4th of July

Big Bear Lake's iconic fireworks show is set for July 4, 2021!

Independence Day Events

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

The Fireworks Spectacular explodes at 7,000' over Big Bear Lake every July 4th! Show time begins between 8:45-9:15 PM, runs approximately 30-40 mins, and is FREE to spectators. The Fireworks Spectacular consistently ranks top 5 in California and can be viewed from the water, the shore, and some trail points. The Fireworks Spectacular is funded by Visit Big Bear and the City of Big Bear Lake and is produced by the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club.

Above the Boom! - SOLD OUT!

Take your 4th of July to new heights at Above the Boom, Snow Summit's fireworks viewing party with panoramic views of SoCal’s largest fireworks show over Big Bear Lake. Start the evening with a Scenic Sky Chair ride to the summit and enjoy live DJ music until the fireworks begin. The event begins at 7 PM and concludes at the end of the Fireworks Spectacular.

Fireworks over the lake on July 4th
Big Bear Lake July 4th fireworks

Wyatt's 4th of July Celebration

Wyatt's Grill & Saloon is celebrating Independence Day with great food, live entertainment, and arts & crafts vendor show. Admission is free and kids can enjoy a balloon artist on site. Swing by from 11 AM - 6 PM on July 4, 2021.

Barrel 33 Fireworks Pain N Sip

Head over to Barrel 33 in The Village this July 2 for a patriotic Paint n Sip! This is an in-person event where you'll create a beautiful fireworks painting while you sip on reds, whites, and roses. Price includes all materials and first glass of wine. This is a 21+ only event.

Time: 6-8 PM Price: $45 (all materials + first glass of wine included)

Viewing Spots at the Pines

The Pines Lakefront restaurant will be selling viewing space for the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Seats are $115 per person and are available on a first come first served basis. Call 909-866-5400 to inquire.

Fireworks Safety in San Bernardino National Forest


From the Big Bear Lake Fire Department:

Fireworks can be beautiful, but they can be unpredictable and deadly. Numerous fires have resulted from the use of personal fireworks, not to mention causing severe injuries to the users. 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.


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.