Bearfest comes out of hibernation starting July 24

Bearfest is returning for its 15th year on July 24 – 28.

The annual event is dedicated to bears and the surrounding environment, where attendees can enjoy symposiums, cultural and educational activities, art and photo workshops, fine dining, marathons, a bear safety session and more.

In two of the workshops, kids and families are invited to create bear-themed ornaments to decorate the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree and smaller companion trees that will represent Alaska in Washington, D.C., this holiday season. The trees are coming from the Tongass National Forest.

One popular Bearfest feature has...


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