'Phurfest' A Bear Gathering In The Phoenix Sun

Join the Bears of the West for Phurfest 2018! Enjoy fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix Phurfest has been around for 14 years. Over 2200 bears and buddies from 12+ countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our city at Phurfest.

Registration for Phurfest 2018 will be accepted October 1st, 2017 through April 27, 2018, or until 200 bears have registered. We choose to cap our attendance to make sure that it remains a size that is fun, friendly, and manageable. A Casino day trip will be available on Friday, or just lay back and enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi. The Embassy Suites Airport has been reserved for Phurfest weekend; registration is required to book a room. You will be in charge of reservation by clicking on the link or call one of the numbers on the registration form. Our charity this year is Mulligan's Manor. Please check out their website at www.mulligansmanor.com.

What Do I Get For My Registration Fee?

Your registration includes food Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment and social activities, our famous pool parties, 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 may also attend the pool parties for an admission fee.

What Is Phoenix All About?

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.

What Is The Weather Like In Phoenix In April?

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.

How Do I Get 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.

What Is There To Eat?

The hotel can offer 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 our BIG Welcome Party at Bunkhouse.

            Saturday/Sunday Pool Parties: Lunch will be provided by the pool.

            Saturday night continues with our traditional Phurfest Banquet and entertainment.

            We will feature dinner choices on registration (please choose one) dessert and beverages.