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These September events will keep the party going through Labor Day and beyond

Bear Week Sitges
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It’s the month of back to school and back to work, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s “back to the grind” as well. With a bit of planning and a lot of ambition, you can have a September packed to the brim with sexy and vibrant festivals around the world. Even if summer technically ends this month, that doesn’t mean the outdoor adventures have to end.

That said, September also features a lot of programming for the leather daddies and daddy bears of our community, so if you’re looking for furry fun, you’re in for a treat. Just remember to leave yourself enough recovery time to buy a Halloween costume.

In other words: Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss these travel-worthy affairs.

Featured Events in September

Folsom Street Fair

Largest leather festival in the world

San Fransisco Leather District

Folsom Street Fair

Located on historic Folsom Street, leather and fetish players from all over the world get together for the largest annual leather event in the U.S. Leather and fetish attire is a must but you may also be naked… so avail yourself of the coat and clothes check areas as well!

Bears Sitges Week

International bear frenzy


Bears Week Sitges

Every year over 10,000 bears, cubs, otters, and those who love them flock to this coastal paradise for this annual festival. With over a week of daily events, there is never a shortage of excitement at this lively bear gathering. Every night there will be a feverish dance party with world-renowned DJs hosted at various clubs around the city. Don’t miss the gay cruise or Mr. Sitges Bear contest!

Travel-worthy Festivals

Winter Pride New Zealand 2023

Great skiing (in every sense)

Queenstown, New Zealand

Folsom Europe

Anything but wholesome


Broken Heel Festival

Queens of the desert

Broken Hill, Australia


Behold, the Pink Fair!


Party Weekends in Paradise

Labor day dance

All play and no work

The Barracks

Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend

You can bet on it

The Garden Las Vegas, 1017 S 1st St, Las Vegas, NV
West Hollywood

Wilton Manors Labor Day Weekend

It’s giving inner beast

Eagle Wilton Manors

Stateside Soirées

Urge Miami Labor Day Weekend

All werk, all play

1532 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Downtown Sacramento

Bear Splash Pool Party

Rub a dub dub, 50 men in a tub

The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge, 721 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Leather Alliance Weekend

Are you an ally?

San Francisco

Furball New York

Furry fun

Eagle NYC, 554 W 28th St, New York, NY

Furball Amsterdam

Great balls of fur!

Club Church

Beyond Labor Day

Folsom @ Mutschmanns

Much men at Mutschmanns

Mutschmann’s, Motzstraße 30, Berlin,

Belgium Bear Pride 2023

Don’t hibernate just yet


Menergy Paris

You are men-ough

Gibus Club, 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris

Mates Leather Weekend

Provincetown’s own Folsom Street Fair

Provincetown MA

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