Nantucket Events 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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