Things to Do in Big Bear for Memorial Day Weekend, 2023! 

memorial day in big bear lake

Make some memories this Memorial Day Weekend and plan a getaway to Big Bear where you can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing, boating, and fun annual events. 

Memorial Day Weekend Events to Attend: 

Memorial Day Fireworks

Ring in Big Bear Lake’s summer season with a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks are launched from the lake near Pine Knot Marina. This allows the show to be viewed from nearly any shoreline spot and from many of the trails with lake views. The show will begin around 9pm or when the valley is completely dark. The local radio station KBHR will also host a patriotic musical accompaniment to the fireworks display available on 93.3 and 102.5 FM. 

Big Bear Lake Grill & Chill BBQ Festival

BBQ masters from across the nation will bring their grill game for a KCBS State Championship and People’s Choice Award. Sample some of the best BBQ and craft beers around while enjoying live music, shopping, a kid’s zone, and more! 


Sat & Sun, May 27 & 28, 2023 


630 Bartlett Road in The Village at Big Bear Lake 
Hours: 10am – 5pm  
Tickets: Pre-purchase food & drink tickets or purchase at the event.  

Boating on Big Bear Lake

Enjoy a different perspective of this stunning lake as you explore beaches, coves, inlets, and islands. If you don’t own a boat, you can rent one from one of the many marinas around the lake. Many outfitters also rent kayaks, wakeboards, and paddleboards for hours of “lake life” fun! 

Hit the Trails

Big Bear boasts miles and miles of scenic hiking trails. There are too many to list, but here are some of our favorites:  

Bear Lake Woodland Trail – Enjoy scenic views as you learn about local flora and fauna from the informational markers guiding you along this easy 1.5-mile family-friendly trail.    

Bristlecone Road – Perfect for all skill levels, this 1.8-mile scenic loop is teaming with California wildlife. Keep your eyes open for a Bald Eagle sighting! 

Castle Rock Trail – This moderately challenging, 2.7-mile out and back trail will reward your efforts with one of the best panoramic views of the Big Bear Lake Valley.    

Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail – This trail is just over a half-mile long and will guide you to one of the tallest trees in all of Big Bear. At 110 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and more than 440 years old, this legendary tree is quite an impressive sight to see.   

Get Hooked

Lake temperatures never get too hot in Big Bear, so the fish stay active even on the warmest of days, making this natural reservoir of water a great place to go fishing. The lake is filled with Bass, Carp, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout, and a variety of Sun Fish. Applying for an online fishing license is easy and convenient.  

Prefer to cast a line from the shore? We love Boulder Bay Park with its large fishing dock, picnic area, and beautiful views. Fishing licenses and tackle can be purchased at any marina and many of the local shops.    

Make Your Memories with Us! 

Book a stay with Big Bear Getaway. We have an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets from cabins to cottages to luxurious lakefront estates. Grab your friends and family and make some memories at the lake! Many of our homes are pet friendly, so even your pup can get in on the fun!  

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