Check out the men from Provincetown Bears Week 2016

Bears Week returned to Provincetown, Massachusetts

If you’ve ever been to Provincetown, you’ll not find it hard to appreciate why some people return again and again.

Not only does this quaint and scenic fishing village on the furthest reach of Cape Cod offer a uniquely bohemian and laid-back escape, but within its small population it’s arguably got the highest proportion of LGBTI people per capita.

A photo posted by bearFLAVOURED (@bearflavoured) on Jul 13, 2016 at 5:45am PDT

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That number swells significantly during the summer months, and never more so than for its regular LGBTI festivals. One of the biggest is the annual Provincetown Bears Week. Its 16th annual outing is today drawing to a close.

Over the last week, attendees have been able to enjoy beach parties, hikes, art shows, club events and other special gatherings (not to mention late night pizza!).

DJ Severino (center) and friends in Provincetown

DJ Severino (center) and friends in Provincetown

‘I love Provincetown,’ London-based DJ Severino told GSN. He was in town to represent the UK’s Horse Meat Disco with fellow HMD co-promoter James Hillard.

‘This was my fourth bears week and it was as busy as ever. Horse Meat Disco on Thursday was fun, but I also enjoyed Fag Bash on Wednesday, Polyglamorous and Bears in Space, and another amazing show from Dina Martina.’

One guy making his first trip to PTown was Forrest, from Salem, MA, who booked to attend for two days.

‘Bear Week proved to be a great experience overall,’ he said, highlighting the Boatslip Beach Club Tea Dance, the Underground Bar, Spindler’s restaurant and getting to pose for a photo with RuPaul Drag Race alum Trixie Mattel among his highlights.

‘Pride permeated the town from end to end, with visitors from across the world. I definitely plan to attend next year, but in a more central location, and for longer!’

Indeed, the popularity of Bears Week has driven up room rates for the week – so early booking of accommodation is highly recommended.

Below are just a few more of the guys who attended from all over the US and beyond.

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A photo posted by barbaroso1 (@barbaroso1) on Jul 15, 2016 at 5:24pm PDT

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A photo posted by Dandy Darkly (@dandydarkly) on Jul 13, 2016 at 2:35pm PDT

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A photo posted by Bradly Gwinn (@bradgwinn) on Jul 12, 2016 at 7:24pm PDT

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A photo posted by KC (@myodragon) on Jul 11, 2016 at 6:22pm PDT

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A photo posted by Jimmy (@scissor_me_timber) on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:39am PDT

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A photo posted by Juan (@thebostonianbear) on Jul 13, 2016 at 5:59pm PDT

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A photo posted by David (@joiedevivre92) on Jul 15, 2016 at 4:42pm PDT

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A photo posted by Cødy (@cdyaln) on Jul 16, 2016 at 11:20am PDT

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A photo posted by Mark-NYC (@markronyc) on Jul 13, 2016 at 6:31pm PDT

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