What's Happening


Provincetown Bears prepares a special welcome for Bears to one of North America's most famous gay resort towns. We work with local club managers to program different music and an atmosphere for a week of parties. We also allow time to relax and have a true vacation. Our events leave plenty of free time to enjoy the town, restaurants, cabaret shows, National Seashore park, beaches, and the daily gatherings at hotel pool decks.

All Provincetown bars and clubs are 21+ (strictly enforced), including two of the four hotel pools used for Bear Week. Public meeting places such as the active street scene, Town Hall benches, Spiritus Pizza and beaches are available for younger cubs to enjoy. Bars, clubs and restaurants are all smoke-free areas in Massachusetts; provisions are often available for smoking outdoors.

Traditional highlights of Provincetown in summer include the daily T-Dance and nightly 1am pizza and cruising at Spiritus. The hotels, pools and clubs are mostly within a short walk, and Commercial Street becomes one of our primary venues as a place to see and meet friends.

Bear Week Provincetown public accommodation statement: Pools, hotels and nightclubs in Provincetown are all subject to Massachusetts Public Accommodation rules and regulations.

 

Before Bear Week

The Alley in Boston welcomes bears from around the world heading to Bear Week Provincetown. Downtown at 14 Pi Alley between Washington Street and Court Square. Validated parking after 5pm. Visit thealleybar.com for directions. Open until 2am.

Nightly Cabaret Shows

 
Art House Provincetown
214 Commercial Street
  • Information on performers in the 2017 season to be announced.
  • For more information, click here: Art House Provincetown

Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
  • Alan Cumming at Provincetown Town Hall
  • Armistead Maupin Gay icon, literary genius
  • Leslie Jordan at Provincetown Town Hall
  • Matt Alber - Special Bear Week performances
  • Miss Richfield 1981
  • PAM ANN
  • For more information, click here: Crown & Anchor

Post Office Cabaret
303 Commercial Street

  • Information on performers for the 2017 season will be announced
  • For more information, Click here: Post Office Cabaret

293 Commercial Street
$15 Cover
Wristband included in
packages B & C
$15 Cover
Wristband included in
packages B & C

Schedule of Events

*Events, locations, times and covers are subject to change

Daily

What

Where

When

Herring Cove Beach Accessible daily by bicycle and town shuttle bus. Parking Lot:
6am -
midnight
Pool Parties Boatslip (21+)
Lounge chairs for a fee
161 Commercial Street
9am - 4pm
Crown & Anchor (21+)
Free lounge chairs and WiFi
247 Commercial Street
10am - 4pm
Harbor Hotel
698 Commercial Street
10am - 4pm
Provincetown Inn
Free lounge chairs
1 Commercial Street
9am - 4pm
Ptown Bears EventBear Week Info Booth
Event Programs, T-Shirt & Fund Raiser Ball ticket sales
Firehouse 3
256 Commercial Street
11am - 4pm
World Famous Tea Dance
The Boatslip hosts Provincetown's biggest dance party every afternoon.  7 day passes are included with package C, (3) 1 day passes are included with package A, (2) 1 day passes are included with package B.
Boatslip Resort
161 Commercial Street
4pm - 7pm
Cover
Included in
Registration
Nightly Bear Block Party
A local landmark, Spiritus is a pizza parlor known for post‑last‑call cruising.
Spiritus Pizza
190 Commercial Street
1am - 2am
Hungry for Pizza without the Crowd?
Twisted Pizza & Ice Cream is also open until 2am nightly

Fitness and Wellness

What

Where

When

Fitness Clubs Mussel Beach Health Club
35 Bradford Street
10% off day rate with registration dog tag
6am - 9pm
Provincetown Gym
81 Shank Painter Road
6am - 9pm
Spirit and Healing
Loving our Bear Bodies (2 hour sessions)
http://eastonmountain.org/lobbptown
Please arrive 15 minutes early
Prepurchase Tickets
Gay Men of Wisdom Center in Provincetown
The Gay Men of Wisdom Center offers ongoing opportunities for gay men to gather to learn about their gifts, share wisdom with each other, and support each other in living powerful lives. Based in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Center harnesses the town's unique character as a destination for gay men from all over the world.
http://www.gaymenofwisdom.com/center.html
Bear Week Tantra Temple in Provincetown
Singles and couples welcome.
For more information, or to register, please contact Arnie at arnievargas@gmail.com
TBD


