Nantucket Events 2015



Daffodil Festival Weekend - April 24th - April 26th, 2015
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.
http://www.nantucketchamber.org/enjoy/daffodil_festival_weekend.aspx

Nantucket Wine Festival - May 13th - May 17th, 2015
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!
http://www.nantucketwinefestival.com

Figawi Regatta / Memorial Day Weekend - May 23th - May 25th, 2015
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 25th, 2015

Spring Restaurant Week - June 1st - June 7th, 2015

Flag Day - June 14th, 2015

19th Annual Nantucket Film Festival - June 24th - June 29th, 2015
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.
http://www.nantucketfilmfestival.org/

Independence Day - 4th of July Weekend
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 10th - July 12th, 2015
Is a community orientated celebration that will bring together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides.
http://nantucketyogafestival.com/

Nantucket Comedy Festival - July 15th - July 18th, 2015
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.
http://nantucketcomedyfestival.org/

Nantucket Dance Festival - July 23rd - July 27th, 2015
The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival is a major fundraising event for the Atheneum, which must raise 60 percent of its budget through special events and private donations.
http://www.nantucketatheneum.org/july-24-28/

Nantucket Antiques Show - July 30th - August 3th, 2015
Nantucket Historical Association presentsa wonderful week of parties, lectures, and activities. Managed by the prestigious Antiques Council, this annual show is one of the most highly regarded antiques events on the East Coast, attracting collectors and enthusiasts to the island. It has become the highlight of Nantucket's summer season.
http://www.nha.org/specialevents/aas.html

Nantucket Music Festival - August 1st - 2nd, 2015

Boston Pops on Nantucket @Jetties - August 8th, 2015. 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.
http://www.nantuckethospital.org/Events/Pops.html

Nantucket Race Week - August 8th - August 16th, 2015
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.
http://www.nantucketraceweek.org/page/nrw

Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Day (Jetties Beach) - August 15th, 2015
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.
http://www.nisda.org/NISDA_Events.html

Tim Russert Summer Groove (Boys & Girls Club) - August 15, 2015

43rd Annual Opera House Cup Regatta - August 16th, 2015
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.
http://www.operahousecup.org/page/ohc

Labor Day - September 7nd, 2015

Fall Restaurant Week Begins - September 28th, 2015
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 10th, 2015
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.

Demolition Derby - October 11th, 2015

Columbus Day - October 12th, 2015

Annual Halloween Parade - October 31, 2015
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 26th, 2015
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!

Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling - November 27th, 2015

Festival of Wreaths - November 25th - November 29th, 2015

42nd Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll - December 4th - December 6th, 2015
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 - December 24th - December 31st, 2015

Holiday Red Ticket Drawing - December 24th, 2015


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