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Bus service between Provincetown (MacMillan Pier), Hyannis (Transportation Center) & Boston (South Station) & Logan Airport. Regular service from Boston, New York, Providence and Hyannis takes very little longer than driving. The bus drivers will gladly drop you off on the route in through Town. The bus enters Provincetown’s East End, travels along Bradford Street to Standish Street, and on to the bus stop at the foot of MacMillan Pier, near the Chamber of Commerce office. Tickets are purchased on the bus off season and in the Whale Watch Store 309 Commercial Street in Provincetown in summer.
8 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
508 746-0378
Intimate chef owned venue, located in the downstairs of a victorian building. Hand crafted wooden tables are nestled within brick walls, low ceilings and basket lighting, creating a romantic atmosphere. Donna’s extensive Italian menu, both family treasures and recipes garnered through travel and schools, draws a local clientele attracted to the appropriate prices and abundant portions. But it is her remarkably creative continental menu and her partner Kathy’s delectable desserts that keep their clients coming back. In a fashion that Donna refers to as “Mediterranean- American fusion”, she dishes out delights that change bi-monthly.
230 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9715
Legendary waterfront hotel and home of the world famous Tea Dance, the Boatslip Beach Club in Provincetown is located on Commercial Street just steps away from shops, cafes, art galleries and historic Provincetown Harbor. An iconic gay and lesbian destination, the Boatslip Beach Club’s high energy atmosphere welcomes everyone who wants to escape the hum drum of daily life. Come and experience the freedom, camaraderie and uninhibited fun a stay at the Boatslip Beach Club offers. Since all areas of our beach club, pool, deck and grill, serve alcohol, all guests in our hotel must be 21 or older.
Our guests enjoy: Air-conditioned accommodations with newly-renovated bathrooms, views of Cape Cod Bay, our huge sun deck and heated pool.
· Our amenities include complimentary access to our world famous Tea Dance, continental breakfast, air-conditioned rooms, in- room refrigerators, 800 count Egyptian cotton sheets, heated pool, limited on-site parking on a 1st come 1st serve basis, wifi and more.
· A desirable Commercial Street location on the water at the beginning of the West End with shops, cafes and restaurants right outside our door
161 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
877-PTOWNMA, 508 487-1669

Welcome to Winter Shopping in Provincetown!

Commercial Street in Provincetown with visitors celebrating New Year 2020

Winter in Provincetown ~ busy Commercial Street on sunny and warm January 1st, 2020

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Winter in Provincetown offers many things to our visitors and among them is shopping experience in small shops and galleries with exclusive selection of art, jewelry, ceramic, home decor, gourmet spices, herbs, teas, essential oils, salt water taffy and fudge, leather goods, Equalty Wear, locally sourced seafood, eclectic trove in the army-navy store, yarn for knitters, brain teasers and mind bogglers, games, books, gift cards and so much more! We like to say here “Say I love you with a gift from Provincetown!”

And if you are hungry visit some of Provincetown local food markets, offering wide range of lunch sandwiches, deli meats, baked goods, soups and salads!

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For complete list of Provincetown Shops open during winter season (pdf) click here

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Angel Foods – meats, baked goods, sandwiches, picnic lunches, soups, salads, milk, butter and breads, sweets and wine
Arcadia – exclusive selection of art, jewelry, home decor, glass, greeting cards
Atlantic Spice – gourmet spices, herbs, tea, essential oils, cookware and more!
Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod – since 1927 making gourmet salt water taffy, sugar free taffy, fudge, peanut brittle and honey crunch popcorn
Conwell Ace Hardware – all you need to fix your house
CVS Pharmacy – full service pharmacy and wide assortment of general merchandise
Far Land Provisions – deli, bakery, prepared foods and meals, catering; reakfast and lunch sandwiches
Hersheldon’s Leather – shoes, jackets, bags
HRC Action Center and Store – unique fusing of education and grassroots advocacy with HRC’s signature merchandise; 100% of every purchase goes to HRC’s fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality
Land’s End Marine – hardware, garden center
Mac’s Seafood Market – fish, oysters and much more!
Marine Specialties – Provincetown landmark for over 55 years
Purl – Provincetown’s knitting shop, yarn and gifts
Puzzle Me This – unique and interesting brain teasers, mind bogglers, games, books and puzzles for all ages
Stop & Shop Grocery Store – supermarket with pharmacy


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Angel Foods

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Waterfront  Shopping  Weddings  Dining

Visit Angel Foods, located just across Provincetown Art Association and Museum in the East End, and choose one of Specialty Sandwiches or Create-Your-Own just the way you like it. We offer beach ready, picnic lunches for at the beach or a hike along the dunes! Our prepared food case is filled with fresh, homemade soups, salads, and other healthy, mouth-watering options, convenient and delicious for lunch, dinner, or anytime you don’t feel like cooking. For vegetarians our beans and greens with whole roasted garlic is wildly popular. We offer vegetables that are seasoned and grilled to perfection. There is something delicious in every department. We offer full catering services for weddings, anniversaries and any other occasion. Call now to place your order 508 487-6666.
467 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-6666

Arcadia

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Art  Shopping

After 15 years in Chelsea, NYC, Arcadia landed in Provincetown in 2015. Featuring handmade, ethically sourced items from across North America and the globe, every item has a story and owner Jay is happy to share it with you.

Arcadia offers a carefully curated, exclusive selection of jewelry, home decor, art glass, sculpture, candles, greeting cards, an award winning, delightful children’s section, the largest selection of bears in PTown and now, in our newly expanded space, with a second floor “living room” featured original art and more.

FREE shipping on all Arcadia purchases both in-store and online, and no sales tax charged on out of state shipments.

Open year round; open seven days during season at 11AM, open late on Friday and Saturday nights. Open every weekend from January through May. ALWAYS OPEN 24/7/365 ONLINE!

131 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
855 892-8780, 774 538-6046

Atlantic Spice Company Inc.

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping

The Atlantic Spice Company retail store, since opening in 1994, has become a destination for summer visitors to the Outer Cape, as well as an opportunity for our year-round customers to engage in some retail therapy during the long, cold Cape Cod winter. Gourmet spices, herbs, tea, essential oils and potpourri at wholesale prices. The highest quality culinary herbs and spices, teas, dehydrated vegetables, nuts, seeds, botanicals, essential oils, spice blends, potpourri ingredients and fragrance oils all at wholesale prices.

All of the items found in our extensive wholesale catalog are available in the store at the same great discounts. Browse among the more than 250 herbs, spices and baking and food items that range from allspice to zaatar including saffron and vanilla beans.

Our eclectic mix of gourmet food items, dried fruits and nuts, coffees and teas, is matched only by our unique collection of houseware and tabletop items, kitchen gadgets and cookbooks.

The retail store, which is located at the junction of Rt 6 and RT 6A in North Truro in the front section of our big blue warehouse, is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Wheelchair accessible.

2 Shore Rd., P.O. Box 205, N. Truro, MA, 02652
508 487-6100

Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Shopping

Cabot’s Candy – since 1927. Making gourmet salt water taffy, sugar free taffy, fudge, peanut brittle and honey crunch popcorn. Retail and wholesale.
276 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-3550

​Conwell Hardware & Lumber

 Open Year Round  Pet Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Art  Parking  Professional Services  Shopping

Offering supplies for the home and garden, building and repairs, paint and painting needs, cleaning agents that are earth friendly with the lowest toxicity of materials possible. Conwell also offers electrical and plumbing supplies, phone, computer and electronics need, as well as a full line of art supplies. Wheelchair accessible.
21 Conwell Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-0150

CVS Pharmacy

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping

CVS is a full service pharmacy with prescription and over the counter drugs. We offer a wide assortment of general merchandise including: sunscreen, seasonal items, cosmetics, personal care items, vitamins, househould items and travel items. We also have food and beverages including, snacks, frozen food, milk, eggs, ice cream, candy and groceries.
232 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-0019

Far Land Provisions

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping  Dining

Year round deli, bakery, prepared foods and meals, catering. Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches. Winner: Best Sandwiches on the Outer Cape for 12 years in a row (Cape Cod Life Magazine). Parking, Wi-Fi, credit cards.
150 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-0045

Hersheldon’s Leather

 Open Year Round  Shopping

In Provincetown for 40 years. Cape Cods largest shoe and boot selections and fine accessories. A great variety of bags, wallets, hats, briefcases, belts, etc. Open Year round. Call for hours.
317 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 1011, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9046

HRC Action Center and Store

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Shopping

The HRC Shops offer a unique fusing of education and grassroots advocacy with HRC’s signature merchandise. The Shops offer HRC’s most complete line of Equality Wear — from caps to pullovers to watches. From fashion to casual, the Shops offer something for everyone. 100% of every purchase goes to HRC’s fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Wheelchair accessible.
205 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487- 7736

Lands End Marine Supply, Inc.

