Several of Provincetown’s biggest and best events return this season, including Bear Week, Girl Splash, and Family Week. A delightful mix of wild parties and family fun, July also brings ways to give back to the community with charity events, including the annual 5K Walk/Run and GLAD’s annual summer party. From women-centered events like Girls Week to family fun at Family Week, there are tons of exciting events to choose from.
Bear Week (July 7-15) is packed with nine days of events including pool and beach parties, Bearlesque: All-Male Bear Burlesque Troup, and relaxing activities like a scenic sunset cruise or whale watch. Come celebrate with thousands of fellow Bears at one of the biggest, most exciting theme weeks in Provincetown.
While summer is a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy time off, it is also about giving back to the community. July in Provincetown delivers with plenty of charity events on the schedule. First up is the Provincetown Annual 5K Walk/Run (July 15), which kicks off at the East End and ends with breakfast at the Provincetown Inn. Celebrating its 10th year, this year’s goal is to raise $25,000 to support the work of ASGCC and the Provincetown community. Participate in the event (runners are welcome to bring their leashed dogs!) or support those who do by donating or cheering them on!
Close on the heels of Bear Week is the annual theme week for women – Girl Splash (July 17-21). This coming together of women features concerts, outdoor events, and lively parties from dawn ‘til dusk. Foodies will enjoy the Cape Cod Clambake on the beach and those in search of adventure should check out the Provincetown Scavenger Hunt and the Wonder Women party, which is (super) fun for all.
For those looking to make a getaway with the whole family, Provincetown’s annual Family Week (July 28-August 4) is the place to be. Co-hosted by Colage and Family Equality Council, Family Week brings together LGBTQ families from around the country to create lasting bonds and build community. Thoughtful programming includes the Multi-Racial Families Ice Cream get-together, the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Gathering, and Single Parents gathering. For the kids, there is art, theater, whale camp, concerts, readings, and more. An inclusive space, Family Week is full of activities for all ages!
Celebrating its 37th year, GLAD’s Annual Summer Party (July 28) is a community staple. Join celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton at the Pilgrim Monument & Museum for a lovely afternoon of bidding on special packages including travel, relaxing massages, trendy restaurants and more! With the Provincetown Harbor as a backdrop it’s a perfect day to fill up on delicious food and celebrate all GLAD does for the Provincetown community.
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 colonies 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.