1980's Provincetown

1980’s Provincetown

Back to the 80’s

This year’s Provincetown Carnival theme is Back to the 80’s. To celebrate, we asked local PTown residents to share their favorite photos from 1980’s Provincetown.

As we celebrate Carnival Week, it’s important to acknowledge that those who survived the nightmare HIV/AIDS of the 1980s to mid-’90s. Many were coping, fearful or fighting for research and awareness and prevention. We honor and thank this generation that pioneered open gay culture.

1980’s Provincetown

Two local residents, Kenneth Cruise and Jose Pimentel shared their memories from 1980’s Provincetown. Kenneth’s pictures – with everyone in white drag – come from the early years of what is now known as the annual White Party.


1980's Provincetown

1980's Provincetown

1980's Provincetown

1980's Provincetown

1980's Provincetown

1980's Provincetown

1980's Provincetown