This past weekend, the annual Portuguese Festival was held in Ptown, a fun event highlighting the town’s Portuguese heritage. This year, the event was held Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29th with a variety of activities happening each day. Maybe the highlight of the festival is the parade which stretched down Commercial Street starting at 3 pm on Saturday. Here are a few pics we took of the event!
You can find out more about next year’s festival here!
You may have been to P-town before or at least read something about the magical vacation destination on Cape Cod. It is a sunny paradise throughout the summer filled with pool parties, whale watching, and walks along the beach. BUT, Mother Nature sometimes is in a bad mood and may occasionally sprinkle the town with a little rain. Have no fear! There are still tons of fun things to do in Provincetown when this happens. Here are 5 ideas for you:
1. SEE A SHOW
One of the best things about Provincetown is the theatre scene. (Which is a big part of the history of the town). There are new shows coming in every week at places like The Crown & Anchor, Post Office, and Provincetown Theater. Plus, there are summer long acts that have been a part of the P-town tradition for years. If you have never seen Miss Richfield 1981, you are missing out, as she has come from her trailer in Minnesota (where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage) for over a dozen years.
2. CLIMB THE PILGRIM’S MONUMENT
Take a little history break to learn about why that tall building stands in the middle of town. That monument commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrim’s first landing in the new world in 1620 before sailing onto Plymouth. You can climb up the 252 foot monument in about ten minutes and be rewarded with a fantastic view of the city.
3. HAVE A MARTINI AT THE RED INN
Set overlooking the Provincetown harbor, The Red Inn is one of the best spots in town to enjoy a quiet cocktail with gorgeous views. The lounge air is comfortable with a fire in the fireplace on colder nights. The food is also phenomenal with fresh seafood and world famous oysters.
4. CHECK OUT THE ART SCENE
There are a ton of great art galleries in Provincetown offering every style throughout the town. One favorite is the Trevor Mikula Gallery which has a whimsical and colorful collection sure to bring a smile to your face. The gallery scene is a big part of what gives Ptown its sense of community and should not be missed.
Ptown is home to some amazing boutiques and shopping you won’t find anywhere else. One place that is worth a visit (and a swipe of the credit card) isCoffey Men which offers a handcrafted selection of clothing and accessories. There are only a few national chains in Provincetown (Marc Jacobs and the newly opened Kiehls) but tons of places to find the perfect gift for your loved one (or yourself).
Last Tuesday, we had the opportunity to experience one of P-town’s exciting new shows in town, Audition. Taking place every Tuesday at 10:00 all summer, this is a fun and creative opportunity for people to showcase their talents for the chance to win a $500 prize. For the opening night, we were dazzled with singers, interpretive dancers, drag acts and more!
Hosted by legendary drag superstars, Kevin Aviance and Marti Gould Cummings, the show begins with a professional performance from one of these two that gets the energy flowing right away for the audience. Throughout the show, this pair provides teaching commentary to the performers as well as some comical excerpts. Half the fun is their feedback!
You don’t want to miss out on this variety show delight that is sure to be all the rave in P-town this season. Each week is a unique show with new entertainers. Some will make you laugh, some will give you a surprise!