Eagle River's big event is the annual Bear Paw Festival.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see friends and enjoy the wonderful summer in Alaska.  The downtown area is closed on Business Blvd for different events the Grand Parade (our favorite), Slippery Salmon Race, and the final event the I-did-a-duck race. 

There will be vendor on-site and carnival rides, a mini Renascence festival, and a Oder-Eaters smelly shoe contest.  Kids and adults really have a great time. 

At Prudential we have already started construction of our float, and plan to wow the crown once again.  Topping the full length Pirate ship will be tough, but we're up for the challenge.  Parade time is 11 am and the route is down Auxiliary Road to Eagle River Loop, and then down Business Blvd.  This is a must see.

I will then be out to see the events, and on Sunday will be cooking in the Salmon Cook off.  I am not sure whether to submit a Salmon Chowder or possibly a Salmon dish  that is sure to please.  I hope to see my friends at Bear Paw, I will be at the Idiaduck ticket booth selling race tickets for Rotary on Friday night from 6-8.

Hope to see you there.