Friday, July 7th

What

Where

When

Bears @ Large
Leather, jocks, boots, uniforms
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
8pm
No Cover
FK Sessions FK Sessions Bear Week Edition: Gear & Demos
New England's Premiere Fetish Party,
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10pm - Closing
Cover
Flesh A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm
Cover
Dance Party Purgatory
11 Carver Street
9pm
Cover


Saturday, July 8th

What

Where

When

Ptown Bears EventRegistration Packets
Registrants arriving after Saturday please pick up packets at the Bear Week Info Booth.
A-House Front Porch
6 Masonic Place
Noon - 6pm
Masonic Place Gallery
12 Masonic Place
6pm - 9pm
WOOF MUSCLE BEARS PRE-PARTY

Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
9pm
No Cover
Ptown Bears EventBigMuscleBears.com Party
Hosted by Big Muscle Bear with DJ Thiago Oliveira and VJ Tom Yaz
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10:00pm - Closing
Cover
Calling All Bears A-House
6 Masonic Place
9:30pm
Cover
Included
Packages A&C
Club Purgatory Underwear Party Purgatory
11 Carver Street
9pm
Cover


Sunday, July 9th

What

Where

When

Spiritual Bears
Join welcoming congregations for worship services
Provincetown United Methodist Church
20 Shank Painter Road
10am
Saint Mary of the Harbor, Episcopal
517 Commercial Street
10am
UU Meetinghouse
236 Commercial Street
11am
Ptown Bears EventPool & Beach Party
Pool & beach side party at Ptown's pilgrim hat shaped pool. Registered attendees enjoy a BBQ lunch buffet under the tent featuring pulled pork and chicken with entertainment by Pumpkin Head Ted. Cash poolside grill available for guests without event registration.
Provincetown Inn
1 Commercial Street
10am - 4pm
Lunch Served
11am - 2pm
Packages A&C
Ptown Bears EventBear Market
An art/craft fair celebrating all of the talent and diverse creativity within the Bear Community.
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10am - 4pm
Bear Boat Sunset Cruise
This event sells out! Price goes up May 1st, 2017. Packages A & C get a code to purchase 50% discount ticket until June 30. Code is sent with registration confirmation. Tickets on sale now. Limited capacity aboard the Provincetown II featuring guest DJ to be announced. Cash bar and food for sale. For further assistance contact David Flower Productions. MacMillan Pier A David Flower Productions Inc. Event 4pm Music and Boarding 5:00 - 8:30pm Sail Code to purchase 50% discount ticket until June 30 with packages A & C Tickets on sale now. Limited capacity aboard the Provincetown II featuring DJ Steve Sherwood, San Francisco. Cash bar and food for sale. For further assistance contact David Flower Productions.
MacMillan Pier A David Flower Productions Inc. Event 4pm Music and Boarding
5:00 - 8:30pm Sail
Code to purchase 50%
discount ticket until
June 30 with packages
A & C
Fur Sunday Preparty
Lots of fur
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
8pm
No Cover
Special Bear Show
Miss Richfield 1981

Advanced tickets at the Crown and Anchor Box Office
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
9pm
Leather and Chrome
Purgatory
11 Carver Street
9pm
Cover
BRUT (NYC) Leather Masquerade Ball with DJ Dan Darlington Crown & Anchor Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10:00pm - closing Closing
No Cover
Bear's Classic Disco A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm
Cover
Included
Packages A&C


