Sitges Bears Week 2023

Sitges Bears week in September is one of the biggest and most popular Bear festivals in Europe attracting more than 10,000 visitors, bears, admirers, chasers, muscle bears and more. The “Bear Village” may be on the paseo, but the bears are everywhere – Sitges is transformed into a bear heaven for 10+ days.

  • The Bear Zone!

    Joan Tarrida, from Bears Bar to Plz Industria’s Parrots. Terraces are full every night of the week.

  • Plan Ahead!

    Sitges hotels fill fast in this small town
    To get the best deals and save up to 70%
    Book your hotel early

Bears Bears…. Everywhere!

Sitges Bears Week has grown from a group of bears wanting to have a party to an international event that fills the town of Sitges during the first two weeks of September. There are parties and events held throughout the entire village. There is also a dedicated bears village by the beach with shows, dj’s and more.  The event attracts guys of all ages and types and many new friendships are made and old ones rekindled.

Visiting Last Minute? Try the following hotels

Each year we advise people to Book your hotel early as the town sells out and rates increase as the months progress. It is now the most expensive time to visit Sitges. The following hotels have some rooms left:

  •  The Sabatic – Marriott has opened a new hotel in Sitges, a luxury offering on the top of Av Sofia with spacious pool. All rooms have large balconies or terraces. (10 minute walk to the beach).
  • Hotel Antemare – Reopened in July, the hotel has one of the best pools in town (host to the official pride pool party) and reasonably close to the town centre, (10 min walk).
  • ME Hotel Sitges – Rated “Fabulous” with one of the best pools in town. Some think its a little far out, however you can catch the little train and a taxi costs about EUR 8. Rooms are stunning.
  • Dolce Sitges – The only 5 star hotel in town. After a 14 Million euro refurbishment in 2021, the hotels rooms have been completely refreshed and with 3 pools to choose from, you may never want to leave. It is also close to the “Magical Forest” and the first gay beach in Europe, “Playa del Muerto”.
  • Sunway  Playa Golf – Close to the ME Hotel, with two beautiful pools with spacious rooms and apartments and an excellent seafront restaurant.

The Bear Route – bars to visit!

  • Typically most festivities on the first weekend leading up to the opening of the village.  Early evening the bears meet on the streets of C Bonaire and Joan Tarrida with many people gathering on the corner of Bears Bar and visiting the different bars along the streets.
  • The bear village typically arrives on the first Monday of the week. During the weekend and indeed well beyond,  XXL, El Horno, Man Bar, La Villa and Runway form the nexus of “Bear Alley”, the nickname given to Calle Joan Tarrida and a nightly gathering spot for bears from all over the world.


  • Join the hottest boys and bears from Barcelona for an epic BBQ.
  • The event returns for two parties in 2022, Sept 3rd and Sept 10th – Book your tickets

The Bear Village – New Location

  • The Village opens on the Monday and continues right through to the end of the week culminating on the 11th which is also a holiday – The National Day of Catalunya.
  • The Bear Village is located on the seafront of Sitges, on Psg Ribera. For 2022, the bear village has been relocated further along the paseo, opposite the Hotel Calipolis. (in the same space as Sitges Pride Village)
  • The bear village opens at 9pm and runs until 3am (3.30am on Friday and Saturday).
  • Parties taking place in the village include the White Night, the election of Mr Bear Sitges and other famous, well known parties from the bear circuit. Check out the day-by-day calendar of events.

Trending Hotels in Sitges

Dolce Sitges,    Hotel MiM,    Hotel Medium,    ME Sitges Terramar

The Bear Village Program

Awaiting the 2023 Program – use the 2022 event list below as a guide.

Friday 2 Sep8pm Bears bar – Leather Meeting and Fetish Night – Dress Code Happy Hour All Night.
11pm – XXL Welcome Party
Saturday 3 Sep2pm > BBQ DAY” & PopAir Performance on Rte. LE PATIO.
4pm > Sauna Sitges
11pm > Fiesta 100% Bears at Bears Bar
Sunday 4 Sep6pm – Underwear Party Bears Bar
8pm – Bear Ally – El horno, Bears Bar, Man Bar, Cox Bar, Runway, Parrots, Soho, etc
Monday 5 Sep9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. > Special WELCOME Night: At Bear-Village
Tuesday 6 Sep9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. > WHITE NIGHT Special: At Bear-Village
Wednesday 7 Sep21h to 03h >Special Night PRAGUE BEARS 80´s & 90´s With DJ Paw.L – DJ Peasant & DJ BearOsol : At Bear-Village
Thursday 8 Sep10 a.m. > Parc del Garraf Excursion: BEARS from PRAGE organize the traditional excursion to the PARC del GARRAF. You can join the excursion at 10:00 a.m. at the RENFE train station. More information about this excursion in this link: here .

8:00 p.m. > Bears Dinner-Show: At QUEENZ Restaurant “Exclusive Night for Bears & Friends”. Book directly at the restaurant or on their website

9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. > Special Night of THE CAPITAN with Dj PASCAL: In Bear-Village

Friday 9 Sep9:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. > Special Night BEAR CARNIVAL of Gran Canarias with Dj PERFECTO: In Bear-Village
Sat 10 Sep 2pm > BBQ DAY” & PopAir Performance on Rte. LE PATIO.
9pm > Bear Village Anniversary Party with DJ Lusk
Sun 11 Sep9pm > Bear Village Closing with DJ Beni 10

Map of the Bears Sitges Village

Sitges is full of bears during Bears week… here is map of the bear hot spots!


Bears Week Sitges Galleries

A selection of photos taken during Bears Week Sitges in various locations.

Bears Week 2016 – Saturday – Gallery 2

More fun at Bears Week Sitges as the night continues and the town gets busier!

Bears Week 2016 – Saturday Gallery 1

Fun in the bars and on the streets of Sitges during the annual September bear week.

Recommended Hotels in Sitges

Most of the hotels in Sitges are in the centre of the Village. The best options are on the seafront offering beautiful views of the Mediterranean.

Dolce Sitges
5 Star Luxury

Hotel Dolce Sitges

Located a 10 minute taxi drive from the centre of town, this is the only 5 star hotel in Sitges and one of the best!

Hotel MiM, 4 Star
Stylish & Sophisticated

Hotel Mim Sitges

New, 4 star hotel in the heart of Sitges with beautiful rooms, a skybar with pool and stunning day spa for relaxing!

Hotel Medium, 3 Star
Great Pool & Location

Hotel Medium Sitges

The Hotel Medium is located in the heart of Sitges just seconds from the centre of town with a great pool.

Hotel ME, 4 Star
Deluxe & Luxury Option

Hotel ME Terramar Sitges

The Hotel ME Terramar Sitges is one of the finest hotels in Sitges with its own beach club and large rooms.

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