Big Bear Lake Maifest 2024

Save the Date: May 18, 25 & 26, 2024 and stay tuned for ticket sales.

Everyone loves Oktoberfest, but have you experienced Maifest? Known as Oktoberfest's little sister, Maifest is the traditional German festival celebrating the spring season.

This May 18, Maifest kicks off in Big Bear Lake for two weekends in a row:

Saturday, May 18

Saturday, May 25

Sunday, May 26

Prost! Food & Fare

Raise a stein to the season and enjoy traditional German springfest beers like Maibock and fruity libations like Maibowle - Champagne-style punch. The sizzling Bratwursts are hot off the grill served with homemade Sauerkraut, and the fresh pretzels and apple strudel make it a feast fit for the whole family.

Live Music & Entertainment

It's not a celebration without music and games. Invite the whole crew to dance about the Maypole and jive along to live bands playing traditional German tunes. Bring the kids to enjoy activities and don't miss entertainment like log sawing contests, stein holding competitions, a Pol Schmücken contest and Corn Hole!