Monday, July 10th

What

Where

When

Yoga Bear Boatslip
161 Commercial Street
8am - 9am
Cover
Ptown Bears EventMaple Sugar Breakfast
Registration exclusive classic pancake breakfast featuring pancakes, bacon, and sausage.
King Hiram's Masonic Lodge
2 Masonic Place
8:30am - 10:30am
Included in
Packages A&C
Masonic Lodge Tour
A special tour of lodge rooms (built 1870) featuring trompe l'oeil painting and Masonic charter signed by Paul Revere in 1795.
King Hiram's Masonic Lodge
2 Masonic Place
10am
No Cover
Ptown Bears EventBears At the Beach
Look for the Bear Flag! Head to the left from the beach house, past the point-or follow path from bike parking area on road. Bring water, food and sun screen. Shuttle from town center, or bike to beach - free entry for pedestrians or bicyclists, charge for parking.
Herring Cove Beach 11am - 4pm
Free Event
Ptown Bears EventKen and Harry's Cocktail Party Ptown Bears Sunset Party at Herring Cove Beach Bath House
Annual Party supporting GLAD. Beer and wine cash bar. Bar snacks provided. Music. Food available from Farlands Provisions. Enjoy the finest sunset views with old and new friends.
Herring Cove Beach Bath House 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Included Packages A & C
Cocktails @ The Monkey Bar
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
7pm
No Cover
Bear's Night Out
Provincetown's oldest gay nightclub (est 1798 - and a gay club for over 1/2 century) invites the bears for a night of meeting and dancing. Includes the Macho Room and Little Bar (no cover) and the Big Bar (dance club and backyard patio)
The A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm - Closing
Cover
Included in
Packages A & C
WOOF! Fort Lauderdale/Ptown Party - Powered by SCRUFF.
with DJ Doug Jackson & Chris Racine, Fort Lauderdale
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
9:30pm
No Cover 
Bear Tracks
DJ - To Be Announced
Purgatory
11 Caver Street
9:00pm
Cover


Tuesday, July 11th

What

Where

When

Whale Watch
Dolphin Fleet, tickets and info at Lopes Square at head of wharf.
MacMillan Wharf 9:30am (for 10:00 departure)
Advance Tickets
(800) 826-9300 Mention
Ptown Bears for $3 off.
Ptown Bears EventBears in the Wild
Moderately difficult hike including hills and dunes. Please check our Facebook page for details: Bears in the wild - Hike in the Cape Cod National Seashore
Meet at the Boatslip Resort (161 Commercial Street) carpool to hike. 10:30am
Provincetown Art & Culture
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
As interest in the region's contribution to American art history continues to grow, PAAM presents an ever-changing lineup of exhibitions, lectures, classes and cultural events that seek to promote and cultivate appreciation for all branches of the fine arts for which Provincetown is known.
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
460 Commercial Street
11am - 2pm
Admission Fee
Ptown Bears EventWalking Tour: Heart of Provincetown. Meet at the Bear Week Info Booth (256 Commercial Street) at 1:00pm
Rob Anderson of Ptown Tours leads a tour of the historic center of Provincetown.
1:00pm-3:00pm
Volleyball
Volleyball on the beach
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
1pm
Sunset Dune Tour and Clam Bake
Camp fire and Clam Bake on the beach by Arts Dunes Tours.
Art's Dune Tours
4 Standish Street
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Advance Tickets
508-487-1950
Leather and Gear Cocktails
Hosted by Eric Alden, Mr. New England Leather 2016
Wave Bar, Crown and Anchor
247 Commercial Street
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Underbear Party
Show off the fur!
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
9:00pm
Ptown Bears EventLocker Room Bears - Provincetown Bears Party
Featuring Lennie III Singlets and athletic wear theme
Boatslip Resort
161 Commercial Street
9pm - midnight
Cover to support
Ptown Bears
Included Package C
DILF Party
featuring Guest DJ To Be Announced
Crown&Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10:00pm - Closing
COVER
Macho Bar in Exile A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm
Cover
Included
Package C
Country Bear Karaoke Purgatory
11 Carver Street
9pm
Cover


