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Nantucket Calendar of Events

Nantucket Calendar of Events

Nantucket Classic Fishing Tournament, September 23 and 24, 2016
A multi-species in-shore tournament at the Nantucket Boat Basin. This two day tournament will award cash prizes and trophies for the most points accumulated for releasing Striper, Bluefish, False Albacore, and Bonita. This is a catch and release tournament to preserve our fisheries for generations to come. Click here for more information. 

The Nantucket Project, September 22-25, 2016
Founded in 2010, and held annually at the White Elephant, this conference brings together leading thinkers and decision-makers to celebrate the richness of the human experience through storytelling. The event focuses on exploring the human imagination, creativity, thought-leadership, business values and social change through film, and a wide array of speakers and performers. 

Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week, September 26- October 2, 2016
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.

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!
Nantucket Grown Food Festival, October 14-16, 2016
This new event presented by Sustainable Nantucket features a unique series of events in collaboration with local chefs, farmers, fishermen, beekeepers, and artisanal food producers. To learn more click here. 
Thanksgiving on Nantucket, November 24, 2016
Enjoy all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes at Brant Point Grill's Thanksgiving buffet. Buffet service from 11am-7pm, click here for details
Nantucket Noel Begins, November 25, 2016
The holiday season begins on Nantucket with the annual tree lighting on Main Street, followed by carols and shopping events featuring Nantucket artisans.  

Nantucket Christmas Stroll, December 2-4, 2016
Experience holiday magic on Nantucket during the island's annual Christmas Stroll event. Many fun activities to partake in, including Santa's arrival via US Coast Guard vessel, caroling on Main Street, exciting shopping and dining events too! Click here for more information on Nantucket Christmas Stroll.
Daffodil Weekend, April 28-30, 2017
Highlighting this spring celebration on Nantucket is an antique car parade with over 100 vintage cars, followed by a tailgate picnic, among many other family oriented activities and of course thousands of bright daffodils in bloom island-wide. 

Nantucket Wine Festival, May 17-21, 2017
This spectacular line up of wine tastings and culinary experiences has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country. 

Figawi Weekend, May 26-29, 2017
The annual Figawi Race is recognized as a top sailing event on the east coast, including entries of over 200 sailboats ranging from families promoting the sport to competitive sailors from all over the world. 

Nantucket Book Festival, June 16-18, 2016
A stellar roster of authors visiting Nantucket from June 16 to 18 for a series of author readings, panel discussions, and social events. 

Nantucket Film Festival, June 21-26, 2017
The Nantucket Film Festival has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world to experience preview screenings, signature programs and stand out hospitality in Nantucket's unique and beautiful atmosphere.

Independence Day Festivities, July 4, 2017
Celebrate the Fourth of July Nantucket style with family fun on Main Street, including a pie eating contest and a water fight, followed by spectacular fireworks at Jetties Beach.

Nantucket Yoga Festival, July 7-9, 2017
The Nantucket Yoga Festival is a community oriented celebration that brings together the best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides in a celebration of the spirit of this special island.

Boston Pops at Jetties Beach, August 12, 2017
Considered by many to be "the ultimate Nantucket experience" this annual concert event features outstanding music, and a stunning fireworks display on one of the Nantucket's most popular beaches to benefit the island's hospital. 

Nantucket Race Week, August 12-20, 2017
Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies and parties hosted by the island's yacht clubs to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. 
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