“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 2-25, 2024

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/ – TBA

Single Women’s Weekend
ProvincetownForWomen.com – Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, 2024

MEMDAY Weekend Women’s Festival
Women of Color Weekend
WOCW.org – Friday-Monday, May 31-June 3, 2024

Pride Weekend in Provincetown
Ptown.org – Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2024

Frolic: Men of Color Weekend
MenOfMelaninMagic.com/frolic – Thursday-Sunday, June 13-17, 2024

Bear Week
PtownBears.events – Saturday-Saturday, July 13-21, 2024

Girl Splash
ProvincetownForWomen.com – Wednesday-Saturday, 24-27, 2024

Family Week
PtownFamilyWeek.com – Saturday-Saturday, July 27-August 3, 2024

Carnival 2024
Ptown.org – Saturday-Saturday, August 17-24
46th Annual Carnival Parade on Thursday, August 22, 2024

Gay Pilots Cape Cod Classic
NGPA.org – Thursday-Sunday, September 14-17, 2024

Yankee Lambda Antique Car Show
YankeeLCC.com – Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2024

Mates Leather Weekend XXVI
Ptown.org Friday-Saturday, September 27-29, 2024

Womens’ Week
WomenInnkeepers.com – Monday-Sunday, October 14-20, 2024

TransWeek.org – Sunday-Sunday, October 20-27, 2024

“Spooky Bear” Halloween Weekend
Ptown.org – Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov 3, 2024

AIDS World Day
ASGCC.org Sunday, December 1, 2024

Holly Folly
Ptown.org Friday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2024

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