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August 2022 Events on Martha's Vineyard

Josie Cataldo | 8/1/2022

Soak up the rest of the summer sunshine and celebrate the end of another beautiful season on Martha's Vineyard!

Grand Illumination Night

This year, Grand Illumination Night will be held on August 17th at 7:30 p.m.. Soak up the magical scene of the Vineyard's beautiful "Gingerbread Cottages" lit up by vibrant Japanese lanterns. The evening will be accompanied by live music played by the Vineyard Haven Band and Community Sing.

160th Martha's Vineyard Fair

Spanning over 4 days, the Martha's Vineyard Fair is back for a 160th year! Held on the fairgrounds of Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, this celebrated festival includes amusement rides, shucking contests, skillet toss, horse pull, woodsmen competitions, and dog & livestock shows.

Beach Road Weekend 2022

This 3-day pop and rock music festival is a must if you're going to be on Martha's Vineyard August 26-28! Some of the musicians playing include Brett Dennen, Mt. Joy, Caamp, Lord Huron, The Avett Brothers, and so many more!

Oak Bluffs Fireworks and Band Concert

The Oak Bluffs Fireworks and Band Concert will be hold on August 19th 8:00 p.m. at the Ocean Park Gazebo! Sit back under the starry sky and listen to the soothing sounds of the band before enjoying the extravagant fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

Starting Friday August 5th and concluding August 13th, the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival is celebrating 20 years of Black excellence in film. This highly anticipated, academy accredited event, is an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the short-film category. Highlights of the festival include a selection of impressive independent films, documentaries, discussions, and exclusive events. This year's celebration kicks off with the award-winning documentary, "Descendant."

Camp Jabberwocky 5k

Camp Jabberwocky provides a residential camp for people with disabilities, and their annual 5k on August 20th helps to raise money for their wonderful establishment. Whether you're walking, running, or rolling, this event will be a fun time for all. There's even going to be prizes for the highest fundraisers, fastest runners, and most creative outfits!