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    Bear Week 2023 Guide to Must-See Events!

    Bear Week
    July 2, 2023

    Provincetown welcomes Bear Week for a special 8-day, annual get-together. Ptown’s clubs & orgs schedule events throughout the week for full days of fun, relaxation, community, & true vacation. Ptown’s cabaret shows, great restaurants, beaches, and daily gatherings at hotel pools all make this particular week one of the best Bear runs of the year!

    There  is a never ending schedule of fun events.  ptownie wants to make sure you know about all our favorites!


    Furball Bear Week Opening Underwear Party
    Saturday July 8
    10:00 AM – 1:00 AM

    NYC’s Joe Fiore is back with his infamous Furball Bear Week Opening Underwear Party in Boatslip in Provincetown. Music with Frenchy (Boston)! Doors at 10pm. Clothes check available.
    Hot Gogos! Last year was massive! Meet & Greet in your underwear! Giveaways!


    Porkroll :: Underwear Party
    Saturday July 8
    10:00 AM – 1:00 AM

    Bearmania presents Porkroll Underwear Party at Purgatory! Join us as Philly’s underground queer party takes over Ptown. The Nightowl and Redevil will spin sexy house and tech house beats.


    Bear Market
    Sunday July 9 & Thursday July 13
    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Come join the crowd at Provincetown’s Crown & Anchor for the annual Bear Market – featuring more than a dozen different vendors, this is your chance to support your fellow maker bears and grab something handmade to bring home with you.


    Memorial BBQ for Bear Week Founder John Burrows
    Sunday July 9
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    The Provincetown Inn and Monkey Bar will host a Memorial BBQ for Bear Week Founder John Burrows, who passed away suddenly earlier this year. Tickets for this event at $50 per person and include an all you can eat buffet. A cash bar will be available at the event.


    Bear Week Bingo with Abby & Austin
    Sunday July 9
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    BEAR WEEK BINGO at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown. Hosted by Ptown drag celebrity Abby Cummings + loveable co-host Austin!  Eight rounds of Bingo for $40, great prizes for each round!  This is an age 21+ event. Come have fun with us at the Crown & Anchor’s signature room Paramount, & win some awesome prizes and gift cards to local businesses plus your chance to see and meet drag celebrity Eureka O’Hara at Town Hall!


    Bear Boat Cruise 2023
    Sunday July 9
    4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Anchoring the wonderful week of events during Bear Week in Provincetown, Bear Boat Cruise 2023 is the golden honey pot of dancing, cruising, and fun. Plan to join hundreds of your closest friends aboard the enormous open-air top deck of The Provincetown II, Boston’s biggest passenger cruise ship. This sells out every year, so don’t wait to purchase tickets! Music and Boarding start at 4pm; 5pm-8pm Sail


    BEARMANIA: ‘Man on Man’ Live at Red Room
    Sunday July 9
    8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    MAN ON MAN Ptown

    MAN ON MAN is a rock band formed by boyfriends Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman. They began working on music at the onset of the pandemic in April of 2020, and after write-ups from outlets like Rolling Stone and NPR, the band garnered the attention of over a quarter million viewers on YouTube for their first single, Daddy. The band describes their music as unabashedly queer, positive, and isn’t afraid to lean into tenderness while shoe-gazing till kingdom come.


    Otter Pop! Bear Week’s Sexiest Pool Party
    Monday – Tuesday July 10 – 11
    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Otter POP! -on-by and hang out with the sexiest otters, bears, cubs, and wolves in all of Provincetown in their natural habitat – poolside, at the Crown & Anchor! International Favorite DJ TDon (@dj_tdon) will be serving up the happy beats to keep all your frisky furry fellas splashing away in the pool! You don’t wanna miss this bulgy, furry-fete – It may be Bear Week in Ptown – but Otters need love too!


    Sam Morrison’s Stand Up & Strip Show
    Monday – Tuesday July 10 – 11
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Everyone’s favorite stand-up, Sam Morrison, is back for Bear Week – ready to host a silly, raunchy late night hour of comedy! Watch a diverse line-up of stellar stand-ups tell jokes while bearing (almost) it all in Sam Morrison’s Stand-Up & Strip Show! Following his recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and his sold-out acclaimed off-Broadway hit Sugar Daddy, Sam is back to share the love with you and Provincetown with two shows only this July 10 and 11.


    Tom Goss: Pic-A-Nic Basket
    Monday July 10
    8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    Yo Yogis! It’s your favorite boo boo – Tom Goss! I’m traveling to play a really fun live show for all the bears out there in Provincetown during Bear Week! But get your tickets now – because it’s one night only at Red Room.


