Mardi Gras by the Sea! August 11th – 18th

The spectacular end-of-summer event known as Provincetown’s Carnival Week is nearly upon us and this year’s theme, Mardi Gras by the Sea, is sure to bring tens of thousands of travelers for the 40th annual celebration and parade. Will you be one of them? If you’re fortunate enough to be nodding your head “YES,” then you’ll need a room (book now if you haven’t already), a fabulous costume, and a quick rundown of the weeks major events so you don’t miss a thing. Oh yeah, and if you want VIP tickets to get into some of these events, click here.

Here’s a peak at what’s going on:

8/11 Krewe of Barkus: Join Tito’s Handmade Vodka for the welcome to town cocktail party from 2-4pm at the Crown & Anchor on 247 Commercial Street. Prizes will be give out for the best dog costumes!

8/12: Opening Party sponsored by Bay State Cruises, Cape Cod 5 & Seamans Banks will kick off the week with the Cruise D’Krewes Sunset Boat Ride!  Boarding begins at 4:00pm!  Bring your best drinking and dancing shoes!

8/12: Costume Party! at the Crown & Anchor from 8:30 – 10:00pm.  First prize gets you $500 and a ride on the Provincetown Guild’s Carnival Float.

8/13: Provincetown’s Hottest Pool Party!  The Rajin’ Cajun Carnival Pool Party at the Brass Key Guesthouse will be hosted this year by Trenton Ducati with DJ Edil Hernandez. #ptownpoolparty Starts @ 1pm and runs until 5.

8/14: Voodoo Party at the Watership Inn from 3-5pm. Cocktails and food will be available at this party’s 30th year!

8/15: It’s Drag Bingo!  Seating is limited to 300 so get to the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House early to join in on the fun!  Seating begins at 5pm and its $25.00 to get in.

8/16: CARNIVAL PARADE !!!!  One of the biggest events in Ptown starts at 3pm along Commercial Street and runs until 5:00pm. Participants have been planning for this all year long so make sure you show up and cheer them on!

8/17: Nights of Adonis Closing Masquerade Party at Wave and Paramount Nightclub. Lots of dancing, lots of fun and a great way to top off the amazing week you’ve had in Provincetown.

Have fun everyone and travel safe!