'Buy Local' is a popular rallying cry these days but here on the island it's more than just a passing fad. And the annual Christmas Stroll is a perfect example, since 1973 local merchants have been keeping their shops open late on the first Friday in December to celebrate the season. The first Stroll, was only three hours in duration but by all accounts it was a huge success. Over the years, the event has grown to become a nationally-renowned holiday event.
Today, Nantucket Christmas Stroll is in its 45th year starting Friday November 30th to December 2nd 2018.
The 18th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge is around the corner! This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and pastries are generously provided by local businesses.
The following property transfers were recorded in the Registry of Deeds from Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2018:
The Inquirer and Mirror and Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Main Street, Wednesday October 31st. The kids are not the only ones that get to dress up, adults participate too. Many families dress up in themed costumes, trust us, you will not be the only one. The celebration starts in the afternoon as costumed participants should start arriving around 4:30 to be ready for the 5pm start of the parade at the base of Main Street.
Don't let those great costumes go unrewarded, before the parade a costume contest is held at the steps of the Methodist Church, the top prize going to the best-dressed family. After the parade each child gets a goodie bag and a ribbon. The fun does not have to stop here as most downtown businesses are open for trick-or-treaters. Whether you participate or just want to observe, this Halloween celebration is a great time for all. Off island on Halloween? Not to worry our downtown webcams point directly at the action.
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Milestone Cranberry Bog (220 Milestone Road)
Come celebrate the 15th Annual Nantucket Cranberry Festival.
Nantucket Restaurant Week is a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket’s hospitality in many of the island’s acclaimed culinary establishments.
Each Spring and Fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three – five course dinners from $25 to $50. It is the perfect opportunity to taste something new or to dine with an old favorite.
Each fall, The Nantucket Project gathers 500 visionaries and seekers to the island to discuss the boldest and most thought-provoking ideas of our time.
The Eastern Shore of Nantucket includes several of the islands more remote beaches. The Eastern shore starts with the amazingly beautiful Coskata/Coatue and runs the length of the island ending with at the wide open easy to access Sconset beach. Access can be an issue on the Eastern shore please plan accordingly as may of the beaches require beach permits and 4 wheel drive to reach them.