Bear Your Soul: Winter Hibernation 2018

Bear Your SoulBreak the cold and lonely spell of winter with four amazing days of connection, play, and discovery with men just like you who are looking for the perfect thaw. Bear Your Soul: Winter Hibernation brings together men of all shapes, colors, sizes, and abilities, in order to build and foster a stronger bear community. We take the idea of a Bear Run, with food, music, sauna and hot tub, time to connect and play, and add connecting growth experiences that explore masculinity, body image, healing touch, and much more.

 

Bear Your Soul: Winter Hibernation offers workshops and discussions that allow men to connect more deeply with themselves and one another. Our unique Loving Our Bear Bodies workshop, for example, leads participants through a shared yet personal journey of discovering the beauty in diverse shapes, colors and sizes of “bear bodies”, in the healing embrace of your brothers.

 

Our goals are to foster a sense of radical acceptance, help one another to let go of shame, and become comfortable with our full and true selves. We honor the body, mind and spirit of all of our brothers. We value heart centered interaction, authenticity, respect for ourselves and others, healthy sex positivity and inclusion.

 

January 12th to 15th in Greenwich, New York, a circle of men who are ready to break out of winter’s frost is forming by the warm fire. And there is a place just for you. We’ve created four days that let you CONNECT, PLAY, and DISCOVER:

  • Relish rich conversation at home cooked family-style feasts
  • Dive into a guided cuddle party and feel the love
  • Connect with other men through massage class
  • Lounge with new friends in the hot tub or by the fire
  • Express yourself through art, music, and storytelling workshops
  • Embrace your self in the “Loving Our Bear Bodies” workshop
  • Step into your inner hero through guided meditation
  • Revel in your tribe in a special drumming and fire ritual
  • Dance the night away at our Sunday night Bear Dance
  • Enjoy great music, food and fellowship at a closing brunch

 

ALL RATES INCLUDE 4 DAYS OF WORKSHOPS, ACCOMMODATIONS (except Commuter), FOOD AND FUN!

 

Visit the web site for registration information.

TBRU 23: Bears And Hoses

The Dallas Bears present TBRU 23: Bears and Hoses, the fun and frolic of firefighters and rescue squadTBRU 23: Bears And Hoses May 31st to June 3rd. Grab your hose & your friends and get ready for a fun weekend.

 

We are proud to announce our Host Hotel – the Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas. The Hyatt Regency and Reunion Tower are Dallas skyline icons. Our host hotel will bring to life the dreams and aspirations we have had for TBRU for many, many years. A spacious hotel, awesome guest rooms, a one hotel configuration, plenty of socializing spaces and lots more.

 

We are putting together a fabulous weekend. We will have many of the familiar traditions you have grown to love at TBRU and now with our new space, we can add some new features and events.

 

Our core events are listed here and we offer the biggest bang for your buck over other similar bears runs when it comes to events, food, transportation and our Texas-Sized hospitality suite.

 

For more information and registration, visit their website.

Bear Crossing 5: Lost Bearadise

Bear Crossing 5: Lost BearadiseThe Kansas City Bears Mafia is pleased to once again host Bear Crossing, August 9-12th, 2018 in Kansas City.

 

For our 2018 expedition, we’re offering two pass levels to choose from: the Scout pass and the Explorer pass.  We want you to be able to choose your own adventure and these two options give you more flexibility.

 

In addition to your expedition pass, we listened to your suggestions from past events and are offering two special add on excursions which are available for an additional charge. More information is available on our excursions page

 

And back by popular demand this year, we’re also offering the Fang & Paw Society as an upgrade to your expedition pass.  For an additional $50 on top of your expedition pass, you’ll receive added benefits such as drink coupons, private parties, and other perks TBD. But here’s the catch.  There are only 75 available, so don’t wait to upgrade! When they’re sold, they’re gone!

 

Come and join us for Bear Crossing 5: Lost Bearadise and help us explore the lost island of Gur, the land that bears forgot.

 

Hosted again at Adam’s Mark hotel and Coco Key Waterpark.

 

For registration and hotel information details, visit the web site.

Bear Essentials 22

Bear Essentials 22Bear Essentials brings together the best of local bear culture and offers it to the world in one of the best cities in the world, Sydney and is presented by Sydney’s only not for profit bear community group, the Harbour City Bears!

 

Our Bear Essentials Festival will run from the 23rd of Feb to the 4th of March, with our  major events happening from the 28th of Feb onward, culminating in the fabulous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday the 3rd of March!

 

This is the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras and it will be a big one!

 

The theme for Bear Essentials this year is WET, so get moist with anticipation, and prepare to be soaked!

 

For more information and registration, visit the Harbour City Bears web site.

Chubfest 2018

Chubfest 2018Interested in Chub4Chub’s, Bears or Daddies?

 

Chubfest is the weekend for you. It a social and playful 3 day gathering at a clothing optional resort in Palm Springs, CA, May 11-13, 2018.

 

In case you don’t already know Chubfest was created by Tyler and Jack for the purpose of getting friendly people together for sun, fun and playfulness in a clothing optional resort where you can have fun in the pool, hot tub, sauna or even a playroom.

