Nantucket Events

2014

 
Nantucket Christmas Stroll - December 5th - December 7th 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.

2015

 
Daffodil 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
 
Father's Day - June 21st, 2015
 
Nantucket Iron Man - June 21st, 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/
 
4th of July Weekend - July 4th, 2015
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
 
Nantucket Comedy Festival July 15th - July 18th, 2015
 
Nantucket Dance Festival July 23rd - July 27th, 2015
 
Nantucket Antiques Show July 30th - August 3th, 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.
http://www.nantuckethospital.org/Events/Pops.html
 
Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Day (Jetties Beach) - August 15th, 2015
 
Nantucket Race Week August 8th - August 16th, 2015
 
Tim Russert Summer Groove (Boys & Girls Club) August 16th, 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.
 
Festival of Wreaths - November 25th - November 29th, 2015
 
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
 
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 4th - December 31st, 2015
 
Holiday Red Ticket Drawing - December 24th, 2015


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