Big Bear, California, is one of the hottest tourist spots during the summer and winter months. With tons of outdoor things to do no matter the season, such as skiing, running, hiking, biking, snowboarding, and much more, it is no wonder that adventurers love coming here for some fresh air in their lungs and the sun on their face.
For others, it is more of a time and place to relax with their friends and family on vacation. If you are keen on the latter, Big Bear is one of the best spots to travel to for a fun and exciting Fourth of July weekend! Even if outdoor sports aren’t your thing, you can join in on the amazing festivities held around town at Big Bear Lake July 4th.
Big Bear Lake July 4th Fireworks
The big event in Big Bear Lake, California, is the 4th of July Fireworks held above the glistening lake water. This tiny town situated on the beautiful Big Bear Lake sets off fireworks every year on the 4th of July, with incredible lights shining brightly about 7,000 feet above your heads!
Held every year between 8:45 and 9:15 pm, the fireworks show will last an astoundingly-long 30-40 minutes — don’t worry, if you blink, you won’t miss it! This long firework show is the best way to kick off a weekend of partying, fun, and hanging out with friends.
Plus, the fireworks are FREE to watch! That’s right. If you are worried about spending a fortune on vacation, think again. Free entertainment is the name of the game here at Big Bear. Consistently ranked one of the best fireworks shows in California, Visit Big Bear, City of Big Bear Lake, and the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club put on this incredible masterpiece every single year.
Independence Day Fair
Coming to Big Bear with kids? Head to the Independence Day Fair for two days of fun and activities! Bring your smaller kids here to enjoy arts and crafts, shop for personalized collectible items as souvenirs, try on new clothing, and bring your kids to the fun bouncy house.
Fireworks Viewing Party
One of the best views of the fireworks is to head to the ‘Above the Boom’ viewing party above the lake! Enjoy incredible views of the nighttime sky by taking a scenic Sky Chair ride, listening to the thumping tunes of a DJ, and enjoying a panoramic sight over the fireworks show.
Snow Summit Cabins
Where should you stay during your upcoming trip to Southern California? We recommend checking out Big Bear Vacations homes and choosing between luxury houses in the Big Bear area. Check out Snow Summit cabin rentals; although it won’t be snowy in July, the ideal location of these cabins makes it great for those who want views, solitude, and peacefulness. Plus, these rentals have simple comforts, come in all shapes and sizes to work for your unique party, and contain desirable features, such as wrap-around decks, hot tubs, and stylish interiors.
Lakefront Cabin Rentals
Another location where you can rent a cabin in Big Bear is on the lakefront. If you are going to be watching the fireworks show, you can even walk outside of your rental home to see the display from your back porch! If you love being in the water, swimming, kayaking, and taking the boat out to watch the sunset, living in a home on this incredible natural beauty is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Luxury Cabin Rentals
Last but certainly not least, the last type of rental you can choose from during your 4th of July stay are luxury cabin rentals. Not for those who have a tight budget, these luxurious and amenity-laden homes are ideal for those who spare no expense on their holiday. Complete with modern furnishing, wide-open spaces, an open floor plan, numerous guest bedrooms, and modern amenities, these homes are ideal for checking out the town of Big Bear.
Rent one of Big Bear Vacations’ luxury cabin homes to enjoy fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, spacious living rooms with comfortable couches, bedrooms with big and cozy beds, and outdoor spaces that provide expansive views of the surrounding areas. You can choose between smaller homes for 6 people in a tiny chalet, or the Five Bears Cabin, Big Bear House, or Heavenly Log Home, all of which hold over 12 people in over 4 spacious bedrooms. What more could you want?