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July 12-16, 2017

Bear Paw Festival 2017

Visit all of our Corporate Partners, Friends of the Festival and Volunteer Teams for the 2017 Bear Paw Festival. Below are just a few of our Premier Corporate Partners who make this family friendly event possible!


Thank You To All Of Our Amazing Partners

  • First National 2
  • Anchorage Muni
  • MTA
  • MEA (2)
  • Enstar
  • Eklutna Inc 1
  • Conoco
  • BP (1)
  • IBEW
  • cocacola
  • pizza
  • threebears

Friends of the Festival

  • BP Alaska

  • Alaska Laborers 341

  • Northstar Electric                               

  • Cozy Interiors             

  • Eagle Center Physical Therapy

  • Ty & Dana Thorp Patterson         

  • Homan, Inc 


  • ConocoPhillips

  • MEA

  • Eva Loken, Jack White Real Estate 

  • Alyeska Title

  • Municipality of Anchorage

  • Garcia’s Cantina 

  • Northern Chiropractic

  • AlaskaUSA Credit Union

  • Capstone Family Medicine

Event Schedule

Park and shuttle


Between 10:45 AM and 12:15 PM 

Reliant Transportation will provide free Bear Paw Shuttle service within downtown Eagle River on Saturday.

Park your car at VFW Post 9785 on the south end of town or at the Eagle River Fred Meyer on the north end of town anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday only with a break for the parade and 5K.

All access into the Festival area will be restricted for the Bear Paw Classic 5-K Run and the Bear Paw Grand Parade. Shuttle service will resume following the parade. Note: If parking at Fred Meyer, please use the far
north parking lot and look for the Bear Paw Shuttle Sign.

Wednesday, July 12 
11:30 am  Bear Paw Awards Luncheon sponsored by ConocoPhillips @ Eagle River Ale House
(Reserve your seat by calling the Chamber at 907.694.4702).
6:00 pm Chepo’s Mexican Buffet Dinner, XtraTuf Competition, Handyman Relay @ Chepo’s Mexican Restaurant 
6:00 pm Sourdough Truck Competition @ ReMAX of Eagle River Parking Lot

Thursday, July 13
2:00 pm  Golden Wheel Carnival @ Eagle River Commons
6:00 pm Suburban Challenge @ Healthwise Care & Physical Therapy
7:00 pm Bear Paw Festival Pageant @ Chugiak High School 

Friday, July 14
11:00 am Lego Competition @ Eagle River Town Center, Room 170 
11:00 am Teddy Bear Picnic, Teddy Bear Parade, Odor Eater’s Rotten Sneaker Contest,
Chalk the Walk and other activities @ Eagle River Commons
11:00 am Golden Wheel Carnival @ Eagle River Commons
6:00 pm Classic Car Show @ Business Blvd

Saturday, July 15
10:15 amClassic 5K Run @ AutoZone in Eagle River 
11:00 amBear Paw Festival Grand Parade @ Old Glenn Hwy and Business Blvd
11:00 amGolden Wheel Carnival @ Eagle River Commons
1:00 pm Bicycle Safety Rodeo @ Mat Valley Federal Credit Union
1:15 pm Slippery Salmon Olympics @ Mainstage
2:15 pm Alaska Moving Arts Performance @ Mainstage
3:00 pm Bear Paw’s Got Talent @ Mainstage
5:00 pm Human Foosball Tournament @ Business Blvd in front of Mat Valley Federal Credit Union 

Sunday, July 16

9:00 am Alaska Powerlifting @ Transit
11:30 am VCA Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest @ Mainstage
12:00 pm Golden Wheel Carnival
12:30 pm Candice’s Dance Studio
1:00 pm Motorcycle Show @ Business Blvd
1:00 pmRunning with the Bears @ Mainstage & Business Blvd
1:30 pmIce Cream Eating Contest @ Mainstage

Virginia 11
Emcee 4 (1)
Row2 (2)

Bear Paw Event Descriptions

Entry Forms Click on the PDF icon to download