 

After you work up a thirst in the Palm Springs sunshine you can head for the nearest cooler to get water, a variety of sodas and lots of snacks in case you have worked up an appetite.

 

We have guys from all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia attending. We welcome each and everyone of you and looking forward to seeing you for years to come.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask Tyler or myself (Jack) and we will be happy to answer them.

 

To see the full schedule and registration information, visit the Chubsrule web page.

Bear Carnival 2018

Bear CarnivalEnjoy beach and an early Summer in Spain in March! Meet bears from all over Europe in the MOST FUN bear week in World!

 

WHEN IS IT?

 

Bear Camp in the mountains: March 10-11 2018
Bear Week in Maspalomas: March 12-19 2018

 

WHY SHOULD YOU COME?

 

Beach weather
Enjoy an early Summer, the beach, the pool parties and terrace bars… in March!

 

Superlative gay scene
Maspalomas is the World’s premier gay destination, and it’s especially popular among bears and 30yo men. Its masculine nightlife is second to none in Europe!

 

Fun like never before
Imagine that lively scene, plus hundreds of bears partying like crazy in a lumberjack-themed Carnival!

 

Furry sex like there’s no tomorrow
Apart from the quieter parties, you can also try our “F.U.R.” sessions at Maspalomas’ legendary sexclubs. Oh! Don’t forget our Dunes either, the World’s capital for outdoor cruising!

 

WHAT’S THE PROGRAMME ABOUT?

 

First-ever Bear Camp in Europe!
in wood cabins, up in the spectacular mountains of Gran Canaria!

 

Events at the Gay Beach
and in several pools, including the official accommodation.

 

Lumberjack-themed and non-theme parties
at Yumbo Centre’s main venues. You’ll get a discount if you come in uniform or costume! We’ll host almost-daily sex parties too, with and without dresscode.

 

Pirate Cruise
Imagine hundreds of bears and friends dressed as corsairs and sailors, partying on an replica galleon sailing along the coast!

 

Excursions
to see the jaw-dropping interior landscapes and historical towns of Gran Canaria.

 

I DON’T LIKE CARNIVALS!

 

Come anyway. The programme is 9 days-long. There are many events to choose from, and none of them has a costume dresscode.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Official website

 

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Drenched Fur 2018

Drenched FurDrenched Fur in Erie PA is a weekend of various activities which in past years have included bar night outings, day time tours, and entertainment events such as game shows, comedians, singers, and DJs. It’s our 14th year and we’re excited about visiting worlds and species among the stars! Currently the run pleasantly retains an approximate 250 person capacity, making it a smaller scale bear run. We like the opportunities provided to meet new and old friends and truly enjoy the time spent together.

 

One of the things that has helped make Erie—and Drenched Fur—a destination for the bear community is the highlight of having an exclusive night time private event at Splash Lagoon, our local indoor water park resort.

 

Set in a tropical 84 degrees Polynesian atmosphere, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park features the latest and most exciting rides in the water park industry today. Riders swirl and speed down slides, test their skills in adventure bay, get drenched by the 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, explore the interactive 5 story tiki tree house, float down the lazy river, relax in the family whirlpools and enjoy a variety of water activity areas. The Wild Waters Wave Pool is the largest indoor wave pool in the Easter US. Everyone enjoys the 200,000 gallon wave pool with six different wave patters for hours of fun.

 

Adults can sip their favorite drinks at the Soggy Dollar Bar. When the surf goes out and great food is what you are hungry for, head to the Laguna Grill. The Surf Shop offers specialty merchandise and also local gift items. With more than an acre of water park fun, the Splash Lagoon complex is an amazing facility and has been a wonderful venue for the run all these years.

 

Join us at the Best Little Run for Fun as Bears in Space lifts off April  12-15, 2018!

 

Web site.

Midwest Bearfest

Midwest BearfestMidwest Bearfest is our premier December event of the Midwest Bearpack. Founded in 1996, Midwest Bearfest will celebrate turning 21 with the event titled, appropriately enough, “Year 21: Legally Bear”. During this extra-special four-day event, December 14-17th in Indianapolis, we are anticipating a record-setting crowd to help celebrate two decades, plus one, of furry fun!

 

The host hotel is officially full. When you register, complete the HOST HOTEL registration form to be placed on the waitlist. But you should also make a reservation at the Overflow Hotel if no rooms at the host hotel become available before the event in December.   For information on the overflow hotel click here.

 

The Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located less than three miles from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and just 12 miles from downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Zoo, the Indianapolis Convention Center and the Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

Guests of this Indianapolis hotel are invited to enjoy full-service accommodations including free local calls and free weekday newspaper. Relax in the indoor heated pool with whirlpool within a tropical setting of the atrium.

 

Most of the newly renovated guest rooms have a poolside or lakeside view and provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for your stay. All rooms feature coffee makers, room service, free HBO and voice mail. Selected rooms have microwaves and refrigerators.

 

Tentative Schedule

For registration information, visit the club web site.