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The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our 38th Annual Bear Paw Festival! We are bringing the Chugiak Eagle River adventurous spirit to our Festival with the 2023 “Basecamp for Adventure” theme!
As I think about our community identity, it is all about the outdoor opportunities that we have right out our backdoor! We are lucky to enjoy 365 days per year of access to trails and waterways in and around Chugach State Park, which with 495,000 acres is one of the four largest parks in the country. As a Chamber of Commerce, we are embracing Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s “Choose Anchorage” campaign to encourage new workforce members to move to our unique and vibrant area. Our goal is to grow and support our existing and potential businesses through promotion of a “basecamp economy.” So, you will see more of our Bear Paw Festival theme throughout the coming years as we promote Chugiak-Eagle River’s own Basecamp for Adventure!
The 2023 Bear Paw Festival will be every bit as grand as you have come to expect: We kick off with the return of the Bear Paw Pageant. During the Festival you will be able to meet and greet our local royalty as they volunteer in the events and activities. We are bringing back our popular mid-week events starting with our Bear Paw Community Service Awards luncheon and Bear Paw Paints on Wednesday. Some of my favorite events, like Bear Paw Adult Trivia Night, the Bear Paw and Chamber Member Vendor Courts and Chugiak’s own Golden Wheel Amusements’ Carnival open on Thursday.
Friday is a full day of fun for the whole family! The Teddy Bear Picnic is always a great start to your day. Bring your teddy bears and enjoy a picnic in Town Square Park with local vendor activities for your kids. At 5pm we are bringing the Bear Paw LIVE Beer Garden back to the park! We are excited to announce that the 204th Army Stage Band will be entertaining us on the Park stage on Friday evening during the Classic Car Show and Bear Paw Backyard Cornhole. Throw those bags, enjoy the extraordinary autos, then come out and have a cold brew to end your evening with great music.
Saturday is another day of adventure starting with our Grand Parade followed by the popular Slippery Salmon Olympics and Human Foosball competitions. The Bear Paw LIVE Beer Garden will reopen at 2pm with music by lively DJ Remax throughout the day. Treat yourself to a ride on the Golden Wheel Amusements Ferris wheel, scrumptious fair food or a trinket from our vendors, and enjoy all the sights and sounds that Bear Paw Festival has to offer. And, Sunday wouldn’t be Bear Paw without Goat Yoga, Alaska Airlines raffle tickets, more rides and visits to the local vendors to close out the Festival!
Our Bear Paw Shuttle is back with regular and reliable pick-ups to help you get around and alleviate parking challenges as our Festival expands. There are too many events to mention, so check out our guide. For the most current information, go to www.bearpawfestival.org, follow our Bear Paw Festival Facebook , and download the Festival Passport today!
Between the new Mirror Lake Midsummer Masher Mountain Bike Race to the ever-popular Suburban Challenge, our community partners are taking our Festival Theme to heart! What adventures will you and your family experience at the Bear Paw Festival this year, and, as you make the Chugiak-Eagle River community your Basecamp for Adventure?
Leslie Lance Festival Co-Chair Board President Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
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2023 Bear Paw Festival Road Closures & Restricted Access: July 13- 16
Don’t be surprised!!!! Take note of the following road closures & restricted access points for this year’s festival in the Eagle River Business District. Special note for businesses: don’t forget that the temporary closures and restricted access can impact your employee shift schedules! Don’t get stuck—Plan ahead. The Chamber recommends staying off the Old Glenn by 10:00am on Saturday the 15th.
July 13, 14, 15 & 16 for Pedestrian Safety
Business Blvd will close between Matanuska Valley Credit Union and Regency Drive on Thursday, July 13th at 10am until Sunday, July 16th at 6pm. Local access only to Timber Ridge, VCA Vet Clinic and Secure Storage will be maintained. Vetted access for members of Mat-Valley Credit Union will be available for Thursday & Friday only. Traffic will be rerouted onto Regency Drive.
