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July 4th, 2024 in Big Bear

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When July rolls around and mid-summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to gather your family and friends and head out on a trip to remember. This year, when you’re ready to elevate the fun of your July 4th celebrations, be sure you’re setting your travel sights on time enjoyed in Big Bear, California! From time on the lake and on the trails to sunny afternoons enjoying holiday festivities in good company, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to making more of every moment of your stay. The following are just a few of the many events and experiences that will make your 4th of July in Big Bear unforgettable.

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Make Sure Fireworks Are at the Top of Your Itinerary

Every year in Big Bear, locals and visitors alike look forward to the annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and 2024 is no exception! This year, the display will once again be hosted over Big Bear Lake and there’s no cost to attend this family-friendly event. The fireworks typically start around 8:45 pm on July 4 and last anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes total. You can easily view the display of color overhead from the shoreline and some visitors choose to settle in on trail vantage points to enjoy the show. The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is paired with musical accompaniment that can be listened to on local radio station KBHR by tuning into 93.3 FM or 102.5 FM. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and make sure to arrive early to get the best views in town.

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Reserve Your Place at Above the Boom

When you find yourself longing for a truly spectacular vantage point over the fireworks, landscapes, and Independence Day celebrations this year, you’ll want to be sure to book your tickets online in advance for the Above the Boom event in Big Bear. This will be hosted on July 4, 2024, at Snow Summit from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. With tickets in hand, you can make your way to 880 Summit Boulevard and enjoy a one-of-a-kind fireworks viewing party that includes a scenic sky chair ride, panoramic views out over the fireworks show, and live DJ music which means plenty of dancing and family fun too! From the fantastic bites and beverages to the bird’s eye view of the annual fireworks, Above the Boom is a chance to get a new perspective on it all this July.

Get Out and Enjoy Time in the Great Outdoors and Learn More About the Area

The Fourth of July in Big Bear is typically marked by plenty of sunshine and warm daytime highs that beckon visitors to get out and explore. When you’re here over the 4th, be sure to set aside at least one day of your stay to rise early and enjoy watching the sunrise over Big Bear Lake. If you’re more of a night owl, the clear July evening skies are great for summer stargazing as well. If you’re someone with a passion for wildlife conservation, you can enjoy time getting up close to some amazing creatures this July 4th at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and learn more about the on-site rehabilitation program that’s been helping animals thrive in the area for decades.

Visitors who enjoy exploring new place on two wheels will find that Big Bear is the ideal place for a bike ride over the 4th of July. Big Bear Lake is often pointed to as a hub for cycling enthusiasts thanks to the many trails that are suitable for explorers of all skill levels. Afterward, you can take time this holiday to swing by the Big Bear Historical Museum and learn more about the many stories and people that have made Big Bear into the appealing vacation destination it is today.

Make Sure Delicious Moments are Built into Your Travel Plans

Your July 4th in Big Bear deserves to include some savory moments and when you’re here, you’ll find there are plenty of inviting destinations to add to your must-try list. Head over to The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road when you’re looking to enjoy lake-view dining in good company. This eatery has been welcoming guests since the 1920s and is a wonderful place to pair seafood, steak, pasta, and top-shelf wine with live piano music from the patio on Independence Day. Captain’s Anchorage at 42148 Moonridge Way is yet another terrific place to enjoy a meal this 4th of July. You’ll want to make sure you have a reservation in place, but once you do, you’ll be treated to sensational steaks, chowders, seafood options, and salads in a lodge-inspired setting dating back to 1947. Count on friendly service and a rustic-chic ambiance that’s hard to top when you dine in style at Captain’s Anchorage.

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Make more of every moment you spend in Big Bear this year when you partner with Big Bear Vacations for your luxurious accommodations. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our 4th of July rentals in town that are designed to inspire!