Your browser's security settings have disabled Javascript, which is required to use this web site effectively.
Please alter your security settings. Click here to see how.

Events on Nantucket - Summer 2014

While vacationing on Nantucket, don’t miss these special events geared to young and old alike, from sandcastle-building to antique shows. In addition to the beautiful beaches, outstanding cuisine and quaint little villages on the Island, there are plenty of fun-filled activities for all.

View Other Event Pages
Cape Cod
Martha's Vineyard

Events


Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week
June 2- June 8
Enjoy a week of culinary extravaganza showcasing Nantucket’s superb restaurants with special menus and price points.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Spring-Restaurant-Week/

Nantucket Book Festival
June 20-June 22
Nantucket has a storied literary culture indeed, and we feel the time has come to celebrate and share it. This year we're drawing upon the amazing people and places of our island to create a multi-day cultural event celebrating the rich literary resources of Nantucket's past, present, and future. We will instill a renewed enthusiasm for books in our culture, connect authors and readers, encourage a love of reading and writing among young people, and celebrate Nantucket Island as an oasis and haven for the literary arts. Events include talks, panels, tented book fair, parties, authors in bars, author brunch, a pig roast at the local brewery, and more.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Book-Festival/

Nantucket Film Festival
June 25 - June 30
The Nantucket Film Festival 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.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Film-Festival/

Nantucket 4th of July Celebration
July 4
Join us downtown for Nantucket's annual 4th of July celebration......Face painting, sand painting, dunk tank, watermelon/pie eating contests, kid's parade, pet parade and more. The Grande Finale of the day is the famous water fight with the Nantucket Fire Department at noon
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Independence-Day-Activities-on-Main-Street/

Nantucket 4th of July Fireworks
July 4
Every July 4th, Jetties Beach on Nantucket is the place to be to view spectacular fireworks. Nothing could be better than watching fireworks on a beach on Nantucket. A great family event!
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-4th-of-July-Fireworks/

Summer Kitchens House Tour
July 17
Each year the Nantucket Preservation Trust opens kitchens in an historic neighborhood in the downtown area to educate about the significance of Nantucket’s historic houses and to broaden knowledge about the possibilities that exist in designing new and retaining historic kitchens in old houses. Fact sheets about the history and architectural features of each house are developed where appropriate information on kitchen designs, appliances, architects, contractors, and furnishings.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Summer-Kitchens-House-Tour/

Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival
July 21-July 26
Featuring stars from the dance world brought together by Artistic Director, Benjamin Millepied, noted choreographer and newly appointed Paris Opera Ballet artistic director. The festival includes many free outreach events for adults and children and culminates with two spectacular evening performances on July 25 and July 26 which features a dance program of classical and contemporary ballet. Tickets for the evening performances will be available July 1st at the library and online. All other events are free. The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival is a major fundraising event for the Atheneum, which must raise 60 percent of its budget through special events and private donations. The festival began in 2007 and has featured principals and soloists from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Atheneum-Dance-Festival/

Nantucket Comedy Festival
July 16-July 19
Nantucket's own comedy weekend, The Nantucket Comedy Festival, returns to the island from July 16 - July 19, 2014. Featuring local youth comedians, regional touring stand-up comics as well and nationally famous personalities, the weekend has something for everyone. A festive event bringing great comedy to Nantucket while supporting local charities.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Comedy-Festival/

The Nantucket August Antiques Show
July 30 - August 4
The August Antiques Show is the highlight of Nantucket’s summer season. As the Nantucket Historical Association’s major annual fundraising event, the annual antiques show will present a wonderful week of parties, lectures, and activities. Managed by the prestigious Antiques Council, the show is one of the most highly regarded antiques events on the East Coast, attracting collectors and enthusiasts to the island.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Annual-Nantucket-Antiques-Show/

Boston Pops on Nantucket
August 9
Join us for our Boston Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital with outstanding music and fireworks in a gorgeous setting on Jetties Beach.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Boston-Pops-on-Nantucket/

Nantucket Race Week
August 9-August 17
Nantucket Race Week is an eight day series of sailing regattas, awards ceremonies and parties. See sailors of all ages and skill levels, from children in small craft to grand prix racers in some of the finest sailing yachts in the world. Race Week is headlined by the Opera House Cup Regatta. Now in its 42nd year, the Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boast regatta on the Eastern seaboard. Hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club, the week long series of events benefits Nantucket Community Sailing (NCS).
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Race-Week/

Nantucket Yoga Festival
July 11 - July 14
The island of Nantucket has a unique vibration that has consistently inspired conscious living, the independent spirit and creative collaboration. The Nantucket Yoga Festival is a community orientated celebration that will bring together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides. We will unite the year round community, summer residents and visitors 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.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Nantucket-Yoga-Festival/

The Big Game Battle
August 14-August 17
Join us for fishing, fun times, and to raise money for charity! This summertime event is an offshore sport fishing tournament held on the history rich Island of Nantucket. We will fish East or South of the Island for a wide variety of game fish from bluefin, yellowfin, albacore, mahi mahi, blue marlin, white marlin, big eye and more. The Nantucket Boat Basin is centrally located to fish these waters. The Island also boasts an active nightlife. The hospitality of the Dock Master and Professional Crews has been most accommodating since the inception of this event in 2002. This is not a “money” tournament. We do support the competition between the boats and crews. However, our most important goal is to have a fun weekend away with friends and come home with many memorable stories. Each year the Big Game Battle Committee will choose a foundation to support with the input from each boat captain and crews.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Big-Game-Battle/

Annual Opera House Cup Regatta
August 17
The Opera House Cup Regatta is a cherished tradition, held on the third Sunday of August on Nantucket. The 42nd Annual Opera House Cup Regatta will be Sunday, August 17th, 2014. This Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and it attracts some of the finest sailboats in the country. It is a clean regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea.
www.weneedavacation.com/Events/Annual-Opera-House-Cup-Regatta/

Search our Nantucket Events for even more events

About Joan Talmadge

About Joan Talmadge: My husband Jeff and I created WeNeedaVacation.com in 1997, shortly after buying our Cape home. My background includes teaching fifth grade for 8 years and writing and editing educational publications for 15. I get great joy from helping fellow homeowners successfully rent their homes. Jeff and I are proud to have two of our three grown children working for WeNeedaVacation.com, truly a family-run business. For me, the Cape and Islands are magical all times of the year -- whether it's walking on Nauset Beach, playing golf, or enjoying family and friends.