 Open Year Round  Pet Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Professional Services  Shopping

Hardware store.
P.O. Box 599, 337 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-0784

Mac’s Fish House Provincetown

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Martini  Fishing  Parking  Shopping  Dining

Enjoy ultra-fresh sushi, locally sourced seafood classics and inventive specials in the sleek dining room, garden patio or new outdoor bar. We also serve ice cold oysters & clams from the raw bar for a buck each, every day from 3-5pm. Open year round with free guest parking. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Gluten free menu options. Event space available. All major credit cards accepted. Mac’s Seafood Market is right next door.
85-87 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-6227

Marine Specialties

 Open Year Round  Pet Friendly  Kid Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Art  Shopping

Marine Specialties has been a Provincetown landmark for over 55 years. Often known simply as “the army-navy store,” it is an eclectic trove of salvage, surplus, slight IRs, closeouts, overruns, misprints, mistakes, spare parts, odd lots, cast-offs, and new and nearly-new items. Over time it’s grown to be the kind of jumbled, inclusive, and eccentric “army-navy” store Provincetown deserves. Wheelchair accessible.

Open April through New Year’s.
January – March weekends by chance.

P.O. Box 638, 235 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1730

Purl

 Open Year Round

Provincetown’s newest knitting shop! Come visit us to see our yarn and gifts to take a piece of Provincetown home with you. Whether you are a knitter, crocheter, weaver, spinner or felted … or an inquisitive beginner! Hope to see you soon! Open year round.
349D Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 456-PURL (7875)

Puzzle Me This

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Shopping

Unique and interesting brain teasers, mind bogglers, games, books and puzzles for all ages. Super fun store to explore.
290 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 1549, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1059

Stop & Shop Grocery Store

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping

56 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4903

A unique luxurious B&B with carriage house just steps away from Commercial Street & the center of town. We offer a contemporary beach atmosphere. We have nine tastefully decorated rooms with clean lines & calming qualities which adds to a restful relaxing stay. All of our rooms have private baths, flat screen, refrigerator, TVs with DVD players, audio systems with Blue-tooth connectivity, complimentary wireless broadband and air conditioning. Most rooms offer fireplaces, 2 offer spa tubs. There are water views, from some of the rooms as well as of the Pilgrim Monument. The living room, dining room and of course the Front Porch, with its water views provide special common areas to mix and mingle with friends or simply a place to unwind and relax. A European continental breakfast is included. Liquor License offers in house purchase of Bottled Sparkling, Red, White and Rose Wines.
7 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 364-2549, 508 487-0592
Phunt! A Provincetown Scavenger Hunt for everyone. Amble along Commercial Street and its side streets to search for the answers to questions designed to engage you, make Ptown more exciting as you search for things you haven’t noticed before. Phunt! Begins and ends at Town Hall. A fun time whether you win or lose!
Provincetown, MA, 02657
917 842-8777
The name says it all. We source the freshest locally harvested seafood Cape Cod has to offer. We are a fisherman owned operation bringing over 25 years of experience with fresh seafood and shellfish in local waters off the coast of Cape Cod to our open seating restaurant in historic Provincetown.

Kitchen is inside. Seating is outside. Raw-bar served on the deck. Drinks served at Aqua Bar.

Our location in the Aquarium building off Commercial Street in Provincetown lends to a laid back experience. Come on in, order, grab a waterfront view and cocktail at Aqua Bar and enjoy your meal with a 180 degree view of Provincetown Harbor.

205-209 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 413-9209
JD’s Sports Bar offers a wide selection of gourmet hand tossed wood oven pizzas, burgers, pasta, lobster and seafood. Raw Bar offers a wide selection of Cape Cod and New England oysters and shellfish. Serving Saki Sushi all day. Our Raw Bar happy hour features specially selected shellfish and Wine combinations for your pleasure.

After 10:00 JD’s 30 foot bar over-looking Commercial Street is the hot spot for meeting people while enjoying our live DJ on the deck.

Don’t forget about our hot Velvet nightclub opening at 10:30pm.

JD’s is open seven days a week in season at 11:30 a.m. serving late!

258 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-7776
Inn at 7 Central offers the contemporary Cape Cod stay experience you’ve always dreamt about. A perfect blend of comfort and style in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, our 13 room property is just half a block away from Commercial Street and Provincetown’s famous daily T-Dance. Providing the intimacy and charm of a B&B,​ but with the elegance, privacy, and amenities of a boutique hotel, all our rooms offer private entrances, queen sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, flat screen televisions with cable, and free wi-fi. Pick a room with a private outdoor sitting area, or maybe you prefer to lounge the day away in the courtyard or soaking up the sun with a cold drink on our large common back deck. Our daily complimentary breakfast includes different hot item selections each morning in addition to fruit, cereals, yogurts, fresh baked treats, and our famous home-made crusty rolls. Parking is available with Deluxe rooms only. Guests must be 18 or older.
7 Central Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-8855
Dating back to 1810, Pilgrim House has seen many changes. Being host to greats such as Henry David Thoreau, we have returned to our roots of providing excellent service, entertainment and accommodations at an affordable rate for everyone. We are proud to be pet & children friendly. Open year-round and centrally located yet set back to avoid the excitement of Commercial Street providing a relaxing home away from home.

Pilgrim House boasts a beach chic décor, continental breakfast and many more amenities including charging stations for electric vehicles & solar powered electricity. Our restaurant features fresh farm to table cuisine.

The Sea Dragon Lounge offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere with exciting & innovative cocktails. The staff at Pilgrim House take great pride in striving to exceed our guest expectations.

336 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-6424
A friendly Bed & Breakfast with an affordable range of 12 guest rooms. Many new upgrades have been made including new beds. The unique location is steps for Commercial Street yet surprisingly peaceful.
350A Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9353
Over 30 years later, Chef/Owner Bob Montano remains committed to creating authentic Italian cuisine in North Truro – from scratch, of course. Montano’s is Cape Cod’s original restaurant for fresh, daily-made bronze-die pasta. All of our pasta is made fresh in the kitchen, and is featured in house favorites such as Fettucine Bolognese, Short-Rib Ragu, and Ricotta Gnocchi. In addition to the pastas, all of Chef Montano’s sauces and pizza doughs are made fresh every day.

Montano’s is more than just traditional Italian fare – our steaks are dry-aged prime, our seafood is locally caught, and our desserts made in the kitchen. We are located just a few minutes away from Provincetown’s Commercial Street and open our doors at 4:30 every night. Buon Appetito!

481 Route 6, North Truro, MA, 02652
508 487-2026

There’s so much for families to do in and around Provincetown!

In order to make it easier for you to plan your family’s next trip to PTown, the following are family-friendly activities you and children can enjoy based on the length of time you have in Ptown. We’ve also made suggestions on what to do based on the ages of your youngsters, be they little ones, children or teenagers.

Either way, we know that you and your children will have a fun-filled stay here!

Note:
Tots = infants, toddlers and preschoolers
Kids = children in grammar school
Tweens = those in middle school and/or 11 and 12 years old
Teens = those 13 to 19 years old

Race Point Beach

Family day at Race Point Beach

IF YOUR FAMILY HAS ONE DAY IN PTOWN

Hot day at Herring Cove Beach

Hot day at Herring Cove Beach

Beaches: Race Point or Herring Cove
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Both of these spectacular beaches are part of the National Seashore yet have very gentle waters that are perfect even for little ones.
• Herring Cove’s parking lot fills up by mid-morning during high season so get there early.

Shopping: Commercial Street
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Stroll colorful Commercial Street for as much time as you have. There’s something here for everyone.
• This street might feel crowded in July and August for those with strollers; you may want to avoid peak time such as dinner time and evening. Shops on Commercial Street are open late during July and August so this makes a great after-dinner family activity.

Exhibit at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Exhibit at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument and Museum
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• Do this in the morning while kids have lots of energy to climb all the stairs to the top.
• Tots will probably not be able to make the climb to the top.
• Bring a camera for the awesome view of the tip of Cape Cod.

Sunset Photos
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• The calm waters of Provincetown Harbor make an excellent back drop for sunset photos.

Provincetown Carnival Parade

Great fun to watch Carnival parade!

IF YOUR FAMILY HAS A WEEKEND IN PTOWN

Cape Cod National Seashore Park, Beech Forest

Above suggested itinerary for one day in PTown in addition to:

Bicycling on National Seashore paths
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Make sure you bring food and water for your excursion.
• The rugged scenery and rolling dunes necessitate photo stops!

Whale watching
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• Make a reservation ahead of time since whale watches from PTown are THE BEST on the East Coast!
• Toddlers might not enjoy this excursion due to the confines of the boats.
• If your child is prone to seasickness, give him/her Dramamine or Bonine prior to departure.

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier

Fishing for Squid at MacMillan Pier

IF YOUR FAMILY HAS A WEEK IN PTOWN

Herring Cove Beach, Summer 2012

Herring Cove Beach, Summer 2012


Above suggested itinerary for two days in PTown in addition to:

Art’s Dunes Tours
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Make a reservation ahead of time for these one-of-a-kind tours.
• Bring your camera for unique scenery.

