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8 Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Provincetown Wanderlust

8 Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Provincetown Wanderlust

We love a travel quote to get us inspired to explore new places! Here are a few of our favorite “wanderlust-quotes” that get us right in the mood to head to Provincetown!

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wilfred Peterson

“Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” – Jason Mraz

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides

What are your favorite travel quotes?

[Video] Stunning Recap of 2016 Season in Provincetown

We wanted to share this stunning video that Cape Colony Inn had produced this season featuring all the activities people love about Ptown. We brought in a video team as well as drone footage to product this video that highlights Carnival, seashore activities, nightlife, and more. We would love for you to share it and let us know what you think!

8 October Events You Do NOT Want to Miss in Ptown!

October

 

October is SUCH a great time in Provincetown with TONS to do! From Columbus Day to Halloween festivities, there are tons of reasons to head to Ptown for a long weekend or week getaway. Here are 8 events that we love during the month of October:

1. Monumental Yard Sale Weekend

October 9 – 12: Shops around time offer some great “end of season” deals and residents open their doors so you can hunt for some hidden treasures! Find out more.

2. Women’s Week

October 12 – 18: There are so many great festivities and entertainers that hit Ptown for Women’s Week each year and this year is no different! Check it out.

3. Fantasia Fair

Oct 18 – 25 : The longest running annual conference in the transgender world, this event features workshops, seminars, and entertainment. Find out more.

4. Provincetown Roundup

Oct 21 – 25: Serenity by the Sea Provincetown celebrates another year of recovery, unity, and service for the LGBT&Q community during this annual event. Learn more.

5. Masquerade Ball

Oct 31: Heaven or Hell is a wild, no-holds-barred night of energetic dancing, deadly music and menacing encounters all tied together with MoonMaxx Entertainers tempting you with the age-old battle of good versus evil! Get tickets.

6. Spooky Bear Weekend

Oct 30 – Nov 1: Annual Spooky Bear weekend features fun activities all weekend! Find out more! 

7. Halloween Weekend w/ Kid’s Parade

Oct 30 – Nov 1: Families flock to Provincetown for Halloween each year for the fabulous kid’s parade and trick-or-treating! Check out your favorite restaurant or shop to see what they are doing! And stop by the front desk at Cape Colony Inn for a treat!

8. Dead Silence

October: Throughout the entire month, you can check out this superb theater attraction benefiting Provincetown Public Library! Find out more.

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The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

Photos by Nancy Bloom
Photos by Nancy Bloom

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place the last week of June each year in Provincetown.  For over 60 years, the town of Provincetown has honored its Portuguese ancestry with a Blessing of the Fleet as well as the Portuguese Festival.   The streets of Provincetown and MacMillan Pier are lined with red and green flags during this four-day event that attracts a growing number of participants and spectators from all over New England in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.

The festival kicks off with “Share Our Table,” a showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants all under a tent at the Bass Relief.  There are events for everyone—Kids Painting in Portuguese Square, Fishing Derby for Kids, Lobster Crate Race, the Flag Race, readings by Portuguese writers and poets, and more.    

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A highlight of the week includes the Portuguese parade.   Dancers in costume parade down Commercial Street dancing to the sounds of Portuguese bands from various Portuguese communities all over New England.   

The Blessing of the Fleet takes place on the last day of the event.  Over 350 decorated vessels participate in this annual event.  Residents and visitors of Provincetown gather together at MacMillan Pier to watch as a local priest gives his blessings to the vessels, which is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. 

You don’t have to be Portuguese to attend this colorful cultural event.  It’s a family-friendly event with lots of amazing food, entertainment and activities!  So plan on heading over from Cape Colony Inn and join in on the fun! 

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Carnival 2014

We had an amazing time this year at Carnival in Provincetown! There were thousands of superheroes that hit the town and cast their super powers over exciting Ptown. The Cape Colony Inn had a presence in the parade along with local and national celebrities like Bruce Vilanch, Miss Richfield 1981, and Caroline Rhea.

Take a look at our video of photos that shows a lot of the fun and laughs from the day! Stay tuned for more information about next year’s Carnival events.

What is Provincetown Like in May?

to baliProvincetown is one of the most popular summer vacation destination spots on Cape Cod throughout the months of June, July, and August. But what is it like before the heart of the season, in May? Simply put, wonderful! There are lots of exciting activities and things to do before the season really kicks up on Memorial Day.

Opening Parties

One of the most fun things of the season to many of the “townies” is the opening parties at many of the area restauraunts, bars, and boutiques. Almost every night, a different location opens its doors for the season and holds an event to showcase their menu, items for sale, or specialty drinks. It is a great way to meet these business owners and many of the people who call Ptown, “home” all year long.

Biking/Hiking

Avoid the summer heat and take your bike or shows out to the beautiful trails and beaches. This is very popular year round but especially beautiful this time of year when flowers are blooming and things are coming alive. It is also much less busy, giving a peaceful feel to your interaction with nature.

Galleries/Shopping

May is one of the best times of year to get some great deals on items in the area boutques as they bring in merchandise for the new season. Additionally, many of the gallery owners are anxious to sell a few pieces to really kick off the busy time well. Take some time to pick up some great items at one of the Ptown boutiques.

Sure, it can be a bit nippy out some Mays but don’t let that stop you from checking out Ptown before the busy season hits. Plus, rates are especially competitive for your hotel stay, making it a great weekend vacation spot.

 

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place the last week of June each year in Provincetown. For over 60 years, the town of Provincetown has honored its Portuguese ancestry with a Blessing of the Fleet as well as the Portuguese Festival. The streets of Provincetown and MacMillan Pier are lined with red and green flags during this four-day event that attracts a growing number of participants and spectators from all over New England in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.

The festival kicks off with “Share Our Table,” a showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants all under a tent at the Bass Relief. There are events for everyone—Kids Painting in Portuguese Square, Fishing Derby for Kids, Lobster Crate Race, the Flag Race, readings by Portuguese writers and poets, and more.

A highlight of the week includes the Portuguese parade. Dancers in costume parade down Commercial Street dancing to the sounds of Portuguese bands from various Portuguese communities all over New England.

The Blessing of the Fleet takes place on the last day of the event. Over 350 decorated vessels participate in this annual event. Residents and visitors of Provincetown gather together at MacMillan Pier to watch as a local priest gives his blessings to the vessels, which is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.

You don’t have to be Portuguese to attend this colorful cultural event. It’s a family-friendly event with lots of amazing food, entertainment and activities! So plan on heading over from Cape Colony Inn and join in on the fun!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival

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!