Blessing of Fleet Provincetown Portuguese Festival

What do in Ptown – June 22 – June 24

Ptown Portuguese Festival

Provincetown celebrates its cultural heritage with the Provincetown Portuguese Festival. The festival kicks-off tonight with the annual Seamen’s Bank Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa or Share Our Table.

The two highlights of the festival are the parade on Saturday afternoon and the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday afternoon. But there are plenty of events and activities running all weekend – food, music, dancing and family events!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival Parade
Photo by the Furies;


Provincetown Dance Festival

From hip-hop to ballet, from tap to contemporary and classical Indian dance, the Provincetown Dance Festival showcases a range of dancing styles.

This year’s artists include Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater, with work by Tony Award nominee, Donald Byrd, Rachna Agrawal (Hartford), Rovaco Dance Company (New York City), Case Closed! (Providence), Portland Ballet (Portland, ME), Boston Tap Company and Tony Williams Ballet (Boston).

When: Fri, 6/24/17 & Sat, 6/24/17 at 7:30 pm

Provincetown Dance Festival

Reading, AMP Gallery. Sarah Johnson, Sheila Carter-Jones, and Alden Jones

What: Ptown novelist Sarah Johnson, poet Sheila Carter-Jones and Alden Jones read from their works/works-in-progress.

When: Sat, 6/24 at 5:00 pm

Where: AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial St | Directions


AMP Gallery Reading
Pictured: Johnson & Carter-Jones

Friday Night Gallery Stroll

Several galleries have Friday openings this weekend beginning at 6 pm.

We’ve got the complete show list with a few previews of artist work. It’s a great way to spend your Friday night – and it’s free! And of course, all galleries are open with on-going shows on display.