    Hot For You
    Monday July 10
    10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

    Hot For You returns to Provincetown Bear Week on Monday, July 10 at The Red Room as part of BEARMANIA!
    Bear Week has been one of the most thrilling and formative experiences for me over the years, especially as a kooky, thick, fuzzy queer. This year is extra special as we have the majestic CarrieOnDisco joining us from San Francisco to play all night for her first set in PTown. In an amazing turn of events, we have sold out of advance tickets. There will be tickets available at the door! I hope to see some of you beauties there. We look forward to conjuring up some love on Monday night.


    Our First Rodeo @ Provincetown Brewing Co.
    Tuesday July 11
    1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    OUR FIRST RODEO! Mechanical Bull Beer Bear Bust for Ptown’s Bear Week at Provincetown Brewing Co! Provincetown Brewing & Dorchester Brewing present… OUR FIRST RODEO! Beer. Bears. [Mechanical] Bulls. Bear Week in Ptown is HERE! And we’ll see you THERE.


    Bear Week Annual Touch Rugby Game
    Tuesday July 11
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Boston Ironsides RFC got a packed Bear Week and can’t wait to see you!! Boston Ironsides RFC will be kicking things off on Tuesday July 11th with our Bear Week Annual Touch Rugby Game at Motta Field in Provincetown from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Drinks to follow at Provincetown Brewery Co.


    Matthew Darren: “INSIDE VOICES”
    Tuesday & Thursday July 11 & 13
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Matthew Darren’s INSIDE VOICES newest show is a mashup of songs you know and love, re-imagined through vulnerable vocals and vibrant visuals to create an immersive live stage experience! Matthew is a dynamic performer with a rich, sultry voice. His naturally charismatic stage presence draws his audience in, captivating them through to the final beat! Matthew’s arrangements include artists such as Imagine Dragons, Sia, Alanis Morissette, Lewis Capaldi, P!nk, Adele, Whitney Houston and many others. Inside Voices is captivating, emotional and sure to be memorable!


    Hot Flashbacks: The Golden Gays
    Tuesday – Thursday July 11 – 13
    8:30 PM

    Picture it: Provincetown, MA, Bear Week 2023! Sophia Petrillo has gone missing! Your favorite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose must travel down the road and back again across America to find her. Could she be at the Rusty Anchor? Or right in their kitchen on Richmond Street? Through a series of hilarious “Hot Flashbacks,” these hip old grannies take you on a musical journey through The Golden Girls’ most memorable moments to find their Ma! Lucky audience members may even have a chance to make their stage debut with the bosom buddies and become the next #TokenSophia. Live singing! Dancing! Bears! Oh My! Toto, we’re not in Miami anymore, sugar.


    Bearlicious: Sunset Dune Tour, Camp Fire & Dinner On The Beach
    Tuesday July 11
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    A Tour with Art’s Dune tours is one of Provincetown’s events not to be missed. They provide a fulfilling off-road tour experience to visitors through the heart of the National Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park, and they are running a Bearlicious: Sunset Dune Tour, Camp Fire & Dinner On The Beach.

    Art’s offers the bears an exceptional night away from town for a 3 hour dune tour with dinner on the beach with a beach fire to top it off! We will serve your choice of a Lobster Bake or Baked Chicken  overlooking the sunset over Cape Cod Bay! After the tour, have a wonderful dinner, beautiful view, and some time by the beach fire before returning back to town to enjoy more events! Call: 508-487-1950, option 4 to book. Reservations are limited and on a first come first serve basis.


    Locker Room Singlets
    Tuesday July 11
    10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

    DJ Lennie III brings you one of the most notorious nights of Bear Week Locker Room Singlets at the Boatslip in Provincetown. Bust out this singlets and get ready to show it all off at this late night fur-fueled bacchanal. Clothes check available.


    HARDER x Bearmania
    Tuesday July 11
    10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

    HARDER is returning for its 5th year to Ptown for another fun and sexy night during Bearmania at Crown and Anchor. As always HARDER will bring unmatched energy to one of the best weeks of the year. HARDER it’s honored to welcome Dj Boris, legendary DJ of Berlin’s Berghain, and one of the most talented and versatile DJs in the world. You can grab a single ticket or a weekly pass at the Bearmania site.


