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Bristol Bear Fiesta


Southern HiBearnation

Bristol Bear Fiesta (BBF) is a gay event weekend that has been held every June for the last thirteen years in Bristol’s thriving Gay Village in the heart of the Old Market Quarter.

We bring you a weekend of fun, primarily aimed at the hairy beary gay community, their admirers and friends, an easy-going event where everyone is welcome to join us for drinks, laughs and great nights out!

In 2015 we won ‘Best Men’s Event’ in the ShoutOut Awards

For the last seven years the BBF team have brought you a winter event too, Southern HiBearnation (SHB)

BBF and SHB are held in association with The Bristol Bear Bar at the centre of the Gay Village, currently still the UK’s only bespoke bear bar

This June, 2016, we brought you a circus themed 13th Bristol Bear Fiesta:


‘Cirque du Bristol: Bears At The Big Top’

 The photo gallery for the event has now been uploaded and all event albums updated so select the tab at the top of the page and take a look!

Don’t forget to join us in December for Southern HiBearnation 9, held from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th December 2016