See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Phoenix area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
August 27 - September 1, 2014. Fun/friends/memories/play: 300+ chubs, bears + all who love/lust for/admire them. Entertainment, dances, pool parties, Doug Langway films BearCity and BearCity2: The Proposal. AbbaFab DJ Contest. Grand Canyon + Sedona trips, seminars, banquets; Hospitality Suite pool/ sauna/ drive-in cinema. Host: The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley Scottsdale.
November 14, 2014, 9pm-2am, at The Rock, 4129 North 7th Avenue. Dance party for bears, cubs & friends with DJs Chuck & Bee + Go-Go Bears!. $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
January 15-19, 2015. Supper, banquet, BBQ, beer bust; frisky, mirthful bears from across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, & beyond relaxing poolside or in the hot tub together for good times in the desert sunshine. See website for notie of host hotel and more details closer to the date.
February 13-15, 2015, The 30th annual event, at Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds, 7611 S 29th Ave, Laveen AZ. Official Hotel last year: Holiday Inn, 1500 N. 51st Ave. RV Park space rentals. Phoenix. Rodeo events, vendors, Fri/Sat/Sun dancing and entertainment + Sunday awards. See website for updates.
March 26 - April 2, 2015. Annual film festival, at Harkins Scottsdale/101 Theatre (7000 E Mayo Blvd), includes feature films, live action shorts, animated shorts, home grown shorts, Arizona shorts and short documentaries, plus the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival. See website for screenings listings.
Early April, 2015, SAT Parade, step off: 10am from 3rd St at Thomas to 3rd St at Indian School. SAT/SUN Festival, noon to 9pm at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road. Festival attracts over 30,000; features 150+ performances on 5 stages, over 300 food, retail and exhibit vendors, Arts Expo, Health/Wellness Pavilion, KidSpace, YouthZone, VIP Experience + Dance Pavilions.
April 30 - May 4, 2015, Bears of the West fun in the sun, new friends + everything Phoenix has to offer. A treasure man-hunt party for bears and admirers to escape everyday life. Bring an eye patch and a wooden leg to party with fellow bears. Buffet banquet, Casino Day, pool parties. Host: Embassy Suites Airport
June 19-21, 2015 in Bisbee AZ. 2014 included: Hot Ass Happy Hour, Ghost Tour, Psychadelics at Stock Exchange Saloon, Midnight Miners/Madame’s Street Dance, Grand Cabaret, Hardways at Stock Exchange, Artisan/Vendor Street Fair, City Park Beer Garden/ Day Stage, Artwalk, Psychic Fair, Pride Parade, Pride Welcome/Rally, Pool Party/ BBQ, Midnight MAGIC IN THE MOUNTAINS, See website:.