The Gran Canaria Bear Carnival 2024 is a vibrant and exciting event set to take place from March 9th to 17th, 2024, in Maspalomas, a popular LGBT beach destination in sunny Spain. This festival is renowned for being one of Europe’s largest gatherings for the bear community and their friends, offering a unique and inclusive atmosphere.
The Bear Carnival 2024 will feature a diverse array of nearly 60 events spread over nine days, ensuring an experience filled with fun and entertainment. Participants can look forward to a variety of activities including outdoor parties, tours, cabaret shows, spa experiences, waterpark adventures, bowling, and food events. Additionally, there will be relaxing boat trips and Europe’s biggest bear pool parties, providing ample opportunities for socializing and enjoyment.
One of the highlights of the Bear Carnival is its location in Gran Canaria, which boasts subtropical, summer-like weather even in mid-winter, with temperatures ranging between 20-25°C and minimal chances of rain in March. This makes it an ideal destination for beach and pool parties.
Moreover, the event goes beyond the usual disco parties and pub crawls typical of bear festivals. The 2024 edition promises to include luxury spa evenings, fine dining experiences, and a speed dating party, all revolving around a festive bear carnival theme. A unique attraction is a one-day cruise on a large catamaran converted into a floating disco, along with daily house sessions and sex parties at Maspalomas’s legendary men-only clubs.
The Yumbo Center, known as the world’s largest LGBT leisure center, will be open for the carnival, offering almost a hundred gay venues around a landscaped square. For those interested in beach activities, “El Siete” gay beach and the Maspalomas Dunes provide a picturesque cruising ground with a dedicated bear zone.
Accommodation options for attendees are plentiful, with several bear-friendly venues and recommended hotels close to the event locations, ensuring convenience and comfort for visitors.