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What are you doing right now? Whatever it is, stop doing it this instant and instead book a flight to Provincetown, Massachusetts from October 10-16. Trust us, you do not want to miss being in P-town—a tiny haven for artists and queers at the very tip of Cape Cod—for Women’s Week Provincetown, an entire week celebrating LGBTQ-identified women. As in, it’s all for us. Let’s take over this town! Seriously, here’s why you don’t want to miss Women’s Week Provincetown 2016:

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P-town harbor| Photo courtesy of Women’s Week Provincetown

Have you ever been to Provincetown?

It’s gorgeous. It’s quaint. It’s surrounded by beaches and the streets are filled with art galleries and cute shops with rainbow flags in every window. There are whale-watching tours and sailboats bobbing towards the sunset and drag shows at night. You can hold hands with your lover and no one will stare. You can rent bikes and pedal slowly past colorful little cottages you’d kill to own. Provincetown is it—it’s heaven for queers. Go.

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Nightclubbing | Photo courtesy of Women’s Week Provincetown

It’s a whole week where the entire town will be crawling with queer women

Always and forever gay-friendly to the extreme, Provincetown will be particularly loaded with queer women during Women’s Week. And some of them might be single. A lot of them, actually—there’s a Single Women’s Mixer where you may just meet a new “friend” and there are frequent tea dances, which sound old-fashioned, but are really just an excuse to cram an additional dance into the daytime hours. There are also plenty of dance party nights, all packed with women. Sold yet?

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Lily Tomlin – Photo courtesy of Women’s Week Provincetown

It’s funny as hell

You know who’s performing? Oh, just Lily Tomlin, Cameron Esposito and Karen Williams to name a few people. You’re gonna laugh your ass off and you’re gonna do it while listening to famous female comics, surrounded by hundreds of queer women who are also laughing their asses off. We will shake the patriarchy to the ground with our female laughter. 

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Stay at a gay-friendly inn

There are lots of adorable places to stay in Provincetown and almost all of them are queer owned or welcome LGBTQ guests. Check into the cute Atlantic Light Inn with its sloping ceilings and free breakfast or curl up at the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, which boasts a full spa and a free beach shuttle. Want to stay at a women’s owned lodging? Check out Sage Inn and Lounge which is also a Women’s Week sponsor. None of these inns will even bat an eye if you and your girlfriend stay in a single room with one king-sized bed.

Four words: World’s Largest Lesbian Wedding

On October 15, Provincetown is hoping to break a world record by marrying at least 100 brides for Bride Pride. LGBTQ icon and humorist (and Provincetown resident!) Kate Clinton will perform the ceremony. You won’t want to miss this (just imagine the Instagram photo ops!).

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Photo courtesy of Women’s Week Provincetown

The event schedule is lit

Lesbian erotica bedtime stories will be read. Sunset sailing cruises will be had. There are Provincetown Film Society movies and “HerStoric” walking tours and pickup basketball games. Get your aura cleansed and tarot read at the psychic fair. Go to the clambake. Make hilarious jokes about being at a clambake surrounded by lesbians. The options are literally unlimited.

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Mary Lambert – Photo courtesy of Women’s Week Provincetown

It benefits a really good cause

The True Colors concert on closing night features Mary Lambert and Our Lady J and you can dance the night away surrounded by your Sapphic sisters at the dance party that follows. The proceeds benefit Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, which works nationally to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Convinced? We hope we had you at “World’s Largest Lesbian Wedding.” See you there!

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