Official 2024 Bear Paw Festival Schedule

Golden Wheel Carnival Hours
No Carnival Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11 - 2pm-9pm
Friday, July 12 - 1pm-10pm
Saturday, July 13 - 12pm-10pm
Sunday, July 14 - 12pm-7pm


Vendor Court Hours
No Vendor Court Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11 - 2pm-9pm
Friday, July 12 - 12pm-10pm
Saturday, July 13 - 12pm-10pm
Sunday, July 14 - 12pm-7pm


Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
6pm Bear Paw Pageant, sponsored in part by Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation @ The Lions Clubhouse

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
No Vendor Court, Concessions or Golden Wheel Carnival Wednesday
5:30am-5pm Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Club presents Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
11am-7pm XTRATUF Boot Decorating Competition hosted by All Seasons Clothing Company – On Display & Voting for your favorite XTRATUFS between Fri. July 5 – Fri. July 12 @ All Seasons Clothing Company
12pm-1pm Bear Paw Community Awards & Luncheon, sponsored by Northrim Bank @ Matanuska Brewing Company
6pm-9pm Bear Paw Paints, Paint Nights with Sara & Co, sponsored by Longship Nursing & Consulting @ TBD


Thursday, July 11th, 2024
5:30am-5pm Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Club presents Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
11am-7pm XTRATUF Boot Decorating Competition hosted by All Seasons Clothing Company – On Display & Voting for your favorite XTRATUFS between Fri. July 5 – Fri. July 12 @ All Seasons Clothing Company
2pm-9pm Bear Paw Alaska Airlines Raffle @ Bear Paw Headquarters in Transit Center (or online)
2pm-9pm Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
2pm-9pm Bear Paw Vendor Court @ Valley River Center
2pm-9pm Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
2pm-9pm Goat Giggles with the Tiny Home(stead) - Enjoy time with baby goats @ ER Town Square Park – Top of Hill
5pm-7pm Bear Paw Adult Trivia Night, sponsored by Corks & Hops @ Corks & Hops
6pm-8:30pm Bear Paw Motorcycle Show sponsored by Troy Sayer – State Farm Insurance, hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association @ Business Blvd.
6pm Healthwise Suburban Challenge Fun Run/Walk brought to you by Healthwise Physical Therapy & Chiropractic @ Healthwise Physical Therapy & Chiropractic


Friday, July 12th, 2024
5:30am-5pm Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Club presents Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
10am-10pm View The Art of Trash Dumpsters, sponsored by Alaska Waste @ Transit Center
10am-3pm LAST CHANCE to Vote for your favorite XTRATUF boots at All Seasons Clothing Company
10am-9pm Free Bear Paw Shuttle, sponsored by AK Family Taekwondo (details in Official Guide or online)
11am-2pm Teddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by MEA @ ER Town Square Park
11am-2pm Lego Competition, presented by Chugiak-Eagle River Women in Business & IDEA Homeschool @ NEW LOCATION - IDEA Homeschool above Garcia’s
                             - $5 cash entry, build at home, bring to compete. Size limit: 24”x24”) Event info at: www.cerwomeninbusiness.org
12pm-10pm Bear Paw Alaska Airlines Raffle @ Bear Paw Headquarters in Transit Center (or online)
12pm-10pm Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-10pm Bear Paw Vendor Court @ Valley River Center
1pm-10pm Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
2pm-8pm Goat Giggles with the Tiny Home(stead) - Enjoy time with baby goats @ ER Town Square Park – Top of Hill
3pm-10pm Bear Paw LIVE Beer & Music brought to you by Partners Real Estate @ ER Town Square Park (see music line-up in Official Guide or online)
6pm Bear Paw Backyard Cornhole Tournament (Doubles) sponsored by Matanuska Valley Federal Credit 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


Saturday, July 13th, 2024
6am-5pm
Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Club presents Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
8am-10pm Free Bear Paw Shuttle, sponsored by AK Family Taekwondo - ARRIVE EARLY FOR PARADE (details in Official Guide or online)
10am-10pm View The Art of Trash Dumpsters, sponsored by Alaska Waste @ Transit Center
10:30am Mustang Bear Paw 5K Fun Run, sponsored by the Chugiak High School Cross Country and Track Team @ downtown Eagle River (starting at Autozone)
11am Bear Paw Festival Grand Parade, sponsored by Imaging Associates @ downtown Eagle River (see Official Guide or online for details, parade route and road closures)
12-10pm Bear Paw Alaska Airlines Raffle @ Bear Paw Headquarters in Transit Center (or online)
12pm-10pm Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-10pm Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
12pm-10pm Bear Paw Vendor Court @ Valley River Center
12pm-5pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Business Blvd.
1:00pm-2:30pm After Party with Alliance Christian Fellowship (ACF) Church with free concert, food trucks and to experience community @ ACF (pre-parade activities from 10:30am-11:00am)
1pm-8pm Goat Giggles with the Tiny Home(stead) - Enjoy time with baby goats @ ER Town Square Park – Top of Hill
1:15pm Slippery Salmon Olympics, sponsored by MTA @ Business
Blvd.
3pm-10pm Bear Paw LIVE Beer & Music brought to you by Partners Real Estate @ ER Town Square Park (see music line-up in Official Guide or online)
4pm Human Foosball Tournament, sponsored by Coca Cola Bottling of Alaska @ Business Blvd.


Sunday, July 14th, 2024
7am-5pm Gutierrez Photography & Eagle River Camera Club presents Bear Paw Photography @ Jitters
11am-4pm View The Art of Trash Dumpsters, sponsored by Alaska Waste @ Transit Center
12pm-4pm Free Bear Paw Shuttle, sponsored by AK Family Taekwondo (details in Official Guide or online)
11am-12pm Bear Paw GOAT YOGA, sponsored by All Life is Yoga & The Tiny Home(stead) @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-1pm Bear Paw GOAT YOGA (Session 2), sponsored by All Life is Yoga & The Tiny Home(stead) @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-4pm Bear Paw Alaska Airlines Raffle @ Bear Paw Headquarters in Transit Center (Drawing held at 4pm @ Bear Paw Headquarters in Transit Center)
12pm-7pm Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Food Vendors @ ER Town Square Park
12pm-7pm Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons
12pm-7pm Bear Paw Vendor Court @ Valley River Center
12pm-5pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Business Blvd.
1pm-6pm Goat Giggles with the Tiny Home(stead) - Enjoy time with baby goats @ ER Town Square Park – Top of Hill
1pm Ice Cream Eating Contest, sponsored by Carrs/Safeway @ Transit Center


Event registrations online | Schedule subject to change 

For the most up-to-date information go to:
bearpawfestival.org | Facebook: @BearPawFestival