Big Bear Lake, California is a family-friendly and fun destination to visit no matter what time of year you feel the call to hit the road or skies in the name of vacation. While the winter months here provide pristine slopes for skiers, the summer months come to life with those who love the lake. When you’re planning a Big Bear 4th of July trip, you’ll want to take advantage of the area’s many exciting activities held in honor of Independence Day. Whether you love fireworks or prefer running your way through the holiday, you’ll find something that keeps you engaged from the moment you arrive.
When the sun goes down over Big Bear Lake on the 4th of July, visitors and locals are invited to enjoy the annual Fireworks Spectacular. Fireworks are set off from Pine Knot Marina, providing visitors across the lake with an unsurpassed view of the many colors and creative designs in the sky. The show tends to start around 8:45 pm when it’s dark enough to make the most of this spectacular and patriotic event.
Hosted by the Bear Valley Search and Rescue, visitors to Big Bear Lake with a passion for lacing up their shoes and hitting the road in the name of competition will want to sign up for their spot in the Big Bear 4th of July 15K. Kicking off at Meadow Park, participants are welcome to enjoy the entire 15K route or modify their experience by signing up for a 5K or 10K loop. Runners of all ages are invited to come and make the most of this exciting event with proceeds benefiting the Bear Valley Search and Rescue. Participating in the 5K costs $30 while the 10K is $40 and the 15K is $50. Strollers are welcome during races making this an all-inclusive and family-friendly 4th of July event.
When you’re looking for a 4th of July family-fun stop that includes games, activities, a beer garden and live music, head on over to the Big Bear Convention Center to be a part of the Independence Day Fair. Running from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm guests will enjoy craft booths, bouncy houses, face painting and plenty of on-site food vendors to curb any craving throughout the day.
When you’re looking to make the most of Big Bear Lake over the 4th of July, the team at Big Bear Vacations is here to help you find the ideal vacation rental. Let us book you into a beautiful cabin or home that provides the view you crave with the comfort you deserve. Contact us for more information and to start planning today!