Memorial Day weekend is often a family-centered time to get out of the grind of the everyday routine and spend some time with those you love, reflecting on those you’ve lost. While picnics, barbeques and days spent on the beach tend to be the tradition for this important holiday, Big Bear Lake invites you to change things up a bit this year and head to sunny, southern California in the name of excitement and adventure. Memorial Day weekend is packed with potential for activities and outdoor excursions when you come to Big Bear Lake. Take part in some of the most well-loved Memorial Day in Big Bear events by adding these stops to your ideal itinerary!
Hosted at the Bartlett Event Arena in Big Bear Village, the Memorial Day Grill and Chill is a no-cost event that invites guests to come enjoy some fun competition alongside food, drinks, and games! This family-friendly Memorial Day Big Bear Lake activity comes with the added bonus of crafts, BBQ, a DinoLand crafted for kids and a market where local vendors display handmade wares. Whether you like to browse or get swept up in athletic competition, the Grill and Chill is an event that promises big fun for everyone.
The Grill and Chill is an annual event that locals and Big Bear enthusiasts look forward to every year, and this year the event will be even better. This year, the KCBS-Sanctioned BBQ Championship event will be combined with the Big Bear Lake Brew Festival for even more fun! Sample barbeque from over 30 pit-master and People’s Choice BBQ teams and wash it down with a cold one from over 30 craft breweries. Although this event is free to the public, you may want to consider purchasing a ticket book of Grill & Chill BBQ & Beverage Bucks if you are planning to attend. These booklets are just $20, and the tickets can be exchanged at the BBQ booths, craft beer tasting stations, and the kids’ zone. Make your day at the Grill & Chill even more seamless by purchasing a ticket book. Best of all? Each ticket book comes with a special, limited edition pint glass featuring exclusive Grill & Chill and Big Bear Lake Brewfest artwork.
You won’t want to miss this classic Memorial Day event in Big Bear!
Snow Summit celebrates its seasonal opening Memorial Day in Big Bear Lake weekend with a kick off party at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Guests will enjoy live music, bouncy houses, backyard games and plenty of on-site food vendors during the day’s activities. Make sure to get here early to put your name in for raffle drawings that will happen throughout the day. This exciting event is sometimes pushed back or canceled due to stubborn snow sticking around longer than expected, so be sure to check ahead of your arrival to see if it’s still happening!
Golf lovers will rejoice in the fact that both the driving range and golf course at Snow Summit will be fully open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Choose to play a round of 9 or 18 holes, and enjoy discounted rates for junior and senior golfers, as well as later tee times after 3pm. Your cart is always included in your green fees. Hit the links and get a round in at Snow Summit during your Memorial Day vacation in Big Bear!
Those who find thrill in the hunt will enjoy spending Memorial Day participating in a city-wide scavenger hunt that begins at 9:00 am at 630 Bartlett Road. All you need to do is download the Urban Adventure Quest app and register for this particular hunt to get the digital details at your fingertips. While you search for major landmarks, you’ll be part of a two-hour city tour that brings travelers and locals together in the name of holiday fun. Learn about Big Bear’s history while solving intriguing clues and racing other teams to the finish.
The festivals and ski resorts are part of the excitement of planning a vacation in Big Bear, but if you want to enjoy the summer season like a local, then a trip to the Bear Valley Farmers Market is a must! Shop the freshest and locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers while you pursue through the booths of arts, crafts, health products, and collectibles. This outdoor event is hosted at the Big Bear Convention Center every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The Bear Valley Farmers Market is the perfect place to find a unique souvenir from your Memorial Day weekend in Big Bear!
If you find yourself in Big Bear Lake over Memorial Day, the professionals at Big Bear Vacations are happy to help you book a beautiful, conveniently located and customized vacation rental for your stay. Our large portfolio of properties encompasses some of the most scenic areas of this destination, meaning your comfort comes with a view! Contact us today for more information and to begin planning your next trip.