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Bearfest schedule of events


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Local dog Sky getting into a staring contest with a Bearfest statue outside of J&W's. This photo was taken about two weeks ago, prior to reporter Caleb Vierkant self-isolating after going on vacation.

While many traditional events in Wrangell have been altered or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public still gets to enjoy Bearfest this summer. Bearfest is an annual event in Wrangell, drawing in people near and far to celebrate one of Alaska's most well-known animals: Bears.

The week-long celebration kicked off yesterday, July 22, with an art workshop at the Nolan Center and an afternoon of native storytelling at the totem park. While the celebration will not be as big as usual because of the pandemic, there are many things people can look forward to this week.

One of the big...

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