Bear Parties

Best Bear Parties at IML 2019

International Mr Leather weekend is May 24-27 in Chicago and alongside all the usual hot fun that IML offers, we have rounded up the three best bear events you need to go to. 

Thursday, May 23 – 10pm – Bear Welcome Party 

Head down to Chicago’s famous leather bar Touché for the Bear Welcome Party for all you early arrivers! It’s hosted by Mr. Chicago Bear 2018 & Mr. Chicago Cub 2018 and starts at 9pm. Sign up to the Facebook event here

Saturday, May 25 – 9-11pm – Mr Chicago Bear & Cub 2019 Contest

Get on down to Touché to cheer on your favorite contestants of the Mr. Chicago Bear 2019 and Mr. Chicago Cub 2019 Contest from 9pm-11pm. 

If you’re thinking of entering, there is a a $500 cash and prize package for each title and the contest is open to all Bears and Cubs within the Chicago and surrounding area. Applications can be picked up at the bar prior to the weekend, during the welcome party or by emailing Sign up to the Facebook event here

Saturday, May 25 – 11.30pm – Furball Chicago IML 

Furball Chicago returns for IML Weekend offering THE biggest Saturday night of the IML Weekend! Every year they have over 1000 guys show up! Leather, gear, jocks & harnesses encouraged, and a coat check is available. Get down to Metro Chicago for this awesome party with music by legendary Chicago DJ Ralphi Rosario and local favorite Jesse Mercado. 

Advance tickets are $16 and available here. Tickets are $20 on the door but they always sell out so get yours now! Tickets can also be purchased from Metro and Men’s Room in Boystown. Sign up to the Facebook event here

Robin Gray

Robin is proud to be the Editor of the world's leading online bear magazine and loves sharing news, stories and interviews with bears, cubs, chubs and their admirers from all over the globe!