Tennessee

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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Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Party

Gatlinburg, TN

Come spend the afternoon with Smokey Bear and help him celebrate his 75th birthday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at Mills Park in Gatlinburg, TN. Many local Mascots like Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear, Sharky from Ripley's Aquarium, Yeti & Obear from Ober Gatlinburg Resort, Sparky the Firedog, and others will be there to help Smokey cut…

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Smokey's 75th Birthday Party at the Ocoee Whitewater Center

Copperhill, TN

To celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday, the Forest Service is conducting a celebration at the Ocoee Whitewater Center on August 10 from 10 am–3pm. Smokey’s OWC birthday celebration will include games, demonstrations, activities, snacks/cake, prizes, and a drawing for a unique Smokey Bear prize. Smokey will be there to enjoy the festivities and to meet and…

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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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Lakeside of the Smokies Hot Air Balloon Festival

White Pine, TN

October is Fire Prevention month in Tennessee. To help raise awareness of Wildfire Prevention The Resort at Governor’s Crossing, Friends of Smokey Bear Balloon, the US Forest Service and the Tennessee Division of Forestry have partnered with Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest to bring Smokey Bear Balloon to White Pine Tennessee on 26 and…

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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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