The fireworks have been named Southern California’s best free show with over $60,000 in pyrotechnics fired, including five 10-inch shells. Each burst lights up the sky and water below to create a visual spectacular that stadium shows can’t rival. Any location around the lake affords viewing with good spots along the north shore.
There’s 2,000 bursts during the grand finale alone and each year the show gets better with local businesses and sponsors donating to the effort. Tune into KBHR 93.3 FM to hear patriotic music synchronized to each shell for a treat for the ears as well as the eyes.
Best seat in the house to see the show is at the annual Rotary Best View BBQ on the water at Marina Resort. There’s entertainment, midway games in a secured area for the kids and barbecue from 4:30-7:30 p.m. $35 includes entry and choice of steak or chicken dinner prepared by Barnstorm Restaurant, or $28 buys hamburger or hot dog meal from Nottingham’s.
Beer and wine are available at the Hydration Station including Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. offerings plus festival food for purchase. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets or Rotary has commemorative holiday blankets.
VIP guests receive served meal and seating on the deck for the show’s best view for $100 while for $55 there’s reserved seating at the water. Barbecue guests also enjoy exclusive viewing of additional fireworks set pieces and shells from a second barge. Call (800) 4- BIG BEAR