Beech Forest: It’s for the birds!
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Since PTown sticks out 40 miles from the mainland, it is a migratory spot for birds. Beech Forest’s short walking trails provide opportunities to bird watch.
• Explain to children ahead of time that the quieter they are, the more birds they’ll spot.

Summer! East End of Provincetown

Provincetown East End Beach

Bayside Beaches:
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• The gentle waters here are perfect for all ages, especially little ones.

Pirate Ship Whydah Museum
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• Visit this in the morning when kids have better attention spans for viewing the artifacts.

East End Playground

East End Playground

Playgrounds:
East End Playground at Howland and Bradford Streets
West End Playground at Nickerson and Bradford Streets
Appropriate for: tots, kids
Family-tested tips:
• Perfect for little ones to blow off some steam any time.

Provincetown Library:
Appropriate for: tots, kids
Family-tested tips:
• Check out the library’s schedule of children’s events prior to your visit. Even when there aren’t events, children’s books and a play kitchen await.
• Bring your camera for a photo of the huge replica ship in the center of the children’s section.

West End Breakwater

West End Breakwater

Walk the breakwater to Long Point:
Appropriate for: kids, tweens, teens
Family-tested tips:
• This 1.2 mile walk is awesome but children and parents must be in reasonably good shape for the walk over the breakwater’s boulders.
• Sneakers are suggested, not flip flops.
• Bring plenty of water and snacks since there are no facilities.
• Bring binoculars and camera for bird sightings.

Water Sports: Make a splash!
Sailing, kayaking and fishing
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• For up-closed and personal views of PTown harbor, book these water activities ahead of time.
• You will have to adhere to individual outfitter guidelines in regards to their minimum age recommendations.

Let's splash some water in the swimming pool!

Let's splash some water in the swimming pool!

Provincetown's beautiful Town Hall decorated for New Year's celebrations!

Provincetown’s beautiful Town Hall and Pilgrim Monument decorated for Holiday Season


PTown for Teens

What’s there in PTown for Teens?

Provincetown is deemed the “coolest” spot on Cape Cod for families with teens. From colorful street culture to awesome nearby beaches, PTown has it all.

For parents with teens, PTown is a safe environment to consider allowing your young adult some limited freedom. Provincetown has the excitement of a small city — which is the type of vacation atmosphere teens gravitate to – yet all shops, restaurants and non-beach attractions are in walking distance.

All the activities listed below are teen-approved by teen travel bloggers and their friends who visit PTown annually.

    Family dining, fast food, take out, sweets, ice cream

    For more information about businesses listed below check our restaurant page and look for a teddy bear icon!

    Family dining, quick bites and take out:
    186 Local Restaurant and Grotta Bar
    Angel Foods
    Box Lunch
    Bubala’s By The Bay
    The Canteen
    Captain’s Choice
    Coffee Pot
    Fanizzi’s by the Sea
    Far Land Provisions
    Harbor Hotel Provincetown
    Joe Coffee
    John’s Hot Dog, Hamburger & Seafood Stand
    The Landing Bistro & Bar at the Pilgrim House
    Lobster Pot Restaurant
    Mac’s Fish House Provincetown
    Mayflower Restaurant
    Montano’s Restaurant
    Napi’s Restaurant
    Native Cape Cod Seafood
    Patio American Grill & Cocktail Bar
    Pepe’s Wharf
    Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
    Twisted Pizza, Subs and Ice Cream
    Vorelli’s Restaurant

    Sweet Treats:
    Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod
    The Nut House
    Penny Patch
    Portuguese Bakery
    Purple Feather

    In Cabot’s Candy and the Penny Patch (taffy, fudge, candy) kids can fill their own bags which is so much fun!

    Ice Cream, always a family favorite:
    Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
    Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod
    The Nut House
    Purple Feather Café & Treatery
    Twisted Pizza, Subs and Ice Cream

    Activities & Fun

    Biking – Try CC Seashore Bike trails
    Museums From Pirate treasures to climbing the monument
    Kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding
    Skateboard Park
    Art’s Dune Tours, Ghost Tours, Trolley Tours, Pedi cab ride
    Take the shuttle boat to the beach at Long Point

    Free & Fun

    Walk Commercial Street
    Listen to Street performers
    Walk the Bayside or Ocean beaches – gather shells, do somersaults,
    Take a stroll on MacMillan Pier
    Take a walk in the sand dunes
    Check out the Public Library with incredible views and a ship inside!
    Visit wonderful Art Galleries throughout the town.
    Go fly a kite at the beach!
    Visit the fun shops in Provincetown

    So much more …

Ptown Face Painting

Provincetown is deemed the “coolest” spot on Cape Cod for families with teens.

In this section, teen who visits PTown annually have provided input in regards to their favorite Provincetown spots.

18-year old Alex writes:

    Alex

    Alex

    Where can one find the quaintness of a New England seaside town coupled with the vibrancy of a metropolitan area? Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, fits this exact mold. From family-friendly beaches, eateries, and activities strewn across a few main streets and surrounding ocean side venues, to lively ventures that entertain the younger generation, Provincetown (PTown) is the best of both worlds.

    PTown is known for its eclectic atmosphere. It’s an environment that serves as a “place to go” on any given night on a Cape Cod vacation. I’m 18 years old and never get tired of hanging out in PTown. My family and cousins vacation in Cape Cod each summer so I have been lucky to have spent many exciting nights in Provincetown with my cousins who are slightly older than I. Even if your teenager doesn’t have any companions their own age on vacation with them, parents will enjoy some of our regular hangouts in Ptown as well.

    After a long day at one of the Provincetown beaches—my personal favorite is Herring Cove—we’re usually pretty tired from all of the energy we exerted sitting on the beach all day (sarcasm intended). Therefore, a journey into PTown is always welcomed! We soon make our way to one of our favorite eateries for a fun, group family dinner. After meandering down Commercial Street (the main avenue in PTown) for a while and popping our heads into various shops, the parents usually decide to let us “kids” (teenagers) have some fun on our own.

    When the sun goes down in Provincetown, vampires unfortunately don’t come out (oh darn!), but the street definitely has a livelier and sometimes “adult” vibe to it. There are many types of entertainment available from comedy to musical productions and many restaurants stay open late. As teenagers, just walking this street at night is the most exciting to us due to the constant amusement anywhere on the street, including street performers. Some of the spots we like to stop at include: dessert places, bookstores, jewelry shops and the henna tattoo kiosk. Other times, we just like to buy an iced tea or coffee and wander down quieter MacMillan Pier and watch the sunset over the water.

    Provincetown during the day vs. Provincetown later at night may be different venues for different age groups and interests, but regardless, PTown offers fun for any age. From beaches to restaurants to shops to entertainment, Provincetown is probably one of the most animated and colorful locales on the Cape. Our annual two-week stay in Cape Cod would not be the same without our many visits to PTown – with and without our parents!

Herring Cove, play time!

Herring Cove, playtime!

Come to Provincetown with your kids to experience great vacation.

Come to Provincetown with your kids to experience best vacation ever!

PROVINCETOWN HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER!

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach Summer Fun!

BEACHES

Fun in the sun in our pristine National Seashore Park.
RACE POINT is our ocean beach where wave action is most likely to be found! HERRING COVE is gentler and great for smaller children. There are bath houses @ both beaches and a food stand at Herring Cove. Parking is $20 per car per day but there are weekly passes available to purchase if your stay is longer!
Check our Beaches page here…

ADVENTURE BEACHING

You can take a shuttle to LONG POINT which is the farthest piece of connecting land on the East coast (next stop England)! Long Point is pristine with 2 lighthouses, miles of natural beaches, bird nesting, and sand dunes…you need to bring water, picnic lunch, beach toys & towels and enjoy a wonderful day exploring and playing! Take the SHUTTLE boat from both MacMillan Wharf in the center of Provincetown and FLYER’S BOAT YARD in the West end of town. This is very handy for those families arriving by ferry or after a long drive and wanting to “get away from it all!” The SHUTTLE will drop you off and pick you up for a per person reasonable rate. Make your trip to Provincetown a memorable one.

Also check out PROVINCETOWN AQUASPORTS beach store for stand up paddleboard and surf board sales and rentals, guided kayak and paddle board tours… lots beach and watersport activities, even yoga!

Kalmar Nyckel the Tall Ship of Delaware

Kalmar Nyckel the Tall Ship of Delaware coming to Provincetown

SAILING

For kids who stay for a month or two in the summer there is a fantastic sailing program where kids from 8 to 14 learn to SAIL with qualified instructors…it’s called the WEST END CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY SAILING and runs from July 1st to August 20th. It’s very inexpensive and a great experience for kids who want to meet other kids and learn rules of the water in a safe environment.

You can also rent a boat yourself from FLYER’S BOAT YARD, or you can join a sailing excursion from MacMillan Pier.

