ROMP in the Dark
SoCal’s Biggest Summer Leather & Gear Dance Event
/ rômp / verb
- Mountains of Men & Mischief!
- Bears, cubs & more gather Aug. 15 – 18, 2019 in Big Bear
- to play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully
Pick Your Own ROMP
Think of it like a cruise excursion. Choose one of several FUN Saturday afternoon activities!
With her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass Tammy Faye Baker, multi-talented drag artist Lady Bunny would turn heads even if looking glamorous was her only talent. Bunny is a successful comedienne, DJ, actress, singer/songwriter and most famously, the emcee and creator of Wigstock, the outrageous drag festival for over 20 years. Bunny’s also made the leap to television and film, with appearances on Sex And The City, The Comedy Central Roast Of Pamela Anderson and in feature films Dragtime (HBO), To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild and more. Most recently, Bunny has been featured regularly on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Big Bear ROMP is thrilled to bring her comedy to new heights.
From cruising the lake to hitting the hiking trails, off-roading or just chilling, there’s plenty to do during the day. Save your energy for mischief later in the evening, though!
Get ready! There’s tons of new men to meet from the moment you arrive, and familiar faces from last year – from hot theme parties to a cool splash in the pool. Dive in – it’s your weekend to ROMP!
What’s your definition of mischief? You’re sure to find it at glow bowling, the Circus Eroticus Underwear Freakshow Dance Event, and ROMP in the Dark, the leather & gear fetish dance event!
Under The Big Top Underwear Freakshow Dance Event
Get in your boxers or briefs, grab a drink, enter the world of Circus Eroticus, and get under the big top!
This immersive adult playground will feature artists who surprise and perform around you while you mingle and cruise the hot men. Not for the faint-hearted, these ridiculously talented and sexy performers mix awe inspiring stunts with jaw-dropping feats of virtuosity and danger.
It’ll be a freakshow!
ROMP ‘n Bowl at
The Bowling Barn
We’re taking over the bowling alley for a special black light “glow party,’ complete with rockin’ tunes. Sport your favorite bright colors to stand out from the crowd…and grab your balls to join the fun!
Munch -n- Mingle Event & Kick-off Party
FRIDAY AFT / EVE
Just like speed dating – for singles and couples/thruples, this timed event will have you laughing while meeting new guys. Then, beverages and entertainment at Stillwell’s Cove, perfect for checking out the action.
**Included with the VIP weekend pass. Two separate events. Tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability.
Under The Big Top
Underwear Freakshow Dance Event
Show off your boxers or briefs at this FREAKY circus-themed dance event! We’ll bring ‘Under The Big Top’ to a whole new level!
**Included with the VIP weekend pass. Tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability.
ROMP Splash Pool Parties
Jump into the action as the parties get wet at the host hotel pool all 3 days! Live DJ and pool-side bar service are sure to keep things wet & wild, and check out the Vendor Marketplace for some cool stuff.
Pick Your Own
Experience Big Bear! Pirate Booty Lake cruises, Zip line adventure tours, Phil’s Trivia or a scenic Sky Chair at Snow Summit! Hours and locations vary by activity. More info at ROMP desk in hotel lobby.
Mountain Of Laughs Comedy Event
featuring Lady Bunny
Lady Bunny is a comedienne, DJ, actress, singer/songwriter, the emcee and creator of Wigstock, and most recently she’s been featured regularly on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Big Bear ROMP is thrilled to bring her comedy to new heights. Get ready for BIG laughs!
ROMP In The Dark
‘Decades’ Dance Event
Back by popular demand, Big Bear ROMP’s Saturday night leather & gear dance event at the host hotel gets rough and rustic! Get ready to dance or cruise…in the lights…or mischief in the dark…your choice! How you ROMP in the dark is up to you!
A weekend in the woods wouldn’t be complete without a hearty group breakfast — a rowdy recovery bingo brunch with fun prizes and groovy thumpin’ beats.
Mountains of Men & Mischief!
August 15 – 18, 2019
Map & Driving Directions
Prone to Motion Sickness? Take This Route!
Take I-10 East to Exit 85 / Oak Glen Rd, CA-38 E. At the end of the ramp turn left and proceed approx. 4.3 miles, and turn left onto Bryant Street. Go approx. 2.4 miles and turn right onto CA-38 E. Proceed approx. 40 miles and watch for signs for Big Bear City. CA-38 E turns into Big Bear Boulevard after a sharp left turn. Proceed approx. 6.6 miles and make a left onto Village Drive and you’ll see The Lodge at Big Bear Lake (formerly Northwoods Resort) on the left.
From the L.A. Area/ Points West:
Take I-10 East to 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East. The 330 goes through Running Springs and then becomes Highway 18. Continue on Highway 18 East and proceed across the Big Bear Lake dam. Highway 18 will turn into Big Bear Boulevard – as you approach Big Bear Village you’ll see The Lodge at Big Bear Lake (formerly Northwoods Resort) on the left.
From Las Vegas / Points North
Take the 15 South to the 247, which becomes Highway 18. Continue on Highway 18 up the mountain, and follow around Baldwin Lake. Proceed approximately 2 miles and go left onto Greenway Drive. Go 1/2 mile to E. Big Bear Boulevard and make a right. Proceed 5.2 miles and turn left onto Village Drive. As you approach Big Bear Village you’ll see The Lodge at Big Bear Lake (formerly Northwoods Resort) on the left.
From San Diego / Points South
Take the 15 North to the 215 North, to the 10 East, to 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East. The 330 goes through Running Springs and then becomes Highway 18. Continue on Highway 18 East and proceed across the Big Bear Lake dam. Highway 18 will turn into Big Bear Boulevard – as you approach Big Bear Village you’ll see The Lodge at Big Bear Lake (formerly Northwoods Resort) on the left.