Tranquility, Clamming, LeatherMen and Pilgrims

Provincetown starts to slow down for the winter season but this is still a great time to come and enjoy all that Provincetown offers in the off-season.  Clamming starts in early November and out of town guests can get a shellfish license and join the locals in digging for your favorite bivalves.  Enjoy a pre-holiday shopping trip to Ptown and take advantage of all our unique specialty boutiques to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.  After shopping for others treat yourself to a wonderful massage or other spa services with our special rates at the Jonathan Williams Salon & Spa.

November 2 – Coffeehouse at The Mews begins it’s 26th season again every Monday night through the off-season

This is the place to be on Monday nights.  Special live performers hosted by Peter Donnelly and Ron Robin and then a night of open-mic entertainers.  Always great fun.

November 11 – Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument and Fireworks

While this much-loved event normally takes place the day before Thanksgiving, this year it is part of the Provincetown 400 celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Provincetown on November 11, 1620.  A grand fireworks show is an added bonus this year.

November 22-23 – Mr. New England Leather Contest

Join Mr. New England Leather 2019, Nick James, for a weekend of parties and contests to find out who will be crowned Mr. New England Leather 2020.

November 27-December 1 – Thanksgiving Weekend

The Pilgrims first landing in the Americas 400 years ago was actually right here in Provincetown Harbor in 1620 and it is here where they signed the Mayflower Compact before sailing off to Plymouth so what better place to celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend.  On Thanksgiving Day enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving feast at one of the many Provincetown restaurants serving that day but be sure to make reservations in advance as they all fully book up.  Then over the weekend start your holiday shopping at our many various boutiques and find that special gift for those on your shopping list.  The highlight on November 28 is the 14th Annual Lighting of the Provincetown Lobster Trap Tree at 5:30pm in Lopes Square.  Enjoy refreshments as a giant crane tops off the 112 lobster traps with a festive lighting crown.  A very unique Ptown holiday tradition.