In July adventure awaits! KALMAR NYCKEL, the Tall Ship of Delaware, arrives in Provincetown July 21 to 29 for day sails from MacMillan Pier. Come aboard for a unique hands-on experience at the intersection of adventure and education. Haul lines, set sails, hear tales from the crew or simply enjoy the sail. Advance tickets recommended; purchase online: KalmarNyckel.org or call (302) 429-7447.

Check our BOATS page with business listings to help you choose from many great offerings!

Whales are abundant in waters close to Provincetown

Whales are abundant in waters close to Provincetown

WHALES, SEALS AND MORE!

Another organization offering family programs throughout the summer and during school vacations is the CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES which studies whales, marine life and started the rescue program for entangled whales which has become world wide.

Is there a better place then Provincetown to enjoy so many activities on the water? Just see what you can do: WHALE WATCH (best in New England and closest to the feeding grounds!) Dolphin Fleet offers special discounted weekend trips for families in July & August!

KAYAKING

PROVINCETOWN AQUASPORTS beach store offers stand up paddleboards and surf boards sales and rentals, guided kayak and paddle board tours… lots beach and watersport activities, even yoga!

BIKING

Biking is a most popular family activity… bring your own or rent!
Provincetown has few businesses renting and servicing bikes, and you can choose from ARNOLD’S BICYCLE SHOP 329 Commercial Street, GALEFORCE BIKES 144 Bradford Street Ext., PTOWN BIKES 42 Bradford Street or THE BIKE SHACK 63 Shank Painter Road. All bike rentals have many kinds of bikes to accommodate families as well as helmets.

There are over 8 MILES OF gorgeous paved bicycle trails meandering through the National Seashore Park with beaches at both ends. Bike to walking trails through Beech Forest, Sand Dunes and along the way stop at the Seashore Visitors Center for a rest, information and water! Plenty of free parking and restrooms (in season) at the Visitors Center and Beech Forest. If you choose to start from those locations both are located off Race Point Road.
See more information here…

SKATEBOARDING

If your kids are into this exciting sport Provincetown has a great little SKATE BOARD PARK at the corner of Route 6, Shank Painter Road & Jerome Rd. across the way is our first class DOG PARK if you bring your pet along with you! Next door is Cumberland Farms for supplies (water, snacks, light groceries) and further up the street is our local STOP & SHOP for bigger grocery needs!)

PLAYGROUNDS

For the little ones Provincetown has two playgrounds, each one on the end of town. East End Mildred Greensfelder Playground (intersection of Bradford and Howland Street) and West End Chelsea Memorial Playground (intersection of West Vine and Bradford Street).

PIRATES IN PTOWN!

Expedition Whydah Pirate Museum, located on historic MacMillan Wharf, displays artifact and treasure recovered from the only authenticated pirate ship which wrecked off Wellfleet in 1717. Docked next to the museum is the RV Vast Explorer, the expedition’s research vessel which brings in weaponry, canons, gold dust and coins every summer. Museum and store hours: daily 10am-5pm. Group rates for 10 or more. Grab-and-go-style café open daily at 8:30am. Baked goods, coffee, fresh salads, sandwiches, ice cream.

MUSEUMS FOR KIDS!

Need to be inside for awhile? We have the perfect museums for the entire family!!!!
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum offers a great excercise opportunity for both kids and parents! Climb the 252 ‘ all granite tower (mostly ramps & a few stairs) for the most MAGNIFICENT view on Cape Cod! Then visit the museum which houses great educational information on the Pilgrim history (YES the Mayflower landed in Provincetown before moving up to Plymouth!)

THEATER FOR KIDS

Check out PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER and PAYOMET CIRCUS CAMP in North Truro and also Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater who has their own tent for children’s productions (WHAT). Wellfleet Preservation Hall (movies in the back yard & classes) and Provincetown Theater both offer children’s productions throughout the summer season. The outer Cape still has an old fashioned DRIVE IN THEATER located on Route 6 in South Welllfleet… if you have never been to a drive -in theater, this is your chance! There are very few left in the United States!

Provincetown Public Library

LIBRARY and ART

Don’t yawn yet!!!!!! Provincetown Library houses a full size fishing boat which won the famous Lipton Cup race in the early 1900’s! Also, there is a great children’s library, special programs and free interenet access for adults and kids! It’s a great building to relax, see beautiful local ART and regroup!

Speaking of ART, there are wonderful programs for kids at our Provincetown Art Association & Museum and at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill so check it out!

LIGHTHOUSES

There are three in Provincetown and not easy to get to but we have HIGHLAND Lighthouse (Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse!) & Museum in North Truro which has parking, access to the Lighthouse and one of the most beautiful views on Cape Cod… a family must! Discover Outer Cape Lighthouses here…

SHOPS FOR KIDS

All shops are located all over Commercial Street and a lot of the fun is simply looking for them but the most popular store for decades that shouldn’t be missed is MARINE SPECIALTIES…YOU can’t believe what you can find there from old fashioned marbles to underwater diving suits, old sailer, marine, army hats and everything in between…you can spend a lot of time in just this one store!

Also on Commercial Street is PUZZLE ME THIS, a shop with unique and interesting brain teasers, mind bogglers, games, books and puzzles for all ages. Super fun store to explore.

Commercial Street is an activity in itself with street performers, face painting and just people watching…pick a spot like the benches in front of town hall, let the kids can play on the lawn and enjoy the parade of people passing by!

HUNGRY? KIDS?! ALWAYS!

Some of the favorite spots for kids are: Coffee Pot, John’s Hot Dogs, Hamburger & Seafood Stand, The Canteen (patio on the beach), Box Lunch, Far Lands and Far Land at the Beach (most have take out), Harbor Hotel, Portuguese Bakery, Mojo’s, Twisted Pizza, Lobster Pot, Fanizzi’s by the Sea, and Mayflower Cafe.

Don’t forget DESSERT! What better stores to visit then Cabot’s Candy for taffy, cotton candy, penny candy AND MORE… Kids can fill up their own bags which is so much fun! ICE CREAM is always a family favorite at Ben & Jerry’s and Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream, located in the center of town.

Check our restaurant page for listing with links to individual businesses… look for a teddy bear!

Sunset picnic with Art's Sand Dune Tours

Sunset picnic with Art’s Sand Dune Tours

TOURS for the FAMILY

Don’t miss riding over and thru the dunes with ART’S DUNE TOURS… a one hour ride that you will never forget! There are hills and thrills with ocean views, time to run in the sand, animal tracks and fun stories told by the drivers!

If you want a wonderful narrated tour through town take a Trolly Ride on The MAYFLOWER TROLLEY. Tickets in their boot at the MacMillan Pier, at Bay State Cruise Office (Chamber Building) or when you board in front of Town Hall. You will visit all of the highlights which may help you decide which activities to do while visiting us!

There is a walking GHOST TOUR for older kids and adults.

THERE IS A LOT TO DO FOR FAMILIES VISITING PROVINCETOWN! WE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME! PROVINCETOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE located in the middle of town between MacMillan Wharf and Provincetown Marina… Stop by and visit us!


Pilgrims, Pirates and People of the Past fill the sights and sounds of this historical walking tour.

90 minute walking tours depart nightly at 9pm (Summer) and at 8pm (Fall).

Call to make reservations. Tickets at the Coffee Pot, 315 Commercial Street.

315 Commercial Street on Lopes Square, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4810
Providing visitors with precious tokens of their time on the Cape for 15 years. 14kt gold charms, (Nantucket Baskets, whale tails, shells, anchors, etc.). Affordable gold and silver earrings. Something for everyone. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and toe rings. Visit us for that “little something” to forever remind you of your visit to Cape Cod.
307 Commercial Street at Lopes Square, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4958
Centrally located. Delicious pastries, soups, sandwiches, salads, etc. A favorite of the locals! Eat in or take out.
P. O. Box 1203, 315 Commercial Street (Lopes Square), Provincetown, MA, 02657
508-487-2580
Voted “The Best Lunch on the Cape!” by Cape Cod Magazine!! Best chowder – the freshest lobster rolls. Fast, always fresh – always affordable.
353 Commercial Street #4, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-6026
Provincetown Skyline with Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Provincetown Skyline with Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Chamber Provincetown Map

Provincetown Map ~ Clik here to enlarge image

The bus drop and pick up station

Located in the center of Provincetown between MacMillan Pier and Provincetown Marina
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Parking

Tour buses should use Jerome Smith parking lot, located on Jerome Smith Road at the corner of Shankpainter Road and Route 6. Parking office 508 487-7050
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Restrooms

Bus Station – at the foot of MacMillan Pier
Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
#2 Firehouse, 187 Commercial Street
MacMillan Pier – next to Harbormaster’s Office (seasonal)
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Banks

Seamen’s Bank
TD Bank
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Restaurants, Ice Cream, Coffee Shops, Fast Food Stands, Food Markets

Click on the business name to see full description, contact info and location.

