Join our Text Club and stay up to date!

Want even more ways to stay up to date with the KC Bear Mafia? Join our Text Club! Text “KCBEARMAFIA” to 21777 to join! We’ll send you a message every week with a link to a mobile website telling you what’s going on around town that bears and fans of bears might be interested in! Similar to our weekly updates! If you already have unlimited texts with your mobile phone plan this will cost you nothing. However, if you don’t have an unlimited plan we will only send up to 8 messages a month. To kick off the fun we’ll have a contest this weekend during Bear Bust! Find out more during Bear Bust: BUZZCUT this Saturday, August 1st starting at 9pm! We will also be selling Jello Shots! Check out the Bear Bust Facebook event here!

By sending “KCBEARMAFIA” to 21777 you agree to receive marketing text messages from the Kansas City Bear Mafia. Consent to receive messages is not required for participation at any KC Bear Mafia event. Up to 8 messages per month. Standard text and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help or STOP to cancel.

Bear Mafia Shirts are BACK!

T-SHIRTS ARE BACK! Just in time for Bear Crossing you can now own a KC Bear Mafia t-shirt with our new logo in three awesome colours! On sale now at! All sizes are just $15 each and we can go from small to 5XL! These shirts have not been printed yet and if you order today we anticipate having the shirts ready by the end of the month. In order to keep costs low we are not doing on-demand printing at this time and will instead send them in batches to our local vendor. We will ship them, too! (As long as you’re in the USA!) However, once you place your order you will then be notified when your shirt is ready and can be picked up at either the next Bear Bust (First Saturday of every month) or the next KC Bear Mafia meeting (Third Wednesday of every month). You can also make arrangements to pick it up any time between. We can’t wait to see everyone wearing a Bear Mafia t-shirt around town and beyond! If you’re outside of the USA and want a shirt, contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

Weekend Update is here!

Here’s some events created by members of our community inside the KC Bear Mafia Facebook Group:

Everyone is welcome to join and share their events!

On Friday, choose between tasty tacos, tiny superheroes or a big gay sing-along. There are still tickets available for Ant-Man at Ward Parkway starting at 7:45, as well as for Big Gay Sing presented by the Heartland Men’s Chorus​, which runs throughout the weekend. Or get your taco fix with Frank at Carniceria y Tortilleria San Antonio. Then you can stop by Missie B’s​ to have a few drinks with birthday boy Rick Zikes, or head over to Industry Video Bar​ for their monthly Boy Bust.

Saturday, don’t forget that volleyball is starting at 10:00 instead of 9:00! Then Derrick Rieke and Christopher Webb are hosting one of their infamous house parties, and you’re all invited! The grill starts up at 6:00, so you can bring a dish to share and BYOB. Or stop in later, the party will be running all night! We’ll also be giving you the chance to register for Bear Crossing at the discounted price of $99 as well as a chance to win some fun prizes like tickets to a Royal’s game!

Think there’s nothing for a bear to do? FURR-GET ABOUT IT!

Big Gay Sing
Boy Bust
Rieke-Webb Summer Bash