The annual July 4 fireworks show is on, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the 244th birthday of the greatest country in the world!

Due to COVID-19, the City and Visit Big Bear have partnered to finance the July 4 fireworks, with significant volunteer assistance provided by the Rotary Club. This year’s show is expected to be as spectacular as previous years’ shows, and the City is taking several additional steps to promote public health and safety during this year’s show:

  • The barge from which the fireworks are launched is being repositioned to a location in the middle of the lake. This adjustment is expected to improve visibility further west along the north shore, further east along the south shore, and at higher elevations in Moonridge, providing more room for viewers to spread out and allowing additional viewing from neighborhoods at higher elevations. All historical viewing locations remain intact.
  • Viewers are encouraged to view the fireworks from their home, vehicle, or boat to avoid interactions with others.
  • Viewers are advised to maintain at least 6 ft. of separation from other groups while viewing the fireworks.
  • Viewers should wear face coverings while viewing the fireworks near others,
  • The City and Visit Big Bear, with volunteer assistance from the Interact Club, will be distributing free face masks to viewers at Rotary Park, Veterans Park, Meadow Park, and The Village from 5 pm – 9 pm on July 4.
  • Additional hand washing stations and portable toilets will be in place at Rotary Park, Veterans Park, Meadow Park, and The Village during the show, and all weekend long.
  • The July 4 fireworks show will be live-streamed on multiple platforms to enable those who are not comfortable venturing out to view the show. The show will be broadcast live on Channel 182 and also at the City’s website.

The City has experienced significant visitation in recent weeks, and this high visitation is expected to continue in the coming weeks and months as people seek safe, enjoyable, and nearby recreation and travel opportunities. The City expects a large crowd during the weekend of July 4 regardless of whether or not the July 4 fireworks show is produced, and ultimately, the City is proceeding with the show in order to honor the founding of the United States of America, to give our community something to look forward to and to celebrate, and to maintain this important annual Big Bear tradition.

We look forward to hosting another spectacular July 4 fireworks show in Big Bear Lake, and appreciate everyone’s cooperation by adhering to distancing and face covering requirements. Please enjoy the show, but please do so safely and responsibly!

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