From: Thursday, Feb 24th, 2022
To: Monday, Feb 28th, 2022
Bear hibernation is over in February at Palm Springs IBC.
The international Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier winter event for Bears in Palm Springs, California, welcoming thousands of frisky, bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs, admirers & their fans to have the time of their lives! The four-day event comes to life with DJs, live entertainment, and thousands of bears from around the globe.
- During the day kick back and enjoy pool parties with music provided by world renown DJ’s at the fabulous Hotel ZOSO pool, our host hotel. With multiple bars, cabanas, outdoor lounge areas, and sun deck area overlooking the action at the pool. You’re destined to have a fantastic day. After the sun goes down, evenings will heat up with high-energy dance parties, drag shows, & comedy shows. Or you can chill out in the lounge, check out the POPUART art gallery, and shop in the vendor mall.
- IBC’s pool parties & dance events are legendary and have highlighted several top DJs from California and around the globe including DJ Tony Moran, DJ Stefan Schell, DJ Matt Consola & DJ Matt Moody to name a few. And past live performances by Martha Wash, Kristine W, Inaya Day & Ultra Nate. The 2022 program is currently in progress.
IBC is the first winter event capable of hosting 4,000+ bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs and admirers in Palm Springs. This premier gay destination offers travelers top-notch nightlife, casino action, award-winning restaurants, world-class golf and an aerial tram experience 6,000 feet above sea level.
Known for its crystal blue skies and year-round sunshine, Palm Springs is the perfect holiday weekend destination and one of the only US cities that boasts an average temperature of 70 degrees (22 Celsius) in February.
Where to stay?
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action,
For more information check out our guide to gay Palm Springs for the best places to dine and party!
Gay Map of Palm Springs
Palm Springs has a number of gay bars and clubs most of which are located around Canyon Drive in down town area.
Recommended Apartments & Villas in Palm Springs
Downtown Tuscan Haven air-conditioned accommodation with a patio & free WiFi. The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, & 2 bathrooms. & hot tub.
The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 3 bathrooms with a bath or shower. Air-conditioned with a private pool
Biarritz Downtown Condos by Oranj Palm features accommodation with a kitchen. Complimentary WiFi is offered. All units feature air conditioning and a TV. There is also a dishwasher, microwave and a coffee machine.
The holiday home provides guests with a patio, a seating area, cable TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and a private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries. Air conditioning and free WiFi.
Palm Springs International Bear Convergence
Highlights from the IBC Event in Palm Springs.
Recommended Hotels in Palm Springs
Most of the gay bars in Palm Springs are located in and around Arenas Road, on the corner of the Hard Rock Hotel. Busy Club hunters is for those who like to dance while Street bar offers a more relaxed alternative with a large terrace. In the centre its easy to walk from bar to bar, but temperatures can be quite high. Most people will rent a car and explore the greater Cochella valley.
Hilton Palm Springs
Great Pool, 4 Star
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.
Alcazar, 4 Star
Featuring a modern design, this Palm Springs hotel offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and a pool patio. Rooms feature bathrobes and free WiFi. Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, espresso, and fresh pastries
Andreas Hotel & Spa
3 Star, Great Location
Set in the heart of central Palm Springs, California, this adults only hotel and spa offers a free continental breakfast every morning and a landscaped courtyard with a swimming pool. Free on-site parking
Casa Cody, 3 Star
Surrounded by lush gardens in Palm Springs, this historic inn offers views of the San Jacinto mountains. With adobe hacienda architecture, each air-conditioned room offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Why you may want a car in Palm Springs
There is so much more to do in Palm Springs then just sit by the pool, like Joshua Tree National Park is an oasis in the center of the desert, Indian Canyons located 6 miles south of central Palm Springs, The Living Desert a zoo and botanical garden located in the desert.