See all the events for the year arranged by month at the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce website. Ptown.org also has events listings. See our events listings of special interest to the LGBT community below:
September 26-29, 2019. Four days. Performances of some of the most experimental, counter-cultural plays by TENNESSEE WILLIAMS and YUKIO MISHIMA. Born a world apart, Williams and Mishima became good friends in the late 1950s. Williams fell under Japanese influence for over a decade, until 1970, the year Mishima died. See a full 2019 line-up of shows after June 1st at:
October 3-7, 2019 - 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.
October 14-20, 2019. Events include Sailing, Golf, Tea Dances, Film Screenings, Comedy and Cabaret Shows, Music Concerts, Saturday and Sunday Night Girl Power Dance parties - a fabulous week of many events, workshops, performances, gatherings, and parties. See the full program online:
October 20-27, 2019. A 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. See website for details and schedule.
October 30 - November 3, 2019. 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, Black+Gold Ball and more.
October 31 - November 3, 2019. Annual Halloween weekend mischief-making in magical Provincetown. Bring Bear friends, admirers, fabulous costumes, and your sexy selves. FRI 6-9pm Meet and Greet. SAT 11am-4pm Bear Mart. SAT 9pm-1am Classic Monster Party Costume Ball at Crown & Anchor.
November 1, 2019, 9pm-1am. Music By International Superstar DJ/Producer GSP (Greece) and VJ Tom Yaz. The Return of the Monsters Theme. Don’t miss the best party of the Halloween Weekend in Ptown with amazing DJs. The biggest party of the weekend! Party full of testosterone/ Men in gear/ Stud Dancers/ Daddies/ Bearded Boys/ Trick or Treat/ Outdoor Patio.
December 5-8, 2019. Explore the quieter season at this gay resort during the annual pre-Christmas weekend. Past events have included: Gay Men's Chorus concert; dance nights; the 'Shop Hop, with sales at shops and galleries around town; Drag Bingo; The Snow Ball at the A House; and the Leather Dance Party at Club Purgatory,
February 21-23, 2020. Annual FRI-SUN events sponsored by The Watership Inn, The Atlantic House, The Crown and Anchor, Gifford House Inn Bayside Betsy’s. Produced by Mates Leather Weekend and Full Kit Gear. Beer Blast, White Out and C*CK Parties, Brunches, Workshops, Chaps+Straps, Leather Dance.....
April 24–26, 2020 at Town Hall and Sage Inn. Hoedown consists of 3 (and a half) dances, 5 workshops (two tracks to choose from). Laughing, socializing, and dancing yer ass off. See past year's schedule.
June 17-21, 2020. In addition to presenting over 50 features and short films from around the world, many of them with gay themes, the 22nd annual 5-day festival is expected to host several parties and special events. See past year schedule; and 2020 updates at;
May 14-20, 2020. It's daunting to find and meet new people. Single Women’s Weekend is a fast, fun, guaranteed way for single lesbians to meet other single lesbians, live and in person. Among previous participants, 99% have either found someone they want to date or, at the very least, made great new friends and had fun. Meet n Greets, Speed Dating, Comedy show, Discounts.
May 21-25, 2020. Annual summer season kick-off/ Memorial Day Weekend 4-day 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:
June 4-7, 2020. Past year highlights: Workshops; Singles' Meetup; Welcome Reception; Director's Dinner; Welcome Party; Fitness; Cookout; Talent Showcase; Friday Fete; Saturday Sweat; Pool Party + Fashion Show; Comedy Show; Womxn in Wakanda; Sister Soul Brunch; Closing Party. Host Hotel: ANCHOR INN BEACH HOUSE. See website for 2020 line-up and hotel package deals:
June 5-7, 2020. Main events this past year included: Stroll Under the Rainbow; PRIDE Kick-off Party at Velvet; PRIDE Dance Party at A-House; and Underwear Closing Party at Purgatory.
June 27 - July 5, 2020. Provincetown's hottest week long celebration! Guest DJs; ROUGH TRADE Leather + ROUGH TRADE Sports editions.Trade Pool Parties, Club Nights, entertainers; plus the Freedom Beach Party on the final SUNDAY!
July 11-19, 2020. The guys hit the beach for 9 days w/ rooms at local host hotels, camp sites and condo rentals. Daily N. Truro to P-town shuttle. Cabaret shows, beach outings, bar nights, meals, dance parties, pool parties, cruises, and leather events. See program plus 2008 - 2019 photos.
Mid-July, 2020. Six days. Past year: SUN Harder at A-House. MON Pupmania! at Underground Bar. TUE Polyglamorous at Velvet Lounge. WED Bears in Space + F▲G B▲SH at Club Purgatory. THU Deep End Pool Party at Provincetown Inn + Horse Meat Disco at A-House. FRI FUR REAL at Velvet Lounge - The FINAL FUCK of the week.
Mid-July, 2020 (TBC). Past year events included beach days, clambake and night parties, concerts, cabaret and comedy shows, entertainment and performances, dunes and trolly tours, book readings, dance parties, whale watch, sails, White Party. See schedule dates, venues, lineups and more at:
August 20, 2020, 3-5pm Carnival Parade from Harbor Hotel and continues down Commercial St, through the town center, to the corner of Franklin St in the West End. Also Carnival Week vendor fair, shows, pool + dance parties, boat cruise, costume ball, Velvet King cakes, club nights.