The Provincetown gay scene is along and just off Commercial street, which runs parallel to the waterfront. Many of the gay bars are right on the water’s edge. Its a popular weekend getaway spot for nearby Boston, but also New York City & Toronto, with the occasional gay cruise ship docking.
There has been a gay presence in Provincetown since the start of the 20th century as an artist colony developed. Drag queens were performing by the 1940s. In 1978 the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) was formed to promote gay tourism. Provincetown is one of the best known gay resorts on the East Coast of the US. It has the highest rate of same-sex couples in the country, at approximately 16% of the town’s population.
Provincetown Gay Events 2019
July 13th to 21st – Bear Week – Web
July 23rd to 27th – Girl Splash – Web
July 27th to Aug 3rd – Family Week – Web
August 15th to 24th – Provincetown Carnival – Web
September 13th to 15th – Lambda Car Club gathering – Web
October 14th to 20th – Women’s Week – Web
October 3rd to 7th – Mates Leather Weekend – Web
October 20th to 27th – Fantasia Fair – Transgender celebration – Web
October 23rd to 27th – Serenity by the Sea – Web
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA.
Last updated: April 1st. 2019