Official poster for Bear Carnival 2024

All usual bear week events are back! You will not miss any of our multiple pool parties, boat trips, excursions,  daily cruising parties, spa evenings, massage and tantric workshops, many food events, singles night, Bearaoke, fun games, etc.  However, no two Bear Carnivals are the same, so keep on reading!

What's new in general?

Confirmed updates

  • Improved Pre-Carnival programme with a longer Bear Wellness experience, new Bear Day at Basement and a Bear Cruising pre-party.
  • New theme: “sportsmen”.  This includes several themed events around sports and games:
    • Bear Olympicsa fun day at the gay beach with games and prizes. Includes introduction and demostrations to different beach sports and fun games.
    • New “Sportsmen” carnival party with a sportswear, teams, singlets or lycra suggested dresscode. Includes open-air dancing and  animation.
    • Adventure Days. Several one day beginner-friendly programmes for our bears including hiking, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking…
    • Bears in Jockstraps hot night
    • Mini-golf Open
  • Recently expanded venues: Noxon and Tom’s now feature much larger terraces, allowing us to compensate for recent Kiki’s closure.
  • Maspalomas Carnival: if you need to take a break from the bear week programme, you will have the choice of attending several free carnival shows at Yumbo Centre . However, on the Grand Parade day and the following massive street party (Saturday 16th) we will seek refuge all day at AxelBeach with two main events: Wet & Hairy pool party and a renovated free-access Mister Bear Gran Canaria party, followed by a late night cruising party nearby.
  • New men-only clubbing night at Kiki’s spectacular new venue!
  • New chilled format for Basement Studios: full day pass allowing for relaxing by the pool and cruising area, followed by animation, DJ and BBQ.
  • New workshops: Tantra Massage (levels 1 and 2), Tantric Intimacy, and Naked Bears Yoga.
  • New free table booking system for select terraces. Includes the choice of own or shared tables (ideal for solo travelers wanting to mingle!)
  • New payment improvements: no more leaving the online shop to pay, and the ability of paying in three installments for free.
  • New Post-Carnival programme. Those staying little longer will enjoy some extra fun with smaller events: a relaxing pool party, a couple of cruising nights, a spa evening, and some trips.

No longer available in 2024: VIP wristbands and Bunker events.

Currently in the works

To be confirmed very soon

  • Sat 9 & Wed 13. New alternatives for sold out pool parties at Los Almendros: day passes at AxelBeach and Basement Studios (15 € OTD), and a possible small History & Tapas tour to the colonial quarter of Las Palmas.
  • Mon 11 & Thu 14. New batch of tickets for Tantra Workshops (available from Sunday 11th)
  • Tue 12. New batch of tickets for Bear Minigolf (2nd turn: 20h-21h)
  • Wed 13. New Solo Travellers’ Social @ The Copacabana
  • Wed 13. New FF party @ Time Off club
  • Fri 15. New Sunset Boat Trip 
  • Fri 15. New alternative for sold out Bowling event in case there are no more free lanes: a visit to the adjacent Fun Fair (13€ OTD)
  • Various dates. Minor changes on the allocation of some cruising clubs.