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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!

Visit the links below for extensive events listings in Provincetown.
Provincetown Business Guild
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce

Visit the links below for offerings from P-Town performance venues.
Art House, The
Crown and Anchor
Provincetown Theater
Town Hall
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Annual Events – check websites for dates:

January
Re-Rooter’s Day – P-Town’s quirky farewell to Holiday excess!

February
Snowbound Leather Weekend – Get out of the cold and enjoy men, leather, and FUN!

March

April
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.

May
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.

June
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.

July
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.

August
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.

SeptemberAFTERGLOW 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.

October
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.

November
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!

December
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.