Sunday 12 February
Big Gay Out @ Coyle Park, Point Chevalier
Open from 12pm
Come and get your registration pack from the Bear New Zealand tent inside the Urge Events Beer Garden, a shady spot and chairs will be provided for those folks wanting to stay and enjoy the entertainment of the day.
Monday 13 February
Furry Bollix @ Dogs Bollix, Newton Road
Meet ‘n greet your mates from 6pm
Hot food from 7pm
A relaxed atmosphere awaits you at the Bollix, one of Auckland’s friendliest venues which has become a haven for the Bear community. Mix and mingle with the locals and our guests from overseas. If you didn’t make it to the Big Gay Out you can pick up your ticket packs here.
Tuesday 14 February
Bear Drag Race @ Cocos Cantina, K Road
Get your best drag outfit on for the annual bear drag race from Coco’s to Caluzzi, winner takes all.
Bear Drag Divas dinner @ Caluzzi K Road
Starting at 7pm Sharp
Be entertained by the Bear Divas creme de la creme performances, and your hostess with the mostest, Miss Taro Patch.
Wednesday 15 February
Bears Give Back, Condom packing @ New Zealand Aids Foundation, 31 Hargreaves Street, Freemans Bay
From 4 pm
Time to replenish all of those condom and lube packs you’ve snaffled from all of our friendly venues this week.
Underbear Party @ Downunder, 270 K Road
Whip your gear off and celebrate the joy of being among a friendly group in your best pair of undies.
Thursday 16 February
Bear Comedy Night @ Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen Street, Auckland Central
Starting at 8pm Sharp
Pre-show drinks at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street
Always an incredibly side-splitting night, bears have been known to suffer hyperventilation, bring a paper bag just in case.
Pre-show drinks at Q theatre (just down the hill) from 7pm.
Friday 17 February
Explore Auckland at your leisure day
Check out our suggestions on our local sights page…
Mr New Zealand Bear 2017 competition @ Dogs Bollix, Newton Road
From 9 pm
Our annual event to choose the best talented and most congenial bear to represent New Zealand at Melbourne’s Southern HiBearnation.
Saturday 18 February
Wet Fur @ Centurian Sauna, Beresford Square
Spa, sauna, and complimentary pizza, what better way to kill an afternoon in your towel.
Tri Nations 2017 @ Dogs Bollix, Newton Road
From 9 pm
Returning after a years absence, three DJs from New Zealand, Australia, and the USA will keep you glued to the dance floor until 4am.
Making his NZ debut is one of Australia’s most in demand DJs – Richard Bolt. The big man promises big tunes with his unique brand of high energy beats. Joining him are Everett Wayne (San Francisco and Australia – Thick N Juicy Melbourne) and Urge legend Donald Bennett.
Sunday 19 February
Closing BBQ @ Shooters Bar, 330 New North Road, Kingsland
From 2 pm
Kick back with a bear (beer?) and a BBQ sausage (bun optional) to enjoy a fond farewell and another successful Bear New Zealand week.