•  Events

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  • Figawi Race Weekend

    May 27-29

    The 46th Annual Figawi Race Weekend, recognized both nationally and internationally as a premier sailing event, kicks off the Cape Cod / Nantucket summer season. A New England tradition originating in 1972, this renowned regatta is comprised of 200+ sailboats and power boats (families and seasoned sailors alike take part) competing in 13 divisions. These majestic sloops hail from across the United States as well as the Caribbean. Stake a spot near Brant Point to watch the graceful ships sail into Nantucket Sound, and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about Nantucket's maritime history as you stroll along the wharves and the cobblestone streets of Town.

  • Spring Restaurant Week
    June 5-11, 2017

    We invite you to join us for Nantucket Restaurant Week, an homage to Nantucket's superlative and multi-faceted cuisine. Experience exceptional food, wine and inimitable island hospitality in many of
    Nantucket's acclaimed culinary establishments. Participating restaurants offer inventive  multi-course prix fixe dinners at attractive rates.  It's the perfect opportunity to experience a new venue or dine
    at one of your favorite spots.

  • Sam Syliva Pro-Am Golf Tournament

    June 11-12

    In addition to a blind draw that creates amateur teams, participants are allowed to form their own threesomes, and play with a professional from the NEPGA.This special two-day event will kick off on Sunday evening with our pairings cocktail party at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. The party boasts fantastic live and silent auctions, cocktails, and light appetizers. The golf tournament will be held on Monday morning at Sankaty Head Golf Club, followed by an awards luncheon.

  • Nantucket Book Festival

    June 16-18

    The sixth annual Nantucket Book Festival  will feature 38 internationally renowned authors, plus 40 of our own local writers.  With most of the 50+ programs free to the public, it's the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in all things literary! Authors include Alice Hoffman, Francine Mathews, Robert Pinsky, Diane Rehm, Ruth Reichl and Bernie Swain, as well as local luminaries Nathaniel Philbrick, Rob Cocuzzo, Nancy Thayer and Jim Sulzer.  Events include lectures at various venues, a local authors' tent, book signings,  Opening Night Celebration, and Author Dinner. 

  • Nantucket Film Festival

    June 21-26

    Nantucket Film Festival has evolved from a small scale "home grown" event into one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world.
    NFF attracts movie buffs from all corners of the globe to preview screenings, signature programs, special presentations, shorts, and a beach screening this year it will be 
    "La Bamba" to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary).  The Nantucket Film Festival brings together locals and luminaries alike, promoting awareness and appreciation of the screenwriter's signature craft.

  • July 4th

    A beloved island tradition, the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the historic Unitarian Meeting House kicks off our annual celebration of the "Fourth."  Children are invited to sign a replica of the Declaration, and have the opportunity to ring in the holiday with the venerable Portuguese bell, circa 1815. Main Street Festivities begin at 10AM, including a Dunk Tank, Watermelon Eating Contests, Face Painting, Pie-Eating Contest, and the eagerly anticipated Water Fight!
    Traditional games--tug-o-war, 3-legged race, sack race, and more--at Children's Beach round out this day of family fun.

  • Nantucket Yoga Festival 

    July 7 - 9

    The Nantucket Yoga Festival is a community orientated celebration that brings together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides in a celebration of the spirit of the island. By coming together to explore ways to find a happier, healthier more peaceful way of living we can begin to affect positive change in our community and ultimately in the world around us. Photo by Rachel Fabiszak.

  • Nantucket Comedy Festival
    July 12 -15

    Founded in 2007, the Nantucket Comedy Festival is an annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket's children. The Nantucket Comedy Festival envisions Nantucket as a community connected by laughter. Please join us 
    for the 2017 Festival at the Nantucket Dreamland July 12th–15

  • Small Friends Arts & Artisans Show 

    July 13 - 16

    The Nantucket Art & Artisan show is a celebration of all things handmade! Featuring over 65 local and nationally recognized artisans Highlighting both traditional and modern day techniques- pottery, glass, textiles, folk art, photography, jewelry, sculpture, furniture and more This collaborative event is the leading fundraiser for Small Friends on Nantucket. The show begins with an opening party on Thursday evening July 13th, and continues through Sunday, July 16th. We are happy to announce a new location this year- The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club.

  • Nantucket Garden Festival
    July 18-20

    The 8th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival highlights the unique and beautiful garden ecosystems on Nantucket and focuses on the importance of sustainability, conservation and gardening ethics for the long-term health of the island. Scheduled for July 18th-20th, the festival celebrates gardening through creative workshops, exquisite garden tours, children's workshops, family activities and an opening night party. A Nantucket Lighthouse School Event