Fall into Adventure in Big Bear Lake

Escape to the mountains and experience the magic of Fall.

Big Bear Lake, where the fall season comes alive in dazzling colors, crisp mountain air, pumpkin spice aromas, and inviting seasonal fun.

Each fall season, Big Bear Lake transforms into a picturesque backdrop of sweeping mountains and a shimmering lake highlighted by changing shades of gold, crimson, and orange - it's nature's canvas at its finest.

Fall 2023 Events

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has been a staple event in the Valley for decades and stays true to the German traditions of bringing people together. Sept 9 - Nov 5 at the Convention Center.

Free Concerts in The Village

This new music series in The Village invites everyone to spend an evening on the town grooving to reggae, country, and 80s music. Sept 9, Oct 5, Oct 31 in The Village.

Adventure Van Expo

Free to the public, the Adventure Van Expo features built-out and super cool - Mercedes Sprinters, 4x4 rigs, accessories, and more. Meet the builders and network with van-lifers. Oct 14 & Oct 15 in The Village.

WON TroutfesT 2023

Reel in the biggest rainbow trout during this fall season fishing tournament for a chance to walk away with some great prizes. Oct 7 & 8 at Big Bear Lake.

Gran Fondo & Grizzly 100

This annual mountain biking event offers a multitude of routes for every level of rider. Ride the fall forest in Big Bear Lake this year and register for the 2023 Gran Fondo! Oct 7.

Big Bear Yoga Festival

Meditate and relax over this two day Yoga Festival with music, movement, health, food & fun. Hear lectures on health and wellness, join yoga classes, and get outdoors with fellow yoga lovers! Oct. 7-8 at the Performing Arts Center.

Embrace the season with a leisurely stroll along scenic trails. Take in the breathtaking views of towering trees, the shining lake, and expansive San Bernardino Mountains. And don't forget the camera! You'll want to capture this unparalleled beauty.

Looking to appeal to your adventurous side? Take to the lake and witness the fall splendor from a unique perspective. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the coves and inlets along the shore, or embark on a scenic boat, off-road, Segway, or zipline tour and admire nature's artwork in the great outdoors.

Fall Season Activities

Action Tours Pumpkin Smash

How do you make a zipline adventure more fun in the fall? Add a pumpkin toss as you zip through the trees! Each Saturday in October, try your aim at hitting targets with pumpkins and win a prize with every hit. INFO

Action Zip & Sip

Top off your zipline adventure with a glass of wine or a cold beer at local wine bar Barrel 33 in The Village. Just add the Zip & Sip option to your zipline booking.

Barrel 33 Fall Fun

Join Barrel 33 for a Fall Scents Candle Workshop, a Pumpkin Paint & Sip, live music events and more this fall season.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Join the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for Twilight Safaris with a focus on nocturnal animals Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies along the way. Six tour daily, reserve your space at

Fall Color Segway Tours

To celebrate the change of season, Fall Color Segway Tours lead guests every afternoon through Big Bear Lake's best fall color neighborhoods. Available September through October or while fall colors last. INFO.

Board & Brush Autumn Arts

Local craft hub Board & Brush is hosting a variety of wooden craft projects to help you decorate your home this fall season.

Fall Season Activity Deals & Specials

Let us help you make your fall season getaway to Big Bear just a little bit better. Take advantage of special deals and pricing on select activities. INFO

Big Bear Lake hosts a variety of events and activities designed to celebrate the season. Community events dive into art, music, food, and more and everyone is invited to enjoy. Explore The Village and seasonal shopping deals or simply relax by a roaring fireplace at one of our cozy accommodations.

So, pack your favorite sweater and immerse yourself in Big Bear Lake this fall season. Let the vibrant fall foliage and the charm of our mountain town create unforgettable moments that will warm your heart.