See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Tampa Bay area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
January 18-25, 2015. A week-long cruise with your Bear Soup buddies to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Grand Cayman (4 ports). FOOD: buffets and 24-hour room service, short order foods and fine dining. ENTERTAINMENT: casino, putt-putt, karaoke, dancing, bingo, comedians, and live Broadway style shows. Pool. To book contact: Carnival at 800-438-6744.
June 26-28, 2015. SAT Pride Parade, from sunset in Kenwood/ Grand Central District; 150+ organizations/businesses supporting/celebrating the Tampa Bay LGBT community. The Block Party begins at 5pm Saturday, between 22nd and 27th along Central Avenue with DJs, food and beverages. SUN Festival features 300 exhibitors + multiple entertainment stages.
Mid-July, 2015, at the Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th St South, St Petersburg. Pool party, Tea Dance, Dunk Tank, poolside show, games, contests, giant inflatable maze, beer bust, pansexual play areas.
Early October, 2015 (to be confirmed). Nine-day festival usually screens at Tampa Theatre (711 N Franklin St; Tampatheatre.org), Muvico Baywalk (151 2nd Ave; Muvico.com); and Tampa Museum of Art (120 W Gasparilla Plaza). Also a series of films throughout the year.
October 15-18, 2015, annual bear long weekend events now exclusively at Parliament House Resort in Orlando, FL. Tons of activities planned, including daily pool parties, nightly dances, a vendor fair, and the hottest Bears and their admirers ever assembled in one place!
Early November, 2015, at Flamingo Resort, St Petersburg. Mr Tampa Bay Rubber and International Puppy contests. Free event, workshops, vendors, pool party, private dungeons, luncheons, parties.