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Bears in Lauderdale is a community initiative presented by Hotspots Events, Hotspots Magazine, promoters Chuck and Greg King and Eagle Bar Wilton Manors.


Bears In Lauderdale will be held February 9-13, 2022 featuring the much talked about “Beach Party” starring Kristine W and Sexy DJ Dan DeLeon with an opening set by DJ Rent Boy. 

“Bears in Lauderdale is destined to be a new fixture on the calendar of events for the Bear Community and their admirers,” said Chuck King, one of the organizers.

The week’s activities include a slew of parties at Wilton Manors’ and Fort Lauderdale’s hottest bars and nightclubs including a Furball Underwear Party, the first Mr. Lauderdale Bear contest, and a Bear and Leather Ball. 

“Greater Fort Lauderdale is the LGBT+ capital of Florida, and we are proud to have a thriving resident bear community that is ready to welcome bears of all ages to our authentic and inclusive paradise, said Richard Gray, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Visit Lauderdale, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “We have the wonderful possibility of this becoming one of the largest bear events in the world and are thrilled for all bears to experience first-hand what makes Greater Fort Lauderdale so inclusive and so very special.” 

Bears In Lauderdale is produced by WMEG Inc. in collaboration with the Bear Community, promoters Chuck and Greg King, Eagle Bar Wilton Manors, Hotspots Magazine, LeatherWerks, Visit Lauderdale and more than two dozen sponsors and business partners. 





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