Entertainment & Culture
Provincetown is the culture hub of Cape Cod with Art Galleries, Photography Studios, Fishing, Water Sports, Biking, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cafés, Restaurants, Theaters, Parades, Antique Shops, Harbor Cruises, Bookstores, Eclectic Shops, Whale Watching and much much more. Our outer cape accommodations make it easy to dine.
Art’s Dune Tours
Roll through the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Sand Dunes on the Cape Cod National Seashore, catching sight of Pilgrim Lake nestled among the dunes and the famed artists’ dune shacks, All the while, the knowledgeable tour guides will share the history and ecology of these beautiful and unique dunes that have inspired so many fine artists and writers.
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Unlike many other whale watches, Dolphin Fleets trips offers a wide spectrum of educational tools that go beyond the “average whale watch”. All trips are designed to enhance our awareness of whales, other marine life and the marine habitat that surrounds us. Their goal is to have each passenger depart their vessels with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the wealth of life it supports.
Pilgrim Monument/Provincetown Museum
Whether you arrive by land, sea or sky, the Pilgrim Monument is the first thing you see when you approach Provincetown. Standing at 252 feet, the Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and beyond. It’s the tallest all-granite structure in the United States.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Explore over 40 miles of pristine sandy beaches, dunes, ponds, nature trails and historic landmarks. Enjoy biking or walking the scenic trails as you take in one of the region’s most beautiful seascapes.
Formed in 2001 in Provincetown, the birthplace of American theater, the primary purpose of The Provincetown Theater Foundation (“PTF”) is to encourage, promote, and sustain the performing arts on Outer Cape Cod through a year-round schedule of programming at the Provincetown Theater. The PTF provides performance and educational space for theatrical artists within the Outer Cape Cod community and beyond.
Art Galleries Of Provincetown
Cape Cod's love of the arts has been prominent since the founding of The Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. The Fine Arts Work Center, the art school, was founded by the legendary Charles Hawthorne, and its longevity has defined the area as the oldest art colony in the United States.
Provincetown's history of teaching, exploring, and discovering art continues today. Explore your creative side with classes in pottery, writing, poetry, painting, and drama while working with some of the most famous artists in the world when you visit. Not feeling quite so "hands-on?" There are many art galleries that allow you to explore the art scene for yourself. Stroll into one of the artist studios on Commercial Street and surrounding galleries and meet the artists. If you would like to take something creative home with you, local artists offer a wide variety of artwork at different price points and can work with you on the perfect commemorative piece.