Big Bear’s Favorite Springtime Event Returns May 18 and May 25-26, 2024

It’s time for Old-Man Winter to step aside and make way for Big Bear’s favorite springtime celebration. The 7th Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest (pronounced My Fest) has grown quite a buzz as Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest’s little sister. The festive event consistently delivers the same ambiance of cheerful revelries as Oktoberfest, but with a vibrant flare that screams springtime. The 7th Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest kicks off Saturday, May 18 with a special tribute to America’s Heroes (U.S. Military, law enforcement and firefighters). The festivities continue the following weekend for two more dates Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend). 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

• Traditional German Maibock and other German Imports

• 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 •  Pol Schmücken Contest • Corn-Hole Toss

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Escape to Southern California’s high country for a spring weekend of memories!

Special weekend lodging and admission packages coming soon. 


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