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Lazy Bear Week Returns for More Fur and Fun in the Sun!

The Biggest, Hairiest, Beefiest, Burliest, Craziest, Laziest FUNdraising event on the planet!

Join the Lazy Bears in Guerneville, July 31st – August 7th, 2023 for another celebration of all things furry with pool parties, beach parties, dance parties, campfires, trivia, bingo, mini golf, and a whole lot more!

Lazy Bear Fund, Inc. puts on one of the largest and most successful bear gatherings in the world. Lazy Bear Week is their annual, signature event. For over 25 years they have entertained thousands of guests in Guerneville, California in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley.

Attendees can expect to enjoy everything from pool parties to campfires and live entertainment. Most revelers stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail themselves of any number of options in nearby towns and cities.

While you’re enjoying your long, lazy weekend, remember that all of the profits go to charity. The Lazy Bear Fund has raised over $2.2 million for worthy causes and they just keep going! Some of the organizations that receive donations include West County Health Centers, The Positive Resource Center, and Food for Thought, a local food bank.

Schedule of Events

The Lazy Bear 2023 Schedule of Events is full of some beary fun, flirty and furry events that you won’t want to miss, including:

  • Kaftan Pool Party
  • Campfire: Onesies in the Woods Party
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Movie Nights
  • Trivia Nights
  • DJs and Music
  • Tea Dances
  • Hikes
  • Smoke on the Water Social
  • More Campfires
  • More Pool Parties
  • More, more, more!

For a full schedule of events, head to

So, what are you waiting for? Register today by getting your BEAR TAG

Bear Tags

A Bear Tag is the physical representation of your donation for the annual Lazy Bear Week. At the events, presenting/wearing the Bear Tag allows free or discounted admission. In addition, vendors and merchants may offer discounts and perks for a limited time to those wearing/presenting Bear Tags.

Bear Tags can be picked up starting Monday August 1st at the event Headquarters. Tags will continue to be available through the week until the close of Headquarters on Saturday August 6th. Please bring a printed copy of your confirmation, as cellular service can be spotty.

Housing Forum

The Lazy Bear Fund Inc and Lazy Bear Week are not responsible for finding accommodations for event attendees. However, some attendees have inquired about where they can stay. Hotels and campgrounds fill up fast and many are sold out with waiting lists. 

For this reason, Lazy Bear provides a Housing Forum to exchange housing needs and wants for Lazy Bear attendees. Visit Lazy Bear’s Forum page to inquire or offer a room to rent.

For a list of public accommodations in the area visit the Russian River Chamber of Commerce website. There are also numerous VRBO and airbnb options in Guerneville and vicinity. 


Lazy Bear Week would not be possible if it were not for the generous help and support of the volunteers! 

If you would like to volunteer, fill out and submit THIS FORM. A Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you after you have submitted your contact information in the form.


Lazy Bear merchandise is available online! Check out the new Disco Bear Face Masks! Also available are the beloved T-shirts, Tank Tops, Sweatshirts, Mugs and Hats.

Visit the online store HERE

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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.