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Provincetown Carnival

At the tip of Cape Cod each year, Provincetown hosts a full week of extravagant LGBTQ-friendly celebrations centered on a different theme. Read on below to learn more about this lively and vibrant annual Provincetown events below!

Provincetown’s LGBTQ-Friendly Festival

Provincetown is known for being the most LGBTQ-friendly town not only on Cape Cod, but possibly in the nation! Beginning on the second Saturday of every August, Provincetown starts a weeklong event dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ culture through art fairs, parties, a costume ball, social events, special performances, a fabulous parade, and other incredible events. The town is adorned in rainbow flags and visitors from all walks of life take to the streets in elaborate themed costumes for this lovely cultural festival.

During this time, Provincetown’s modest year-round population of about three thousand people skyrockets as nearly ninety thousand visitors from around the world flock to the town for its annual Carnival. Carnival in Provincetown brings about one of the busiest summer weeks on all of Cape Cod, so if you plan on joining in on the fun, it’s best to reserve your vacation rental as soon as possible, since reservations for this time fill up quickly!

Highlights of the festival include the Provincetown Carnival Parade, the Flag Raising Ceremony, the Costume Ball, the Pool Party, the Sunset Cruise, and the Drag Brunch, with dozens of dance parties in between. Examples of Provincetown Carnival’s past themes include Gods and Goddesses and Back to the ‘80s among others, with themes such as Mardi Gras by the Sea planned for the future.

Provincetown Carnival

Contact our team of reservation specialists for more information on Carnival in Provincetown and other events you can enjoy during your time on Cape Cod when you book your stay with us today!