Most comprehensive Povincetown 2018 Calendar of Events with information how to contact organizers and many beautiful images of events.

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE all here with links…

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December

December

DECEMBER 2018


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME SHOPPING!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

1 World AIDS Day

Nov 30-December 2 Holly Folly Strollwww.ptown.org

2-10 Chanukah begins Sunday night, Dec. 2, 2018 and continues through Monday, December 10, 2018. Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

2 “Souper Saturday” Fundraiser for Soup Kitchen in Provincetownwww.ptownsoup.org

7 and 8 Outer Cape Chorale Concert, Works by Faure and Rutter. Provincetown Town Hall, 7pm, FreeOuterCapeChorale.org

19 Center for Coastal Studies Lecture Series Three CCS staff reflect on 2018 highlights Bryan Legare, Owen Nichols, and Lisa Sette. Wednesday at 7 pm, Napi’s Restaurant, 7 Freeman Street, Provincetown. For details, call 508-487-3622 x103 or email [email protected] coastalstudies.org

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas Day

26-January 1, 2019 Kwanzaa The celebration honors African heritage, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

28 Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21, 2018. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

First Light Provincetown New Year's Celebrations

December 28, 2018-January 2, 2019 First Light Provincetown
Fireworks Sunday, Dec. 30th, 2018 at 5:30pm; Rainy date on January 1st, 2019 at 5:30pm
An exciting weekend of Celebrations: Fireworks over our beautiful Provincetown Harbor!
Holiday Market! Special Holiday Menues at our fabulous restaurants!
Dance parties! Polar Bear Plunge! Lite Brite Bike Ride! Drag Bingo!
Theater! Movies! Cabaret! Art! Live Music!

December 28, 2018-January 2, 2019 First Light Provincetown New Year’s Celebrations – www.ptown.org

31 New Year’s Eve – Begin the year in Provincetown! Reservations a must! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation – coastalstudies.org

Happy New Year!

Most comprehensive Povincetown 2019 Calendar of Events with information how to contact organizers and many beautiful images of events.

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE all here with links…

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October | November | December

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January

January

JANUARY 2019


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

FAWC FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN WINTER READINGS and ART OPENINGS – FAWC.org

PAAM PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM exhibitions, concerts, talks – PAAM.org

CASTLE HILL Winter Workshops check their website for schediule – CastleHill.org

PROVINCETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Many activities during Winer months! – ProvincetownLibrary.org

PAAM+Provincetown Film SocietyProvincetownFilm.org

December 28, 2018-January 2, 2019 First Light Provincetown, Fireworks, Food and Fun! Come!

December 28-January 2 – Canteen Holiday Market, at The Canteen 225 Commercial Street

1 New Year’s Day

1 Polar Bear Plunge, Johnson Street Parking Lot, early afternoon at high tide

1 Suede’d Annual New Year’s Concert, 8pm. Reservations required, 508 487-1430 – OnlyAtTheCrown.com

18-21 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

19 Center for Coastal Studies Lecture Series: An Evening with the Right Whale Team. Napi’s Restaurant, 7 Freeman Street, Provincetown. For details, call 508-487-3622 x103 or email [email protected] coastalstudies.org


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February

February

FEBRUARY 2019


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

PAAM PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM exhibitions, concerts, talks – PAAM.org

6 FAWC FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN WINTER READINGS and ART OPENINGS – FAWC.org

CASTLE HILL Winter WorkshopsCastleHill.org

PROVINCETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Many activities during Winer months! – ProvincetownLibrary.org

PAAM+Provincetown Film Society – ProvincetownFilm.org

2 Groundhog Day

12 Lincoln’s Birthday

14 Valentine’s Day ~ Bring your Love to Provincetown!

16 Chinese New Year

15-18 President’s Day Weekend

22-24 Snowbound Leather Weekend XIMatesLeatherWeekend.com/Snowbound


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March

March

MARCH 2019


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

PAAM PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM exhibitions, concerts, talks – PAAM.org

PROVINCETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Many activities during Winer months! – ProvincetownLibrary.org

PAAM+Provincetown Film Society – ProvincetownFilm.org

9 Daylight Saving

15-17 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

15-17 Out of Hibernation Ursamen ne-ursamen.org


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April

APRIL 2019


SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

Mid April – Whale Watching season beginsWhaleWatch.com, PtownWhalewatch.com

1 Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum ReopensPilgrim-Monument.org

6 FAWC FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN WINTER READINGS and ART OPENINGS – FAWC.org

CASTLE HILL Winter WorkshopsCastleHill.org

PAAM PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM exhibitions, concerts, talks – PAAM.org

1 April Fool’s Day

12-15 Patriot’s Day Weekend

13-14 Miss Gay Mass US of AOnlyAtTheCrown.com

19 Good Friday

19 Saturday, Passover begins at sunset

21 Easter Sunday

26-28 Moby-Dick Marathon at Provincetown Public Library – The Moby-Dick Marathon ​bring​s​ together over 120 participants to read Melville’s classic work aloud over three days for a total of 24 hours. ​The event​ honor​s​ Provincetown’s​ ​maritime and literary heritage and an international group of Melville​ enthusiasts. – ProvincetownLibrary.org

