Labor Day Weekend in Big Bear Lake

Relax this Labor Day Weekend in Big Bear Lake

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September and originated back in 1882 by the Central Labor Union in New York City as a way to recognize the contribution of workers to the country. It became a national holiday in 1894 by Congress.  The celebrations have changed over the years, and it’s now become a weekend at the end of summer to kick back and relax.  Big Bear Lake cabin rentals are perfect for just that with beautiful weather and lots of fun activities for the whole family!  Plan your getaway now and spend Labor Day weekend in Big Bear Lake!


Big Horn Mountain Men Rendezvous
Big Bear Valley

Find out what it’s like to be a mountain man

If you have ever been interested in the history and lifestyle of the mountain man, then this is the weekend for you!  The BHMM organization in Big Bear is dedicated to promoting and educating the public on the lost art of buckskinning, shooting, camping, archery, cooking and the use of muzzle loading firearms.  Step back in time to the days of Davy Crockett then retreat back to your cabin rental in Big Bear Lake!  For additional information visit their website at or call (951) 961-9008.


Cool Run In The Mountains
Cool Run Car Show in Big Bear Lake

Support Big Bear animal rescue programs

The Rodriders of Big Bear combines awesome cars with great causes!  No matter what car you have to show off, cruise on up to a Big Bear Lake cabin rental and support local animal rescue programs.  Entry fee is $25 in advance and $35 day of the event.  The fun takes place at September 5th in the Snow Play parking lot and includes raffles, top 20 awards and a 50/50 drawing.  Check it out at and register now.




Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show

Swing by the Big Bear Middle School to admire the Busy Bear Quilter’s guild’s handy work, and maybe pick up a new quilt for your cabin!  The annual event takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10-5.  The small price of admission helps fund community projects including the Discovery Center, DOVES and the MS Society.  There are door prizes and fun for the crafty minded!  Call (909) 584-4799 or visit for more information about their work.


Fall Fest Arts & Craft Show

The Big Bear Convention center, home of Oktoberfest, kicks off the fall season with their annual Arts and Craft Show!  Exhibitors, crafters artists and collectors are eager to show off their wares for the two day event.  Wyatt’s Saloon and Cafe will be serving their full menu of ranch-style food as well as a full service bar.  Take home a hand-carved bear, beautiful piece of jewelry or homemade jar of jam to commemorate your Labor Day weekend in Big Bear Lake.  The fun starts at 10:00 a.m.  Visit their website at for shopping and vendor information.


Music In The Mountains – John Denver Tribute
Big Bear Discovery Center

Big Bear Discovery Center

The last concert of the season features Jim Curry, world famous John Denver tribute artist, featured in the CBS-TV movie based on the musicians life.  You won’t believe your eyes or ears!  The concert is held at the Big Bear Discover Center under the stars and benefits the Mountains Foundation.  This is the 10th season and very popular event.  Call (909) 382-2790 or visit to purchase tickets.



Plan your Labor Day weekend in Big Bear Lake.  You can even just sit back and relax in the fresh mountain air on the deck of your vacation rental in Big Bear or soak in the hot tub after a day exploring the many hiking trails.  Destination Big Bear has budget cabin rentals, luxury cabin rentals and pet friendly rentals to suit any size group.  Ask our vacation experts about great deals on fun activities like kayaking, zip-lining or helicopter rides.  Call (909) 752-0234 or visit our website at to book your cabin rental in Big Bear for Labor Day weekend.