186 Local Restaurant and Grotta Bar
Angel Foods Market
Bayside Betsy’s Restaurant
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Box Lunch
Bubala’s By The Bay Restaurant
Captain’s Choice Restaurant
Coffee Pot
Crown & Anchor Restaurant
Fanizzi’s By The Sea Restaurant
Far Land Provisions
Front Street Restaurant
Governor Bradford Restaurant & Club
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
JD’s Sports Bar
Jimmy’s Hideaway Restaurant
Joe Coffee
John’s Hot Dog, Hamburger & Seafood Stand
Liz’s Cafe, Anybody’s Bar
Lobster Pot Restaurant
Mac’s Provincetown Restaurant and Market
The Mayflower Restaurant
Mews Restaurant & Cafe
Mistralino Restaurant
Montano’s Restaurant
Napi’s Restaurant
Patio American Grill & Cocktail Bar
Pepe’s Wharf Restaurant
Post Office Café and Cabaret
Porchside Bar
Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
Red Inn Fine Dining
SAKI Sushi
Spindler’s Bar and Restaurant
Squealing Pig Restaurant
The Canteen
The Landing Bistro & Bar at the Pilgrim House
The Nut House
The Pointe Restaurant
Stop & Shop Grocery Store and Pharmacy
Tin Pan Alley
Twisted Pizza, Subs and Ice Cream
Victor’s Restaurant & Catering
Vorelli’s Restaurant
Yolqueria Restaurant
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Shopping

All shops are located on Commercial Street (except Atlantic Spice Company, which is located in North Truro. Click here to see full Shopping directory with business description, photographs (if any), contact information and location.
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Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) members exhibition

Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

Museums

Center for Coastal Studies – the only large whale skeleton on Cape Cod
Expedition Whydah Pirate Museum
Highland House Museum
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
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Galleries

Adam Peck Gallery
Berta Walker Gallery
Bowersock Gallery
Cape Art Tiles
Cortile Gallery
Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC)
Geoffrey Semonian Signs & Woodcarving
Provincetown Commons
Seascapes & Pet Portraits
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
White Porch Gallery
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Whale Watching

Captain John Boats Provincetown Whale Watch
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
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Dune and Town Tours

Art’s Sand Dune Tours
Mayflower Trolley Tours
Pedal Ptown Bike Tours
Provincetown Ghost Tours
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
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Sunset picnic with Art's Sand Dune Tours

Sunset picnic


Provincetown Attractions

Provincetown Attractions

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WHAT TO DO IN PROVINCETOWN

It’s impossible to define what attracts people to Provincetown: for some it’s our world-class beaches, for others, it’s the art, for many it’s the food and shopping. You can’t miss the Pilgrim Monument which commemorates the Pilgrims First Landing in Provincetown (1620), but neither do you want to miss the night life, when Commercial Street becomes a cabaret for all. The attraction may be a quiet walk in Beech Forest, bird watching, painting, reading Mary Oliver’s poems . . . there’s something for everyone!

Rentals: bikes, kayaks, beach gear…

Rental businesses info here…

Come to our festivals… watch parades and fireworks…

Dates, dates, dates… Our comprehensive calendar has it all!

Visit Provincetown Library

You will be surprised – there is a boat inside!

Discover beauty of Seashore Park

Beaches, bike trails, and much more!

Tour town or dunes

By air, by car…

Visit museum

Art, history and pirates!

Climb Pilgrim Monument

252-foot high!

Visit Truro Winery

Wine, music, food… romance!

Have fun on a rainy day!

Whales are wet…

Provincetown For All Seasons

Photo Gallery

Go bird watching!

We’re amazing place to watch birds!

National Seashore Park, Beech Forest

National Seashore Park, Beech Forest


East Harbor Autumn Colors

East Harbor


Cape Cod National Seashore Park ~ Race Point

Cape Cod National Seashore Park ~ Race Point



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Provincetown Chamber of Commerce location

We’re here!

Visit Us
307 Commercial Street at Lopes Square, at the foot of MacMillan Pier.

PROVINCETOWN CHAMBER VISITORS CENTER
Off-Season Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11am – 3pm

Mail
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
P.O. Box 1017, Provincetown MA 02657

Phone
508 487-3424 ~ Calls from outside of USA: 0 11 1 508 487-3424

Fax
508 487-8966

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce building, Lopes Square

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce building, Lopes Square

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce Building Fund (Old postcard, Board of Trade Building)

Board of Trade Building (now Provincetown Chamber of Commerce)


2020 Provincetown Events: What, When & Where

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For LGBTQ+ events list click here

2020 Provincetown Calendar of Events

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

January

Snowy Cape Cod National Seashore Park


Winter Visitors Guide: Lodging, Restaurants, Shopping, Things To Do, Pamper Yourself…

JANUARY 2020

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown November through April, Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road, Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30 SkipFood.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown readings, art openings FAWC.org

Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, life drawing, workshops, movies PAAM.org

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts workshops, life drawing CastleHill.org

First Night celebrations with Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

Provincetown First Night Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor
Photograph by Nancy Silva

Dec 27, 2019 (Fri) – Jan 3, 2020 (Fri) 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! ProvincetownTourismOffice.org

1 (Wed) New Year’s Day

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

1 (Wed) Suede’d Annual New Year’s Concert 8pm, reservations required OnlyAtTheCrown.com

4 (Sat) Sounds of Siberia: Yuliyana Krivoshapkina & Nachyn Choreve, 7pm, Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Yuliyana, the foremost master of the khomus, a style of jaw harp, will be joined by Tuvan throat singer Nachyn. Nachyn’s mastery of the different styles of throat singing takes listeners to the taiga and mountain brooks of Tuva, while Yuliyana brings the sounds of the birds, reindeer, and winds of the endless Siberian tundra… a true Siberian experience in Wellfleet. Don’t miss it! Payment.org

20 (Mon) Martin Luther King Day

25 (Sat) Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year

28 (Tue) Winter Play Dates free play-reading series features new works from playwrights from Cape Cod, Boston, Providence, New York, and Los Angeles. Inaugurating the 2020 series is Sean Abley’s Hollywood murder mystery based on a true story, Popcorn Girl, 7pm ProvincetownTheater.org

29 (Wed) Pearlside Story: A Glow-in-the-Dark Fish and a Call for Citizen Science presented by Center for Coastal Studies, Marine Fisheries Research director Owen Nichols and his partner, researcher and educator Tasia Blough; Napi’s Restaurant, 7 Freeman Street, 7pm CoastalStudies.org


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February

February


Celebrate Valentine's Day in Town

Say “I Love You” in Provincetown


Winter Visitors Guide: Lodging, Restaurants, Shopping, Things To Do, Pamper Yourself…

FEBRUARY 2020

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown November through April, Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road, Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30 SkipFood.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown readings, art openings FAWC.org

Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, life drawing, workshops, movies PAAM.org

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts workshops, life drawing CastleHill.org

1 (Sat) Saturday Afternoon Jazz The Best of Count Basie and Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige, 2-4pm, ProvincetownLibrary.org

2 (Sun) Groundhog Day

11 (Tue) Winter Play Date free play-reading, To the Extreme! by Steven Myerson, 7pm ProvincetownTheater.org

14 (Fri) Valentine’s Day

14-17 (Fri-Mon) President’s Weekend

15 (Sat) Natural History Walk by Land and by Sea – Join Center for Coastal Studies biologist Lisa Sette and poet and naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield for a guided walk through the dunes and marsh at Hatches Harbor, Provincetown, and learn about the fascinating plants and animals that thrive in the dunes and the sea around Cape Cod, 10am-1pm. Suggested donation $20 for CCS members, $25 for non-members. Reservations required CoastalStudies.org

21-23 (Fri-Sat) Snowbound Leather Weekend XI MatesLeatherWeekend.com/Snowbound

25 (Tue) Mardi Gras

25 (Tue) Winter Play Date free play-reading, Squall by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, 7pm ProvincetownTheater.org


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March

March

MARCH 2020

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown November through April, Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road, Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30 SkipFood.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown readings, art openings FAWC.org

Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, life drawing, workshops, movies PAAM.org

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts workshops, life drawing CastleHill.org

8 (Sun) International Women’s Day

8 (Sun) Daylight Saving Time

14 (Sat) Year-Rounders’ Festival Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street

14-16 (Sat-Mon) Out of Hibernation Ursamen NE-Ursamen.org

17 (Tue) St. Patrick’s Day

17 (Tue) Winter Play Date free play-reading, A New Work by L.M. Feldman, 7pm ProvincetownTheater.org

19 (Thur) First Day of Spring

21 (Sat) Saturday Afternoon Jazz: The Music of John Lewis Jon Batiste and Doug Wamble join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to celebrate two iconic Jazz musicians and composers: John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan, 2-4pm, ProvincetownLibrary.org

24 (Tue) Winter Play Date free play-reading, Chasing Happy by Michel Wallerstein, 7pm ProvincetownTheater.org


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Photo courtesy of the Center for Coastal Studies CoastalStudies.org ~ Center for Coastal Studies under NOAA permit # 16325

