Events

A Bear Run + Charity Event

Eat, drink, party... while making a difference.

ABF 2013

ABF 2024 is from 7/4/24 to 7/7/24. Most of the events take place at our Host Hotel, where you can eat, drink, shop, party, play, relax.... In other words, be you!

There is something always going on during the day, such as games and competitions around the pool, up-beat music by our DJ, shopping at our vendors' booths, trips to local restaurants.... During the evening, we have trips to local bar so you can dance all night long, participate in competitions, fuel-up with snacks and refreshments at our Bear Cave, just kick back and stay at our Host Hotel, while relaxing, taking a night swim in the pool under the moonlight, or enjoying some cocktails and converstation at our Lounge 120. So go ahead, do as much as you want or as little as you wish.

Oh, one more thing.... We are donating a portion of the proceeds from this event to those in the local community who are in need. So, smile, knowing that you did something good. And be kind, open your arms and heart for some new friends and reconnect with your old ones. After all, life is a bear.


Tentative Schedule

This is a tentative schedule and will be finilized as ABF'24 approaches.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Events Start End
ABF Early Bird Meet & Greet at Woofs 05:00PM -
ABF Early Bird Party at Eagle 09:00PM -

Thursday, July 4th

Events Start End
Registration Opens 11:00AM 05:00PM
Meet & Greet Pizza Party at Host Hotel (sponsored by Torso Menswear) 05:30PM -
Cigar Social at Hotel's designated smoking area (hosted by Wick’d Bear)
Please bring your own cigars.
08:00PM -
ABF Kick-off Party at The Eagle (Shuttle provide by The Eagle) 09:00PM 03:00AM

Friday, July 5th

Events Start End
Registration Opens 10:00AM 04:00PM
Vendors Open 11:00AM -
Pool Party with DJ Eric (sponsored by Bruce & Fernando from HomeSmart) 12:00PM 04:00PM
Bear Cave at Host Hotel (sponsored by ARC & Beam) 12:00PM 04:00PM
Fruit Bar, Soft Drinks, & Iced Tea by the Pool 01:00PM -
Pool Games by the Pool 02:00PM -
ABF Freeky Friday at Woofs 05:00PM -
Cigar Social at Hotel's designated smoking area (hosted by Wick’d Bear)
Please bring your own cigars.
08:00PM -
Lounge 120 at Host Hotel (sponsored by The Eagle) 08:00PM 10:00PM
Leather Party at The Eagle (Shuttle provide by The Eagle) 09:00PM 03:00AM

Saturday, July 6th

Events Start End
Registration Opens 10:00AM 02:00PM
Vendors Open 11:00AM -
Pool Party with DJ Eric (sponsored by Bruce & Fernando from HomeSmart) 12:00PM 04:00PM
Bear Cave at Host Hotel (sponsored by ARC & Beam) 12:00PM 04:00PM
Soft Drinks & Iced Tea by the Pool 01:00PM -
Costume Contest (Halloween Theme) by the Pool 02:00PM -
Raffle Drawing and Results at the lobby 03:00PM -
ABF Photo Shoot by the Pool * 04:15PM 04:30PM
Catered Buffet at Host Hotel 06:00PM -
Lounge 120 at Host Hotel (sponsored by The Eagle) 08:00PM 10:00PM
Fairwell Party at The Eagle (Shuttle provide by The Eagle) 09:00PM 03:00AM
ABF Dance Party at Tokyo Valentino (shuttle not provided) 12:00AM -

Sunday, July 7th

Events Start End
Hotel Check Out - ABF'24 officially concluded - 11:00AM
ABF Farewell Launching at Woofs 12:00PM -
Closeout Party at The Eagle 09:00PM -

* ABF Group Photo starts at 4:15 PM (afternoon) sharp by the pool.
Shuttle Schedule
Date Destination Start End
Thursday, 7/4/24 Eagle 9pm 3am
Friday, 7/5/24 Eagle 9pm 3am
Saturday, 7/6/24 Eagle 9pm 3am
Shuttle sponsored by The Eagle
Vendors
Shop Location
Torso Menswear Room 106
Plant Daddies Room 108
Four Pleasure Room 110
Majere's Metals Room 112
William Lane Massage Therapy
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Room 114
Wick’d Bear Custom Creations Room 116
Stanley Cooper Webb Room 118
Lounge 120 Room 120
Barking Leather Room 138
Comply Gear Room 140 & 142
Dirty Unicorn Room 146
Hair Cuts by Andy Bear Cave
Ling-Ling Crappy Toys Bear Cave
Special Offer

Do you know that your official ABF dog tag has special powers? Visit the following venues, stores or restaurants, show your dog tag during the event (some on specific date and/or time) and get special gifts or discounts!

Venue / Store / Restaurant Location Date / Time Discount / Special
Hopdoddy (formly Grub Burger) 2470 Briarcliff Road., Suite 47, Atlanta, GA 30329 7/4/23, 7/5/23 and 7/6/23 Free Milkshake! Portions of your bill will be donated to our charities. (Tell them you're with the Southern Bears/ABF)
Tokyo Valentino Erotique 1739 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324 7/4/23, 7/5/23 and 7/6/23 BOGO underwear & jocks 33% off; $20 cover for all playrooms and spaces (receive a $20 gift card to offset cover price)
Woofs Sports Bar 494 Plasters Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 7/4/23, 7/5/23 and 7/6/23; from 7PM to 10PM 15% off food & drinks.

What's Next?

Go get your Event Tickets and reserve your Hotel Room. What are you waiting for?