Wednesday, July 12th

What

Where

When

Yoga Bear Boatslip
161 Commercial Street
8am - 9am
Cover
Fannizzi Bear Brunch
Fanizzi's moves their famous Sunday brunch to Wednesday as a Bear Week special event. Menu includes french toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, corned beef hash, chicken wings, fresh mussels, eggs benedict, bacon, sausage and lots more.
Fanizzi's
539 Commercial Street
10am - 1pm
Dining Charge
Ptown Bears EventWalking Tour: West End of Ptown
Rob Anderson of Ptown Tours leads a tour of the West End of Provincetown. Meet at the Bear Week Info Booth (256 Commercial Street) at 1:00pm
1:00pm-3:00pm
Roid Rage Squirt Party
Sniff Lick Lube
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
9pm
No Cover
Stage & Screen Musical Night
VJ Tom Yaz
Crown&Anchor - Wave Bar
247 Commercial Street 
9pm
No Cover 
TESTOSTERONE BEAR
Leather Night featuring DJ Ron Hamelin (Montreal)
Cigar party under the smoking tent
Crown&Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10:00pm - Closing
No Cover
Jockstrap
$100 cash prize
A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm
Cover
Included
Package C


Thursday, July 13th

What

Where

When

Ptown Bears EventBears on Bikes
Bring your bicycle and meet at Gale Force Bikes for a 2 to 3 hour bicycle ride on the paved bicycle trails at the Cape Cod National Seashore. The ride will be conducted at a leisurely pace. This ride offers some of the most beautiful views on the planet! You will pass by Herring Cove Beach then ride through the rolling hills of the dunes out to Race Point Beach and back on a 10 mile loop.
Gale Force Bikes /
Beach and Deli Market
144 Bradford Street Ext.
Corner of West Vine
9am - noon
Free Event
Ptown Bears Event Bear Market
An art/craft fair celebrating all of the talent and diverse creativity within the Bear Community.
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
10am - 4pm
Provincetown Art & Culture
The Pilgrim Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, their arrival and stay in Provincetown Harbor, and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. It is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. Visitors can walk to the top on a series of stairs and ramps. During the climb, you’ll see many interior stones donated by cities, towns, and organizations from all over the United States. The view from the top is spectacular.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road
10am
Come & Scrum: Reloaded
Come & Scrum returns to Harbor Lounge RELOADED with some new twists. Join the Boston Ironsides at our annual Bear Week celebration for an afternoon of traditional and not-so-traditional rugby shenanigans. There will be a special cocktail menu, raffles, games and other antics. Proceeds benefit the Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club, New England’s gay and gay-friendly  IGR and USA Rugby-sanctioned rugby team.
Harbor Lounge
359 Commercial Street
12pm - 3pm
Ptown Bears EventWalking Tour: East End of Ptown.
Rob Anderson of Ptown Tours leads a tour of the East End of Provincetown. Meet at the Bear Week Info Booth(256 Commercial Street) at 1:00pm
1:00pm-3:00pm
Solid Gold Tea
DJ Maryalice spins dance classics from the 70s and 80s
Boatslip Resort
161 Commercial Street
4 - 7pm
Cover
Included in
Packages C
Bears Bearing Books - Bear Week Reading and Book Signing
Editor Ron Jackson Suresha will share selections from THE BIGGEST LOVER: BIG-BONED MEN'S EROTICA FOR CHUBS AND CHASERS. NYC author Wayne Hoffman reading from his novel, AN OLDER MAN, which is set in Provincetown during Summer Bear Week.
Provincetown Public Library
356 Commercial Street
7pm - 8:30pm
An Underwear Party
Sponsored by Bears of All Colors

An Underwear Party - Bares It All (Mostly). Prize for the Sexiest Underwear! Drink Specials, Music, Pool, Pong and More! DJ Brian Derrick followed by DJ Lizzy Pitch.
The Underground Bar
293 Commercial Street (Downstairs)
7pm - 10:00pm
No Cover
(Clothing Check $1)
Ptown Bears EventGame Night
An evening of board and card games
Feel free to bring a favorite specialty game
King Hiram's Lodge
2 Masonic Place
9pm
Annual Bearlicious Cubcake Nite
Free cubcakes!
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
10:00pm
Leather A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm
Cover
Included
Package C
Excessively 80s
with DJ Lennie III
Purgatory
11 Carver Street
10pm - Closing
Cover - Discount with Dogtag C


