One Week To Go! 816 Hotel Sold Out!

ONE WEEK until we close stop accepting pre-registration for the full run package and start getting ready to open the doors for BEAR CROSSING! We just received word that our host hotel 816 Hotel is *SOLD OUT*! We never expected this so we are looking into an overflow hotel. You definitely don’t want to miss the very first Bear Crossing! If you don’t get registered for the full run pass by July 31st you can still register at the door for $125 but you will not get a free t-shirt!. A la carte pricing will be available until Thursday August 14th.

Bear Bingo!

How would you like a Staycation? Come join us at Hamburger Mary’s Kansas City this Saturday at 5pm for BINGO! In addition to fabulous prizes you can win just by playing such as gift cards, movie passes, alcohol, and various other prizes we’ll be raffling some great prizes too! Hotel stays at 816 Hotel, a fancy night out at Ameristar Hotel and Casino, passes to Coco Key Water Park and more! All proceeds go to LIKEME Lighthouse!

Check out the event on Facebook here!

Get your tickets at Bear Bust!

Come out to Hamburger Mary’s Kansas City this weekend for BEAR BUST: Stars & STRAPS! Your Bear Mafia will be on site selling individual tickets for Furnado and Splashdance! Only at Bear Bust you can save money by getting your tickets for Furnado at the cheaper rate of $25 or Splashdance for $35! That’s $5 off the online price if you buy them separately. If you buy them both at the same time you can get them for $55! That’s even more savings! So come out and see us and get ready for August!

Election Results – New Board Members

A big welcome to our new board members Derek Armstrong and Chris Webb! We are very excited about new blood coming in to the organization and taking the Bear Mafia forward. They will be heading up the Technology and Finance teams respectively while Larry Sharp will now head up Marketing.

A huge thanks to Aaron Lenig and David Lopez for their years of service as committee leaders and founding members of the Bear Mafia. Without them the Bear Mafia would not be where we are today as celebrate our fifth year and our first bear run!

Tidal Wave blues? Get registered for Bear Crossing!

Didn’t make it to Tidal Wave? Tired of seeing all your bear friends post pictures from Tidal Wave? Did you know Bear Crossing will feature an exclusive party at an indoor water park?

That’s right. We’ll be taking over CoCo Key Water Park for a night of wet fur! There will be a lazy river to float on and sip on adult beverages. Pools to float in. Indoor/outdoor hot tubs. Do you like water sports? There’s even a pool with basketball hoops! Not to mention over 900 feet of slides! And yes they are big boy friendly! We will also have a DJ spinning and room to dance if that’s what gets you wet.

What’s that? You haven’t registered yet? If you come to Dragnarok on June 14th and register in person it will only be $85! That’s the absolute last chance to get the lowest price for a run pass! You have to register in person to get this great deal so come out and watch some bears try their best to be drag queens and get registered for Bear Crossing so you don’t have to be jealous of all the pictures when August rolls around!

Pride Glow Party – June 20th 2014 at Industry Video Bar

Happy Pride Kansas City! And for Pride weekend in Kansas City Industry Video Bar and the KC Bear Mafia are throwing a Pride Glow Party benefit for LIKEME Lighthouse. It’s black lights, neon rainbow face paint, glowsticks & necklaces, and dancing all night long. For this the event KC Bear Mafia is bringing in DJ Shelby White to go head-to-head against DJ Daddies! She’s promised to kick the old guys’ asses on the decks.

Proceeds from the door go to support the LikeMe Lighthouse-Kansas City‘s LGBT community center.

21+ to enter; $5 donation cover charge at the door for LIKEME.

RSVP to the event on Facebook. See you there!


Also, don’t forget that Dragnarok is on June 14th! Don’t miss out on our first ever Bear Drag Show! Bring your dollars!

Final Day for Lowest Price!

Today is the final day to purchase your Bear Crossing KC run pass for the lowest price of $85! After midnight tonight the price will go up to $99 for the base rate. Included in the run pass is access to all the Bear Crossing events including Splashdance, Furnado, Hotel After Parties, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch and transportation to the events and more! Miss out on the first ever Kansas City Bear Run? FURRGET ABOUT IT!

KC Bear Mafia Garage Sale

Hey, everyone! We’re hosting a garage sale tomorrow from 8am to 2pm at Crossroads Church of Kansas City.

Check out the event on Facebook.

The location is at:

7917 Main Kansas City, MO 64114

There will be plenty of gently used items of all types including furniture, clothing, books, video games, DVD/BluRay and much more! All proceeds will be going to Bear Crossing KC (A fundraiser for LikeMe Lighthouse!) and any leftover items will be donated Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Hope to see you there!

Bear Crossing registration is now live!

Get ready, world! Bear Crossing Kansas City is here! The schedule has been posted and registration is now open! From today until the end of May you can register for only $85! After that, online registration will continue from June 1st until the end of July at a price of $99. If you register before the end of July you will be also be getting a free t-shirt as part of your registration!

The major events of Bear Crossing:

SPLASHDANCE – We’re going to take over Coco Key Water Park for an exclusive private bear party! It’s going to be the hottest splash in the Midwest! We’ll have a DJ spinning tunes while you relax in the Lazy River sipping drinks or maybe spend some time in the indoor/outdoor hot tub. Or maybe you like excitement and want to go down the five story slide? We’ll have food onsite and a cash bar!

FURNADO – Get twisted Saturday night with a hot dance party at the brand new Hamburger Mary’s! We’ll have the very talented DJ Jesse Mercado spinning tunes while you dance the night way! Let’s blow the woof off!

We’ll also have killer after-parties at our host hotel with food and alcohol included as part of your run package! Don’t wait! Register today to make sure you make it to Bear Crossing!

Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast

On Saturday March 29th come out and get a plate of biscuits and gravy. For $8 you can have homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs and a beverage!

We’ll be chowing down at Spirit of Hope MCC – 3801 Wyandotte St in KC MO 64111. You can pay via cash or card.

All proceeds will go toward KC Bear Mafia’s Bear Crossing. Bear appetit!

Check out the event in our Facebook group.