People come from around the world come to celebrate Portuguese heritage and culture at the annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet.

The annual Festival is four days of live music, dancing, parades, incredible food, games and more. With over 30 mostly free activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Festival Weekend is capped off with The Blessing of The Fleet where boats decked out in their finest line up to receive the blessing for a safe & prosperous year. We invite you to join us June 24 - June 27, 2021 and share the heritage!

Here's the fun we had in 2019!


5:00pm - 10:00pm
Seamen’s Bank Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa
Join Us For A Salute To America!
“Share Our Table”. A showcase of Provincetown’s best Restaurants and Music held under the Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief. Reservations are required. Limited seating. 508 246-6678

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Dance to the music of the world music

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ken Silva Fishing Derby for Kids at MacMillan Pier. • FREE

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Portuguese Soup Tasting at the Bas Relief under the tent with music by the Dory Bar Blues Band

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Face Painting in Portuguese Square. • FREE

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Portuguese Writers & Poets read at the Harbor Lounge. Harbor Lounge is located at 359 Commercial street across from the Public Library. A free event!

2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Great Lobster Crate Race behind the Surf Club. • FREE

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Portuguese Square Music and Dancing. • FREE

5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Lobster Pot & Cape Tip Seafood present the Lobster Bake under the Tent at the Bas Relief. Beer and Wine Cash Bar • Oyster, Clam, Shrimp Cash Bar. Open seating, tickets at the door.

6:30pm - 10:00pm
Music for all ages on stage in Portuguese Square. • FREE

9:00pm - 1:00am
Homecoming Get Together with the Jug Band at Bubala's By The Sea Restaurant. 185 Commercial Street


10:00am - 12:00pm
Motta Family Kids Games & Cookout at Motta Field. • FREE

10:30am - 2:00pm
Portuguese Square Live Entertainment and Portuguese Dancers. • FREE

11:30am - 7:30pm
Lions Club Portuguese Food Court under the tent at the Bas Relief. Beer and Wine Cash Bar.

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Portuguese Square - The Toe Jam Puppet Band. For kids of all ages • FREE

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Portuguese Festival Parade on Commercial Street from East End Snail Road to West End Franklin Street

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Portuguese Square Entertainment. • FREE

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Comedy by the Portuguese Kids in the Lions Club Portuguese Food Court under the Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square. • FREE Beer and Wine cash bar.

7:30pm - 9:30pm
An early evening FADO concert at the Provincetown Town Hall. Handicap access elevator available behind Town Hall. Contributions appreciated.

9:00pm - 12:30am
Portuguese Square Dance to The Berkshire Bateria SAMBA Band. Portuguese Square. • FREE

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019

10:30am - 11:30am
Fishermen’s Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Church. Celebrant: Bishop Edgar M. DaCunha S.D.V.

11:30am - 12:30pm
Portuguese Dancers entertain in Lopes Square while you wait for the Procession. • FREE

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Procession from St. Peter the Apostle Church to MacMillan Pier.

12:00pm - 4:00pm
TASCA Portuguese Cafe on MacMillan Pier. Sample the taste of Portugal with a host of delicacies including a Beer & Wine cash bar!

72nd Blessing Of The Fleet

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portuguese Music and Dancers at MacMillan Pier. • FREE

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Traditional Band Concert by St. Anthony’s Band from Cambridge in front of Town Hall. • FREE

4:00pm - 7:00pm
FINISH UP ANOTHER GREAT FESTIVAL with get-together at the Old Colony Top with Music by Ed Sheridan and Friends • FREE

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