Spring has sprung in Provincetown! This is the perfect time of year to visit, with fewer 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 favorite annual events like the Moby Dick Marathon Reading, Miss Gay Mass US of A and Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in Ptown rolling into town. Kick off the spring season in Provincetown with Patriots Day Weekend celebrations and take in the natural beauty of Provincetown that springs back to life after the winter hibernation!
Monday, April 15th is Patriots Day which commemorates the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. For Massachusetts locals, it’s a day off so it’s a great time for a long weekend trip to Provincetown. Visitors have opportunities to connect with the town’s history; visit the Provincetown Art Association Museum to learn about the vibrant Provincetown art scene; take a trip to the top of the Pilgrim Monument for some breath-taking views, or stroll through town to browse the Commercial St. shops and soak up the rich history.
The 4th annual Provincetown Public Library Moby Dick Marathon Reading is happening from April 26th – 28th. The three-day reading of the 19th-century masterpiece will bring together the historical appreciation and support of the arts with the rich history of whaling in Provincetown. The local literary, art, theater, and academic communities will come together for the event, with 120 participants will read Melville’s classic work aloud over a total of 24 hours. Over the past few years, over 1,000 guests have gathered to hear excerpts of the entirety of the great American classic. This event is free and open to the public.
Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A Weekend kicks off with the Royalty in Review (April 13-14). Join past winners from the Massachusetts and national pageants for a night of music, singing, and comedy. Then, on Sunday, April 14thwatch as a new winner is crowned Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A. This is an event you will not want to miss!
The annual Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town (April 26-28) 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!
Whale Watching Season officially begins mid-April at Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch. The trip is filled with interactive activities that go beyond your average whale watch, including a lively presentation on the types of whales you might see, hands-on displays and the remarkable sounds of creatures exactly as they sound underwater. See if you can spot humpbacks, dolphins, porpoise and more during this one of a kind deep sea adventure.
Everything that makes Provincetown one of the most beloved destinations on the Cape comes alive in the spring making it the perfect time to visit, attend an event, experience the vast natural beauty, or relax at a bed and breakfast. Plan your trip today!
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.