Provincetown is a happening place throughout the summer for LGBT community
From seasonal events and festivals to amazing food and shorelines, the toe of Cape Cod is always worth a trip or two during the sunny season, especially for LGBT travelers.
And toward the end of July, a very special event is headed that way.
From July 25 – August 1, Family Week celebrates its 20th anniversary in Ptown!
Since its humble beginning as a dinner for 15 gay and lesbian parents in the mid-90s, Family Week has quickly evolved into the world’s largest gathering of LGBT parents and families.
For the past two decades, Family Week, along with sponsors Family Equality Council and COLAGE, have focused on bringing same-sex parents and their children together in a truly accepting environment.
The goal of Family Week is to allow families to share stories and meet new friends with similar experiences.
Each day of the weeklong event is jam-packed with programs, ranging from adult-only gatherings to age-specific offerings for children (from toddlers to teens). Other events are suitable for the whole family.
A draft schedule is currently available, but keep in mind that events are subject to time changes. There are so many things to do that it’s tough to pick favorites, but the Welcome Games on 7/25, Family Field Day on 7/26, Beach Campfire on 7/28 and Pride Parade on 7/31 are always a great time.
A finalized schedule will be posted on both Family Equality Council’s and COLAGE’s website one week prior to Family Week, so keep an eye out there.
Ptown tends fill up during Family Week, making overnight accommodations a bit tricky, but the following resources help make it more manageable.
The Provincetown Tourism Office is a valuable resource for general information about staying in Ptown. Another excellent place to explore is the Family Week Facebook Group, which offers advice from families who have attended the event in the past.
Some hotels offer deals specifically for Family Week, such as the Masthead Resort (20% off with code FAMILY).