Nantucket Calendar of Events and Holidays

While anytime is a good time to visit Nantucket, there are numerous events, festivals 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.

Event Date(s) More Info
Fall Restaurant Week September 24 - 30 Participating restaurants will offer local fall bounty.
Maritime Festival September 29 The purpose of the Maritime Festival is to celebrate the joy of living on an island and to experience time-honored maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds us.
Nantucket Arts Festival Early October Celebrating all of the arts - multiple events in the Cultural District and beyond
Cranberry Festival October 6 A great reason to come to Nantucket for Columbus Day Weekend
Cold Turkey Plunge November 22 A great way to start Thanksgiving Day on Nantucket - and you may see Joe Biden...
Christmas Stroll November 30 - December 2 A magical time on Nantucket!
Nantucket New Year's Celebration December 29 - 31
Brass Lantern Closes for the Season January 2, 2019
Brass Lantern Re-opens for 2019 Season March 1, 2019
Daffodil Festival April 26 - 27
Nantucket Wine and Food Festival May 17 - 21
Memorial Day Weekend May 24 - 26
Spring Restaurant Week June 5 - 9
Nantucket Book Festival TBD
Nantucket Film Festival

Daily Events Calendars

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.