Daffodil Festival Weekend:

April 28 - 30, 2017

“A weekend of events to celebrate springtime awakening on Nantucket Island. The Daffodil Festival on Nantucket  includes art shows, tours, parades (including the antique car parade  and tailgate picnic), exhibitions, contests, lectures, and, of course,  the annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show. There are activities for all ages, and faithful festival-goers dress up for the occasion and participate enthusiastically!”


Nantucket Wine Festival:

May 17 - 21, 2017
“This boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country. The majority of the festival events are charitable with proceeds benefitting a variety of island non-profits and community organizations each year.”


Nantucket Figawi Regatta:

May 27 - 29, 2017
“The 45th Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season.”



Memorial Day:

May 29, 2017


Nantucket Book Festival:

June 16-18, 2017

“Readers will gather in historic Nantucket venues for author readings, panel discussions, and social events that will provide unique opportunities to engage with their favorite authors.”



Nantucket Film Festival:

June 21-26, 2017

The mission of this festival is “to promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema. NFF has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings, signature programs, and stand out hospitality on a magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches.”



4th of July weekend, 2017
During the day, dress in your red, white, and blue and participate in the patriotic events held on Main Street. The road is blocked off for the annual water fight, watermelon and pie eating contests, and more. Bring your blankets and glow sticks and head to the beach to view the spectacular fireworks display at sunset. The energy is buzzing all weekend as the summer truly begins on the island!


Nantucket Yoga Festival:

July 7-9, 2017
“The Nantucket Yoga Festival is a community orientated celebration that brings together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides in a celebration of the spirit of the island. By coming together to explore ways to find a happier, healthier more peaceful way of living we can begin to affect positive change in our community and ultimately in the world around us.”



Nantucket Comedy Festival:

July 12-15, 2017
“An annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket's children. The Nantucket Comedy Festival envisions Nantucket as a community connected by laughter.”



Boston Pops at Jetties Beach:

August 12, 2017

"Every August, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, joined by a special guest, take the stage at Jetties Beach in front of 7,000 concertgoers for an unforgettable night of entertainment, All funds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital's year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community."



Nantucket Race Week:

August 13-20, 2017
“Nantucket Race Week is a nine-day experience that marshals the entire Nantucket community together in a fun-filled week of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. The races provide sport for everyone from young dinghy sailors and families in the household to grand prix racers at the very top of their profession.”


Opera House Cup:

August 20, 2017
“The Opera House Cup Regatta is the grand finale of Nantucket Race Week, and the events culminate with the OHC Awards Party, held under the tents on Jetties Beach on Sunday evening. Good food, Spanky's famous raw bar, drinks, photos of the OHC race, a silent auction, raffle drawing, presentation of the awards and music keep the party jumping late into the evening. The OHC Awards Party is considered "the party of the season" on Nantucket, and there are easily over 1000 attendees.”


Labor Day:

September 4, 2017


The Nantucket Project:

September 14-17, 2017

The Nantucket Project is about what matters. We search for the most energetic and curious people on earth.” Listen to talks, lectures and discussions with great minds while expanding your own mental horizons.



Cranberry Festival:

October 7, 2017
“Come out to the Festival grounds and watch the berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, participate in the family activities or just kick back and enjoy the music and the spectacular autumn scenery of one of the most unique and beautiful places on our Island. Don’t forget to bring home a pound, or two, of Nantucket Cranberries for the Holidays!”



Columbus Day:

October 9, 2017


Annual Halloween Parade:

October 31, 2017
Come dress up in your best costumes and parade up Main Street! Local businesses hand out a plethora of candy to trick-or-treaters.


Thanksgiving & Annual Cold Turkey Plunge:

November 23, 2017

Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling:

November 24, 2017


43rd Annual Christmas Stroll:

December 1-3, 2017
“Hundreds of decorated seven-foot Christmas trees line downtown streets and carolers in costume sing familiar holiday tunes at various downtown locations. A variety of live entertainment is offered in the middle of Main Street, which is closed to traffic for the day. There are craft shows, performances, special dinners at island restaurants (make your reservations now!), tours, and exhibitions. Many merchants still offer holiday refreshments to shoppers.”