Social Events

National Events are held all over the U.S. and Canada! 100′s of people fly from all over the globe to attend. These events are a great way to get out, have fun and meet others and feel entirely normal again! Everyone who attends will have herpes and or HPV!

A National Event is typically a three day event (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) at a hotel. Many events will have an event fee that includes some food, snacks, beverages…etc. These events are usually put together by a dedicated team of volunteers in one of the social/support groups.

The hotel does NOT know what the group is about for the privacy of the group. They just see us a fun group of people there to have fun for the weekend.

As event websites become available, I will post them here. Each event is different so you are encouraged to visit the event website for complete details and then decide which event is right for you. You will want to book your room early – these events sell out quickly.

Note: These are just the National Events.  Some smaller gatherings are organized by the local groups for people in more, localized areas throughout the country.  If you have questions about a particular event, please direct your questions to the event coordinators.

Upcoming Events for 2016

TEXAS

Friends Over TexasUsually in May – Alternates between Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio

http://www.friendsovertexas.net

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INDIANA – Indianapolis

The Indy Event – Usually happens in June

Contact someone from Indianapolis HELP Support Group for more info.

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST – Annual event, usually in August, alternates between Seattle, Vancouver and Portland, OR

Please email the admins of the Seattle H Scene Meetup group for this info.

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FLORIDA

Friends on the Beach – St. Petersburg, FLORIDA

Usually in October or November

http://friendsonthebeach.org/

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CALIFORNIA

There are annual events in both Southern and Northern California:

Southern: California Dreamin’ and H is for Hollywood.  For more information, join one of the Southern California H Groups listed on our page about Local Herpes Social and Support Groups

Northern: Annual Lake Tahoe Ski Trip (usually in February or March), and Annual Yosemite Trip (usually in July or August).  To learn more, join the Bay Area Friends H Social Group at http://www.meetup.com/bayareafriends1

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OTHER H EVENTS

Ocean cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America from Florida and California ports – usually are listed on local and national Herpes group sites including secret Facebook groups or contact National HELP for more info.

Past Events:

You can see the following past events back to 2012 to give you an idea of what goes on throughout the year . As soon as the dates are released for the next upcoming events, we will post them!

St. Pete Beach, Florida National Event November 5th-8th, 2015

End of Year Cruise – Miami, Florida – November 8th-15th, 2015

Austin Texas, TX National Event May 28th-31st, 2015

St. Pete Beach, FL National Event October 9th-12th, 2014

6th Annual Cruise!! Miami, FL October 12th-19th, 2014

Texas National Event!! Houston, TX May 29th-June 1st, 2014

St. Pete Beach, FL National Event October 31-November 3rd, 2013

5th Annual St. Pete Cruise!! Nov. 3rd-10th 2013!

Portland Oregon National Event! August 8th-11th, 2013

Indy National Event! Indianapolis, IN – July 4th-7th, 2013

Texas 2013! Fort Worth, Texas – May 16th-19th, 2013

15th Annual Lake Tahoe Ski Trip – February 21st-25th, 2013

Seattle National Event August 16th-19th, 2012!!

POCSN – People of Color Social Network in Las Vegas, NV – June 22nd-24th, 2012

Vancouver, BC Inter/National – August 14th-17th 2011 – See you in 2012!

MOTOR CITY FRIENDS DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Although the MCF’s events are only one day, they can draw over 200 people! People drive and fly from all over to attend their events that are held several times a year. This is a great group of people and they know how to throw a party! If you are in the area or want to get a way for a weekend, look these guys up!

Visit motorcityfriends.com for more information!

To have your event listed on this page – email me at gayla@herpesgirl.com

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