9 not to be missed February gay events

February, a month full of Carnival events, bear meetings and fetish fun as well as host to two of the word’s biggest gay events, Sydney Mardi Gras and the Miami Winter Party!

1. BEAR CONVERGENCE – Palm Springs – Feb 7-11

IBC Palm Springs

The Palm Springs International Bear Convergence is the premier winter event for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs, California. It hosts some of the hottest pool parties and is one of the friendly bear events around!

If you are looking for the best hotel options, we recommend,

Hilton Palm Springs, 4 Star, Great Pool

Hilton Palm Springs


The Hilton Palm Springs is nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, only steps from luxury boutiques, art galleries and charming cafes. facilities, include a day spa and gourmet dining options.

2. NICE CARNIVAL – France – Feb 16 – 28

More than 1 million people will descend upon the beautiful city of Nice on the French Riviera for the annual Carnival festivities. It is one of the top 3 carnivals in the world rivaling Rio for its stunning floats

Check out our hotel recommendations in Nice!

Hôtel Massena, 4 Star Great Location

Hôtel Massena


Great location close to the beach, the main pedestrianized shopping areas and many gay establishments.

3. HUSTLABALL – San Francisco – Feb 15 – 17

Hustlaball San Francisco

HUSTLABALL, the Most Erotic, Hedonistic Gay Dance Party on Earth, is back in its second home – SAN FRANCISCO – for a PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND

San Francisco  has some great hotel options, here are our top recommendations!

Hotel Zetta, 4 Star Great Location

Hotel Zetta


Free WiFi, an iPod docking station, a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker, & double-panned windows for quiet & privacy are included in all guest rooms.

4. MARDI GRAS – Sydney – Feb 15 – Mar 3

Sydney Mardi Gras

Earth’s largest gay festival at the height of the hot Sydney Summer, this is one event every gay person needs to visit at least once!

Sydney is a busy city year round! Book in advance.
Check out these top reviewed places to stay!

Rydges Sydney Central, 4 Star

Rydges Sydney Central


Located on the edge of the Sydney CBD featuring a 15 m indoor pool, a spa, 2 bars, 2 restaurants and a cafe.

5. BELGIUM LEATHER PRIDE – Antwerp – Feb 20 – 25

Belgium Leather Pride

Antwerp Leather Pride takes place in early February and hosts everything from Shopping Trips to Fetish Parties over 5 days.

Readers choice hotels in Anstwerp

Hotel Julien, 4 Star Our Preference

Hotel Julien Antwerp


Delta Toronto features an indoor pool, hot tub & yoga studio. Free WiFi & a coffee machine in the room.

6. PRIDE FORT LAUDERDALE – Florida – 21-24 Feb

Pride Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Pride is an annual event held on the last Sunday in February each year. The main event and stage shows take place on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Check out these hotels near the parade!

Sonesta 4 Star Great Value

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale


This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, Pelican Grand Beach Resort features an oceanfront pool, private beach, and lazy river tubing ride. Oceanfront dining and a poolside cocktail are available. Very popular.

7. CAPE TOWN PRIDE – South Africa – Feb 21 – Mar 3

Cape Town Gay pride

Cape Town Gay Pride twirls its way into town at the height of the South African Summer in Feb/March to celebrate cultural diversity.

These are the best hotels by the gay village of DeWaterkant.

DysArt Boutique 5 Star

DysArt Boutique Hotel


Located in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Green Point, DysArt is a 5-star guest house offering luxurious and stylish accommodation.

8. SITGES CARNIVAL – Barcelona – Feb 26 – Mar 6

Sitges better known as a gay beach resort in the summer months, comes alive in February for carnival with more than 300,000 people from around the world descending on this small Catalan village, making one of the wildest parties in Europe.

Discover the top hotels in the centre of Sitges!

Hotel Medium 3 Star, Location

Hotel Medium


Hotel Medium offers stylish rooms with white furnishings, air conditioning, & free Wi-Fi.

9. WINTER PARTY MIAMI – Florida – Feb 27 – Mar 5

Winter Party Miami

Escape to one of the hottest winter destination, Winter Party Festival in beautiful Miami Beach! Six action-packed days and nights, nine spectacular dance parties with over 10,000 guests from around the world, you just know you’re going to have a good time.

Check out the top recommended hotel by our readers.

The Marlin Hotel, 4 Star Great Views

The Marlin Hotel


The white sands of South Beach are steps away from this boutique hotel.

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