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36th Annual Bear Paw Festival

Jul 12, 2023 - Jul 16, 2023

Located in Eagle River, the Bear Paw Festival features a parade, vendor court, live entertainment, great food, shopping and fun for all ages.

Sometimes unexpected but always a good time, events run the gamut. The Slippery Salmon Olympics are perhaps the best known event. Teams of two race against the clock and each other with a real salmon as the critical item to take along while tackling all the obstacles.

The Running of the Bears, a 300 yard fun run, races alongside costumed animal mascots from many local businesses and community organizations. Human foosball takes the popular rec room game and replaces the plastic men with real life players.

Other popular events include the Teddy Bear Picnic, a classic car show, parade, carnival rides, and the I-Did-A-Duck Race, a rubber duck regatta.


Jul 12, 2023
Jul 16, 2023
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Chugiak-Eagle River Town Center
11924 Business Blvd
Eagle River,AK99577United States
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