“All men are created equal. No matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about.” — Harvey Milk

Provincetown: a long history of openness and acceptance. It has always been a safe haven for everyone landing on our shores, dating back even before the Mayflower Pilgrims sailed into our harbor in 1620. Along with the emergence of artists, actors, playwrights and poets in the early 1900’s gays and lesbians found Provincetown to be a place where there was freedom to express sexual preferences and a sense of acceptance which the rest of the world had yet to learn.

Gays, lesbians, transgendered and bisexuals have been visiting and making Provincetown home for many decades, adding to the eclectic make-up of Provincetown’s community today. LGBTQA+ visitors are a major component of Provincetown’s tourism economy and continue to make Provincetown one of top GLBT destinations in the world.

Historic Day in Provincetown – May 17, 2004

Mates’ Snowbound Leather Weekend
MatesLeatherWeekend.com/Snowbound/ – Friday-Sunday, February 24-26, 2023

Gays For Patsy Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in Ptown
Gay’s for Patsy‘s annual LGBTQA+ (queer) spring dance weekend held in Provincetown, featuring country western dancing with three dances, multiple dance workshops, and a whole bunch of socializing.
GaysForPatsy.org/stomp/ – Friday-Sunday April 28-30, 2023

Frolic: Men of Color Weekend
MenOfMelaninMagic.com/frolic – Thursday-Sunday, June 15-18, 2023

Single Women’s Weekend
ProvincetownForWomen.com – Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2023

Women of Color Weekend
WOCW.org – Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4, 2023

Pride Weekend in Provincetown
Ptown.org – Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, 2023

Women of Color Weekend
WOCW.org – Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4, 2023

Sondheim By The Sea, A Celebration of his musical life & work
ProvincetownCabaretFest.com – Monday-Sunday, June 5-11, 2023

Camp Lightbulb
Provincetown Week 1: July 2 – 8, 2023
Provincetown Week 2: July 9 – 15, 2023
Provincetown Week 3: July 16 – 22, 2023
Provincetown Week 4: July 23 – 29, 2023

Bear Week
PtownBears.org – Saturday-Saturday, July 8-15, 2023

Girl Splash
ProvincetownForWomen.com – Wednesday-Sunday, July 19-23, 2023
Save the date! Girl Splash July 24-27, 2024

Family Week
PtownFamilyWeek.com – Saturday-Saturday, July 22-29 2023

Carnival 2023 Land of Toys
Ptown.org – Saturday-Saturday, August 12-19, 2023
45th Annual Carnival Parade: Land of Toys Thursday, August 17, 2023

Gay Pilots Cape Cod Classic
NGPA.org – Thursday-Sunday, September 14-17, 2023

Yankee Lambda Antique Car Show
YankeeLCC.com – Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2023

Mates Leather Weekend XXVI
Ptown.org Friday-Monday, September 29-October 2, 2023

Womens’ Week
WomenInnkeepers.com – Monday-Sunday, October 9-15, 2023

Transgender Week
TransWeek.org – Sunday-Sunday, October 15-22, 2023

Serenity By The Sea
ProvincetownRoundUp.org – Thursday-Monday, October 19-23, 2023

“Spooky Bear” Halloween Weekend
Ptown.org – Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2023

AIDS World Day
ASGCC.org Friday, December 1, 2023

Holly Folly
Ptown.org Dec. 1-3, 2023

For more LGBTQ+ information, please visit Provincetown Business Guild and ProvincetownForWomen.com