As 4th of July comes around, millions of Americans are deciding how they should celebrate the freedoms of this country this year. A small portion of this group will decide to visit Big Bear, California, and they are likely to have the greatest experience of all of them. This is due to all of the fun summer activities and beauty in Big Bear, along with some amazing festivities and fireworks displays that will blow you away this year. The following are some of the best of these shows in Big Bear.

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

You will come across many events that offer a little bit of everything on top of a fireworks show, like games and music. This is not the case here, as the sole purpose of this event is to provide the very best fireworks show in all of Southern California, and they have been succeeding for years. Endless spectacular fireworks will be shot off a barge on the lake just off Pine Knot Landing, beginning sometime between 8:45 and 9:15 on July 4th. The best part of the event is you can view it free of charge from any of the public parks on the shores of the lake! If you want to make it a truly unforgettable experience, try getting out on the lake on a boat for the festivities.

Above the Boom

These Big Bear 4th of July festivities take you up to 8,200 feet in order to enjoy the incredible Fireworks Spectacular. These festivities take place at Snow Summit at 880 Summit Boulevard and features a delicious BBQ dinner, live music, games for the kids, a complimentary glass of champagne, and of course, the best views in town. Begin the festivities with the peaceful mile-long ascent up the Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair, after which you can take advantage of all the fun and delicious festivities the party has to offer.

Top It Off with a Beautiful Place to Stay

After having all of the fun that Big Bear 4th of July has to offer, you will want to have a cozy and beautiful place to go home to and rest up. People often go for the hotels, but these accommodations do not provide nearly the same comfort, privacy, and luxury that you very own vacation home will surely provide. In order to find an amazing vacation rental, there is no service more thorough than that provided by Big Bear Vacations. Our wide variety of homes and cabins makes us the very best vacation rental company in town. Contact us today to book your stay for 4th of July!

As an American I always feel just a little bit more patriotic than usual during this time of year. I mean, it’s our Independence Day! I am grateful to be free and I appreciate the freedoms that I have. Last year was my first Fourth of July in Big Bear Lake and it was awesome!

4th of July on the Lake

I had only lived here about four weeks last year when the fourth of July rolled around – some of my newfound friends invited me to go out on their boat to watch the fireworks. I was skeptical; small town, small fireworks. Boy was I wrong. The firework display is one of the best I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen quite a few.

The music was great, the company was fantastic and fireworks were incredible!

There are all kinds of activities in Big Bear Lake to celebrate 4th of July.

Whether you are coming up to BBQ with your family, spend the day on the lake, or watch the fireworks, there is something for everyone! If you haven’t booked your cabin yet, give the Vacation Planners at Big Bear Vacations a call or search for your big bear cabin here.

Snow Summit always has something going on. But this year’s event is called, “Above the Boom.” Catchy right?! They will have dinner, drinks, live music, kids activities, etc. I mean, you can ride the lift up to the top of the mountain and watch the fireworks at 8200 feet elevation!!! Great view of the fireworks from up there. For more information go to: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

If Snow Summit isn’t your thing that’s okay! We’ve got more!

The Rotary and Marina Resort will host a BBQ on the lake. This is a great spot to view the fireworks and there will be a DJ to keep it rockin’. Price: $20 – $100, call: 800-424- 4232.

Miss Liberty Paddleboat Fourth of July Cruise. You can board the boat and watch the fireworks explode above the lake. Hors d’oeurves, drink tickets and best view of the star-spangled skies. $100 per person.

Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza! DJ Reggae music, bring your own picnic, BBQ’s and coolers. Huge beach – bring your chair and blankets and all party needs!

The Pine Lakefront Fourth of July Celebration. You can choose from Pines Garden Patio and the Pines Terrace both buffets will be ready. Music by Fantasy and live feed from KBHR radio during the fireworks. $75-95. Call: 909-866- 5400 for reservations.

The Village is always free for firework viewing! You can set up your spot on Pine Knot then wander around until the show begins.

As always, Big Bear Vacations wishes you the happiest of holidays!