Provincetown Theme Weeks & Festivals

Provincetown Theme Weeks & Festivals

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

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A message to our visitors:

Although many summer events have been suspended, we want you to know that local business owners, entertainers, lodging keepers, and the managers, chefs and staff at your favorite restaurants and bars look forward to offering all that Provincetown is famous for when they open for the season.

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Carnival Parade

Provincetown Theme Weeks & Events List

April 2020

Miss Gay Massachusetts: Postponed

Gays for Patsy: Suspended
Gay’s for Patsy’s annual LGBTQA+ spring hoedown features dances, workshops, and socializing.

May 2020

Twenty Summers: Rescheduled to 9/25 – 10/17

Single Women’s Weekend: Rescheduled to 5/21 – 5/22/21

Memorial Day Women’s Weekend: Rescheduled to 2021

CabaretFest: Reschedule to 2021

International Encaustic Conference: Suspended

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Provincetown Memorial Day Women's Weekend

June 2020

Provincetown Pride: Rescheduled to 2021

Womxn of Color Weekend: Reschedule to 2021

Provincetown Dance Festival: Rescheduled to 2021

Provincetown Film Festival: Rescheduled – Dates TBA

Portuguese Festival: Downsized

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Blessing of the Fleet, Portuguese Festival

July 2020

July 4th: Fireworks & Parade: Rescheduled to 7/4/21

Independence Week: Rescheduled to 2021: Sat, 6/29 – Sun, 7/5/2021

Bear Week: Reschedule to 2021: Sat, 7/10 –  Sun, 7/18, 2021

Girl Splash: Reschedule to 2021

Family Week: Reschedule to 2021

Whale Week: Reschedule to 2021

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Provincetown Bear Week

August 2020

Provincetown Jazz Festival: Reschedule to 2021

Carnival: Rescheduled to 2021

Carnival Parade: Rescheduled to 2021

September 2020

White Party: Reschedule to 2021

The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta: TBA

Swim for Life: Sat, 9/12

Afterglow Festival: TBA

Twenty Summers: Rescheduled to 9/25 – 10/17

Gay Pilots Week: Thu, 9/17 – Sun, 9/20

Antique Car Show & Parade, Yankee Lambda Car Club: Sat, 9/19

Pet Appreciation Week: TBA

Tennessee Williams Festival: Thu, 9/24 – Sun, 9/27

Provincetown White Party
Photo Credit: Joseph Spada

October 2020

Mates Leather Weekend: Thu, 10/1 – Mon, 10/5/20

Provincetown Book Festival: Fri, 10/2 – Sun, 10/4

TEDxProvincetown: Sat, 10/10/20

Women’s Week: Mon, 10/12 – Sun, 12/18/20

Wellfleet Oyster Festival: Sat, 10/17 & Sun, 10/18/20

Fantasia Fair: Sun, 10/18 – Sun, 10/25

Provincetown Roundup: Wed, 10/21 – Sun, 10/25

Halloween: Thu, 10/29 – Sun, 11/1

Spooky Bear Weekend: Fri, 10/30 – Sun, 11/1

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Halloween White Wind Inn

November 2020

Pilgrim Monument Lighting: Wed, 11/11/20

Mr New England Leather Weekend: Fri, 11/20 – Sun, 11/22/20

Thanksgiving: Wed, 11/26 – Sun, 11/30/20

Lobster Pot Tree Lighting: Sat, 11/28/20

Pilgrim Monument Lighting

December 2020

Holly Folly Weekend: Fri, 12/4/20 – Sun, 12/6/20

First Light New Year Celebration: Wed, 12/30/20 – Sun, 1/3/21

First Light Fireworks: Friday, 1/1/21

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

February 2020

Snowbound Leather Weekend: Fri, 2/19 – Sun, 2/21


March 2020

Out of Hibernation Bear Weekend: TBA

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Winter in Provincetown

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