Key West Bear Weekend

Key West Bear WeekendKey West Bear Weekend returns this Fall, Thursday, November 8th to Monday, November 12th with events at various guest houses. Key West is about to get hot and furry!

Buy your pass now here.

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday November 8th:

Bears arrive in Key West and check in!

 

Friday November 9th

12pm-5pm – Woof! Bear Soup Party
5pm-6:30pm – Greet The Meat Happy Hour
10pm-2am – Bubble Bear Foam Party

 

Saturday November 10th:

11am-1pm – The Leather Master Shopping Experience
1pm-3pm – Bear Arts & Crafts Reception
7pm-8pm – Gun Oil Cocktail Party
8pm-9pm – The Mr. Key West Bear Contest
9pm-4am – FURBALL Key West, powered by SCRUFF

 

Sunday November 11th:

12pm-4pm – Bear Ass Tea
7pm-9pm – Butch Queen Bar Crawl
9pm – Bear Beer Blast

 

For more information on the full line up, visit their web page.

Big Boy Pride

Big Boy PrideThe 8th annual Official Big Boy Pride will be held in Orlando Florida April 12-16th at the Parliament House.  

 

Big Boy Pride was born out of a need in the Big Boy community. All of the other events for Big Boys and their supporters to attend are attached to other Pride events or holiday weekends. The men in the Big Boy community, as well as their admirers, are so special that we deserve a weekend that is all our own – created just for us.

 

Big Boy Pride is a four-day event presented to foster the empowerment and togetherness of same-gender loving larger men and those who support them.

 

We are so excited that you are considering joining us for Big Boy Pride 2018: A Deeper Love.  Our team is working really hard to bring you a well-produced and high-quality event. It is our highest desire that your experience is one that leaves you feeling that your time and resources have been well invested. This year, we are yet again raising the level of what we will be bringing you and we have lots of fun and a few surprises in store.

 

Big Boy Pride 2018: A Deeper Love, is all about coming together in the name of Brothahood, self-love, awareness and just having a great time. It is also our goal to create environments where you can build relationships, elevate consciousness in the community and network with others on a personal and professional level.  

 

This weekend in Orlando will be about fostering camaraderie and presenting events that cultivate togetherness and pride in self and the collective big boy community, which includes all those that support us. 

 

Registration Info for The Official Big Boy Pride® 2018

Registration Schedule:

  • Early Bird Registration (For the first 100 to register) – $190 – SOLD OUT

  • Standard Registration (Until March 1st) – $220 – CURRENT

  • Late Registration (Starting March 2nd) – $275

The Big Boy Pride Participant’s Package includes:

  • All Access Pass to Big Boy Pride Events (on-site and off-site)

    • Thursday Night’s Grown & Sexy Foam Party

    • Friday Night’s Big Boy Pride Special Event

    • Saturday’s Splashdown Pool Party & Fashion Show

    • Saturday Night’s Out Loud & Proud Party

    • Sunday’s Family Reunion Event

    • And many other events!

  • Free entrance to all club/bar events at the Parliament House Resort

  • All Access to Parliament House Resort activities

  • BBP Cocktail Card for BBP Cocktail Hours (12 complimentary cocktails)

  • Spontaneous Open Bars (Free cocktails outside of your BBP Cocktail Card)

  • Meet, Greet and Eat

  • Headliner Entertainment

  • Lakeside BBQ (Food and Beverages included)

  • Saturday Continental Breakfast

  • Pool Parties

  • BBP Gift Bag

 

Big Boy Pride is a not for profit event. 

 

For more information and registration visit the web site.

 

CCBOY 2018

CCBOYCCBOY 2018 (formerly Chubs In Paradise) is a fun weekend for Chubs, Chasers, Bears, Older and Younger guys.  We celebrated 10 years in 2017 and look forward to many more to come. The event happens March 1st to 4th and provides a fun weekend for guys who want to take a break from the long winter.

 

We offer a solid value for your event dollar. We have all seen those events where we pay a ton just for the “privilege” of sitting by the pool, buy overpriced drinks and wish someone would put some pretzels out before we starve. At CCBOY we offer a lot more.

 

Thursday evening happy hours, Friday luncheon, Friday night Belly Contest, Saturday Charity Pool Party, Sunday Ice Cream Social… all part of your registration.

 

We want you to get your bang for your buck! The Ramada Oakland Park Inn is very close to the best gay community in the East, Wilton Manors. They have a great pool area surrounded by the rooms, and a tiki bar that serves all your refreshment desires.

 

Our main sponsor, Rumors Bar & Grill, is home to all the big gay events, right on Wilton Drive and they really know how to make our guys feel welcome.

 

Make your plans now. March 1-4, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it’s the best time of year to visit.

CCBOY 2018

Schedule

 WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH

Some guys are arriving early but no official events are planned before Thursday. We encourage everyone to get together and get your weekend started by relaxing by the pool side, going to dinner or bar hopping.

 

THURSDAY MARCH 1ST

6:00AM – 9:00AM – Complimentary Breakfast Provided by the Ramada Oakland Park Inn. Sign Up for the Beach Shuttle at the hotel front desk if you need transportation to the beach.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Registration Day at the Pool to get acquainted

5:00PM – 7:00PM – Welcome Cocktail Party at the Ramada Tiki Bar

9:00PM – 12:00AM – Official Opening Night Cocktails at Rumors.

