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Leather Weekends and Bear Runs

July

  • International Puppy Contest – The Official International Puppy Contest for the best of the best human pups from around the country and around the world.  The International Puppy Contest is 4 days of pupping out for the puppy, dog, trainer, handler, owner and those that support or wants to learn about puppy play. In addition to the International Puppy Contest, there will be a huge leather and fetish weekend event complete with puppy mosh pits, demos, dungeons, parties, classes, vendors and more! So be sure to bring your puppy gear, your leather or your fetish gear! St Louis, MO; July 6-9, 2017
  • Wet ‘n Hot – Over 650 sexy, attitude-free guys will descend upon an underground location in Palm Springs for a weekend filled with uninhibited pig play, brotherhood, and fun. It’s The Biggest Piss Party on the Planet, and it’s unlike anything else that you’ve ever experienced. Palm Springs, CA; July 7-9, 2017
  • Bear Week – Provincetown Bears hosts 9 days and nights of pool parties, beach outings, dance parties and leather events. We work with local club managers to program different music and an atmosphere for a week of parties. We also allow time to relax and have a true vacation. Our events leave plenty of free time to enjoy the town, restaurants, cabaret shows, National Seashore park, beaches, and the daily gatherings at hotel pool decks. Provincetown activities, Bear Week schedule. Provincetown, MA; July 8-16, 2017
  • Fetish Week – The hottest fetish men from around the world will be heading to London for the kinkiest week of the year. London, UK; July 9-16, 2017
  • Camp Red Tails – Imagine spending a long weekend with over fifty men who share your fascination with corporal punishment scenes.   Imagine an open environment where you are free to explore the fantasies that you never thought you would actually get to experience.   Imagine the freedom of spanking inside or outdoors…in private or publicly…day or night.   Imagine all of these things and you have imagined Camp Red Tails! San Francisco, CA; July 13-18, 2017
  • Gear Up Weekend – GearUp Weekend is an annual retreat where the next generation of kinky/kink-curious guys and leathermen can socialize with, learn from, and play with other men of all ages in a safe and friendly environment.  We also host regular events and play parties throughout the year. Gear Up, Saratoga Springs, Upper Lake CA; July 20-23, 2017
  • Thunder in the Mountains – 40,000 sq. ft. dungeon and puppy mosh pit and pony track. Thunder Mountain Leather, Denver CO; Jul 21-23, 2017
  • Bears on the River – Join us for our annual tubing trip down the Ichetucknee River! Gainesville, FL; Jul 27-30, 2017
  • Finlandization 31 – We have special guests: Mr. Leather Belgium 2017 Sandro and Mr. Rubber Italy 2017 Gennaro! Come and experience this unique fetish happening to Helsinki, Finland! Finlandization 31 is organized by MSC Finland – Tom’s Club Helsinki, Finland; Jul 28-30, 2017
  • Bay of Pigs – It’s the biggest, hottest party of the weekend! Bay of Pigs is an essential part of your Up Your Alley® weekend. Whether you’re out to play, dance or both, we’ve got something special in store for you! With an amazing laser light show, incomparable play spaces, and more hot guys than you can shake a fist at, Bay of Pigs™ aims to deliver. Folsom Street Events, San Francisco CA; July 29, 2017
  • Up Your Alley – Up Your Alley® is only for real players – and not for the faint of heart – where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Of course, if rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we’ve got it. You won’t find a filthier event in the States. If you’re into it, there’s a scene for you. So, don’t get left out. Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, nearly 15,000 fellow leather men and fetish enthusiasts engage in BDSM play at over 50 adult vendor spaces! Spanking, punching, whips and floggers, bondage, domination and submission, creative watersports, toys and so much more are in full effect. San Francisco, CA; July 30, 2017

