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

Join us on May 20, 27, and 28, 2023, for an unforgettable experience at the Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest! It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of a German springtime celebration right here in Big Bear Lake. While it may not be Oktoberfest, Maifest brings its own unique charm and energy to the table, making it an event not to be missed.

As the little sister to Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Maifest offers a taste of traditional German culture dating back to the 18th century. While it may be slightly scaled back compared to Oktoberfest, Maifest still packs a significant punch in terms of fun and excitement!

Here’s what you can expect…

What can you expect at Maifest? Picture a vibrant Maypole adorned with colorful ribbons, the aroma of traditional German Maibock beers filling the air! Refreshing Maibowle champagne-style punch to quench your thirst, and the irresistible smell of sizzling bratwursts hot off the grill. Indulge in homemade sauerkraut, munch on fresh pretzels. Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious apple strudel served with vanilla sauce. Enjoy live band entertainment, engage in kids’ activities. Test your skills in log-sawing contests, participate in stein holding competitions, and try your hand at corn-hole toss – there’s something for everyone at Maifest!


Mark your calendars for May 20, which will feature a special tribute to America’s Heroes. In honor of the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. Military and first responders, general admission tickets will be free on May 20. Bring your  I.D., and enjoy complimentary entry for active military, veterans, firefighters, medical workers, and law enforcement. Immediate family members and significant others can join the fun for a discounted rate of $7 per guest.

Join us at the Big Bear Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315. Experience a weekend filled with laughter, joy, and cherished memories. Don’t miss out – book your tickets now and secure your cabin for a truly unforgettable Maifest experience in Big Bear!


Location: Big Bear Convention Center

Enjoy Maifest in Big Bear and BOOK TICKETS HERE!

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