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Nantucket Events Calendar

Any Time is a Good Time to Visit Nantucket

While anytime is a good time to visit Nantucket, there are numerous events, festivals, activities, and holidays during the year that you may want to specifically schedule your trip around! Starting with Daffodil Festival at the end of April and finishing up with Christmas Stroll in early December, read about the constantly evolving Nantucket events.

For specific information about what might be happening during your anticipated Nantucket holiday – theatre, concerts, live music, entertainment – read Yesterday’s Island and Mahon About Town.

January 2023

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February 2023

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Wed
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Brass Lantern Re-Opens for 2023 Season

Opening for the 24th season!

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March 2023

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April 2023

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Thur-Sun
27-30
Daffodil Festival

Say goodbye winter and hello spring! See the millions of daffodils that cover the Nantucket grounds during the Daffodil Festival.

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May 2023

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Wed-Sun
17-21
25th Annual Nantucket Wine and Food Festival

The 25th Annual Nantucket Wine and Food Festival is over the course of five days, the island comes alive with prestigious tastings, lunches, dinners and educational seminars.

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Fri-Mon
26-29
Memorial Day Weekend

The traditional start of Nantucket’s summer season!

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June 2023

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Thu-Sun
15-18
Nantucket Book Festival

Celebrate the 11th Annual Nantucket Book Festival! The Nantucket Book Festival celebrates writers and readers from June 15-18. Most of their events are free of charge, with a few special paid events.

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Wed-Mon
21-26
28th Annual Nantucket Film Festival

The Film Festival’s Mission Statement: To promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting and storytelling in the world of cinema.

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Early June
Spring Restaurant Week

Spring 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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July 2022

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Tue
4
Independence Day Celebration

Traditional games and activities are held on Main Street and at Children’s Beach for our Independence Day Celebration.

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Tue
4
Fourth of July Fireworks

Amazing fireworks at Jetties Beach.

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Tue-Thu
12-14
Nantucket Garden Festival

The Nantucket Garden Festival celebrates gardening through creative workshops, exquisite garden tours, children’s workshops, family activities and an opening night party.

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Thu-Sat
14-16
Nantucket Comedy Festival

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 island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket’s children.

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16
Nantucket Triathlon

Swim, bike and run at the Nantucket Triathlon – then rest up for the after party!

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Mon-Sat
18-23
Nantucket Dance Festival

Join us for the fourteenth year of the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival featuring Artistic Director Tyler Angle and world-class stars from the New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. The festival includes free programs for all ages and culminates with two evening performances.

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Swim Across America

Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our Swim Across America annual event at beautiful Jetties Beach and help us support cancer treatment and patient care on Nantucket Island.

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Sat
30
NISDA Sandcastle Contest

For the 47th year, the NISDA Sandcastle Contest takes place in sun or fog at Jetties Beach – awards are based on CREATIVITY, CONCEPT and DESIGN.

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August 2022

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Wed
3
Garden Club House Tour

For more than 60 years, the Annual House and Garden Tour has become the venue to have a glimpse of many historic and new homes and gardens on the island.

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Thu-Sat
4-6
NHA's Nantucket by Design Week

At the height of Nantucket’s summer season, the NHA celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, previewing an antique show, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings at the NHA’s Nantucket by Design Week.

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Fri-Mon
5-8
Antiques Council Summer Antique Show

The Antiques Council Summer Antique Show will consist of 32 carefully selected fine antiques dealers from the US and abroad offering antiques in every category that are sure to thrill collectors.

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Sat
13
Boston Pops at Jetties Beach

For more than 20 years, the Boston Pops at Jetties Beach concert has been Nantucket’s premier summer event drawing 8,000 to Jetties Beach for music, refreshments and fireworks with Nantucket church bells accompanying the 1812 Overture.

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Sat
20
Tim Russert Boys & Girls Club Summer Groove

Tim Russert Boys & Girls Club Summer Groove annual fundraising event and concert for the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club.

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Sun
21
Opera House Cup

The Opera House Cup Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and attracts some of the finest sailboats in the world.

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September 2022

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Mon
5
Labor Day

The ‘official’ end of summer – but not of the Nantucket season…

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Fri-Mon
23-26
The Nantucket Project

The Nantucket Project is an event filled with heart and wonder. Where fresh ideas are shared through live talks, original films, and unforgettable experiences. Where neighborhood is celebrated. And where humanity and ideas explode.

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Fall Restaurant Week

The Nantucket Fall 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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Late Sept-Early Oct
Nantucket Arts Festival

Visit artists’ studios, watch the plein air painting, enjoy Nantucket’s wealth of creativity at the Nantucket Arts Festival.

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October 2022

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Sat
8
Cranberry Festival

The Nantucket Cranberry Festival is a popular event among adults and children alike – the Foundation’s Milestone Cranberry Bog is transformed into the most unique and beautiful of Festival grounds for this special event.

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November 2022

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24
Thanksgiving Day Cold Turkey Plunge

Each year on Thanksgiving morning, hundreds of participants brave the icy waters of Nantucket in support of the Cold Turkey Plunge benefiting Weezie Library for Children.

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25
Christmas Tree Lighting

At dusk, on Friday after Thanksgiving, join the Nantucket community for carols and the lighting of the 100 Christmas trees that line the streets of Town!

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December 2022

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2-4
Christmas Stroll

Now in its 48th year, the island’s world-renowned signature event lovingly dubbed “Stroll” takes place the first week of December featuring the eagerly anticipated arrival of Santa via his nautical “sleigh”.

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