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 22-26, 2015. Host hotel: Ocean Park Resort, Myrtle Beach. A Carolina Bear Lodge social weekend. 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 2, 2015, 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 14-22, 2015, at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W Morgan St (venue to be confirmed). 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.
September 26, 2015 (date to be confirmed), annual Pride Weekend: Duke University East Campus Festival, Parade; Night Festival events in Raleigh and Durham. See schedule as announced. Previous years' hotels: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel; Millennium Hotel, Durham. See website below for more.