Major Events Outside of the LA Area
This page promotes large-scale events that are multi-day or that have a national or international draw. These are destination events that men are likely to travel to from a considerable distance. Commercial events such as cruises, vacation packages, tours, etc. are welcome to purchase advertising space on my sponsor's page.
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Events are deleted once they are over.
Fri July 27
10:00 pm - 6:00 am
Now in its 20th year! Parties for HIV-POZ men in a relaxed atmosphere. We want to have parties for relaxed and uninhibited fun! That includes conversation with friends, dancing, cruising and of course good sex! Parties held 5-6 times per year.
Sun July 29
Up Your Alley (a.k.a. "Dore Alley")
1:00am to 6:00pm
On Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom, continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th St. San Francisco
Folsom Street Fair's dirty little brother! 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 wo n’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.
Wed Aug 1 - Mon Aug 6
22nd Annual Lazy Bear Weekend
Guerneville, California (75 miles north of San Francisco)
"Bear Tag" pass $150
One of the largest and most successful bear gatherings in the world! Lazy Bear Weekend is our annual, signature event. For over 21 years we have entertained thousands of guests in Guerneville, California in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Enjoy pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment and amazing DJs. Stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail yourself of any number of nearby towns and cities.
Thurs Aug 16 - Sun Aug 19
Big Bear Romp
Big Bear, California (a couple hours from LA/San Diego)
Weekend passes $149 - $199
Created in 2015, Big Bear ROMP is the only weekend event in Big Bear that welcomes bears, cubs and everyone to join the fun. The goal of Big Bear ROMP is to bring hundreds of men back each year for mischief and more in the great outdoors. Your hosts have a personal interest in Big Bear and have put in time and effort to create a fun, memorable event in a beautiful mountain setting. Beyond having a great time, Big Bear ROMP is about giving back to the Big Bear community, and a portion of the pass sales will support a local wildlife rescue organization.
Fri Aug 17 - Sat Aug 18
Rough Stock Roundup: A Horse Fair for the New World
Wells River, Vermont
$75 per night lodging and a beverage/grazing table all weekend
The Rough Stock Roundup is a private event similar to the Horse Fairs (Fickstutenmarkt) that take place in Europe. Rough Stock Roundups have stallions, mares, and cowboys. Willing mares offer themselves to stallions. There are also cowboys who can ride mares or stallions, or even rope them together and ride them both. Before the roundup begins, each participant decides whether he wants to be a mare, a stallion, or a cowboy. It is not possible to change roles once the Roundup begins. At the start of the Roundup, the mares arrive before the stallions. With the help of the cowboys and stable boys, the naked mares are hobbled (bound) and their eyes are covered with blinders. They are led to various hitching posts and stalls on the property, both inside the stables and outside in the paddocks, grazing lawns, and woods. After the mares are ready, the stallions appear and can fully inspect the hobbled mares at their leisure. When a stallion has decided on a mare, he unties and leads the mare to a covering place of his choice. When the stallion has finished covering the mare, this mare is then available for covering by other stallions. Cowboys have free rein of the property - they can ride any mare or stallion, but never more than one mare and one stallion can be roped and ridden at a time by a cowboy.
Wed Aug 29 - Mon Sept 3
New York City
Passes $189 - $389
The largest annual event for chubs & chasers. Convergence is coming to New York City! The event will be an exciting immersive New York City experience like no other. Excursions, private parties, a public flash mob, and even a sexy sauna take-over!
Thurs Aug 30 - Mon Sept 3
Southern Decadence is an annual six-day event of debauchery held in New Orleans, Louisiana by the gay and lesbian community during Labor Day Weekend, climaxing with a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day. Attendance usually exceeds a quarter million.
Thurs Aug 30 - Sun Sept 2
Bears on Ice
US dollars $135 - $415
This is BEARS ON ICE's 14th annual event. This four-day men-only event for bears and their gay, bi and trans friends from all around the world and is a great opportunity to see a little bit of Iceland and Iceland's small and friendly bear scene.
Fri Aug 31 - Mon Sept 4
57th Annual Badger Flat
The Original Nasty Wilderness camping weekend
High Sierra Mountains (275 miles from LA, 60 miles from Fresno)
satyrsmc.org/services.html to register
$225 if registered on or before April 15. $250 until Aug 1. $275 after Aug 1.
Registration includes everything but tent, sleeping bag, personal items.
Presented by Satyrs Motorcycle Club. "The Legendary Leather & Biker Event that Started it All" Since 1961, Badger Flat has been the legendary event where men could be themselves among other gay men, their appreciation for their motorcycles and the celebration of their common sexuality. Hot men! Hot times! Wood everywhere! Experience the High Sierras with other hot men from around the world who enjoy making new friends and reconnecting with old ones in a brotherhood environment like no other. This is the last of the truly traditional bike runs. An event that only The Satyrs can put on and have mastered since 1961 at this location. Even the towns people look forward to our return annually! 24 hour endless bar, lots of food and entertainment! Movies under the stars, parties, Friends of Bill W., bonfires, hot showers, and virgin rituals! There are plenty of activities, bike events, people activities and more. Great sightseeing with natural hot springs to bathe in, local waterfalls that you can climb, lakes and the best sights of the sierras around. Plus Yosemite is just 70 miles away!
Sat Sept 1 - Tues Sept 11
International Bears Sitges Week
Sitges, Spain (20 miles south of Barcelona)
7000+ bears descend on this Spanish resort town every year for this world-famous week!
Tues Sept 18 - Sun Sept 23
Tantra Love Festival West
Saratoga Springs, California
Welcome to five days of exciting, sensual, spiritual, erotic, mind-expanding experiences! The Tantra Love Festivals are unique. We have created them for you to discover the amazing world of Tantra with an incredible group of men who love men. The Tantra Love Festivals are all about love, exploration, connection, and shared ecstatic experiences. Come and indulge, be yourself, be loved exactly as you are, forge deep friendship with like-minded guys, explore together, and do just as much Tantra as you like. The Tantra Love Festivals take you on a relaxed, playful and celebratory journey into Tantra. Dozens of amazing workshops and experiences. Up to 130 men to play with. Five days that will change your life and open your heart to entirely new possibilities of spiritual connection and transformation.
Sun Sept 30
Folsom Street Fair
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bigger IS better at this ‘only in San Francisco’ event! With 250,000 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 huge dance area spinning the best of the international party scene, live BDSM demos, and a sick and twisted performance stage. And, yes, you can still be naked, so avail yourself of our coat and clothes check areas as well!
Palm Springs Leather Pride
The desert makes you harder like nowhere else!