Bear Essentials 18 Festival – Bear Essentials is an internationally recognized and respected bear festival organized and delivered by the Harbour City Bears. It brings together the best of our local bear culture and offers it to the world in one of the best cities in the world, Sydney. in 2014 Bear Essentials offers 18 fantastic events over 10 fun and furry days – visit the website for more details: www.bearessentials.com.au
For more furry events – visit our bear calender
Bear Essentials 18 Harbour City Bears
This is our 18th Bear Essentials and in 2014 it’s going to be packed full of 18 amazing events over 10 days. We are bringing back all the festival favourites that everyone loves plus many more that you’re sure to enjoy.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Beartropolis”. It’s a clever and fun take on the world of superheroes and villains. We have plenty of adventures for festival goers to have a blast with with over 10 days, and for the festival we have renamed our city of Sydney as Beartropolis.
We have partnered up with great organisations and businesses to help us deliver the best Bear Essentials yet.
Harbour City Bears members enjoy great discounts on the prices of ticketed events so it’s well worth your while becoming a member if you are not already.
A great way to stay connected with the Harbour City Bears and keep up to date on our events all year round is to like our Facebook page: harbourcitybears and don’t forget to follow us on twitter: hcbears.
Who are the Harbour City Bears Inc?
Harbour City Bears is an inclusive not-for-profit community group for hairy gay men, their admirers and friends.
Based in Sydney, Australia, and founded in 1995, we run events with everyone welcome regardless of sex, sexuality, age or hirsuteness, in line with the club’s ideals – about having fun and participating in the community.
Our annual festival, Bear Essentials, is Australia’s premier bear festival, attracting visitors from interstate and overseas to Sydney to celebrate gay culture in the bear community during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. We also run the Bear Pride weekend festival during Winter Membership of Harbour City Bears entitles you to receive our regular newsletter full of interesting articles and event listings of all things beary.