Lazy Bear Weekend 2018

Lazy Bear Fund, Inc. puts on one of the largest and most successful bear gatherings in the world. Lazy Bear Weekend, August 1-6th is our annual, signature event.

 

For over 21 years we have entertained thousands of guests in Guerneville, California in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Within the three block square downtown, you’ll find restaurants, shops, and taverns. A block or two off the main road, you’ll find a handful or resorts that cater specifically to gay clientele.

 

Enjoy pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment and amazing DJs. Stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail yourself of any number of nearby towns and cities.

 

While you’re enjoying your long, lazy weekend, remember that all of the profits go to charity. We’ve raised nearly $2 million for worthy causes and we’re just getting started. The Lazy Bear Fund has always been a grass-roots, nonprofit organization. We give all of our profits to causes like clinics and schools and food banks. We help kids and seniors, people living with HIV, or struggling with addiction. Lazy Bear Weekend is run by a small army of volunteers. Many of the people who are serving you a beverage or cleaning up after a party are affiliated with the organizations we give to. Organizations like West County Health Centers, The Positive Resource Center, and Food for Thought, a local food bank.

 

Join us for the time of your life.

 

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La Fiesta de Los Osos 2018

La Fiesta de Los OsosLa Fiesta de Los Osos will be held January 11-15th in Tucson Arizona.

 

Escape from winter and join the Bears of the Old Pueblo for fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Tucson has to offer at our 20th annual La Fiesta de Los Osos! Official dates for La Fiesta 2018 are January 11-15th.

 

During the past eighteen Fiestas, over 3,000 bears and buddies from over 20 countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our desert city, making La Fiesta weekend one of the most anticipated bear events in the U.S.! As such, we choose to cap our attendance at 300 bears to make sure that La Fiesta is a size that’s fun, friendly, and intimate. Registration for Fiesta 2018 will be accepted until Saturday January 13th, 2018 with walk-up registration available! Your Fiesta gift and our hotel rates may not be available after December 31, 2017.

 

Day and half-day tours will be available every day, or you can just lay back and enjoy the sparkling pool and jacuzzi. A huge block of rooms has been reserved for Fiesta weekend attendees and the La Quinta Inn & Suites host hotel will be filled with BEARS, BEARS, BEARS!

 

SO WHAT DO I GET FOR MY REGISTRATION FEE?

Your registration includes three meals, entertainment and social activities, our famous Pinata Bust, and access to tours and free event shuttles. Registrants also get the reduced room rate and access to the events at the host hotel as well as an embroidered T-Shirt with the Fiesta logo.

 

FUR REAL DANCE

On Friday night, following the banquet and Bear Contest is our fourth annual DJ’ed ‘FUR REAL’ dance. Join Fiesta attendees and hot, friendly locals on the dance floor! Proceeds of this separate event (minus costs) go 100% to benefit local charities.

 

WHAT’S TO SEE AND DO WHILE I’M IN TUCSON?

Situated in an immense valley ringed by four stately mountain ranges with peaks as high as 9453′, Tucson, with a metropolitan population of over 1 million people, is a big city with all the amenities you’d expect but a friendly, small-town feel. Tucson has been continuously inhabited since at least 5000 BC, and has a wealth of history featuring native peoples, explorers and settlers, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo soldiers, Jesuit and Franciscan Missionaries, and old-west pioneers. Day and half-day tours will take Fiesta attendees on optional visits to prominent area attractions for everything from hiking to sight-seeing, green forests to desert mountains, animal-watching to spelunking!

 

WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE IN TUCSON IN JANUARY?

Daytime highs in Tucson during January are regularly in the 60’s with nighttime lows in the 40’s. In 19 years of past Fiestas (that’s about 90 event-days) we’ve had exactly four cold or inclement days. Bring clothing that reflects the warm days but cool nights and you’ll be set!

 

HOW DO I GET AROUND?

We’ll be running shuttles and event buses free of charge to most scheduled events.

 

WHAT’S TO EAT?

We will offer dining opportunities (at your own expense) to early arrivals on Thursday evening. Meals included in your registration:

  • Saturday night continues our traditional Fiesta Banquet and entertainment in the hotel ballrooms. We’ll feature a full meal with a variety of fine entrees, sides, deserts, beverages, and a cash bar.

  • Sunday will feature a poolside BBQ with a full cash bar and soft drinks available.

  • Our traditional Adios Amigos luncheon on Monday will be held offsite, but at your own expense.

 

For information and to register, visit the web site.