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:
June 28 - July 5, 2019. 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!
June 28 - July 5, 2019 FOURTH OF JULY WEEK. Jul 3rd JOCKS. Jul 5th PECS. Jul 12th RED. Jul 14th HARDER w/ DJ Eric Bloom. Jul 15th BEAR CLASSIC DISCO. Jul 17th JOCKSTRAP. Jul 18th Horse Meat Disco. Jul 19th UNIFORM BALL. Jul 26th BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Aug 2nd BUNS. Aug 9th FLESH. Aug 16th WHITE PARTY. Aug 20th MAGICAL & MYSTICAL. TUE Harness Night.
July 13-21, 2019. The guys hit the beach for 9 days w/ rooms at local host hotels, camp sites and condo rentals. Daily N. Turo to P-town shuttle. Cabaret shows, beach outings, bar nights, meals, dance parties, pool parties, cruises, and leather events. See program plus 2008 - 2018 photos.
July 14-19, 2019. SUN 9pm Harder at A-House w/ DJ Eric Bloom. MON 10pm Pupmania! w/ Fog City Pack (SF) at Underground Bar. TUE 10pm Polyglamorous at Velvet Lounge. WED 9pm Bears in Space + F▲G B▲SH at Club Purgatory w/ Chris Bowen + Mike ETC. THU Deep End Pool Party at Provincetown Inn + 9pm Horse Meat Disco at A-House. FRI 10pm FUR REAL at Velvet Lounge - The FINAL FUCK of the week.
July 15, 2019, 9:30pm-1am. A very special night from NYC - going hard with sexy DJ Lee Harris (London). A party full of testosterone w/ men in gear, Stud Dancers, Daddies, Bears, Pigs, Pups, Musclebears and Bearded Boys. See you on the dance floor. Come RAM it all night!
July 18, 2019, 9pm-1am. Once again taking over the legendary A-House: the only venue in town historically appropriate enough for HORSE MEAT DISCO! Last year was magic and this year we have a few tricks up our sleeve including SURPRISE PERFORMANCES! We will wake the gayngels on this magic night as we dance in a sea of FUR!
July 18, 2019, 9:30pm-1am. NYC's biggest bear party returns to Provincetown for the 7th year. All daddies, bears, cubs, pups, and sexy bears will be there. Leather + fetish wear encouraged (not mandatory). Join 100s of furry guys for a great night of music, dancing and frolic! HOST: Daddy Ersin. Dancing GoGo Bears + Cubs! Thunderpuss DJ Legend Barry Harris.
July 23-27, 2019. Events to include 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 15, 2019, 7pm at THE CROWN & ANCHOR, 247 Commercial St, with Jessica Curran and Henry Acker. Plus August 19th at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, with Katie Thiroux and Kevin Harris. See website for updates and tickets:
August 22, 2019, 3-5pm Carnival Parade from Harbor Hotel on Commercial to Franklin St. Also Carnival Week vendor fair, shows, pool + dance parties, boat cruise, costume ball, Velvet King cakes, club nights.
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.
Late October, 2019. Annual Halloween weekend mischief-making in magical Provincetown. Bring Bear friends, admirers, fabulous costumes, and your sexy selves. Past year events at Crown+Anchor Wave Bar; Bear Mart by Shane Ruff; Art's Dune Tours; Costume Ball at Crown+Anchor Paramount; Crown+Anchor Farewell Brunch.
November - December, 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 Bingor; 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.
Mid-May, 2020 (TBC). 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.
Late May, 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 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;
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.