Winter PrideFest 2023

Since 2018 OUT Central Oregon has hosted Winter PrideFest in Bend, Oregon to celebrate Pride, Inclusivity, and our combined love of the outdoors. Winter PrideFest is not your typical “gay ski weekend”.

Growing from 150 participants in 2018 to over 1,200 participants in 2022 Winter PrideFest offers a full weekend of fun and inspiring Winter events. In 2023, we hope to continue expanding the event – checkout what’s in store below!!

SAVE THE DATE – March 1st – 5th 2023 – Events and details – including registration to be announced soon.

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Interested in hosting an event, partnering, or sponsorship? Contact us at info@outcentraloregon.com

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Winter Pridefest is made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors – including Visit Bend Cultural Tourism Fund

Weekend events include:

Welcoming Snocial: – Meet with old and new friends, grab a drink/dinner and pick-up your FREE Winter PrideFest Neck Tube at Gearfix. Join us at the Crosscut Warming Hut and Canteen where several business welcome WinterPridefest guests.

‘Wigs//an Icebreaker’ @Seventh Mountain Resort – ice skating with wigs!! A fun and silly way for participants to connect. This event is all ages – so bring your kiddos!

Dance Party @10 Barrel the fun of ‘Winter PrideFest’ continues this queer dance party. Enjoy a space for all queer people to come together liberate! celebrate! and dance! – Checkout last years party

OUT in Focus – and LGBTQ+ Film Festival – this year we are partnering with BendFilm and Tower Theater to bring queer film to Central Oregon. In conjunction with Winter PrideFest. Details coming soon!

‘Apres Tea Party’ @Somewhere That’s Green – “For the Cozy Queer” *Live Drag Piano * Metolius Tea + Mugs and Pastries Available!!

Bonfire on the Snow with Wanderlust Tours -Deep snow awaits our exploration on snowshoes under the starry skies! Strap on the snowshoes to a spectacular, hand-carved amphitheater in the snow. Snow chairs will have been hand-carved into the snow and a bonfire will be glowing. Dessert and hot cocoa with a splash of Hazelnut Espresso Vodka will be served before heading back to civilization. – Learn More + Buy Tickets

Our Mission

Learn about our mission of ‘Inclusivity in the Outdoors’ where OUT Central Oregon brings community together to celebrate outdoor activities – with Pride. This is what outdoor communities can look like – where diversity and inclusivity are embraced – even in rural areas like Bend. With a backdrop of Winter PrideFest, OUT Central Oregon to support outdoor life and activities that are welcoming to everyone

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Winter PrideFest 2022

Checkout all the photos from 2022 including: Welcoming SnocialWigs IcebreakerPanel Discussion @OSUPride @ Mt BachelorApres Tea PartyDance PartyCampfire Hotel

Campfire Hotel

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Panel Discussion: Inclusivity in the Outdoors

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Mt Bachelor

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Welcoming Snocial

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Wigs… an Icebreaker

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