The festivities include events for sailors, visitors and spectators. Provincetown’s museums and galleries offer special exhibits and talks.  Visitors may tour historic vessels, learn more about them, reserve a seat on a schooner, and watch races from spectator boats and advantageous areas all about town. All events are open and free to the public except where noted.

Monday, September 3 - Thursday, September 6

Gallery Walk
Visit many of the town’s commercial art galleries and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum to view the collections. Admission charged during the day at PAAM, except Friday night opening shows.

460 Commercial Street

Visit one of our local churches. At St. Mary of the Harbor, view ship models and a memorial to the 40 men who lost their lives on an S-4 submarine off Provincetown in 1927, (Episcopal, open to all), 517 Commercial Street.  Services are Sunday at 10:00am, Wednesday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 8:00am.

St. Mary of the Harbor
517 Commercial Street


At St. Peter’s Church (Roman Catholic), view the beautiful stained glass windows dedicated to fishermen. Located on Prince Street.  Services Sunday, at 7:00am and 12:00 noon, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00am, and Saturday at 4:00pm.

St. Peter's Church
11 Prince Street


Visit the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 7:00pm.  Climb to the top and enjoy the spectacular view. Visit the museum and see works of Provincetown art on display as well as exhibits covering aspects of Provincetown history, the collections of Provincetown native son Admiral Donald MacMillan who sailed the Schooner Bowdoin to the Arctic, and the early American theater enacted here with Eugene O’Neill. Admission $7.00, $5.00 for students and seniors, $3.50 for childen under 15, includes both the museum and the Pilgrim Monument.

Provincetown Monument and Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road


Visit the Provincetown Public Library and see the half-scale model of the Schooner Rose Dorothea, constructed as part of the library’s interior. The actual silver Fishermen’s Cup sponsored by Sir Thomas Lipton and photos and artifacts from the 1907 schooner race that made the schooner a local hero are on display. Open 10-8pm  Tuesday.

Provincetown Public Library
356 Commercial Street


Visit Provincetown Town Hall. Recently renovated & host to an extensive art collection depicting our maritime history.
Town Hall
is open 8:00am- 5:00pm, except Friday, closing at  noon. Closed Holidays.

Provincetown Town Hall
260 Commercial Street


View larger than life photographs They also Faced the Sea” from the end of MacMillan Wharf across the water on the outer wall of the building on Fisherman’s Wharf.  Photographs by international photographer Norma Holt of local women whose lives were entwined with the Portuguese fishing community.

Go into either branch of Seamen’s Bank, located at 221 Commercial Street and 28 Shankpainter Road (next to the Stop and Shop) and see works depicting the town’s fishing industry and sailing tradition.


Walk to the Provincetown Inn to see murals on the walls of the lobby and public corridors depicting historic Provincetown, her wharves and fishing fleet.





Thursday, September 6, 2018

Paint the Race on the Pier in conjunction with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Fine Arts Work Center & PAAM; Call (508) 349-7511 for details or email  

Long Point Schooner & Yacht Race - Race begins at noon.
Castle Hill  Paints the Race aboard the  Captain John Boat
Come draw, paint or photograph the race from an amazing vantage point. $35.00  Call
(508) 349-7511 for details and tickets or email  - Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf.



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Photos by Nancy Bloom, All Rights Reserved