Oktoberfest 2024 Big Bear Lake, California
Get your Lederhosen out because the 51st Oktoberfest celebrations are just a few months away in Big Bear Lake, California. The Bavarian festivities have traveled all the way across the sea to North America, where, for almost 50 years, Big Bear Lake has been the site for the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Southern California. Started as a small gathering of the local Bavarians in the 18th century for the wedding of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese, Oktoberfest has become the largest beer festival on planet Earth with the main event taking place in Munich, Germany. That hasn’t stopped the residents of Big Bear Lake, however, from getting together every year and making the most of their own Oktoberfest.