PROVINCETOWN RAISES THE BAR FOR AMERICA’S BEST HALLOWEEN

Four Outrageous Days of Spookiness Slated in America’s First Destination

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PROVINCETOWN, MA – For a most bizarre, outrageous, scary, and titillating Halloween experience, join Provincetown’s world-renowned four day extravaganza. With its authentic setting out of a Hollywood horror back lot, foggy narrow lanes and jack-o-lantern festooned doorways welcome the many who return each year to party with the gaudiest of goblins and glitziest of ghouls.
From dastardly, dance-until-you’re-dead (or un-dead) parties at one of Ptown’s famed clubs, to crazy costume competitions awarding cash prizes for the sexiest or scariest ensemble, there’s no shortage of events to rattle a skeleton’s bones.
The quaint New England town’s uniqueness shines as it hosts unforgettable Halloween events. Perhaps being home to America’s oldest and continuous permanent artist colony lends to the aura of expressionism that creates the grand scale of town’s Halloween celebration and adds to the reasons Travel + Leisure labeled it one of “America’s Quirkiest Towns.”
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In a town as eclectic and progressive as Ptown – with ample excuses for costuming, dancing, and revelry year-round – Halloween requires extra flair,” said Provincetown Director of Tourism
Anthony Fuccillo. “Costumes here don’t come pre-packaged from a store, but rather require real creativity, preparation and calculated effort. Our visitors and townies are in it to win it.”
In a town known for its every-day flair for the dramatic, the fun, the glamorous and the silly, Halloween in Provincetown is an annual bucket list celebration of the bizarre.
The list of festivities includes something for everyone:
Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Solid Gold Tea Dance – Come dance into the evening with your favorite resident DJ Maryalice. 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Boatslip.
  • Goblins and Ghouls Lounge – Random prizes for best costumes, specialty drinks, and scary fun videos at Ptown’s chilliest lounge. A scary great time all night long – No Cover. Starting at 5:00 pm at the Shipwreck Lounge.
  • Spooky Bear Meet & Greet – Drink specials and complimentary light fare. 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Wave Bar @ Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Spooky Bear Rocky Horror Screening – Come dressed to thrill!! Hosted bdracula-for-dummies-jpg-pagespeed-ic-vcyfvvwybny Rodd Hott. Cabaret (No Cover) 8:00 pm @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Spooky Bear Slaughterhouse Saints & Sinners Ball – Hold your Halos high or sharpen those horns for a sexy good time at the Wave and the Paramount’s Best Costume Party in Town! Free for Club Members of the Northeast Ursamen. Bears/Leather/Uniforms. DJ Chris Racine Paramount ($5 Cover) 9:00 pm @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • VJ Tom Yaz in the Wave Bar – A special Halloween weekend guest spot featuring lots of Yaz original videos. Cover. 9:00 pm at Wave Bar @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Fetish Party – Hosted by Thirsty Burlington, $100 cash prize, music by Billboard magazine reporter and resident DJ David LaSalle. 10:00 pm at the A House, 4-6 Masonic Place
Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Dracula for Dummys – Strange events unfold as a play within a play within a play. Eight actors scramble to their places as the show must go on! This odd group of friends band together to save the life of a dear friend and to rid their theater of a blood-sucking vampire. 7:30 pm, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.
  • Spooky Tea – Last T Dance of the summer – so come dance into the evening with your favorite resident DJ Maryalice. 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Boatslip.
  • Goblins and Ghouls – Random prizes for best costumes, specialty drinks, and scary fun videos at Ptown’s chilliest lounge. A scary great time all night long – No Cover. Starting at 5:00 pm at the Shipwreck Lounge.
  • Provincetown Masquerade Ball – Non-stop dancing, Costume Contest with cash prizes. 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
  • Halloween Video Lounge –  Cover, 9:00 pm, Wave Bar @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Spooky Bear Costume Ball – Theme: Bears Go To Wonderland. Crown & Anchors’ biggest party of the year! $10 cover- Free for Club Members of the Northeast Ursamen, Prizes $100 for Scariest, $100 for Sexiest & $300 for Best in Theme Group. Paramount with DJ Chris Racine & Wave with VJ Tom Yaz. 9:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Club Purgatory – The most Fabulous Costume Party in Town with Cash prize, extravagant decorations and great music. 10:00 pm-1:00 am at The Gifford House Inn 9 Carver St.
  • Porchside Bar – Show off your Fantastic Halloween Costumes in Parade. Never a COVER! 7:00 pm – 1:00 am at The Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St.
  • All Hallows Eve – Cash prizes, music by Billboard magazine reporter and resident DJ David LaSalle. Starting at 10:00 pm at A House, 4-6 Masonic Place.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
  • Dracula for Dummys – Strange events unfold as a play within a play within a play. Eight actors scramble to their places as the show must go on! This odd group of friends band together to save the life of a dear friend and to rid their theater of a blood-sucking vampire. 2 pm, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St
  • Club Purgatory – Leather Masquerade Party. Dance to the hottest music and come dressed in your favorite LBGTQ leather, rubber or fetish gear. 9:00 pm – 1:00 am (dancing starts at 10:30 pm) at The Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St corner of Bradford St.
  • Spooky Bear Farewell Brunch – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Central House @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
Monday, October 31, 2016
  • Dead Silence – The Disease of Astonishment – A Horror Theater Attraction. Multiple tours available, The Art House, 214 Commercial St
  • Dracula for Dummys – Strange events unfold as a play within a play within a play. Eight actors scramble to their places as the show must go on! This odd group of friends band together to save the life of a dear friend and to rid their theater of a blood-sucking vampire. 7:30 pm, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St
  • Porchside Bar – Townie Costume Ball. 10:00 pm – 1:00 am at The Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St.
For more information on year round four seasons of Ptown events, visit ptowntourism.com and tag all your photos #myptown to share them the on Town’s website gallery.