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Cast Your Vote for Brighton Bear 2024

Mark your calendars and prepare for the return of Brighton Bear Weekend, set to take place from July 11th to 14th, 2024, in the heart of Brighton, UK. Celebrating its 14th year, this beloved event promises a weekend brimming with excitement, camaraderie, and, of course, the crowning of the new Brighton Bear 2024!

One of the most anticipated highlights of the weekend is the election of Brighton Bear 2024. This year marks the sixth instalment of this much-loved tradition, where the community comes together to choose a bear who embodies the spirit and energy of Brighton Bear Weekend. The competition is not just about looks; it’s about celebrating our vibrant bear community’s character, charm, and contribution.

How to Cast Your Vote

Whether you’re a local or an international fan of the bear scene, you can participate in the voting process. Head over to Brighton Bear Weekend’s official website and cast your vote for the candidate who you think should wear the sash for the upcoming year. Voting is a breeze – you can vote only once, but if you change your mind, don’t worry. You can revise your choice any time before July 13th at noon.

The election of Brighton Bear 2024 is more than just a title – it’s a symbol of our community’s values and spirit. The chosen bear will represent the Brighton Bears throughout the year, promoting inclusivity, pride, and the unique culture that makes Brighton Bear Weekend so special. Your vote helps highlight the diversity and dynamism of our community.


More Than Just a Competition

Brighton Bear Weekend isn’t just about the competition; it’s a celebration of friendship, love, and unity within the bear community. With a packed schedule of events there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Highlights include:

Thursday July 11

Quiz Night – Camelford Arms.   7pm – Close

  • £300 cash prize
  • £2 Entry per person teams up to 6
Friday July 12

Welcome Party & Brighton Bear Contest – Dorset Gardens.   5pm – 10pm

  • BBW Marquee!
  • Brighton Bear Contest with Dave Lynn
  • Samba Band, Dave the Bear and entertainment to start the festivities

Bears at the Angel – The Fallen Angel 9:30pm – Close

  • DJ Josh
  • Meet the contenders for Brighton Bear 2024
Saturday July 13

The Garden Party – Dorset Gardens 12pm – 7pm

  • Announcement of winner of Brighton Bear Weekend
  • Brighton Bear Weekend Marquee!
  • Brighton Bear Weekend Bar
  • Community organisation stall and vendor stalls

Club Night – Dust  11pm – 4am

  • Prices varies from £10 to £20 on the door
  • DJ Boozy Bear and DJ ROB C
Sunday July 14

Sunday Lunch – Arcobaleno.   12:00pm – 4pm

  • Booking is advised
  • Sunday Roasts
  • Live Jazz Band – get there early as this will fill up quickly £5 suggested donation to The Rainbow Fund

Underbears @ Manchester Street Art Club – 6:00pm – 11pm! (Doors Close at 7pm)



Wristbands are on sale for the Brighton Bear Weekend. They will provide you with discounts on food and drink at the two Dorset Garden events and discounts on select admission tickets. For more info, to get your wristband and to purchase party tickets in advance click here.

And or more information on the full event schedule and updates on Brighton Bear Weekend, follow them on social media and visit their website.

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