So many things to see, so many things to do… For more information about events listed below simply click on the organization link!


2017 Ptown Events Highlights

Provincetown 2017 Calendar of Events

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

New Year 2017 celebrations with fireworks at MacMillan Pier

Provincetown celebrates New Year 2017 with fireworks at MacMillan Pier

January

January

JANUARY 2017


Dec. 30-Jan 2 First Light Provincetown, Fireworks, Food and Fun! Thursday, 29 December 2016 – Monday, 2 January 2017. Come!
Sun, Jan. 1, Fireworks at dusk over Provincetown Harbor! at dusk (approx. 5:30 pm)
Sun, Jan. 1, Provincetown Theater Gala: The theme is “Studio 54” provincetowntheater.org
Sun, Jan. 1, Polar Bear Plunge, Johnson Street Parking Lot, early afternoon at high tide
Fri, Sat & Sun, Dec. 30-Jan 1 – Canteen Holiday Market, at The Canteen 225 Commercial Street
Fri & Sat, Dec. 30-31 – Entertainment for families on at Provincetown Town Hall and at the Library.
For more information visit www.ptown.org

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

Dec 29-Jan 2 First Light Provincetown & Fireworks Ptown.org

1 New Year’s Day

13-16 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend


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February

February

FEBRUARY 2017


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

2 Groundhog Day 2017

12 Lincoln’s Birthday

10-14 Valentine’s Day Weekend ~ Bring your Love to Provincetown!

17-20 President’s Day Weekend and Washington’s Birthday

24-26 Snowbound Leather Weekend IXMatesLeatherWeekend.com/Snowbound


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March

March

MARCH 2017


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

11 Year Rounders Festival – Provincetown Town Hall

12 Daylight Saving

17-19 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

18-20 Out of Hibernation Ursamen ne-ursamen.org


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April

April

APRIL 2017


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

1 Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum ReopensPilgrim-Monument.org

1 April Fool’s Day

10 Monday, Passover begins at sunset; ends Tuesday at nightfall April 18

14-16 Easter Weekend Bring your Easter basket to Provincetown!

14-17 Patriot’s Day Weekend

15-16 Miss Gay Mass US of AOnlyAtTheCrown.com

21-23 Moby-Dick Marathon at Provincetown Public Library – Friday, April 21 – 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Saturday, April 2​2​ – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; Sunday, April 23​ – 10 am to 4:00 pm.​ 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

28-30 Gays for Patsy Annual Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town – gfp.org


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May

May

MAY 2017


Mid May Ferry Service Resumes

Visitors Center at Province Lands reopensNPS.gov/caco

Highland Lighthouse reopensHighlandlighthouse.org

5-13 Appearances Green Art Festivalfacebook.com/AppearancesProvincetown/

7 Run to the Top of the Pilgrim MonumentRunToTheTop.org

12-13 Ragnar Relay Race: Hull to ProvincetownRagnarRelay.com

12-31Twenty Summers at Hawthorne Barn event series – 20Summers.org

14 Mother’s Day

18 and 19Outer Cape Chorale Spring Concert 2017 under the direction of Allison Beavan, Mass of the Children by John Rutter, Provincetown Town Hall, 7pm – OuterCapeChorale.org

Provincetown 10KProvincetown10K.com

19-21 Monumental Yard SalePtown.org

19-21 Single Women’s WeekendProvincetownForWomen.com

26-29 Memorial Day Weekend

28 Annual Piano & Organ Celebration Concert, 5 pm – PtownMusic.com


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June

June

JUNE 2017


1 A Night at the Chef’s TableASGCC.org

1-10Twenty Summers at Hawthorne Barn event series – 20Summers.org

1-4 CABARET FESTProvincetowncabaretfest.com

1-5 Women of Color & Friends WeekendProvincetownForWomen.com

4 Provincetown 10K Provincetown10K.com

TBA Sisters in the Name of LoveASGCC.org

10 Provincetown Coastal Rowing RegattaRegatta Central

11-12 WorldFest – Provincetown’s International Cultural FestivalFacebook.com/WorldFestPtown

2-4 The 11th International Encaustic Conference; Pre-Conference workshops: May 30 – June 1, Post-Conference workshops: June 5 – 9CastleHill.org

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

14-18 Provincetown International Film FestivalPtownFilmFest.org, 508-487-FILM

22-25 Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the FleetProvincetownPortugueseFestival.com


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July

July

JULY 2017


June 30-July 4 Independence Day Weekend ~ 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)

1 Provincetown Library Super Classy Dog Show, 1pm – ProvincetownLibrary.org

1-8 Independence 2017OnlyAtTheCrown.com/independence

8-12 Bear Week in Provincetownwww.ptownbears.org

16 PAAM Annual Secret Garden Tourwww.paam.org

18-22 Girl Splashwww.girl-splash.com

22 Bride Pride RouxProvincetown.com/Bride-Pride

28-August 5 21st Annual Family Week www.familyequality.org/familyweek/

30-August 5 6th Annual Whale Week to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – CenterForCoastalStudies.org


