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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




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”
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.
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Dec 29-Jan 2 First Light Provincetown & Fireworks

1 New Year’s Day

13-16 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend





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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




MARCH 2017

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11 Year Rounders Festival – Provincetown Town Hall

12 Daylight Saving

17-19 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

18-20 Out of Hibernation Ursamen




APRIL 2017

Mid April – Whale Watching season,

1 Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

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

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. –

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




MAY 2017

Mid May Ferry Service Resumes

Visitors Center at Province Lands

Highland Lighthouse

5-13 Appearances Green Art

7 Run to the Top of the Pilgrim

12-13 Ragnar Relay Race: Hull to

12-31 Twenty Summers at Hawthorne Barn event series –

14 Mother’s Day

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


19-21 Monumental Yard

19-21 Single Women’s

26-29 Memorial Day Weekend

28 Annual Piano & Organ Celebration Concert, 5 pm –




JUNE 2017

1 A Night at the Chef’s

1-10 Twenty Summers at Hawthorne Barn event series –


1-5 Women of Color & Friends

4 Provincetown 10K

TBA Sisters in the Name of

10 Provincetown Coastal Rowing RegattaRegatta Central

11-12 WorldFest – Provincetown’s International Cultural

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

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

14-18 Provincetown International Film, 508-487-FILM

22-25 Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the

22-August 31 Artisan Craft Fair at UU Church green lawn , every Thursday, 10am-4:30pm. The only exception is week of Carnival: Craft Fair is on Friday Aug 18th instead of Thursday. For more information contact UU Meeting House website –

23-24 12th Annual Provincetown Dance Festival presents seven professional dance companies performing tap, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and more at the Provincetown Theater/238 Bradford St., Provincetown, MA 02657 PH: (508) 487-7487. For tickets and more information go to:




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 –

1-8 Independence

8-12 Bear Week in

16 PAAM Annual Secret Garden

18-22 Girl

22 Bride Pride Provincetown – Join us in Provincetown at Bride Pride, the World’s Largest All-Girl Wedding and Renewal Ceremony, now in its second year. You’ll find yourself in the company of hundreds of women simultaneously declaring their never-ending love for each other beneath the stunningly sun-soaked and surreal July sky during Provincetown’s epic Girl Splash week – Bride-Pride

28-August 5 21st Annual Family Week

31 The Ptown Show: An evening of live storytelling with The Generations Project at Paramount Theater, 7 PM; Kids $20; Adults $35 –

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





3 Homemade Boat Race

10 The 13th Annual Provincetown Jazz

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 – Tickets can be purchased by calling 508 905-2800 extension 2252 or by emailing:[email protected]

12-19 Carnival Week

17 39th Carnival Parade: starts at





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

2-9 Labor Day Weekend

4-7 The Great Provincetown Schooner

8 24th Annual Celebration of Life Concert

Swim for Life!

9 30th Annual Swim for Life and Paddler

11-17 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts

14-17 National Gay Pilots Association Cape Cod

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

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 –

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

16 COASTSWEEP beach clean-up at Long Point. We’ll meet at 9:45 am at the CCS kiosk on MacMillan Wharf and board a shuttle to Long Point courtesy of Flyer’s Boat Rentals. We’ll be back on the pier by noon, then take a short walk into town for a delicious lunch at Napi’s Restaurant, courtesy of Helen and Napi Van Dereck. REGISTRATION IS A MUST! Please contact Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 114 to reserve your spot. Please bring gloves, water, and a positive attitude about trash! –

16-18 21st Annual Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade. 2017 theme is First Ladies and Their Presidents., Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30pm Parade through town –

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

23 PAAM Fall Consignment Auction, Saturday, 7pm –

21-24 11th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater

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

24 Bike Run for K9 Fundraiser

28-October 2 Mates Leather

29-October 1 4rd Annual Provincetown Inspiration Weekend!

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





2 Provincetown Dahlia

5-30 Frankenstein at the Provincetown Theater

6-9 Columbus Day Weekend

6-9 Fall Monumental Yard Sale

9-15 33rd Annual Women’s

15-22 Fantasia

19-23 Provincetown Round Up

Halloween in Provincetown!

27 Hairspray Sing-a-long and Costume Contest . Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in rousing renditions of your favorite Hairspray songs. Belt out “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” or croon along to “(You’re) Timeless to Me” with the rest of the crowd. The sing-a-long includes a costume contest so be sure to don your biggest Tracy Turnblad wig and of course, break out the hairspray. –

27-28 Spooky Bears and Costume Balls Renaissance Bears and Medieval Madness with DJ Chris Racine at Paramount and VJ Tom Yaz at Wave Bar. Oct. 28 is our Costume Ball . –

27-28 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 –

27-November 2 Halloween in Provincetown BOO! Haunted attractions, lots of parties, kids parade and much more! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.

28 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. ​Two Investigations: 8pm and 10pm. –

31 Provincetown Rec’s 4th 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. –
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31 The Shipwreck Lounge: Haunted Hotel





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Halloween in Provincetown!

2 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. Workshops begin mid-October. The procession, ofrenda exhibition, performing arts event and dance party all take place on November 2. This year’s festival is dedicated to the “Dreamers,” the nearly 800,000 “undocumented” immigrants who arrived in America as children and whose lives are being thrown into turmoil and fear as the White House threatens to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals which protects Dreamers from deportation and allows them to legally work and study in America. Nearly 80% of DACA recipients are originally from Mexico.
For the Provincetown community, the Festival provides an opportunity to come together to celebrate the lives and honor the deaths of those we love. In addition to our own experiences of personal loss, to live in Provincetown is to share a communal history and experience of life and death. When someone in Provincetown dies, we all mourn. Whether a fisherman is lost at sea, an AIDS or cancer patient dies, a teenager’s life is cut short by addiction, or any resident – from artist to community worker to retired grandmother – dies of natural causes, we all feel the loss. The Festival provides us with an artistic avenue to express our grief while simultaneously celebrating life and honoring death. The Provincetown Day of the Dead Performing Arts Festival is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community event.

11 Veteran’s Day

17-19 Mr. New England

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

23 Thanksgiving Day

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

24 Drag

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

Lobster Pot Tree

Lobster Pot Tree

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





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1 World AIDS

1-3 PBG Holly Folly

2 “Souper Saturday” Fundraiser for Soup Kitchen in

8-9 Outer Cape Chorale

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!

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