Memorial Day Weekend in Big Bear Lake

Kick off the summer this Memorial Day Weekend in Big Bear Lake

Memorial Day is...

the day on which we remember and honor those who have died in active military service, we owe them our thanks and respect. See how Big Bear is observing this special holiday and join us for some great events!

Honoring the Fallen

Visit Veteran's 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.

Attend the Memorial Day Ceremony

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

Join us during the ceremony May 27 at 11 AM. This event is free for all attendees.

Head to the American Legion after the ceremony for a celebration with free hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and fries - FREE FOR VETS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

Event Info

Memorial Weekend Events

Big Bear Lake Grill & Chill

This Memorial Day Weekend bring the family out to enjoy this annual festival. Attendees will enjoy the best BBQ and craft beers around plus live music, shopping, kids activities and more!

Big Bear Lake Maifest

The stage is set for Big Bear's favorite springtime celebration - Maifest! Known as Oktoberfest's little sister, this event offers the same traditional German food and fare and the famous fall festival.

Memorial Day 5K

This scenic and challenging run honors the memory of America's finest men and women in uniform. Starting/Finishing in The Village, the course features rolling hills through mountain neighborhoods.

Stay in Your Car Carwash

Big Bear's youth group, the Rotary Interact Club, is hosting a FREE carwash service at Worldmark located at 240 Starvation Flats this May 25-27 from 10 AM - 4 PM. Donations are appreciate and benefit the youth group.

Memorial Day Giveaway

Take advantage of our special offer! Book a three-night stay at any Big Bear Lodging Facility (camping reservations not valid for the giveaway) from May 24-27, and receive two two-day unlimited beer-tasting wristbands for the upcoming Big Bear Lake Grill and Chill festival or two one-day adult entries into Maifest.

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with great accommodations and unlimited fun. Lodging reservations must be made by May 23, 2024.


After confirming your reservation, please complete the form below to receive your wristbands. You can pick up your wristbands at the Grill & Chill will-call area. 630 Bartlett Rd. 10 AM – 5 PM both days.


Redemption Location Information

Check-in at Maifest will call located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd. Doors open at 1 PM. Please ensure that you bring an ID that shows you are 21 years or older. Failure to present will void the promotion offer.

Pick up unlimited beer-tasting wristbands at the Grill & Chill will-call area located at 630 Bartlett Rd on either May 25 or 26, between 10 AM – 4 PM on both days. Please ensure that you bring an ID that shows you are 21 years or older. Failure to present will void the promotion offer.


  • Must be 21 years of age to qualify for promotion
  • Lodging reservations must be made by May 23, 2024
  • Must book three nights May 24-27 at a lodging facility (camping reservations not valid for giveaway)
  • Must provide proof of lodging reservation. Print out reservation confirmation or show confirmation on your phone.
  • Must fill out the form to redeem Grill & Chill beer wristbands or entry into Maifest