8 October Events You Do NOT Want to Miss in Ptown!



October is SUCH a great time in Provincetown with TONS to do! From Columbus Day to Halloween festivities, there are tons of reasons to head to Ptown for a long weekend or week getaway. Here are 8 events that we love during the month of October:

1. Monumental Yard Sale Weekend

October 9 – 12: Shops around time offer some great “end of season” deals and residents open their doors so you can hunt for some hidden treasures! Find out more.

2. Women’s Week

October 12 – 18: There are so many great festivities and entertainers that hit Ptown for Women’s Week each year and this year is no different! Check it out.

3. Fantasia Fair

Oct 18 – 25 : The longest running annual conference in the transgender world, this event features workshops, seminars, and entertainment. Find out more.

4. Provincetown Roundup

Oct 21 – 25: Serenity by the Sea Provincetown celebrates another year of recovery, unity, and service for the LGBT&Q community during this annual event. Learn more.

5. Masquerade Ball

Oct 31: Heaven or Hell is a wild, no-holds-barred night of energetic dancing, deadly music and menacing encounters all tied together with MoonMaxx Entertainers tempting you with the age-old battle of good versus evil! Get tickets.

6. Spooky Bear Weekend

Oct 30 – Nov 1: Annual Spooky Bear weekend features fun activities all weekend! Find out more! 

7. Halloween Weekend w/ Kid’s Parade

Oct 30 – Nov 1: Families flock to Provincetown for Halloween each year for the fabulous kid’s parade and trick-or-treating! Check out your favorite restaurant or shop to see what they are doing! And stop by the front desk at Cape Colony Inn for a treat!

8. Dead Silence

October: Throughout the entire month, you can check out this superb theater attraction benefiting Provincetown Public Library! Find out more.

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Share Your Experience @ Cape Colony Inn!

What ArePeople Saying About Cape Colony

We love hearing from our satisfied guests and are consistently responding to our Yelp and Tripadvisor reviews. Here are some of the recent comments that made us smile:

From Alexis P: “Awesome pool area, grill, fire pit, continental breakfast, and AWESOME friendly helpful staff. Go here :)”

From Tracey B: “We were very happy with our room.  We got one a suite.  It was clean, comfortable, had everything we needed.  Staff was really good, even opened the door for me at breakfast.”

From Tom W: “The pool area was nice and the breakfast had a good variety of high quality foods to choose.”

From Debra: “Customer Service is Definitely a Plus Here!! They Go Out of their Way to make You comfortable!!It is a Clean and Well set Up Place!”

Thanks for all the kind words!

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Kick It Poolside @ Cape Colony Inn!

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Join Kick It By Eliza at The Cape Colony Inn for a fun filled hour of her signature fitness class by the pool. Light snacks and beverages will be served after the class. All proceeds will be donated to the local non-profit, Helping Our Women.



Renting a Bike in Ptown


One of the easiest and most fun ways to get around Provincetown is on bike! You can rent a bike by the hour, day, week, or even month from about half a dozen places around town. Enjoy riding around town and back to Cape Colony Inn which is less than a ten minute bike ride from the center of town! Also, make sure you check out the bike trails that feature stunning photo opportunities.


Rates vary year to year and a bit from place to place but here are the average starting prices of bikes based on time period:

For an adult bike which are typically 24 speed with suspension, rates are around $12 for 2 hours, $20 for a full day, $94 for the week, and about $250 for the month. They typically include free locks and helmets as well as maps to show you where to go.

Where to Rent

There are a variety of places in town but 3 of our favorites are:

Gale Force Bikes @ 144 Bradford Street Ext. 508.487.4849

Ptown Bikes @ 42 Bradford Street 508.487.8735

Arnold’s @ 329 Commercial Street 508.487.0844

Make sure you plan in advance especially during the busy season as bikes do rent out!

What ArePeople Saying About Cape Colony

What Are People Saying About Cape Colony Inn?

We just hit a milestone with TripAdvisor – receiving over 500 reviews! Of these, over 90% were A+ ratings, allowing us to receive the prestigious 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award. A special thank you to everyone who has reviewed their stay and helped us win this honor. If you have stayed with us and not yet reviewed us, please do so here.


So what are people saying? Here are some comments from some recent reviews:

My first time in Provincetown and at the Cape Colony Inn was a wonderful one! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The room had absolutely everything we needed, and was bigger than I had expected! – Gaby W.

We enjoyed our stay at this clean, affordable, quiet motel. We liked the layout of the room which ensured our privacy. The breakfast was very nice with fresh food. – Louise B.

We had another beautiful room with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Steve and the rest of the staff were as friendly and helpful as before. – Marcia F.

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

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Photos by Nancy Bloom

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place the last week of June each year in Provincetown.  For over 60 years, the town of Provincetown has honored its Portuguese ancestry with a Blessing of the Fleet as well as the Portuguese Festival.   The streets of Provincetown and MacMillan Pier are lined with red and green flags during this four-day event that attracts a growing number of participants and spectators from all over New England in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.

The festival kicks off with “Share Our Table,” a showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants all under a tent at the Bass Relief.  There are events for everyone—Kids Painting in Portuguese Square, Fishing Derby for Kids, Lobster Crate Race, the Flag Race, readings by Portuguese writers and poets, and more.    

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A highlight of the week includes the Portuguese parade.   Dancers in costume parade down Commercial Street dancing to the sounds of Portuguese bands from various Portuguese communities all over New England.   

The Blessing of the Fleet takes place on the last day of the event.  Over 350 decorated vessels participate in this annual event.  Residents and visitors of Provincetown gather together at MacMillan Pier to watch as a local priest gives his blessings to the vessels, which is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. 

You don’t have to be Portuguese to attend this colorful cultural event.  It’s a family-friendly event with lots of amazing food, entertainment and activities!  So plan on heading over from Cape Colony Inn and join in on the fun! 

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