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Ptown Carnival 2017

Ptown Carnival 2017

Carnival Week is THE summer event

  • When: Saturday, August 12 – Friday, August 18, 2017!
  • Where: All over Ptown!
  • Theme: Gods & Goddesses. Need costume ideas?

While the week’s biggest event is the Carnival Parade, no one waits to wear a costume! The entire week is an opportunity to celebrate. Resident, guest house owners, and businesses all join in on the fun. And the week is filled with special carnival-themed events. Learn more: What is Provincetown Carnival?

Make Your Plans Now

It’s the busiest week of the summer in Ptown. Here are some helpful links.

2017 Carnival Week Events

You can buy VIP Passes and individual event tickets at the PBG’s Carnival ticketing site.

Sat, 8/12

Carnival Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Join this annual event that kicks off Carnival Week.

When: Sat, 8/12, 10 am

Where: Provincetown Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill

Cost: Free

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Sun, 8/13

Sunset Cruise: God’s of Love Sunset Boat Cruise

The Provincetown II becomes a floating Tea Dance as it cruises around the Cape Cod seashore. With an open deck, and two lower decks, the Provincetown II accommodates 1,000 people, so there’s plenty of room to socialize, party, and dance to guest DJ Lee Thornhill. Sponsored by Bay State Cruises, Cape Cod 5 & Seamens Bank.

When: Sun, 8/13, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Directions

Cost: $25.00 (we sell out fast – buy early!)

Costume Ball: Mount Olympus Gods and Goddesses

Get in a costume and join the Carnival opening party. The party starts at poolside at the Wave Bar with the costume contest from 8:30 – 10 pm. The costume theme is Mt Olympus Gods and Goddesses.

  • First Prize: $500 and ride on the Guild’s Carnival Float
  • Second Prize: $200 and ride on the Guild’s Carnival Float

The party then continues next door with dancing at the Paramount until 1 am.

When: Sun, 8/13. Costume Contest: 8:30 – 10 pm; Dancing: 10 pm – 1 am

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $10.00 | Included with VIP Pass

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Mon, 8/14

Marketplace: Arts, Crafts, DIY and Vintage Wares

When: Mon, 8/14, 12 – 4 pm

Where: Bas Relief (On Bradford Street behind Provincetown Town Hall)

Cost: Free

Vendors: Contact PBG for details about participating.

Pool Party: Poseidon’s Playground Carnival Pool Party

Provincetown Carnival’s hottest pool party is back, complete with Greek God décor for this year’s Carnival theme: Gods & Goddesses. And speaking of Greek gods, this year’s party host is Trenton Ducati, with music by DJ Andy Morris.

When: Mon, 8/14, 2 – 5 pm

Where: Brass Key Guesthouse, 67 Bradford Street | Directions

Cost: Tickets are $25.00 (until 7/31); $35.00 (after 8/1 & at door) | Included with VIP Pass

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Tue, 8/15

Cocktail Party: Temple of Love Party at the Watership Inn

Join this annual cocktail party before heading over to Tea Dance. (Watership Inn is just down the street from Tea Dance!) Cocktails, beer, wine, light food will be available.

When: Tue, 8/15, 3 – 5 pm

Where: Watership Inn, 7 Winthrop Street | Directions

Cost: $10.00. Space is limited – buy tickets now!

Sunset Dune Tour and Wine & Cheese Reception

VIP PASS #1 HOLDERs ONLY

During this 2 hour tour, you’ll experience the beautiful National Seashore dunes up close that only Art’s Dune Tours provides. Their fleet of vehicles takes you into areas of the seashore that are closed to regular traffic, giving you an up-close view of the famous dune shacks and the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station, and their guides provide the history of these protected shores. Along the way, you’ll stop for a Wine & Cheese Reception and see one of the most beautiful sunsets on the East Coast. 

When: Tue 8/15, 6 – 8 pm

Where: Meet at 4 Standish Street | Directions

Cost: Only available with the purchase of a Carnival VIP Pass #1

Dance Party: Adonis at the A-house: Beauty & Desire

Resident DJ and Billboard Magazine reporter David LaSalle spins the music at Ptown’s iconic dance club.

When: Tue, 8/15, 10 pm – 1 am

Where: A House, 6 Masonic Place | Directions

Cost: $10.00. Benefits PBG’s Carnival & The Provincetown AIDS Support Group | Included with VIP Pass

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Wed, 8/16

Aphrodite’s Sun and Splash Fest!

Spend the day poolside at the Crown & Anchor, which overlooks Ptown Harbor.

When: Wed, 8/16, 11 am – 3 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor Pool, 247 Commercial St (Enter through Wave Bar) | Directions

Cost: $10.00 | Buy Tickets

Dance Party: The Great Hall of the Gods & Goddesses Toga Party

Special performances by the Grand Marshalls:

  • Big Freedia is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music, a vibrant twist on hip-hop. Bounce music mixes call-and-response lyrics over beats and booty-shaking. Read more
  • Alex Newell, singer, performer and TV star of Glee, brings his clean, joyful voice to the party!
  • DJ Citizen Jane, Miami’s South Beach DJ, is sure to have everyone up on their feet.

Awards for Best Toga Costume and the decorations include living statues!

When: Wed, 8/16, 7 – 11:00 pm

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Directions

Cost: $40.00; VIP Meet & Greet with performers – $100.00

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Thu, 8/17

Carnival Parade: The 39th Annual Parade Theme – Gods and Goddesses

Join the thousands of people who line the street, cheering and enjoying the fun–music, candy and necklaces thrown from floats, and wild costumes.

When: Thu, 8/17

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Where: Harbor Hotel (East End) through the town to Franklin St (West End) | See Parade Route

At the end of the parade, next year’s Carnival 2018 theme is announced. 

Need costume inspiration? Check out our Carnival 2017 Costume Inspiration page for some ideas!

Interested in participating in the Ptown Carnival parade? See registration requirements & details.

Dance Party: Hot as Hades Leather / Underwear party

When: Thu, 8/17, 10:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Where: Club Purgatory, Gifford House, 11 Carver St. | Directions

Cost: $10.00 | Included with VIP Pass

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Fri, 8/18

Drag Brunch – Benefit for Helping Our Women

What: Hosted by Miss Richfield 1981, the 13th Anniversary Drag Brunch, benefiting Ptown’s Helping Our Women (HOW), is the best meal – and show in town. Make sure to dress your best drag because only those dressed for the event will be admitted!

When: 8/18/17 at Noon

Where: Patio American Grill & Cocktail Bar, 328 Commercial St | Directions

Cost: $45.00 | Buy Tickets

Dance Party: Zeus King of the Gods Carnival Closing Party

The closing party licks off at 9 pm at the Wave Bar, and then moves next door to the Paramount Dance Club with DJ Abel spinning.

Special Appearance by Power Infiniti, DJ and performance artist! Power Infiniti’s outrageous costumes (including headdresses that appear to grow out of his head), dancing skills, and choreography have made him an icon in the Circuit scene.

When: Fri, 8/18, 9 pm Wave Bar; Dancing begins at 10 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $10.00 | Included with VIP Pass

Buy VIP Passes and individual event tickets at the PBG’s Carnival ticketing site.


Ptown Carnival 2017

August 12 2017

Details

Start: August 12
End: August 18
Event Categories:
Website: Visit Event Website

Venue

Various Venues

254 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

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Organizer

PBG
Phone: 508-487-2313
Email:
Website: Visit Organizer Website