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Our Nantucket Calendar of Events is the most up-to-date listing of Nantucket special events, island festivals, Nantucket concerts, theater, entertainment, exhibits, lectures, art shows, antiques shows, and all Nantucket activities! The calendar is updated several times a week, year-round.

There are 25 events for Sunday 28th of August 2016
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Join us on this thrilling offshore adventure. Sightings guaranteed! Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Boat Tour
Learn about one of the most exciting times in Nantucket History on this 1-hour cruise with complimentary coffee. Offered daily by Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
9:00 AM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington Street or at the Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Harborside Sunday Brunch
Buffet Brunch with waffles, pancakes, omelets, raw bar, carving station. Kid's Corner & an ice cream cart. Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-325-1320
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
A 1-hour narrated tour of Nantucket's inner harbor with complimentary ice cream. Daily departures with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
The Whaling Museum will be open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open
Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Brunch & Live Music at Breeze Restaurant
Linger over a leisurely summer Sunday Brunch while you listen to Alan James live on the guitar and mandolin. He'll be performing on our terrace. For reservations, 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from a remote island outpost, to the whaling capital of the world, to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tour departs from Whaling Museum lobby, Rain or Shine, 13 Broad Street. No Reservations - first come first served!
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday Brunch
Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve Now! 508-228-8768
1:00 PM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington Street or at the Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
1:00 PM
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate are joined by a host of stars for this once-in-a-lifetime event. This unmissable show features performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Joseph Fiennes, Henry Goodman, David Suchet, John Lithgow and Rufus Wainwright, along with The Royal Ballet, English National Opera and many more. Together, they mark the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. This unique event celebrates Shakespeare's extraordinary legacy and his enduring influence on all performance art forms from Opera to Jazz, Dance to Musical and is quite simply a must-see. Held at The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students/seniors & children.
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Trunk Show at Made on Nantucket
Meet the featured designer or artist at Made on Nantucket, 18 Old South Wharf.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands on History for Children
Create whaleboats & whale stamps inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Included with purchase of museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held at The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
In the Heart of the Sea Walking Tour
Explore the world of the Essex and its Nantucket crew, focusing on the survivors and their lives on the island in later years. Visit locations related to the crew and learn about the vital role that whaling played in the economy and social structure of 19th century Nantucket. Tour departs from The Whaling Museum Lobby, Rain or Shine, 13 Broad Street. No reservations - first come first served!
3:30 PM
Six Fox Whiskey Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sean Lee Band Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Complimentary Kids' Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant
Enjoy our complimentary Kids' Deck program! Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid's Deck team members for a free, supervised make your own smores and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids' Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to preteen. For reservations, 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring a favorite beverage & watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
7:00 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket's first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island's most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, by bank. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953
7:30 PM
White Heron Theatre Presents - Annapurna
A funny meditation on love and loss, by Sharr White. Showing at The White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water Street. ?Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Live Music in Brant Point Grill
Enjoy the music of Julia May Newman in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street.
8:00 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket's fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.
8:45 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket's first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island's most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, by bank. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke
Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
Sunrise: 06:07:20 AM
Sunset: 07:15:11 PM
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2016 Annual Events

April 29-May 1, Daffodil Festival

May 18-22, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

June 17-19, Book Festival

June 18-23, Dance Festival

June 22-27, Film Festival

July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration

July 13-16, Comedy Festival

August 13, Boston Pops

Oct. 8, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 2-4, Stroll Weekend

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