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Gay Provincetown

Everything that's happening, all year long...
The Provincetown 2015 Calendar of Events

See all the events for the year arranged by month at the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce website. also has events listings. See our events listings of special interest to the LGBT community below:
by Terrence McNally & David Yazbek
The Full Monty

July 15 - August 18, 2016, 7:30pm. Provincetown Theater. Honest affection, engaging melodies, raucous humor and highly anticipated closing number. Unemployed Buffalo steelworkers catch their wives watching male strippers at a girls’ night out. Feeling jealous and emasculated, they decide on a bold plan to make some quick cash, but unclothed feel physically and emotionally exposed,
The 12th annnual 2016
Provincetown Jazz Festival

August 11, 2016, at THE CROWN & ANCHOR, 247 Commercial St and August 15, 2015, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit. See website for more info and tickets.
Parade, parties, kings & queens
Carnival Week - Back to the '80s

August 13-19, 2016. The 38th Annual Carnival celebration, a week filled with many fun adventures. Events include a vendor fair, boat cruise, dance parties, comedy; plus the best part of the week - the fabulous Carnival Parade! Check the website for schedules and more information.
Alex More has a story to tell...
Buyer and Cellar

August 22 + 25 + 29 + September 4, 2016, 7:30pm at Provincetown Theater. A struggling LA actor finds work in the Malibu basement of megastar Barbara Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding downstairs, but can their relationship make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
The 11th Anniversary Season
The Provincetown Tennesee Williams Theater Festival

September 22-25, 2016. Performances of some of the most experimental, counter-cultural plays by Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, by artists from around the country and the world at distinctive Provincetown spaces. Now through January 6, 2016 receive up to $100 off Festival Passes
Leather, rubber, uniforms!
Mates Leather Weekend XX

September 29 - October 3, 2016 - annual kick-back weekend to meet some hot new friends, socialize, relax or party with other like-minded people in leather, rubber & uniforms. Venues include A-House, Paramount, Purgatory, Boatslip and Bayside Betsy’s. See website for schedule.
Starting on Columbus day each year in October
Women's Week Provincetown

October 10-16, 2016. Several events during Columbus Day weekend include Saturday Night Dance party, a fitting crescendo to a fabulous week, plus over 150 separate events, workshops, performances, gatherings, and parties. See the full program online:
A week of Transgender events
Fantasia Fair

October 16-23, 2016 -week-long celebration of gender diversity, the longest-running annual event in the transgender world. Part conference, part social gathering, a “full immersion” experience with formal banquets, fashion show, and cabaret/talent show, where attendees can spend a week 24/7 presenting their gender as they wish. Check the website for details and schedule.
Check back in September for more info and tickets
Provincetown Dance Festival

October 21-22, 2016 at the Provincetown Theater. Previous years have included dance companies from around the world, with Indian, Modern/Contemporary Dance, Tap Dancing, Flamenco, Contemporary and Traditional Chinese Dance and Ballet performances. See their website for this year's program schedule.
Three days of fun
Halloween in Provincetown

October 30-November 1, 2016. Typically includes: Halloween Tea Dance; best costume party dancing; Leather Masquerade party; Boatslip Haunted Tea; Crown & Anchor Spooky Weekend Meet & Greet + Spooky Bear Rocky Horror Screening + more party/costume contests at Wave Bar, Paramount + more
New England Ursamen
Spooky Bear Weekend

October 28-30, 2016. Previous years have included FRI Meet & Greet + 8pm Rocky Horror Screening + Spooky Bear Party/ Costume Contest. SAT Afternoon Tea at Crown & Anchor + Spooky Tea Dance at the Boatslip + Saints/ Sinners Party for bears Leather/Uniform men at Paramount. SUN Farewell Breakfast Buffet.
December at the beach
Holly Folly

December 2-4 2016 (TBC). Explore the quieter season at this gay resort during annual pre-Christmas weekend. Events typically include: Gay Men's Chorus concert; dance nights; the 'Shop Hop, with sales at shops and galleries around town; Drag Bingor; The Snow Ball at the A House; and the Leather Dance Party at Club Purgatory,
Get Outta the Cold and Into the HEAT!
SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend X

February 24-26, 2017. Annual Friday-Sunday events sponsored by Watership Inn, Atlantic House, Bayside Betsy’s, Crown and Anchor, Gifford House Inn;  produced by Mates Leather Weekend + Full Kit Gear. Meal discounts at Bayside Betsy’s + The Central House. No cover charge for any bar event. Beer Blast/ White Out & C*CK Parties/ Brunch 1+2/ Workshops/ Leather Dance.
Every year thousands of women from all over the globe come to Provincetown
Memorial Day Weekend Ptown

May 25-28, 2017 (TBC). Annual summer season  kick-off/ Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations for women at clubs around town. Shopping, cruising, dancing, boating, beaching, biking, barbecues, partying, and drinking - events you will not want to miss. See the full schedule on their fb page, and website below:
Reserve soon - the best rooms go to early birds
Women of Color Weekend

June 1-4, 2017 (TBC). Events typically include: Opening Night Party/Dinner, workshops, games, film screening, Comedy, Burlesque, Lezberados Show, Scavenger Hunt, Pool Party, Tea Dance, Talent Show/ Open Mic, Main Party, Pizza Meetcha, Sunday Brunch. Partners: The Women Innkeepers, and The Crown & Anchor, the host hotel. See website for this year's line-up:
Founded in 1999
Provincetown International Film Festival

June 14-18, 2017 (TBC). In addition to presenting over 50 features and short films from around the world, many of them with gay themes, the 19th annual festival is expected to host several parties and special events. See website for schedule info.
The Crown & Anchor presents P'towns Week-Lond 4th of July Celebration
Independence 2017

June 29 - July 6, 2016 (TBC). Annual events typically include" Blackout Underwear Parties, Ritual Fetish Party, Burst, Beach Party, Illuminata, Fire-Werk, Fury, Re-Ignite, BoiParties H2O Pool Parties - performers, guest DJs TBA.
Bears on the beach
Bear Week Provincetown

Mid-July, 2017, the big guys hit the beach, 9 days of bars, parties + pool decks, with rooms at local host hotels, plus camp sites and condo rentals. Daily shuttle between North Turo and Provincetown. Cabaret shows, beach outings, pool parties, dance parties, and leather events. Check website for events and more information, plus photos from 2008 - 2016.