Naturist/Nudist Events Calendar - 1999

Some people think that opportunities to enjoy clothes-freedom are limited to membership in naturist/nudist clubs, visits to clothing-optional beaches, or private nudity at home, with perhaps a few friends. But it's not so. There are many events - especially during the warmer times of the year - when anyone interested in social nudity may participate.

Anyone who is organizing or sponsoring an event which is open to the "general naturist public" is welcome to send notification by email for possible inclusion in this list. Although it's not required that there be a Web page for the event, a special page will enhance the probability of listing the event.

See below for guidelines regarding what sort of events to submit for consideration.

If you enquire about any of these events, be sure to let the organizers know that you read about their event here!

March, 1999

Nude College Greek Athletic Week, March 21
This is the third annual nude College Greek Athletic Meet. Sponsored by the Tallahasse Florida Bare Devils, near Monticello, FL.

April, 1999

May, 1999

Lake Como Dare To Go Bare 5K Run, May 2
A 5K run and 2.5K fun walk on Sunday morning at Lake Como Resort near Tampa, Florida. The only clothing-optional run held in Florida.
Bare-2-Breakers, May 16
San Francisco's famous Bay to Breakers race is de facto clothing optional. Last year about 100 participants chose to do the run/walk in the nude. Be prepared to run, or walk, 7.5 miles. See our Nudesletter article for more background.

June, 1999

Grand Canyon Nude Raft Trip, June 6-19
14-day chartered raft trip on the Colorado. Motorized boats will run the full length of the Grand Canyon.
TNS Southwest Naturist Gathering, June 10-13
The Naturist Society's annual Southwest gathering is being held at Live Oak Resort in Washington, TX.
WSA Summer Festival, June 12-13
The Western Sunbathing Association region of AANR is holding a summer festival at De Anza Springs Resort about 75 miles from San Diego.
Paddling Bares 18th Anniversary Day Trip, June 19
The Paddling Bares Canoe Club, an East-coast naturist canoe club, will host an easy day of canoeing on the Delaware River for naturists who'd like to try canuding.
The 6th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, June 19
Ditch your clothes, see antique and classic cars, and enjoy the sponsoring resort, Turtle Lake Resort in Union City, MI, besides.
TNS Eastern Naturist Gathering, June 21-27
The Naturist Society's Eastern gathering is really more of a national event, with an attendance of roughly 800 expected. It will be held at the lavish Eastover Resort in Berkshire Hills, MA - a non-naturist resort that has been reserved specially for this event.
Return to Edun, June 25-27
The 7th Annual Return to Edun festival is a celebration of naturism and music organized by the Lake Edun Foundation and held at its leased facility southwest of Topeka, KS.

July, 1999

Nude Recreation Week, July 5-11
Though not "officially" proclaimed by any mere government, this week is recognized throughout the naturist world as a special time to celebrate and promote naturism. Many clubs hold open houses during the week and various media offer special coverage of naturism. Events at clubs and clothing optional beaches are especially likely to found on the weekend (July 10-11).
Turtle Lake Resort Nudestock '99, July 9-10
One of the first, and largest, clothing-optional music festivals of the year is held annually at Turtle Lake Resort in Union City, MI.
Avalon Nudie Blues Festival, July 10
If you like Blues music, finish celebrating National Nude Recreation Week with a visit to this festival held at the classy Avalon resort in Paw Paw, WV.
Bare Buns Fun Run West, July 11
This 5K clothing-optional run/walk on Tiger Mountain is sponsored by Fraternity Snoqualmie of Issaqua, WA.
Wreck Beach Bare Buns Fun Run/Walk, July 11
Wreck Beach in Vancouver, BC, is one of North America's most popular clothing-optional beaches and provides the setting for this 5K run/walk sponsored by the Wreck Beach Preservation Society.
The Naked Man Fun Run, July 11
It seems to be more of a radio/charity promotional event than anything else, but you can do this run in Spokane, WA, nude.
IMEN International Gathering, July 11-18
IMEN (International Men Enjoying Naturism) has organized their annual gathering for gay male naturists at Ramblewood, a non-naturist facility in Havre de Grace MD.
TNS Western Naturist Gathering, July 15-18
This year's Western Gathering of the Naturist Society is being held at Swallows Sun Island Club near San Diego, CA.
Clothing Optional Chili Cook Off, July 17-18
In addition to the Chili, there will be a salsa contest, vendors, face painting, and dancing. Location is the Deer Park Family Nudist Resort in Devore, CA - near San Bernardino.
Nude Cruise on Hayden Lake, WA, July 17
The Naturals Club of Spokane, WA is sponsoring 4-hour cruises on Hayden Lake. Cost: $15. Email for details.
SWSA Convention '99, July 18-24
The Southwestern Sunbathing Association, a regional organization of AANR, is holding its annual convention at Oak Lake Trails, halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK.
ESA Convention - Nudefest '99, July 21-25
The Eastern Sunbathing Association, a regional organization of AANR, is holding its annual convention at the "luxury-class" Berkshire Vista Nudist Resort in Hancock, MA. More than just a convention, it should be "a celebration of the joy of clothes-free living".
Cherokee Lodge Singles are Special Weekend, July 23-35
The Singles Club of Cherokee Lodge in Crossville, TN has planned a weekend of outdoor fun and socializing especially for singles.
Bare Buns Fun Run, Kaniksu Ranch, July 25
This 5K clothing-optional run is held at and sponsored by the Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park, about 50 miles north of Spokane, WA.
MSA Convention, July 26-August 1
The Midwest Sunbathing Association, a regional organization of AANR, is holding its annual convention at Turtle Lake Resort in Union City, MI.
TNS Northwest Naturist Festival, July 30-August 1
The Naturist Society's Northwest Festival is being held at the Lake Associates Recreation Club's facilities about an hour's drive from both Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.
WSA Convention '99, July 30-August 1
The Western Sunbathing Association, a regional organization of AANR, is holding its annual convention at Laguna del Sol, near Sacramento, CA.
Pisgah National Forest Campout, July 30-August 1
The Travelites, based in Columbia, SC, have reserved a group campsite in the National Forest. Participants can enjoy exploring the trout stream on one side or hiking some of the surrounding mountains, sunning, or just appreciating being nude in nature on the 2 to 3 acres of grassy meadow.
Take Pride in your Hide 5K Run and Walk, July 31
To be held at the Bar-S-Ranch in Reidsville, NC.

