The hottest months of the year in Provincetown are July and August. Here’s why:


REVOLUTION: Independence Weekend July 1-8

REVOLUTION: Independence Weekend is Provincetown’s renowned 4th of July Circuit Party week, with a line-up of international DJs, dance parties, and pool parties.

Bear Week July 8-15

Nuzzle up with bears, wolves, cubs, otters, and their admirers for a week of parties, events, shows, and more to celebrate Bear Week.

Ptown 142 scaled
Ptown 142 scaled

Girl Splash July 19-22

A summer week for women, Girl Splash promises parties, solo meet-ups, schooner sail, beach bonfires, and Lesbian Beach.

Family Week July 22-29

Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified families in the world. The 2023 fun-filled Family Week will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today’s issues.

costumes at Carnival in provincetown
Carnival in Provincetown. Courtesy Provincetown Tourism


Provincetown Carnival August 12-19

Carnival is Ptown’s original summer celebration of community, expression, and creativity and was created by the Provincetown Business Guild in 1978. The weeklong festival attracts tens of thousands of guests from all over the world to enjoy parties, events, costume contests, and the celebrated Carnival parade down Commercial Street. This year’s theme is Land of Toys.