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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September 2018

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

San Francisco

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!

October 2018

Oct 25-28

Palm Springs Leather Pride

The desert makes you harder like nowhere else!

August 2019
Thurs Aug 15 - Sun Aug 19, 2019

Big Bear Romp

Big Bear, CA

Details coming soon, but grab your early bear passes now for only $99. Mountains of men and mischief!

Thurs Aug 29 - Mon Sept 2, 2019
Southern Decadence

New Orleans 

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.

  • Webmaster's note: The crazy sex to be had at Southern Decadence and the parties associated with it is enough to make even ME blush. It's often called "Gay Mardi Gras."

Thurs Aug 29 - Sun Sept 1, 2019
Bears on Ice

Reykjavík, Iceland
US dollars $135 - $415 (2018 prices, 2019 prices TBA)
This is BEARS ON ICE's 15th 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 30 - Mon Sept 2
57th Annual Badger Flat

The Original Nasty Wilderness camping weekend since 1961
High Sierra Mountains (275 miles from LA, 60 miles from Fresno) to register
(2018 prices): $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!

  • Webmaster's note: a buddy of mine who goes every year told me that non-bikers are always welcome. He also told me he gets laid a lot at this. 

Sept 2019. Date not announced yet.
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!