One year ago, during Ptown’s Carnival Parade our friend Kyle took this picture of Sergio and me on Commercial Street. Last year’s theme was the 1980s; not that you’d be able to tell from what we were wearing.
Below is a quick video I posted on Instagram of one of the 1980s themed house parties we attended before the parade.
Wes dressed as Batman for 2014 Carnival: Comic Book Capers
Tomorrow Sergio and I are heading out on the morning ferry to Provincetown. Although the theme week runs from Saturday to Saturday, the celebrations climax on Thursday as Commercial Street closes for people to show off their individual and group costumes — this is my favorite part of the week — followed by the annual parade.
This year’s theme is Gods & Goddesses.
The 39th Annual Carnival week celebration starts next Saturday. This year’s Carnival is August 12th – 18th and the theme is Gods and Goddesses. Below, I have included a partial list of events not to miss for those of you attending Carnival 2017.
Many of these events require that you purchase tickets in advance and will sell out (if they have not already) so don’t delay.
Saturday, August 12th
Margaret Cho performs at Town Hall at 8PM
Sunday, August 13th
Gods of Love Sunset Cruise
Note that the boat leaves at 4:30PM so arrive early
Monday, August 14th
Poseidon’s Pool Party at the Brass Key Guest House is from 2-5PM
Pam Ann: I don’t speak Economy performs 8.14 and 8.15 at The Crown.
Hades: Underworld Dance Party with DJ James Anthony at The Crown. Doors open at 9:30PM
Tuesday, August 15th
ADONIS Party at the A-House – Doors open at 10PM.
wednesday, august 16th
Zephyrus Dance Party at The Crown. Doors open at 9:30PM
Toga Disco at A-House – Doors open at 10PM.
Thursday, august 17th
The 39th Annual Gods and Goddesses Carnival Parade – Starts at 3PM
Atlas Dance Party at the Crown with DJ Micky Friedman – Starts at 9:30PM
Roman Baths Dance Party at A-House (bring a towel) Doors open at 10PM
Hot as Hades Leather / Underwear Party at Club Purgatory – Starts at 10:30PM
Friday, august 18th
Zeus King of Gods Closing Party at The Crown – Starts at 9:30PM
See you next year for Carnival 2018
Dionysus || Bacchus
Will you be heading to Provincetown for Carnival 2017? This year’s theme is Gods and Goddesses so be sure to order your outfits or the materials you’ll need if you happen to be a crafty gay. The high point of my favorite week in Provincetown is the day of the parade when it seems like the entire town is marching up and down Commercial Street to show off their costumes and pose for photos.
The parade is three weeks from today so start planning what you’ll wear otherwise you may be forced to scramble and grab your bed sheet to make an impromptu toga.
Will you be in Provincetown for Carnival this year? If you need any tips, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.
With all the parties and shows taking place in the height of summer, it is easy to be distracted and miss out on the charm that Provincetown oozes. Strolling through Ptown’s East End and West End is a great way to pass time whether you are on your own or with someone special. I’ve included a few photos to show you what I mean.
Provincetown’s East End
MacMillan Wharf Provincetown
Provincetown’s Red Inn has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years
Provincetown’s West End
Although I don’t get to Provincetown with the same frequency as many of my friends who have second homes here, should you plan a visit to Ptown, feel free to reach out and I’ll do my best to steer you in the right direction, providing tips on places to visit, restaurants to try and places to stay.
Sergio left to visit his Mom earlier this week so I decided to visit Provincetown. I’ve been thinking a lot about this special place and have not had an opportunity to visit yet this summer. The photograph shown above is of Long Point Light Station, and I took this photo last year after kayaking to Long Point.
Although the Long Point Light Station first opened 190 years ago, this light house dates back to 1875 (140+ years ago). Kayaking out to this light house has become an unofficial tradition of mine that is typically followed by having a cocktail (or two) at The Red Inn on my way back to the rental shop.