Cape Cod Events
Provincetown Carnival Week
To: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Provincetown Carnival 2019 is a weeklong celebration of LGBTQ life–parties, art fairs, a costume ball, and more–and culminates in the Carnival Parade on Thursday, 8/22. While the year-round population of Provincetown tops out at 3,000 people, the Carnival Parade attracts nearly 90,000 visitors annually.
The week consists of dance parties, social events, and special performances, as well as Carnival Week favorites, such as the Sunset Cruise, Pool Party, Drag Brunch – and of course Thursday’s Carnival themed parade.
The week’s Mardi Gras spirit goes nicely with the overlapping Provincetown Jazz Festival, Aug. 15 and 19, where featured artists include Katie Thiroux, an L.A. jazz bassist who notched a “Best Album of 2017” nod from Downbeat magazine.