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Big Bear Lake Upcoming Events

With an abundance of events in Big Bear Lake, California taking place throughout the year, there’s never a dull moment when you stay at Big Bear Frontier! From the famed Oktoberfest to the celebrated Annual Bald Eagle Count, learn more about the Big Bear Lake upcoming events and start planning your next trip to Southern California today!

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Summer Events


JazzTrax Smooth Jazz Festival

The onset of summer is great for jazz aficionados. Atop Snow Summit, the JazzTrax Smooth Jazz Festival melodically meanders through the mountains.

Big Bear Mountain in Old Miners' Days

This celebratory occasion features a variety of contests, and a spicy chili cook-off to honor the miners that once laboriously dug through the mountain.

The 4th of July

Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display ignites the sky with wonder.

Antique Car Show

Car enthusiasts will enjoy over 500 hot rods, roadsters, and classic autos rev it up. 

Fall Events


International Film Festival

Documentaries, short-films, animation and independent films from around the world are showcased at this prestigious event.


The age-old German tradition makes way with a bounty of contests, games, booze and tasty German treats.

Winter Events



Big Bear Village is decorated with festive holiday cheer, and carolers can be heard singing in the streets.

Star Parties

A popular nighttime activity in February, visitors can explore the universe through a telescope as astronomers guide them through the night sky.

New Years

An ensemble of lights aligns Snow Summit as snowboarders and skiers swoosh down the mountainside.

Bald Eagle Viewing

January celebrates the beauty of the bald eagle. Tours are held to explore the wilderness, and view these incredible winged-specimens in their natural habitat.

Spring Events


Spring Bird Walks

Spring also means that migratory birds are heading home. Free bird walks offer a closer look at some of Big Bear's flying marvels of nature.


Big Bear offers ideal trail conditions for 4X4 vehicles to roam and explore as much as your heart desires. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the area before heading out.

Discover more of our favorite Big Bear Lake upcoming events below and book your stay with us today in sunny southern California!