August

  • Lazy Bear Weekend – Lazy Bear puts on the largest & most successful bear gatherings in the world. Join us for the time of your life! Russian River (Guerneville, CA); Aug 2-7, 2017
  • Mr. Heartland Bear – JJ’s Clubhouse, St. Louis MO; Aug 4, 2017
  • Mad Bear Beach – We want to invite you another year to a special and fun summer week, to enjoy the sun, with great parties of day and night, with the best National and International DjDJsroute of bars osunos and with the election Of Mr. MAD.BEAR 2017 at the Chiriguito Eden Beach. Torremolinos, Spain; Aug 9-16, 2017
  • The Leatherparty Hamburg – BLUF meeting in the BLUF terrace with a cigar lounge, outdoor area, and views! Hamburg, Germany; Aug 10-13, 2017
  • Great Canadian Bear Weekend – The Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) is proud to announce the third annual Great Canadian Bear Weekend. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Aug 11-13, 2017
  • Southeast Black and Blue Weekend – We have a great fun-filled weekend planned! Join us at the Atlanta Eagle for classes and demos during the day and parties and fun in the evenings! SEBB also hosts various events including monthly Hotlanta Rubber and Gear Nights on the second Friday of each month, quarterly FETISH nights on the fifth Saturday of the month, and periodic educational workshops and seminars. Southeast Black and Blue, LLC is a not-for-profit organization with 100% of the proceeds raised throughout the year going to support its educational outreach, resources, and activities. Atlanta GA; Aug 11-13, 2017
  • International Deaf Leather – International Deaf Leather shall be dedicated to bringing together the Deaf Leather/SM/Fetish/Kinky community for the purpose of networking, socialization, education and bringing the gaps with the hearing leather community. Ft Lauderdale, FL; Aug 12, 2017
  • FIST FEST SARATOGA SPRINGS – Because this retreat weekend–away from daily life, traffic, clocks, obnoxious people, schedules and all that other stuff that wears you down – is all about fisting and building community, brotherhood, and fraternity. Saratoga Springs, CA; August 16-20, 2017
  • Mr. BEAR Poland – in the capital of Wielkopolska, we will choose the next Mr. Bear Poland, of plump representatives of our species to proudly represent us for another year. Wielkopolska, Poland; Aug 18-31, 2017
  • VT Bear Film Festival – The Vermont Bear Film Festival is an independent film festival, devoted to bears and bear admirers. Held in the green hills of southern Vermont, it is an occasion for guys to eat, drink, and be merry…and see some great films too. Guilford, VT; Aug 24-26, 2017
  • MONTREAL FETISH WEEKEND – The Montreal Fetish Weekend welcomes you to 6 days and nights of fantasy-filled adventures where you are the star of a fabulous international fetish holiday. Montreal, Quebec; Aug 30 – Sept 4, 2017
  • Bears on Ice– BEARS ON ICE is a friendly social event for bears and friends where you get to see a little bit of Iceland and have fun with like-minded guys from all over the world. Reykjavik, Iceland; Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2017
  • Southern Decadence – Held over labor day weekend, SD is the largest gay party in New Orleans. 2015 marks the 44th annual celebration. New Orleans, LA, Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2017
  • International LeatherSir, Leatherboy & Community Bootblack – From the roots of Drummer to the vision of ILSb/ICBB – We are the event for the Players in the Gay Leather Community. Dallas, TX; Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2017
  • Toronto Leather Pride – Heart of the Flag Federation Inc. is a membership back-patch club that is the proud producer of Canada’s largest leather kink events. We produce the Toronto Leather Pride week and Toronto Bound weekend events, Leather Ball, the Toronto Leather Pride competitions and many diverse events throughout the year. Toronto, CANADA; TBA
  • Mr. Connecticut Bear Weekend – The Mr. Connecticut Bear title traces its roots back to the 1990’s when the Twilight Guard held a short run of contests. Most probably recall the recent contests held by the Northeast Ursamen. In November of 2014, Mr. Connecticut Bear incorporated as Mr. Connecticut Bear, Inc.; we gratefully acknowledge both predecessor clubs for starting something we believe is a great asset to the Bear Community of Connecticut, as well as the greater LGBT both here at home and beyond. Since gaining our independence, Mr. Connecticut Bear, Inc. has begun showing Connecticut just what we are capable of. Our Lumberjock Party was a great kickoff to 2015, and our Furplay Madness II: TOGA!! The party proved we are showing no signs of slowing down. Hundreds of guys, fun party themes, funky DJ’s, and fundraising for a good cause… and FUN! We are here to give Bears and their fans something to get excited about, and we thank each and every one of our supporters for giving us a reason to do what we do. Hartford/Middletown, CT; TBA
  • Mr. Wisconsin Leather – Mr. Wisconsin Leather 2017 is coming to the Capital Square in Madison, WI. Hosted by Woofs and the Bartell Theater. Don’t miss Wisconsin’s premier Leather Event of the year!! Madison, WI; TBA

