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A Bear Adventure in the Valley of the Sun

The Bears of the West welcome all Phurfest 2019! Enjoy fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix Phurfest has a 15th Anniversary in 2019! Over 200 bears and buddies from 12+ countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our city at Phurfest. Come to Phurfest and join our celebration!

Registration for Phurfest 2019

Registration for Phurfest 2019 is accepted until 200 bears have registered. We cap our attendance to make sure that it remains a size that is fun, friendly, and manageable. Take advantage of Casino day trip on Friday, or just lay back and enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi all weekend long.

Our charity this year is Rockstar Canine & Rescue.  Please check out their website to learn more.

Your home in Phoenix

The Embassy Suites Airport has been reserved for our Phurfest weekend; registration is required to book a room. You will be in charge of reservation by clicking on this link or call one of the numbers on the registration form.

The value of Phurfest

Your registration includes food Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment and social activities, our famous pool parties,Saturday Night Banquet, and access to free event shuttles. Registrants also get the reduced room rate and access to the events at the host hotel as well as a Phurfest T-Shirt.

Famous Bear Banquet/Entertainment

Our Saturday Banquet is included in the price of the package. We will have entertainment after dinner and following will be our Boxer Poker. The banquet is only available to registered guests.

Pool Parties

Saturday and Sunday join our very own DJ Kerry while he plays tunes, entertains and we play games while you frolic in the heated pool. We provide the lunch both days. Local bears and admirers also attend the pool parties (admission fee).

The Valley of the Sun

Situated on the Sonoran Desert, one of the greenest deserts in the world, America's sixth-largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of pueblos, ranchers, miners and visionaries.

Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: Resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world's biggest sports spectacles; restaurants with inspired cuisine and inspiring patio views; golf courses that beckon players the year round; shopping centers as stylish and eclectic as the fashions they house.

Weather in the Valley of the Sun

Greater Phoenix's average annual temperature is 72 degrees, and the average annual high is 85 degrees. The average high in winter is 67 degrees, and highs frequently flirt with 80 in the spring and fall. It doesn't rain much --less than 8 inches a year-- which means the weather is ideal for hiking, lounging poolside or watching a spring training baseball game.

Getting around

The host hotel, Embassy Suites Airport, provides a free airport shuttle getting to/from Phoenix International Airport. We will be running shuttles and busses free of charge throughout the weekend. A schedule will be posted at the hotel.

The Phoenix Food Scene

The hotel of course offers dining opportunities (at your own expense) to early arrivals.

Meals included in your registration:
Cook to order breakfast provided everyday for hotel guests.
Thursday evening pre-welcome Bingo.
Friday evening at the BIG Welcome Party at Bunkhouse.
Saturday/Sunday Pool Parties lunch.
Saturday night continues with our traditional Phurfest Banquet and entertainment.
We will feature a delicious entree choice as well as dessert and beverages.

Within a short cab or Uber ride are some of thee best restaurants in not only Arizona, Phoenix but the country.