May is the unofficial start of the glorious summer season in Provincetown. Major festivals and events are scheduled, the Fast Ferry Services from Boston begin, and the end of the month ushers in Pride. Here’s a quick look at what’s on tap.


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Ptown Pride.


Twenty Summers, May 1 – June 30

Twenty Summers is an incubator for art and ideas. It imagines a more equitable and sustainable future twenty summers from today. The organization was founded in Provincetown’s historic Hawthorne Barn and honors its legacy of artistic freedom by providing resources, residencies, and a platform for original projects and innovative ideas.

Fast Ferry Service, May 16

Bay State Cruise Company and Boston Harbor City Cruises begin Fast Ferry Service for 2024

Outer Cape Chorale and Chamber Singers Spring Concert, May 17-18

The Outer Cape Chorale returns to enchant Provincetown with a spring concert entitled The British Invasion. These are free concerts for the 120-strong Chorale at Provincetown Town Hall.


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Single Women’s Weekend. Photo Provincetown Tourism.


Single Women’s Weekend, May 17-19

Single Women’s Weekend is the first women-centered summer event featuring speed dating, dance parties, mixers, and singles Cape Cod National Seashore Dune Tour.


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Women of Provincetown. Photo Provincetown Tourism.


MEMDAY Weekend Women’s Festival, May 23-27

The MEMDAY Weekend Women’s Festival brings thousands of LGBTQ+ Women, Non-Binary & Trans friends to Ptown on Memorial Day Weekend.


Womxn of Color Weekend, May 30- June 2

Womxn of Color Weekend in Provincetown (WoCW Ptown) is a four-day Pride event designed for Queer Women of Color. This annual celebration of womxn of color, trans-, nonbinary, and genderfluid people of color raises awareness about social justice, empowerment, sharing experiences, and healing through workshops and shows.


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Provincetown Pride. Photo Provincetown Tourism.


Provincetown Pride, May 31-June 2

Provincetown Pride will be celebrated for the 6th time, a festive town-wide event highlighting what Provincetown has always been known for: LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity.  Activities include the Pride festival and rally at Town Hall and the Queer Comedy showcase. On June 2, it’s Feet Over Front Street, a fundraiser for the Provincetown Business Guild. Honoring Commercial Street’s original name, Front Street, it starts at the Harbor Hotel in Provincetown’s East End and runs the entire length of Commercial Street to the Provincetown Inn on the West End of the Town.