Alaska Bearfest

Thank you for joining us for Bearfest!

We hope to see you again next year.


​(DRAFT - Subject to change)




11:00AM | Read with a Ranger

Irene Ingle Public Library - Gazebo

Children's books with Forest Service interpreter Corree Delabrue.

2:00 PM | Plant Walk

Location TBA

Description coming soon.

6:00 PMDinner & Auction

Stikine Restaurant
Gourmet dinner by Carrie Mashaney, Executive Chef of Mamnoon in Seattle and former Top Chef contestant. Live music provided by The Powers. Auction will include local handmade goods, seafood, fresh fruit boxes, and more. Tickets are SOLD OUT. Call Alaska Vistas 907-874-3006 to get on the waitlist.

8:00 PM | Live Music

Rayme's Bar

Leon J @ Rayme's



10:00AM | Golf Tournament

Muskeg Meadows

Registration starts at 9:00am.

10:00AM-1:00PM | Community Market

Nolan Center 

Vendors of local goods. Produce, handmade items, baked goods, art, and more!


11:00AM | USFS Camp & Games

Nolan Center Lawn

Join the Forest Service for a camp set-up and kids games!


Nolan Center Lawn

The famous Bearfest fish toss, cub-o-war & more!


12:00PM | Sushi Demonstration

Nolan Center

Watch Chef Brandon Wicks, owner and Executive Chef of Mashiko (Seattle's 1st fully sustainable sushi bar) make sushi rolls.

1:00PM | Sushi Class
Nolan Center
Learn how to assemble and create sushi rolls with Chef Brandon Hicks. Limited to 8 people | $20 per person

Time TBA |Jam Session

Nolan Center

​Play some tunes with The Powers.

5:00PM | Marathon Pasta Feed

Nolan Center Lobby

Pasta dinner for half and full marathon runners only. Attendance is not mandatory but we encourage participants to come pick up swag bags, check out the course maps, and receive information for race day.

8:00PM | Live Music
Rayme's Bar

The Powers

8:00PM | Live Music
Totem Bar

Leon J


7:00AM | Race Registration

Nolan Center

7:00 to 7:45 - Full marathon, half marathon, and 5K registration

8:00-8:30AM | Race Starts

Nolan Center

​8:00am | Regular start for half and full marathon

8:30am | Start for 5K walkers, runners & bikers

​(6:00am | Self-timed early start for full marathon only)

12:00PM | Raffle Drawing

Nolan Center

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.

2:00PM | Live Music
Nolan Center

Leon J, Delta Americana Music History Showcase, National Heritage Blues Hall of Fame Ambassador, featuring local talent Kirk Garbisch on the harmonica.


11:00AM | Art Workshop (Kids & Family)

Nolan Center Lobby

Description coming soon.

Time TBA | Symposium

Nolan Center

Experts present on topics ranging from polar bears to black and brown bear research and management.


11:00AMPhoto Workshop

Nolan Center Classroom
Join Robert E Johnson for a photo workshop (topic TBA), open to all experience levels.

4:00PM | Cub plunge

City Pool

Bearfest games in the pool! Open to the public. Children under 7 need a parent or guardian over 14 in the water. Non-swimmers under 48" tall need a lifejacket.

Time TBA | Symposium
Nolan Center
Experts present on topics ranging from polar bears to black and brown bear research and management.