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Tournament of Roses Parade

Pasadena, CA

Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses Parade has produced America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years. This year, Smokey and his friends at the National Association of State Foresters, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Ad Council will…

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Smokey Bear Birthday Banner Challenge

(Social-Media-Based Series of Events, Available Nationally) The Smokey Bear Birthday Banner Challenge is a nationwide, social-media-based project aimed at getting as many people as possible across the country to hold up or pose with a banner (supplied by the challenge organizer) wishing Smokey Bear a Happy 75th Birthday. All the photos submitted for the SBBBC…

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Celebrate Smokey with a Song!

(Available Online) Celebrate Smokey's 75th with a song! Check out the Ohio DNR Division of Forestry's Smokey Bear music video created and produced in Ohio in cooperation with an excellent group of students from the Columbus College of Art and Design: http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/smokeybear The product really captures Smokey at his finest…. And notice there’s no “the”…

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Smokey Bear GeoTour

To celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th birthday, the Mid-Atlantic Fire Compact is hiding 75 geocaches across the seven Mid-Atlantic states: Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Special rewards will go to those who (1) are the first to find each geocache, (2) find all the geocaches in a given state, and (3)…

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Smokey Bear at the Ohio State Fair

Columbus, OH

Join Smokey Bear in the ODNR Park at the Ohio State Fair July 24 - August 4, 2019! ODNR's 15-foot tall Smokey Bear stands tall in the ODNR Park, greets his friends, and spreads the word of wildfire prevention to visitors. Smokey is an Ohio State Fair tradition dating back to 1959, and a must-see…

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Exhibit - Celebrating 75 Years of Smokey Bear

Columbus, OH

During the month of August, Smokey Bear is the theme of an exhibit by the State Library of Ohio. Historical items are displayed in the Map Room of the Ohio Statehouse. The Statehouse is open to the public every day in August, and walk-in tours are available, as well as self-guided tours.

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Smokey Bear 75th Birthday at Filson - Columbus

Columbus, OH

Come to Filson to honor an American symbol of forest protection: Smokey Bear. We’ll have new limited-edition Smokey T-shirts, hats and more available. Come early for free Filson bandanas and koozies (while supplies last). Event will also include a S’mores bar and refreshments from Land Grant Brewing Co., plus “Protectors of the Forest” prints for…

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Smokey Bear LIVE

(Video Curriculum Available Nationally) The Smokey Bear LIVE video will be released October 6, 2019 and broadcast on November 7, 2019 in Capitan, New Mexico.

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Smokey in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

(Nationally Televised Event) The celebration of Smokey’s legacy will continues with the debut of his new character balloon in the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. On Thursday, November 28, more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide will witness America’s national champion of wildfire prevention fly through the streets of…

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