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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.