Orlando Bear Pride is an annual event held in Orlando, Florida that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, particularly the "bear" subculture. The bear subculture refers to a group of gay and bisexual men who are often larger or heavier in build and embrace their masculinity and body hair.
Orlando Bear Pride brings together members of the bear community from around the world for a weekend of fun and celebration. The event features a variety of activities, including parties, live music, art exhibitions, and workshops, as well as opportunities for socializing and networking.
One of the key goals of Orlando Bear Pride is to promote visibility and inclusiveness for the bear community. The event provides a platform for individuals to express their unique identities, connect with others who share their interests, and build a sense of community and belonging.
Orlando Bear Pride is also a way to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ rights and equality. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about and engage in activism and advocacy efforts related to the LGBTQ+ community.
Overall, Orlando Bear Pride is a celebration of the bear community and a symbol of the larger LGBTQ+ community's resilience and strength. The event is a testament to the importance of creating safe and inclusive spaces for all individuals to express themselves and connect with others who share their experiences and identities.
Orlando Bear Pride is excited to welcome all their furry friends to Bear Jamboree, presented by Orlando Bear Pride and One Magical Weekend!
Bear Jamboree takes place from June 1st – 5th. Bear Jamboree is part of the 33-year tradition of LGBTQ+ community members trekking to Walt Disney World Resorts to celebrate our pride. The event features a host hotel, the Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista, daily pool parties with the hottest DJs, and nighttime events.
For those that wish to party at Gay Disney, the Orlando Bear Pride and OMW Team will also have fantastic events that you have enjoyed at Tidal Wave Party, including Riptide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark. It is a 52-acre world-class venue where thousands of revelers will ride the slides, float in the lazy river, cocktail it at 48 bars, and dance on the beach to the beats of DJ GSP. Bear Lagoon will feature a second dance area with its own beach and dance floor.
Bearonce will be the hostess at the daily pool parties with Teddy’s Bingo and Bearaoke.
Saturday’s main event will feature a comedy show, drag performers, and other shows.