Big Bear Lake Maifest – May 20, 27, & 28.

May 20, 27 & 28, 2023

Join the next best thing to Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest in May? YUP! Well sort of…The Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest is the little sister to Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, a traditional German springtime celebration that dates back to the 18th century.

While Maifest is scaled back a bit from her big sister Oktoberfest, there’s one thing for certain and that is she packs a big punch! Here’s what you can expect…

• Festive Maypole – Adorned with Colorful Ribbons • Maibock (Traditional German Springfest Beers) • Maibowle (Champagne-style punch) • Sizzling Bratwursts Hot Off the Grill • Homemade Sauerkraut • Fresh Pretzels • Apple Strudel w/ Vanilla Sauce • Live Band • Entertainment • Kids’ Activities • Log-Sawing Contests • Stein Holding Competitions • Corn-Hole Toss

The Saturday, May 20 kickoff is a special tribute to America’s Heroes (U.S. Military, law enforcement and firefighters). In honor of the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. Military and first responders, general admission tickets will be free May 20. This tribute honors anyone with an official badge or proper I.D., including active military, veterans, firefighters, medical workers and law enforcement. The heroes’ immediate family members and/or significant others can join the fun for a discounted rate of $7 per guest.

42900 Big Bear Blvd

Big Bear Lake, California 92315

Location: Big Bear Convention Center