Big Bear ROMP Returns for Third Year of Bringing Playful Fun to New Heights!

big-bear-romp-0717-gedmagSoCal’s BIGGEST, BEARIEST summer escape, Big Bear ROMP, now returning for its third year this Aug. 17-20, 2017 in Big Bear. This weekend gathering provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the rustic, natural beauty of SoCal’s premier mountain town with a full line-up of playful, adventurous events, including a special performance by CeCe Peniston, featuring hits like “We Got a Love Thang” and “Finally.” Also new this year, Emmy-award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, from Sordid Lives, Will & Grace, and American Horror Story, will be performing his new 1-man show, EXPOSED, in the host hotel’s main ballroom. Catered specially to bears, cubs, and a diverse group of gay men comfortable in their own skin, on tap is a weekend filled with mixers, dance parties, pool parties, glow bowling, comedy shows and more designed to give attendees a memorable adventure in the mountains like no other.The official host hotel is The Lodge at Big Bear Lake (formerly Northwoods Resort.) Parties all weekend long including:


  • Pre-comers Party (7p-9p @ Chad’s Place Restaurant, 40824 Big Bear Blvd.)
  • Glow Bowling & Beer Bust at The Bowling Barn on Thursday (9p @ The Bowling Barn, 40625 Big Bear Blvd.)


  • Big Wet Spot Pool Party (12p-4p @ The Lodge pool.)
  • ROMP Weekend Kick-off Party on Friday where you can meet your fellow ROMPers in the unique outdoor setting of Stillwell’s Cove – a perfect venue for checking out the action under the Big Bear night sky. (5p-8p @ The Lodge Amphitheater.)
  • Comedy Night with Leslie Jordan (8p @ The Lodge Main Ballroom.)
  • ROMP in the Dark Leather & Gear Dance Event (11p-1a @ The Lodge ballrooms.)


  • Get Lei’d Pool Party (10ap-4p @ The Lodge pool.)
  • Pick your ROMP adventure – choose from four activities (2p-6p @ Various Locations.)
  • LumBEARjack Dance Event Featuring Cece Peniston (10p-2a @ The CAVE, 40789 Village Drive.)

Sunday, Aug. 20

  • Disco Recovery Bingo Brunch (10a-12p @ Robinhood Resort, 40797 Big Bear Blvd.)
  • Last Splash Before Dash Pool Party (12p-4p @ The Lodge pool.)
  • Diehards Gathering (6p-10p @ Chad’s Place Restaurant, 40824 Big Bear Blvd.)

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