Brighton Bear Weekend is back this year for a fun, furry good time!

Get ready, Bears of the United Kingdom, Brighton Bear Weekend is back again! 

One of the UK’s most fun and furry events, Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW), will happen from July 6th – 9th, 2023! The Brighton Bears always have a good time, and this year will be no exception. 

The organizers of Brighton Bear Weekend have confirmed an exciting, varied live schedule for this coming weekend! Bears, their friends and supporters will be treated to “four days of furry fun in the sun.” 

The Brighton Bear Weekend lineup of events will include: 

Thursday, July 6th 
  • Quiz Night – Camelford Arms, 7pm – 11pm (booking advised) – £2 Entry fee
  • Boylesque – Ironworks Studios, 7pm – 11:30pm (booking advised on Eventbrite) – From £11.53
Friday, July 7th 

Saturday, July 8th (Daytime)
Saturday, July 8th (Evening)
Sunday, July 9th 

For more information about the events schedule, visit

Of course, one of the biggest highlights of the weekend is the Mr Brighton Bear Contest! Some of the UK’s sexiest and furriest Bears will compete for the title of Mr Brighton Bear, £100 cash, and a £150 spending spree from the competition sponsors. 

Pictured Left to right: Kev (Mr Brighton Bear 2021), Simon (Mr Brighton Bear 2022), and Gavin (Mr Brighton Bear 2020)

Last year, Simon won the title of Mr Brighton Bear 2022! Let’s see who the lucky winner will be this year! 

Wristbands and tickets for Brighton Bear Weekend 2023 are now on sale!

For more details, visit, and follow Brighton Bear Weekend on Facebook! 

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Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.