Things To Do in Big Bear Lake This 4th of July! 

Are you ready to experience the magic of watching fireworks light up the Big Bear Valley this July 4th?  

Check out our list of activities the whole family will enjoy this Independence Day weekend: 

Ooh and Aah at the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 

Exploding at 7,000’ over scenic Big Bear Lake, the Fireworks Spectacular consistently ranks top 5 in California, and can be viewed from the shore, the water, and some trail points. The free show begins between 8:45-9:15pm, and runs approximately 30-40 minutes.  

Above the Boom 

Take your 4th of July festivities to new heights at the Above the Boom fireworks viewing party. This event features a Scenic Sky Chair ride through the San Bernardino National Forest, a DJ, and panoramic views from the top of Snow Summit. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, check out the official event page.  

Take a Cruise on the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat 

Board the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat at Pine Knot Marina, and enjoy a cruise around Big Bear Lake where you can watch fireworks explode right over your head! Dock departure is at 8pm, and the tour returns to the dock upon completion of the fireworks show. 

Shop and Play 

The whole family will enjoy two days of fun at the Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair. Stroll through the stalls where you can purchase arts and crafts, collectables, clothing, jewelry, soaps, location, and more! There is also live entertainment, kids activities and a bouncy house! 

Play a Round Under the Stars 

Come play a round of golf under the stars at Bear Mountain Golf Course July 1st and 2nd. All Glow Golf reservations include cart rental, green fees, one glow ball, and dinner at the Club House Grill. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in on the fun, but spaces are limited. 

Stop by Big Bear Valley Farmer’s Market On Your Way Out of Town  

Every Tuesday during the summer months, from 8:30am to 1:00pm, you can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, arts, crafts, health products, and a large selection of collectibles at this outdoor market. Grab some snacks for the car ride home, and a souvenir to remember your magical Independence Day weekend in Big Bear! 

Ready to plan a memorable 4th of July weekend getaway? We have got you covered. Check out our impressive collection of Big Bear vacation rentals at We hope to see you out on the water soon! 

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