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Nantucket Calendar of Events

Nantucket Calendar of Events

Nantucket Christmas Stroll December 4-6, 2015
Enjoy this classic community holiday celebration in the charming town of Nantucket as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the island via U.S. Coast Guards vessel, and visitors from around the world partake in holiday shopping, caroling, and dining events throughout the weekend. 

2016 Nantucket Events:

Daffodil Weekend, April 29- May 1, 2016
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 18-22, 2016
 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 27-30, 2016
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 2016 TBD 
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 17-19, 2016
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 22-27, 2016
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, 2016
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 8-10, 2016
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.  
Boston Pops on Nantucket, August 13, 2016
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 13-21, 2016
A wooden boat sailing event, culminating with the Rainbow Fleet Regatta and the Opera House Cup Regatta on Sunday August 21. 
Big Game Battle 2016 TBD
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. 

9th Annual Slip 14 Bluefin Blast 2016, TBD
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.

Columbus Day Weekend & Cranberry Festival, October 8-10, 2016
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!