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Are you looking to make plus size friends IRL?! Trying to figure out where the heck the fat babe pool parties are this summer, like in the TV series, Shrill?!?!?!?
I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!!!
Plus Size Summer 2023 Pool Parties & Events!!
In this here blog post I’ve shared links and info to plus size community events happening around the country in 2023! I’ve included fun brand pop-ups, pool parties, speed friending and more! Something to note is that while I *AM* a Sagittarius who loves traveling, I am not attending most of these events — and I’m also not vouching for the organizers or space! My goal is to gather up ALLLLL the details, so *you* can do your own research!
Note on Organization
I’ve organized this list by MONTH, then region/state. I def recommend using the CTRL+F feature and search for your state or area! This list is pretty US-focused, but I’m def down to add other global events! Drop me a line to add your event here!
There are also a few events that I know of that are happening in fall/winter or even 2024! I’ve also linked those at the veryyyy bottom of this list!
You ready?! Let’s jump in!
** PLUS SIZE EVENTS – May & June 2023 **
Ok, so first up, let’s talk about events happening in the California, split by NorCal and SoCal! Many of the plus size events in SoCal are put on by the one and only Plus Bus! Check their events calendar for details!
- May 21: The “Fierce Fat Flea” in San Francisco. Details here!
- May 27: Fat People Hiking Bay Area Hike at MLK Shoreline, Oakland (Details here)
- June 3: Fat Pool Party in Sebastopol, CA (Details here)
- June 10: Fat People Hiking Bay Area Hike at Point Pinole, Richmond (Details here)
- June 24: Fat People Hiking Bay Area Hike at Baylands, Palo Alto (Details here)
- June 2: – Lizzo in Palm Desert | California
- June 11: Everybody Deserves Love Beach day @ Will Rogers State Beach in Southern California (Details)
- May 20: Copper Union & KD Designs Pop Up in PDX, 12PM – 5PM (Details) | Oregon
- May 21: Fat Girls Hiking, Oregon Coast: Short Sand Beach (Details)
- June 23: Oregon Coast Fat Camping (Details)
- May 25: Thick Friend Speed Friending in New Jersey! Event details here!
- June 24: DMV Area! My online friend, Mayra, and her crew at Plush DMV are putting on a pool party!!! Details here! | Delaware, Maryland, Virginia
- TBD: Yinz Bopo: This Pittsburgh-based body positive group is having events this summer, but you must join the email list to learn about them! Details here! | Pennsylvania
- May 10: All Bodies on Bikes is hosting a ride in NW Arkansas! (Details here!)
- May 18: Fat Positive Nashville Eats Hot Pot! (Details here!) | Tennessee
- May 20: Fat Positive Nashville Clothing Swap! (Details here!) | Tennessee
** PLUS SIZE EVENTS – July 2023 **
- July 30: Bigger Bodies Boston is hosting a POOL PARTY! (Details here!) | Massachusetts
- Yinz Bopo: This Pittsburgh-based body positive group is having events this summer, but you must join the email list to learn about them! Details here! | Pennsylvania
** PLUS SIZE EVENTS – August 2023 **
- Aug 3-8: Swim Thick Pool Party in Miami! Details here! | Florida
- TBD: Yinz Bopo!! This Pittsburgh-based body positive group is having events this summer, but you must join the email list to learn about them! Details here! | Pennsylvania
- CINCIFATTY SPLASH! Pool Party in Cincinnati, Ohio (Details here)
Events LATER in 2023 & 2024!
Ok, so we know that the fun doesn’t stop in the summer!! In this space, I’ll share details on events coming up!
- Cincifatty Queer Clothing Swap: September 17, 2023 | Ohio
- Knockout PDX in Portland, Oregon: October 22, 2023
- Philly FatCon: October 28 & 29, 2023 | Pennsylvania
- Fat Con in Seattle: January 5-7, 2024 | Washington
Plus Size Positive Travel Groups & Trips