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Nantucket Calendar of Events

Nantucket Calendar of Events

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Daffodil Weekend, April 24-26, 2015
From early April to May over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size bloom throughout the island. The Daffodil Festival is a jubilee featuring an antique car parade, picnic, "Daffy hat" contest, and dog parade. A fun occasion for islanders and visitors alike! 
Nantucket Wine Festival, May 13-17, 2015
 Located on Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 18 years, the Nantucket Wine Festival has become one of  the most celebrated wine and food events in the country. Click here to learn more about Nantucket Wine Festival. 
Figawi Race Weekend, May 23-25, 2015 
Serious fun, camaraderie, and sailing...that's what Figawi Race Weekend is all about. Over 200 boats and one thousand sailors convene for the Northeast's first major regatta to kickoff the summer.
Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week, June 1-7, 2015
A celebration of the superlative culinary tradition on Nantucket Island. Experience exceptional food, wine and hospitality in many of the island's acclaimed restaurants. Participating restaurants will be offering three-course menus from $25 to $45.
Nantucket Book Festival, June 19-21, 2015
The Nantucket Book Festival is a multi-day cultural event celebrating the rich literary resources of Nantucket's past, present and future. The Festival seeks to create and renew enthusiasm for books, connect authors and readers, encourage a love of reading and writing among young people, raise funds for literary causes, and promote Nantucket Island as an oasis and haven for the literary arts. For more information please visit
Nantucket Film Festival, June 24-29, 2015
Nantucket Film Festival has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience preview screenings, signature programs, and stand out hospitality on this magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches. 

Fourth of July Festivities, July 4, 2015
Enjoy a quintessential Fourth of July celebration on Nantucket. Family activities on Main Street include pie-eating contests, a dunk tank and a parade, followed by evening fireworks at Jetties Beach. 
Nantucket Yoga Festival, July 10-12, 2015
The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides for a three day event. There are over 40 workshops and something for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced student. For more information click here
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum "Baskets & Bubbly" Auction, July 19, 2015
Held on Sunday July 19 at 11:00am at Great Harbor Yacht Club, this event features live and silent auctions in support of one of  Nantucket's finest small museums.Guests will enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the live auction and bidding on exclusive items and experiences to create lasting memories of Nantucket.  For more information click here

Hinckley Yacht Owners' Rendezvous, July 23-26, 2015
The annual Hinckley Owner's Rendezvous will be held Thursday July 23-Sunday July 26. Take a stroll down Straight Wharf to experience a special community that shares a deep connection to their vessels and the company that built them. More than 25 Hinckley power and sailing yachts partake in a weekend full of celebration, that includes a best dressed boat contest and dining at some of the island's premiere restaurants. 
Boston Pops on Nantucket, August 8, 2015
The Boston Pops on Nantucket event directly benefits Nantucket Cottage Hospital and is a wonderful fundraising event at Jetties Beach, featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. The event is a highlight of the Nantucket summer season with a spellbinding performance of the National Anthem, a celebrity musical guest, and a spectacular firework display finale. 
Nantucket Race Week, August 8-16, 2015
A wooden boat sailing event, culminating with the Rainbow Fleet Regatta and the Opera House Cup Regatta on Sunday August 16th. 
Big Game Battle, August 13-16, 2015
This annual invitational fishing tournament involves nearly 50 boats and is primarily a catch and release event. The Big Game Battle also contributes to a different charitable organization each year. 

8th Annual Slip 14 Bluefin Blast, September 12-13, 2015
Friends and family gather to compete in this two day tournament, searching to catch the fish of a lifetime, the elusive Bluefin tuna. Slip 14 restaurant hosts this catch and release tournament, all proceeds going back to the tournament and festivities. Click here for more information.

12th Annual Nantucket Slam Fishing Tournament, September 13-15, 2015
Nantucket Slam is a competitive two day fishing tournament to raise monies for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A "Slam" is achieved when a vessel catches four indigenous species; a bluefish, striper, bonito, and false albacore. Vessels of all sizes compete in this catch and release tournament  to raise funds for "Catch the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis". 

Columbus Day Weekend & Cranberry Festival, October 10-13, 2015
Come out to the Festival grounds at the Milestone Cranberry Bog to watch berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming, and participate in family activities while enjoying the spectacular autumn scenery of Nantucket. Don't forget to bring home a pound or two of Nantucket Cranberries for the holidays!
Nantucket Christmas Stroll December 4-6, 2015 
Nantucket is particularly enchanting during the holiday season when New England's finest traditions come alive for the Annual Christmas Stroll weekend, which is part of Nantucket Noel a month-long celebration organized by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. Christmas Stroll weekend is a community holiday celebration attracting visitors from around the world. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on 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. The White Elephant Hotel, White Elephant Village and Jared Coffin are open.