Spring is one of the best seasons to visit Provincetown – with less crowds and even more daylight to enjoy everything the town has to offer. April marks the beginning of whale watching season, the reopening of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, and exciting events like Miss Gay Mass US of A and Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town roll into town. Round out the holiday season in Provincetown with Patriot’s Day Weekend celebrations and take in the natural beauty of Provincetown in the spring!
Patriots Day (April 16) commemorates the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and for Massachusetts natives with Monday off, it’s the perfect time for a three-day weekend getaway trip to Provincetown. Visitors have an opportunity to connect with the town’s past, which dates back to pre-Revolutionary War. In 2020, the town will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown. Visit the Provincetown Art Association Museum, take a trip to the top of the Pilgrim Monument or stroll through town to soak up the history.
Whale Watching Season officially begins mid-April at Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch. The trip is filled with interactive activities including a lively presentation on the types of whales you might see, hands-on displays and the remarkable sounds of creatures from below the surface. See if you can spot humpbacks, dolphins, porpoise and more on this exciting marine adventure.
The annual Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town (April 27-29) swings into town with three dances and five workshops where you can learn line dancing, two-step, the waltz, and more. The lively event is produced by Gays for Patsy Dance Club, which promotes country-western style dancing for the LGBTQ community in and around Boston. Spend the weekend learning to dance, practicing your skills, and meeting tons of new people!
Miss Gay Massachusetts USofA Weekend kicks off with the Royalty in Review (April 14) at the Crown and Anchor. Join past winners from Massachusetts and national pageants for a night of music, singing, and comedy. Then, the following night watch as a new winner is crowned Miss Gay Massachusetts. Don’t miss a chance to celebrate the season and witness the beauty of Provincetown in spring!
Provincetown, Massachusetts is a true melting pot. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown boasts beautiful beaches, top-rated restaurants, art galleries and charming shops. A top LGBTQ destination, this open-minded community celebrates individuality and freedom of expression. Provincetown has a rich creative history and is home to one the oldest continuous art colony in the country. The diverse population of artists, sailors, fisherman, authors, and more, makes Provincetown unique. From Carnival in August to Women’s Week in October and First Light at year’s end, Provincetown is thriving 365 days of the year.