International Bears Week is a known annual event held in the charming coastal town of Sitges, Spain. Situated 35 kilometers southwest of Barcelona Sitges is renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and its warm and inclusive lgbtq+Q+ community. This event specifically caters to the bear community, which comprises of men who either identify as bears or have an admiration for them.

Normally taking place in September International Bears Week is scheduled to run from September 1st to September 10th in its 2023 edition. However it's always advisable to verify the dates as they may vary slightly from year to year.

With a history spanning over two decades the event has experienced growth in popularity. International Bears Week attracts participants, from all corners of the globe who gather together to celebrate bear culture and forge new friendships.

During International Bears Week, Sitges comes alive with a wide array of activities, parties and get togethers. Here are some notable highlights of the event;

  1. Bear Village; The heart of the festivities lies in Bear Village, conveniently situated near Passeig Marítim. It serves as a vibrant central gathering spot for socializing, meeting new people and enjoying the lively ambiance filled with live music, delectable food and refreshing drinks. It's an excellent place to mingle and forge new friendships.
  2. Themed Parties; Throughout the week, numerous bars and clubs in Sitges host exciting themed parties. These gatherings offer unique experiences like Bearaoke (bear karaoke), pool parties and even the prestigious Mr. Bear Sitges competition where participants vie for the coveted title of Mr. Bear Sitges.
  3. Beach and Pool Events; During daytime hours, attendees can partake in a variety of beach and pool events including beach volleyball matches, lively pool parties, as well as an exclusive section on the beach known as BearZone—reserved specifically for bears and their admirers.
  4. Cultural Activities; International Bears Week also showcases a diverse range of cultural activities such as art exhibitions, film screenings and guided tours that highlight Sitges rich history and architectural charm—allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the town's unique heritage.
  5. Bear Market; The Bear Market is a unique marketplace where vendors display and sell a wide range of products related to bears, such as clothing, accessories and artwork.

Before attending International Bears Week, it's essential to book your accommodations well in advance, as the town fills up quickly during this time. Sitges offers a variety of options, from hotels and guesthouses to apartments and private rentals. Make sure to visit the official website of International Bears Week for the latest information on the event schedule, ticket prices, and accommodation options.

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