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Pink Friday kicks off the festive season in Provincetown

As an alternative to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show your support for LGBTQ+- and allied-owned small businesses in one of the queer capitals of America—Provincetown, Massachusetts!

As of November 9, Massachusetts has a lesbian governor, Maura Healey, making the state gayer than ever—Happy Thanksgiving to us! And the day after Thanksgiving, you can give thanks via your wallet with a spot of shopping at LGBTQIA+ businesses in the artsy, crafty, and eternally queer seaside destination of Provincetown. This is, after all, the 1620 landing site of the Mayflower and over the years it has become the most famous and beloved queer destination on Cape Cod, if not the preferred LGBTQ vacation destination on the Eastern Seaboard for lesbians and gay men.

With hundreds of unique shops, galleries, and attractions in Provincetown, the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) is inviting our community to support our own and our community allies at an array of small businesses in town on Pink Friday: Friday, November 25.

The Provincetown Business Guild’s Pink Friday highlights the wide range of Mom & Mom- and Pop & Pop-owned shops that make Ptown the perfect shopping destination packed with distinctive, one-of-a-kind offerings. 

“We’re excited to welcome visitors to Provincetown this holiday season,” explains Stephan Hengst, Executive Director of the PBG. “By doing your holiday shopping in the town that we all know and love – whether in person or online – we can all do our part to support the year-round economy of Ptown’s queer community.”

The full directory of PBG member businesses that are LGBTQ+ and allied-owned is available online at ptown.org.

On Pink Friday and the subsequent weekend, enjoy shopping experiences and entertainment from Provincetown businesses, including:

The Canteen Holiday Market

November 25, 26, & 27, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

The Canteen

More info: thecanteenptown.com

Pink Friday Bingo hosted by Austin & Mackenzie

November 25, 1:00 PM

Crown & Anchor

Tickets: ptown.org

Tiny Beautiful Things

November 25, 26, & 27, 7:00 PM

Provincetown Theater

Tickets: provincetowntheater.org

Qya Cristál’s Do You Hear What I Hear?

November 25, 7:30 PM

Crown & Anchor

Tickets: onlyatthecrown.com

Bing: The Holiday Hits with Jon Richardson

November 26, 6:00 PM

Crown & Anchor 

Tickets: onlyatthecrown.com

About the Provincetown Business Guild

The Provincetown Business Guild is a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer business community in Provincetown, MA. The Guild is committed to improving the Provincetown community by advocating for the acceptance of diversity and tolerance through projects, programs, and education. The Guild welcomes residents and visitors to experience America’s first LGBTQ+ tourist destination. For more information about the Provincetown Business Guild, visit www.ptown.org and on Instagram @VisitPtown.

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