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Provincetown Gay Pride and Everything You Need to Know

By March 2, 2017January 21st, 2022No Comments

Sometimes it’s nice to visit a place where you know for certain you will be accepted, no matter your walk of life. Provincetown, MA, prides itself on being one such place. Regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, looks, or background, all visitors are welcomed with a loving and enthusiastic embrace. Because of this, our town has a variety of wonderful Provincetown gay pride events, celebrations, and festivals to attend. This year, whether you are a member of the LGBT community or you’re an advocate for its advancement, join us to experience gay pride in Provincetown for yourself!

Find out more about Provincetown by requesting a copy of our FREE Provincetown Vacation Guide! It’s filled with recommendations and information about great things to do in the area.


Since Provincetown’s founding, it has been a welcoming haven for people who might be considered “outsiders” in other parts of the world. First, it was home to immigrant Portuguese fishermen, then a travel destination for artists, actors, playwrights, and poets from a variety of backgrounds. In the early 1900s, according to the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, many of these creatives “found Provincetown to be a place where there was freedom to express sexual preferences and a sense of acceptance which the rest of the world had yet to learn.”

Provincetown has been characterized as a safe place to be gay for over a century. Over the years, it has continued its tradition as a place of tolerance, harmony, and love for the LGBT community. Now, it is known as the oldest gay resort town in the country.


There are so many wonderful opportunities to celebrate gay pride in Provincetown. Stay with us for a few days (or a full week!) and experience the biggest events the oldest gay resort town in the country has to offer. There is nothing more amazing than expressing yourself while surrounded by a loving and supportive community of like-minded individuals.


Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A | April

The Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A pageant is an exciting Provincetown event hosted in April. This pageant is a preliminary competition for the Miss Gay US of A national competition. It includes interview, evening gown, and talent segments.

Stomp! Gays for Patsy’s Annual Spring Hoedown | April

Gays for Patsy is a non-profit that hosts two-step, waltz, swing, and line dancing for the LGBTQ community in Boston, MA. But, for over 20 years, they have hosted a spring hoedown weekend in Provincetown. The event is open to everyone and features two dances, five workshops, and lots of other social events.

Single Women’s Weekend | May

Each May, Provincetown transforms into a place for “all things women.” Single Women’s Weekend invites visitors to come and meet other single women at day-and-night activities specifically planned for lesbian singles.

Family Week | July

For over 20 years, Provincetown has hosted Family Week in conjunction with the Family Equality Council. Family Week is the largest annual gathering of LGBT families in the world. It offers activities, events, and programming for all families.

Bear Week | July

One of the largest and busiest theme weeks in Provincetown, Bear Week brings tens of thousands of gay and bisexual men who take pride in the large stature and masculine presence. Bear Week features dozens of parties and shows, plus shopping, dining, and sightseeing opportunities just for men.

Carnival Week and Parade | August

Every year, Carnival Week is one of the largest outdoor celebrations in Massachusetts. For a week, Provincetown hosts themed parties, special events, and elaborate nightlife. These events all lead up to the annual Carnival Parade. The massive event attracts around 90,000 guests from all walks of life to celebrate diversity and acceptance for all.

Fantasia Fair | October

Every October, Provincetown is home to Fantasia Fair, the longest-running annual conference in the transgender community. This event is a personal favorite of ours and features a week-long celebration of gender diversity. Fantasia Fair also includes formal banquets, over 60 workshops and seminars, special programs, and more.

Women’s Week | October

Provincetown hosts Women’s Week, a week-long festival that celebrates women, culture, and community in October. The event website boasts “whether it’s getting to see the best performers and comics in LBGT culture today, or just walking down Commercial Street holding hands with the woman in your life, basking in the sunlight and taking in the natural beauty of Provincetown, there is no festival on the planet that celebrates women like Women’s Week.”

Provincetown Men’s Weekend | November

Formerly known as Single Men’s and Meet Your Man weekends, Provincetown Men’s Weekend has refocused to welcome all men to Ptown, regardless of their relationship status. Enjoy off-season rates and specials, plus fun receptions and parties when you attend Men’s Weekend this year.

Celebrate Gay Pride in Provincetown and Stay with Us!

Before we opened Admiral’s Landing Bed and Breakfast, we were frequent Provincetown visitors who fell in love with the accepting people, comfortable atmosphere, and beautiful scenery that Provincetown has to offer. Then, we decided to make Provincetown our permanent home and wanted to share its joys with others. So, we started our gay-friendly Provincetown bed and breakfast inn.

Today, Admiral’s Landings treat guests from all walks of life to a luxurious bed and breakfast experience in the heart of Provincetown. Our B&B has eight comfortable rooms on two floors, five in The Main House and three in the new Cottage, which includes our Waves Penthouse and 2 studio efficiencies. Open year-round, we aim to provide a peaceful escape for our guests from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you join us for a relaxing weekend escape or for one of the most festive gay pride weeks of the year, we can’t wait to welcome you! Learn more about us and our inn today. Then, book your next stay with us!

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