Things to Do & See in Provincetown on Cape Cod
No matter the time of year, Provincetown always has something special to offer: theatre and cabaret events, concerts, galleries, art exhibitions, bars, and nightclubs. The Distinctive Inns of Provincetown welcome you to our town during your favorite event!
Annual Events – check websites for dates:
Re-Rooter’s Day – P-Town’s quirky farewell to Holiday excess!
Snowbound Leather Weekend – Get out of the cold and enjoy men, leather, and FUN!
Appearances: Green Arts Festival – Environmental art show.
Cabaret Fest – Music and performances to celebrate the world of Cabaret.
Gays for Patsy Spring Stomp – GFP’s annual hoedown in P-Town.
Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A – Knock-down, DRAG-out competition!
Whale Watching Season begins – Dolphin Fleet begins the tour season.
Cape Cod Maritime Days – A celebration of the Cape’s rich maritime history.
Ocean to the Bay Run/Walk – 5-mile race beginning at the Highland Museum & Lighthouse.
Memorial Day Weekend – Unofficial women’s weekend of socializing and fun, 1000’s of women attend from all over the world!
Single Women’s Weekend – A weekend for the girls!
Spring Playwrights Festival – Theatrical event showcasing writers from Cape Cod and New England.
Spring Restaurant Week & Gallery Stroll – Over 25 restaurants offering three-course menus, and extended hours at the galleries.
Annual By the Sea Bike Trek Helping Our Women Fundraiser – A cycling event to benefit women with debilitating illnesses.
International Encaustic Conference and Post Conference Workshops at Castle Hill – Wax art techniques: both discussions and hands-on.
International Film Festival – Independent film festival event.
Men of Color Weekend – A weekend of fun for men of color.
Outriders Boston to Provincetown Ride – Annual 130-mile social bike ride for riders of all makes and models.
National Women of Color and Friends Weekend – Celebrating women of color! (Sometimes begins at the very end of May).
PAAM Annual Spring Consignment Auction – Auction to benefit the exhibitions and educational programs of PAAM.
Portuguese Festival & Blessing Of The Fleet – Honoring Provincetown’s Portuguese roots with music, dances, and food.
Quahog Day – Doug the quahog predicts the length of the summer beach season!
Sisters in the Name of Love – Burlesque show benefitting the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and Helping Our Women organization.
Vets Fish Ptown – FREE 1/2 day sea fishing tour for Veterans and their families.
Wine and Whales – Presented by the P-Town Center for Coastal Studies and Truro Winery.
ASGCC Annual 5k Run/Walk – Benefitting the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod.
Bear Week – Annual meeting event of the “Bears” men’s group.
Girl Splash – A women’s summer week of fun and socializing.
PAAM Annual Secret Garden Tour – Guests get to take a peek at the hidden gardens of P-Town’s east end.
Whale Week: A Celebration of the Sea – Marine themed educational activities for adults and children.
Carnival Week – Week-long bacchanal celebration and parade.
Family Pride Week – LGBT family celebration.
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge – 1 to 2-day bike rides throughout eastern MA to benefit cancer research.
Provincetown Jazz Festival – Featuring the best New England jazz artists.
Taste of Provincetown – An evening of food and drinks by great Cape Cod restaurants and celebrity chefs.
AFTERGLOW Festival – Premier Performance Arts Event.
Fall Playwrights Festival – Theatrical event showcasing writers from Cape Cod and New England.
Great Schooner Regatta & Yacht Race – an eight-day educational and sailing event.
Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride – AIDS benefit bike ride.
House Tour at the Pilgrim Monument – Home owners open their doors to the public and show off their beautiful, historic homes!
International Women’s Flag Football Assoc. Kate Clinton Classic – IWFFA flag football in P-Town.
Mates Leather Weekend – Enjoy men, leather, and FUN!
PAAM Fall Consignment Auction of Early Provincetown Art – auction to benefit the exhibitions and educational programs of PAAM.
Swim for Life – A benefit for AIDS, Women’s health, and the community.
Ten Days of Art – over 50 galleries celebrate the end of Summer through special events.
Tennessee William’s Festival – Theater Festival commemorating one of P-Town’s best-known residents.
Yankee Lambda Car Club Show and Parade – annual invitational of classic cars in the gay/lesbian community.
Fantasia Fair – A weeklong celebration of gender diversity.
Ghost Town Haunted Attraction – You’ll be scared silly!
HOW Casino Night – Sponsored by the P-Town Business Guild.
Provincetown Dance Festival – Sponsored by the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.
Round Up Weekend – a weekend of recovery, growth and spirituality.
Spooky Bear Weekend – The bears are back in town for a pre-hibernation gathering!
Women’s Health Benefit – Theatrical benefit for women’s health services.
Women’s Week – events and activities for women, sponsored by the P-Town Women Innkeepers.
Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree – just in time for Christmas!
Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument – celebrating the Pilgrims’ First Landing in the New World in Provincetown.
Men’s Weekend – weekend of fun and socializing for men of all relationship statuses.
Thanksgiving Weekend – Craft Fairs, Unique Shops, Holiday Sales, etc. – Weekend-after-Thanksgiving fun!
Holly Folly Gay & Lesbian Holiday Festival – P-Town’s kickoff to the Christmas Season (may begin in late November).
PAAM Holiday Jazz Concert – Jazz music at its finest, featuring New England artists.
Snowman in the Dunes – Family Holiday theater event.