The 4 Best Gay Bear Events confirmed for 2021

Gay Bear Weeks in Provincetown and Key West and a Bear Carnaval in August.

Frederico Costa
4 min readMar 3, 2021


Provincetown Carnival 2019 — Photo: event’s website.

The 2021 warmer seasons are coming, and gay bears are ready to take off their shirts, proudly showing those hairy chests under the sun after this long and stressful winter we’re in. To get ready for the parties, I made a list of the best gay bear places that will be opening in the summer. Of course, the question is: will it be possible to enjoy summer at a pool party with no social distancing and masks?

Many gay bear campings, bars, and parties worldwide were canceled their events in 2020 for the pandemic. The ones that decided to open did it with several sanitary restrictions and received a reduced amount of people. The Gay Bear Fairy, hopefully with their magic carrot, will help us for a great season.

Photo by Sushil Nash on Unsplash

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Woods Campground

It's a traditional point for folks from Philadelphia and New York City. It’s located two hours driving from Philly, in Leigh High Valley, Pennsylvania.

I’ve been there twice, before the pandemic. It’s basically a crowd of gay men naked or in speedo enjoying the sun and the pool. I found a very positive atmosphere there with all types of bodies exposed with no shame or judgment. You can relax in the pool or one of two jacuzzies, have a drink, and hanging with the guys.

Photo by Abu Sayeed Ibn Muktar on Unsplash

Day Pass

Those who want to spend some days there in their own tent or trailer, or renting the cabins available, should hurry because the spots don’t last too long as it the destiny of lots of gay men in the Summer. The online reservations are opening Saturday (03/06), Est. Time. 12 pm.



Frederico Costa

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