2021 SCHEDULE TBA
We are working on a schedule of events that complies with local and state regulations regarding covid-19 as they develop and change. We will be able to include all events that are outdoors and where social distancing is possible. More updates to come! Follow our Facebook page for more. We'll leave the 2020 schedule below as an example of what events are included in Bearfest.
Thank you for joining us for Bearfest!
We hope to see you again next year.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
7:00AM | Race Registration
7:00 to 7:45 - Full marathon ($6, half marathon, and 5K registration
6:00-9:00AM | Race Starts
6:00am | Early start for full marathon only
8:00am | Regular start for half and full marathon
8:30am | Start for 5K walkers, runners & bikers
12:00PM | Raffle Drawing
The first marathon finisher will draw the winning ticket. Two roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. You do not have to be present to win.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
11:00AM | Art Workshop (Kids & Family)
Nolan Center Lobby
Use stencils or paint your own bear! Limited to 10 families. Masks and 6' distancing mandatory. Questions? Email email@example.com.
2:00PM | Native Storytelling
Kiks.ádi Totem Park
Join local Tlingit members for cultural stories and interpretation at Kids.ádi Totem Park.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
10:00AM | Teddy Bear Clinic
Irene Ingle Public Library - Gazebo
Bring in wounded stuffed animals for your favorite local nurses to patch up!
11:00AM| Art Workshop
Nolan Center Lobby
Use stencils or paint your own bear! Limited to 20 families. Masks and 6' distancing mandatory. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00PM | Plant Walk
Join local guides to learn about muskeg ecology, native vegetation, and edible and medicinal plants.
3:00PM | The Pit Stop
Plate of pulled pork and sides! Open 3pm until sold out.
3:30PM | Symposium
Lance Craighead | Black Bears of Alaska & History of the Anan Bear Observatory
FRIDAY, JULY 24
11:00AM | Read with a Ranger
Facebook Live - Irene Ingle Public Library
Children's book with Forest Service interpreter Corree Delabrue (link will be shared on FB)
6:00PM | Dinner & Auction
Stikine Restaurant - Patio
Chefs Brian McCracken and Nina Vicente of Seattle, along with our own Chef Jake Harris, plan an evening of family-style fine dining based on the abundant riches of SE Alaska's bounty of food. Small tables on the waterfront with tent coverings if needed. Music provided by our own Brooke Leslie accompanied by Tom Locher of Juneau. Auction (both live and silent) includes local arts, Alaskan seafood, and more.
Limited to 60 people | $60 per person
Tickets sold at Alaska Vistas
SATURDAY, JULY 25
10:00AM | Golf Tournament
Registration starts at 9:30am.
10:00AM-2:00PM | Community Market
Vendors of locally produced goods and services. Produce, bakes goodies, art, and more!
12:00PM | Anan Photo Workshop
Anan Wildlife Observatory
Join Alaska Vistas and local photographers for a hands-on experience in the field at the bear observatory. Details to be announced.
Limited to 8 participants | $100 per person
3:00PM | Live Floral Demonstration
See local florist Mya Delong create a lush floral centerpiece with local garden blooms & foraged foliage. *Will be on display for continuous viewing after the event.
5:00PM | Zoom Marathon Meeting
Online meeting TBA
A meeting link will be shared beforehand for runners who have questions about the race--it will be posted on the BearFest website and FB page.
ALASKA BEARFEST INC - A 501-3(c) grassroots nonprofit dedicated to educating all about BEARS.
PO Box 934 Wrangell, Alaska 99929
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