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    April 2024 Provincetown Events
    Pilgrim Monument Reopens
    April 1, 2024
    Whale Watch Season Begins
    April 13, 2024
    Tax Day
    April 15, 2024
    Gays For Patsy: Spring Stomp
    April 19, 2024 to April 21, 2024
    Gay’s for Patsy‘s annual LGBTQA+ (queer) spring dance weekend held in Provincetown, Massachusetts featuring country western dancing with three dances, multiple dance workshops, and a whole bunch of socializing.
    Earth Day
    April 22, 2024
    Lesbian Visibility Week
    April 22, 2024 to April 28,2024
    Planning is underway for Provincetown’s first Lesbian Visibility Week which celebrates lesbians and all LGBTQ+ women, queer and non-binary folx.
    Moby Dick Marathon
    April 26, 2024 to April 28,2024
    The three-day marathon reading of this nineteenth century masterwork will be held at the Provincetown Library on the starboard side of the Rose Dorothea Model.
    May 2024 Provincetown Events
    Outer Cape Chorale: Spring Concert
    Monumental Yard Sale
    Spring is a great time for cleaning house! Provincetown businesses are welcome to market their offerings curbside and residents are encouraged to organize yard sales as part of the Monumental Yard Sale.
    Cinco De Mayo
    May 5, 2024
    Mother's Day
    May 12, 2024
    Twenty Summers Season Kicks Off
    May 13, 2024 to June 17, 2024
    Twenty Summers is an incubator for art and ideas. It imagines a more equitable and sustainable future, twenty summers from today.
    Provincetown Ferry Service Resumes
    May 16, 2024
    Single Women's Weekend
    May 17, 2024 to May 19, 2024
    A fast, fun way for single lesbians to meet other single lesbians – live and in person.
    MEMDay Weekend
    May 23, 2024 to May 27, 2024
    A beautiful weekend, full of beautiful people. Explore Ptown with thousands of LGBTQ+ Women, Non-Binary & Trans friends.
    Memorial Day Weekend
    May 24, 2024 to May 27, 2024
    Womxn of Color Weekend
    May 30, 2024 to June 2, 2024
    This annual celebration raises awareness about social justice, empowerment, sharing experiences, and healing through workshops and shows.
    Provincetown Pride
    May 31, 2024 to June 2, 2024
    Celebrate the full spectrum of our community with a festival and rally at Town Hall, the Queer Comedy showcase, the annual Feet Over Front Street Pride 5K + so much more!
    The 17th International Encaustic Conference
    May 31, 2024 to June 2, 2024
    Bringing a community of artists together with gallerists, curators, critics and collectors engaged with wax, printmaking, mixed media and professional practices.
    June 2024 Provincetown Events
    CabaretFest – The Golden Era of Night Clubs
    June 3, 2024 to June 9, 2024
    CabaretFest "The Golden Era of Night Clubs" celebrate the glamor, romance and singers of the 1940's-1950's.
    Provincetown International Film Festival
    June 12, 2024 to June 16, 2024
    This 5-day festival showcases over 80 American and international independent narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts as well as panel discussions and special events.
    Frolic Weekend
    June 13, 2024 to June 17, 2024
    Frolic Weekend is a 5 day celebration of queer joy for men of color from all over the world!
    Father's Day
    June 16, 2024
    June 19, 2024
    Juneteenth in Provincetown is a time of reflection and celebration, honoring African American heritage and freedom.
    Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
    June 23, 2024 to June 27, 2024
    Celebration of Portuguese heritage and the historic fishing fleet of Provincetown. Live music and dancing, delicious food, presentations by local fishermen, a crafts fair, and other exciting activities are in store.
    July 2024 Provincetown Events
    Revolution: Independence Week
    June 26, 2024 to July 6, 2024
    Join the Party! REVOLUTION: Independence Week, Provincetown’s renowned 4th of July Circuit Party week features a line-up of international DJs, dance parties, pool parties and more!
    Independence Day Parade & Fireworks
    July 4, 2024
    Partake in the 4th of July Parade at 11:00 AM on Commercial Street and enjoy the fireworks at dusk from MacMillan Pier!
    Bear Week
    July 13, 2024 to July 20, 2024
    Provincetown welcomes Bear Week for a special 8-day, annual get-together. Ptown's clubs & orgs schedule events throughout the week for full days of fun, relaxation, community, & true vacation.
    ASGCC Provincetown 5K Run/Walk
    July 21, 2024
    Now in its 16th year, the ASGCC Provincetown 5K Run/Walk is a great way to support AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and enjoy the beauty of Provincetown in the summertime.
    Girl Splash Provincetown
    July 23, 2024 to July 27, 2024
    This is a great opportunity to meet others who are here for Girl Splash. Concerts, comediennes, parties, dancing and more for the summer women’s festival in Provincetown.
    Family Week in Provincetown
    July 27, 2024 to August 3, 2024
    Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified families in the world. The 2023 fun-filled Family Week will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today’s issues.
    August 2024 Provincetown Events
    20th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival
    August 13, 2024
    Since 2005, The Provincetown Jazz Festival™ has been held in Provincetown, the oldest continuous art colony in America. The festival is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization donating a portion of the proceeds to worthy causes including the Jazz in the Schools program on Cape Cod.
    46th Annual Provincetown Carnival
    August 17, 2024 to August 24, 2024
    Carnival was created by the Provincetown Business Guild in 1978 and is Ptown’s original summer celebration of community, expression, and creativity. The weeklong festival attracts tens of thousands of guests from all over the world to enjoy parties, events, costume contests and the celebrated Carnival parade down Commercial Street. Start planning now for 2024’s theme: Renaissance X Revolution There will be fun and festive activities all week and the Carnival Parade will be held on Thursday, August 22nd.
