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!

Complete list of 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

Where: Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St | Directions

Cost: $38.50; Students & Seniors: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

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. Read more about these three writers.

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.

Jim Broussard. Oils by the Sea
Jim Broussard. Oils by the Sea


Jimmy Tingle, In the Age of Trump

Jimmy Tingle comes to Ptown for 3 nights, offering his hilarious – yet hopeful – take on the people and issues facing the nation and the world in the age of President Trump.

When: Fri, 6/23 & Sat 6/24; 8 – 9 pm, Sun 6/25; 7 – 8 pm

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $20.00 | Buy Ticket


Raja, “Gawdess” at the Post Office Cabaret

Raja, winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 3, stars in her first solo show, which debuted in New York City. Exotic and edgy, Raja is sure to delight her fans, drag enthusiasts and fashionistas alike. Six night run!

When: Thu, 6/22 – Thu, 6/29 at 8:30 pm. (No show, Mon, 6/26)

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $25.00 | Buy Tickets


Provincetown Shows

This weekend also begins the summer runs of Electra, the 2017 edition of Ptown Male Call, and comedian Kate Clinton. These performers now join the other Ptown favorites Miss Richfield 1981, Dina Martina, and Illusions that have been performing nightly at the Crown and Anchor too.

See Entertainment Events for performers showtimes this weekend.

Jimmy Tingle Provincetown
Raja Provincetown
Raja, "Gawdess". Post Office Cafe