Bear Week Provincetown 2018

Bear Week 2018

When: Saturday, July 7, 2018 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Where: All over town

Ptown Bears Website

What is Provincetown Bear Week?

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.

Accommodations for Bear Week are going fast!

Bear Week Provincetown 2017
Photo courtesy of Ptownbears.org

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Visitors Guide: Getting here, getting around, accommodations & more!

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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Bear Week Events Schedule 

Bear Week events are now being posted. We’ve posted the daily events, along with the special Bear-themed events. For all official Bear events, see the Provincetown Bear Week events schedule.

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Daily Events

Pool Parties

If you don’t want to head to Herring Cove or Race Point Beach, you can head to one of the four pools sun and fun! All have a cash bar and snacks for purchase, and some charge a chair fee.

Provincetown Inn Pool (Far West End)

  • Free chairs
  • Drinks and snack available for purchase
  • Access to Harbor Beach
  • Some parking available

Boatslip (West End): 161 Commercial St | Directions

  • Chair fee
  • Drinks and snack available for purchase
  • Access to Harbor Beach

Crown & Anchor (Center of Town): 247 Commercial St. | Directions

  • Chair fee
  • Drinks and snack available for purchase
  • Access to Harbor Beach

Harbor Hotel (Far East End): 353 Commercial St | Directions

  • Free chairs
  • Drinks and snack available for purchase
  • Plentiful parking

Tea Dance and After Tea

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 | Directions

Cost: $10

After Tea Dance

What: Tea continues at the Pied deck with After Tea. 7pm.

When: Daily, 6:30 – 9  pm

Where: Pied Piper Bar, 193 Commercial St | Directions

Cost: Free

Nightly Dance Parties

There are five clubs that will hold nightly dance parties. All clubs are in the center of town area.

Bear-themed Events

Here’s a list of the latest bear-themed events.

Saturday, 7/7

BigMuscleBears.com Party

What: Start off Bear Week 2017 festivities with the annual favorite BigMuscleBears.com Party! Hosted by Daddy Ersin with music by DJ Shane Stiel

When: Sat, 7/8, 9:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10

Sunday, 7/8

Bearlesque: All-Male Bear Burlesque Troupe

What: The All-Male burlesque Troupe Bearlesque performs for 2 nights at the Crown & Anchor!  Bearlesque – Turnpyke, Kristian Mingle, Broody Valentino, Miscellaneous Dom Top, Angus Le Beef – have been taking it all off for audiences for 5 years now.  Emcee Glam Daddy (Josh Schonewolf) host this Woof-inducing burlesque revue.

When: Sun, 7/8, 10 pm (Also performing Mon, 7/9.)

Where: Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $18.50 & VIP for $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

BRUT Bear Party

What: BRUT NYC and the Crown & Anchor partner to bring you DJ Dan Darlington and non-stop fun.

When: Sun, 7/8, 10 pm

Where: Paramount, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: No cover

Monday, 7/9

Matt Alber, Singer/Songwriter

Who: Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week performances. 2 nights only!

When: Mon, 7/9, 8pm (Also performing Tues, 7/10.)

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

Cost: $33.50 – $43.50 | Buy Tickets

 

Pig Dance Party – Ft Lauderdale

What: DJ Doug Jackson spins for this hot dance party. No cover!

When: Mon, 7/9,  9:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: No Cover

 

Bearlesque: All-Male Bear Burlesque Troupe

What: The All-Male burlesque Troupe Bearlesque performs for 2 nights at the Crown & Anchor!  Bearlesque – Turnpyke, Kristian Mingle, Broody Valentino, Miscellaneous Dom Top, Angus Le Beef – have been taking it all off for audiences for 5 years now.  Emcee Glam Daddy (Josh Schonewolf) host this Woof-inducing burlesque revue.

When: Mon, 7/9, 10 pm (Also performing Sun, 7/8.)

Where: Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $18.50 & VIP for $28.50 | Buy Tickets

Tuesday, 7/10

Matt Alber, Singer/Songwriter: 8 pm

Who: Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week performances. 2 nights only!

When: Tues, 7/10, 8pm (Also performing Mon, 7/9.)

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

Cost: $33.50 – $43.50 | Buy Tickets

 

Comedian Neil Thornton

Who: Come see Neil Thornton, one of the original Bears of Comedy, for his solo show! One night only! Read more about this New Zealand-based comic.

When: Tues, 7/10, 9 pm

Where: Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

DILF Ptown Bear Week Party: 10 pm

What: A Singlet/Underwear/Jock dance party with DJs Warren (Boston) and Max Bruce (Los Angeles)! Throw on your Singlet or Jock & Harness and join the party! Presented by Joe Whitaker and The Crown & Anchor, and powered by SCRUFF.

When: Tue, 7/10 at 10 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $10.00  | Buy Tickets


Wednesday, 7/11

Singer Tom Gross

Who: Bear Week favorite Tom Goss returns with a brand new show! Tom is known for his hit music videos “Bears,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Breath and Sound.” His music has been called “moving and incredible” (Huffington Post), “hauntingly beautiful” (Out), and “beautifully composed” (The Daily Beast), and his fun and dynamic live show mixes tender love songs, energetic folk-pop, and hilarious stories.

When: Wed, 7/11, 6 pm (Also performing Thursday, 7/12 at 6 pm.)

Where: Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

RAM Dance Party

What: Daddy Ersin presents famous NYC Fetish/Gear underground party RAM. They’ll be Stud Dancers, Sexy Daddies, Bearded Boys, Bears, Pups, Pigs, MuscleBears, Leatherman and feel the full testosterone at this event. DJ Thiago Oliveira from Madrid spins.

Attire: Leather, rubber, singlets, and sports gears are encouraged. Coat and clothes check available.

Where: Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $10.00 | Buy Tickets

Thursday, 7/12

Singer Tom Gross

Who: Bear Week favorite Tom Goss returns with a brand new show! Tom is known for his hit music videos “Bears,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Breath and Sound.” His music has been called “moving and incredible” (Huffington Post), “hauntingly beautiful” (Out), and “beautifully composed” (The Daily Beast), and his fun and dynamic live show mixes tender love songs, energetic folk-pop, and hilarious stories.

When: Thu, 7/12, 6 pm (Also performing Wed, 7/11 at 6 pm.)

Where: Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

Furball

What:Featuring: DJ Barry Harris with host Daddy Ersin

When: Thu, 7/12, 9:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: No Cover

Friday, 7/13

Plunge Pool Party

What: Daddy Ersin presents the famous NYC Bear Pool. Speedos, surfer shorts, short shorts and shades are encouraged. Join the dancers, sexy daddies, hot boys, bears and cubs in the only pool party of the week. Booze, boys, daddies and beats all in one event. DJ James Anthony from NYC spins.

Where: Crown & Anchor Poolside, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10 | Buy Tickets

 

Fireman’s Ball

What: Bear Week’s biggest dance party and a benefit for Provincetown’s Volunteer Fire Department. Music by DJ Chris Racine

When: Fri, 7/13, 9 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $15

Saturday, 7/14

Under Bear Party

What: Crown and Anchor Presents Under Bear Party. Clothes check available. A benefit for Provincetown Bears

When: Sat, 7/14, 9:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10

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