sitges bear week

Sitges bears week: Everything you need to know about it

Bear pride Sitges has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and for good reason. This celebration of all things bears is a great way to bring people from all different walks of life together for a week of partying, talking and general good times. To make sure you don’t miss out on the fun, take a look at the rest of this article to learn more. 

The Association Sitges Bear is a non-profit association, that through its events with the help of the “supporters” and attendees, collaborate and help actively and economically different local, national and international foundations and organizations.


What is Bears Week?

Bears Week is a festival for all things bears, where a bear is a large man, most commonly with an impressive beard and ample chest hairs. People come from all over the world to join in with Sitges bears week, and it’s not just for the gay community that this is one of the most-see events of the year. 

If you want to attend as a bear and see who you meet, there’ll be more than 5,000 of your namesakes all out to catch the eye and have fun. And if you want to chase bears and admire them, then you’re more than welcome to attend too. There’s also a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that means you don’t have to know anything about bear culture to join in. Simply turn, put on your best outfit, and have fun in your own signature way. That’s all there is to it when you come to the best festival the summer months have to offer.

Who can attend the Bear Week?

We probably covered this one already, but if you’re in any doubt, here it is again: Bears week is open to everyone! It doesn’t matter whether you’re gay, straight, a bear, or just a bear admirer, you’re all welcome to have some fun in the sun and make the most of a week that’s sure to live long in the memory. Just what you want to hear when it’s time to let it all hang out here in Sitges! 


What are the easiest ways to get there?

The easiest way to get to Sitges from the UK is via Barcelona airport. Flights run from Manchester, Birmingham and all the main London airports right throughout the day, leaving you with nothing but a short taxi ride at the other end. To make sure you don’t miss out on the perfect arrival and takeoff times, make sure to check back regularly for the latest news on the times and dates for bear week 2022. Right now it’s penciled in for the 2nd-11th September, but a quick double check before you book your tickets and accommodation will give you the peace of mind that’s sure to make all the difference in these uncertain times. 


What do we know about the Bear Week 2022?

Well, we’ve already been treated to the date in the previous section, which leaves the details regarding the accommodation on the itinerary. The village is down by the shore on Psg Ribera and offers a whole host of stuff to do and places to see. You’ll find eateries, pop up stores and dedicated accommodation and bars if that’s what you’re looking for. And after all, why else would you be coming to bears week here in Sitges!


Best places to eat during the Bear Week?

There’s no shortage of eateries and restaurants that are open late into the night in Sitges, all of which you’ll find are inclusive and welcoming to every bear who steps through the door. But more than highlighting any one particular place to eat, we have to draw your attention to the legendary PopAIR BBQ that’s on the last Saturday of bears week. It’s the perfect place to be when you want to see nothing but bears for as far as the eye can see, all while taking in great tasting food and a stunning view of the ocean. Add in the fact that it’s one of the last nights in town for many of the revelers and it’s a night surely not to be missed. 


Where to stay for the Bear Week?

All of the main hotels and villas in Sitges are inclusive and welcoming to every member of the bear community, and we’re no exception. Our team will be more than happy to help you find the perfect place to lay your head when you want to take a couple of hours out of the action and get some much needed shuteye. And if you find that you want to take a little break from the festivities and see a little more of the surrounding area, we’ll be more than happy to talk you through your options. We can even point you in the right direction of our favourite destinations and give you the numbers of the places you need to call if that’s what you’re after! 


Best gay bars and clubs?

Anywhere on bear alley is the place to be when you’re looking for the best sitges bears bar in town! This run of clubs and bars is the place to be and it’s located right by the village for those of you who never want to leave the crowd and miss out on your next great bear sighting. Every club will have its own theme, a heaving crowd and a menu of cheap drinks and exotic cocktails that’s not to be missed. Whether you base yourself at one or head off into the night to complete the crawl is up to you. Just make sure you bring your phone so you can get some great pics of some of the best times of your life, right here at Sitges bears week. 


Other activities in Sitges before you leave?

A relaxing day on the beach, a trip around a few of the local historic sights and even a shopping trip in the heart of nearby Barcelona are all worth food for thought. The key is to make sure you party hard enough to have the time of your life, but still leave yourself with enough time and energy to go out there and see a little more of what we have to offer here in Sitges. If you’re anything like the crowds of bears who came last year, we’ll be seeing you over and over again as the years go by! 


Final thoughts

Book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment and you’ll be able to get ready for bears week in style. We can help with where you stay, your flights are just a click away, and everything else will fall right into place as you celebrate bear culture in all its glory.