Phurfest 2018

PhurfestJoin the Bears of the West for Phurfest 2018 April 26-30th! Enjoy fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix Phurfest has been around for 14 years. Over 2200 bears and buddies from 12+ countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our city at Phurfest.


Registration for Phurfest 2018 will be accepted through April 27, 2018, or until 200 bears have registered. We choose to cap our attendance to make sure that it remains a size that is fun, friendly, and manageable. A Casino day trip will be available on Friday, or just lay back and enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi. The Embassy Suites Airport has been reserved for Phurfest weekend; registration is required to book a room. You will be in charge of reservation by clicking on the link or call one of the numbers on the registration form. Our charity this year is Mulligan’s Manor. Please check out their website.


What Do I Get For My Registration Fee?
Your registration includes food Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment and social activities, our famous pool parties, banquet, and access to free event shuttles. Registrants also get the reduced room rate and access to the events at the host hotel as well as a Phurfest T-Shirt.


Famous Bear Banquet/Entertainment
Our Saturday Banquet is included in the price of the package. We will have entertainment after dinner and following will be our Boxer Poker. The banquet is only available to registered guests.


Pool Parties
Saturday and Sunday join our very own DJ Kerry while he plays tunes, entertains and we play games while you frolic in the heated pool. We provide the lunch both days. Local bears and admirers may also attend the pool parties for an admission fee.


Host Hotel
Stay in comfort at the spacious all-suite, full-service Embassy Suites Phoenix – Airport at 24th Street hotel, conveniently and centrally located only 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and just 5 miles from downtown Phoenix. Wake up to a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast served in our atrium. Enjoy the views of Phoenix from our Squaw Peak Cafe located on the 5th Floor, while getting a quick bite to eat for lunch, or relaxing at the complimentary Evening Reception with beverages and snacks, or watching the sunset during dinner. Internet is complimentary for Phurfest guests. Refresh yourself in the outdoor pool and oversized whirlpool. Relax in the Arizona sun while lounging in the luscious outdoor garden area.


For more information and to register, visit the web site.