Provincetown is vibrant. It’s a magnet for lovers of life, artsy types, gallery-goers, fun-seekers and known for its diverse and colorful culture.  It’s filled with great food, fun boutiques, quirky shops, wonderful whales, sassy nightspots and amazing festivals and events.

There’s also a quieter more contemplative side. Awesome beaches. Spectacular sunsets. The National Seashore. Whale Watch adventures. The dunes.  Bike riding through Beech Forest or, if you simply enjoy people watching, Commercial Street is the best entertainment money can’t buy.

Provincetown's attractions are even easier to enjoy in the Fall. Gorgeous foliage. Open beaches. Still-open restaurants. Art Galleries. Women’s Week. Halloween. And festivals galore. In Winter, the town steps up its game bringing a remarkably laid-back scene. There are plays, readings and movies. Join the locals in the handful of still-open restaurants. You can walk Beech Forest.  And, the sun still sets in Winter.




Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Reopens  4/1

Women’s Media Summit 4/4-4/7

Miss Gay Mass US of A   4/13-4/14

Patriot’s Day Long Weekend 4/15

Whale Watch Season Begins mid-april

Annual Moby Dick Marathon 4/26-4/28

Gays for Patsy Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town 4/26-4/28


Mid-May Fast Ferry Service Begins

Twenty Summers 5/13-6/15

Broto Conference: Art & Science Collaborations 5/16-5/19

Single Women’s Weekend 5/17-5/19

Monumental Yard Sale 5/18-5/19

Memorial Day Weekend for Women 5/23-5/27 

Memorial Day 5/24-5/27

Women of Color Weekend 5/30-6/2

Cabaret Fest 5/30-6/2

International Encaustic Conference 5/31-6/2

Provincetown Pride Weekend 5/31-6/3


Provincetown Pride Weekend 5/31-6/3

Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta  6/1

Annual “A Night at the Chef’s Table” 6/6

“Sisters in the Name of Love” 6/11

WorldFest – Provincetown’s International Cultural Festival 6/9-6/10

Provincetown International Film Festival 6/12-6/16

Portuguese Festival & 72st Annual Blessing of the Fleet 6/27-6/30

4th of July Weekend 6/29-7/7

Independence Week 6/29-7/7


4th of July Parade at 11am & Fireworks at dusk

Bear Week 7/13-7/21

Annual Secret Garden Tour   7/14

Annual 5K Run / Walk benefit for ASGCC 7/21

Girl Splash 7/23-7/27

Family Equality Week  7/27-8/3

GLAD’s 28th Annual Summer Party 7/27

Whale Week 7/28-8/3

Run the Trails for Whales 7/28


Home Made Boat Race 8/1

Provincetown Jazz Festival 8/15-8/19

Carnival: The Enchanted Forest 8/15-8/24

41th Annual Carnival Parade 8/22

Labor Day Weekend 8/30-9/2


Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta  9/2-9/5

Castle Hill Paints the Race 9/5

25th Annual Celebration of Life Concert   9/6g

31st Annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla 9/7

Afterglow Festival 9/9-9/15

Gay Pilots Cape Cod Classic 9/12-9/19

Rose Dorothea Award Ceremony 9/13

Annual Provincetown Book Festival 9/13-9/15

TEDxProvincetown 9/14

Annual Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride 9/14

Provincetown Classic Women’s Flag Football Tournament 9/20-9/23

Yankee Lambda Antique Car Show: Anchors Aweigh!  TBD

Annual Consignment Auction 9/21

PAW Pet Appreciation Weekend 9/22-9/28

13th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival   9/26-9/29


Mates Leather Weekend XXII 10/3-10/7

Columbus Day Weekend 10/11-10/14

PAAM Annual Gala 10/12

Monumental Yard Sale 10/12-10/14

35th Annual Women’s Week 10/14-10/20

Fantasia Fair #44 10/20-10/27

Provincetown Annual Day of the Dead Performing Arts  Festival  10/20-11/2

Halloween Weekend Events 10/30-11/3


Veteran’s Day Weekend 11/11

Mr. New England Leather   11/22-11/24

Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree  11/30

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument 11/27

Thanksgiving Weekend   11/28 – 12/1 

Annual Pilgrim 5k Trot   11/28

Annual Day After Thanksgiving Bingo 11/29


World AIDS Day 12/1

Tis the Season for Giving 12/6

“Souper Saturday” Fundraiser for Soup Kitchen in Provincetown 12/7

Holly Folly 12/6-12/8

Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch   12/7

Holly Folly Bingo  12/7

Shop Hop and Punch Bowl Stroll 12/6 – 12/8

Outer Cape Chorale Concert 12/13-12/14

First Light Provincetown    12/27-1/3/20