Warm spring weather has it looking like summer on Provincetown’s bay beaches.
Did you know that you can actually spend a night at The Race Point Light Station? The keeper’s house, built in 1876, has been completely renovated and can accommodate up to ten guests.
Even at low tide, the Atlantic Ocean is making waves at Race Point Beach in Provincetown.
If you are a hiker, you will love heading over to High Head Beach! From Provincetown, head South on Route 6. Just past the Outer Reach Resort (on the left), you will see a sign marked High Head Road. Take a left onto the gravel road and when you come to a fork in the road, don’t go up the hill. Stay to the left. You will see a small parking area with a portable restroom. Walk down the sandy road (closer to the parking area) for about 15 minutes. You will soon come to a beautiful beach with breathtaking views. The only way to get to the beach is by climbing down a steep sandy dune, but it will be well worth it. During the summer months there are hundreds of seals on the sandbars-a view you will never forget. A Truro beach sticker is required at this beach and parking is very limited.
We are so excited about this season in Provincetown – and the many events hopefully coming back to life in person this year. While the schedule is ever evolving and subject to change, we put together a list of expected events for this upcoming season. Please reach out to us or check Provincetown Event Calendar on ptown.org for updated information.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Reopens
Whale Watch Season Begins
Gays for Patsy – a weekend of fun and dancing in Provincetown!
Run to the Top – a timed race to the top of the Provincetown Pilgrim to raise money for local organizations.
Outer Cape Chorale Concert
Monumental Yard Sale Weekend
Twenty Summers – a collaboration of art-filled events and installments throughout town.
Single Women’s Weekend – an annual event where Lesbians meet and connect with speed datings, shows, and more.
Memorial Day Weekend
Ferry Service Resumes
Cabaret Fest – the largest cabaret festival in New England!
Women of Color Weekend – a pride event to elevate LGBTQIA women of color, trans- people of color, non-binary people of color, gender-fluid people of color, and their supporters.
Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta & Beach Games
Annual Provincetown International Film Festival
WorldFest 2021 – an annual event designed to enhance the visibility of Provincetown’s international student/worker population.
Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet – celebrate the Portuguese heritage of Provincetown with events, a parade, and more.
Independence Week 2021
Cape Cod Dance Festival – a celebration of all things dance with parties, events, performances, and more.
Girl Splash – A week of parties, comedians, shows, and more to celebrate women.
Family Week – The largest celebration of LGBTQ+ families and their friends in the world!
Whale Week – An annual event sponsored by Center for Coastal Studies which features informational sessions and fun for the whole family.
Provincetown Jazz Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Swim for Life – a Provincetown tradition which helps raise money and honor the heroes of the community
Annual Celebration of Life Concert
Cape Cod Classic – NGPA’s annual celebration of aviation professionals and enthusiasts.
Provincetown Book Festival
Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival – a weeklong annual celebration of the theater scene that is so a part of the Provincetown history and community.
Pet Appreciation Week
Columbus Day Weekend
Mate’s Leather Weekend
Monumental Yard Sale Weekend
Women’s Week – a huge celebration filled with events, parties, workshops, and more where women come to meet and greet.
FanFair (Transgender Week)
Spooky Bear Weekend
Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument
Mr. New England Leather
Annual Pilgrim Trot – a healthy, annual event that raises money for a local Cape Cod charity while having a lot of fun.
Holly Folly – a great way to get into the holiday spirit with shopping, fun, parties, and more!
Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch
Outer Cape Chorale Concert – celebrate beautiful singing in one of your favorite spots.
First Light – ring in the new year in Provincetown with celebrations all around town.
A recent warm day in Provincetown, signaling summer ahead, brought locals and shorebirds out to the bay beach by McMillian Pier.
Cape Cod is stunning all year long but there is something special about the serenity and calm beauty during the winter months. Take a look at some of the shots we captured around the Cape over the past few weeks. Do you have any winter shots on Cape Cod? We would love to see them!
There are so many wonderful places to go on a scenic outdoor hike on Cape Cod. Check out some of our favorites below – only a short distance from Provincetown and Truro.
National Park Service Trails – www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/guide-to-trails.htm
In addition to miles of beaches that provide a wonderful walking environment, there are twelve walking trails at the seashore that are open year round.
Long Point Lighthouse Trail – www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/long-point-lighthouse-trail
Long Point Lighthouse Trail is a 6.4 mile loop trail located near Ptown that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wellfleet-bay/about/trails
Wellfleet Bay provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Extensive trails bring you to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife.
Cape Cod Rail Trail – www.mass.gov/locations/cape-cod-rail-trail
Enjoy scenic views along the 22 mile paved trail with bikes, roller blades, and more.
In a recent article published by Tripadvisor, our very own Race Point Beach was ranked in the Top 25 beaches in the United States for 2020! We love spending time on the warm sand, exploring nearby bike trails, and just enjoying the Cape Cod ocean at Race Point. We couldn’t agree more with this special location making the list!