• Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2018

  • 44th Daffodil Festival Weekend 
    April 27-29, 2018 ~

    The Chamber's 44th annual Daffodil Festival Weekend—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, featuring 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 festivities, with ribbons awarded for the most inventively decorated chapeaux, hounds and kids' "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!) 

    Put on your daffiest “chapeau”, adorn your pampered pet in Daffy-themed garb, bedeck your vintage Packard in brilliant buttery yellow, and join us!  It's a daffo-delirious spring weekend of  fun!  #ACKdaffy

    Thank you to all of our generous Daffodil Festival Sponsors!

    This years 44th Annual Daffodil Festival is presented by

    Cape Air, Nantucket Airlines




    Boston Design Guide




    Blue Beetle

    Brant Point Inn

    Cottage & Castle
    Charleston Shoe Company
    Darcy Volpe

    Epernay Wine & Spirits
    Fairwinds: Nantucket’s Counseling Center & The Seconds Shop

    Flowers on Chestnut

    Island Chiropractic

    Killen Real Estate

    Mary Malavase

    Nantucket Babysitters’ Service

    Surfing Hydrangea Nursery

    Stacey Stuart & Peter J. Greenhalgh

    Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

    Town of Nantucket

    Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod

  • Each year, Chamber merchants take great pride in decorating their storefronts DAFFY STYLE! People’s Choice votes elect the winners. Enter your vote clicking below by 3pm Sunday— for a chance to win prizes.  Merchants and voting winners will be announced online.   Below are the 2018 Merchant Daffy Windows - check them out and vote!  There will be three prizes given to our voters!!!  

    1st Prize:  Hy-Line Cruises Round-Trip tickets, Daffy Hat, Daffy Pin, Sweet Inspirations Box of Chocolate Covered Cranberries.  2nd Prize: Gift Certificate for two on a Nantucket Sleighride Tour*, Daffy Hat, Daffy Pin,  Sweet Inspirations Box of Chocolate Covered Cranberries.   3rd Prize: $25 Gift Certificate*, Daffy Hat, Daffy Pin,  Sweet Inspirations Box of Chocolate Covered Cranberries.  

    ACK 4170, 1A Old North Wharf
    Artists Association of Nantucket, 19 Washington St.
    Blue Beetle, 12 Main St.
    Breezin’ Up, 48 Main St.
    Centre Pointe, 28 Centre St.
    currentVintage, 4 Easy St.
    Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach St.
    Jewelers’ Gallery, 21 Centre St.
    Jewel in the Sea, 6 Straight Wharf
    Johnstons of Elgin,  4 Federal St.
    Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St.
    Nantucket Pharmacy, 45 Main St.
    Seconds Shop, 32B Sparks Ave.
    Stephanie’s, 42 Main St.
    Vineyard Vines, 2 Straight Wharf
    Vis-à-vis,  34 Main St.
    Young’s Bike Shop, 6 Broad St.


    ACKDaffy People's Choice Contest - click to vote. (We promise your information will not be shared).