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LGBTQ+

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.

Jun
4 - 6 2021

Provincetown PRIDE

Provincetown Pride – the name says it all. This annual Pride…
Jun
4 - 6 2021

Womxn of Color Weekend

Provincetown’s Womxn of Color Weekend will be a weekend celebration of pride and diversity for LGBTQ+ women of…
Jul
2 - 8 2021

Independence Week

Celebrate Independence 2021, at the Crown and Anchor hotel, onsite restaurant and outdoor theatre with fabulous…
Jul
10 - 18 2021

Bear Week

(January 2021) From the Provincetown Bears regarding Bear Week 2021: In light of uncertainties with Coronavirus,…
Jul
21 - 24 2021

Girl Splash

For updates on Girlsplash 2021 please visit Girl Splash Provincetown or visit their facebook…
Aug
15 - 21 2021

Provincetown Carnival 2021

Provincetown Carnival 2021 is a weeklong celebration of LGBTQ+ life.  The Provincetown Business Guild is busy creating a fun and fabulous…
Oct
11 - 17 2021

Women’s Week

Please visit Provincetown For Women for the most up-to-date information on Women’s Week 2021.  Info can also…
Oct
17 - 24 2021

Fan Fair – The Original Transgender Week

Save the Date!  FanFair 2021 is scheduled for October 17th – 24th!  Please visit their Facebook…
Dec
3 - 5 2021

Holly Folly

Start planning your vacation for Holly Folly 2021! Please visit ptown.org or the Provincetown Business Guild’s…
“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.”