July 4th Weekend Fawnskin Flyer Anniversary!

Wow, it is hard to believe that I’ve been writing the Fawnskin Flyer for three years this weekend! To think the Fawnskin Flyer started as a joke

Gone is the print edition and I am always surprised by where readers come from. Just checked a few stats the other day and found readers not only throughout the United States but also from France, New Zealand, Canada, and Romania.


Anyway, this weekend is going to be busy so I thought I would mention a few things now.

Fire restrictions are in effect so be sure that cigarettes, campfires and other sources of ignition are extinguished and disposed of properly. As far as your home–maintain defensible space.

Private fireworks are prohibited but you can enjoy the

Annual Big Bear Fireworks Show:

The pyrotechnic display is made possible this year by about 1,000 volunteer hours and $40,000. KBHR radio choreographs music to the display.

Rotary holds an Old Fashioned Picnic as part of the barbecue at the Marina Resort just west of the intersection of Pine Knot Avenue and Big Bear Boulevard. Fee is $20, with food (steak, chicken, pasta, salads and dessert) or $10 for view access without the food. Reno and Cindy Holler will perform.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs. Fireworks begin at dark and are released from a barge on the lake.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:


  • Marina Resort, 40770 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake, 909-866-7545.
  • Big Bear City Glass, 222 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City, 909-585-2037.
  • Big Bear Pharmacy at Summit Plaza, 909-866-2112.
  • Shelli’s Hallmark, 42166 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, 909-866-4882.
  • Sotheby’s Premier Properties, 634 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, 909-878-5500.

    The event sells out each year so get those tickets now!

    Fawnskin Victorian Faire

    Annouced previously, the Fawnskin Victorian Festival will be July 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pedersen’s Sawmill in Fawnskin. Activities will include a Victorian tea, tea with the Queen, readings by Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain and various other literary artists of the 19th century.

    There will be demonstrations of the Gatlin gun and the cannon battle of the Queen’s Royal Army. Street vendors will hawk their wares, and entertainment is set for five stages along with a children’s craft and game area.

    First Friday

    Local merchants will be open late for the holiday’s First Friday–drop by and browse while you wait for the fireworks!

    Moose Lodge

    Maybe this is a bit preliminary but usually the lodge has a fabulous BBQ on the holiday weekends. Stop by and meet the locals while you are in town–and join!

    We take great pride that the lodge has hundreds and hundreds of members–at least three times the number of people who actually live in town!

    Garage Sale Weekend

    Many of you know that this weekend is also big for garage sales. I have an invite to a big one in Running Springs–and my neighbor is looking for a new stove. (Leave me a comment if you have one to sell.) Take care if you are driving and get the list from this week’s Big Bear Grizzly.

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    2 Responses to “July 4th Weekend Fawnskin Flyer Anniversary!

    • 1
      July 2nd, 2008 08:59

      Thanks for all the info. As this will be our first 4th of July in Fawnskin, any Northshore fireworks viewing tips would be great!

    • 2
      kat Stephens
      July 2nd, 2008 12:16

      CONGRATS on your 3 year mark!!!

      Great to read the scuttlebutt and whatabouts and a pleasure meeting you :)–very much appreciate it all.