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August

August

AUGUST 2017


3 Homemade Boat Race CenterForCoastalStudies.org

10 The 13th Annual Provincetown Jazz FestivalProvincetownJazzFestival.org

12 The 7th Annual Lobsterfest, Saturday, 3pm-7pm, Fisherman’s Pier, Provincetown. It will include exciting auctions, live entertainment, a reception and rustic lobster dinner. For more information visit our web site www.outercape.org/events/ – Tickets can be purchased by calling 508 905-2800 extension 2252 or by emailing:[email protected]OuterCape.org

12-19 Carnival Week www.ptown.org

17 39th Carnival Parade: starts at 3pmwww.ptown.org


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September

September

SEPTEMBER 2017


2 The 31st Annual White Party, Saturday, 2pm til Tea, Delft Haven on the Bay, Provincetown – OuterCape.org

2-9 Labor Day Weekend

4-7 The Great Provincetown Schooner RegattaProvincetownSchoonerRace.com

8 24th Annual Celebration of Life Concert

9 30th Annual Swim for Life and Paddler FlotillaSwim4Life.org

11-17 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts FestivalAfterGlow Festival.org

14-17 National Gay Pilots Association Cape Cod Classicngpa.org

15 Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award Ceremony, Friday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 356 Commercial Street, 508 487-7094 – ProvincetownLibrary.org

15-16 Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown Book Festival, Friday, September 15: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, September 16: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 356 Commercial Street, 508 487-7094 – ProvincetownLibrary.org

15-17 12th Kate Clinton Classic Women’s Flag Football Tournament, sanctioned by International Women’s Flag Football Association, Provincetown Motta Field – www.IWFFA.com

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

23 PAAM Fall Consignment Auction, Saturday, 7pm – PAAM.org

21-24 11th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater FestivalTWPtown.org

22-24 Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW) CASAS – CasasAnimalShelter.org 508-487-4243

24 Bike Run for K9 Fundraiser

28-October 2 Mates Leather Weekendwww.matesleatherweekend.com

29-October 1 4rd Annual Provincetown Inspiration Weekend!www.inspirationgatherings.org

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


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October

October

OCTOBER 2017


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

6-9 Columbus Day Weekend

6-9 Fall Monumental Yard Sale WeekendPtown.org

9-15 33rd Annual Women’s WeekWomensWeekProvincetown.com

15-22 Fantasia FairFantasiaFair.org

19-23 Provincetown Round Up WeekendProvincetownRoundUp.org

TBA HELLTOWN ON WINTHROP, at 7:30-10pm

TBA Third Annual Halloween Greet n’ Treat Provincetown Recreation, at 4:30 (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. –
Click for Registration Form

27-31 Halloween Week in Provincetown BOO! Haunted attractions, lots of parties, kids parade and much more! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.

28 3rd Annual Provincetown Halloween Gala, from 7 to 11. Calling all you ‘Creatures of the Night’ for an amazing night of excitement and surprises! More information or to buy tickets: www.provincetownmasqueradeball.com/

30 Dead Silence – with a thrilling new and original Halloween experience. The Disease of Astonishment, a fully theatrical, immersive, horror attraction that digs into the secret history of the Provincetown witches. – www.deadsilence-terror.com/tickets/


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November

November

NOVEMBER 2017


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

2 Provincetown Annual Day of the Dead Performing Arts FestivalProvincetownDayoftheDead.com

11 Veteran’s Day

TBA Mens Weekend 2017www.giffordhouse.com

17-19 Mr. New England LeatherMrNewEnglandLeather.com

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

23 Thanksgiving Day

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

24 Drag Brunchwww.Ptown.org

24-26 Thanksgiving Weekend Art & Craft Fairs! Great Holiday Shopping!

25 Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree @Lopes Square, Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree @Lopes Square, Saturday at duskProvincetownView.com

TBA PBG Casino Night at the Crown & Anchorwww.Ptown.org


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December

December

DECEMBER 2017


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME SHOPPING!

1 World AIDS Daywww.asgcc.org

1-3 PBG Holly Folly Weekendwww.ptown.org

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

8-9 Outer Cape Chorale ConcertOuterCapeChorale.org

13 Chanukah (first day)

20 Last Day of Chanukah

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas Day

28-January 1 First Light Provincetown, Fireworks, Food and Fun! 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


Provincetown Town Hall and Pilgrim Monument decorated with lights for Holiday Season and New Year celebrations.

Provincetown Town Hall and Pilgrim Monument decorated with lights for Holiday Season and New Year celebrations.

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum decorated with lights for Holiday Season

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum decorated with lights for Holiday Season