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November 2015

Nantucket Noel

November 28, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Carolers dress in Vicotian clothing

Nantucket Noel begins Thanksgiving weekend with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling. Main Street - closed to traffic - teems with well-wishers who gather in anxious expectation as the…

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December 2015

Gala New Year’s Eve Ball at The Nantucket Hotel

December 31, 2015
Crowd toastin to New Years Celebration

Save the date and make plans to ring in 2016 in The Nantucket Hotel’s Grand Ballroom with dancing and live music; hors d’oeuvres; a spectacular dessert buffet; light bites; and…

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July 2016

Nantucket Triathlon

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Two Medals from the Nantucket Triathalon
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Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Day at Jetties Beach

July 23, 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.…

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August 2016

Swim Across America, Nantucket

August 27, 2016
Swimmers on the beach

Swim Across America began as a relay swim from Nantucket to Hyannis, and has evolved to 17 open water swims and dozens of pool swims around the country. We are…

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September 2016

Swing for Nantucket Cottage Hospital

September 12, 2016
Sankaty Golf Course

Swing for Nantucket Cottage Hospital is the hospital’s annual golf tournament. Enjoy an afternoon round of golf and a barbecue luncheon, followed by an evening reception with an awards ceremony,…

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Nantucket Island Fair

September 17, 2016
Pumkin at the Nantucket Island Fair

The Nantucket Island Fair brings together many of the best parts of Nantucket: family, friends, community spirit, and the fruits of islanders’ summer of labor, and, of course, a beautiful…

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January 2017

Smith’s Point Guided Natural History Hike

January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
15 Washington Street Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
Nantucket Lighthouse

Smith's Point in one of the longest hikes that Nantucket Walkabout does. It offers spectacular sceneries of white sand where hikers can observe gray seals during the winter, see nesting…

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April 2018

Daffodil Festival Weekend

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Fire truck in the 2015 Nantucket Daffodil Car Parade

From early April to mid-May a profusion of daffodils burst forth across the island. The chamber-sponsored Daffodil Festival is a rollicking celebration of spring’s arrival, featuring an antique car parade…

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May 2018

Nantucket Wine Festival

May 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Nantucket Wine Festival

Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine Festival has…

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Figawi Race Weekend

May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
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, 2018 - June 10, 2018
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, 2018 - June 12, 2018
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, 2018 - June 17, 2018
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, 2018 - June 25, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018 - July 8, 2018

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, 2018 - July 14, 2018
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, 2018 - July 22, 2018
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, 2018 - July 28, 2018

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, 2018 - August 4, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018
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, 2018 - August 19, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Nantucket Marathon Medals
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Columbus Day

October 8, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018 - November 25, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018 - December 3, 2018
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, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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, 2018
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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March 2019

Nantucket Film Festival

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Support independent film makers by attending the Nantucket Film Festival.  NFF has become one of the world’s premier destination film festivals. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview…

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April 2019

Nantucket Daffodil Festival

April 26 - April 28

The last weekend of April, the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce holds their annual Daffodil Festival - a weekend of events to celebrate springtime awakening on Nantucket Island. The first…

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May 2019

Nantucket Wine and Food Festival

May 15 - May 19

For over twenty years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has brought distinguished winemakers and chefs together for a world-class epicurean celebration. Enjoy a 5 day celebration of delicious food…

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Memorial Day Weekend / 48th Fagawi Race

May 25 - May 27

The Figawi sailing regatta is held every Memorial Day Weekend. The schedule begins on Friday in Hyannis with the Kickoff Summer Party. The rest of the weekend includes music, dining,…

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June 2019

Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week

June 3 - June 9

Nantucket Restaurant Week is a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket’s hospitality in many of the island’s acclaimed culinary establishments.

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Nantucket Book Festival

June 13 - June 16

The 8th Annual Nantucket Book Festival will be on June 13-16. This event features a steller line-up of accomplished authors who will inspire, enrich, and engage readers throughout the weekend.

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Nantucket Film Festival

June 19 - June 24

Support independent film by attending the Nantucket Film Festival. NFF has become one of the world’s premier destination film festivals. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings,…

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July 2019

4th of July Parade on Main Street

July 4

Classic Independence day activities such as, three-legged races, wheel barrow races, tug of war flood Main Street on the 4th of July. Come prepared with a super-soaker for the famous…

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Independence Day Fireworks

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 pm

Every year, Nantucket wraps up Independence Day celebrations on the 5th with a stunning fireworks display from a barge in the Nantucket Sound. Join the crowd at Jetties beach to…

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Nantucket Comedy Festival

July 11 - July 14

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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Nantucket Yoga Festival

July 12 - July 14

The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides for one inspiring weekend The opening night celebration will be held at The…

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