Nantucket what a wonderful place! There are always a wonderful activites on Nantucket; for families, adults and children. Aside from Nantucket’s beautiful beaches (just rated in top 10 worldwide by National Geographic), its wonderful boutique shopping and spectacular restaurants – (See Zagat’s ratings), there are many well organized events that take place. Here I am listing a number of them along with links to some of the more popular events.
Daffodil Festival Weekend - April 29 - May 1, 2011 From early-April to mid-May, over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size will bloom on Nantucket Island. This blossoming, and the advent of spring itself, is the focal point of the Nantucket Annual Daffodil Festival. The Festival’s grand event, held is the Antique Car Parade, featuring over 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars (pre-registration necessary for participation.) After winding through town and across the island to the charming village of Siasconset, participants join residents and visitors for the Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club’s Daffodil Show, The Annual Daffy Dog Parade, Children’s Daffodil Parade and The Daffy Hat Pageant. Visit our Daffodil Festival page or call 508-228-1700 for more information about the weekend.
Nantucket Wine Festival - May 18 - 22 2011 . For over twelve years, Nantucket Island becomes host to over 100 wineries of international acclaim with special events including celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, seminars, auction and new Lunch Symposia. Come sip wine in grand homes and dine in Nantucket's world-class restaurants! Visit NantucketWineFestival.com or call 508-228-1128 for more festival information.
Figawi Race Weekend May 27 - 30 2011 What is Figawi? Over 240 boats & a thousand+ sailors will convene for the Northeast's first major regatta to kickoff every summer. Figawi Race Website
Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week - June 6 - 12, 2011 Enjoy a week of culinary extravaganza showcasing Nantucket’s superb restaurants with special menus and price points. For more information and a list of participating restaurants visit NantucketRestaurantWeek.com or call 508-228-1700.
Nantucket Film Festival - June 22 - 26, 2011
For over ten years, the Nantucket Film Festival has been renowned for its eschewing of Hollywood glamour and its focus on the substantive art of screen writing. The festival boasts independent films, celebrity panels and readings and the annual screenwriters tribute. Visit NantucketFilmFestival.org or call 508-325-6274 for more festival information.
Nantucket Comedy Festival - July 28 - 31, 2011 A festive event bringing great comedy to Nantucket while supporting local charities. Hosted by funnyman Kevin Flynn and other noteable comedians. Visit NantucketComedyFestival.com or call 888-555-1212 for more festival information.
Boston Pops on Nantucket to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital August 13 2011 Event Website. Watch Summer 2010 Fireworks here at Nantucket Real Estate agent’s blog.
Nantucket Race Week August 13 - 20 2011
Nantucket Race Week is an eight-day experience that marshals the entire Nantucket community together in a fun-filled week of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. The week is hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing, and is the primary fund-raising event of the year for Nantucket Community Sailing. The races provide sport for everyone from young sailors in Optimists and 420s, families in their Nantucket one designs, owners of classic wooden sailboats, to grand prix racers at the top of their profession. The racing begins on Saturday, August 13, 2011 with racing and social events daily through Sunday, August 21, 2011. Nantucket Race Week is proud to be a Clean Regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea.
The Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Day - August 20, 2011 call 508-228-1700 for more information about the event.
The 39th annual Opera House Cup Regatta will be Sunday, August 21, 2011 The Opera House Cup Regatta is a cherished tradition, held on the third Sunday of August on Nantucket. The Opera House Cup Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and it attracts some of the finest sailboats in the country.
Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week - September 26 - October 2, 2011 Enjoy a week of culinary extravaganza showcasing Nantucket’s superb restaurants with special menus and price points. Highlighted Fall Week events include Taste Nantucket! Opening Event (September 26) and Nantucket Junior Chef competition (October 3.) For more information and a list of participating restaurants visit NantucketRestaurantWeek.com or call 508-228-1700.
Annual Halloween Parade October 31 2011 Watch some video of the Nantucket Halloween parade taken by Nanatucket Real Estate Agent.
Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend November 25 - December 31, 2011 Nantucket is particularly enchanting during the holiday season, when New England’s finest traditions come alive for the Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend, December 2 - 4, 2011, part of Nantucket Noel a month-long celebration organized by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. The Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend is a community holiday celebration attracting visitors from around the world. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Town Crier. Carolers in Victorian costumes, bell ringers, student choirs and other musicians perform on the Main Street stage as well as stroll through town performing, all the while visitors can enjoy Nantucket’s unique shops and restaurants. Please visit our Christmas Stroll page or call 508-228-1700 for more information about this magical time of year on island.
Enjoy your Nantucket Event!!
Brian Sullivan - Nantucket Real Estate Agent