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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.

Nov
18 - 20
2022

Mr. New England Leather

Come see the annual pageant to crown Mr. New England Leather 2022! In addition to the competition and the following…
Dec
2 - 4
2022

Holly Folly

Start planning your vacation for Holly Folly 2022! Please visit ptown.org or the Provincetown Business Guild’s…
Dec - Jan
30 - 1
2022 - 2023

First Light Provincetown

Slay your way into the New Year! Please visit ptown.org or the Provincetown Business Guild’s…
Jun
2 - 4
2023

Provincetown PRIDE 2023

Provincetown Pride – the name says it all. This annual Pride…
“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.”