Many travelers think of Provincetown as a summer destination with the town closed up after Labor Day. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, many travelers love visiting in September and October with warm days and cool nights and those oh-so-cozy fireplaces in many of the guesthouses.
One of the most fun weekends is Halloween. Everyone wears costumes and you’ll find groups of people wearing matching ensembles. There are house parties and general happy mayhem throughout town with spontaneous outbreaks of synchronized dancing and silliness up and down Commercial.
This year after an absence of many decades the Masquerade Ball (formerly the Beaux Arts Ball) is back, Saturday, October 29 from 8pm till 11pm. It’s sold out but you can check out the comings and goings of the lucky folks who scarfed up tickets for the first major event at the lovingly restored Town Hall — a true marvel of the Victorian era spruced up with $6 million in renovations. The ball is sponsored by Marc Jacobs.