When: August 15, 2019 – August 24, 2019

Where: Various Locations (Crown & Anchor, Shipwreck Lounge, Atlantic House, Parade on Commercial St., Sage Inn, Boatslip)

About: How can we not pick Carnival? With so much going on, it’s impossible to choose just one or two events, so here they all are:

  • Thursday, August 15th
    Pre-Carnival Ceremony

    • 7:00 pm Pre-Carnival VIP event for Vacaya passengers -Tito’s Sundowner at Brass Key’s Shipwreck Lounge
    • 9pm to close: Special Kick-off Welcome Party at the Crown & Anchor Wave and Paramount Clubs
    • 9pm to close: Enchanted Cruising!
      The Crown & Anchor & Vacaya present a special kick-off event for the Enchanted Forest Carnival Week with Enchanted Cruising! VJ Tom Yaz in the Wave Bar and DJ Chris Racine in the Paramount will keep the cruising vibe going all night long.
  • Friday, August 16th
    • Friday Evening: Carnival Gallery Stroll, a longstanding Provincetown tradition! Most galleries throughout town host receptions on Friday nights.
  • Saturday, August 17th
    • 2:00-4:00 Enchanted “Yappy Hour” with Tito’s at the Crown & Anchor: it’s a Carnival kickoff for both you and your doggy companion. Pup costumes welcome!
  • Sunday, August 18th
    • 10:00 am: Official Carnival flag-raising ceremony with special guests at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
    • 4:00 to 7:30: Enchanted Sunset Cruise with DJ Vicki Powell, co-sponsored by Baystate Cruises, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cape Cod 5, and Binx Health. Kick off Carnival in style by cruising our fabulous harbor with other enchanted creatures while the sun sets over Provincetown, which is always an enchanting experience. Boarding starts at 4:00 and sets sail promptly at 4:30, so arrive early!
    • 8:30 to close: Opening Night Costume Party—the Enchanted Forest Costume Ball! You won’t want to miss this year’s extraordinary costume contest with hostess extraordinaire and Provincetown icon Thirsty Burlington. See and be seen with VJ Tom Yaz in Wave and DJ Phil B in Paramount. $500 First Prize; $200 Second Prize Winners will be featured in Carnival Parade!
  • Monday, August 19th
    • 1:00 to 5:00 The Enchanted Official Carnival Pool Party. No Carnival is complete without a dip in the pool. Come to the Brass Key for fun in the sun, get wet and wild to the beats of DJ Edil Hernandez and party with the enchanted Trenton Ducati. An extra-special performance by AirOtic is part of the fun.
    • 10:30 pm to close Gesselschaft presents the Magic Garden: come jam at a style, glam, and drag dance party. Join Janet Jorgulesco and the House of La Rue at Velvet.
  • Tuesday, August 20th
    • 3 pm to 5:00: Watership Inn’s Annual Carnival Party with Miss Richfield. Come have a cocktail with one of Ptown’s favorite entertainers.
    • 10 pm to close: Magical and Mystical Party at A-House
      Dance the night away with Resident DJ and Billboard Magazine reporter David Lasalle.
  • Wednesday, August 21st
    • 8:00 pm: Trixie Mattel Live at Town Hall.
      Trixie Mattel is the stage name of Brian Michael Firkus, an American singer, actor, drag queen and recognized “Skinny Legend.” Trixie is the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 3 and a Billboard Heatseekers #1 charting recording artist.
  • Thursday, August 22nd: It’s the 41st annual Carnival parade! Enchanted Forest Grand Marshals are Lea Delaria and Trixie Mattel, with Honorary Grand Marshal:David Velasco Bermudez, Stonewall riots survivor.
    Come dressed in your most gorgeous Carnival finery, celebrating the 2019 Carnival theme, Enchanted Forest!
    The parade starts at 3:00 along Commercial Street

    • 10:30 to close Enchanted Underwear Party
      Purgatory’s Carnival underwear party is an annual tradition, and one you don’t want to miss.
  • Friday, August 23rd
    • Friday Evening: Carnival Gallery Stroll, a longstanding Provincetown tradition! Most galleries throughout town host receptions on Friday nights.
    • 9:00 pm to close: Official Closing Party: Enchanted Creatures Fantasy Ball
      The party starts at 9 pm at Wave with VJ Tom Yaz, and at 10 the party moves into Paramount for dancing with DJ J Warren until closing.

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