Parents know how important a certain special stuffed animal can be to their kids, so we can totally get behind a day that celebrates teddy bears and other fuzzy friends. It's National Teddy Bear Day and it's Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
Right on cue, Build-A-Bear Workshop — international purveyor of dressed-up stuffies — is offering a special teddy bear to mark the day. Starting Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, a special National Teddy Bear Day bear will be for sale at Build-A-Bear Workshops and Walmart stores for $6.50. The bear will be for sale while supplies last Saturday–Monday, Sept. 7–9, 2019.
This is the first year Build-A-Bear has partnered with Walmart to offer the exclusive bear. Both chains are planning special kids' activities and interactive fun to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day — see below for special local sites. There are some 300 Build-A-Bear Workshops and over 2,000 Walmart stores in the U.S.
Families can spread some teddy love, too, by snapping a selfie with their bear, or with Build-A-Bear's mascot, Bearemy. Bearemy will make appearances at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores at noon on Saturday, and at a few select locations on Sunday, Sept. 8. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #NationalTeddyBearDay and Build-A-Bear will donate a teddy bear for every picture posted, up to 50,000 bears.
Locations for special Bearemy sightings Sunday include:
- Tukwila Pond Park: Bearemy appears Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m.
- Daleway Park in Lynnwood: Bearemy appears Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m.
- South Park in Tacoma: Bearemy appears Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m.
Build-A-Bear's "pay your age day" last year attracted huge crowds. Be sure to pack your patience if you plan to go meet Bearemy.