26-28 Gays for Patsy Annual Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town – gfp.org


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May

May

MAY 2019


Mid May Ferry Service Resumes

Visitors Center at Province Lands reopensNPS.gov/caco

Highland Lighthouse reopensHighlandlighthouse.org

FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks – FAWC.org

PAAM PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM exhibitions, concerts, talks – PAAM.org

TWENTY SUMMERS at Hawthorne Barn event series – 20Summers.org

5 Run to the Top of the Pilgrim MonumentRunToTheTop.org

7 Sisters in the Name of LoveASGCC.org

12 Mother’s Day

16-19 Broto Conference: Art & Science Collaborations

18 and 19 Outer Cape Chorale Spring ConcertOuterCapeChorale.org

17-18 Monumental Yard SalePtown.org

17-19 Nauticons The 21+ Convention, a creative and fun way for fans of anime, science fiction, fantasy, comicbooks, and all things nerdy to get together and get to know one another – Nauticons.org

17-19 Single Women’s WeekendProvincetownForWomen.com

21 Harvey Milk Day

23-27 Girl PartyProvincetownForWomen.com

24-27 Memorial Day Weekend

26 Annual Piano & Organ Celebration Concert PtownMusic.com

30 Center for Coastal Studies Homeport Banquet CoastalStudies.org

30-June 2 Womxn of Color Weekendwocw.org

30-June 2 Cabaret FestProvincetownCabaretFest.com

31-June 2 International Encaustic ConferenceCastleHill.org

31-June 3 Provincetown Pride WeekendPtown.org


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June

June

JUNE 2019


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks – PAAM.org

1 Provincetown 10K Provincetown10K.com

4 Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta 8:30am-5:00pm – RegattaCentral.com

6 A Night at the Chef’s TableASGCC.org

9-10 WorldFest – Provincetown’s International Cultural FestivalFacebook.com/WorldFestPtown

12-17 Provincetown International Film FestivalPtownFilmFest.org, 508-487-FILM

13 Provincetown Public Library, Heritage Day Celebration, Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – ProvincetownLibrary.org

16 Father’s Day

21 June Solstice, 11:45am

21-22 Provincetown Dance Festival presents seven professional dance companies performing tap, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and more at the Provincetown Theater/238 Bradford St., Provincetown – CastleHill.org

27-30 3rd Annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival & 72nd Blessing of the Fleet Four days celebration of Portuguese heritage and culture in Provincetown with live music, dancing, parades, incredible food, games… fun for all ages! Come to MacMillan Pier on Sunday for the Blessing of the Fleet where boats docked out in their finest line up to receive the blessing for a safe and prosperous year. – ProvincetownPortugueseFestival.com


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July

July

JULY 2019


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule- PAAM.org

June 28-July 7 4th of July Celebrations ~ July 4th Parade starts at 11am, begins East End, Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street. Fireworks start at dusk over Provincetown Harbor (view from any bayside beach). Lots of fun! Come and celebrates with us! Make your accommodation reservation early!

June 28-July 7 Independence Day Weekend, Crown & Anchor – OnlyAtTheCrown.com/independence

7 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

13-21 Bear Week in Provincetownwww.ptownbears.org

14 PAAM Annual Secret Garden Tourwww.paam.org

23-27 Girl SplashProvincetownForWomen.com

27 Full Moon BashCastleHill.org

27 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

27 GLAD Annual Summer Party at the Monumentwww.GLAD.org

27-August 3 Family Week www.familyequality.org/familyweek/

27-August 3 Annual Whale Week to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

28 Run the Trails for Coastal Studies www.CoastalStudies.org


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August

August

AUGUST 2019


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – PAAM.org

1 Homemade Boat Race www.coastalstudies.org

3 Coast Guard Birthday

7 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

8 The 15th Annual Provincetown Jazz FestivalProvincetownJazzFestival.org

10 Castle Hill Art AuctionCastleHill.org

15-24 Carnival Week – fabulous week with lots of music, dancing, romance and adventure! Whole Town decorated with rainbow flags! Accommodation reservations a must! – www.ptown.org

22 Carnival Parade “Enchanted Forest” , starts at 3pm, from East End to West End – www.ptown.org

August 30-September 2 Labor Day Weekend


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September

SEPTEMBER 2019


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule- PAAM.org

1 The 32nd Annual White Party, Saturday, 2pm til Tea, Delft Haven on the Bay, Provincetown – OuterCape.org

2-5 The Great Provincetown Schooner RegattaProvincetownSchoonerRace.com

6 25th Annual Celebration of Life Concert, produced by John Thomas, co-sponsored by UU Meeting House and Great Music on Sundays @ 5, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street.

