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.
April 10, 2015, 9pm-2am, PARKING LOT PARTY at The Rock, 4129 North 7th Avenue. Dance party for bears, cubs & friends with DJs DJs MATT STANDS (Seattle), CHUCK & BEE. $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
April 11-12, 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:.
October 17-18, 2015,10am-6pm in Heritage Square Park, Downtown Phoenix. Annual celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ community draws a crowd of over 22,000 friends, families and allies -- the 2nd largest LGBTQ event in the state of Arizona - a free event open to the public. Nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors plus 2 stages of entertainment throughout the weekend.
January 15-18, 2016, Martin Luther King weekend, in Tucson, AZ. 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 12-4, 2016, The 31st annual event, 9am at Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds, 7611 S 29th Ave, Laveen AZ. Official Hotel: TBA (in 2015 Hotel 502, 502 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix. Rodeo events, vendors, Fri/Sat/Sun dancing and entertainment + Sunday awards. See website updates.
March - April, 2016 (to be confirmed). 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.