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
May 19, 2017, 9pm-2am at Iron Bear. Big Bubba bears, beers, music, and prizes! Come party and get lei'd. Hot bartenders, free leis, prize drawings from Tapelenders, and THE HOTTEST BEARS in Austin. No cover and 21+ welcome. Free event tickets will automatically be put in the prize drawing. Winners must be present.
May 21, 2017, 7-8:30pm at Austin City Hall Plaza, 301 W Cesar Chavez St. ENDING AIDS TOGETHER! Let's Get Back to Ground Zero: Zero AIDS Deaths, Zero New Infections, Zero Stigma and Discrimination. Speakers, quilts, entertainment/music, poems/prayers, Free confidential HIV testing. PrEP assessment screening appointments. Free resource literature, condoms, candles, red AIDS ribbons.
June 3, 2017, 6pm-2am at Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St. A space to celebrate every member of our community/ encourage all to embrace the many ways we contribute to building a beautiful/ diverse society. With traditions of our queer radical past, we embrace our sexuality, bodies, personalities, art, music, literature and politics; reclaiming a radical, carnal and transgressive lineage.
June 28, 2017, 7-10pm - rally on the 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, and began 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!
June 30 - July 3, 2017. 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.
August 26, 2017 - Saturday 11am-11pm FESTIVAL - past year at Fiesta Gardens on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake + PARADE 8pm from the State Capitol with grand floats, spectacular pageantry, and fun! Performers at the festival and many events at the clubs. See the website for details and recent photos/media.
September 1-4, 2017. 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.
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.
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.
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
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.