Nantucket Events 2016



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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