4th of July

Come see the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California.

The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing. Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold. Free to attend.

Big Bear's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular & Events

When: July 4, 2019
Time: Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m. on July 4th
Where: various locations throughout the Big Bear area
No personal fireworks allowed in mountain communities.

4th of July fireworks in Big Bear

Best Spots to Watch the Fireworks Show:

Above the Boom: 4th of July at 8,200 Feet!

Date: July 4, 2019 | 5PM – 10PM
Location: Snow Summit | 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 Contact: 844-GO2-BEAR |

Tickets: $15 for 4 year of age and under, children 5-12 are $39 and adults 13 and up are $65 (dinner included & plus tax)

A memorable Fourth of July party with Above the Boom at the top of Snow Summit. The adventure begins with a ride on our Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet) and continues with family-friendly entertainment and panoramic views of the Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular.

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July BBQ

July 4, 2019 12:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: Marina Resort 40770 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Open seating as well as reserved seating and meals with DJ and kids’ games before the fireworks Start. Fireworks display runs from 8:45 PM - 9:15 PM. For more information please call the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232. No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets. Tickets starting at $20.

Captain John's Independence Day Extravaganza

39369 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin
July 4, Starts 8 a.m.
(909) 866-6478

Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina is having a 4th of July Celebration, and you’re invited! Three days of summer fun on the lake, July 4th, 5th and 6th. Open daily 8am to 10pm. Don’t miss the best party on the lake with a barbecue, ice cream, craft beer, wine and spirits. Vendors will be on-site for food and craft beer. Rock out with local band The Full Deck plus a DJ spinning your favorite summertime tunes. Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina is one of the best locations lakeside to watch the 4th of July fireworks. Get there early on July 4th with your chairs to reserve your spot! Come join the party at Captain John’s with plenty of parking and plenty of fun! Easy to find on North Shore Drive in Fawnskin. Parking is $20. Take $10 off any kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board or boat rental with proof of parking.

Fourth of July Cruise on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat

Pine Knot Marina, 439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA
July 4, Departs 8 p.m.- 10 p.m. (Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. for boarding)
(909) 866-8129

Come aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat to watch the fireworks explode above the Lake. Cruse includes a non-alcoholic two drink tickets and light hors-d'oeuvres. Beer, wine, soft drinks and assorted snacks available for purchase in the cash only galley. Tickets are $80 per person. Dock departure at 8 pm and tour returns to dock upon completion of fireworks.

The Pines Lakefront Fourth of July Celebration

The Pines Lakefront, 350 Alden Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA
July 4th, music starts: 6 pm
(909) 866-5400

No one has a better viewing area than The Pines Lakefront. This year you have two choices for dinner and viewing. The Pines Garden Patio and The Pines Terrace, both buffets will be ready at 6 pm. Music by Fantasy and music feed from K-BHR radio for the fireworks. Children 10 and under are half price. Be sure to make reservations early! Buffet: $75-$95

4th Of July Weekend Events:

July 4

Independence Day Fair

42900 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(909) 585-3000

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines. Festivities include vendors, live music, and games for all ages.

July 4

Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run

Meadow Park 41220 Park Ave
July 4, starts at 9 a.m.

Kick off the 4th of July holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks!

A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. Choose from 3 distances - 5K, 10K, 15K. The inaugural 4th of July Fun Run supports Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members due by PTSD. All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt and finisher medal. Fast, flat, scenic course. Register early and save!

July 4 - July 7

Art on the Corner

Festival in the Big Bear Village
Located in the Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Dr. and Pine Knot Ave.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m
(909) 585-2868

Bear Valley Guild for the Arts presents our July Art Show the weekend preceding the 4th of July celebration in Big Bear Lake. An eclectic mix of artists in various mediums showcase their work in a festive setting. Food, music and great art help fund the arts in our schools.

FREE for all to attend

June 29

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 2 - Pump Track Challenge

Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
9 a.m. – 3 p.m
Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air. Join us on Saturday, June 30 the kick off of Summit Series #2 - the Pump Track Challenge.

June 28-29

Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive
7 p.m. -10 p.m
844.GO2.BEAR Website

Join us June 28-29 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf - a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.

