“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

Historic Day in Provincetown – May 17, 2004

Provincetown: a long history of openness and acceptance

Provincetown 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. GLBT visitors are a major component of Provincetown’s tourism economy and continue to make Provincetown one of top GLBT destinations in the world.

(VIDEO) Fall in Love with Provincetown

Provincetown GLBT Events

Events maybe postponed or canceled.
Please check websites for current information.

Snowbound Leather Weekend
February

Single Women’s Weekend
May

Cabaret Fest
June

Womxn of Color Weekend
June

Provincetown Pride Weekend
June

Provincetown Harbor, MacMillan Pier

Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

Crown & Anchor 2019 Independence Day Celebrations

June/July

Provincetown Herring Cove Beach

Gorgeous Summer at Herring Cove Beach

Girl Splash
July

Camp Lightbulb Provincetown

Summer Camp for LGBTQ Youth
July/August

GLAD’s Annual Summer Party
July

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 2019, 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.

Family Week
July/August

August Carnival Week

Provincetown guesthouse decorated for Carnival Week

Provincetown Carnival Parade

Carnival Week!

Carnival
A week-long celebrations with parade, entertainment and parties.
August

Cape Cod Classic
August

Yankee Lambda Car Club Annual Show
New England’s only GLBT Club for Antique, Classic & Specialty Car Enthusiasts.
September

Mates Leather Weekend
October

Women's Week in Provincetown

Womens’ Week
October

Fantasia Fair
October

Provincetown Round Up Weekend
October

GLBT History Month
October

Halloween & Spooky Bear Weekend
October

AIDS World Day
December

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

PBG Holly Folly
December

First Night New Year’s Weekend
December/January

New Year's celebrations with fireworks at MacMillan Pier

Provincetown celebrates New Year with fireworks at MacMillan Pier

Shop in Ptown!

The Provincetown Human Rights Campaign store on Commercial Street

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