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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.

Mar
14 - 16

Out of Hibernation Ursamen

The temperatures may be fit for staying in the den, but Bears come out to play in Provincetown for…
Dec
6 - 8

Holly Folly

Holly Folly 2019 is Provincetown’s annual LGBTQ+ holiday-themed festival. The festival gives attendees a head start on holiday…
Apr
1 - 30

Miss Gay Mass US of A

Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A Weekend kicks off with the Royalty in Review. Join past winners from the…
Jun
4 - 7

Womxn of Color Weekend

Provincetown’s Womxn of Color Weekend will be a weekend celebration of pride and diversity for LGBTQ+ women of…
Jun
5 - 7

Provincetown PRIDE

Provincetown Pride–the name says it all. This third annual Pride celebration highlights what Provincetown has always been…
Jun
19 - 21

Men of Color Weekend

The second annual Men of Color Weekend will be presented by Men of Melanin Magic, a group that…
Jun
17 - 21

Provincetown International Film Festival

The Provincetown Film Festival (PIFF)showcases new achievements in independent film and honors the work of emerging as well as acclaimed…
Jul
11 - 19

Bear Week

Bear Week is the largest gathering of bears in the world. Tens of thousands come to Provincetown during…
Jul
21 - 25

Girl Splash

Girl Splash is the big summer event for women in Provincetown. The week has performances of all kinds ranging…
Jul - Aug
25 - 1

Family Week

Provincetown’s Family Week is the biggest gathering of LGBTQ+ families in the world. The annual event features daily…
Aug
15 - 22

Provincetown Carnival

Provincetown Carnival 2020 will be a weeklong celebration of LGBTQ+ life–parties, art fairs, a costume ball, and more–and…
May
17 - 18

Single Women’s Weekend

With summer around the corner, it’s time for the women-centered events to roll into Provincetown! First up is Single…
“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.”