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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First Ever Smokey Bear Costume to be Displayed

Mercer, WI

The first ever Smokey Bear costume will be put on display at the Mercer Public Library. Local school children will read from the book "Smokey's First Steps," the true story of how the first ever Smokey Bear Costume came to be in 1950 at the Mercer WDNR Ranger Station. Smokey Bear will make an appearance,…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ EAA AirVenture

Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration®, brings hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts annually to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Last year, AirVenture Oshkosh had 601,000 visitors, over 10,000 aircraft (including 2,979 show planes) on display, 867 exhibitors, and 1,500 forums and workshops garnering 75,000 attendees. As part of the AirVenture Oshkosh, the International Federal Pavilion…

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Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!

Iola, WI

The Iola Village Library will be celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM. We will be joined by the Iola and Rural Fire Department. There will be stories, activities and birthday treats along with a visit from Smokey Bear. This is a free program for families with children of…

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Celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday at the Tomahawk Public Library

Tomahawk, WI

At 10:00am, a local forest ranger will introduce the birthday bear himself, Smokey, and give party-goers a quick lesson on fire safety. Everyone will get to sing "Happy Birthday" to Smokey Bear and even give him a hug! Next up is a trip outside to learn about wildland firefighting equipment up close, and before the…

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Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Party

Baraboo, WI

Join the party to celebrate Smokey's birthday. Smokey Bear will be joining us for some picture taking opportunities, we will play some fun birthday games, tell stories, sing Happy Birthday to Smokey, and enjoy some cupcakes!

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