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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. Ptown.org also has events listings. See our events listings of special interest to the LGBT community below:

ptownchamber.com/calendar-of-events
Oscar Wildes's Trivial Comedy for Serious People
The Importance of Being Earnest

May 18 - June 5, 2016 at Provincetown Theater. One of Wilde’s most beloved works, the play takes a satirical look at Victorian London. Wilde’s madcap farce continues to delight audiences with its eccentric characters and rapid-fire wit, involving plot lines of mistaken identities and lovers’ entanglements. David Drake directs.

provincetowntheater.org
Every year thousands of women from all over the globe come to Provincetown
Memorial Day Weekend Ptown

May 26-29, 2016. Annual kick off to the summer season Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations for women at clubs around town. Shopping, cruising, dancing, boating, beaching, biking, barbecues, parties, and drinking - a series of events you will not want to miss. See the full schedule on their fb page, and website below:

www.lesbiannightlife.com/memorialdayweekend
Reserve soon - the best rooms go to early birds
Women of Color Weekend

June 2-5, 2016. 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:

womenofcolorweekend.com
Founded in 1999
Provincetown International Film Festival

June 15-19, 2016. In addition to presenting over 50 features and short films from around the world, many of them with gay themes, the 18th annual festival will also host several parties and special events. See website for schedule info.

www.Ptownfilmfest.org
The Crown & Anchor presents P'towns Week-Lond 4th of July Celebration
Independence 2016

June 30 -July 7, 2016. Blackout Underwear Parties, Ritual Fetish Party, Burst, Beach Party, Illuminata, Fire-Werk, Fury, Re-Ignite, BoiParties H2O Pool Parties w/ Paige Turner + Jennifer Holliday. DJs ABEL, Morabito, Gustavo Scorpio, Chris Racine, Joe Gauthreaux, Eddie Martinez, Isaac Escalante, Alain Jackinsky, Thiago Oliveira.

onlyatthecrown.com/event/1-independence-2016
Bears on the beach
Bear Week Provincetown

July 9-17, 2016, 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 - 2015.

www.Ptownbears.org
Explore Provincetown for Women and find all things women and more
Girl Splash

July 19-23, 2016. A week for women. Holding hands, parties, schooner sails, whale watching, beach bonfires... Entertainers to include: Vickie Shaw, The Lezberados (Sandra Valls + Mim Gonzalez), and Suzanne. For more info see the website:

www.provincetownforwomen.com/girl-splash
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.

www.ProvincetownJazzFestival.org
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.

www.ptown.org
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

www.twptown.org
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.

www.Matesleatherweekend.com
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:

womensweekprovincetown.com
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.

www.Fantasiafair.org
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.

www.castlehill.org/special-events/2016/10/21/provincetown-dance-festival-2016
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

ptown.org/halloween-in-provincetown
New England Ursamen
Spooky Bear Weekend

Late October, 2016 (TBC). 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.
 

www.ne-ursamen.org/spookybear/index.html
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,

ptown.org/holly-folly
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.

www.matesleatherweekend.com/snowbound