2019 La Fiesta
de Los Osos
COME CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER, WHERE SUMMER NEVER ENDS!
Join the Bears of the Old Pueblo celebrating over 20 years of La Fiesta de Los Osos! New for 2019, based on increasing demand, our official dates for La Fiesta 2019 are September 12-15th.
During the past twenty La Fiestas, over 3,500 bears and buddies from over 20 countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our desert city, making La Fiesta weekend one of the most anticipated bear events in the USA! As such, we choose to cap our attendance at 300 bears to make sure that La Fiesta is a size that's fun, friendly, and intimate. Registration for La Fiesta 2019 will be accepted until Thursday, September 12, 2019, with walk-up registration available! Your La Fiesta gift and our hotel rates will be available until Friday, August 30th, 2019.
Day and half-day excursions will be available every day, or you can just lay back and enjoy the sparkling pool and jacuzzi. A large block of rooms has been reserved for La Fiesta weekend attendees and the La Quinta Inn & Suites host hotel will be filled with BEARS, BEARS, BEARS!
SO WHAT DO I GET FOR MY REGISTRATION FEE?
Your registration includes three meals, entertainment, social activities, and access to excursions and free event shuttles. Registrants also get the reduced room rate and access to the events at the host hotel, as well as an embroidered T-Shirt with the Fiesta logo.
WHAT'S TO SEE AND DO WHILE I'M IN TUCSON?
Situated in an immense valley ringed by four stately mountain ranges with peaks as high as 9453', Tucson, with a metropolitan population of over 1 million people, is a big city with all the amenities you'd expect but a friendly, small-town feel. Tucson has been continuously inhabited since at least 5000 BC, and has a wealth of history featuring native peoples, explorers and settlers, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo soldiers, Jesuit and Franciscan Missionaries, and old-west pioneers. Day and half-day excursions will take La Fiesta attendees on optional visits to prominent area attractions for everything from hiking to sight-seeing, green forests to desert mountains, animal-watching to spelunking!
WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN TUCSON IN SEPTEMBER?
Daytime highs in Tucson during September range from mid-70's to mid-90's with nighttime lows in the 60's. With the change from past La Fiesta's, attendees can expect a warmer experience perfectly fitted for day-time excursions and day and evening pool parties.
HOW DO I GET AROUND?
We'll be running shuttles and event buses free of charge to most scheduled events. We will also be utilizing the host hotel for many of our scheduled events.
WHAT'S TO EAT?
We are in the works of developing a food truck social at the host hotel (at your own expense) to early arrivals on
Thursday evening. Meals included in your registration:
* Friday night will feature a Bear-B-Q surrounding a large bonfire at a BOTOP members resort
* Saturday night continues our traditional Fiesta Banquet (themed as Bear Cruise Banquet) and show in the hotel ballrooms. We'll feature a full meal with a variety of fine entrees, sides, desserts, beverages, and a cash bar.
* Sunday will highlight the end of La Fiesta with the Bear Beer Bust including a full cash bar and soft drinks.