July 15 for Grand Parade:
Old Glenn Hwy between E agle River Loop & Eagle River Rd will close entirely from 10:45am to approximately 12:15pm.
Centerfield Drive will close in its entirety from 8:00am until Parade finish
Business Blvd will close in its entirety 10:15 am until Parade finish
Monte Road and Old Eagle River Road – will have restricted access between 8am – 12:15pm.
Farm Avenue closes temporarily in order to sta rt the 5K between 9:30am and 10:40am
Traffic will be rerouted up Eagle River Loop Road or Eagle River Road.
1.People Mover will have a temporary stop on Friday evening - location will be displayed at Bus Depot prior to July 15th.
2.The Festival is inside the downtown district and parking is severely limited. There will be a FREE FESTIVAL SHUTTLE running Friday, Saturday and Sunday - See bearpawfestival.org or our Facebook Page for updated Shuttle information including times and locations.
3.Do not park behind Carrs-Safeway - you will be ticketed if you park there. Please be respectful of other businesses who are o pen during the Festival times as their customers need access to parking.
Questions? Call the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce at (907) 694-4702!
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Golden Wheel Carnival Hours
Thursday, July 13 - 2pm-9pm
Friday, July 14 - 2pm-10pm
Saturday, July 15 - 12pm - 10pm
Sunday, July 16 - 12pm-7pm
Saturday, July 8
Vendor Court Hours
Thursday, July 13 - 2pm-8pm
Friday, July 14 - 12pm-10pm
Saturday, July 15 - 12pm - 10pm
Sunday, July 16 - 12pm - 6pm
6pm........... Bear Paw Pageant, sponsored by the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce @ the Chugiak High School Auditorium
Wednesday, July 12 Opening Day!
NOTE: ......... No Vendor Court & Concessions or Golden Wheel Carnival Wednesday 12pm -1pm Bear Paw Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Northrim Bank @ Matanuska Brewing Company
12pm-1pm Bear Paw Community Awards & Luncheon, sponsored by Northrim
................Bank @ Matanuska Brewing Company
6pm-9pm Bear Paw Paints, sponsored in part by Paint Nights with Sara & Co. @ Chepo’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
Ongoing Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Club presents Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
Ongoing XTRATUF Boot Decorating Competition hosted by All Seasons
Clothing Company – On Display & Voting for your favorite XTRATUFS between Fri. July 7 – Fri. July 14 @ All Seasons Clothing Company
Thursday, July 13
12pm-9pm Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
2pm-8pm .... Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center
2pm-9pm Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
5pm-7pm .... Bear Paw Adult Trivia Night, sponsored by Corks & Hops @ Corks & Hops
6pm Bear Paw Backyard Cornhole Tournament (Singles) sponsored by Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union @ ER Town Square Park
6pm-8:30pm Bear Paw Drive-up Motorcycle Show sponsored by Troy Sayer –State Farm Insurance, hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association @ Chepo’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
6pm............. Healthwise Suburban Challenge Fun
Healthwise Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Therapy & Chiropractic
Ongoing ....... Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Photography @ Jitters
Ongoing ....... XTRATUF Boot Decorating Competition
Clothing Company – On Display & between Fri. July 7 – Fri. July 14 @
ONGOING EVENTS for Friday, Saturday
Bear Paw Shuttle, sponsored by Longship Nursing – Times TBD
Chamber Member Non-Profit Booths, sponsored Federal Credit Union @ MVFCU
Look for the 204th Army Band throughout the The Art of Trash, sponsored by Alaska Waste @ Transit Center
Bear Paw Festival Raffle Tickets - Alaska Airlines sponsored by Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber - Buy tickets online or @ Bear Paw Headquarters
Guitierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
Friday, July 14
11am-2pm .. Teddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by - FREE KID EVENT!
