Bear Necessities 2018 coming this weekend

DES MOINES — The Capital Bears of Des Moines will be hosting Bear Necessities 2018 this weekend across the Des Moines area.

The full schedule:

Friday, April 13, 2018

7:00PM – A Bear-y Welcome to Des Moines! – The Blazing Saddle – 416 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

9:00PM – 1:00AM – Bear Bartenders – The Blazing Saddle

10:00PM – 1:00AM – Food: Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chips – Suggested Donation – Parking Lot Behind The Blazing Saddle

11:00PM – Saddle Girl Show, featuring some Capital Bears! – The Blazing Saddle

Party the night away at The Blazing Saddle or The Garden Nightclub until close at 2AM.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00-11:00AM  – Coffee with the Bears – Meet and Greet at Ritual Cafe – 1301 Locust Street, Suite D – Des Moines

11:30AM – 1:30PM – Bears Lunching – We will provide a few spots you can go and eat locally with some Capital Bears – You can also decide to eat on your own. See Facebook Event Details Closer to the date or email us at

2:00PM – 4:30PM – Bearlympics and Games – The Pride Center Downtown Des Moines

6:00PM – Capital Bears Night – Social – The Garden Nightclub

6:30PM – Dinner – Price $10 – Pulled Portk BBQ Sandwiches and Sides – The Garden Nightclub – 112 SE 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

After 8PM – $5.00 Cover.

8:00PM – Capital Bears Variety Show – Various talented bears throughout the group will perform for you – The Garden Nightclub

10:00PM – GLOW Party – Wear your best blacklight attire to GLOW the night away – The Garden Nightclub

Party the night away at The Blazing Saddle or The Garden Nightclub until close at 2AM.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

11:00AM – 2:00 PM – Farewell Bear Brunch & Free BINGO! – The Blazing Saddle – Brunch Includes: Eggs, Hasbrowns, Sausage, Bagels, and Donuts – Suggested Donation.

Registration is not required, but it will help with letting the club plan for attendance. You can find hotel information here.