Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular – July 2-4


How do you spend your 4th of July? Have you ever considered spending it in the mountains? Big Bear has a spectacular Fireworks show that is shot from a barge near the center of the lake and is visible nearly everywhere in the Big Bear Lake Valley with some great ways to watch. Please keep in mind that tickets are limited so buy your tickets early. Attendees are also reminded that no ice chests will be permitted in the viewing area and no outside alcohol, no outside food, and no pets please. There will be a security check at the entrance.

Ways To Watch The Fireworks

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  • Take the Scenic Sky Chair to the top of Snow Summit and look down from “Above the Boom” (limited tickets/capacity available – so best to purchase tickets in advance) while enjoying a fully catered Southern-Style BBQ dinner, live music and free activities like facing painting, and bounce houses for the kids.
  • Rent a boat at one of the several marinas on the lake. This is a great way to see everything in a relaxing environment.
  • Watch from Captain John’s on the beach with live Reggae music. It’s Rasta Mon!
  • On the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat.
  • Watch at the annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and BBQ at the Marina Resort on Lakeview Drive with food and live entertainment. You will make new friends and new memories!

This years festivities will span the entire long weekend with live music (including classic rock acts like Ted Nugent) and events for kids of all ages.

What Time Are The Fireworks?

Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m. on July 4th
No personal fireworks allowed in mountain communities.

Get the whole schedule here and buy tickets here. You can also look at a designated map of parking areas here.

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