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How to attend FIRE ISLAND BEAR WEEKEND on a budget.


Hello Beards and Bears,

Fire Island is truly a gay paradise but as with all good things it comes at a price and that price can at times be expensive. Here are some tips on how to attend Fire Island Bear Weekend on a budget.

The Art Of The Deal:

Hotels on Fire Island can be costly but there are deals to be had. Some hotels like The Belvedere Guest House offer discounts if you book early and some hotels like the Grove Hotel offer a 25% discount for anyone going to Fire Island Bear Weekend. There are also low cost hotels in the Pines just a quick water taxi ride, meat rack walk or walk on the beach away. Click here to book in The Hotel by Share Gurl in the Pines.

Come And Stay On A Weekday:

Weekend stays on Fire can be expensive but the cost of rooms can dramatically go down during the week. Fire Island Bear Weekend hosts two amazing parties on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday June 7th 9pm:

Beards and Bears Dance Party featuring GoGo bears and the amazing DJ Ted Bishop at Cherry's on the Bay.

Friday June 8th 4pm:

Bear Ass Tea Pool Party at the world famous Belvedere Guest House for Men (Clothing Optional) Featuring Gogo bears and the mack daddy himself DJ Jonny Mack. Oh and the best part of all its an OPEN BAR!!!!! tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.

So you get a low cost room on Thursday night, party at Beards and Bears and then on Friday check out of your hotel and go over to the Ice Palace, they allow you to check your bags for the day for a small fee per bag. Now you are free to go to the beach have lunch and then come to the Bear Ass Tea Pool Party at 4pm. You can party all day and take the last ferry home!

Day Trip It:

Fire island Bear Weekend has official and unofficial events every day June 7th - 10th (Check the event schedule here) You can choose to just come for the events you want and head home on one of the late ferry's (Check Sayville Ferry schedule here) or you can get a low cost hotel in Sayville (Lands End Hotel) and come back every day for the all the events.

So Beards and Bears I look forward to seeing you all at Fire island Bear Weekend June 7th-10th 2018.

XXOO WooooF!

Shane Tate


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