Provincetown is for Women
Provincetown is for women and men, gay and straight. It really is one of the most diverse gay resorts in the world, across gender, gender expression, body types, and ages, and increasingly by racial background and ethnic origin. True that during high season -- which basically runs from late June through early September -- it's much more homogeneously gay male and a bit higher up on the economic food chain.
But even during the height of summer gay women are present in sizable numbers. Still, Provincetown, a hop skip and jump from most major north American cities via AA.com and JetBlue continuing on to Cape Air, is a bit more popular with women in the shoulder season (late spring and late summer/early fall) as well as the off season. But it is absolutely packed with women at least five times a year and this is thanks, in part, to the energy of a handful of dedicated event producers and primarily Lynette Molnar of Girl Power Productions, promoter of many events for women in Provincetown.
Here's a highlight of their most popular upcoming events this year.
Single Women’s Weekend, May 21-23
Attendees have the opportunity to meet other single women in a variety of comfortable settings. Vickie Shaw headlines the weekend with her inimitable and hilarious act. Info: www.SingleWomensWeekend.com.
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31
A kind of spring break for young lesbians, this popular weekend draws over 10,000 women. The weekend's signature event is the only all-women's party cruise in Provincetown, scheduled for May 29. Info: www.ProvincetownForWomen.com
The four-day event brings lesbians of color and their friends together from all over the country to network, party, bond, and take over the town. Info: www.WomenofColorWeekend.com
Girl Splash: The Women's Summer Party, July 21-25
The Best of what Ptown has to offer in summer fun. This year, Sandra Bernhard headlines a non-stop series of top-notch events, comedy shows, and other entertainment with nationally known stars; dance parties; parties on the only lesbian beach in the country, and much more. Info: www.ProvincetownForWomen.com.
Women's Week, October 8-17
Now in its 26th year, produced by The Women Innkeepers of Provincetown, this long-standing, popular nine-day event includes art openings, live musical performances, internationally known comedy acts, parties, drag shows, sporting events and much more. Info: www.WomenInnKeepers.com.