A $59 ticket includes:

  • Dinner (finger foods)
  • One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
  • Glow Ball
  • Golf with Cart

June 29

Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Community Road Ride (All Skill Levels) 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m
Starts at the Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot
Community Mountain Bike Ride 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

July 4

4th of July Fun Run at Meadow Park

July 4, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315

Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run! Kick off the holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks! A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. We offer 3 distances - 5K, 10K, 15K with Fast, Flat and Scenic course. Win prizes in our costume contest too!? We are honored to support Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members that have committed suicide. Tickets starting at $30.

July 4-July 7

Art on the Corner in the Village

July 4-7, 2019 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Art on the Corner at the Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of mediums. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork. Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. Free to attend.

Independence DayFair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

July 4-7, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

The Independence Day Fair features arts and crafts booths with unique and one-of-a-kind items. Vendors will be selling a large variety of items including wire-wrap jewelry, home & garden decor, candles, homemade jams, health products, toys and vintage clothing. Watch as crafters make their wares onsite. A sampling of Bear Valley Farmer’s Market will also available throughout the day. Little visitors will enjoy a variety of activities include bounce house, arts & crafts, face painting, contests, and a variety of tasty treats.

July 6

Bird Walks &Talks at Chirp Nature Center

July 6, 2019 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Location: Chirp Nature Center at 40850 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake Village

Nurture your nature with free bird watching walks and bird-themed lectures, May through October Big Bear Lake, CA - Join Chirp the first Saturday of each month between May and October for educational bird watching walks exploring birding hot spots throughout the Big Bear Valley and San Bernardino National Forest. These walks provide birdwatchers at all levels of experience an opportunity to observe and identify local Big Bear birds, learn good birding locations, and enjoy Big Bear’s unique natural setting. Free to attend

Big Bear Air Fair 2019at the Big Bear City Airport

July 6, 2019
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

This one-day only event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences of all ages to experience the thrill of aviation. FREE for all to attend. Activities Include: Sky Divers - Sightseeing Tours - Warbirds – Classic Cars - Kids Attractions - Gifts and Souvenirs - Food Vendors, and more. The whole family will enjoy vintage planes, classic cars and skydiving exhibitions. Also adding to the fun will be community group exhibits, current aircraft displays and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors. There will be attractions that are just for kids. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

Movies in the Meadow atSnow Summit: "Trolls"

July 6, 2019 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Admission is free with concessions available at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating available on first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Free to attend.

4th Of July Nightlife:

"The Petty Breakers" Tom Petty Tribute at the Cave

July 5, 2019 6:30 PM- 11:30 PM
Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

"The Petty Breakers"are the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. The Petty Breakers accurately recreate the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics… American Girl…Break Down… Free Fallin’… Mary Jane’s Last Dance…Refugee… Runnin’ Down a Dream… and so many more… are perfectly reproduced. Playing to packed houses all over the U.S., the band is comprised of excellent musicians who have performed and recorded with international artists and recorded with bands like THE REMBRANDTS and THE GIN BLOSSOMS. Tickets starting at $18

Music in the Mountains#1 "Bee Gees Gold - Tribute to the Bee Gees with special guest Abba Fab

July 6, 2019 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Music in the Mountain 2019 Concert Series # 1 - Bee Gees Gold - Tribute to the Bee Gees with special guest Abba Fab, The Premier Abba Experience Take a seat under the stars at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater and enjoy the best in classic and contemporary rock, 7,000 feet above Southern California! A ticket to a Music in the Mountains concert does more than get you into a great show, it helps to protect your public lands. Tickets starting at $37

"Metalachi" The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band at the Cave

July 6, 2019 6:30 PM- 11:00 PM
Location: 40789 Village Dr.

"Metalachi" The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band at the Cave The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30pm; Opening Act starts at 7:30pm Headliner at 9:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information. Tickets starting at $15

Live Music at Wyatts at the Big Bear Convention Center

42900 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Doors open at 6 p.m
(909) 866-3000

Live Music at The Cave in The Village

40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Concert Starts 7:30 p.m
(909) 878-0204