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Five things to look forward to at Fire Island Bear Weekend

Fire Island Bear Weekend returns this June 6th through 9th for a fifth year of hot and hairy fun on the gay paradise party island!

There is so much to do across the weekend and you can see the full schedule here:

We have chosen the five things we’re looking forward to the most over Fire Island Bear Weekend.


For Fire Island Bear Weekend’s headline Saturday night party at the Ice Palace, Dan Darlington and Peter Napoli bring NYC’s hottest underground gear party to Fire Island! Bring your best fetish wear and get ready to party! 

2. Mr Fire Island Bear Contest

The contest to crown the new Mr Fire Island Bear 2019 is something to definitely not miss! Hosted by past champion Dan Jimenez and drag queen Ginger Snap, come and enjoy the show and see who is about to take over from the current reigning Mr FIB, Ted Nieves. 

3. Bear Ass Tea Party 

Bear World Magazine welcomes you to the the Belvedere Hotel on Cherry Grove for an awesome party with DJ Jonny Mack and an all you can drink open bar!  

4. Beers and Bears Dance Party

Come dance your ass off at Cherry’s On the Bay under the big top! Featuring a sea of delicious scruffy men, hot go-go bears and music by the current reigning Mr Fire Island Bear – DJ Ted Bishop!

5. VIP Private Pool Party

The VIP pool party is one for the highlights as it is a strictly limited VIP clothing optional affair at a private home in the Pines. This is worth the price of the VIP ticket alone, so make sure you grab yours now

For more information about Fire Island Bear Weekend, advice on where to stay and to buy tickets, visit the FIBW website


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Robin Gray

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One thought on “Five things to look forward to at Fire Island Bear Weekend

  • I’ve been going there for the last 3 years and have loved it! I’ve always had a great time, met new people and made new greeat fun memories! I’m definitely going this year!

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