    September 2024 Provincetown Events
    Labor Day
    September 2, 2024
    37th Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla Weekend
    September 6, 2024 to September 8, 2024
    The Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla essence embodies Provincetown as a place of healing and compassion.
    International Women’s Flag Football Tournament
    September 6, 2024 to September 9, 2024
    IWFFA – the International Women’s Flag Football Association is an opportunity for local women and traveling teams to compete in the annual IWFFA-Ptown Classic Women Flag Football Tournament. All skill levels are welcome!
    NGPA Cape Cod Classic
    September 12, 2024 to September 15, 2024
    From humble beginnings over 30 years ago, the Cape Cod Classic, held annually in Provincetown, MA, has grown to become NGPA’s flagship East Coast event. This beautiful and intimate setting provides the perfect backdrop to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and bond over our common love of aviation.
    Yankee Lambda 2024 Invitational in Provincetown
    September 13, 2024 to September 15, 2024
    If you are looking for a great way to be social within the LGBTQ community, this is the place for you and that passion for your automotive interests.
    Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
    September 26, 2024 to September 29, 2024
    Our 19th season will turn to memory: fables, yarns, and revelations by Tennessee Williams.
    Provincetown Book Festival
    September 27, 2024 to September 29, 2024
    The 2024 Provincetown Book Festival is a weekend of literary events for readers, writers, and book lovers and highlight Provincetown’s significant literary heritage.
    October 2024 Provincetown Events
    Mates Leather Weekend
    October 3, 2024 to October 7, 2024
    An event that brings together people who are looking to socialize and party with like-minded and leather-wearing peers.
    Washashore Festival
    October 11, 2024 to October 13, 2024
    Provincetown’s genre-bending, Queer music festival that celebrates the freedom, breadth, and power of Queer expression in a village at the end of the world that has long been a safe haven for rebels, adventurers, artists, and liberated souls of all stripes.
    O’Neill Festival of New Works
    October 11, 2024 to October 14, 2024
    Provincetown has a new theatre festival in town and unlike the other festivals, this one is devoted to the development of new dramatic works written by the Cape’s most promising playwrights.
    Indigenous Peoples' Day
    October 14, 2024
    Women’s Week
    October 14, 2024 to October 20, 2024
    40 years with Women, Our culture & Our community Women’s Week has grown into a festival with over 300 events that attracts some of the most talented performers in the LGBTQ scene from all across the world as well as from the local community.
    TransWeek – Golden Jubilee Celebration!
    October 20, 2024 to October 27, 2024
    TransWeek is Celebrating 50 Years! Part learning experience, part social gathering, and part reunion, TransWeek (previously known as Fantasia Fair), is a full immersion experience
    October 31, 2024
    Spooky Bear Weekend
    October 31, 2024 to November 3, 2024
    Provincetown is an opportunity to “do” Halloween right—Bear style! Northeast Ursamen will be Spooky!
    November 2024 Provincetown Events
    Daylight Saving Time ends
    November 3, 2024
    Election Day (General Election)
    November 5, 2024
    Provincetown Food & Wine Festival
    November 7, 2024 to November 10, 2024
    The Provincetown Food & Wine Festival will focus on the local cuisine, chefs and restaurants of Ptown.
    2024 Annual Lighting Ceremony Pilgrim Monument
    November 11, 2024
    The Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument commemorates the day in 1620 that the Mayflower Pilgrims made first landfall in the New World and dropped anchor in Provincetown Harbor.
    New England Leather Weekend
    November 22, 2024 to November 24, 2024
    In addition to the competition and the following Victory Celebration, the weekend is full of opportunities to socialize and show off your gear.
    Thanksgiving Day
    November 28, 2024
    Thanksgiving Weekend in Provincetown
    November 28, 2024 to December 1, 2024
    A quintessential New England holiday awaits you along Commercial Street as Ptown’s shops, galleries, restaurants & attractions offer a charming, intimate getaway.
    Pink Friday
    November 29, 2024
    With hundreds of unique shops, galleries and attractions in Provincetown, the Provincetown Business Guild encourages the LGBTQ+ community and our friends to support small businesses here in town on Friday, November 24th – what the PBG & our member businesses are calling ‘Pink Friday’.
    Provincetown Lobster Pot Tree Lighting
    November 30, 2024
    A Provincetown tradition to ring in the holiday season the community gathers to sing carols, drink hot cocoa and count down for the lights to be illuminated.
    December 2024 Provincetown Events
    World AIDS Day
    December 1, 2024
    ASGCC’S 41st Anniversary Commemoration World AIDS Day with the Provincetown AIDS Memorial next to Town Hall
    Holly Folly
    December 6, 2024 to December 8, 2024
    Holly Folly’s biggest traditions is welcoming entertainers to Provincetown throughout the weekend. There is a holiday market, Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch (a Santa run in bathing suits), dance parties, sing-alongs, and drag bingo, to just name a few other events.
    Christmas Day
    December 25, 2024
    First Light Provincetown
    December 27, 2024 to January 1, 2025
    A four-day-long event featuring holiday parties, events, and performances. The biggest event of the celebration is the fireworks celebration from MacMillan Pier
    9th Annual Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge
    January 1, 2025
    On New Years Day, Provincetown celebrates the annual Polar Bear Plunge! Hundreds of intrepid plungers meet to run, splash and plunge into the waters of Provincetown Harbor.