Phew .. and we are done

Wow, what a week that was
Thank you to all the bears and their admirers across NZ that came along and made Bear Week such a fun-filled event

Thanks to our financial sponsors
· K Road Business Association
· NZAF, Ending HIV
· David from Tyreworx Grey Lynn
· Martin and Damian from GayStay

Our sponsors of prizes and giveaways
· Johnny Trifinovich – Infinite Light
· Carmen Jones
· Garnet Station
· Tyreworx Grey Lynn
· The Basement
· Caluzzi

Paul Heard, Alan Granville, and Urge Events (and their DJs, James Leuii, Mark Rush, and Donald Bennett for putting on two sensational dance parties)

Neil Thornton and the comedy club, for bringing Funny Furry Fierce to us again this year with the amazing lineup of MC Justine Smith, Neil Thornton, Eli Matthewson, Rhys Matthewson, James Malcolm, James Mustapic, Todd Hopkins, and Ryan McGhee

Express Magazine for their support and help with publicity

The following venues and their teams for hosting us
· Cocos Cantina
· Dogs Bollix
· Phoenix, the Caluzzi Team, and the legendary Buckwheat
· Centurian
· Sweet Affairs
· Red Boats
· Trilogy

Our Cabal for volunteering their time and making the magic happen
· Christophe Jannin-Powell (psst, he did the superb artwork this year)
· Mike Brady
· Grant Bowyer
· Neil Thornton
· Brian Smith
· Keir Robertson
· Paul Heard
· Kip Leslie
· Alan Granville
· Corie Boley
· Todd Hopkins
· Don Chooi
· Robert Barry
· McWhitty
· John Egan
· Matt Holster
· Gary Edwards

We look forward to seeing you all again for Bear Week 2022

Bear Drag tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the 2021 Bear Divas Show!

Usually we’ve sold out by this stage, but this year we’ve gone big and booked Phoenix*: a larger, more spacious venue with a big stage, lounge area, room for social distancing, and a buffet dinner. Bears love buffets.

The evening is hosted by the lovely Caluzzi girls, with the show featuring the Bear Drag Divas; we’ve got a fantastic lineup of divas this year, from fresh young things to a very special comeback performance. You won’t want to miss this one.

Tickets are available from https://bearnewzealand.co.nz/shop/ Tickets are still just $65 and include a buffet dinner and show.

The full 2021 Bear Week programme https://bearnewzealand.co.nz/event-programme/

*Phoenix has a minimum capacity: in the event we don’t reach that capacity we’ll relocate to Caluzzi.

Bear New Zealand Week 2021 dates

We are delighted to announce our dates for Bear NZ Week 2021 – January 26-February 1 in Auckland.

All the old favourites will return like Bear Drag Race, Comedy Night and the Bear Cruise, and we have some new day events planned.

More details soon…..