Excerpted from BigBear.com
Independence Day Events
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Fireworks show visible from the water, shoreline, and some trail vantage points. Show starts between 8:45-9:15 PM, runs approximately 30-40 mins.
The Fireworks Spectacular explodes over Big Bear Lake every July 4th and is FREE to spectators. Local radio station KBHR airs a musical accompaniment to the show on 93.3 FM and 102.5 FM.
Above The Boom
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Snow Summit, 880 Summit Blvd 7:00-9:00 PM
Take your 4th of July to new heights at the Above the Boom fireworks viewing party featuring a Scenic Sky Chair ride, live DJ music, and panoramic views of Southern California’s largest 4th of July fireworks show.
Traffic Plan for the City of Big Bear Lake
Please be advised that the City of Big Bear Lake implements a strict traffic plan at the conclusion of the fireworks show. The plan helps mitigate heavy traffic that is typical after the show and designed to keep you moving safely from your watch spot to your house.
From the Dam to Division Rd, only right-hand turns will be permitted onto Big Bear Blvd.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!
Personal Fireworks Illegal in Big Bear Valley
From Big Bear Lake Fire Department:
Personal fireworks are illegal throughout Big Bear Valley, including “safe and sane” fireworks. In addition, all fireworks that explode, shoot into the air or move along the ground are termed dangerous and are illegal anywhere in California. If someone is seen using personal fireworks, call (909) 866-7566 or text (909) 731-4887 immediately. Report illegal fireworks.
From San Bernardino County Fire Protection District:
Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for damages.