Each year the streets and shores of Provincetown fill up with visitors from all around the world who gather there to bond with their community, soak up some rest & relaxation, and enjoy the town’s spectacular events and world-famous theme weeks. Get the details and book your trip out to the world’s premier LGBTQ+ travel destination.
2023 Events & Theme Weeks
Family Week in Ptown is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and their children in the world. Family Week 2023 is the 29th anniversary of this special event that sees hundreds of families from over thirty states and around the world come together for a full week of workshops, family fun, new experiences, and community-building.
Created by the Provincetown Business Guild in 1978, Carnival is Ptown’s original Summer celebration of community, expression, and creativity. The weeklong festival attracts tens of thousands of guests from all over the world to enjoy parties, events, costume contests and the celebrated Carnival parade down Commercial Street. Start planing now for 2023’s theme: Land of Toys
Provincetown Brewing Co.’s “Washashore Music & Arts Festival” is an annual gathering celebrating the union of live music, good beer, and the everlasting singularity of Provincetown. The event is committed to uplifting and reflecting Provincetown’s unique soul with performers that embody free expression, individuality, beauty, acceptance, and joy.
Opera singers, comedians, actresses, authors, and musicians of all kinds flock to Provincetown for a week of celebration and entertainment and to participate in over 300 events. In addition to performances are football and golf tournaments, whale watching, dune tours, and hikes. Provincetown’s historic art scene also takes a central stage with galleries featuring works by female artists and hosting events celebrating women in art.
Trans Week: The Original Fantasia Fair
Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event held every October in Provincetown. The first Fair was held in 1975 which makes Fantasia Fair the longest-running transgender event in the world. It has been and continues to be a model for other transgender conferences.
Holly Folly is Provincetown’s annual LGBTQ+ holiday-themed festival. Get a head start on holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. The holiday market and special discounts are complimented by the Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch (a Santa run in bathing suits), dance parties, sing-alongs, and drag bingo, to just name a few other events.