Ptown Theme Weeks & Festivals

Ptown Theme Weeks & Festivals

Provincetown hosts an eclectic range of theme weeks and festivals throughout the year. These multi-day events celebrate the reflect the diverse history and make-up of this unique town: Arts, LGBTQ, theater, historic, holiday – and just the plain fun of Carnival and Halloween.

Be sure to plan in advance so you don’t miss out on the chance to experience one of these Provincetown events.

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2018 Carnival Week! Dates: Sat, August 11 – Fri, August 18, 2018
ThemeMardis Gras by the Sea

Pilgrim Monument Lighting

December 2017

First Light New Year’s Celebration: Thurs, 12/29 – Sun, 1/1/18

First Light Fireworks – Mon, 1/1/18 at dusk over Provincetown Harbor

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February 2018

Snowbound Leather Weekend X: Fri, 2/23 – Sun, 2/25/18

 

March 2018

Out of Hibernation Bear Weekend: Fri, 3/16 – Mon, 3/18/18

 

April 2018

Gays for Patsy: Fri, 4/27 – Sun, 4/29, 2018

Lobster Pot Christmas Tree Provincetown MA
Lobster Pot Tree. Lighting Sat, Nov 25th

May 2018

Twenty Summers: Events begin May 18 and run through June 16 | Watch 2017 performances online

Single Women’s Weekend: Fri, 5/18 – Sun, 5/20/18

Memorial Day Women’s Weekend: Thurs, 5/24 – Mon, 5/28/18

Provincetown Women of Color & Friends Weekend: Thu, 5/31 – Sun, 6/3/18

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June 2018

Twenty Summers: Events run through June 16 | Watch 2017 performances online

CabaretFest: TBA

International Encaustic Conference: TBA

Provincetown Film Festival: Thurs, 6/13 – Sun, 6/17/18

Portuguese Festival: Thurs, 6/21, – Sun, 6/24/18

Provincetown Dance Festival: TBA

 

July 2018

July 4th: Fireworks & Parade

Independence Week: Fri, 6/29 – Fri, 7/6/18

Bear Week: Sat, 7/7 – Sun, 7/15/18 (Tentative)

Girl Splash: TBA

Bride Pride 2018: TBA

Family Week: Sat, 7/28 – Fri, 8/3/18

Whale Week: Sun 7/29 – Fri, 8/3/18

 

August 2018

Carnival: Sat, August 11 – Fri, August 18, 2018

September 2018

White Party: Sun, 9/1/18

The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta: Tues, 9/4/18 – Thurs, 9/6/18

Afterglow Festival: Mon, 9/10 – Sun, 9/16/18

Gay Pilots Week: Thu, 9/13 – Sun, 9/16/18

Provincetown Book Festival: Fri, 9/14 & Sat, 9/15/18

Antique Car Show & Parade, Yankee Lambda Car Club: Sat, 9/15/18

Pet Appreciation Weekend: Fri, 9/21 – Sun, 9/22/18

Tennessee Williams Festival: Thurs, 9/27 – Sun, 9/30/18

Mates Leather Weekend: Thurs, 9/27 – Sun, 9/30/18

Provincetown Dance Trophy: Sat, 9/29/18

October 2018

Inspiration Weekend Provincetown: Fri, 10/5 – Sun, 10/7/18

Women’s Week: Sat, 10/6 – Sun, 10/14/18

Wellfleet Oyster Festival: Sat, 10/13 & Sun, 10/14/18

Fantasia Fair: Sun, 10/14 – Sun, 10/21/18

Provincetown Roundup: Wed, 10/17 – Sun, 10/21/18

Halloween: Fri: 10/26 – Wed, 10/31/18

Spooky Bear Weekend: Fri, 10/26 – Sun, 10/28/18

provincetown theme weeks
Halloween - Saturday Night on Commercial St

November 2018

Day of Dead Festival: Thu, 11/1 & Fri, 11/2/18

Provincetown Men’s Weekend: Fri, 11/9 – Sun, 11/11/18

Mr New England Leather Weekend, Fri, 11/16 – Sun, 11/18/18

Pilgrim Monument Lighting: Wed, 11/21/18

Thanksgiving: Wed, 11/21 – Sun, 11/25/18

Lobster Pot Tree Lighting: Sat, 11/24/18

December 2017

Holly Folly: Fri, 11/30 – Sun, 12/2/18

Provincetown Theme Weeks

Holly Folly Provincetown
Holly Folly Weekend. Fri, 12/1 - Sun, 12/3. Image courtesy of ptown.org