11am-2pm .. Lego Competition, brought to you in Business @ ER Town Center - Room compete. Size limit: 24”x24” - Registration info: www.cerwomeninbusiness.org
12pm-10pm .. Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Square Park
12pm-10pm .. Vendors & Concessions @ Valley 2pm-10pm .. Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
5pm-10pm Bear Paw LIVE Beer Garden with @ ER Town Square Park
6pm Bear Paw Cornhole Tournament (Doubles) Matanuska Valley Federal Credit
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Schedule of Events!
Fun Run/Walk brought to you by Chiropractic @ Healthwise Physical
River Camera Club presents Bear Paw
Competition hosted by All Seasons & Voting for your favorite XTRATUFS @ All Seasons Clothing Company
Saturday & Sunday
Nursing and Consulting LLC.
sponsored by Matanuska Valley
Waste and Blaine’s Art Supply
Airlines Tickets for 2 - No restrictions, Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Transit Center Camera Club presents MEA @ ER Town Square Park
you by Chugiak-Eagle River Women Room 170 (build at home, bring to info: www.cerwomeninbusiness.org
Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town River Center Commons the 204th Army Rock Band
(Doubles) sponsored by Union @ ER Town Square Park
6pm-9pm .... Bear Paw Classic Car Show, sponsored by Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions @ Business Blvd. - Staging begins at 5pm – no preregistration, limited spots available, first come, first serve - XTRATUF Boots and Winners on display @ the Classic Car Show
7pm............. Mirror Lake Midsummer Masher Mountain Bike Race – brought to you by Chugach Mountain Bike Riders @ Mirror Lake Park Bike Trails
Saturday, July 15
11am ......... Bear Paw Festival Grand Parade, sponsored by Imaging Associates @ downtown Eagle River - see guide for details, parade route and road closures
12pm-10pm .. Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-10pm .. Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
12pm-10pm Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center
12pm-5pm .. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Business Blvd.
1:15pm Slippery Salmon Olympics, sponsored by MTA @ Business Blvd.
2pm............. Okamoto’s School of Karate Demonstration @ ER Town Square Park
4pm Human Foosball Tournament, sponsored by Coca Cola Bottling of Alaska @ Business Blvd.
2pm-10pm Bear Paw LIVE Beer Garden with DJ Remax @ ER Town Square Park
Sunday, July 16 11am-12pm Bear Paw GOAT YOGA, sponsored in part by All Life is Yoga & The Tiny Homestead@ ER Town Square Park
12pm-1pm Bear Paw GOAT YOGA (2nd session), sponsored by All Life is Yoga @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-6pm Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-7pm Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
12pm-6pm .. Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center
12pm-5pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Business Blvd.
1pm............. Ice Cream Eating Contest, sponsored by Carrs/Safeway @ ER Town Square Park - TBD
4pm............. Bear Paw Raffle Alaska Airlines Drawing @ Bear Paw Headquarters in Transit Center
Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date information go to: bearpawfestival.org
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July 15 2pm-10pm Friday July 14 5pm-10pm Locally Crafted Root Beer & Kombucha Beer Garden Keep Bear Paw Green
cups available for purchase Friday - Army Rock Band Saturday - DJ Remax
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Welcome to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber Bear Paw 2023 “Basecamp for Adventure” Mobile Passport! It’s FREE to use and easily delivered by email and text to you and requires no app to download. Each individual listing on the passport is a local Community Chamber Member Merchant with something special in store for you at their location! Check out each location pass for Bear Paw specials & promotions, activities, & open houses. Use your passport as a guide during the festival and don’t forget to check-in along the way! After five check-ins you are entered into the prize drawings. Each additional check-in gets you closer to earning prizes! The more check-ins the better your chances of winning.
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Receive a text or email with a link to your passport
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GPS Activated during Festival Events!
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Credit Union 1 is continually growing and adapting to bet ter ser ve our fellow Alaskans. Whether that ’s with cut ting-edge eSer vices or in-person financial suppor t, we’ll meet your where you’re at in life - and open doors to your nex t adventure. You are our friends, neighbors and future! In 2024, we’ll be opening doors at our new Wasilla location.
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