Humpback whales feeding. Photo courtesy of the Center for Coastal Studies CoastalStudies.org
Center for Coastal Studies under NOAA permit # 16325

April

April

APRIL 2020

Whale Watching season begins Mid April – Captain John Boats Fast Ferry, Captain Ralph Wilkins FV ODYSEA, Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown, Ginny G Fishing Trips & Private Whale Watch, Sea Salt Charters

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown November through April, Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road, Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30 SkipFood.org

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum April 1 till Memorial Day Weekend open 9am-5pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, life drawing, workshops, movies PAAM.org

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown readings, art openings FAWC.org

The Cape School of Art in Provincetown workshops, classes CapeSchoolOfArt.org

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts workshops, life drawing CastleHill.org

1 (Wed) Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum reopens – FREE admission all day!Pilgrim-Monument.org

1 (Wed) April Fool’s Day

3-5 (Fri-Sun) Women’s Media Summit Women’s Media Summit

4 (Sat) Saturday Afternoon Jazz: Jazz in the 50’s Overflowing with Style The 1950s marked an incredible explosion in Jazz’s styles, and saw the rise of some of its most legendary artists. Music director Chris Crenshaw curates an amazing array of material from the decade, and also premieres a new suite of his inspired by the 1950s, 2-4pm, ProvincetownLibrary.org

5 (Sun) Palm Sunday

8 (Wed) Passover Falls out at sundown

10 (Fri) Good Friday

12 (Sun) Easter

16 (Thur) Passover Ends at nightfall

18 (Sat) Sweet Honey in the Rock, 7:30pm, Provincetown Town Hall. “Sweet Honey in the Rock delivers messages with luminous, virtuosic singing…voices blend and soar in a spectrum of styles few other ensembles could match.” The New York Times Payment.org

18-19 (Sat & Sun) Miss Gay Mass US of A OnlyAtTheCrown.com

19 (Sun) Orthodox Easter

20 (Mon) Patriot’s Day

22 (Wed) Earth Day

24-26 (Fri-Sun) Annual 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

24 (Fri)-May 23 (Fri) Ramadan

24-26 (Fri-Sun) Gays for Patsy Annual Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town GFP.org

26-27 (Sun-Mon) The Cape School of Art in Provincetown April Classes: Drawing for Painters with John Clayton, 9am-4pm CapeSchoolOfArt.org


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Tips for visitors

Tips for visitors…

May

May

Provincetown Harbor Transportation Ferry

Don’t drive to Provincetown! Take a ferry!

MAY 2020

Mid May Ferry Service Resumes Bay State Cruise, Boston Harbor Cruises, Captain John Boats Fast Ferry

Visitors Center at Province Lands reopens NPS.gov/caco

Highland Museum and Lighthouse reopens Highlandlighthouse.org

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum April 1 till Memorial Day Weekend open 9am-5pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown readings, art openings FAWC.org

Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, life drawing, workshops, movies PAAM.org

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts workshops, life drawing CastleHill.org

5 (Tue) Cinco de Mayo

10 (Sun) Mother’s Day

15 & 16 (Fri & Sat) Outer Cape Chorale Spring Concert OuterCapeChorale.org

15 & 16 (Fri & Sat) Jamaica On Film ProvincetownFilm.org

15 (Fri)-June 13 (Sat) TWENTY SUMMERS at Hawthorne Barn six weekends of concerts, conversations, artist open studios, and community events, presenting an eclectic mix of both emerging and established musicians, writers, cultural figures, activists, and artists 20Summers.org

15-17 (Fri-Sun) Single Women’s Weekend ProvincetownForWomen.com

16-17 (Sat & Sun) Monumental Yard Sale Ptown.org

17-18 (Sun-Mon) Broto Conference: Art & Science Collaborations Broto.eco

22 (Fri) Harvey Milk Day

21-25 (Fri-Mon) Memorial Day Weekend for Women ProvincetownForWomen.com

22-25 (Fri-Mon) Memorial Day Weekend PtownTourism.com

27-31 (Wed-Mon) Cabaretfest ProvincetownCabaretFest.com

28 (Thur) Center for Coastal Studies Homeport Banquet CoastalStudies.org

29-31 (Fri-Sun) International Encaustic Conference CastleHill.org


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June

June

JUNE 2020

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Memorial Day (starting May 24) till Labor Day open 9am-7pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Visitors Center at Province LandsNPS.gov/caco

Highland Museum and LighthouseHighlandlighthouse.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

The Cape School of Art in Provincetown workshops, classes CapeSchoolOfArt.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

TWENTY SUMMERS at Hawthorne Barn six weekends of concerts, conversations, artist open studios, and community events, presenting an eclectic mix of both emerging and established musicians, writers, cultural figures, activists, and artists – 20Summers.org

4 (Thur) A Night at the Chef’s Table ASGCC.org

4-7 (Thur-Sun) Womxn of Color Weekend WOCW.org

5 (Fri) Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta 8:30am-5pm RegattaCentral.com

5-7 (Fri-Sun) Provincetown Pride Weekend Ptown.org

11 (Thur) Provincetown Public Library, Heritage Day Celebration 6pm to 7:30pm ProvincetownLibrary.org

13 (Sat) TWENTY SUMMERS’ at Hawthorne Barn last day of 2020 Summer season 20Summers.org

14 (Sun) Flag Day

14-15 (Sun-Mon) WorldFest – Provincetown’s International Cultural Festival Facebook.com/WorldFestPtown

17-21 (Wed-Sun) Provincetown International Film Festival PtownFilmFest.org

20 (Sat) Summer Solstice

21 (Sun) Father’s Day

21 (Sun) – 23 (Tue) Men of Color Weekend OnlyAtTheCrown.com

TBA Provincetown Dance Festival Professional dance companies performing tap, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and more
Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street CastleHill.org

25 (Thursday) Artisan Craft Fair Weekly held on Thursdays from 10am to 4:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street. For more Information contact Joanne at coveptown1@verizon.net

25-28 (Thursday-Sunday) Provincetown Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet Four days celebration of Portuguese heritage and culture in Provincetown with live music, dancing, parades, 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

27 (Sat)-July 5 (Sun) Independence Week PtownTourism.com

27 (Sat)-July 5 (Sun) Independence Week 2020 OnlyAtTheCrown.com


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July

JULY 2020

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Memorial Day (starting May 24) till Labor Day open 9am-7pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

The Cape School of Art in Provincetown workshops, classes CapeSchoolOfArt.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

3 (Fri) Independence Day (observed)

4 (Sat) Independence Day July 4th Parade and Fireworks 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 beaches). Lots of fun! Come and celebrates with us! Make your accommodation reservation early! Provincetown-MA.gov

10-19 (Fri-Sun) Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival CapeCodChamber.org

11-19 (Sat to Sun) Bear Week in Provincetown Provincetown Bears hosts 9 days and nights of pool parties, beach outings, dance parties and leather events. We work with local club managers to program different music and an atmosphere for a week of parties. We also allow time to relax and have a true vacation. Our events leave plenty of free time to enjoy the town, restaurants, cabaret shows, National Seashore park, beaches, and the daily gatherings at hotel pool decks PtownBears.org

12 (Sun) PAAM Annual Secret Garden Tour PAAM.org

TDA Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware Arrives in Provincetown mid July for day sails from MacMillan Pier KalmarNyckel.org

18 (Sat) The Castle Hill Summer Bash CastleHill.org

19 (Sun) Annual 5K Run / Walk ASGCC.org

21-25 (Thur-Sat) Girl Splash ProvincetownForWomen.com

22 (Wed) 15th Annual Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman at PAAM Cassandre McKinley (vocals), 6pm BartWeisman.com

25 (Sat) GLAD Annual Summer Party At the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Road GLAD.org

25 (Fri)-August 1 (Sat) Family Week Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified families in the world. Registration is now OPEN for Family Week 2020, which will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today’s issues. Join us for daily events or relax on the beach with other LGBTQ families. FamilyEquality.org/Events/Family-Week

29 (Wed) 15th Annual Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman at PAAM Shawnn Monteiro (vocals), 6pm BartWeisman.com


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August

Provincetown Herring Cove Beach

Hot Summer day at Herring Cove Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore Park

AUGUST 2020

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Memorial Day (starting May 24) till Labor Day open 9am-7pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

The Cape School of Art in Provincetown workshops, classes CapeSchoolOfArt.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

2 (Sun) Trails for Whales Coastal Studies.org

2-8 (Sun-Sat) 10th Annual Whale Week, A Celebration of the Sea! A whale-of-a-week filled with special events to raise awareness about our ocean and coastline, marine mammals and marine debris through engaging educational activities. From the Run the Trails for the Whales 5K to the Homemade Boat Race, there is something for everyone! Coastal Studies.org

5 (Wed) Dane Vannatter (vocals) 15th Annual Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman at PAAM, Wednesdays, 6pm bartweisman.com

6 (Thur) Homemade Boat Race Coastal Studies.org

8 (Sat) The Castle Hill Silent & Live Benefit Auction CastleHill.org

12 (Wed) The 17th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival ProvincetownJazzFestival.org

