Information Station & Festival Merchandise

First Aid / Disappearing Children

Saturday Shuttle, Parking and Pets

Chamber of Commerce Festival Information Station

The Chamber of Commerce Festival Information Station is located next to the main stage at Mat Valley Federal Credit Union is the Bear Paw Tent. Registration for many of the events takes place here (except for 5K Race). All entertainers should check in with officials.  The tent is manned throughout the weekend.  

Festival Merchandise

Tee shirts and hats will be available for sale in the Chamber office at CER Town Center (across the hall from the     ER Library) through Friday at 1:00pm.  After that, all merchandise can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Festival Information Booth next to the Mainstage.

First Aid

Alaska Professional Volunteers will be onsite Friday at 11am through Sunday at 4pm located at the Mat Valley Federal Credit Union behind the Chamber Information Station.

On Saturday ~ Take The Shuttle!

Reliant Transportation will provide free Bear Paw Shuttle service within downtown Eagle River on Saturday July 14th. Park 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. 

Between 10:25 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!!!

Shuttle Pickup to return to your car will be at Regency & Business Blvd by the Carnival!!

Parking & Road Closures

5K & Parade: Please consider parking outside the business district on Saturday and either walking or hop aboard our free shuttle. All traffic will be routed around that area via Regency Drive. Downtown Old Glenn, Centerfield and Business Blvd will close in their entirety for the Bear Paw Festival Grand Parade and 5K from 10:15am to 12:15pm on Saturday.

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!


The Festival is family friendly but pets do best if left at home.  Your pet may do fine until placed in a strange environment with other pets, people and unfamiliar noise. Over the years, we have had a number of inadvertent bites because animals are stressed.