Virginia

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 visits the Salem Museum

Salem, VA

An exhibit at the Salem Museum will give visitors a history lesson on wildland fire and structural fire through a local lens, plus access to Smokey Bear history, a fire tower display, and much more.

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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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Bluefield Junior Firefighters Afterparty with Mystery Guest!

Bluefield, VA

This will be a wrap-up of our new “Bluefield Fire’s Junior Firefighters” program. Our mystery guest will be Smokey Bear, who brings with him his 75-year-old wildfire prevention message plus new-age tips and tricks for exercising fire safety at any age. In addition to Smokey and his lessons, employees of the USDA Forest Service may…

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Virginia Proclaims Smokey Bear Month

Charlottesville, VA

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the state's Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring are honoring Smokey Bear at an event on the front lawn of the Virginia Department of Forestry's headquarters in Charlottesville.

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Birthday Party for Smokey Bear

Covington, VA

We'll be celebrating Smokey Bear's birthday as we kick-off StreetScene in downtown Covington! There will be free swimming, goody bags for the kids, a DJ and a special appearance by Smokey himself!

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Amherst Cruise In

Amherst, VA

Car show with live music! Hamburgers, hotdogs, and photo ops with Smokey Bear are available at the Amherst Fire Dept. building.

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