15-22 (Sat-Sat) Carnival Week Fabulous week with parade, parties, music, dancing, romance and adventure! Whole Town decorated with rainbow flags! Don’t miss Carnival Parade, Thursday, August 20th! It starts at 3pm, and runs from East End to West End. Accommodation reservations a must! Ptown.org

19 (Wed) PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky CastleHill.org

26 (Wed) 15th Annual Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman at PAAM, Donna Byrne (vocals), 6pm bartweisman.com


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September

SEPTEMBER 2020

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Labor Day through December 31 open 9am-5pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

The Cape School of Art in Provincetown workshops, classes CapeSchoolOfArt.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

Labor Day weekend in Provincetown

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

7 (Mon) Labor Day

11 (Fri) Paint the Mayflower II aboard the Captain John Boat CastleHill.org

11 (Fri) 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 UUMH.org

12 (Sat) 33rd Annual Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla Swim4Life.org

13 (Sun) The Gasp: Bike, Boat ‘N Bake a premier fundraising event for the Cape Cod Community, 55 mile bike ride from Sandwich to Provincetown. After you finish in Provincetown, enjoy lunch and a shower at the finish line before you hop on a trolley to get to the boat and return to Sandwich where you can pick up your bike and head to a well deserved lobster bake! TheGasp.org

15-19 (Tue-Sat) Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts Festival AfterGlowFestival.org

17-19 (Thur-Sat) National Gay Pilots Association Cape Cod Classic NGPA.org

18 (Fri) Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award Ceremony ProvincetownLibrary.org

18-20 (Fri-Sun) Annual Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade Parade through Town Saturday 1:30pm YankeeLCC.com/Invitational/

18-21 (Fri-Mon) IWFFA Provincetown Classic Women’s Flag Football Tournament sanctioned by International Women’s Flag Football Association, Provincetown Motta Field IWFFA.com

19 (Sat) Rosh Hashanah

19-20 (Sat-Sun) Provincetown Book Festival ProvincetownLibrary.org

20-26 (Sun-Sat) Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW) CASAS CasasAnimalShelter.org

22 (Tue) First Day of Fall

24-27 (Thur-Sun) Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival TWPtown.org

26 (Sat) Provincetown Art Association and Museum Fall Consignment Auction PAAM.org

26 (Sat) Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride Boston to Cape Cod ASGCC.org

27 (Sun) Yom Kippur


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Provincetown Harbor in October

Provincetown Harbor, October sky. Photograph by Gail Vasques.

OCTOBER 2020

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Labor Day through December 31 open 9am-5pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

The Cape School of Art in Provincetown workshops, classes CapeSchoolOfArt.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

TBA Provincetown Dahlia Show www.facebook.com/groups/PtownDahlias

1-5 (Thur-Mon) Mates Leather Weekend MatesLeatherWeekend.com

3 (Sat) Provincetown Art Association Annual Gala PAAM.org

10 (Sat) TEDxProvincetown 2020 TEDxProvincetown

10-12 (Sat-Mon) Fall Monumental Yard Sale Weekend Ptown.org

9-12 (Fri-Mon) Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day Weekend PtownTourism.com

12-18 (Mon-Sun) 35th Annual Women’s Week WomensWeekProvincetown.com

18-25 (Sun-Sun) 46th Annual Fantasia Fair FantasiaFair.org

TBA Provincetown Roundup Weekend SERENITY BY THE SEA Provincetown celebrates its 33rd year of recovery, unity, and service for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender, Queer, Questioning) community and all of our friends ProvincetownRoundUp.org

Halloween in Ptown

30 (Fri) – Nov 1 (Sun) Halloween in Provincetown BOO!
Balls! Parties! Costumes! Haunted attractions, lots of parties, kids parade and much more! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation to make reservations now!

TBA 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

TBA 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

TBA Provincetown Rec’s Greet N’ Treat kids parade through Town 3:30-4:30, kids go trick-or-treating from vehicle to vehicle on Motta Field 4:30-6pm.

30 (Fri) – Nov 1 (Sun) Spooky Bears Weekend SpookyBear

31 (Sat) Halloween

TBA 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

TBA The Halloween Ball at Town Hall – SaltHotels.com


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November

November

November 2020

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown November through April, Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road, Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30pm SkipFood.org

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Labor Day through December 31 open 9am-5pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

1 (Sun) Daylight Saving Time End

3 (Tue) Election Day

11 (Wed) Veterans Day

11 (Wed) Lighting of the Monument 5-7pm, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

22-23 (Sun-Mon) Mr. New England Leather MrNewEnglandLeather.com

TBA Drag Bingo Ptown.org

25-29 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving Weekend A great time to start your holiday shopping in Provincetown’s many unique shops and galleries!

26 (Thur) Thanksgiving Day Call your favorite restaurant to make reservations!

26 (Thur) Annual Pilgrim 5K Trot PilgrimTrot

27 & 28 (Fri & Sat) The 9th Fine Arts And Craft Show Provincetown historic Town Hall, 10am to 4pm. A food court is provided by the Lion’s Club. Handicap access is available at the back of the building. This is a juried event. For more information contact Joanne at coveptow1@verizon.net. This event is sponsored by the Provincetown Lion’s Club.

28 (Sat) Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree, created by Julian Popko’s Family Lopes Square, 5:30pm facebook.com/ProvincetownLobsterPotTree


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December

DECEMBER 2020

FREE parking in our municipal parking lots

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown November through April, Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road, Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30 SkipFood.org

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Labor Day through December 31 open 9am-5pm. Last Monument climb is 30 minutes before closing, 1 High Pole Hill Road Pilgrim-Monument.org

Provincetown Public Library books, movies, special events, computers, free WIFI ProvincetownLibrary.org

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

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

Water Edge Cinema a non-profit arthouse cinema at Whalers Wharf, open year-round ProvincetownFilm.org/Cinema

Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill workshops, exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full schedule – CastleHill.org

1 World AIDS DayASGCC.org

4 (Fri) “Tis the Season for Giving” AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod ASGCC.org

4-6 (Fri-Sun) Holly Folly Ptown.org

5 (Sat) “Souper Saturday” Holly Folly Fundraiser Event for Soup Kitchen in Provincetown, United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road. You can choose from dozens of soups made by several Provincetown restaurants! It’s a great way to support SKIP. PtownSoup.org

11-12 Outer Cape Chorale Concert Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street OuterCapeChorale.org

19 (Sat) Holiday Concert with the Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group at PAAM 2:00pm bartweisman.com

21 (Mon) Winter Solstice

21 (Mon) Annual Holiday Winter Solstice Celebration 6-9pm, 10 Meetinghouse Road in Truro. On the darkest days of the year, bring some light and wear something bright! Think sparkle, shine, glow, or glitter! Enjoy soup, pizza in the wood-fired oven, Devil’s Purse beer, wine, cocktails, and dancing! Plus go home with a hand-made mug! Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. castlehill.org

10-18 (Thur-Fri) Hanukkah

24 (Thur) Christmas Eve

25 (Fri) Christmas Day

25 (Sat) Kwanzaa

First Light Provincetown New Year's Celebrations

First Light Provincetown
An exciting weekend of Celebrations!

Dec 27, 2020-Jan 2, 2021 (Sun-Sat) First Light Provincetown An exciting weekend of Celebrations: Fireworks over our beautiful Provincetown Harbor, Holiday Market, special Holiday Menues at restaurants, dance parties, Polar Bear Plunge, Lite Brite Bike Ride, and Drag Bingo. Theater, movies, cabaret! Art! Live Music! Ptown.orgPtown.org

December 31 (Thursday) New Year’s Eve
Happy New Year everybody! Hope we’ll see you in Provincetown in 2021!

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

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Cape Cod Vacation Remembered from Childhood

There is a long tradition of people vacationing in Provincetown who tell us they came here as children with their parents and have come back to recreate this experience ~ except now they have children of their own (and grandparents). The family bonding that a vacation together creates never goes out of style and is recognized by family and child psychologists as essential to keep families together as the children grow older.

More information here: Family Itineraries, Parent’s Guide, Activities for Kids

Family Week Event in Provincetown

Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod National Seashore Park, Race Point Beach

Summertime! Race Point Beach

Provincetown: Family Place

Many things have changed about Provincetown in the past 50 years but one thing remains the same ~ it’s a great place for families and children. There are many activities which both parents and their children can enjoy as a family. Of course there are always the beaches: harbor beaches ( the West End parking lot is a favorite with local parents with toddlers and young children), bay beaches where the family car can be backed right up to the beach (Herring Cove in the National Seashore Park) and of course world-famous Race Point ocean beach for older children and their parents. Race Point beach is regularly rated in the top ten beaches in the world.

Let's splash some water!

Let’s splash some water!

