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Celebrate Bear Pride and Help Select the new Mr. Bear Czechia in Prague This Spring!

Did you ever want to experience Springtime in Prague? Well bears, now’s your chance! The Prague Bears are preparing to welcome their furry brethren to the capital of the Czech Republic for Bear Pride and the Mr. Bear Czechia contest!

Taking place between May 18-21, the Prague Bears have arranged numerous parties, gatherings and outings to get everyone nice and ready to pick a new Mr. Bear Czechia!

The jury for the contest will feature a virtual who’s who of the European bear scene including: Thomas, Mr. Bear Austria 2022/2023, Michal, Mr. Bear Poland 2023, Abraham, Mr. Bear Israel 2022, Pedro, Mr. Bear Czechia 2022, Finiji, Miss Drag Czechia 2023, Lluís, the Director of Bear Sitges and Jérôme, Mr. Bear Europe 2019. See all their gorgeous faces below:

To qualify, contestants for Mr. Bear Czechia must be 18 years of age, spend at least half the year in the Czech Republic, and must be an active member of the bear community. The winner agrees to represent the Czech Republic in the International Mr. Bear Contest, represent the country in at least two events abroad and four events at home, plus the winner also agrees to organize their own event which they will be responsible to host.

Here is a full rundown of the events planned for Bear Pride Czechia along with links to the Facebook Event Pages:

Thursday 5/18/2023

7:00 PM – 1:00 AM Czech Bear Pride – Meet & Greet

Mingle and meet your new friends as you pick up your Bear Pride Czechia Packages at Restaurace Kotelna.

Friday 5/19/2023

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sauna David with Mr. Bear Czechia

The official sauna gathering of the event. Now it’s really time to greet the meat!

9:00 PM – 4:00 AM BIGGER vol.17: The Mr. Bear Czechia Warm-Up Party

The official warm up party for the Mr. Bear Czechia Contest at Heaven Praha

Saturday 5/20/2023

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Czech Bear Pride – Saturday Brunch

Location TBD

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Czech Bear Pride- Prague4Gay Walking Tour

Meet-up at 11:00AM in front of Hybernia Theatre for a 3-hour walking tour of Prague’s highlights and LGBT+ history. You will see all the important buildings and architectural styles of Prague’s city center and learn about the historical, social and cultural factors which shaped the city and its society from a LGBT+ perspective.

Petr, who will lead the tour, is a fully licensed and qualified gay guide who is running Prague4Gay with an English partner, providing services for all LGBT+ visitors to Prague and their friends since 2005.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Czech Bear Pride – Early Bears Warm-Up Party

Official pre-party before the election of the new Mr. Bear Czechia at Restaurace Kotelna.

8:30 PM – 4:00 AM Mr. Bear Czechia 2023 – Election Night

Watch the contest and witness the triumph of the new Mr. Bear Czechia at Restaurace Kotelna.

Sunday 5/21/2023

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Czech Bear Pride – Farewell Lunch

Bid adieu to all your new friends until you meet again at U Hubatků.

4:00 PM – 11:59 PM Czech Bear Pride – Under-Bear Afterparty

If you’re staying late then join the boys at Heaven Praha for a sexy underwear party!

Attendees are advised to book their Bear Pride Czechia/ Mr. Bear Czechia Package in advance in order to save over HALF the price of what you will pay at the door. For just 1200 CZK (50 EUR) you will get access to all the events, a limited-edition T-shirt from Bear-Tastic and special gifts from the Prague Bears and their sponsors. Details below:

Click HERE to book your ticket package now. 

(Please note there is no specific host hotel for the Bear Pride Czechia, but all events are accessible via the Prague Underground and are close to the city center.)

For more information on the event head to the official website or the Mr. Bear Czechia Facebook Page.

To stay up to date with the Prague Bears you can visit their official website or join their official Facebook Page.

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John Hernandez

John Hernandez is the Editor in Chief of Bear World Magazine. In addition to bear culture, he specializes in entertainment writing with a special focus on horror and genre films. He resides in New York City with his husband.