 

FRIDAY MARCH 2ND

6:00AM – 9:00AM – Complimentary Breakfast Provided by the Ramada Oakland Park Inn. Sign Up for the Beach Shuttle at the hotel front desk if you need transportation to the beach

8:00AM – 12:00PM – Registration

12:30PM – 2:30PM – Lunch at a local eatery for the registrants

9:00PM – 12:00AM –  5th Annual BIG Belly Contest Hosted by Daisy Deadpetals at Rumors

 

SATURDAY MARCH 3RD

6:00AM – 9:00AM – Complimentary Breakfast Provided by the Ramada Oakland Park Inn. Sign Up for the Beach Shuttle at the hotel front desk if you need transportation to the beach

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Pool side Party Cook-Out at the Ramada Oakland Park Inn

 

SUNDAY MARCH 4TH

6:00AM – 9:00AM – Complimentary Breakfast Provided by the Ramada Oakland Park Inn. Sign Up for the Beach Shuttle at the hotel front desk if you need transportation to the beach

2:00PM – 3:00PM – Ice Cream Social at the Ramada Pool.

 

Schedule and Activities are subject to change.

 

For more information or to register, visit our web site or like us on Facebook.

CCBoy 2018

Tidal Wave Party 12

Tidal Wave Party 12

Tidal Wave 12 will begin Thursday, May 31 and go through Monday, June 4 at the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area.

 

For the past 11 years we have built a venue for our community that was focused around a water park. When Universal decided to close the park, we didn’t know if we would continue to put on Tidal Wave but decided to move forward. Tidal Wave 11 proved that even without Wet n’ Wild, we could provide a fun and entertaining venue for our group. The queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the incredible Martha Wash along with the addition of two new DJ’s, kept the party going.

 

With the retirement of David Biehl, Tidal Wave 12 is a new beginning. We took your feedback and we will be adding more social events at our host hotel including bingo, singles mixer, couples mixer, Saturday night dance (Under Construction), a Sunday Tea Dance and the addition of a Sunday night buy out. We will also be adding a Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch, a travel agent, corporate airline & liquor sponsor, more vendors and an entertainment line-up to make Tidal Wave 12 a memorable one. We are also keeping the Disney Dining options available. We will also provide alternative events for weather related issues should the pool area need to close. Please look at the Schedule of Events on the Tidal Wave Webpage.

 

We have looked into several water parks throughout the Orlando area and unfortunately, at this time, that is not a viable option. We are continuing to review all alternatives and will keep everyone updated as to any changes on that front.

 

Your feedback is important to us and it is our goal to compile this feedback and to make changes and improvements from this. We want an open door relationship and though we can’t guarantee that the changes will be instantaneous, please know that this event is about you and we want to make it as accommodating as possible.

 

Tidal Wave 12 will begin Thursday, May 31 and go through Monday, June 4 at the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area. The entire 325-room property has been secured again this year and, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars alum Ginger Minj* will return as Mistress of Ceremonies for the weekend! In addition to the fabulous pool parties with our world-class DJs.

 

A Hard Hat Cabaret Show has been added to the schedule for Friday night. It will feature Ginger Minj*, Legendary Drag Performer from New York, Delighted Tobehere*, NBC The Voice’s own bear artist, Nakia, and a special guest performer*. There will be a Singles and Couples Mixer, Bingo (Cash & Prizes), Under Construction-a Saturday night dance, a silent auction benefiting The Make-A-Wish and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an optional Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch, and the Sunday T-Dance to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.
*Show times and performer line up schedule subject to change. Events will take place weather permitting.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION
Our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area, fills up fast! To book your rooms, you must first purchase one of the Tidal Wave 2018 ticket packages. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive the online booking link. Please note, you must reserve a minimum of three nights for your stay at the Holiday Inn and must include Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The Holiday Inn has graciously extended room rates for Tidal Wave Guests, Wednesday, May 30th and Sunday, June 3rd. Hotel rates (not including taxes and fees) are as follows:

Standard View – $170
Disney View – $183
Pool View – $196
Premium Pool View – $209
All reservations must be made with a major credit card. Three one-night deposits will be collected, the first night will be charged on or about March 1, 2018; the second night will be charged around April 1, 2018, and the third around May 1, 2018. There is a limit of only ONE room reservation per name. We cannot “hold” rooms.

 

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations MUST be made prior to May 1, 2018 to receive a full refund.
Cancellations made after May 1-15, 2018 are subject to a two day hotel charge.
Cancellations made after May 15, are non-refundable and will incur a full three day hotel charge

 

PRICING
All admission tickets and optional events will be done through EventBrite

 

BRONZE TICKET:
$69
Includes access to all pool parties, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday & the singles and/or couples mixer

 

SILVER TICKET:
$120
Includes access to all pool parties, VIP Seating for Friday night’s The Hardhat Cabaret Show, “Under Construction” Party feat. DJ Hazmat and the Sunday T-Dance with DJ John Cross

 

GOLDEN TICKET:
$150
Includes access to all pool parties, VIP Seating for Friday nights, The Hardhat Cabaret Show, Meet & Greet with Ginger, Delighted, Nakia & Special Guest, Friday and Saturday Bingo, “Under Construction” Party feat. DJ Hazmat and the Sunday T-Dance with DJ John Cross

 

OPTIONAL EVENTS

*Hardhat Cabaret-$60 (Optional for Bronze ticket holders)
*Friday & Saturday Bingo-$25
(Optional for Silver and Bronze ticket holders)
*Under Construction Dance-$15 (Optional for Bronze ticket holders)

 

We look forward to seeing you all at Tidal Wave 12: The premier venue for Bears, Cubs, Chubs & Their Admirers!!

 

Warm Regards,
Danny Gallegos

 

www.tidalwaveparty.com
www.facebook.com/tidalwaveparty