Ptown's LGBTQ+ Events & Theme Weeks

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.

2022 Events & Theme Weeks

  SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2022  

This quintessential Provincetown event and fundraiser has raised $6M since 1988 for AIDS, women’s health and the community. Join swimmers, volunteers, kayakers and cheerleaders from across the country for this high-spirited weekend.

  SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2022  

The festival’s 17th season will feature A Streetcar Named Desire, Vieux Carré and a lineup of other plays, all by Tennessee Williams (the first time since 2006 that they’ve presented All-Tennessee).

  SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 3, 2022  

A kick-back, have a good time, meet some hot new friends weekend for those who want to hang out, socialize, relax or party with other like-minded people in Leather, Rubber and Uniforms.

  OCTOBER 8-10, 2022  

3 days of art exhibitions, receptions, parties hosted by special guests, a marketplace, live music, and The Washashore Festival.

  OCTOBER 8-10, 2022  

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.

  OCTOBER 10-16, 2022  

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.

  OCTOBER 12-15, 2022  

Now a part of Women’s Week, this annual event returns for all those looking for love. With special events like speed dating, dance parties, mixers, and more, this weekend is the perfect time to find that special someone or simply to enjoy Provincetown with friends.

  OCTOBER 16-23, 2022  

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.

  OCTOBER 28-30, 2022  

A quintessentially ghoulish New England Halloween awaits you as Provincetown hosts a monstrous medley of parties, dances, a haunted house, costume ball, trick-or-treating and more.

  NOVEMBER 2-6, 2022  

This year the theme of the festival is CELEBRATE PORTUGAL! Provincetown has a great history with Portuguese culture and in line with the 75th anniversary of the blessing of the fleet, this year is perfect to show off the flavors of Portugal and the entire Iberian Peninsula.

  NOVEMBER 18-20, 2022  

Come see the annual pageant to crown Mr. New England Leather 2022! In addition to the competition and the following Victory Celebration, the weekend is full of opportunities to socialize and show off your gear.

  NOVEMBER 25 – JANUARY 2, 2023  

Begin your holiday shopping and come celebrate with friends, old and new! The Canteen Holiday Outdoor Market takes place each weekend between Thanksgiving and New Year at The Canteen. Entertainment, local shopping, and spectacular food and drinks are all part of the festivities.


  DECEMBER 2-4, 2022  

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.

  DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 1, 2023  

Ring in the New Year on the tip of Cape Cod with this 3-day-long celebration. Parties, events, and performances are punctuated with the New Year’s Eve Lite Bright Bike Ride, a spectacular fireworks show from MacMillan Pier and the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day.

2023 Events & Theme Weeks

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