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Fri, May 17


Downtown Des Moines - East Village

Bear Necessities 2019

The Capital Bears welcome you to join us for a weekend of fun in Des Moines. Events are free unless indicated with ^ next to the event time (Bear Cave, Pool Party) which need a wristband. You do not need to be a member of the Capital Bears to attend this event, but need to agree to our Terms.

BEAR NECESSITIES 2019 - Registration is Closed
Bear Necessities 2019
Bear Necessities 2019

Time & Location

May 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – May 19, 2019, 12:00 PM

Downtown Des Moines - East Village, Des Moines, IA, USA


About The Event

Host Hotel

Comfort Inn Suites & Event Center - Link -

929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Phone: (515) 282-5251

0.9 Mile Walk to the East Village - 1.2 Mile Walk to The Garden Nightclub. Questions? Email us at

Purchased tickets are ONLY be required for the (1) offsite Capital Bears Party at a Private Venue on Saturday, May 18, 2019 which will happen between the hours of 12pmm and 6pm Central Time here in Des Moines. Venue address and specific details to be solidified and published at a later date. A catered dinner is included. Also, the ticket is required for the (2) Bear After Hours Pool Party at the hotel from 11:30pm - 1:30am on Saturday Night at the Host Hotel. Your One Purchased Ticket per person will be exchanged at check in for a wristband to get you into these two events. Please reach out to us at or on Facebook/CapitalBears with questions.

Free ticket is required for attending the Salad Tossing Event to hold a spot. The tickets for this event are Free and first come, first served due to the venue space.


(1) You must be 21 years of age at the time of the event. (2) You will conduct yourself in a reasonable manner in the public areas of the hosting facilities. More specifically, this includes: (a) no public sex, (b) no public nudity, (c) complete coverage of genitals and butt crack (i.e, no jock straps or similar items in public areas), (c) no public advertising for sex, (d) no unwelcome or unruly sexual advances during Bear Necessities, (e) no public urinating or defecating, (f) only respectable public displays of affection, (g) controlled public intoxication (seek assistance if necessary), and (h) no abusive verbal and/or physical confrontations. (3) You agree not to hold Capital Bears of Des Moines, Iowa, its officers, membership, guests, sponsors, or any commercial establishment used in conjunction with this event responsible for any loss or injury to either your property or your person while participating in this event. (4) You are fully responsible for any damages you may cause to the hotel property, private venues, or commercial establishments used during this event. (5) You are fully responsible for any non-Bear Necessities attendee guests that you allow into the hotel property, including any damages caused to the property. (6) You will not post any advertisements, photos, or any other written or pictorial matter in the halls or on the doors of the private guest sections in the hotel. (7) You will not use any controlled substances (excluding medicine prescribed to you personally) during any Capital Bear activities or volunteer shifts. (8) You will not indulge in actions that are discriminatory or racist. (9) You will grant the Capital Bears of Des Moines, Iowa, and anyone designated by such, the right to use your likeness, image, voice and appearance whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, or other media, for publication, broadcast or use on the web. (10) You will assist the Captial Bear’s Bear Necessities Planning Committee by immediately reporting any witnessed violations to this code while keeping yourself from becoming part of the situation and allowing the hotel and/or security staff and/or Capital Bears Officers or Capital Bear - Bear Necessities Chair to handle the situation.

Waiver of Liability:

In consideration of acceptance of my participation, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may now or hereafter have against individuals associated with this program and events(s), their agencies, representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in said program event. Further, if I sustain an injury or become ill while on the premises of, or while engaged in an activity associated with Capital Bears, I do hereby give my permission and/or consent to the personnel of Capital Bears of Des Moines, Iowa to secure and authorize such emergency medical, dental, and/or other treatment as I require.

By signing or electronically submitting this form, I indicate my acceptance and agreement with the terms outlined above.


  • ^Bear Cave , Dinner, & Pool

    ^Tickets will only be required for the offsite Capital Bear Party at a Private Venue on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from which will happen between the hours of 12pm and 6pm Central here in Des Moines. A catered Smokey D's BBQ Dinner will aslo be included. Venue address and specific details to be solidified and published at a later date. This Ticket also includes an After Hours Bear Pool Party at the Host Hotel from 11pm-1am on Saturday Night. Ticket prices increase to $40 on April 17 and $50 on May 1

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