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4th of July Rotary BBQ - July 4

Annual 4th of July Rotary BBQ

Best View, Best Location

Great food at water’s edge, carnival-style fun and a front row seat for Southern California’s premier fireworks show—including exclusive viewing of pieces from a private second display—await guests at the annual Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake’s “Best View BBQ” on Thursday, July 4.

Soak in breathtaking lake views next to Marina Resort while celebrating 242 years of American independence during Rotary’s long-running barbecue, held lakeside beginning at 4:30 p.m. on July 4. There’s music, giveaways and midway-style games for the whole family to enjoy in a secured, fenced area right next to Big Bear Lake.

NOTE: Bring your own lawn chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy a great afternoon at water’s edge! (except for Reserved and VIP seating).

Commemorative holiday blankets from Rotary available for purchase. Don’t miss the famous “Hydration Station” for guests 21 and over with selection of beer and wine including craft brews from Big Bear Lake Brewing Co.


Ticket Prices

  • $20 +$3.16 Processing Fee: Children's Ticket (12 and under) includes entry, child-sized hot dog meal, and games
  • $27 + $3.56 Processing Fee: Sirloin hamburger, all-beef hot dog or barbecue chicken sandwich meal
  • $34 + $3.95 Processing Fee: Half-rack of baby back ribs
  • $50 + $4.84 Processing Fee: Guests enjoy reserved seating with preferred view in their own separate area which includes choice of meal
  • $100 + $7.62 Processing Fee: Sit on Marina Resort’s beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the lake with VIP seating that includes served meal

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After dark barbecue guests have the best seat in the house for Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake’s $70,000 show over the lake, a truly dazzling sight as each burst explodes in the air and illuminates the shimmering lake water below. In addition there’s exclusive viewing of spectacular pieces set off from a second barge others can’t see that are coordinated with the main show. The fireworks spectacular is choreographed to patriotic music heard simultaneously on KBHR Radio 93.3 FM.

Rotary Barbecue is the perfect spot to enjoy the magnificent fireworks show. Tickets are available from Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 4-BIG BEAR or

Dinner Service: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Fireworks Show: Begins at dark, around 9:00pm

Tickets are limited! Please buy your tickets early. Attendees are also reminded that no ice chests will be permitted in the viewing area and no outside alcohol, no outside food, and no pets please. There will be a security check at the entrance.

Big Bear's annual July 4th celebration features spectacular fireworks show put on by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake and underwritten by the City of Big Bear Lake and with donations from many local businesses and public donations.

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