Did you need a reason? Beautiful weather and smaller crowds make the fall shoulder season an amazing time to visit Provincetown. While the social life slows down a wee bit, there is still plenty happening. Tea Dances are still hopping through October and performances abound everywhere from the Crown & Anchor to the Provincetown Theater. If you are trying to decide when to come, here are a few of our favorite highlights of the fall season:
#1 Provincetown Book Festival – The second annual Ptown Book Festival (September 15-16) is hosted by the Provincetown Public Library with all events free and open to the public. Authors Sebastian Junger, National Book Award winner Julia Glass, and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo are some of the highlighted speakers for the event.
#2 Tennessee Williams – The 12th Annual festival (September 21-24) celebrating playwright Tennessee Williams is jam-packed with colorful, international performances. This year’s Festival presents plays by Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare: two great poet playwrights of the English language. The four-day extravaganza presents shows all over town, performed by theater companies from around the world. “Pericles” staged on board the 66-foot Rose Dorothea fishing schooner? Yes, please!
#3 Women’s Week 2017 – With live music, stand-up comedy, literary events, sports, and all kinds of get up and go activities, this week (from October 8-15) is all women all the time. Sponsored by the Women Innkeepers of Provincetown.
#4 PAAM’s Annual Fundraiser Gala – There is dancing, food, and plenty of great art to be seen. This fall, PAAM is highlighting its permanent collection with two exhibitions, one featuring abstraction and another showing recent acquisitions of drawings, watercolors, and diaries by Edward and Josephine Hopper.
#5 Halloween – my favorite holiday…always! Halloween weekend in Ptown (October 27-31) always involves great parties, costumes galore, happy (and scary) hauntings and tons of events for both kids and adults.