Provincetown Will Make Your Halloween Experience Unforgettable

Everyone knows there’s no party quite like a Provincetown party and, now that another amazing summer season is over, the real fun is about to begin. So, if you haven’t been to Provincetown in the off-season, Halloween is the perfect time to visit!

Halloween in Provincetown is definitely a weekend to be experienced. It includes spooky parties and plays, street entertainment, haunted dances, free movie screenings, a haunted house and a costume ball. The festivities begin Friday, Oct. 26 and run through Nov. 2, culminating with the Day of the Dead Parade. There will literally be something for everyone!

Start your fun on Commercial Street, which will be filled with creatively costumed revelers and then make your way to historic Town Hall for a night of dancing and partying.

The Provincetown Library has a recurring event called “Free Movie Nights: Alfred Hitchcock’s Scariest Films” that is running on Oct. 17 (“Psycho”), Oct. 24 (“The Birds”), and Oct. 31 (“Frenzy”). The library will also host “Paranormal Provincetown and Other Cape Cod Ghost Stories” with Tim Weisberg, on Oct 25. For more information, visit

Provincetown Ghost Tours will introduce you to Pilgrims, Pirates and People of the Past with its historic, 90-minute walking tour. The tour departs each night at 9 p.m. from The Coffee Pot on Commercial Street in Lopes Square. To make reservations, visit

Don’t forget, Halloween weekend in Provincetown also means Spooky Bear Weekend! The Northeast Ursamen brings you Spooky Bear 2018 – Law of the Jungle, which is similar to Bear Week, only compressed into a weekend with colder weather. This fun event will include a bear market, a costume ball, a special bear dune tour, and lots of great food. Visit the Spooky Bear 2018 Facebook page for more information!

And with Spooky Bear Weekend comes the “Scarelesque” cabaret show, presented by Bearlesque, at the Crown and Anchor, and starring the cast of the award-winning burlesque troupe, hailing from Philadelphia and New York City. Visit for more information on this bear-y rare treat!

You don’t even have to bring your own costumes to the Halloween festivities. Provincetown’s retailers love Halloween and have everything you can imagine and more to outfit you perfectly for parties, trick-or-treating, and feeling spooky.

This year will see the first Black and Gold Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring DJ Lina. This amazing event will give you the opportunity to let your hair down and party like never before. It offers a cash bar and proceeds will go to benefit the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Reserve your tickets here

All the clubs will be jumping, but there’s no better stage than Commercial Street to see and be seen: it’s the best free show in town on Halloween.
On Halloween night itself, don’t miss out on the Townie Halloween: The Nightmare on Commercial Street, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Wave Bar.

Don’t wait to book your accommodations in Provincetown for Halloween weekend, as rooms sell out fast. Visit for more information!

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