Brighton Bear Weekend

Just in case you have not noticed, Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) takes place from June 16 to 19.

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BBW organisers will be welcoming bears and their friends from near and far who are coming to Brighton and Hove’s annual Bear Celebration.

Highlights of the weekend will include:

Thursday, June 16 from 7:00pm: Pub Quiz at the Camelford Arms. Great prizes and a bonus raffle! Arrive early to be sure of a table. A wonderful relaxed way to kick off the weekend.

Friday, June 17 from 7:00-11:00pm: Welcome Night and Cabaret at A Bar. Fun, games and music with the delectable Mysterry. Collect your clothing and wristband orders from the BBW team. Free entry.

Friday, June 17 from 11:00pm-late: Uproar at Envy. Dance the night away with DJ Bozzy Bear and DJ Rob C on the decks. £4 entry with wristband, £6 without. £2 pints with wristband.

Saturday, June 18 10:00am-noon: Breakfast at the Camelford Arms. Get your Full English and socialise with the bears! £8.50 all in with wristband, £10.50 without.

Saturday, June 18 from 1:00-5:00pm: Bear-B-Que Picnic in Dorset Gardens. Delicious barbecue prepared by Lunch Positive the weekly lunch club and treat yourself to a drink from Gin & Bear It while you’re there? Free entry with food and drinks available at reasonable prices.

Saturday, June 18 from 8:00pm-2:00am: Woofer at Latest Music Bar. DJs Rob C and Josh the Barber on two floors. £4 entry with wristband, £6 without. Additional £1 discount for entry before 10:00pm.

Saturday, June 18 from 11:00pm-late: SubWoofer at Subline. Booze, cruise and explore dark corners in the subterranean cavern. In association with Leathermen South (but there’s no dress code). £4 entry with wristband, £6 without.

Sunday June 19 from noon: Sunday Roast at the Camelford Arms. Replenish yourself with one of the pub’s famously massive roast lunches and a beer or three.

Sunday June 19 from 12:00-4:00pm: Alternative Sunday Roast at Brighton Sauna. Get your energy back with a good soak and steam.

Sunday June 19 from 3:00-6:00pm: Ca-bear-et at Legends with Lizzy Drip. Sea Serpents rugby players appearing on the front cover of Gscene will be auctioned for charity by Miss Jason! Free entry.

Sunday June 19 from 6:00-9:00pm: Bear Bash and Raffle Draw at the Camelford Arms. Free entry.

Sunday June 19 from 9:00pm-late: Underbears at Subline. Boxers or briefs? Get your kit off at Subline’s legendary Sunday night underwear party. (No dress code, but it’s warm down there so you’ll probably want to whip ’em off!) £4 entry with wristband, £6 without.

Events like Brighton Bear Weekend cost money to stage. You can support them and their fundraising activities for the Rainbow Fund by buying a wrist band which gives you discounts all over the weekend or buy some merchandise including T-shirts from Prowler in St James Street or click here: to buy online.

Graham Munday

Graham Munday

Graham Munday, Chair of Brighton Bear Weekend said: “We want to thank in advance all the participating venues, the people who kindly donated raffle prizes, and all our supporters in the community. Without them, this party would not happen.

“Most of all we want to thank everyone that comes to Brighton and Hove, to have a good time and most importantly help us raise money for the Rainbow Fund.

“The whole of the Brighton Bear Weekend team wish you the most brilliant, fantastic, fun time, stay safe, look after each other and have a wonderful and memorable few days in Brighton.”

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