Thousands of people gathered in Eagle River Saturday for the 33rd Bear Paw Festival’s parade, the centerpiece of the annual summer carnival.

 
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From marching bands to classic cars, the event’s centerpiece parade offered something for everyone on a beautiful Saturday morning.

A 5K run sponsored by Skinny Raven Sports was also held in conjunction with the event.

The 5K run takes off at Eagle River's 2018 Bear Paw Festival on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Credit: Rachel McPherron/KTVA)

Several KTVA anchors and reporters were also on hand to participate.

Events at the festival continue through Sunday.

Scott Jensen and Rachel McPherron contributed information to this story.

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