Ptown's 2022 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 about 2022’s events and book your trip out to the world’s premier LGBTQ+ travel destination.

  FEBRUARY 25-27, 2022  

Snowbound Leather Weekend XIV in Provincetown—where you’ll find a competition for Mr. Snowbound, a beer blast, brunch, and parties. Get out of the cold and into the heat!

  MARCH 11-13, 2022  

It may be winter, but the bears come out of hibernation in Ptown. Cozy up with the Northeast Ursamen at the Crown & Anchor.

  MAY 26-30, 2022  

Every Memorial Day Weekend, LesbianNightLife & Provincetown for Women take over Provincetown MA for an exciting weekend of events. With so much to see and do there is never a dull moment.

  JUNE 2-5, 2022  

Womxn of Color Weekend is a celebration of pride and diversity for LGBTQ+ women of color. This annual getaway promotes awareness about social justice, empowerment, and healing through workshops and shows. 

  JUNE 3-5, 2022  

Express yourself and celebrate the full spectrum of our community with a rally at Town Hall, queer comedy, parties + more.

  JUNE 6-12, 2022  

A 6-night all-inclusive gay men’s retreat that includes yoga, meals, accommodations, excursions, bike rentals, & more.

  JUNE 15-19, 2022  

The 24th annual 5-day festival showcases over 80 American and international independent narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts as well as panel discussions and special events.

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  JUNE 16-20, 2022  

Join the Men of Melanin Magic for a celebration of diversity, inclusion, and the freedom to frolic. This year they’re turning Ptown into a one-of-a-kind HBCU….FROLIC State University, a university FOR the people BY the people. Let the party commence!

  JUNE 21-26, 2022  

Celebrating their 22nd Anniversary with “Hooray For Hollywood!”, this year’s festival is dedicated to celebrating songs from the movies. Live shows will feature 30 top cabaret performers from across the country.

  JULY 1-4, 2022  

Celebrate the 4th of July with dazzling fireworks and explosive parties happening all week long, hosted by the Crown & Anchor.

  JULY 9-17, 2022  

Tens of thousands of bears, cubs, wolves, otters and their admirers come to Provincetown during this annual event to enjoy cruises, pool parties, discos, shows & more.

  JULY 20-23, 2022  

Lesbian comedians, a Wonder Woman party, “Lesbo Bingo”, women-only dune tours, beach excursions and much more is in store for this annual summer getaway for the girls, produced by Provincetown for Women.

  JULY 23-30, 2022  

Family Week in Ptown is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and their children in the world. Family Week 2022 is the 28th 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.

  AUGUST 13-20, 2022  

Ptown’s original summer celebration: Carnival is back with a 2022 theme of Monsters, Myths & Legends. Ready your costumes for the return of the town parade on August 18th.

  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.

  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.

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