Nantucket Events

Daffodil Festival Weekend - April 28 - 30, 2017
From early-April to mid-May, over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size will bloom on Nantucket Island. This blossoming, and the advent of spring itself, is the focal point of the Annual Daffodil Festival. There are many festivities over the weekend from an Antique Car Parade, featuring over 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars to the Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club's Daffodil Show, The Annual Daffy Dog Parade, Children's Daffodil Parade and The Daffy Hat Pageant.

Nantucket Wine Festival - May 17 - 21, 2017
This festival is a multi-faceted exploration of food and wine. For over twelve years, Nantucket Island becomes host to over 100 wineries of international acclaim with special events including celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, seminars, auction and new Lunch Symposia. This is a great opportunity to sip wine in grand homes and dine in Nantucket's world-class restaurants!

Nantucket Figawi Regatta - May 27 - 29, 2017
The official kick-off to Nantucket and Cape Cod's Summer season, this internationally recognized, top sailing event hosts entries from several states and nearly 250 majestic boats. The Figawi race route runs from the Hyannis Jetty to the Nantucket Jetty.

Memorial Day - May 29, 2017

Spring Restaurant Week - June 5-11, 2017
Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket’s hospitality in many of the island’s acclaimed culinary establishments. Participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three – five course dinners from $35 to $45.

Flag Day - June 14, 2017

Nantucket Book Festival - June 16-18, 2017
Readiscover the joy of reading with talks, panels, tented book fairs, parties, and festivities celebrating authors, readers, and books all across Nantucket.

Father's Day - June 18, 2017

Nantucket Film Festival - June 21-26, 2017
This major summer highlight in its 19th year features cutting edge films, unique signature programs, readings, and celebrity guests. With a unique focus on the screenwriter, the NFF has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world.

Independence Day - July 4, 2017
Jetties beach is the best place in Nantucket to view fireworks and celebrate the Independence Day. Leading up to the fireworks at night, there are many patriotic activities to take part in throughout the day. A fun, annual event is the 4th of July parade through Main St. This is good wet water fighting family fun!

Nantucket Yoga Festival - July 7-9, 2017
Is a community orientated celebration that will bring together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides.

Nantucket Comedy Festival - July 12-15, 2017
The Nantucket Comedy Festival is a non-profit organization supporting the Stand Up & Learn kids and teens educational program. Top comedians from all over the country will descend on Nantucket bringing audiences loads of fun and laughter while supporting a great cause. Please join us at the Nantucket Dreamland July 16th - 19th, 2014.

Nantucket Triathlon - July 15, 2017

Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Week - July 17, 2017
Major fundraising event for Nantucket’s Library featuring events that celebrate dance in a variety of genres and ages.

Summer Antique Show - August 11-14, 2017
Presented by the Antiques Council this show brings together fine antique dealers from the US and abroad offering antiques in every category that are sure to thrill collectors.

7pm-9pm Boston Pops @Jetties - August 12, 2017
The Pops on Nantucket is an August tradition, fine food, outstanding music, the gorgeous setting of an August evening on Jetties Beach. This event directly benefits Nantucket Cottage Hospital. There is a celebrity host and the alluring sounds of America's orchestra, the Boston Pops.

Nantucket Race Week - August 13-20, 2017
Nantucket Race Week is eight days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. Race Week is hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing, and is the primary fund-raising event of the year for Nantucket Community Sailing. Nantucket Race Week is proud to be a Clean Regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea.

Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Day (Jetties Beach) - August 19, 2017
Awards are based on CREATIVITY, CONCEPT and DESIGN. Judges are island professional artists, visiting artists and educators, lecturers, staff and faculty from Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. There is also a PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD! Cast your People's Choice.

Tim Russert Summer Groove (Boys & Girls Club) - August 19, 2017
Annual event under the tent featuring a fun evening of food, drinks and dancing to support and raise funds for the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Jetties Beach) - August 19, 2017
Annual Walk that gives Nantucket residents and visitors the opportunity to raise money and awareness to help change the future for all those who struggle with autism.

Opera House Cup - August 20, 2017
The Opera House Cup Regatta is a cherished tradition, held on the third Sunday of August on Nantucket. The 43rd Annual Opera House Cup Regatta will be Sunday, August 21, 2011. The Opera House Cup Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and it attracts some of the finest sailboats in the country. The Opera House Cup Regatta is a Clean Regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea.

Labor Day - September 4, 2017

Island Fair - September 16-17, 2017

The Nantucket Project - September 17, 2017
The TNP Academy is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of the world’s most important ideas through groundbreaking programs and initiatives. Activities across the Academy are centered around the principles of education, relationship building, and social impact.

Maritime Festival - September 30, 2017
The purpose of the Maritime Festival is to celebrate the joy of living on an island and to experience time-honored maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds us.

Nantucket Arts Festival Week - October 1, 2017
This annual celebration spotlights the broad array of arts and culture on Nantucket.

Cranberry Festival - October 7, 2017
This event starts Fall on Nantucket. Visitors to the Festival grounds may watch the berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, watch farming exhibitions, and participate in all things cranberry.

Columbus Day - October 9, 2017

Annual Halloween Parade - October 31, 2017
The annual Halloween parade up Main Street and down Centre takes place in the early evening, on Halloween day. Costumes and candy galore are the hallmark of this event as parents and children alike play dress up, and local businesses distribute masses of candy.

Festival of Wreaths Preview Party - November 22, 2017
This community event features an array of wreaths beautifully crafted by local businesses, non-profits, schools, and organizations that are displayed during the week of Thanksgiving. The preview party provides attendees with the first opportunity to view this year's designs and bid on their favorites.

Thanksgiving - annual Turkey Plunge - November 23, 2017
This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children.

Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling - November 24, 2017
The community gathers at the top of Main Street to watch over 100 Christmas trees come alive with color and light and to enjoy some yuletide caroling.

43rd Annual Christmas Stroll - December 1-3, 2017
New England's finest traditions come alive for the Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend. The Stroll is a community holiday celebration attracting visitors from around the world. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Town Crier. Carolers in Victorian costumes, bell ringers, student choirs and other musicians perform on the Main Street stage as well as stroll through town performing.

NHA Festival of Trees Preview Party - December 1, 2017
The Festival of Trees is the NHA's highly anticipated holiday tradition that begins during Nantucket's Stroll weekend and transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December. This event features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children.

Holiday Red Ticket Drawing - December 24, 2017

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