Celebrate Halloween in Provincetown!

Everything in Provincetown is done with a degree of flair and panache and Halloween is certainly no different. Costume parties are a staple of any celebration in Provincetown and the town is full of enthusiasm for a holiday that focuses on dressing up. Cooling temperatures offer respite from the summer heat and are perfect for a day of walking around Town and for an evening in costume.


Events for Halloween weekend include much more than just trick or treating and parties. There are ghost story readings, a costume ball, and a Greet n’ Treat parade for kids and the family. On Halloween night itself, Commercial Street comes alive with revelers decked out in costumes.  Some are headed to one of the many parties and some just enjoying the sights and sounds. Halloween weekend also features the last Tea Dance of the year, haunted by enthusiastic party-goers looking to finish out the season in style.


Halloween in Provincetown also overlaps with Spooky Bear Weekend, which includes a meet and greet, themed parties, a ‘Bearlesque’ show, dune tour, and a farewell brunch. The event runs from the 31st through November 3rd.


The Black and Gold Ball is the big event of the weekend. On November 2nd, DJ Lina, long-time resident DJ of legendary Fire Island, will be back for her second year in a row to bring disco to Town Hall. Proceeds will benefit the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Co-founder and CCO Kevin O’Shea, of host Salt Hotels, says of the event, “After an incredible event last year, we are excited to bring the Black and Gold Ball back to Town Hall this year. We are excited to be supporting the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod and can’t wait for another spectacular night with DJ Lina at the helm once again.”


Halloween brings out locals and visitors alike to join together in an American tradition of costumes, candy, and celebration for the fall season. This energetic weekend is charged with cultural and community excitement as attendees enjoy the mix of events available. Enjoy the mix of spooktacular things to do!

About Provincetown
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 of 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.