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This weekend in Anchorage: Teddy Bear Picnic, Goosefest and a walk that's for the birds

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: July 22, 2016
  • Published July 22, 2016

Teddy Bear Picnic

Kids and teddy bears of all ages are welcome at this event, where they'll enjoy face-painting, a teddy bear parade, food and celebrity guests like Smokey the Bear and the Anchorage Fur Rondy bear. The picnic starts at noon and the parade begins at 1:30 p.m. 12-3 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Cuddy Family Midtown Park.


People can get their goose on with face-painting, food, crafts and music from local bands like The Dirty Hands, Hope Social Club and Superfrequency at the event set for 1-7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, outside the UAA Cuddy Quad, 2400 W. Campus Drive. Free. (Search for Goosefest on Facebook for details.)

Bike and Bird Day

Can't tell a godwit from a grebe — but want to learn? Ride a bike along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and talk to Anchorage birding experts at several stations. The Alaska Zoo will show a live bird of prey at the start (1-1:30 p.m.) and finish (4:30-5 p.m.) at Westchester Lagoon; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 1824 W. 15th Ave. Free. (312-8899,

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