Provincetown, Massachusetts is an LGBTQ+ refuge year round and therefore a great destination any time of the year, but for an extra queer time, schedule your visit during one of the many festivals or themed weekends and weeks. Here's a calendar of P-town events through the end of the year.
Womxn of Color Weekend June 2 – 5 Celebrating LGBTQ+ women, trans, nonbinary, and genderfluid people of color.
Cabaret Fest June 21 – 26 “Hooray For Hollywood!” is the theme of the 22nd annual movie-focused festival.
Independence Weekend July 1 – 4 Celebrate the 4th of July with dazzling fireworks and explosive parties at the Crown & Anchor.
Bear Week July 9 – 17 Bears, cubs, wolves, otters, and their admirers venture to Provincetown to enjoy cruises, pool parties, discos, and shows.
Girl Splash July 20 – 23 Produced by Provincetown for Women, this annual getaway features entertainment, pool parties, and beach relaxation.
Family Week July 23 – 30 The largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and their children in the world.
Carnival August 13 – 20 Themed “Monsters, Myths & Legends,” one of the largest outdoor Massachusetts celebrations returns with costume parties, live entertainment, drag brunches, and the famous Carnival Parade (August 18).
Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla Weekend September 9 – 11 Join swimmers, volunteers, kayakers, and cheerleaders for the 35th annual event to raise money for HIV, women’s health, and other services.
Holly Folly December 2 – 4 One of the only LGBTQ+ holiday festivals in the world celebrates its 25th anniversary. New this year: “Light the Night Holiday Stroll,” with illuminated costumes; and Hung with Care, a queer holiday burlesque spectacular.