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Christchurch, New Zealand

Big Bear Weekend 2020

Bears Christchurch, along with supporting partner Ending HIV are proud to present Big Bears Weekend 2020!


Bears Christchurch Big Bear Weekend is always the highlight of the bears social calendar, and we invite all bears far and wide, and bears supporters and members of our wider community to join us in a weekend of fun activities and opportunities to mingle, make new friends, and celebrate what it is to be part of our diverse and inclusive community!


We have a few new events on the calendar this year, LOTS of fun things for bears and bear followers to take part in (feel free to bring a friend or more with you!), plus some different locations for the events, so it promises to be a great time for all involved!


We are fortunate to have supporting partner Ending HIV as our major supporter for this weekend, and we thank them for their support and commitment to our social group and to the community they are part of. Thanks fellas!


Looking forward to the best Big Bear Weekend ever! Roll on BBW 2020!!


Click here for earlybird tickets now on sale. 


Check out our great events below…



BBW2020 Opening Drinks – Thursday 12th Nov 7:30pm – FREE event – at Retropolitan Social


Come along to our opening night at Retropolitan Social for a casual Thursday night of drinks, mingling, and meeting old and new friends!


We’ll also have the last of the discount tickets to the Bears Tradies and Fantasy Party.  This is your last chance to go into the earlybird draw for pre-purchased tickets. There’ll be a $50 bar tab at the Bears Party for the winner.




BBW2020 Bears Car Rally – Friday 13th Nov 1030am till 3:00pm – Gold Coin Donation 


Bears Christchurch are proud to present another fun car rally!


If you are looking for a fun day out with a group of friends, be sure to register your interest!


Gold coin donation per vehicle 🙂


Groups will set off from a chosen point and will have to fill out a task list that will require solving clues, taking photos, and more, as you travel a secret path across Christchurch!


The conclusion of the rally will be a BYO picnic lunch at a secret location. Bears will provide sausages and bread for a sausage sizzle, but please bring other food and drink.


This will be LOTS of fun with prizes for best dressed, first car/group to complete the course correctly, and more!





BBW2020 Bears Tradies and Fantasy Party – Friday 13th Nov 9:00pm till 3:00am – $20 presales – $25 on the door – at A Rolling Stone


The Bears Party is always a night not to be missed. With no Mr Bear Canterbury competition happening this year, we have decided to go wild and host a Tradies and Fantasy party!


Hot tradies, leather, something naughty… let your imagination run wild


Look forward to a night of furry fun with friends. A fun and safe space to be surrounded with like-minded people and let your fantasies and imaginations run rampant! Hot fun!


We are hosting this event again at A Rolling Stone on Colombo. Its spacious with something for everyone. Why not come early and enjoy a good meal beforehand. From 9:00 the place is ours and the Bears Fantasy Party commences.


There’ll be a DJ, there’s a pool table and plenty of room. We’re licensed till 3am and the DJ will keep the music pumping.


Click here for earlybird tickets now on sale. 





BBW2020 Bears Wine Tour (Limited seats) – Saturday 14th Nov – $100


This is one of our most popular events so make sure you book your tickets before it sells out!


Bears will be hiring a bus to take a group out to 2 wineries in West Melton, and 2 in Tai Tapu, and will include lunch. Wine tours have been very popular in past years and an unmissable event for those looking to have fun and make good friends!


Tickets are online and cover wine tastings, lunch, and the bus 🙂


It’s gonna be an epic day! Make sure you are part of it!


Click here for earlybird tickets now on sale. 



BBW2019 Bears Dinner  – Great fun night out! – Saturday 14th Nov 7:00pm – at BYO Restaurant – Daphne’s Restaurant, 398 Riccarton Road


Bears Christchurch are proud to host the BBW2020 Bears Dinner, where you and friends can bring a bottle to a cheap and cheerful restaurant (Daphne’s).


A great night out and a cheap and fun way to enjoy a night out with our Bears community.




BBW2020 – Ferrymead Sunday Afternoon Tea – Sun 17th Nov 14:00 – 15:30 – $20 – at Curragh, Ferrymead Heritage Park


Bears are proud to host another favourite event… High Tea at Ferrymead! Host Martin James is famous for his amazing high teas, and this is a fitting and fabulous conclusion to a busy Bears Weekend.


Very popular so reserve your seat quickly!



Click here for earlybird tickets now on sale.