7 31th Annual Swim for Life and Paddler FlotillaSwim4Life.org

9-15 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts FestivalAfterGlowFestival.org

12-15 National Gay Pilots Association Cape Cod Classicngpa.org

13 Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award CeremonyProvincetownLibrary.org

13-15 13th IWFFA Ptown Classic Women’s Flag Football Tournament, sanctioned by International Women’s Flag Football Association, Provincetown Motta Field – www.IWFFA.com

14-15 Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown Book FestivalProvincetownLibrary.org

14-16 Annual Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade. This year’s theme is Anchors Aweigh., Saturday, Sept. 15, 1:30pm Parade through town – yankeelcc.com/invitational/

14 Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride Boston to Cape Cod, Saturday – ASGCC.org

21 PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum Fall Consignment AuctionPAAM.org

26-28 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater FestivalTWPtown.org

22-28 Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW) CASAS – CasasAnimalShelter.org 508-487-4243

22 Bike Run for K9 Fundraiser

26-30 Mates Leather Weekendwww.matesleatherweekend.com

28 Provincetown Dance Trophy Ballroom Dance Competition, Provincetown Town Hall, 339-832-2812 – BostonOpenDanceSport.com


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October

October

OCTOBER 2019


1 Provincetown Dahlia Showwww.facebook.com/groups/PtownDahlias

5 PAAM Provincetown Art Association Annual GalaPAAM.org

11-14 Columbus Day Weekend

11-13 Fall Monumental Yard Sale WeekendPtown.org

14-20 35th Annual Women’s WeekWomensWeekProvincetown.com

17-21 Provincetown Round Up WeekendProvincetownRoundUp.org

20-27 45th AnnualFantasia FairFantasiaFair.org

25-26 Spooky Bears and Costume Balls – OnlyAtTheCrown.com

25-26 Provincetown Ghost Tours – The 90-minute walking tours explores old Provincetown buildings and cemeteries and provides a taste of the town’s long history and reported ghost stories. The Coffee Pot, 315 commercial street, Lopes Square, Provincetown Center – ProvincetownGhostTours.com

26 Provincetown Masquerade Ball – ProvincetownMasqueradeBall.com

26 The Ptown Ghost Hunt – Join one of the stars of TLC’s Kindred Spirits and the SyFy Channel Ghost Hunters alum Adam Berry for an investigation of the First Universalist Church, one of Provincetown’s most notorious haunts – PtownGhosthunt.com

29 Provincetown Rec’s 5th Annual Greet N’ Treat, 4:30-6pm (the kids parade through town from 3:30-4:30). Looking for businesses and organizations to decorate a vehicle and hand out candy to kids! The kids go trick-or-treating from vehicle to vehicle on Motta Field.

31-November 3 Halloween in Provincetown BOO! Haunted attractions, lots of parties, kids parade and much more! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.

31 Halloween! Parties! Costumes!


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November

November

NOVEMBER 2019


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

1 Provincetown Annual Day of the Dead Performing Arts Festival – Inspired by the Mexican traditions of El Día de los Muertos, the Festival includes art workshops, an ofrenda exhibition, a procession, performing arts and a dance party – ProvincetownDayoftheDead.com

11 Veteran’s Day

14-17 Mr. New England LeatherMrNewEnglandLeather.com

20 Lighting of the Monument Wednesday, 5-7pm – Pilgrim-Monument.org

21 Thanksgiving Day

21 Annual Pilgrim 5k Trot, Thanksgiving morning, 9am – A benefit for the PAAM – PAAM.org

23 Drag BingoPtown.org

23 Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree, created by Julian’s Popko Family, Lopes Square

Nov 29-December 1 Holly Folly Strollwww.ptown.org

30 “Tis the Season for Giving” AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod – ASGCC.org


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December

December

DECEMBER 2019


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME SHOPPING!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

1 World AIDS Daywww.asgcc.org

Nov 29-December 1 Holly Folly Strollwww.ptown.org

2 “Souper Saturday” Fundraiser for Soup Kitchen in Provincetownwww.ptownsoup.org

6-7 Outer Cape Chorale ConcertOuterCapeChorale.org

22 Winter Solstice

22-30 Chanukah begins on sundown of Sunday, December 22, 2019 and continues through Monday, December 30, 2019. Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas Day

First Light Provincetown New Year's Celebrations

First Light Provincetown
An exciting weekend of Celebrations!

December 27, 2019-January 1, 2020 First Light Provincetown An exciting weekend of Celebrations: Fireworks over our beautiful Provincetown Harbor! Holiday Market! Special Holiday Menues at our fabulous restaurants! Dance parties! Polar Bear Plunge! Lite Brite Bike Ride! Drag Bingo! Theater! Movies! Cabaret! Art! Live Music! www.ptown.org

31 New Year’s Eve – Begin the year in Provincetown! Reservations a must! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.

January | February | March
April | May | June
July | August | September
October | November | December

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