Daffodil Weekend - April 26th - April 28th, 2013
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 15th - May 19th, 2013
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!
Figawi Regatta / Memorial Day Weekend - May 24th - May 27th, 2013
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.
Nantucket Book Festival June 20th - June 23rd, 2013
Nantucket Iron Man June 23rd, 2013
17th Annual Nantucket Film Festival - June 26th - June 30th, 2013
This major summer highlight in its 16th 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.
4th of July Weekend - July 4th, 20132
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 12th - July 14th, 2013
Nantucket Comedy Festival July 17th - July 20th, 2013
Nantucket Dance Festival July 24th - July 27th, 2013
Nantucket Antiques Show August 2nd - August 5th, 2013
Boston Pops on Nantucket - August 10th, 2013. 7-9PM
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 10th - August 18th, 2013
Tim Russert Summer Groove (Boys & Girls Club) August 17th, 2013
41st Annual Opera House Cup Regatta: August 18th 2013
The Opera House Cup Regatta is a cherished tradition, held on the third Sunday of August on Nantucket. The 39th 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 2nd, 2013
Fall Restaurant Week Begins September 30th, 2013
Enjoy a week of culinary extravaganza showcasing Nantucket's superb restaurants with special menus and price points. Other special events, seminars, and tastings mark this decadent week.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation Cranberry Festival - October 12th, 2013
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 14, 2013
Halloween Celebration - October 31, 2013
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.
Cold Turkey Plunge / Thanksgiving - November 28nd, 2013
This annual Nantucket Atheneum Library fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and truly crazed swimmers who brave the chilly waters at Children's Beach, on Thanksgiving morning, to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. This is a family event for a good cause!
Nantucket Christmas Stroll - December 6th - December 8th 2013
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.