September

  • Sitges Bear Week – B.S.C. It consists of friends with common goals such as solidarity, make new friends, have fun, organize events, outings, games, discussions, etc … And actively promote the cultural, architectural and social heritage of the Villa. Sitges, Spain; Sept 1-11, 2017
  • Folsom Europe – the fetish lifestyle out-in-the-open. Fetish is something you live, which is deep inside you and makes you excited. Whether it be someone in skin gear, leather, uniform or rubber, it stirs your imagination and makes you go wild. And wild you will be! Sept 6-10, 2017
  • Classic Meets Fetish – CLASSIC MEETS FETISH is still a brand new and uniquely sexy experience for all lovers of classical music and fetish clothing. Professional, qualified and internationally distinguished musicians will not only perform a variety of classical ‘hits’, but do this in fetish outfits for a fetish audience. The 30-minute intermission gives the audience plenty of time to mix and mingle, and maybe make some new contacts in time for the Folsom Weekend. After all the costs for production and manpower have been deducted, the remaining amount of money generated by this concert will be donated to charities. Berlin, Germany; Sept 7, 2017
  • PiG Berlin– official FOLSOM EUROPE BERLIN event. PiG Berlin world-famous for its derelict venues and horned-up atmosphere. A sensational dungeon labyrinth, horny outside cruising and a DJ line up which will make you go wild. It will stir your imagination! Sept 9, 2017
  • 40th Oktoberfest Münchner Löwenclub – The Oktoberfest is not only the highlight of the year in Munich but certainly for the Munich Lions Club e.V. (MLC) as well. The city and MLC have in common that international guests from all over the world come to Munich. But only the MLC offers a program that attracts hundreds of hot men to the gay Oktoberfest in Munich. Sept 14-17, 2017
  • OZ Kink Fest – Oz Kink Fest® 2017 returns for its 10th year as Australia’s biggest kink festival. Oz Kink Fest® brings fetish enthusiasts, experts, and retailers together for 10 days of workshops, parties, performances, and trade across a number of inner-city venues. Melbourne, Australia; Sept 15-25, 2017
  • Bärentreffen – Stuttgart’s Bear Meeting No.13. Stuttgart, Germany; Sept 21-24, 2017
  • Mr. Michigan Leather – Mr. Michigan Leather (MML) began in 1995 as Mr. West Michigan Leather. Originally held at The Cell Bar in Grand Rapids, MML was a vehicle to select a contestant to represent Michigan at the International Mr. Leather competition, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for local charities. Over the past ten years, the event changed its name (to Mr. Michigan Leather) and location (The Dunes Resort), but never lost its focus. As a result, MML has grown in popularity, attracting both contestants and supporters from Michigan and nationally. Douglas Dunes, Saugatuck MI; Sept 22-24, 2017
  • UK Leather Pride – Once again, Bristol will be proud to host UK Leather Pride and to welcome leathermen from across the country and beyond for one of the friendliest and relaxed leather weekends on offer. This year’s event is bigger with more events and a main venue that offers even more for guys to enjoy. Bristol, England; Sept 22-24, 2017
  • Folsom Street Fair – Bigger IS better at this ‘only in San Francisco’ event! With 400,000 fetish enthusiasts spread out over 13 city blocks, there is something for everyone. Located on historic Folsom Street, leather and fetish players from all over the world converge. With over 200 exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys, it’s a pig’s dream. Check out our massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, our two huge dance areas spinning underground EDM, public play stations, and an erotic artists’ area with a sick and twisted performance stage. And, yes, you can still be naked. San Francisco, CA; Sunday, Sept 24, 2017
  • International Bear Bash – International Bear Bash – Mardi Growl draws a broad and diverse international crowd of men from around the world. Orlando, FL; Sept 26 – Oct 1, 2017
  • Great Lakes Leather Alliance Weekend – Indianapolis, IN; Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2017
  • Octobearfest – Break out your Kilts because you’re going to the Highlands! The Highlands of Colorado that is. Join us in the mountain town of Frisco, Colorado for the most fun and relaxing bear run of your life. Frisco, CO; Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2017
  • Philadelphia Leather Pride Night – Join us for our 9th annual Philadelphia Leather Pride Night…. winner of the 2012 Pantheon of Leather Event of the Year and producer of the 2014 Leather Leadership Conference. Our evening will once again take place inside the newly renovated Voyeur Nightclub located in the heart of Philadelphia’s gayborhood at 1221 Saint James Street. Returning for her 9th year is our million dollar auctioneer Jo Arnone. With her booming voice, we have been able to raise and donate out over $80,000 for our charities. Philadelphia PA; Sept 30, 2017

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