See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Raleigh area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
April 28 - May 1, 2016. Host hotel: Ocean Park Resort. A Carolina Bear Lodge social weekend taste of French Quarter flair in Myrtle Beach. Food, food, Mr Bear contest, games, bear auction, singles mixer & dance, water volleyball, lawn games, more food, indoor pool events, open bar parties. See website for more info.
May 7, 2016, 8pm at Flex Nightclub, 2 S West St, Raleigh. Dance party for bears, cubs and friends. DJ RYAN JONES (LA). $6 before 10PM, $8 after.
May 7, 2016, 11am - 6pm Raleigh's annual Pride event on Fayetteville Street by the LGBT Center of Raleigh, with stage entertainment and Theatre in the Park Pageant.
August 12-20, 2016 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W Morgan St. Second-largest LGBT film event in the Southeast, the nine day festival attracts thousands each year. Diverse shorts, documentaries & feature films. See website for archives and upcoming program.
Late September, 2016 (TBC), annual Saturday Pride Weekend: Duke University East Campus 10am-5pm Festival, 1pm Parade; Night Festival 10pm-5am events in Raleigh and Durham. See schedule as announced. Previous years' hotels: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel; Millennium Hotel, Durham. See website below for more.