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Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday
Hotdogs, Baseball, and Smokey Bear! Join the Interagency Fire Community as they celebrate Smokey Bear and 75 years of fire prevention.
This celebration will take place at Dehler Park during the Billings Mustangs baseball game. Gates open at 5:30 PM. The first 500 people through the gate will receive a 75th Smokey Bear Birthday cap. Smokey baseballs will be given away to the lucky souvenir program participants. Smokey Bear will also make a special appearance and will be throwing out the 1st pitch of the game.
The BLM Eastern Montana District Billings Field Office and partners are hosting this special Wildfire Awareness night in celebration of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday. Educational programming will cover how communities can prepare for wildfires and/or become fire-adapted. Partners include the Billings Mustangs baseball organization, Billings Fire Department, Montana State Fire Chief’s Association, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, USDA Forest Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs.