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Gay Provincetown

Everything that's happening, all year long...
The Provincetown 2017 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:
The 12th Anniversary Season
The Provincetown Tennesee Williams Theater Festival

September 21-24, 2017. 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. The full line-up of shows for 2017 will be announced in early June. FESTIVAL PASSES - now on sale!
Leather, rubber, uniforms!
Mates Leather Weekend XXI

September 28 - October 2, 2017 - 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 9-15, 2017. 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 15-22, 2017. 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. Check the website for details and schedule.
Five days of fun
Halloween in Provincetown

October 27-31, 2017. 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
December at the beach
Holly Folly

December 1-3 2017. Explore the quieter season at this gay resort during 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 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 23-25, 2018 (TBC). 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. Bayside Betsy’s + The Central House meal discounts. 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 24-27, 2018 (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

May 31 - June 3, 2018. Past year highlights: Stoplight Welcome Party; The Party at Pied. Pool Party + Karen Williams Women of Color Weekend Comedy Show + a Black and White Themed Party at the Crown. Sister Soul Sunday Brunch. Partners: The Women Innkeepers, and host hotel The Crown & Anchor. See website for upcoming year's full line-up:
Founded in 1999
Provincetown International Film Festival

Mid-June, 2018. In addition to presenting over 50 features and short films from around the world, many of them with gay themes, the 20th annual 5-day 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 2018

June - July, 2018. Provincetown's hottest week long celebration! Independence Week features international DJs, pool parties, dance parties and more, including the Freedom Beach Party on the final SUNDAY!
Bears on the beach
Bear Week Provincetown

July, 2018, 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 - 2017.
The 14th annnual 2018
Provincetown Jazz Festival

August 9 , 2018 (TBC), at THE CROWN & ANCHOR, 247 Commercial St with Molly Ringwald and Takumi Kakimoto making their Provincetown Jazz Festival debuts. August 14th at the Cotuit Center for the Arts - Ken Peplowski and Atla & Matt DeChamplain make their Provincetown Jazz Festival debuts! See website for more info and tickets.
Parade, parties, kings & queens
Carnival Week

August 11-18, 2018 (TBC). The 40th 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.