• Nantucket Daffodil Festival


    47th Nantucket Daffodil Festival April 27 - 30, 2023

  • Nantucket Chamber announces its 47th Nantucket Daffodil Festival! One of the most anticipated events of the year is just around the corner and we can't wait to celebrate spring with all of you. Thousands of island residents and visitors revel in the spring sunshine, community wide events and over 3 million daffodils blooming across Nantucket. We proudly host the Daffodil Antique Car Parade followed by a tailgate picnic in Siasconset Village, Children's Bike Parade, Daffy Hat Parade, and the Daffodil Dog Parade. We invite you to join us for a Daffy good time!

    Due to the overwhelming response we've received opening day, this year's Daffodil Festival Antique Car Show and Parade has reached capacity. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the support and interest of the community. If you'd like to join the waitlist, please add your information HERE.

    We encourage ONE entry per owner, multiple entries WILL NOT increase your chances of being selected. If spots become available, we will address the list on a first come, first served basis. While we regret not being able to accommodate everyone, we look forward to another wonderful Daffodil Festival shared with our beloved island community.

  • 47th Nantucket Chamber Daffodil Festival Weekend Event Schedule

    Main Nantucket Chamber Events
    THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023

    5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Flower Crown Party at the Dreamland Theater Harborview Room

    Looking for that final floral accessory to complete your Daffy outfit!?  Well, we have you covered!  Join us Thursday April 27th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, at The Dreamland Theatre and learn how to make a lush flower crown with Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce! Choose from a variety silk Daffodils, florals and greenery to complete the look. By the end of the class you'll have a beautiful crown just in time to stroll to Main Street for the Antique Car Show and 'Sconset for the community tailgate picnic! Absolutely no experience is necessary.

    The ticket price includes flower crown materials, two drink tickets and hor d'oeuves. Attendees also have a chance to win a Daffodil Swag Bag, courtesy of Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. 

    FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023

    The Flower Power Party

    Launch into Daffodil Festival Weekend with the Nantucket Historical Association's Flower Power Party, in partner with N Magazine & the Nantucket Chamber. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, festive libations, photo booth, and a prize for the best “blooming” outfit! Tickets available at nha.org. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.


    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023

    9:30 AM - 3:00 PM 
    47th Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic

    Visit town early to view the beauteously bedecked vintage cars line up on Main Street. (Drivers are often garbed in themes costume!) Vote on your favorites. “People’s Choice” ballots are available outside the Chamber office at Zero Main Street. Car staging begins at 9:30 AM. Parade starts at 12:00 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. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event.


    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    47th Nantucket Daffodil Festival Hat Pageant

    Show off your creativity with a festively decorated, Daffodil-themed hat (elegant or goofy… it’s all fabulous fun!) and join the Pageant! Open to men, women, & children. Ribbons awarded in adult & children’s categories. Start immediately after Children’s Parade. Children’s Beach bandstand, Harbor View Way. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event.



    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Visit with Barnaby Bear at Children's Beach

    Meet Barnaby Bear this Daffodil Weekend! Join author Wendy Rouillard and her best pal, Barnaby Bear, as they meet and greet families at Children's Beach. Surprise giveaways will be available.

    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    NanPuppets at Children's Beach

    Grab your picnic lunches and head to Children's Beach for an original performance of Lizza Obremski's phenomenal Nanpuppets to delight all ages.


    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    47th Nantucket Daffodil Festival Children’s Bike Parade 

    Fun for children of all ages and their families! Decorate your bicycle, wagon, skateboard, baby carriage or other self-propelled vehicles 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 10:30 AM at Children’s Beach bandstand, Harbor View Way. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event. 


    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    10th Annual Daffy Dog Parade

    All friendly, leashed pooches are welcome to participate! (Daffy costumes & decorations are strongly encouraged.) 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes awarded; must be registered to win. Register ahead of time from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Federal & Main Street corner table. Proceeds benefit Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA). Parade will be held at Children’s Beach. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event. 


    SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
    Daffodil Festival Bazaar on the Tavern Patio

    The Daffodil Festival fun doesn't have to end with the Saturday festivities. Enjoy a diverse market of artisanal fares, from photographers to crisps. You don't want to miss it! A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event.

  • The Official 46th Annual Nantucket Chamber Daffodil Festival Guide

  • Thank you to the Sponsors of the 47th Nantucket Daffodil Festival!

    Presented by

    Cape Air

    Daffodil Festival Parade Sponsor



    Antique Car Show Sponsors



    Siasconset Picnic Sponsor



    Flower Crown Party Sponsor


    Children's Beach Events Sponsors

    Daffodil Dog Parade:

    GetJoy Food & Co.

    Children's Bicycle Parade:

    White Elephant Resorts, Barnaby's Toy & Art Shack

    Hat Pageant:

    Épernay Wine & Spirits

    Daffy Lover Sponsors

    ACK 4170, ACK Energy Savers, Brass Lantern Inn, Island Chiropractic, Inc., Nantucket Crisps

    Daffy Supporter

    Mary Malavase
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  • Photo by: Jamie Holmes


    Thank You To Our Signature Sponsors