Bears are encouraged to register upon arrival in Provincetown, and that will provide them with dog tags that can be shown at many spots in town to receive discounts on meals, merchandise and other things at many, many participating restaurants and shops.
There are also specials offered without the requirement of a tag, and many fun celebrations, in small ways, are part of this event that our town embraces every year. Look for things like special Bear Week meals at the Seafood Grille at the Waterford Inn, with an all-you-can-eat Fish and Chips dinner for just $18, among other meal deals celebrating this event. Sals restaurant is offering a five-course Bear meal or a three-course Cub meal at special prices. Red Eye Coffee is making giant cupcakes in various combinations of chocolate and vanilla cakes and frostings, decorated either with graham cracker teddy bears or gummy bears on top.
The Bear Pride Flag, often seen in PTown, waves from many flagpoles and doorways this week, pointing out special deals, or just welcoming the group.
The Bears also give back to the town each time they visit here, raising money to support the local non-profit organizations in this town that is so supportive of Bear culture. The Fireman's Ball and the Uniform Ball raise funds for our volunteer fire department and for other non-profits.
The first-ever screening of BearCity2, a romantic comedy about a Bear couple who come to Provincetown to get married during Bear Week, was held at Waters Edge Cinema, in the Whalers Wharf, with a special series of screenings continuing through Bear Week. See my review of this gem of a film by scrolling down these pages until you find it, or click this link to BearCity2.
Here are a few photos from Bear Week 2012.
|Bears arrive by ferry, rolling their bags down Commercial Street|
|Bears roaming the town|
|Off to the pool|
|Three Bears having dinner at Goldilocks' place|
|Bears biking through PTown with pink flamingos fluttering behind|