What to Do Upon Arrival

Get your TransWeek Experience Off on the Right Foot

Arriving Late?

If you arrive after the office is closed for the day, don’t worry. If you registered in advance, you can begin participating in TransWeek immediately. Just look at the schedule on the website and jump right in. It’s a good idea, but not necessary to bring a printout or image of the e-mail acknowledging your registration; this is the message we sent you right after you completed the registration process.

If you’re not registered, that’s okay too. Go to any event and ask to speak to TransWeek staff. You can still participate.

In either case, be sure to stop by the TransWeek office the next day to check in and get your registration packet.


On Arrival

If this is your first TransWeek, you may be a bit uncertain about what to do and where to go when you arrive in Provincetown. Fortunately, there is little to be nervous about. Here are some suggestions.

You’ll want to plan to arrive at your inn early Sunday afternoon to unload, unpack, and unwind. Sometime between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, make your way to the Boatslip Resort Hotel, located at 161 Commercial Street. Here you can check in, pick up your registration packet, get your badge and tickets for the week’s activities, and get acquainted with other TransWeek attendees. If you arrive after 5:00, don’t be too concerned about checking in–you’ll have an opportunity to do so Monday.

Look through your registration packet. It will contain the schedule for the week, the first daily issue of the special in-town edition of The Trans Week Newsletter, a map of Provincetown, a copy of the Participant’s Guide, a sheet of meal/event tickets, your 2023 Trans Week pin, and a swag bag. You should take a few minutes to read the newsletter, as it will include the definitive next day’s schedule reflecting any changes in the program since the Participant’s Guide went to press. We publish the newsletter each day during TransWeek. You can pick it at the TransWeek Office, at lunches, and at evening events. Also familiarize yourself with the Participant’s Guide, as it contains information about programs, presenters, events, another map, and Provincetown itself. We make the guide small enough to fit nicely in a hand bag or breast pocket, so you can keep it with you for the entire week.

If you arrive early enough in the afternoon, you might wish to take a stroll down Commercial Street to do some shopping or grab a quick bite to eat. Don’t worry about getting lost– Provincetown isn’t very big, and you’ll have that map of the town.


Welcome Reception

Many people are just rolling into town on Sunday evening and don’t have had time to change. If you find yourself running late or are too fatigued from traveling to change, don’t worry–just come however you are dressed.

The reception is a fairly casual affair where returning attendees renew their friendships and greet first-time attendees. It’s a wonderful opportunity to mingle and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy! Remember: we all had to introduce ourselves when we first came to TransWeek.


Epic Reunion Kick Off Brunch

Monday morning is the annual kick off brunch. The brunch portion will begin at 8:30 am in the Paramount room at the Crown & Anchor, located at 247 Commercial Street. A brief presentation about the week will begin around 10:00 am.

Here you’ll get information about what is going on during the week and learn about the features in this year’s TransWeek. You will also be introduced to key Fair personnel. Kick off your Fantasia Fair in the right direction so you get the most out of your week. Come hungry, as there will be plenty of hot food. At the end of the presentation, stick around to help us fill volunteer needs for the week, and if you’re a first ­timer to be matched with a mentor — if you already haven’t been.

Getting Started at the Fair


Fair check in (@Boatslip 1-5 pm)
Review your welcome packet and Fair schedule for the week
Stroll around town and get your bearings
Attend the Welcome Reception


Check the day's schedule
Kick Off Brunch
Attend the Welcome Dinner/Dance


Check the day's schedule
Attend the Newcomers Lunch

You've settled in. You've got the hang of it.
Enjoy the Fair!


Afternoon Key Note and Workshops
Mingle in the courtyard at the Crown