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August 2023 Events on Martha's Vineyard

Josie Cataldo | 7/24/2023

The 21st Annual Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival

The Run & Shoot Filmworks MVAAFF is a nine-day event beginning Friday August 4th that showcases the works of independent and established African-American filmmakers. See the website or Facebook for a list of films and dates.

Oak Bluffs Fireworks & Band Concert

Band Concert starts at 8:00pm / Ocean Park Gazebo. Fireworks will light up the sky around 9 PM. This free, festive event taking place on August 18th will be a blast for the entire family!

Beach Road Weekend 2023

Beach Road Weekend 2023 is a three-day music festival, August 25 – 27, at Veterans Memorial Park, just a short walk from the Vineyard Haven Ferry Terminal. Beach Road Festival is a three-day festival of pop, rock, and fun on Martha's Vineyard.

Martha's Vineyard Book Festival

Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival is delighted to return to Chilmark this summer on August 4-6, 2023. This highly anticipated event will be taking place at Chilmark Community Center, and the line up includes some of the country’s leading authors. Free and fantastic!

Grand Illumination

This annual summer staple event on Martha's Vineyard will take place every third Wednesday in August, (rain date Thursday.) It's a magical night when thousands of colorful Japanese lanterns decorating charming Victorian "gingerbread cottages" (Oak Bluffs Camp Ground) light up the night.