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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Historic Smokey Portraits on Display at White River National Forest

Meeker, CO

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 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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Summerfest Balloon Bash

El Jebel, CO

Join us at this free family celebration at the Summerfest Balloon Bash! There will be hot air balloon launches and rides, music, games, and food. Smokey will be 97’ tall and airborne this weekend at the Summerfest Balloon Bashin El Jebel: the Friends of Smokey Bear Balloon will be one of many hot air balloons flying at the…

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Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day

Denver, CO

Get Outdoors Day Colorado and SouthWest Denver Coalition are joining forces to host Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day (SSKO GO), Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Garfield Lake Park from 10am to 3pm. This FREE, family-friendly event is designed to promote access to healthy and safe outdoor spaces, support under-resourced communities, and celebrate…

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Cordova Pass Trail Work Day to Celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday

La Veta, CO

The Spanish Peaks Wilderness Stewards will celebrate Smokey Bear's 75 birthday by grooming wilderness trails at Cordova Pass. USDA Forest Service staff will provide a fire prevention talk and there will be a birthday celebration for Smokey Bear with delicious cupcakes made by the Ryus Avenue Bakery. Volunteers on horseback to groom trails for backcountry…

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Smokey's Birthday Bash!

Pagosa Springs, CO

Come help us celebrate Smokey's 75th birthday with games, activities, and special treats! Drop in anytime between 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event is intended for all ages.

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Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday

Pueblo, CO

Join the Forest Service and the Rawlings Public Library in celebrating Smokey Bear's 75th birthday. Bring the kids to the party, there will be birthday cake, goody bags and fun activities. Smokey Bear be there so that we can all sing him "Happy Birthday" and take selfies with him. This is a free event.

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Smokey Bear's Surprise 75th Birthday Party

Loveland, CO

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has protected America's forests from unwanted, human-caused fire. Smokey–one of the most-loved issue ambassadors of our time–and his signature phrase, “Only you can prevent wildfires,” are truly iconic. His message of wildfire prevention is the center of the longest-running PSA campaign in our nation's history. Though Smokey has been essential to…

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