Red and gold fireworks explode over Big Bear Lake during the Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Show.

Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Show

Posted: 04/05/23

Visit Big Bear is set to host a fireworks show Sunday, May 28 in honor of the Memorial Weekend holiday.

Like the Independence Day fireworks, the show will be conducted from on the water near Pine Knot Marina. This allows the show to be viewed from nearly any shoreline location and many trails with lake views.

The show will begin at approx. 9 PM or when the sun has completely gone down. The local radio station KBHR will host a patriotic musical accompaniment to the show available on 93.3 and 102.5 FM.

Fireworks Safety in San Bernardino National Forest


From the Big Bear Lake Fire Department:

Personal fireworks are illegal throughout Big Bear Valley, including “safe and sane” fireworks. In addition, all fireworks that explode, shoot into the air or move along the ground are termed dangerous and are illegal anywhere in California. Big Bear Fire Department encourages the community to be safe and sane this holiday, and if someone is seen using personal fireworks, call (909) 866-7566 or text (909) 731-4887 immediately. More info on reporting illegal fireworks.

From San Bernardino County Fire Protection District:

Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for damages.
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San Bernardino National Forest prohibits campfires outside of agency-provided fire rings at designated sites. Remember that regulations governing campfires are specific to each National Forest. Campfires may only be started within:

  • Developed Campgrounds (i.e. Serrano, Holcomb Valley, etc.)
  • Yellow Post Sites with a provided fire ring
  • It is illegal to build a fire while camping remotely or outside of the above mentioned areas.
  • Additional restrictions will be implemented as fire danger increases, always check with the local Ranger Station before heading out to your site.
  • A citation for violating fire restrictions prompts a mandatory court appearance.
  • It is a federal offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both.

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