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For almost a century, gay and lesbian travelers have made Provincetown a destination.

For almost a century, gay and lesbian travelers have made Provincetown a destination. Here, 60 miles from the mainland, they found a bohemian culture that embraced them—and they embraced the Town right back. Today, this colorful tip of the Cape continues to draw its energy and spirit from members of the LGBTQ+ community who come here year after year, some for the first time, and many who stopped counting long ago.

Year-Round Celebrations, Parades, and Festivals

LGBTQ+ Events

There’s nothing like an LGBTQ+ event to make Provincetown’s streets teem from coast to coast. Celebrations like Carnival in August attract some 90,000 people, especially for the flamboyant parade down Commercial Street. In Provincetown, gay and lesbian events go all summer long, but you don’t have to be here between Memorial Day and Labor Day to experience some color. Come in May for Single Women’s Weekend. Come in October for Fantasia Fair. And definitely come in December to see Santas racing down Commercial Street in itty-bitty swimsuits.

12 - 18 2020

Women’s Week

Women’s Week 2020 will be happening in multiple ways – virtually, and here in Provincetown.  Please visit their…
4 - 6 2020

Holly Folly

Due to the recent health crisis, Holly Folly 2020 events may be changed.  Please visit ptown.org…
Dec - Jan
30 - 3 2020 - 2021

First Light Provincetown

Due to the recent health crisis, First Light Provincetown events may be changed.  The Fireworks Celebration has been canceled. Please…
4 - 6 2021

Provincetown PRIDE

Provincetown Pride – the name says it all. This annual Pride celebration highlights…
15 - 21 2021

Provincetown Carnival 2021

Provincetown Carnival 2021 will be a weeklong celebration of LGBTQ+ life–parties, art fairs, a costume ball, and more–and…
“Everyone has a place here. You have the freedom to hold anyone’s hand. There is an experience you can have here that you can’t have anywhere else.”