P-town has many festivals and celebrations throughout the year, with street parades and flamboyant displays of "dress-up." Women's week, bear week, Carnival, etc. are times when one should expect over the top attire.
You can, however, see "head turning" sights at other times. Commercial Street is the place to see people "strutting their stuff." In fact, it has been said that "people watching" is the second most popular activity in Provincetown during the summer months....second only to Whale Watching. One should always be ready for a surprise.
Individuals traveling to Provincetown for a Whale Watch tour and maybe a meal while shopping for some souveniers can come away with a number of stories.
Walking down Commercial Street one day, I could see a most attractive and glamorous woman standing in an evening gown up ahead . She had that classic hourglass figure, long flowing blonde hair and flawless make-up; she was a definite "head-turner." As we passed her, she said to our group in a voice that reminded me of Brad Garrett (the older brother on Everybody Loves Raymond) "Show starts in 5 minutes, boys."
While a sunny summer day is one of the best times to experience this small town, if your trip to P-Town happens to coincide with inclement weather, there are still rainy-day activities available to you there.
Provincetown is usually a fun and somewhat exciting place here at this artist's colony at the very tip of Cape Cod.