Big Bear Lake’s July 4th FIREWORKS SHOW BIGGEST in Southern California!

BEST & BIGGEST July 4th FIREWORKS SHOW in Southern California!

If you are seeking something new and exciting this July 4th, come to Big Bear to witness an entirely different fireworks show,
displayed over the lake and choreographed to the local radio! Definitely the BEST DISPLAY around. 

Rent a cabin and get a 4th NIGHT FREE this July 4th weekend

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California on July 4th. The Fireworks Spectacular explodes at 7,000′ over Big Bear Lake every July 4th! Show time begins between 8:45-9:15 PM, runs approximately 30-40 mins, and is FREE to spectators. Local radio station KBHR airs a musical accompaniment to the show on 93.3 FM and 102.5 FM. The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold. Free to attend.


When: July 4, 2022
Time: Fireworks start at 8:45-9:15pm.
Where: Various locations throughout the Big Bear area
No personal fireworks allowed in mountain communities.


Best Spots to Watch the Fireworks Show

Big Bear Lake’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular can be viewed from around the valley, but just where are the best spots? Keep reading for our picks on fireworks viewing spots.


  • Stanfield Cutoff – the land bridge connecting the north and south shores offering incredible viewing, but find your spot early.
  • North Shore – Most of the land along the north shore is open to the public and offering great viewing.
  • Alpine Pedal Path – This paved trail along the north shore is set back from the shoreline but is a prime viewing spot if you’ve got strollers in tow or if members of your party need level walking ground.
  • On the south shore, Rotary Park, Veteran’s Park, and Ski Beach offer lake views for watching fireworks.

From the Trails

While viewpoints from along the trails can be great, hiking trails at night present hazards. If you choose to hike after dark, be sure you’re using safety measures like bright flashlights and dress for warmth.

  • Cougar Crest – This north shore trail offers excellent lake views.
  • Towne Trail X 2N08 – This intersection offers lake views above The Village.

On The Water

  • The #1 spot for fireworks viewing is on the lake. If you’re reserving a boat, it is likely you’ll need a reservation for this special event. Each marina will have different procedures so be sure to reach out to them directly.