Tourism

Tourism LogoVisit the Provincetown Tourism Website for planning your trip to Provincetown! Provincetown boasts beautiful beaches, top-rated restaurants, art galleries and charming shops. A top LGBTQ destination, this open-minded community celebrates individuality and freedom of expression. Provincetown has a rich creative history and is home to one the oldest continuous art colony in the country. The diverse population of artists, sailors, fisherman, authors, and more, makes Provincetown unique. From Carnival in August to Women’s Week in October and First Light at year’s end, Provincetown is thriving 365 days of the year.


Tourism Fund
Tourism Fund Chapter 178 of the Acts of 1996 as amended by 2010 Special Town Meeting Article 11 provides that thirty-five percent (35%) of Provincetown's local room tax proceeds are deposited in the Tourism Fund for purposes which "market, beautify, and enhance tourism" in Provincetown. This is the source of funding for the Tourism Budget appropriated by the Annual Town Meeting for marketing, promotional events, municipal projects, beautification, coordination and support.

The Visitor Services Board
The Visitor Services Board (VSB) is an advisory Board to the Tourism Department.  The VSB was created to develop coordinate and implement a long-term comprehensive plan to enhance year-round tourism in Provincetown.  The VSB oversees expenditures of the Tourism Fund which under the direction of the Board of Selectmen as approved by Town Meeting. 

Tourism Fund Grant Program 

Applications for the FY21 Grant Program (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) are open from October 1, 2019 through December 2, 2019.  The Tourism Fund Grant Program is to help support the marketing endeavors of organizations to bring new visitors to Provincetown as well as promoting re-visitation. 

Event Grants - Funds are given to support marketing efforts with the primary focus on events outside of the peak season of July and August. 

Matching Marketing Grants - Funds can be used throughout the fiscal year to support marketing efforts that promote tourism.

Applicants are invited to apply for more than one event and/or Matching Marketing Grants or both. If you have previously applied through the online system, please use the same account for the FY21 application.  If you are new to the process, please create a new account.

To access the applications please click on this link:  Tourism Fund Grant Program

If you have trouble accessing the link or would like further information, please contact the Tourism Department at (508) 487-3298 or ncantor@provincetown-ma.gov.

Tourism Economy Report (PDF) 

Tourism 5-Year Plan FY2020-FY2024

Room & Meal Tax Revenue Chart (PDF)