Day 1 - Wednesday July 25th

* 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 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) 

Alaska Bearfest

Thank you for Joining us for Bearfest Week!

We hope to see you again next year!

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 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.