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20 Things To Do In Provincetown 2017

So much to do, why waste time by Jonathan Mantilla

1. Join the Celebration at the Annual Carnival Parade

During August, the town encourages everyone to celebrate the end of summer at the carnival parade. Every year there is a new parade theme. This year's theme will be "Back to the 80's ," which will be sure to include outrageous 80's theme costumes and creative floats.


2. Grab a Drink at the Squealing Pig

This cozy fishing village pub has a great selection of hearty bar food and specialty beers. Their oyster bar serves fresh Wellfleet oysters prepared Asian style with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce.


3. Enjoy Whale Watching

Get your cameras ready! Capture these fascinating marine mammals in action. Learn about the humpback whales that reach an average length of 50 feet and weigh over 37 tons! Tours depart from the pier of Provincetown.


4. Watch the Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. It's celebrated every June by the Portuguese in Provincetown. So enjoy the live concerts, food, and dancing.


5. Swing on the Dance Floor

In August , jazz musicians from around the world perform at the Provincetown Jazz Festival. Past guests have included Latin Jazz Grammy winners Afro Bop Alliance and Cape Cod Legend Lou Colombo.


6. Celebrate The 4th Of July

Experience the patriotism at the oldest art colony in the US on the 4th of July. The celebration kicks off with a morning parade, and in the evening fireworks magically light up the ocean harbor of Provincetown.


7. Satisfy Your Seafood Craving at the Lobster Pot

The Lobster pot is the most renowned seafood restaurant in Provincetown, selling an average of 1,000 lobsters every season. Its summertime and the lobster tanks are full in the lobby. You won't want to miss it!


8. Learn More about Provincetown on a Trolley Tour

Take a ride on a vintage trolley and discover the historical riches of this quaint town. Take in views of the 2nd largest natural harbor in the world and discover the first landing point of the pilgrims.


9. Walk in the Footsteps of Ghosts

In June, these spooky tours begin every night at 9pm. Flash lights and glow sticks are provided for your journey through Provincetown's haunted inns and cemeteries. Don't forget your camera, you might just find a ghost lurking in the night.


10. Buckle Up For Art's Dune Tours

Art's Dune Tours guides you through the wondrous dunes of Provincetown. See the vintage dune shacks and spectacular beach views. Book a private bonfire tour for your closet friends and family, and watch the sunset scorch the sky: while you feast on a traditional lobster dinner on the beach.


11. Marvel at the Town's Art Galleries

Provincetown is America's oldest art colony. It has been the home of many creative painters, sculptors, and photographers. In the galleries of Commercial Street you'll find their talents displayed for all to see.


12. Visit the Pilgrim Bark Park with Your Pooch

Opened in 2008, Pilgrim Bark Park is a playground for all dogs and their owners to mingle. You'll notice the park is filled with unique structures and sculptures that have been donated by the talented local artists in town.


13. Visit Race Point Beach for Fun in the Sun

If you have only a few beach days to kick back and relax, be sure to visit Race Point Beach which is ranked #16 on the list of top beaches in the country by Trip Advisor 2014 Travelers' Choice.


14. Grab Your Helmet and Cycle the Bike Trail

Explore the sites up close on two wheels and bike the Province Lands Trail. Visit the amazing dunes, beech forest, and ocean views. If you didn't bring your own bike, there are a variety of bicycle rental shops in the area.


15. Catch a Flick at the Waters Edge Cinema

Managed by the Provincetown Film Society, this charming movie theater features the latest in independent and art house films. The cinema also hosts the Provincetown film festival that takes place during June.


16. Grab Some Morning Coffee at the Coffee Pot

Do you need to wake up after a long night of festivities? You won't find a Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks anywhere in town, but you will find The Coffee Pot, a local favorite right in the center of Main Street.


17. Enjoy Kayaking on the Coast

Rent a kayak at Venture Athletics Kayak shop and explore the shores of Provincetown. Take a picture of the great scenery all around the coast, but be careful, don't drop your camera phone in the water!


18. Go to Fanizzi's For Sunday Brunch Buffet

End the weekend with a hearty Sunday brunch buffet at Fanizzi's. It includes the traditional buffet items like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast and much more. The bar is also open to serve morning mimosas or their famous bloody Mary with Amsterdam citron.


19. Dine Outside at Pepe's Wharf

Have a drink and toast to an amazing summer at Pepe's wharf beachside deck. This is a great restaurant to feel the ocean breeze while dinning. They are dog friendly, so bring your pooch!


20. It's Lunchtime at Farland

Looking to grab a quick bite before going on your next Provincetown adventure? Come into the Farland for freshly made sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. They also have a great selection of beers and wines.