Friday, July 14th

What

Where

When

Yoga Bear Boatslip
161 Commercial Street
8am - 9am
Cover
Ptown Bears EventJazz Brunch Provincetown Inn
1 Commercial Street
9am - Noon
Dining Charge
Included in
Packages B & C
Shabbat Minyan, followed by a Kiddush
Good News! This year during Bear Week we will have our 1st Shabbat Minyan! Open to all; at least 10 Jewish men are needed to make Minyan. This will be a traditional minyan and will last about 45 minutes Hebrew/English Siddurim will be provided.
Boatship Resort
161 Commercial Street - Downstairs on the dance floor.
Minyan: 8:30pm, followed by a Kiddush.
RSVP to Elli: ebroadwaybear@gmail.com
Ptown Bears Event Bear Week Fundraiser Balls
Our annual fundraiser evening supporting the Community of Provincetown. Bracelets for sale in advance at the Bear Week Information Booth and are included in registration packages B & C. Single bracelet allows you to come and go between both balls.
FIREMAN'S BALL Paramount - Crown&Anchor
featuring DJ Chris Racine,Provincetown
and The Wave Bar - Crown&Anchor
featuring VJ Tom Yaz, Boston
Crown&Anchor
247 Commercial Street
9:30pm - Closing
UNIFORM BALL The A-House
6 Masonic Place
10:00pm - Closing
Dance Party Purgatory
11 Carver Street
9pm


Saturday, July 15th

What

Where

When

Ptown Bears EventWoof on the Wharf
BBQ Lunch

BBQ Pool Party
Boatslip Resort
161 Commercial Street
11am - 1pm
Dining Charge
Included in
Packages B & C
Pre-Underbear Pajama Party
Get Down N Dirty
Monkey Bar
149 Commercial Street
7pm
No Cover
Ptown Bears EventUnderbear Party
featuring DJ Shane Stiel and VJ Tom Yaz
Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
9:30pm - Closing
Cover to support
Ptown Bears
Dance Party A-House
6 Masonic Place
10pm
Cover
Included
Package B&C
Club Purgatory Underwear Party Purgatory
11 Carver Street
9pm
Cover


Sunday, July 16th

What

Where

When

Spiritual Bears
Join welcoming congregations
Provincetown United Methodist Church
20 Shank Painter Road
10am
Saint Mary of the Harbor, Episcopal
517 Commercial Street
10am
UU Meetinghouse
236 Commercial Street
11am
Pool/Beachside BBQ Lunch Crown & Anchor
247 Commercial Street
11am - 3pm
Dining Charge
Bears Around Town Leather and Chrome Night
The Club Purgatory
11 Carver Street
10pm - Closing
Cover
Classic Disco
The A-House
6 Masonic St
9:30pm - Closing
Cover
Included in
Packages B & C
Dance Party
with VJ Tom Yaz
Crown and Anchor - Wave Bar
247 Commercial Street
9:30pm - Closing
No Cover


Thanks from Provincetown Bears

Bear Week is organized by John Burrows, and the Provincetown Bears board with help from Team Bear and a group of volunteers.

Special thanks to:
Paul Spect, provider of the Bear Week Provincetown cover image and Dan McKeon, provider of Bear Week photographs.


Health & Safety

Health
Outer Cape Health Services outercape.org
Emergency call 911

National Seashore Cautionary Notes
Deer Ticks: Lyme disease is carried by deer ticks, very small ticks which are found in areas of high grasses and shrubs. Check for ticks and if bitten seek medical information.
Ranger Patrols: a new patrol effort is underway to stop nudity and public sex in the National Seashore beaches and dunes; high fines are reported.


Next Year

Bear Week Provincetown 2018 Dates: TBD