Provincetown Portuguese Festival Celebration 2024

June 28 - June 30, 2024

Dear Community:

Exciting news from the 28th Provincetown Portuguese Festival & 77th Blessing of the Fleet! Mark your calendars from June 28th to June 30th for an amazing celebration of our Portuguese heritage and fishing traditions.

Get ready for a weekend jam-packed with live music, dancing, delicious food, and all the traditions that make Provincetown Festival Weekend truly special. Click here for the 2024 Festival Schedule.

This year we’re honored to feature a beautiful painting of the F/V Glutton by local artist Andrea M. Sawyer. Enchanted by the unique light and vibrant artistic community, she finally settled here in 2012. The Festival is honored to have her as this year’s featured artist.

T-Shirts will be available for purchase as follows:

Seamen’s Bank on Commercial Street in Provincetown and the N. Truro branch starting Monday, May 13th.

Firehouse #3 at 254 Commercial Street June 7th and 8th from 10am to 4pm.

Portuguese Square on Ryder Street during the Festival.

On Friday, June 28th, there’s lots to enjoy including live music and dancing in Portuguese Square. Don’t miss the Capt. Kenny Silva Fishing Derby at MacMillan Pier Later join us at the Bas Relief by Town Hall for Homecoming Under The Tent and of course more music and dancing in Portuguese Square.

Then on Saturday, June 29th, head over to Portuguese Square on Ryder Street for captivating stories by local fishermen, a Crafts Fair, live music, and dancing. Plus, there's fun for the whole family with Field Games & Cookout at Motta Field, delicious bites in Portuguese Square including the Lion’s Club Food Tent and the Knights of Columbus Soup Tasting.

Plus there’s live music and entertainment all day and night along with Fado music at Town Hall in the evening.

Sunday's schedule includes the Fishermen’s Mass followed by the Blessing of the Fleet at MacMillan Pier, fostering a connection between Provincetown's history and the present-day fishermen. It’s a fitting way to end a wonderful weekend in Provincetown!

See you there to Share The Heritage!

Provincetown Blessing and Portuguese Festival Committee

Lori DaLomba
Susan Avellar
Frances Coco
Liliana DeSousa
Beverly Ferreira
Maureen Joseph Hurst
Chris King
Lisa King

Jill Lambrou
Susan Leonard
Carol LaDuke
David Mayo
Tim McNulty
Don Murphy
Michela Murphy
Mike Potenza

Shannon Sawyer
Timothy Seaton
Emma Silva
Nancy Silva
Paul Silva
Charles Souza
Rich Waldo

The Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

The Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet attracts visitors from all over the world who gather to celebrate Portuguese culture and heritage.

The event features live music, dancing, delicious food, games, and lots of mostly free activities, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Festival Weekend culminates in the Blessing of the Fleet, where boats adorned in their finest gather to receive blessings for a safe and prosperous year ahead.

We welcome you to share our heritage from June 28th to June 30th, 2024

Become A Volunteer!

The Festival wouldn't be possible without the 100's of volunteers who it all happen. Want to join our team or contribute? Give us a call or contact us today!

Festival Volunteers
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