Bear Week Provincetown 2020

Bear Week 2020

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.

When: Sat, July 11 – Sun, July 19, 2020

Where: All over town

2019 Events

We’ve keep the 2019 events posted. For all official Bear events, see the Provincetown Bear Week events schedule.

We’ll update the page in late February when the 2020 schedule is posted.

All Ptown Entertainment

See our Shows & Entertainment page, as well as the Performers page.


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 for purchase | Access to Harbor Beach

Crown & Anchor (Center of Town): 247 Commercial St. | Directions
Chair fee | Drinks and snack for purchase | Harbor Beach access

Bear Week 2019

Tea Dance

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


Nightly Dance Parties

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

Bear Week Provincetown

Bear Themed Events

Friday

Welcome to Bear Week Party

What: Kick off the week with a NO COVER night featuring DJ Shane Stiel in the Paramount & VJ Tom Yaz in the Wave Bar!

When: Fri, 9:00 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: No cover

Bearmaids at Bear Week Provincetown

Saturday

BigMuscleBears.com Party

What: DJ John LePage spins in the Paramount and VJ Tom Yaz is in the Wave!

When: Sat, 9:00 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10

Sunday

Diesel D3 dance Party

What: DJ Doug Jackson SF spins for this dance party that’s part of the Diesel World Tour!

When: Sun, 9:30 pm

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

Cost: No cover!

Monday

Matt Alber, Singer/Songwriter

Who: Singer, songwriter Matt Alber returns for his annual Bear Week performances. 1 night only!

When: Mon, 8pm

Where: Paramount, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

Cost: $33.50 – $43.50

 

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, 9 pm (Also performing Tues & Wed)

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

Cost: $29 & VIP for $34

 

RAM – Gear Party

What: Daddy Ersin and The Crown & Anchor bring you RAM for Bear Week. We welcome International DJ Lee Harris – WE PARTY LONDON to the Paramount and DJ Chris Racine in the Wave Bar.

When: Mon,  9:30 pm

Where: Paramount, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10


Tuesday

DILF Pool Party

What: Joe Whitaker presents the DILF app Pool Party with DJ Chris Racine providing the beats!

When: Tue, 1 – 4 pm

Where: Poolside, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

Cost: No Cover – Register for Attendance

 

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, 8 pm

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

Cost: $29 – $39

 

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: Tue, 9 pm (Also performing Mon & Wed)

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

Cost: $29 & VIP for $34

 

DILF Provincetown Bear Week Party

What: The DILF Provincetown Bear Week Edition features The Perry Twins and a packed dance floor. Who’s your Daddy? Find him here tonight. Presented by Joe Whitaker and The Crown & Anchor.

When: Tue at 9:30 pm

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

Cost: $8.00


Wednesday

Scruff Pool Party

What: Fun in the sun with the SCRUFF Pool Party featuring DJ Chris Racine. Help kick off the DILF app! Sponsored by Scruff

When: Wed, 11am – 4pm

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

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: Wed, 7 pm (Also performing Mon & Wed)

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

Cost: $29 & VIP for $34

 

BRUT Dance Party

What: DJ Dan Darlington keeps the room moving all night for the BRUT Bear Week party.

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

Cost: No cover


Thursday

Furball Dance Party

What: The party continues with the Furball Dance Party featuring DJ Barry Harris with host Daddy Ersin. Presented by Joe Fiore and The Crown & Anchor.

When: Thu, 9:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: No Cover


Friday

Plunge Pool Party

What: Daddy Ersin presents the famous Bear Pool. Speedos, surfer shorts, short shorts and shades are encouraged. Featuring International DJ Jesus Montanez – Papa Party and lots of hot, wet bears!

When: Fri, 11 am – 4 pm

Where: Poolside, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10

 

Fireman’s Ball

What: Bear Week’s biggest dance party and a benefit for Provincetown’s Volunteer Fire Department. Hot music, hot dancers, hot bears, it’s all here! DJ Chris Racine spins at the Paramount and VJ Tom Yaz has the Wave Bar controls.

When: Fri, 9 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $15


Saturday

UnderBear Party

What: It’s the Underbear Party is always a hot night given it’s strict dress code! Clothes check is available. DJ Ben Baker spins!

When: Fri, 9:30 pm

Where: Paramount, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St

Cost: $10 – Benefit for Provincetown Bears


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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