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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular - June 30 to July 4

Big Bear's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular & Events

Come see the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California. The fireworks are shot off from a barge on Big Bear Lake and are viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. 

July 4, 2017
Time: Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m. on July 4th
Where: various locations throughout the Big Bear area
No personal fireworks allowed in mountain communities.

Best Spots to Watch the Fireworks Show:

Big Bear Lake 4th of July Lakefront Fireworks & BBQ at Marina Resort
Marina Resort, 
July 4, 4:30 p.m
(909) 866-4907
The annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and BBQ at the Marina Resort on Lakeview Drive provides a great spot to view the fireworks display and enjoy food and live entertainment.
BBQ Tickets On Sale Now: $27-$34 for Meal Tickets, $20 Child Meal (Bring lawn chair for personal seating), $50 for Reserved Seating, $100 for VIP/Reserved Seating. Buy Tickets Limited tickets available in the Big Bear Visitors Center in the Village at 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake 92315.
More Info: (909) 866-4607 or  visit Big Bear's Fireworks Spectacular Show

Above the Boom: 4th of July at 8,200 Feet!
Snow Summit
880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
July 4th; Sky Chairs Open: 5:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 8:45 pm
Take the 4th of July to new heights this year at Snow Summit. Get awe inspiring views of Big Bear Lake's Annual Fireworks Spectacular. Hop on the Scenic Sky Chair and climb to 8,200 feet for an evening of food, fun and fireworks. Chair lifts open at 5:00 p.m. with BBQ dinner at Hog on the Rocks or Skyline Taphouse at 5:30 p.m. Full no host-bar. Live music and a complimentary glass of champagne when the fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m. Children 4 and under are FREE. For maximum comfort, bring foldable chairs, blankets and sturdy shoes. 880 Summit Blvd. - Sky Chairs Open: 5:00 p.m. - Price: $30 - $50 (Includes dinner).

Captain John's Independence Day Extravaganza
39369 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin
July 4, Starts 7 a.m.
(909) 866-6478
Let’s Party! DJ Reggae music! Bring your own picnic, BBQ’s and coolers. Huge beach so bring your chairs, beach blankets and umbrellas or EZ Ups to get your spot early. Paddleboard, canoe, kayak and boat rentals will be available all day. When the sun goes down you can bundle up at your own site and view the Big Bear Lake Rotary fireworks from Captain John's Fawn Harbor & Marina. FREE EVENT! 39369 North Shore Dr. - Open: 7:30 a.m. - Parking Fee: Cars $10; Truck w/trailer $15

Fourth of July Cruise on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat
Pine Knot Marina, 439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA
July 4, Departs 8 p.m.- 10 p.m.
(909) 866-8129
Come aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat to watch the fireworks explode above the Lake. Cruse includes a non-alcoholic drink ticket and light hors d'oeuvres. Beer, wine, soft drinks and assorted snacks available for purchase in the cash only galley. Tickets are $100 per person. Dock departure at 8 pm and tour returns to dock upon completion of fireworks. View flyer for more info.

The Pines Lakefront Fourth of July Celebration
The Pines Lakefront, 350 Alden Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA
July 4th, music starts: 6 pm
(909) 866-5400
No one has a better viewing area than The Pines Lakefront. This year you have two choices for dinner and viewing. The Pines Garden Patio and The Pines Terrace, both buffets will be ready at 6 pm. Music by Fantasy and music feed from K-BHR radio for the fireworks. Children 10 and under are half price. Be sure to make reservations early! Buffet: $75-$95

4th Of July Weekend Events:

June 30, July 1, 3 & 5

C.A.T.S. presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"
The Performing Arts Center (PAC) 
39707 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Fri & Sat Show 7:30 p.m; Sun Matinee 1:30 p.m.
(909) 866-4970 

CATS will present the classic Broadway Musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" based on Charles Schultz's comic strip " Peanuts".

July 4

July 4th Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(909) 585-3000

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines. Farmer's Market helps celebrate this year's July 4th holiday. Fesetivities include Old Fashion contests, vendors, live music, and games for all ages.

July 1-3

Art on the Corner
Festival in the Big Bear Village
Located in the Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Dr. and  Pine Knot Ave.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(909) 585-2868
Art on the Corner in the heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of mediums. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork. Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

July 1-2

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village
Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Each year in July since 2004, the Artwork Festival showcases exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and jewelry. 

July 1

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association
Community Road Ride (All Skill Levels) 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Starts at the Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot
Community Mountain Bike Ride 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Starts at Chains Required Bike Shop
More Info
All FREE to anyone who wants to participate, join the Big Bear Cycling Association for community bike rides in two locations, the Copper Q for all skill levels, and Chains Required Bike Shop for intermediate mountain bike riders.

4th Of July Nightlife

June 30

Riki Hendrix at the Cave
The Cave in the Big Bear Village
40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Concert Starts 7:30 p.m.
(877) 825-4388 
Born and raised in San Bernadino, California, Riki grew up in a home that was filled with sounds, classical music and jamming jazz musicians. Ever since, he's became one with his guitar and has toured Asia, Europe and Canada with his powerful live performances.

July 1

Dick Dale at the Cave
The Cave in the Big Bear Village
40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Concert Starts 7:30 p.m.
(877) 825-4388 
Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's and was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers. Catch this talented guitarist at The Cave for an intimate performance.

July 2

"40 OZ to Freedom" Sublime Tribute at the Cave
The Cave in the Big Bear Village
40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Concert Starts 7:30 p.m.
(877) 825-4388 
Considered the premier Sublime Tribute Band, "40 OZ to Freedom" takes the stage at The Cave for July 4th weekend.

July 3

Ted Nugent at The Cave
The Cave in the Big Bear Village
40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Concert Starts 7:30 p.m.
(877) 825-4388 
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Catch him at The Cave for a special 4th of July weekend performance.

Tips for a Safe and Fun 4th of July

Be advised that fireworks of any kind are prohibited in Big Bear Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains. Fireworks are illegal and bear heavy fines. Please report any illegal fireworks activities. Apply sunscreen both before and during outdoor festivities. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration or heat exhaustion. Please note alcohol consumption can increase this risk. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages make sure to have a designated driver to bring partygoers home from the festivities. Also remember alcohol and swimming can be as dangerous as drinking and driving. The lake is expected to be filled with more boats than usual this holiday weekend. Be sure to review safe boating practices and become familiar with Big Bear Lake’s boating laws, which can be found at Big Bear Municipal Water District. Remember alcohol consumption while operating boats or other motorized water vessels is illegal. Also, be sure that you have an adequate number of life preservers on hand for extra guests. If you are brining your pets to Big Bear please note that loud noise effects from fireworks explosions may have an impact on the animals. Be sure to keep pets contained in a safe environment and take preventive measures.

Looking for parking? Here is a map of designated parking areas during the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular event.

Please remember to designate a driver this holiday weekend. Have a spectacular 4th of July!

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