When: June 27, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Where: Throughout Provincetown

About: Provincetown welcomes people from around the world to celebrate Portuguese culture and the town’s proud seafaring heritage at the annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. The festival comprises four days of live music, dancing, parades, incredible food, games, and more. With over 30 events and activities (many of them free), there is something for everyone to enjoy! Festival weekend is capped off with the Blessing of the Fleet: the bishop of Fall River processes from the Church of St. Peter the Apostle (patron saint of fishermen) with the saint’s statue down to the pier; it’s then placed on one of the boats from the Provincetown fishing fleet. Boats decked out in their finest parade past the bishop and receive a blessing for a safe and prosperous year. We’ll be posting specifics for 2019 as soon as we have them!

June 27, 2019

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Seamen’s Bank Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa; Bas Relief Park

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dance to the Music Around the World; Bas Relief Park

June 28, 2019

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Ken Silva Fishing Derby fro Kids; MacMillan Pier

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Portuguese Soup Tasting; Bas Relief Park

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Face Painting; Portuguese Square

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Portuguese Writers and Poets Reading; Harbor Lounge

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Great Lobster Crate Race; Surf Club

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Music and Dancing; Portuguese Square

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lobster Bake Under the Tent; Bas Relief Park

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Music for all Ages; Portuguese Square

9:00 pm – 1:00 am: Homecoming Get Together; Bubala’s By the Sea

June 29, 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Motta Family Kids Games and Cookout; Motta Field

10:30 am – 2:00 pm: Live Entertainment and Portuguese Dancers; Portuguese Square

11:30 am – 7:30 pm: Lion’s Club Food Court Under the Tent; Bas Relief Park

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: The Toe Jam Puppet Band; Portuguese Square

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Portuguese Festival Parad; Commercial Street

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Entertainment; Portuguese Square

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Comedy Show by Kids in the Lion’s Club; Bas Relief Park

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: FADO Concert; Provincetown Town Hall

9:00 pm – 12:30 am: Dance to the Berkshire Bateria Samba Band; Portuguese Square

June 30, 2019

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Fishermen’s Mass; St Peter the Apostle Church

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Portuguese Dancers; Lopes Square

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Procession from St. Peter the Apostle Church to MacMillan Pier

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Tasca Portuguese Cafe; MacMillan Pier

1:00 pm: 72nd Blessing of the Fleet; Provincetown Harbor

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Portuguese Music and Dancers; MacMillan Pier

4:00 pm -5:00 pm: St. Anthony’s Band; In front of Town Hall

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm: Ed Sheridan and Friends; Old Colony Tap

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