Provincetown, America’s Favorite Queer Beachside Resort, Has a Full Calendar of 2022 Events
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Have you been to Provincetown, Massachusetts? The seaside town located at the very tip of Cape Cod, fondly referred to as P-Town, has been a popular vacation destination for the LGBTQ community for years. And Provincetown hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including themed weeks, a Pride Weekend and various holiday celebrations, many of which are targeted to different groups of the larger LGBTQ community. For a look at all the upcoming weeklong and holiday 2022 Provincetown events, check out this calendar of events that has us pining for a trip to the Cape.
Courtesy of the Provincetown Business Guild, check out this Provincetown 2022 events calendar:
Womxn of Color Weekend
June 2 – 5, 2022
A celebration of pride and diversity for LGBTQ+ women, trans, nonbinary and genderfluid people of color, and their allies.
June 3 – 5, 2022
Celebrate the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community with a rally, parties, and a special queer comedy showcase at Town Hall at the 5th Anniversary of Provincetown’s Official Pride.
Pride Wellness Retreat
June 6 – 12, 2022
A six-night, all-inclusive gay men’s retreat featuring yoga, meals, accommodations, excursions, bike rentals, and more.
Provincetown International Film Festival
June 15 – 19, 2022
The 24th annual 5-day festival showcases independent narrative, documentary, animated features, shorts, panel discussions, and special events.
Frolic: Men of Color Weekend
June 16 – 20, 2022
Men of Melanin Magic welcome you to Frolic State University for 2022’s Men of Color Weekend theme of homecoming.
June 21 – 26, 2022
The theme of the 22nd Anniversary festival is “Hooray For Hollywood!” featuring movie-focused entertainment and masterclasses.
July 1 – 4, 2022
Celebrate the 4th of July with dazzling fireworks and explosive parties all week long, hosted by the Crown & Anchor.
July 9 – 17, 2022
Bears, cubs, wolves, otters, and their admirers venture to Provincetown during this annual event to enjoy cruises, pool parties, discos, shows, and more.
July 20 – 23, 2022
The annual summer getaway for women, produced by Provincetown for Women, features entertainment, pool parties, beach relaxation, and more.
July 23 – 30, 2022
The largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and their children in the world. 2022 is the 28th anniversary of this week of workshops, family fun, and community-building.
August 13 – 20, 2022
One of the largest outdoor celebrations in Massachusetts and Provincetown’s original summer celebration is back! The largest event of the 2022 Provincetown events calendar, Carnival-goers will enjoy and express themselves at costume parties, live entertainment, drag brunches, and the famous Carnival Parade (August 18) through the theme of Monsters, Myths & Legends.
Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla Weekend
September 9-11, 2022
Join swimmers, volunteers, kayakers, and cheerleaders for the 35th annual event to raise money for AIDS, women’s health, and other services for the Cape community.
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
September 22 – 25, 2022
The 17th season features a lineup of all-Tennessee plays, the first time since 2006.
Mates Leather Weekend XXV
September 29 – October 3, 2022
A weekend of parties, relaxation, and contests for people in leather, rubber, and uniforms.
October 8 – 10, 2022
A 3-day festival of art exhibitions, special events, parties, and more.
October 8 – 10, 2022
The union of live music, good beer, and the everlasting singularity of Provincetown. Performers and events embody free expression, individuality, beauty, acceptance, and joy.
October 10 – 16, 2022
A week of events for women, including music, comedy, dance parties, art exhibitions, film screenings, dune tours, sports events, and more.
Single Women’s Weekend
October 12 – 15, 2022
Speed meeting, dance parties, scavenger hunts, great food, and so much more. Make new friends and maybe meet Ms. Right.
Fantasia Fair, The Original Transgender Week
October 15 – 23, 2022
The longest-running transgender event in the world is part learning experience, part social gathering, and part reunion. This total immersion experience welcomes everyone.
October 28 – 31, 2022
Provincetown’s annual Halloween celebration includes a ton of themed parties and shows, with a lot of costumes!
Provincetown Food & Wine Festival
November 2 – 5, 2022
Global wines and diverse menus will honor this year’s theme of Celebrate Portugal.
Mr. New England Leather
November 18 – 20, 2022
The annual pageant to crown Mr. New England Leather 2023.
December 2 – 4, 2022
One of the only LGBTQ+ holiday festivals in the world and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, Holly Folly offers holiday shopping at local businesses, The Canteen’s holiday market, the Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch, dance parties, sing-alongs, and drag bingo.
December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Ring in the New Year on the tip of Cape Cod with this 3-day celebration of parties, performances, the New Year’s Eve Lite Bright Bike Ride, fireworks, and the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day.
These are just a small selection of the events being hosted throughout 2022 in Provincetown and they really cover the spectrum. Any type of experience you’re trying to get from your trip to Provincetown, no matter the season, you can definitely get throughout the year. The Cape is already such a beautiful vacation spot throughout the year, so why not queer it up in Provincetown?