Nantucket Daffodil Festival
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
44th Daffodil Festival Weekend
The Chamber's 44th annual Daffodil Festival--slated for April 27-29--is our "kitschy" kickoff to spring and pays homage to the island's bold and brilliant signature bloom. This wacky, whimsical and wonderful weekend attracts revelers of all ages to our shores for a series of fun and festive events, and features an Antique Car Parade: 100+ vintage vehicles (and motorcycles!) vie for prizes in the categories of Best Decorated, Most Authentic and People's Choice. The Daffy Hat, Dog and Children's Parades add to the fun, with ribbons awarded for the most inventively decorated chapeaux, hounds and "trikes." Cars motor out to 'Sconset for the traditional Tailgate Picnic (awards abound) welcoming participants, locals and visitors alike for an al fresco post-Parade "nosh." (Pack a bountiful basket of brunch fare as you bask in the sun's benevolent rays....the scenery is incomparable!) For those wishing to remain in Town, there's a Family Picnic at Children's Beach featuring pirate stories and a puppet show.
Don your daffiest “chapeau”, adorn your pampered pet in Daffy-themed garb, bedeck your vintage Packard in brilliant buttery yellow, and join us as we all live in a yellow, sunny dream. It's a daffo-delirious weekend of fun
CHAMBER SPONSORED EVENTS
9:30 AM-3 PM, April 28. Annual Daffodil Festival Weekend Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic. Visit Town early to watch the bedecked and bedazzled vintage cars line up on Main Street. (Drivers are often garbed in themed costume!) Vote on your favorite cars, with “People’s Choice” ballots available outside of the Chamber office at 0 Main Street. Car staging begins at 9:30 AM. Parade starts at 12 PM, following this route: right on Centre Street, right on Broad Street, right on South Water Street, and back up Main Street. Cars continue left on Orange Street and head out of town, around the Rotary and out Milestone Road to ‘Sconset. Cars park along the right. All picnics are eligible to win ribbons. Sponsored by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. (508) 228-3643
10:30 AM, April 28. Annual Daffodil Festival Children’s Parade. Fun for children of all ages and their families. Decorate your bicycle, wagon, skateboard, baby carriage or other self-propelled vehicle with a Daffodil theme, or simply come decked out in your best Daffy gear. Ribbons awarded to all participants. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult, and all children on bicycles MUST wear a helmet. Staging begins at 10:15 AM, Children’s Beach band stand, Harbor View Way. Sponsored by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. (508) 228-3643
10:45 AM, April 28. Annual Daffodil Festival Hat Pageant. Show off your creativity with a festively decorated, Daffodil-themed hat (elegant or goof... it’s all good!) and join the Pageant! Open to men, women & children. Ribbons awarded in adult and children’s categories. Starts immediately after the Children’s Parade. Children’s Beach band stand, Harbor View Way. Sponsored by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. (508) 228-3643
12:30 PM, April 28. 8th Annual Daffy Dog Parade. All friendly and leashed dogs are welcome to participate! Daffy costumes & decorations strongly encouraged. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place; must be registered to win. Register from 10 AM-12 PM at the table at the corner of Federal & Main. Suggested donation: $5. Proceeds benefit Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals. Parade will be held at Children's Beach. Sponsored by Geronimo's.
1-3 PM, April 28. Children’s Beach Family Picnic. Grab your picnic lunches, and head to Children’s Beach! Robin of Raven's Walk, will enthrall you with tales of the pirates who sailed Nantucket Sound and Nanpuppets will delight one and all with an original show. Sponsored by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. (508) 228-3643
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