Nantucket Events 2016



Nantucket Book Festival - June 10-23, 2016

Nantucket Film Festival - June 22-27, 2016
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 - July 4, 2016
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 8-10, 2016
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 13-16, 2016
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/

7pm-9pm Boston Pops @Jetties - August 13, 2016
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 14-21, 2016
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 20, 2016
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 20, 2016

Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Jetties Beach) - August 20, 2016

Opera House Cup - August 21, 2016
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 5, 2016

Egan Maritime Festival - September 17, 2016

The Nantucket Project - September 22-25, 2016

Cranberry Festival - October 8, 2016
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 10, 2016

Annual Halloween Parade - October 31, 2016
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, 2016

Thanksgiving - annual Turkey Plunge - November 24, 2016
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!

NHA Festival of Trees Preview Party - December 1, 2016

43rd Annual Christmas Stroll - December 2-4, 2016
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.

Holiday Red Ticket Drawing - December 24, 2016


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