Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival – April 29-May 1, 2016 All About Daffodil Festival Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival began in 1974 when Jean McAusland, (former summer resident and publisher of Gourmet Magazine) persuaded the Nantucket Garden Club to invite the American Daffodil Society to sponsor a daffodil show on island. Since that time, over three million daffodil bulls have been planted on Island! Read More >

A large part of Nantucket Town is the newest Massachusetts Cultural District!  This small area of the Island offers a wealth of cultural activities – artistic, theatrical, literary and musical – that are readily available within a short walk from the Brass Lantern. In January, the Massachusetts Cultural Council voted unanimously to approve the district which will help Read More >

Start a new tradition – come to Nantucket for Thanksgiving! Arrive on Wednesday evening or early on Thursday to fully enjoy the Thanksgiving events on Nantucket. First up on Thanksgiving morning, the Cold Turkey Plunge – a fundraiser for the Weezie Children’s Library at the Nantucket Atheneum.  Watch – or join – the hundreds of ‘plungers’ Read More >

Nantucket is a little island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, 45 square miles in area and most of our supplies, whether bricks for building for food for the table, comes over on the Steamship Authority ferries and barges. In recent years however, Nantucket has experienced a resurgence of farming and locally grown Read More >

Fourth of July on Nantucket is reminiscent of our childhood memories – and you can re-live those happy times with a Nantucket Fourth of July celebration! This day’s worth of events begin at 9 am with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Orange Street. Read More >

For hundreds of years, Nantucket has welcomed people from other countries to our Island.  During the nineteenth century and the whaling years, Portuguese, Azoreans and African Americans were integral in the success of Nantucket whaling industry. More recently, and with the help of H2B and J1 visas, people from Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, Nepal, Bulgaria, Read More >

Nantucket has a rich cultural fabric particularly with live theatre. The love of performance begins young and is cultivated with programs offered for young people; The Theatre Workshop has had numerous plays with large child casts including Peter Pan, Annie, the Wizard of Oz, Oliver! and the Christmas Carol.  This year’s performance from November 21 – December 14 Read More >

Family scalloping season, which begins on October 1 each year,  has special meaning to Nantucketers. In addition to providing Nantucket Bay Scallops – these succulent bivalve mollusks – to  discriminating home chefs, scalloping is signal that we can all take a breath after the busy summer season and revel in Nantucket’s beauty and bounty. Planning your scalloping trip is dependent on Read More >

Scalloping on Nantucket is a beautiful thing! October 1 on Nantucket Island marks the beginning of family scalloping season.  It is a perfect time on Nantucket, after the hustle bustle of the summer season and the winding down in September, with lots of mild days and clear blue skies left to enjoy. In preparation for Read More >

Step one step down into Meursault, a wine and cheese cafe on Broad Street, and you will be reminded of your last trip to France! Meursault, which opened summer of 2014, provides a lovely setting for a light meal – perfectly paired wines, cheeses and charcuterie – and a nice alternative to traditional multi-course dinners. Read More >