May 31-June 3, Women of Color Weekend
www.womenofcolorweekend.com. Join women of color and their allies for pool parties, first class entertainers, and blow out dance parties.
June 1-3, Encaustic Conference at Castle Hill
www.castlehill.org/encaustic-conference.html. Talks, workshops, and more.
June 2, By The Sea Bike Trek
www.helpingourwomen.org. Non-competitive fundraiser offers cyclists a choice of three loops of increasing distance through Provincetown and Truro.
June 3, Provincetown 10K
www.Provincetown10k.com. “run the last resort!”
June 7, A Night at the Chef’s Table
www.asgcc.org. Benefit for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.
June 9, Wine and Whales
www.coastalstudies.org/who-we-are/35theventwine.htm. Wine-tasting event to benefit work with right whales.
June 13-17, Provincetown International Film Festival
www.ptownfilmfest.org. 14th annual Provincetown International Film Festival dedicated to showing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, actors and producers.
June 14, Provincetown Heritage Day
www.ptownlib.com. Events that highlight Provincetown’s history.
June 21-24, Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
www.provincetownportuguesefestival.com. A festival celebrating Provincetown’s Portuguese culture: food, dancing, entertainment, and the parade of boats.
July 3-6, Summer Camp/Circuit Week
www.davidflower.com. A boat cruise, world-class DJs and parties make this the most popular July 4th destination on the circuit.
July 4, July Fourth parade and fireworks
www.provincetowntourismoffice.org. Nearly 100,000 people come for the parade and the fireworks show off of MacMillan Wharf.
July 7-15, Bear Week,
www.ptownbears.org. Massive bear-fest that draws men from all over the world.
July 8, Secret Garden Tour
www.paam.org. One of the highlights of the summer: the amazing gardens of Provincetown.
July 9, Bear Boat Cruise
July 17-21, Girl Splash
www.girl-splash.com. The destination summer event for lesbians. Pool party, clam bakes, dune tours, and white hot dances … come play at the beach!
July 22, Provincetown 5K run/walk
www.asgcc.org. Fundraiser for the AIDS support group.
July 23: Homemade Boat Race
www.capeboating.com. Benefit for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies produced by Venture Athletics Kayak Shop. Prizes awarded based on ingenuity, aesthetics, costumes, and winning the race.
July 23-28, Whale Week
www.coastalstudies.org/what-we-do/education-programs/marine-education/specialevents5.htm. Week-long schedule of family-friendly events featuring a marine theme.
July 28-August 4, Family Pride Week
www.familyequality.org. A chance for children to meet other children with LGBT parents and for parents to meet other parents and share experiences. A parade and plenty of activities for all ages.
August 4-5, Pan Mass Challenge
www.pmc.org. Benefit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
August 5-11, Camp Lightbulb
www.camplightbulb.org. A week-long summer camp for GLBT young people aged 16-18.
August 8, Drag Kickball
www.facebook.com/Drag Kickball. Benefit for Helping Our Women at Motta Field.
August 11-13, Provincetown Jazz Festival
www.provincetownjazzfestival.org. Experience and enjoy some of the hottest jazz on the east coast!
August 12-18, Carnival Week
www.ptown.org/Carnival.asp. A week-long celebration of the 2012 theme “PTown: A Space Odyssey” that transforms Provincetown into one big party. Boat cruise, inn stroll, music, special events, and of course, the famous carnival parade on the 16th that attracts over 65,000 viewers and marches the length of Commercial Street. Floats, dancers, and performers all show off what this year’s theme means to them!
September 1-7, Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta
www.provincetownschoonerrace.com. A fleet of classic wooden schooners comes to Provincetown for a week of races and events for all types of boats & boat lovers.
September 7, Celebration of Life Concert
www.swim4life.org. Community concert to support Swim for Life.
September 8, Swim for Life and paddler flotilla
www.swim4life.org. Swimmers and kayakers go from Long Point to Provincetown to raise money for local AIDS, women’s health, and youth organizations
September 20-23, Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
www.twptown.org. Celebrating Tennessee Williams’ legacy with innovative, world-class productions with music performed all over town.
September 21-23, Parents’ Weekend
www.seashorepoint.org. Opportunities to share the town with your parents.
September 22, Historic House Tour
www.pilgrim-monument.org. Ever wonder what Provincetown living looks like, then come check it out!
September 27-30, Mates Leather Weekend
www.matesleatherweekend.com. Leather/fetish community events and music with a portion of proceeds benefitting the AIDS support group.
September 28-30, Pet Appreciation Weekend
www.casasanimalshelter.org. Parade, blessing of the pets and tea dance.