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Carnival Parade 2019

Provincetown Carnival

2019 Carnival Parade

When: Thu, August 22, 2019; 3 – 5pm

Theme: Enchanted Forest

Where: Starts at the Harbor Hotel and continues down Commercial St, through the town center, to the corner of Franklin St in the West End. | See Parade Route

Interested in participating?

See the Parade Registration page for complete details.

Ptown Carnival Parade


The Parade draws one of the largest crowds for an event on the Cape. so arrive in Ptown early that day to get a parking space. We’ve got a page devoted to finding parking in Ptown – check it out. Also

Fast Ferry

If you’re traveling from the Boston area, we recommend taking the Fast Ferry – 90 minutes each way. Traffic will be extremely heavy because the road from Wellfleet to Ptown is a two-lane road. Ferries: Bay State Cruises or Boston Harbor Cruises.

Ptown Carnival Parade Registration

The PBG welcomes and encourages individuals, groups, and creative floats to enter as participants in the parade. Come celebrate summer in Ptown!

Entry Categories and Fees for 2018

NOTE: We’ve left 2018’s entry fees posted so you have an idea what to expect. Fees are subject to change. As soon as the PBG finalizes the fees, we’ll post them.

  • Large Float: Large truck, Long trailer, Bus, Multi-unit | Fee: $50.00
  • Small Float: Pick-up truck, Car, Motorcycle, Motorized vehicles | Fee: $35.00
  • Self-Propelled: Unicycles, Bikes, Trikes, Recumbent bikes, Pedi-cabs, Rollerblades, Skateboards, Pull-carts (1 registration per group) | Fee: $30.00
  • Walking Entry: Marching Unit, Group, Individual (1 registration per group) | Fee: $25.00

How to Register for the Carnival Parade

Online: Online parade registration will open in June 2019.

Contact the Carnival Parade organizer, the Provincetown Business Guild: Email | Phone | 3 Freeman St Unit #2, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Directions

NOTE: Registered participants and vehicles must be in line at the Harbor Hotel by 1 pm on the day of the parade, Thursday, 8/22/19. Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Directions

August 22 2019


Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Provincetown, MA

Provincetown,MA02657United States

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