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Gay Austin

The Lone Star Bears
Twice Monthly Beer Busts

Every 2nd and last Sunday at The Iron Bear. Also: Annual August Austin Chill - Weekend Of Bear Brotherhood, with pool/ cocktail parties, bar shuttles, after-hours parties, breakfast, seminars, Gay Games, Beer Bust, "Bears-Beers-BBQ" Call BBW hotline: 512-716-8054
26th Anniversary!
Austin Pride Parade 2017

September 30, 2017 - Saturday PARADE 8-10pm from the State Capitol to Republic Square Park with grand floats, spectacular pageantry, and fun! Performers and events at the clubs. Oct 21st, 12-6pm FESTIVAL at Fiesta Gardens on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake w/ 2 stages showcasing an amazing lineup of musical artists and pop culture icons! See website for details + recent photos/media.
Annual Music, Arts and Food Festival
Austin City Limits

October 6-8 + 13-15, 2017, at Zilker Park. the 46-acre crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. Past year featured 130+ music artists from across the globe. Austin Eats food vendors showcasing local restaurants. Art Market, craft goods from dozen of local artisans. Austin Art Garage platform for talented emerging artists.
Austin is getting two fierce weekends after Hurricane Harvey cancelations
Austin Pride FESTIVAL 2017

October 21, 2017, noon-6pm FESTIVAL at Fiesta Gardens on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake w/ 2 stages showcasing an amazing lineup of musical artists and pop culture icons! See website for details + recent photos/media. Follows the 8pm Austin PRIDE Parade of Saturday, Sept. 30th! New officially confirmed post Hurricane Harvey dates.
BLF Presents a special Halloween event
BLF Events: Monster-Rama

October 28, 2017, 9pm-2am at Iron Bear. Special Halloween event. An Octopus Club fundraiser to benefit the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund, full of costumes and fun! Ages 21+ welcome, NO COVER. Real fortune teller, monster make overs, scary selfie booth, bake sale, jello shots, free prize drawings, and scariest original Halloween costumes in town! Dress up or just come support a great cause
Over 200 performers
3rd Annual Austin International Drag Festival

November 9-12, 2017, at Holiday Inn Midtown. Shows, parties, vendor fairs, meet/greets, films; Pageant Queens to fringe + freaky. Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, Varla Jean Merman, Nina West, Ladybeard, Duo Raw, RainbowGore Cake, Tammie Brown, Coco Peru (Film Reunion Panel), Phantom, Spikey Van Dykey, Mystique Summers, Flare, BibleGirl, "Girls Will Be Girls" Film Reunion.
SXSWeek 2018
South by Southwest

March 9-18, 2018. Interactive / Film / Music. Conferences, festivals, original music, independent films, emerging technologies. Hundreds of musical acts from around the globe, 750+ sessions on over 80 Austin stages. The best of new media: websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games, startup ideas
UMF celebrates its 13th year in 2018
Urban Music Festival

March, 2018, (TBC) past year at Auditorium Shores, 920 W Riverside Dr. A fun-filled weekend full of great entertainment and community participation featuring Keith Sweat, Tony! Toni! Toné!, The Whispers, MC Lyte, TROY NōKA and more.
Austin Pride 2018
Stonewall Celebration & Rally

June 28, 2018 (TBC), 7-10pm rally, South Steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, to honor the brave individuals who rioted against police at the Stonewall Inn in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, to begin the modern day gay rights movement! A gathering to say we will not be quiet, and will not stop fighting until we have FULL EQUALITY! HUGE DRAG PERFORMANCE FINALE!
Social Event for Gay Men

June 29- July 2, 2018 (TBC). Annual gay men’s social event welcoming all Bears, Cubs, Chubs, and Chasers - a fun, low cost, 4-day MARDI GRAS theme weekend featuring Bears, Brotherhood, Beverages, Bar-B-Q, Bear Day at Hippie Hollow and a Bear Party Barge on the Colorado River. Chill around the pool, meet and make new friends, and help raise money for local charities.
Labor Day weekend annual festivities at Lake Travis
Splash Days Weekend

August 31 - September 3, 2018 (TBC). SUN clothing-optional water + sunshine frolic, at Hippie Hollow Park/ Lake Travis. Bar events during weekends preceding Splash; celebrated DJs get people into the mood. Past year included: FRI 10pm-3am Welcome Party; SAT 10pm-4am Main Event Dance; SUN Recovery Party; MON 1-4pm Adult Swim Pool Party + T-dance.