Safe Haven

When parents are asked ‘why Provincetown?’ invariably the response is that it is a safe place for children. Parents of teenagers ‘let’ their kids go into town on their own, knowing that they will be okay in a town which considers everyone part of one big family. “We take care of our own” is the long-standing motto of the Portuguese descended families extends to residents and visitors alike.

Lobster Pot Tree

Holidays are magical in Provincetown! Come and see Lobster Pot Tree!

Family Activities

Besides the beaches there are critter cruises, shuttles to Long Point which combine a boat ride with a remote bay beach (picnicking), the around town trolley just for the fun of it, whale watching and dune tours (educational and fun for all ages) and the best attraction for kids old enough to swim on their own – the West End Racing Club open to all children, local and visiting. Generations of Provincetown kids have learned to swim and sail at the Club and also bond with other kids facing the challenges of swimming and boating, and life in general.

Ptown for Kids

Happy face at MacMillan Pier

Family Week

There is a Family Week the last week of July which originally started as a gathering of same-sex parents needing to bond with their children in the safety and tolerance of Provincetown. But the fun was contagious and now families of all stripes come for that week. Commercial Street is jammed with strollers and kids eating ice cream. There are special events just for kids, of course, and plenty of time for parents to network and learn from one another.

Provincetown Carnival Parade

Great fun to watch Provincetown parades!

Family Festivals

And speaking of Portuguese, there are several festivals, like the Portuguese Festival in June, which are a load of fun for the whole family. Who doesn’t like a parade on Fourth of July (Provincetown always celebrates on the day of the Fourth with a parade and fireworks), and the Carnival Parade in August which is exciting and nosy for everyone, with floats playing live music and people dressed in daring costumes. Upwards of 60,000 people (and lots of families) jam the town for that event, all in good fun!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival

So please consider a vacation here with your family. Your children will remember it for a lifetime.

400th Commemoration of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ First Landing in the New World Provincetown400.com

Mayflower II Photo courtesy of Plimoth Plantation

400th Commemoration of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ First Landing
in the New World
Mayflower II, photo courtesy of Plimoth Plantation

 

In 1620 Pilgrims First Landed in Provincetown Harbor

 

First Visitors

First Visitors

2020 the World will commemorate the 400th anniversary of this historic event. After two months crossing the stormy Atlantic none of the passengers or crew was allowed to come ashore in Provincetown harbor until the Mayflower Compact was signed by both laymen and the Pilgrims which bound them together under the rule of law ‘for the sake of order and survival.’ The Mayflower Compact is considered the foundation of the American Constitution. After five weeks of searching for place to settle on the Outer Cape, they decided to make their settlement across Cape Cod Bay in Plymouth. For more information please visit Provincetown400.com.

 

Pilgrim Monument with Lights seen from Mac Millan Pier

The Pilgrim Monument decorated with lights to commemorate the Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown Harbor in 1620.

 

Leave your “mark” in historic Provincetown

Purchase a Paver at the foot of MacMillan Pier

Over the past 30 years we have sustained the building with minor repair work, but today our 106 year old Chamber Building is in need of some significant work. We feel that our “Lady” should have a complete “Facelift” rather than just nips and tucks. Please consider purchasing a paver with your name, business name, or as a dedication in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one. Your paver will be viewed by thousands of visitors for years to come! Click here for more information about our Paver Project.

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce Building Fund (Old postcard with Town Hall, Pilgrim Monument and Board of Trade)

1918: Board of Trade building (now Chamber), Town Hall & Pilgrim Monument

 

Easy to Get to, Easy to Walk, Easy to Be Here

How to Get to Ptown

Transportation


Provincetown is a regional public transportation hub with fast ferry, bus and air service from Boston and frequent local shuttle, it is also first and foremost a walking town. Stroll Commercial Street and marvel at our beautiful gardens and houses… Some are guest houses, some host unique shops and restaurants… Truly, a great place to fall in love and get married!

 

Deep Water and Safe Harbor

Whales

Whales


Once one of the most productive whaling and fishing ports on the East Coast, today Provincetown Harbor is homeport to the whale watching fleet and closest to Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. MacMillan Pier is full of fishing charters, sailing, motor boats… Ferries from Boston and Plymouth bring thousands of visitors to Provincetown.

 

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore

Pristine Beaches

Almost three-quarters of Provincetown is preserved in its wilderness state as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The Park provides visitors access to magnificent ocean beaches, nature bike and walking trails and exhibits… It is also great place for bird watching!

 

Provincetown for All Seasons

Winter Visitor Guide Icon

Winter


Provincetown is quietly spectacular in the Spring, Fall and Winter months… a place to relax, reflect, meet interesting people and enjoy the moment… It’s easy to get here whether you drive yourself, take the bus, or fly in… Free parking in the Winter throughout town. Come, watch with us amazing sunsets! Check our WINTER VISITOR GUIDE: Lodging, Restaurants, Shopping, Things To Do and Pamper Yourself

 

Historic LGBTQA+ Destination

GLBT

LGBTQ+


Provincetown is America’s pre-eminent destination for gay and lesbian visitors and residents, proud of its long heritage of a fully open and integrated way of life. Carnival week in August is one of Provincetown’s biggest events. Come join the Parade!

 

Celebrate the Arts in Provincetown

Art Colony


Provincetown is the Oldest Continuous Art Colony in America! Many artists come to Provincetown inspired by the sea, sand dunes, street scenes and of course the magnificent light and colors. Come and visit the many PROVINCETOWN galleries and studios and don’t miss visiting Provincetown museums! And don’t forget Theater, Film, Music and Dance, Cabaret and always exciting Nightlife in Ptown!

 

Kids Love Provincetown

Kids in Provincetown

Kids


Families today come in all shapes and sizes… traditional, single-parented, adoptive or families with same sex parents. Provincetown nurtures and welcomes all families by offering a plethora of unique activities for families to enjoy together. Check out Ptown for Kids…

 

The Provincetown Chamber of Commerce is always ready to welcome you. Please explore our site and use it as a gateway to one of the most unique vacation destinations in America!

Chamber Visitors Center at Lopes Square is now open Monday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

(VIDEO) Fall in Love with Provincetown


Tucked just a few seconds off Route 6 on the edge of downtown Provincetown, Harbor Hotel is made for easy getaways with friends and family. Whether you’re on a quest for seaside serenity or you’re heading to Provincetown to enjoy the town’s array of summertime celebrations, allow us to amp up your getaway with an open-door pet policy, quick shuttles into town and a collection of museum-worthy art.

Our laid-back hideaway on Cape Cod is retro-glam in all the right places, with bright guest rooms and suites featuring sunrise views, cozy gathering spots for socializing.

Harbor Hotel Provincetown offers 119 guestrooms and 10 suites – many with water views and some of which are pet friendly. A popular local hangout, Whaler Lounge, beckons with extra comfortable chairs, art-filled walls, live entertainment and an uncommonly good food and drink menu. Other highlights include an outdoor patio lounge with fire pit and deck, and a seasonal outdoor pool with Cabana Bar. For more information visit www.harborhotelptown.com or call 508-487-1711.

698 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1711
Affordable, reliable and open year round. Mac and PC repair. Network support and installation. Individualized instruction. More than twenty-five years in the computer industry. Call today for a free diagnostic! By Appointment Only.
300A Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 514-1165
Book now!!!
Call us directly at 508 487-1430 ext 1.

Relax or Revel in the center of it all! The best in accommodations right where the action is! Choose a standard room or upgrade to a fabulous oceanfront suite. Dine in The Central House Restaurant, take in a first class show in The Cabaret, lounge by the heated pool as you enjoy a cocktail or dance the night away in the Paramount Nightclub. With the perfect central location, The Crown & Anchor Inn affords you easy access to all of Provincetown.

247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1430
Secret Garden Inn, a picturesque 1830’s sea captain’s home hidden away in the center of Provincetown offers seclusion, comfort and warm hospitality. A private garden, brick terrace, gracious front porch and second floor balcony with a glimpse of the harbor, offer you a tranquil setting in which to relax. Yet whenever you’re ready to re-engage, you are only steps away from unique shopping, superb dining and a bustling nightlife.

Seven recently updated guest rooms with private and shared baths, cable tv, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, ceiling fan, air-conditioning, and recessed halogen lighting, provide all the creature comforts of home. A continental breakfast with fabulous baked goods will get you up and on your way for a day of fun at the beach, on the water or around town. Four, first come first serve parking spots are available for a nominal fee. Guests also have use of bicycles and beach towels.

300A Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9027
This beachfront resort offers self contained studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms. Select from a variety of room views, with or without balcony. The bayside rooms offer breathtaking unobstructed views across the bay towards Long Point lighthouse, and the coastline from Wellfleet to Provincetown Monument.
Heated indoor pool, hot tub, seasonal outdoor pool, tennis and fitness center are just a few of the many amenities available to guests.
Up to 10-15% discount at local restaurants, shops and activities, including Arts Dune Tours, whale watching, bike & kayak rental and Truro Vineyards, is also offered during stay.
On site parking and Wifi are free.
929 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 566, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9300