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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 22 events for Saturday 1st of October 2016
7:00 AM
Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina
A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $9.95; half basket for $5.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. At Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad Streets.
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. Daily with Shearwater Excursions. Repeated at 10 am.Reservations 508-228-7037 or
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
5th Annual Miacomet Golf Classic
Join us for a fun filled day playing golf with amazing prizes, an opportunity to win a brand new car, breakfast bites, BBQ lunch & awards ceremony for the 5th Annual MGC Classic benefiting the Family & Children's Services of Nantucket. Held at Miacomet Golf Club, 12 West Miacomet Avenue. $125 MGC Members & $200 for Non-Members. Call 508-228-2689 Or E-mail
9:00 AM
Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill
A 2 mile, 45-50 minute, non-stop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main Street and Centre Street, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Annual Nantucket Maritime Festival
Loads of fun for everyone at Children's Beach! Join the Egan Maritime Institute for this family-friendly event celebrating past, present and future maritime culture. Family-style fun activities include a 4-way tug of war contest, harpoon throwing, and a shucking contest. Several local musicians will perform maritime songs and shanties. There will be additional festival events going on at Brant Point. 508-228-2505.
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
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Nantucket Arts Festival
A celebration of the arts on Nantucket held at various locations around the island.
10:00 AM
Solo Show Spotlight Talk
Artist Cate Raphael will discuss her work and techniques at the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street.
10:30 AM
Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour
Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13+ $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Streets by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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.
11:15 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!
12:00 PM
?Live Music at the Nantucket Arts Fest Art Exhibit
?Guitarist Jim Sulzer performs live at the signature exhibit of the Nantucket Arts Festival, "Not Knowing What to Expect:Discovering the Unexpected," upstairs at 11 Centre Street. An Arts Festival Event
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals & birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
1:30 PM
Earth Got The Blues Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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!
4:30 PM
Leche de Dan Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM
Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week
Participating Nantucket restaurants will offer specially priced meals and three-course dinners. Continues through October 2, 2016.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Try something different this October at The Nantucket Hotel! Enjoy our popular Front Porch - Live Music, Drinks & Afternoon Light Menu event. Sip your favorite drinks and sample lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar music by Alan James. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 or To book via OpenTable, visit
5:30 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring a favorite beverage & watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Tickets $55. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
5:30 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor. Capt. Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tckets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM
?"Love, Loss & What I Wore"
Drama Desk Award Winning Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron (based on the book of same name by Ilene Beckerman), offers stories of women, clothes and memories. From mothers, prom dresses, mothers, wedding dresses, and mothers, this play is full of love, laughs and wearing black. Held at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or
8:30 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
Sunrise: 06:41:36 AM
Sunset: 06:17:42 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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