Parking, Pets & The Paw Shuttle!
Note Road Closures on Saturday between
10:30 am & 12:15 pm for the 5K Race & Grand Parade
Parking and Pets
Our festival is having growing pains... and our parking is very limited, particularly on Saturday morning, due to the parade and 5K run. Please consider parking outside the business district on Saturday and either walking or hop aboard our free shuttle.
Keep in mind that Parts of Business Boulevard will be closed all weekend -- The closure begins on Friday at 10am runs through Sunday at 6pm. All traffic will be routed around that area via Regency Drive.
Safety is our highest priority. We know the road closure increases traffic congestion, but the higher priority is to protect families and children walking between the vendors, the mainstage and the carnival. If you are driving in the area, please be respectful and drive slowly... Thank you!
We love our pets but unless your animal is very comfortable around lots of people, cars, noise and rides, it is a good idea to keep them at home when you visit the festival. Over the years, we have had a number of inadvertent bites because animals are stressed. Your pet may do fine until placed in a strange environment with other pets, people and unfamiliar noise.
Remember Safety First.... But if your pup is down for a festival visit and needs a drink of water, there is a watering station for puppies at Town Center Park Bricked Pavillion sponsored by Home Away From Home K-9 Day Care.
Shuttle About the Festival!
Forsythe Transportation will provide free Bear Paw Shuttle service within downtown Eagle River on Saturday July 14th. You may park your car at VFW Post 9785 at the South end of town or at the Eagle River Fred Meyers at the North End of town anytime between 8am and 5pm Saturday only with a break for the parade and 5K.
Between 10:45 and 12:15 all access into the Festival area will be restricted for the Bear Paw Classic 5-K Run and the Bear Paw Grand Parade. Shuttle service will resume following the parade.
Note... if parking at Fred Meyer, please use the far north parking lot -- and look for the Bear Paw Shuttle Sign!!!
Parking is always a challenge within the Festival area... Please try to use the shuttle on Saturday and be courteous to our business owners who are trying to help their customers through the hectic days of the Festival!
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