Events on Nantucket

2021 Nantucket Events

As we continue to be diligent and safe during the pandemic many Nantucket events have been canceled, postponed or gone virtual for 2021. Events on Nantucket are an important part of our community and we continue to support them as we stay safe without letting our guard down. We have listed events below with the current status, however, all dates are tentative and we encourage you to visit their websites to confirm information. For a complete list of events visit the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. 

Daffodil Festival

2021 Canceled
Daffodil Festival 2022 - April 22 - 24, 2022


Nantucket Wine and Food Festival



Sam Sylvia Pro-Am Golf Tournament

June 6th & 7th, 2021


Nantucket Book Festival

Virtual event held in 2021, check website for details


Nantucket Film Festival

June 17 - 28, 2021

The 26th annual Festival will feature a robust program of online screenings, as well as drive-in screenings and intimate garden screenings and conversations (all in-person gatherings are being planned in compliance with local and state public safety guidelines).


Independence Day Celebrations 

The traditional Main Street activities on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 beginning at 10:00am and culminating with the water fight between Town of Nantucket’s Fire Department and the Boynton Lane Reserves at Noon. 

Children’s Beach games (potato sack races, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, and tug-of-war) are scheduled for 5:00pm on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021.


Independence Day Fireworks



Nantucket Comedy Festival

July 15-17 2021
Schedule is tentative, check their website for details.


Art & Artisan Show at Bartlett’s Farm

Virtual Event July 15-18 2021


Nantucket Triathlon

Postponed to 2022


Sustainable Nantucket Farm Fresh Feast

2021 Dates TBA


Nantucket Preservation Trust August Fete

2021 Dates TBA


Summer Antiques Show

August 6 - 9, 2021


Boston Pops Concert

Stay tuned for details on the 2021 Boston Pops on Nantucket on August 14, 2021.


Nantucket Community Sailing Race Week

August 14-22, 2021


Boys & Girls Club Tim Russert Summer Groove

August 21st, 2021


NCS Opera House Cup

August 22, 2021


Swim Across America Open Water Swim

July 24. 2021


The Nantucket Project



Fall Restaurant Week



Cranberry Festival

Saturday, October 9th, 2021 (tentative)


Nantucket Half Marathon

October 10, 2021


Nantucket Grown Food Festival

2021 Dates TBA


Halloween Parade



NHA Festival of Wreaths

2021 Dates TBA


Thanksgiving Cold Turkey Plunge

2021 Dates TBA


Tree Lighting & Community Caroling

2021 Dates TBA


Christmas Stroll

2021 Dates TBA


NHA Festival of Trees

2021 Dates TBA


Holiday Red Ticket Drawing

December 24, 2021



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