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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Events - July 4-7

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

Come see the biggest 4th of July lake 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, 2019
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, starts 12 Noon

(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 Soon: 2018 Prices - $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.

Above the Boom: 4th of July at 8,200 Feet!

Date: July 4, 2019 | 5PM10PM

Location: Snow Summit | 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 Contact: 844-GO2-BEAR |

Tickets: $30 – $55 (dinner included)

Take your Fourth of July to new heights this year at Snow Summit’s annual ABOVE THE BOOM fireworks viewing party. The adventure begins with a mile-long ascent through the San Bernardino National Forest on Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 ft.) for an authentic BBQ dinner and complimentary glass of champagne (21+). Come enjoy live music and free kids activities with panoramic views of Big Bear Lake and the largest fireworks show in Southern California.

Captain John's Independence Day Extravaganza 

39369 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin

July 4, Starts 4 p.m.

(909) 866-6478

Let’s Party! DJ 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. - Marina Opens at: 7:30 a.m. - Parking Fee: $20.

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. (Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. for boarding)

(909) 866-8129

Come aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat to watch the fireworks explode above the Lake. Cruse includes a non-alcoholic two drink tickets and light hors-d'oeuvres. Beer, wine, soft drinks and assorted snacks available for purchase in the cash only galley. Tickets are $80 per person. Dock departure at 8 pm and tour returns to dock upon completion of fireworks.

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:

July 4

Independence Day Fair

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. Festivities include vendors, live music, and games for all ages.

July 4

Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run

Meadow Park 41220 Park Ave

July 4, starts at 9 a.m.

Kick off the 4th of July holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks!

A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. Choose from 3 distances - 5K, 10K, 15K. The inaugural 4th of July Fun Run supports Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members due by PTSD. All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt and finisher medal. Fast, flat, scenic course. Register early and save!

June 30 - July 2

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

Bear Valley Guild for the Arts presents our July Art Show the weekend preceding the 4th of July celebration in Big Bear Lake. An eclectic mix of artists in various mediums showcase their work in a festive setting. Food, music and great art help fund the arts in our schools.

FREE for all to attend

June 30

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 2 - High Air Competition

Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

9 a.m. – 3 p.m


Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air. Join us on Saturday, June 30 the kick off of Summit Series #1 - the High Air Competition.

June 30

Glow Golf #1 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive

7 p.m. -10 p.m

844.GO2.BEAR Website

Join us June 29-30 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf - a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.

A $59 ticket includes:

  • Dinner (finger foods)
  • One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
  • Glow Ball
  • Golf with Cart

June 30

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

844.GO2.BEAR Website

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates for our Movies in the Meadow series and enjoy your favorite movies under the stars for FREE. Concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

July 1 and July 4

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.

4th Of July Nightlife:

Live Music at Wyatts at the Big Bear Convention Center

42900 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Doors open at 6 p.m

(909) 866-3000

Live Music at The Cave in The Village

40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Concert Starts 7:30 p.m

(909) 878-0204

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