August, 1999

Southwest Canyon Country Au Natural Canoe Trip, August 1-7
This is a privately organized canoe trip in the Utah canyon country. Other activities such as (nude) horseback riding and whitewater rafting coordinated with the canoe trip are possible. Contact for more details.
TNS Midwest Naturist Gathering, August 5-8
This year's Midwestern Gathering of the Naturist Society is being held at Cherokee Lodge in Crossville, TN.
Avalon Nude Folk Festival, August 6-8
Avalon Resort is holding it's third annual clothing-optional Folk Festival at its facility in Paw Paw, WV.
Desolation Canyon River Raft Trip, August 6-11
Clothing-optional raft trip through the Desolation/Gray canyons of Utah's Green River. Privately-organized, low-cost, but challenging.
9th Annual Nude Car Show, August 7-9
Sponsored by the Valley View Recreation Club of Cambridge, WI, the event includes dinner, a BBQ, dancing, and a parade. (In case you ever wanted to parade around in the nude.)
AANR Annual Convention, August 9-16
AANR's convention this year is being held at The Willamettans in Marcola, OR.
TNS Northeast Naturist Festival, August 12-15
The Naturist Society's Northeast Festival is being held at the Empire Haven Nudist Resort in Moravia, NY.
Russian River Canuding, August 20-22
A weekend of camping and canuding on California's Russian River, in the heart of the wine country, organized by the River Dippers. Cost is minimal. Reservations requested by July 24. Email for details.
TNS Northwest Jazz Festival, August 21
The Lake Associates Recreation Club, about an hour north of Seattle, is hosting the Naturist Society's second annual Northwest Jazz Festival.
Clothing Optional Walk on Mt. Spokane, August 21
The Naturals Club of Spokane, WA has organized a 10 km. mountain hike on Mt. Spokane, sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association. Cost is minimal. Email for details.
Okanagan Shuswap Nudist Society Houseboat Cruise, August 27-29
The OSNS, a non-landed club "located in the Beautiful Okanagan of British Columbia", is sponsoring a houseboat cruise on Sushwap Lake. More inormation here.
Burning Man Festival, No Tanline Camp, August 30-September 6
The Burning Man Festival isn't a naturist event per se, but around 5% of the attendees go nude and are well accepted. Many attendees gather in "camps" which have a particular theme - such as the No Tanline Camp. You can enjoy clothes-freedom whether or not you join this camp, however.

September, 1999

White Thorn Lodge Volleyball Superbowl, September 10-12
The annual Vollyball Superbowl is being held, as usual, at the White Thorn Lodge in Darlington, PA. Over 90 teams (both nudist and otherwise) participate, and around 1500 spectators enjoy the competition, dances, corn roast, and a nude skydiving show.
Skinnydipper Sun Run Cross-Country 5K, September 18
This 5K cross-country race, part of the SWSA Nude Racing Series, will be held at the Wildwood Naturist's Resort near Dallas and Fort Worth, TX.
Cedar Creek Nudestock '99, September 24-26
This Nudestock, which bills itself as "the premier music festival for nudists", is sponsored by the Cedar Creek Nudist Resort at their facilities near Columbia, SC.
East Texas 5K Nude Run, September 25
Another SWSA Nude Racing Series event, hosted by BB's Hideaway in Canton, TX.

October, 1999

Running Bares 5K, October 2
The second annual running of this 5K event will be held at Vista Grande Ranch. Part of the SWSA series.
Bare As You Dare Cross-Country 5K, October 9
The ninth running of this 5K cross-country event, another in the SWSA Nude Racing Series, will be held at the Bluebonnett Naturist Park near Ft. Worth and Dallas, TX.
WSA Fall Festival, October 9-10
The Western Sunbathing Association region of AANR is holding a fall festival at Glen Eden Sun Club in Corona, CA.

November, 1999

December, 1999

Other calendars

The Naturist Society
Calendar of Nude Running Events
ESA Events Calendar
FANR Calendar of Events
SWSA Calendar of Events
WSA 1999 Calendar of Events
Pilgrim Naturists of New England- Summer/Fall '99
SWSA Nude Racing Series

Past events

1998 Naturist Society Gatherings
Fraternity Snoqualmie's Nudestock

Guidelines for submission of events

Events will be listed only if they are open to the "general naturist public", i. e. everyone interested in naturism who is willing to follow customary naturist standards of conduct and respect for others. (Exceptions can be made if there are reasonable pre-requisites for participation, such as athletic ability in the case of athletic events.)

In particular, there should be no discrimination on the basis of marital status or whether or not one attends alone. Organizational membership may be required if it is readily available without discrimination and at a reasonable price.

Special events being organized by small clubs or even private individuals, such as river rafting trips, camping trips, beach cleanups, etc. may be included as long as they meet the guidelines of truly being open to the general naturist public. If your club is planning such an event, you may find that promoting it is an effective way to build membership.

Since the purpose of this list is to highlight "special" events, regularly scheduled club/resort events such as swims, potluck dinners, dances, etc. will not normally be listed.

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