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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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!