Carnival, an annual end-of-summer celebration in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has earned its place as an international must-attend event. The town, already recognized as one of the world’s best destinations for the LGBT audience…
Get the Glitz On and Grab Your Wig for “Viva Las Vegas” Carnival Theme
Even the wildest parties in Las Vegas won’t be able to compete with this.
Carnival, an annual end-of-summer celebration in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has earned its place as an international must-attend event. The town, already recognized as one of the world’s best destinations for the LGBT audience, will pull out all the stops to create unforgettable memories with this one-of-a-kind event.
Ptown Carnival 2013 takes place August 17-23. While last year’s theme of “A Space Odyssey” did prove to be out of this world with aliens, astronauts and other unworldly delights, this year’s theme of “Viva Las Vegas” will bring all of the glitz, glitter and electricity of any Sin City show. Visitors are encouraged to wear their most outrageous outfits, highlighting the high rollers, the bright lights and glamour Las Vegas is famous for.
VIP passes and tickets to the event’s hottest festivities are on sale now. Comedian Kate Clinton will headline, bringing her “Sis-Boom-Bah” Tour to join in the 35th annual Carnival. For more information including tickets, reservations and accommodations go to http://www.ptown.org/carnival.asp
Every day of Provincetown’s Carnival is stuffed with enough fun and wildness to make the Vegas Strip blush with pool parties, costume contests, boat cruises and dance parties. Each event will spin its own saucy interpretation of the Viva Las Vegas theme, including “Rehab Pool Party,” “So Gay Dance Party,” “Jubilee Drag Bingo,” “Flamingo A-Go-Go Party,” “Hangover Drag Brunch,” “Sin City Dance Party,” and a costume party where attendees are encouraged to “Don’t Be Yourself.”
All of the amazing week’s events are topped off with a unique Carnival parade down Commercial Street. An estimated 100,000 people will line the streets, reacting to the costumes, music, dancing, toasting, carousing and throwing strings of beads to the crowd, designed to encourage wardrobe malfunctions. And make sure to catch the last float of the parade, which every year announces the theme of next year’s Carnival.
And there are other great reasons to visit the tip of Cape Cod. Ptown was named “Best Beach Resort Town in the World, 2012” by GayCities.com, which is mirrored by awards for the best town for pets, and countless citations for arts, cultural and culinary individuality. And AOL Travel recently named Provincetown as having one of the 10 “World’s Sexiest Beaches,” calling Herring Cove the raciest strand along the beach.
With the bounding blue Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod National Seashore embracing its borders, and a long tradition of encouraging free expression as the pilgrims’ first destination in America, Provincetown has earned its reputation as one of the most beloved LGBT vacation spots in the world. Here visitors can feel new beginnings at the end of the road, a metaphor for why so many return annually for renewal and friendship.
Known as “America’s First Destination,” Provincetown has the largest percentage of LGBT residents and visitors of any town in America. Being an eco-cultural wonder with spectacular shorelines, wildlife, beaches, bike paths, and sand dunes, Ptown also offers fine dining, authentic local cuisine, shopping, art treasures and a chance to experience the unique and sometimes bizarre in America’s oldest taverns and show rooms.