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May 2018

Figawi Race Weekend

May 25 - May 28
Boats at the dock Nantucket Boat Basin

The Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks…

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June 2018

Spring Restaurant Week

June 4 - June 10
Nantucket Restaurant Week

Nantucket Restaurant Week is a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Every spring and fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three course dinners from $25 to…

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Sam Sylvia Pro Am Golf Tournament

June 10 - June 12
Sankaty Head Golf

Sam Sylvia Pro Am Golf Tournament is a two-day event which starts on Sunday at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. The party offers exciting live and silent auctions accompanied…

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Nantucket Book Festival

June 15 - June 17
Shelves with old books

The Nantucket book festival, where the power of words helps to shape and change lives. Over 80% of the Nantucket Book Festival’s events are free and open to the public.…

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Nantucket Film Festival

June 20 - June 25
Film

The Nantucket Film Festival was founded by brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996. It has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world.…

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July 2018

Town of Nantucket’s Independence Day Fireworks

July 4
Crowds on Main Street

An old-fashioned three-legged race, a pie eating contest, the water fight on Main Street, and do not miss the fireworks at Jetties Beach! Nantucket is known for its exquisite fireworks…

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Nantucket Yoga Festival

July 6 - July 8
Yoga

The very best yoga instructors come to Nantucket this weekend. Yoga Festival is a great opportunity to meet with wellness experts and motivational speakers who are passionate about helping anyone…

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Nantucket Comedy Festival

July 11 - July 14
Comedy Masks

Founded in 2007, the Nantucket Comedy Festival is an annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an…

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Small Friends Arts and Artisan Show

July 19 - July 22
Multiple Wicker Baskets

Small Friends Arts and Artisan Show is a juried show which brings together over 50 nationally and locally recognized artisans. The show features an unparalleled selection of pottery, jewelry, textiles,…

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Atheneum Nantucket Dance Festival

July 23 - July 28
Dance

Atheneum Nantucket Dance Festival is an exciting annual free event that celebrates dance in a variety of genres and ages. This festival brings together dancers from across the country to…

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Nantucket by Design

July 31 - August 4
NHA Antique Show

New name, same great cause! Building on thirty-eight years of the August Antiques Show and Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, the Nantucket Historical Association is thrilled to present the…

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August 2018

Garden Club House Tour

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bike and Flowers on Nantucket

Take a look at many historic and new homes and beautiful gardens on beautiful Nantucket Island. The Annual House and Garden Tour promotes love for gardening and horticulture that embrace…

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Nantucket Preservation Trust August Fete

August 9
Historical House of Nantucket

Join this wonderful event and celebrate Nantucket’s architecture and neighborhoods. Participants of this event will tour historic houses on upper Main Street from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and then join…

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Nantucket Community Sailing Race Week

August 11 - August 19
Boats at the dock

Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. Nantucket Race Week…

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Boston Pops on Nantucket at Jetties beach

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Boston Pops on stage Photo by Lisa Frey

The annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and brings thousands of people together at Jetties Beach. All funds generated during the…

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Nantucket Boys & Girls Club Tim Russert Summer Groove Concert

August 18
Boys & Girls Club

Tim Russert grew up as a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo and was always passionate about Nantucket. Tim believed in giving to the island's youth and…

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Annual Opera House Cup Regatta

August 19
Sailboat with a pink sail with the Brant Point lightshous in the background

The Opera House Cup Regatta is a cherished tradition, held on the third Sunday of August on Nantucket. It was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East…

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September 2018

Labor Day 2018

September 3

There's no better place to spend Labor Day Weekend! The weather on Nantucket is still warm, but not too hot, the sunsets are spectacular, and the island is full of…

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Fall Restaurant Week

September 24 - September 30
Plate of food

Nantucket Restaurant Week is a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Every Spring and Fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three course dinners from $25 to…

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Nantucket Maritime Festival

September 29
Nantucket Sail Boat

Maritime Festival celebrates the joy of Nantucket living and gives an opportunity to experience a wide range of free maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds the island.…

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October 2018

Nantucket Conservation Foundation Cranberry Festival

October 6
Cranbery Harvest at Windswept Bog

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…

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The 8th Annual Nantucket Half Marathon

October 7
Nantucket Marathon Medals
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Columbus Day

October 8

Columbus Day Weekend on Nantucket is still jam-packed with activities. Guided tours of the island are readily available at this time, and the best restaurants are still open. It is…

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Annual Nantucket Halloween Celebration

October 31
Two children in costume at the Halloween Parade

The annual Halloween parade up Main Street and down Centre Street takes place in the early evening, on Halloween day. Costumes and candy galore are the hallmark of this event…

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November 2018

Festival of Wreaths

November 21 - November 25
Owl with a nest in the center of a wreath

Silent Auction! Take a chance to win one of the eighty beautifully crafted wreaths created by members of the Nantucket community and on display in the McCausland Gallery.

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17th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge

November 22
Cold Turkey Plunge

This annual Nantucket Athenaeum 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…

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December 2018

Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll

December 1 - December 3
Horse Drawn Cariage pulling Santa up Main Street

Christmas Stroll is part of Nantucket Noel, a month-long chamber-sponsored celebration which includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers in Victorian costumes, bell ringers, choirs and musicians performing on the Main…

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NHA Festival of Trees

December 1 - December 31
Nutcrackers

The Whaling Museum will be transformed into a festive winter wonderland. This island tradition features around eighty brilliantly decorated trees designed by community members, local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, artisans,…

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Holiday Red Ticket Drawing

December 24
waiting for the red ticket drawing

Visitors, Nantucket residents and charities have been collecting red tickets (1 for every $25 spent with over 80 participating businesses). Now is finally the chance to see who will win…

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