Thank you for Joining us for Bearfest Week!

We hope to see you again next year!

Day 3 - Friday July 27th

* 10:00am - PHOTO WORKSHOP - ROBERT E. JOHNSON - Nolan Center

  New directions in digital photography.

*10:30am - Kids event - "Read with a Ranger and Smoky Bear" - The Irene Ingle Public Library 

* 11:00am - Kids Event - Teddy Bear Clinic - The Irene Ingle Public Library 

Bring your favorite teddy bears to get their annual check-ups.

* 12:00pm - WMC 50th Anniversary BBQ - Hospital Gazebo

*   1:00pm - MOVIES -  Brave    

​     4:00pm - Over The Hedge


* 2:00pm - NESSIE - Kids Games at the Swimming Pool. 

All Children Under 7 and NON- Swimmers Must Be Supervised!!

* 4:00pm - SMOKED SALMON CONTEST & SALMON FEED - JAKE HARRIS - Stikine Inn /Vendor Shelters-  

Local smoked salmon tasting competition and process discussion - winner get $100.00

 * 5:00pm -  Salmon Dinner. Fresh Wrangell Salmon prepared by Jake Harris of the Stikine Inn.   $20 per person suggested donation. 

* 7:00pm - Matt Koerner Band - Nolan Center - more information under the Music  tab.

Day 2 - Thursday July 26th

*11:00am - PLANT WALK - JONI JOHNSON - USFS botanist - Nature Trail

(Volunteer Park) Meet at covered playground. 

​* 12:00pm -  Photo Workshop --  James Edens - Nolan Center.

Digital photography for beginners.

* 1:00pm & 4:00pm - Movies - ALL AGES - Nolan Center 
1:00pm - Jungle Book
4:00pm - The Golden Compass

* 6:00pm - Symposium - Nolan Center - John Neary  director of the Mendenhall Visitors Center in Juneau.

(click the "symposium" link on the top of the webpage for more information) 

Day 5 - Sunday July 29th

​*7:00am - 7:45am - 5K Walk/Run; 1/2 Marathon & FULL Marathon Registration Located at the Nolan Center 

* 8:00am - RACE START - Outer drive

SIMULTANEOUS  start of runners and walkers. 

* 12:00pm - Raffle Drawing - Nolan Center 

(after the first marathon finisher) The Raffle Drawing for the Systemwide Alaska Airlines tickets will take place.

Day 1 - Wednesday July 24th

* 10:00am - BEAR SAFETY- with RE Johnson - Shooting Range 

This workshop covers bear encounter protocol and how to minimize risk.Featuring live demonstrations.

​* 12:00 pm - GUN SAFETY- with CHIEF DOUG MC CLOSKEY - Shooting Range  
Workshop to develop gun safety habits for those visiting Anan privately, guides, and hunters.

 Movies - ALL AGES - Nolan Center 
1:00pm - Brother Bear
4:00pm -  Pocahontas

Learn the basics of drawing bears from our 2018 Bearfest artist.

* 7:00 - 8:00 pm - SYMPOSIUM - NOLAN CENTER - Lance Craighead

(click the "symposium" link on the top of the webpage for more information) 

​* 8:00pm Film Screening - Irreperable Harm" effects of industrial mining.


Everyday During Bearfest Week:

* Anan Bear tours will be provided by various local operators as well as merchant and local business specials. 

* Bearfest Raffle tickets for Systemwide tickets on Alaska Airlines will be sold by various sponsor businesses such as Angerman's, Alaska Vistas/Java Junkie,.... 

* Movies will be shown at 10am and 1pm 

at the Nolan Center in the Small Theater 

Day 4 - Saturday July 28th

10:00am  - Golf Tournament - Muskeg Meadows  - Registration at 9:30am 

* 10:00am - 12:00pm - Community Market - Nolan Center 

Local vendors and artists. Bearfest Merchandise. 

* 10:00am - 12pm Kids Games at the Nolan Center

 Cub-o-war, bear free camping, twister, relays and more

* 11:00am - Music Workshop - Jam with the Matt Koerner Band - Nolan Center 

* 1:00pm  - MOVIES - The Silver Horde - 1936 film that included Anan
​   4:00pm - Spawn of the North - classic film about fishermen, filmed in Ketchikan and at Anan. 

* 2:00pm - Native Storytelling - Shakes Tribal House 

Traditional Stories told by tribe members.

* 5:00pm - Symposium - ROSS DORENDORF  with ADF&G - Nolan Center

Alaska's Brown and Black Bears -management and research.

* 6:00pm - Marathon Meeting  and Pasta feed- Nolan Center 

Registration, information, and food. 

* 6:30pm - THE PHOTOS OF ROBERT E. JOHNSON -  Nolan Center

Anan and other Alaska bears - a slideshow presentation.

* 8pm Live Music - TOTEM BAR

The Matt Koerner Band - More information under Music tab.  

Alaska Bearfest