South Dakota

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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Historic Smokey Portraits on Display at Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD

This year Smokey will celebrate 75 years at the forefront of the Forest Service’s wildfire prevention campaign. To commemorate Smokey’s contributions to the U.S. Forest Service and wildfire prevention, replicas of historic portraits by artist Rudolph Wendelin will travel to National Forests across the country throughout 2019. Mr. Wendelin created hundreds of Smokey representations that…

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Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration Coloring Contest

Rapid City, SD

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is calling all kids, ages 3-12, to showcase their artistic abilities in this year’s Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest. Wildfire Awareness Month will take place again in May in the State of South Dakota. This year’s entries will reflect the theme “Smokey Bear’s 75 Birthday Celebration”.…

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Historic Smokey Portraits on Display at National Grassland Visitor Center

Wall, SD

This year Smokey will celebrate 75 years at the forefront of the Forest Service’s wildfire prevention campaign. To commemorate Smokey’s contributions to the U.S. Forest Service and wildfire prevention, replicas of historic portraits by artist Rudolph Wendelin will travel to National Forests across the country throughout 2019. Mr. Wendelin created hundreds of Smokey representations that…

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Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Party on the Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD

Smokey Bear is turning 75 on Friday, August 9, 2019! Come celebrate his birthday at the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor's/Hell Canyon Ranger District Office (1019 N. 5th Street) in Custer, SD anytime between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. * Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with a life size statue of Smokey Bear…

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Smokey Bear's Birthday at the Hot Springs Farmers Market

Hot Springs, SD

You are cordially invited to Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Celebration! Join Smokey Bear, the Black Hills Parks and Forests Association, and Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands for fun and games at the Hot Springs Farmers Market Friday, August 9th from 4-6:30 pm. There will be free activities for all ages. Come make a Smokey Bear…

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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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