The 39th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest kicks off with a special salute to America’s heroes, including a 1:30pm opening day tribute on Saturday, featuring the Bear Valley Marine Corps League Color Guard and the Big Bear High School choir. Free admission for past and present military, law enforcement and firefighters. Regular adult Saturday admission is $12, Sunday admission is $6 (with discounts for seniors and children). For Oktoberfest specifics, visit BigBearEvents.com. Oktoberfest open noon – midnight Saturdays, noon – 5:30pm Sundays through October’s end. Save the date: Locals’ Night on October 2!