Ptown Theme Weeks & Festivals

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Provincetown hosts an eclectic range of theme weeks and festivals throughout the year. 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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2018 Carnival Week! Dates: Sat, August 11 – Fri, August 17, 2018
ThemeMardis Gras by the Sea

Bear Week Provincetown
Provincetown Bear Week

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July 2018

Bear Week: Sat, 7/7 – Sun, 7/15/18

Girl Splash: Tues, 7/17 – Sat, 7/21/18

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 17, 2018

Carnival Parade: Thu, 8/16

Provincetown Carnival Parade
Carnival Parade

September 2018

White Party: Sat, 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 Week: Sun, 9/23 – Sat, 9/29/18

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

Provincetown White Party
Photo Credit: Joseph Spada

October 2018

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

Women’s Week: Mon, 10/8 – 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

Pilgrim Monument Lighting

December 2017

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

First Light New Year’s Celebration: Fri, 12/28/18 – Tue, 1/1/19

First Light Fireworks – TBA

 

February 2019

Snowbound Leather Weekend X: Fri, 2/22 – Sun, 2/24/19

 

March 2018

Out of Hibernation Bear Weekend: Fri, 3/15 – Sun, 3/17/19

April 2019

Women’s Media Summit / Film Financing Forum: Thu, 4/4 – Sun, 4/7/19

Gays for Patsy: Fri, 4/26 – Sun, 4/28, 2019

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

May 2019

Reebok Ragnar Relay: Sat, 5/11/19

Nauticon: Fri, 5/17 – Sun, 5/19/19

Single Women’s Weekend: Fri, 5/17 – Sun, 5/19/19

Twenty Summers: Events begin mid-May and run through mid-June | Watch performances online

Memorial Day Women’s Weekend: Thu, 5/23 – Mon, 5/27/19

Womxn of Color Weekend: Thu, 5/30 – Sun, 6/2/19

CabaretFest: Thu, 5/30 – Sun, 6/2/19

Provincetown Pride 2018: Fri, 5/31 – Sun, 6/2

International Encaustic Conference: Fri, 5/31 – Sun, 6/2/19

provincetown memorial day womens weekend
Provincetown Memorial Day Women's Weekend

June 2019

Provincetown Pride 2018: Fri, 5/30 – Sun, 6/2/19

Womxn of Color Weekend: Events run through Sun, 6/2/19

CabaretFest: Events run through Sun, 6/2/19

International Encaustic Conference: Fri, 5/30 – Sun, 6/2/19

Twenty Summers: Events run through mid-June

Ptown Events

Coastal Rowing Regatta and Mini Triathlon: Sat, 6/8/19

Provincetown Film Festival: Wed, 6/12 – Sun, 6/16/19

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

Provincetown Dance Festival: Fri, 6/22 & Sat, 6/23

TEDxProvincetown: Sat, 6/30/18

provincetown portuguese festival
Blessing of the Fleet, Portuguese Festival

July 2019

July 4th: Fireworks & Parade: Thu, 7/4

Independence Week: Fri, 6/28 – Fri, 7/5/19

Holidays in Provincetown
Miss Richfield 1981

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