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Fire Island Bear Weekend 2021
The Fire Island Bear Weekend takes place every year in the beginning of June in the gay paradise of Fire Island. The Bear Weekend attracts gay guys from New York, across the USA and beyond as it grows to become one of the most popular early Summer bear events.
Events include the Bears Beach Day, the Bears and Beards dance party, the T Dance and Bear Ass Dance at the Ice Palace and Pool Party at the Belvedere Hotel.
The Mr Fire Island Bear contest is one of the most anticipated events taking place during the Bear Weekend. Events end with a huge circuit bear party, Dan Darlington and Peter Napolisexiest underground gear party BRUT.
Relax on Sunday with Brunch at Cherry’s on the Bay or with the Bear Soup pool party from 2pm.
Getting to & Getting around Gay Fire Island
Fire Island is a place where time has stood still to a certain extent because there are no cars and because you still have a small town ambiance where you walk or ride a bicycle and you see people and you stop on the corner and you talk to each other.
Ocean Beach is the island’s most populous village and is home to its biggest downtown, making it the unofficial capital of Fire Island that’s also among the area’s most popular destinations for visitors. About four miles east of Ocean Beach are these two LGBT-centric communities neighboring one another, locally known as The Pines and The Grove, which together form a gay mecca of sorts.
While both communities only have boardwalks as sidewalks, The Grove (more Lesbian Friendly) is only about a ½-mile- long while The Pines stretches nearly a full mile. The Pines (Gay Guys) is also home to the majority of the private pools on the island.
Besides its hopping nightlife at Cherry’s, The Ice Palace and elsewhere, The Grove is home to one of only two oceanfront restaurants on Fire Island—The Sandcastle at The Ocean. Revelers in The Pines bounce between Sip ‘N Twirl, the Blue Whale and the Pavilion.
Take a look at our Fire Island Gay Guide
Villas and hotels fill up well in advance. Search for one now and reserve!
Gay Map of Fire Island
You wont find may hotels on the Island and most people share houses over the Summer season or rent poolside villas during the peak events! Planning a trip to fire island requires advance planning and be prepared to spend a lot during popular holidays and festivals. Fire Island is approximately 2 hours journey from New York city.
Recommended Apartments on Fire Island
This 4-bedroom house is newly updated and includes air conditioning throughout, 3 full bathrooms plus an outdoor shower, spacious wrap-around decks, sunny and cozy pool, washer and dryer, completely stocked kitchen, high-end bedding and towels
Mid-Century Modern beach house with central AC and a heated pool with brand new decking in Fire Island Pines. Tasteful and comfortable decor. Everything you would need including HBO, Showtime, Netflix, & more. Each bedroom has it’s own private in-suite bathroom
This beach home in an epic natural setting will take you away from your worries, recharge your batteries, and offer you an unforgettable experience. The three level home offers you all the conveniences to stay close in your new home
This 1 Bedroom “South Apartment” is located in a newly renovated beach house, perfectly located just seconds away from the ocean and only three blocks from the harbor in Fire Island Pines. Located just seconds away from the ocean
Video Of Fire Island Bear Weekend
Mr. Fire Island Bear 2018 During 4th Annual FI Bear Weekend
Recommended Vacation Rentals on Fire Island
Fire Island unofficially kicks off its tourist season right after Memorial Day weekend. Most of the vacation rentals we have chosen are in Fire Island Pines, however don’t be afraid to broaden your search. There are no cars on the Island and its easy to get from one location to the other!
On the beach – sleeps 6
Charming oceanfront cottage with amazing ocean views. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, Large private deck with a sunny pool