    Camp Provincetown: Bear Week Dune Tour Adventure
    Wednesday July 12
    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    The PBG invites you to explore wild side of Provincetown as part of our Camp Provincetown schedule of events this summer! Bear Week Dune Tour with Rob Costa, son of Art Costa – the King of the Dunes – and his husband Rob invite you to join them on a special Dune Tour of Provincetown this Bear Week! Their Family has had Art’s Dune Tours since 1946 and since then they’ve taken thousands and thousands of people from all over the world over the dunes of the Province Lands – The Cape Cod National Seashore. If you’ve never enjoyed time in the Dunes – now is your time to book a tour. Total tour size is twelve people – so book now!


    BEACH(ED) With GSP
    Wednesday July 12
    12:00 PAM – 5:00 PM

    BEACH(ED) Bear Party has Provincetown Bear Week at The Crown’s FIRST Beach Party!
    DJ GSP – Hosted by Big Dipper – Presented by Viiv, Mantamar Beach Club, Jack Daniels and Bear World Magazine


    Come & Scrum
    Wednesday July 12
    12:00 PAM – 3:00 PM

    Boston Ironsides RFC will continue the week with our annual Bear Week fundraiser Come & Scrum on Wednesday July 12th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the amazing Harbor Lounge!! We’re beyond excited for Bingham in Rome 2024, so get in the Roman spirit with this years Come & Scrum theme of Gladiators & Goddesses!!!


    Kyle Motsinger
    Wednesday Jul 12
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Kyle Motsinger is a gay singer/songwriter from NYC with a fiery red beard and fierce original music. Two summers ago he played at the Post Office, Tin Pan Alley, and the Brasswood Inn and he’s excited to return to Provincetown for Bear Week 2023 with new music and covers to delight and arouse you!


    Matt Alber
    Wednesday & Friday Jul 12 & 14
    9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Matt Alber in Provincetown for his first Bear Week! The Crown & Anchor is back for two shows at their brand-new Cabaret. Queer filmmaker, musician, musician and public school educator trying to make the world a little better.


    BEARMANIA: FAGBASH with Carry Nation at Purgatory
    Wednesday July 12
    10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

    FAGBASH is a collection of misfits stationed in Provincetown. Purgatory brings nightlife reminiscent of actual nightlife and we dress accordingly. Bear Week will even more! This forum along with Wednesday nights offers a space to give and receive all you intend.


    Eureka O’Hara at Town Hall
    Thursday July 13
    8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Stepping foot into our queer seaside village as a Ptown Virgin, Eureka O’Hara  is making her Provincetown debut on Thursday, July 13th with a special one night only show at Town Hall during Bear Week! Joins for a drink before the show at Town Hall. Eureka’s passion for elephants is a reflection of how she percieves herself and wants to see the world! She regards them as a representation of size-positivity, kindness, and family. This is her fight for those traits to never go extinct.


    Sneaks Ptown Edition by Polyglamorous & Bearmania
    Thursday July 12
    10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

    Are you ready, Provincetown? For this year’s Bearmania, Polyglamorous brings their infamous sneaker/sportswear fetish party Sneaks Ptown Edition to Club Purgatory. Join us in the hot, dark basement and prepare to sweat it out. Polyglamorous residents BEYA and Mark O’Brien will provide the soundtrack for your workout. DRESS CODE: must wear sneakers & gym gear – clothes check available

    Bear Week Wiener Roast & Pool Party
    Friday July 13
    12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Provincetown’s Bear Week Weiner Roast is an annual tradition and it’s got a brand new home for 2023: The luxurious Brass Key Guest House in Provincetown! Featuring Eureka O’Hara from Drag Race & every bear’s favorite DJ, Ted Eile, you won’t want to miss this party! Our hosts at the Brass Key have always thrown a HUGE party for Carnival and this is the first time that they are hosting one for Bear Week! Spend the afternoon flirting with hundreds of Bear Week’s hottest men while mingling with the Eureka O’Hara of HBO’s “We’re Here” and RuPaul’s Drag Race, both in and out of the Brass Key’s iconic pool.


    Todd Buonopane: Single and… Loving it??
    Friday & Saturday July 13 & 14
    8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    How long can one bear stay single before he loses his mind?? Broadway’s Todd Buonopane (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) returns for his 3rd summer at the Post Office to finally find his damn husband! He’s got stories, he’s got songs (80’s hits and Broadway), but he ain’t got a fella! Are you Todd’s soul mate? Come find out!


    BEARMANIA: CHRISTEENE Live at Red Room
    Friday July 13
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    CHRISTEENE returns to her most beloved Provincetown bringing her raw spirit of ferocious music, unabashed sexuality, and fiery intimate stank along with her.



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