As Memorial Day approaches, so too does summertime. Memorial Day is a momentous day that marks the coming of our favorite season, but it is also an important time to express gratitude for the freedoms that we enjoy and the brave men and women who have fought for those freedoms. Big Bear is the perfect place to celebrate because it offers countless opportunities to remember and to celebrate. Below you will find just a few of the great opportunities you have for this upcoming holiday.

Grill & Chill

This sounds more like a philosophy than an event, but it is both when Memorial Day Weekend comes around in Big Bear, and it is the best way to celebrate the holiday. The focal point of the event is the Kansas City Barbecue State Championship Competition. A $10,000 prize really heats this up, but it does not really matter who wins for you, because you will have access to various sized sampler platter from each and every contestant. To go with this amazing food, guests can enjoy craft beers in the beer garden, a kids’ play area, cooking demonstrations, and amazing live music. This awesome event is happening on Saturday, May 26th and May 27th and there truly is something for everyone at this classic.

Many Other Great Events

For those that are looking to do something to honor those who have fought for us, there is an incredible Memorial Day service bring put on by the Veterans Organization at Gold Mountain Cemetery at 11 am on May 28th. After you pay your respects, you can head down to the Big Bear Lake Convention Center to celebrate the annual the Spring Air Arts and Crafts Fair. This is a three-day celebration from Saturday through Monday showcasing the best in creativity that the area has to offer.

Enjoy the Summer in Big Bear

You do not have to go to some special event in Big Bear to celebrate Memorial Day properly and have a great time doing so. This is because the area provides all that you need for an incredible holiday. Memorial Day is the perfect time to spend a day at the lake, whether you are relaxing and cooking some food on a beautiful piece of coastline or you bring lunch on the boat you can rent. Nothing says Memorial Day and summer quite like spending a day relaxing at the lake, and in Big Bear, you will be relaxing on one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.

When you get the people you care about together for Memorial Day, it is bound to be a valuable time, but when you celebrate in Big Bear, it will quickly become an unforgettable time. Travel here and experience the holiday as never before.

Contact us today to learn more about Memorial Day in Big Bear; or, click here to view our beautiful selection of vacation rentals that will be sure to make your Memorial Day vacation one for the books.