Brisbears’ annual bear fest Northern Exposure is back this month and is bigger and better than ever!

Check out some of the festival highlights below.


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The New Globe Theatre – Thursday 15th Oct, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kick off this year’s festival in the foyer of the New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley for some drinks/cocktails and collect your Northern Exposure packs which are full of goodies.

Ticket price: Free 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


The New Globe Theatre – Thursday 15th Oct, 7:00pm

Be there to witness some of the best raw talent our community has to offer. This night of nights is a showcase of some great talent, from actors to singers and everything in between.  This event is both an absolute laugh plus there is a surprise famous person due to drop in from one of the high profile musicals.

Raw talent and some fun thrown in. Who knows, you may even get a performance from the committee.  Plus DJ and alcohol available.

TICKETS available at the door. 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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Navala Churrascaria Eagle St Pier – Friday 16th Oct, 12:30pm

This is a feast on the banks of the Brisbane River like no other. Watch hot Brazilian boys bring their meat right to you and carve it straight from skewers. This buffet of meat and sides will leave you bursting and wanting more at the same time. Loose waisted pants are recommended for this event.

Ticket price: pre-sale $55, no door sales for this event Included in the Platinum Ticket


Sportsman Hotel – Friday 16th Oct, 8:00pm to late.


Join 200+ men in their underwear downstairs at the Sporties – WOOF! Leave your clothes and inhibitions at the door for this one, although underwear is compulsory. This event is very popular always sells out. Your DJ’s for the night are the best in Australia – Brisbane’s DJ Les Smith and Sydney’s DJ Colin Gaff.

Ticket price: early-bear – $25, late-bear and door – $30 until sold out Included in the Gold and Platinum Tickets.

 Bear-pool-partyWet Bear Pool Party

QUT Kelvin Grove – Saturday 17th Oct, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Spend the afternoon by the pool and take a dip in the water while listening to the tunes of DJ Fradge. Play with the pool toys and enjoy the free BBQ Sausage sizzle. This afternoon is all about having fun and enjoy getting wet with the bears.

Ticket price: early-bear – $20, late-bear and door – $25 Included in the Gold and Platinum Tickets.

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Sportsman Hotel – Saturday 17th Oct, 8:00pm

A beauty pageant, this is not! Meet some very bearish contestants competing for the coveted prize and rise to the top to be the big kahuna of all bears. Once again Brisbears boast some of the best DJs from around Australia – DJ Ensel from Brisbane and DJ Damien Mack from Melbourne. This is the biggest night of the festival and not to be missed!

Ticket price: pre-sale – $5, door – members $5 or non-members $10 until sold out Included in the Gold and Platinum Tickets.

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Brisbane City – Sunday 18th Oct, 11:00am

You’ve heard of the Amazing Race around the world? Well this is Brisbears version. A chilled out relaxing stroll through Brisbane and on the free city hopper ferry reaching check points and picking up clues while seeing Brisbane like you’ve never seen it before.

Ticket price: Free

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Brunswick Hotel – Sunday 18th Oct, 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Come and chill out in the beer garden of the Brunswick Hotel, and enjoy craft beer, live music with dinner included. This is the perfect way to wind down, reflect on the festival then say goodbye to new and old friends. The Brunswick is the ideal place for a chill out Sunday session.

Ticket price: early-bear – $30, late-bear and door – $35

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