Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy Big Bear Lake in sunny southern California. It’s also when Big Bear Lake holds its Art on the Corner, showcasing the work of artists and craftsmen from the area, as well as providing another reason to gather together for a celebration in the Village.
Art on the Corner
Each year this festival is held over Labor Day weekend, at the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Ave, at what is locally known as “the Christmas tree lot.” Not only is this a fun, leisurely way to enjoy the weekend, but proceeds from your purchases will benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. Browse through booths filled with handmade jewelry, photographs, paintings, ceramics and wood carvings, as well as locally made food items, and plenty of Big Bear Lake souvenirs.
It’s a great opportunity to meet local artists, talk to them at length, and maybe even watch as they create another masterpiece. Supporting small businesses is crucial to small towns like Big Bear, and this is a fun way to do just that.
While you’re wandering through the booths, hopefully purchasing lots of local artwork, you can enjoy a cool, refreshing beer or glass of wine. There’ll be a few food booths too. Plus, there’ll be live music throughout the weekend. Art on the Corner is free to attend, and lasts from Saturday through Monday. Things usually start up around 10am and close down around 6pm.
Ending the Weekend with a Bang
This year will be the first annual fireworks show on Labor Day in Big Bear. Watching the bright colored flames explode over the lake and the sparkles of fireworks fill the sky is the perfect end to a perfect weekend. The fireworks barge will be near the Pine Knot Marina, so while you should be able to see the fireworks from nearly everywhere in the village, the best viewing spots will be along the lake shoreline or any trail or cabin with a lake view.
And speaking of cabins with lake views, here at Big Bear Cabins, we have tons! Choose from cozy, rustic, camp-style cabins to larger alpine-style lodges. And most of our rentals feature lake views, with decks and porches perfect for watching the fireworks over Big Bear Lake. For more information on Arts on the Corner, fireworks over the lake, or for help finding the perfect lake view rental, give us a call today!