Provincetown Fundraising Events

Please help Ptown’s many non-profit organizations achieve their missions – and have a great time too! If you can’t attend, consider a donation or sponsorship!

If you want a benefit posted, please email us at [email protected].

July 2019

ASGCC’s Annual Provincetown 5k Run/Walk

What: Participate in the AIDS Support Group Cape Cod (ASGCC) 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk and help them achieve their fundraising goal of $25,000. Create a fundraising page!

Enjoy a gorgeous morning run down Commercial St. out to the end of MacMillian Pier, and then continue down Commercial St. to the Provincetown Inn finish line (for awards and breakfast celebration). Also dogs are welcome and encouraged to raise funds as well!  Bring your leashed pooch along for the morning run/walk if you so desire. Prizes for top three fundraisers and the top three finishers.

When: Sun, 7/21/19

Time: Registration: 7 – 8:30am; Start time: 8:30am

Where: Begins at Harbor Hotel, 353 Commercial St | Directions


Registration Fee: $35.00


August 2019

Enchanted Pool Party: GLAAD Benefit

What: The Crown & Anchor, GLAAD, and Absolut Elyx host an afternoon of music and dancing overlooking Provincetown Harbor. DJ Blacklow will spin, and the Crown & Anchor is expanding the waterfront dance floor for this special event with multiple bars available. VIP Ticket purchasers will enjoy exclusive use of the Absolut Elyx VIP Lounge with complimentary Absolut Elyx beverages.

A portion of the door proceeds will benefit GLAAD. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

When: Tue, 8/20; 11 am – 4 pm

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

Cost: $29 & $64 (VIP Access) | Buy Enchanted Pool Party Tickets


Provincetown White Party

The White Party is an anticipated Labor Day weekend event and fundraiser. Come celebrate the end of summer by wearing your best white outfit! See party photos. Tickets are generally available in mid-July and you can purchase them from the official White Party website.

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019; 2 – 5 pm

Where: Delft Haven, 7 Commercial St | Directions

Cost: TBA

AIDS Support Group Cape Cod Annual 5k Walk Run Provincetown
Photo credit: Kevin O'Toole

September 2019

Provincetown Swim for Life

What: The Swim for Life (Official website) is an annual swim to raise money for several Ptown social services. Now in its 33rd year, the swim has grown to be one of the largest community gatherings on Cape Cod, bringing people together from around the country and around the corner.

UPDATE 9/5: The swim itself has been cancelled due to the coming storm, which is expected to bring high winds that could be dangerous for swimmers and kayakers.

However, all other Swim for Life Activities will be held on Friday, 9/6 and Saturday, 9/7See the Complete Schedule.

See Event Details

Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride

What: During this one-day bike ride, participant bike between 68 to 125 miles from Boston to Provincetown to raise money that benefits organization providing much needed care and support to people with AIDS. 100% of all proceeds go directed to AIDS-related charities

In Provincetown, riders come together in the early evening and ride through the town. Be sure to come out and cheer them for their efforts! This is their 14th year!

You can donate online to this wonderful organization at their website’s donation page. 100% of all proceeds go directed to their charities.

When: Sat, 9/21/19; Riders begin arriving in PTown in early afternoon

Where: Riders come together in the early evening (6 pm) and ride through town down Commercial St.

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October 2019

Annual Benefit Gala, PAAM

What: Come show your support and celebrate at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Annual Gala. This is PAAM’s largest fundraising event of the year! Celebrate PAAM in style with a catered dinner while honoring PAAM’s artists and supporters for their work and dedication. Check the PAAM’s event page for more information about this year’s honorees.

When: Sat, 10/5, 5 – 11 pm

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Directions

Cost: TBA

PAAM Website


Cape Cod Walks the Walk, Alzheimer Fundraiser

What: This annual fundraiser and celebration raises crucial funds to support free services through the The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center Of Cape Cod for families of those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases. Trolly ride, food, live music!

When: Sun, 10/13; Registration starts at 10 am. Walk starts at 12 pm.

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Directions

Website: Alzheimer’s Family Support Center Of Cape Cod

Provincetown White Party

November 2018

Pilgrim 5K Trot: Helping Our Women Fundraiser

What: Start your Thanksgiving Day with a 5K race! And best of all, you’ll help raise money for Helping Our Women (HOW). The route goes from the Sandcastle Resort Club to Angel Food and back to the Sand Castle Resort for a distance of 3.1 miles. See The Route.

When: Thu, 11/22/18. Registration starts at 7:30am; Race starts at 9am.

Where: Begins at Sand Castle Resort, 929 Commercial St, Provincetown | Directions

Registration Cost: $25 pre-registration; $30 the day of the race. | Download Registration Form

Prizes: $100.00 cash prize for 1st place female and male participants.


Online Auction, Provincetown Film Society (PFS)

Bid online on a variety of items that will support the Provincetown Film Society. All proceed benefit this organization that promotes the film arts, continuing the tradition of art in Provincetown, America’s oldest art colony.

When: Friday, 11/23/18, 9 am  – Sunday, 12/2/18, 9 pm

Where: Online – Website TBA


December 2018

SKIP “Souper Saturday” Fundraiser

What: Join the Soup Kitchen of Provincetown (SKIP) at Tin Pan Alley for their annual “Souper Saturday” fundraiser! Restaurants throughout Provincetown come together to serve their speciality soups by the cup. You’re bound to find several soups to warm up to.

When: Sat, 12/1; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

Cost: $5.00; Each ticket purchases a cup of soup of your choice!


‘Tis the Season for Giving Fundraiser

What: Kick off Holly Folly Weekend and get into the spirit of giving with the annual ‘Tis the Season for Giving holiday drag show. All proceeds and tips collected benefit the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC). Your show hostesses – Anita Cocktail & Barbie Cue – along with many more talented and generous drag performers!

When: Fri, 11/30; 8 pm

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

Cost: $10 donation at the door


January 2019

Polar Bear Plunge

Take out that summer swimsuit and take the annual Polar Bear Plunge challenge on New Year’s Day 2019! This tradition is the 3rd annual event and is part of the Provincetown First Light celebrations for New Years Weekend 2018 – 2019. Registration proceed benefit the Center for Coastal Studies.

This event, co-sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria and the 8 Dyer Hotel will feature a quick dip in the harbor followed by warm-up cocktails and chili at Harbor Lounge. There will be a DJ, music and a guest emcee, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate. And if you don’t want to take the plunge, come on down and cheer on those brave plungers!

When: Tues, 1/1/19; 12 pm

Where: Johnson’s Street Parking Lot, Provincetown Harbor | Directions

Registration Cost: TBA

Pilgrim 5k Trot Fundraiser Provincetown

January 2019

Benefit Closing Party for Soup Kitchen In Provincetown

What: Closing party to help empty Tin Pan Alley’s cupboards to fill Soup Kitchen in Provincetown‘s (SKIP) cupboards!Eat up and do your part to help SKIP provide a free lunch Mon – Fri during the off-season in Provincetown.

When: Wed, 1/2 at 5 – 9 pm

Where: Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St. | 508-487-1648 |  Directions

Cost: TBA