Day Ceremony

The American Legion Post 584 Big Bear Lake, Marine Corps League Detachment 1038, and City of Big Bear Lake collaborate each year on Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park to honor our fallen heroes.

3. Memorial Weekend Grill & Chill BBQ Festival

There's nothing more American than a weekend BBQ with friends and family. The Memorial Day Weekend Grill & Chill BBQ Festival brings together the best BBQ grill masters right in The Village to sizzle their way to grand prize. The two-day festival is open to the public to sample mouth-watering meats and vote for their favorite. The festival also features dozens of breweries selling sample pours

4. Drone Light Show

Due to the bald eagles' young eaglet still in a vulnerable state, Visit Big Bear will swap its originally planned fireworks show with a drone light show this May 29. The display brings the community together to enjoy a fun event while paying respect to our most valuable citizens.

5. Big Bear Maifest

Enjoy the next best thing to Oktoberfest! Maifest is the traditional German spring festival celebrated with Maibock beer, Maibowle punch, brats, and other favorite food and fare. Reserve tickets for May 21, May 28, and May 29 from 11 am - 11 pm all three dates.

6. Take Advantage of Lodging Specials

Spring season lodging deals are in full swing including Visit Big Bear's FREE $100 Gas Card Promo! Learn how you can save on your next Big Bear getaway here >>> Spring Lodging Deals (