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Bear Pride Barcelona - premieres next week!
Bear Carnival is the most innovative idea to renew Gran Canaria’s leisure offer for the LGTB visitor, by inserting the island into the worldwide “bear week” circuit. But well beyond the usual disco party and pub crawl driving most bear festivals, Bear Carnival’s programme comprises almost 30 events, including Europe’s biggest bear pool parties, excursions to discover this subtropical paradise, fine dining experiences, horse riding, one-day cruises, luxury spa evenings, cabaret shows… all organized around a crazy bear carnival with a new theme each year.”Bear Carnival 2016″, the second edition of the World’s funniest and most innovative bear week, is taking place in Gran Canaria (Spain) right now and ends on Monday March 14th 2016.
The next big bear thing is to be held in Barcelona, from March 23rd until 28th: Bear Pride Barcelona. This is what Mario Núñez told us about it.
What makes Barcelona the Bears’ Capital of Europe?
Barcelona has always had one of the strongest bear communities in Europe, so it’s high time we put Barcelona on the map altogether with cities like Madrid and Berlin that receive thousands of bears in every edition of their International Bear Pride. We strongly believe that Barcelona is to be considered one of the best sites for organizing this worldwide events because of its weather, situation and services. Needless to say, Barcelona is the first gay tourist destination in the Mediterranean and our city is proud to provide lots of gay-friendly accommodation resources for all of you. Without a doubt, Barcelona is capable of hosting large scale events for our community whose members will be able enjoy many cultural activities as well.
How did the idea of launching Bear Pride Barcelona on the Easter-Weekend come to pass?
Traditionally, Barcelona had organized several Bear meetings in the past during the same dates. We have seen with interest the experience of these last years and, of course, from Bear Pride Barcelona organization we only wanted to energize our local gay scene by refreshing and diversifying the current offer of the city by holding this International Bear Week.
What are the Highlights of the Event?
The idea for this first edition is not only to make a selection of the best parties happening in the city, but also to produce our own parties such as BIG. We have selected BIG for the opening party of Barcelona Bear Pride, the benefits of which will be donated to Barcelona CheckPoint. Bear Pride Barcelona is a worldwide event opened to everyone, not only for bears but also for their friends, chasers and anyone interested in having fun with us, you are all more than welcome.
What makes a proud bear?
Definitely, a proud bear enjoys his friends and dances good music in nice atmosphere venues where to meet new guys no matter from. We are all interconnected in this world but I bet a proud bear will travel to Barcelona this next Easter, ha ha ha…
Titelbild: Bear Carnival