• Nantucket Daffodil Festival

  • 2021 Daffodil Festival Updates 2021 Daffodil Festival Updates

    Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce has determined, in coordination with the Town of Nantucket, with an abundance of caution to again cancel 2021’s Daffodil Festival Car Parade and annual Siasconset picnic due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

    In its place, the Chamber will plan a spring initiative, “Help Our Businesses Bloom,” as the kick off to the Spring/ Summer 2021 season. Events will include shopping and dining initiatives supporting local businesses in addition to virtual events in celebration of Nantucket’s renowned daffodil season. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

    If you are a registered Car Parade participant, Events Director Karmen Caylor will contact you directly relative to your existing registration and options. If you have not been able to connect with Karmen directly by January 27th please telephone her at 508-228-1700 x5 or email at karmen@nantucketchamber.org

    It is our most fervent belief and hope that, by staying safe and cancelling these close contact events this spring, we can ensure the best health and success for island businesses and community this summer.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Get Involved: 2020 Digital Daffodil Festival

    While the 2020 Daffodil Festival will not be happening as scheduled due to COVID-19, we want to celebrate with you DIGITALLY! There are so many ways to get involved this daffodil week for the whole family to get in the spirit of Spring!

    Post on Instagram and use #ACKDaffy and tag @ACKChamber !!! Post photos of what you are currently doing to safely celebrate like the hat you already decorated, your pets dressed up in yellow, a picnic your having inside or in your yard! You can't do anything this year, post your favorite photos from the past years!

    Digital Daffy Dog Parade! The parade MUST go on thanks to NiSHA! There is NO reason we can't still dress our dogs in their daffy finest and show them off, right? Rules: 1) Please use items you already have at home, so you don't have to leave the house unnecessarily. 2) Send photo (stills only) of your daffy'd-up dog to info@nishanimals.org. We will post them all! 3) Prizes will be awarded for Most Daffy, Cutest Overall, Most Creative Use of Using What you Had 4) Entries due by Thursday, April 23, at 12 PM. The parade will "go public" on Saturday, April 25, on Facebook here.

    Kick off what would have been Daffodil Weekend Friday, April 24, from 8-9pm, with a virtual Flower Power Party via @ACKHistory Instagram live and on 97.7 ACK FM radio. Enter the Best Blooming Outfit Contest! Whip up some drinks & snacks! Enjoy fun DIY Activities! Learn more about how to participate here!

    Are you doing things with the whole family this year (or sharing past family Daffodil photos)? Tag you photos on social media with @Nanducket and use #DaffodilDucklingParade to be a part of the virtual parade! You can also download their coloring pages and digital book

    Participate in The Inquirer and Mirror's Virtual Daffodil festival, running in the newspaper every week from April 9-April 30 with stories about the history of the festival, how to hold your own backyard daffodil picnic. with recipes by Sarah Chase, and how to pick, preserve and arrange your own daffodils in a beautiful arrangement. Be part of the fun, and send your daffodil photos in to The I&M at newsroom@inkym.com for inclusion in the online photo gallery at ack.net and possibly in the weekly newspaper!

    Want to feel like you are here celebrating? Immerse yourself in last year's Daffodil Festival through a virtual experience! Click on the experience you would like to be a part of! 

    Be a part of a virtual Daffodil Festival tour!


    Preorder your Daffodil Festival Pins and order your Daffodil Festival Hat! Get them online NOW,  so you can reserve yours for pick up (at a later date) or shipped to you! LIMITED QUANTITY available, so make sure you reserve yours now! 

    Buy Your Pin & Hat Now!


  • The Town of Nantucket and Chamber of Commerce will be postponing the 46th Annual Nantucket Daffodil Parade and Picnic, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020. The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce knows how important this weekend is for our island community and businesses and will be working with the Town of Nantucket to reschedule the festivities for a future date. At this time, the Town of Nantucket is not accepting any new permits, so a potential future date is unknown. This decision was not an easy one but is being made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing what is needed to keep local citizens and invited visitors safe and healthy. 

    As we reschedule these events we will be in touch with our members and community. Please follow our social media channels and check this webpage for updates. Thank you for your ongoing support, as the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, we truly appreciate your continued support. 


    The 46th Annual Chamber Daffodil Festival

    Presented by Cape Air

    has been postponed until further notice!

  • As of right now, the 2020 Daffodil Festival has been postponed. Unfortunately, we cannot set a new date for the antique car show, as the Town of Nantucket is not accepting any new applications for road closures or police details. We have to wait until June 1st to apply. Our team is working tirelessly to put together a plan for an antique car show in the future. As soon as we have more details and approvals from the Town, we will be in touch. We know it can be frustrating to not have concrete details, but this is an ever changing situation. 

    What we can offer you right now is:

    • Transfer of registration to the 2021 Daffodil Festival Antique Car Parade. This means you will have a guaranteed spot and will not have to wait and reapply next year!
    • Transfer of registration to the Tentative Fall Parade. This keeps you at the front of the line for a special fall event. As soon as we have more details, we will be in touch. If for any reason the parade is outright cancelled this year, we can issue you a full refund or transfer your registration to the 2021 Daffodil Parade
    • Issue a full refund for the 2020 Daffodil Parade. If you paid by cash or check, we will send you a check in the next 7-10 business days. If you paid by credit card, we will issue a refund back to the original card. 

    Please feel free to reach out to Karmen (Karmen@nantucketchamber.org) with any other questions!