Bear Week Provincetown 2017

Bear Week 2017

When: Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Where: All over town
Cost: Based on package. Registration is now open! Buy Tickets

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What is Bear Week Provincetown?

Bear Week Provincetown is an annual gathering of bears. It’s one of the largest, busiest theme weeks in Provincetown, attracting tens of thousands of men and hosting dozens of parties and shows.

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Bear Week Provincetown 2017
Photo courtesy of Ptownbears.org

Bear Week Provincetown 2017 Events 

We’ve included a sampling of the major events, but here’s a link to the complete official Bear Week Schedule.

Ptown offers lots of other entertainment options. Check out all the other entertainment and shows here.

Daily Events

Tea Dance

  • What: The only place to be in Ptown from 4pm – 7pm. Enjoy the deck or the music by DJ Mary Alice.
  • When: Daily, 4pm – 7pm
  • Where: Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St | Map
  • Cost: $10

Saturday, 7/8

BigMuscleBears.com Party

  • What: Start off Bear Week 2017 festivities with the annual favorite BigMuscleBears.com Party! DJ Thiago spins.
  • When: Sat, 7/8, 9:30 pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St
  • Cost: $10

Sunday, 7/9

Leather Masquerade Dance Party

  • What: Harness up for the Leather Masquerade Party presented by BRUT NYC and the Crown & Anchor! DJ Dan Darlington spins!
  • When: Sun, 7/9, 10 pm
  • Where: Paramount, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St
  • Cost: No cover

Monday, 7/10

Bear Breakwater Walk

  • What: Come join other Bears for a walk out on the Breakwater Jetty, then along the beach to Long Point Lighthouse at the tip of Cape Cod. Flyer’s water shuttle will take you back to Flyer’s Boat Yard on Commercial St. in the West End. Shuttle is $10.00.
  • Date: Monday, 7/10/17
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Meeting Point: Pilgrims’ First Landing Park

Matt Alber, Singer/Songwriter

Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week for 2 performances only.

  • What: Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week performances.
  • When: Mon, 7/10 & Tues, 7/11 @ 8pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $33.50 – $43.50 | Purchase Ticket

Dance Party sponsored by WOOF

  • What: Crown & Anchor and WOOF Ft Lauderdale sponsor a free dance party
  • When: Mon, 7/10 @ 9:30 pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St
  • Cost: No Cover

Tuesday, 7/11

Matt Alber, Singer/Songwriter

Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week for 2 performances only.

  • What: Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week performances.
  • When: Mon, 7/10 & Tues, 7/11 @ 8pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $33.50 – $43.50 | Purchase Ticket

Wednesday, 7/12

Peter Bisuito in My Big Funny Peter

  • What: Comic Peter Bisuito’s all new show. It’s his only performance, so get your tickets.
  • When: Wed, 7/12, 10 pm
  • Where: Cabaret, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St
  • Cost: $28.50 | Tickets

Peter Bisuito returns with his hilarious show, “My Big Funny Peter.” A Bear Week favorite comic, don’t miss your chance to see his only performance in Provincetown during Bear Week 2017, as it’s sure to sell out!

Friday, 7/14

Fireman’s Ball

  • What: Bear Week’s biggest dance party! Music by DJ Chris Racine
  • When: Fri, 7/14 @ 9:30 pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St
  • Cost: $15

Saturday, 7/15

Under Bear Party

  • What: Crown and Anchor Presents Under Bear Party as a part of Bear Week 2017!
  • When:Sat, 7/15, 9:30 pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St
  • Cost: $10

Accommodations

Check out our list of guest houses if you’re trying to determine which guest house to stay in. We’ve provided you with some more information about location and the area.

More about ‘Bears’

A bear is a slang term for a gay or bisexual man who has a hairy body and facial hair. Many are muscular and project an image of strong masculinity. “Bears are friendly, polite, and easy-going, a far cry from their animal namesake.

Their larger body types contain some of the kindest hearts. If a bear were to accidentally step on you at a bar, he would be the first one to apologize and feel awful for potentially hurting you.” (Jacob Z. Flores, A Reference Guide to the Gay Bear Culture)

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