Each summer, just before the Memorial Day and Boatnik, Evergreen Federal Bank puts 50 artistically sculpted bears throughout the streets of Grants Pass. Bearfest is back! Visitor’s come far and wide to come see the Ice Cream Bear, or the Hiking Bear. Or is it the Back to the 50s dancing bears? So common, and yet so iconic to the streets of the river city, that even the locals make a trip down to see the bears.
This year there are 53 to find. Pick up a map from Evergreen Federal Bank or the local Grants Pass tourism office.