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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 43 events for Friday 23rd of June 2017
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Nantucket Dental Seminar 2017
Nantucket Dental Society's 11th annual seminar provides cutting-edge industry knowledge and convenes top dental professionals to exchange ideas and share expertise. Register at nantucketdental.com
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Early-Bird Bird Walks
Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews will take you on a boutique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket's ecosystem and the island is know as an excellent birding spot. After a brief visit to the Museum's ornithology collection, you will head out to some of the best birding areas around town. MMA Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets $25; MMA Members $10
8:00 AM
Gardner Farm Guided Walkabout
Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank's Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly 75 miles south out to the edge of the continental shelf. Now closed off to the ocean and filled with slightly brackish water, the pond is home to painted and snapping turtles, ospreys, and scores of mute swans. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
8:30 AM
Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill
A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM
Nantucket Film Festival
2017 Nantucket Film Festival will take place at various locations around town. for details, see NantucketFilmFestival.org
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden
Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more! Campers will explore a new theme each week, so join us for more than one week of fun! Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Draw, Paint, Print For Ages 9-12 with John Carruthers
Students will get a hands-on experience using both traditional and nontraditional techniques to explore drawing, painting, and printmaking. We will develop their own unique approach while finding inspiration from the great artists of the past. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens see the animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Program is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 Held at Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. $12; $7 MMA Members
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Capture Nantucket's Lighthouse Tour
A perfect opportunity to visit and photograph two of Nantucket's lighthouses - Brant Point & Sankaty Head. You will learn about the history of each, while capturing impressive images along the way. Other stops on this tour include Step's Beach for panoramic views of Nantucket Harbor & Sconset, to quaint cottages and gardens. Journey back to town on the Polpis loop, stopping at Alter Rock and/or Monomoy for photo ops of this lesser visited part of the island. $120 includes transport, tour and refreshments. capturenantucket.com
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Nanpuppets with Lizza
Magical fun with Lizza Obremski & her puppet friends! Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Rafael's MarketPlace
Our popular cash-n-carry 10-day shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington Street. featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac and so much more. The MarketPlace is restocked with goodies as space allows. osonaauctions@gmail.com Or 508-228-3942 for more information
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour
Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Marine Ecology Field Trip
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. This program is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street. $25; MMA Members $10
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
?Nantucket's world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Plant and Nature Walk
Take a walk on the Linda Loring Nature Foundation's Eel Point Property to view what's flowering, fruiting, and hatching among Nantucket's sand plain grasslands and heath lands. Led by LLNF Director of Research and Education, Dr. Sarah Bois. $10; free to LLNF members. 508-325-0973.
10:30 AM
Widows Walk: Remarkable Women of Nantucket
Did you know that a sea captain could be away for as long as five years? What was a Nantucket woman to do? Some accompanied their husbands on whaling voyages, while the others became involved in astronomy, the Temperance Crusade, the struggle for women's suffrage, the Abolitionist Movement, and the Underground Railroad. Come hear their stories. Meet at The Jared Coffin House at Centre & Broad Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Kids $10.
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk past the famous cottages of Siasconset, Nantucket's most beautiful village. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 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 - Morning
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill
A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Monday-Saturday for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Big Hug Dumplings
Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lobster Trap Truck
Lobster Trap Truck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rumpole of the Bailey Series at Saltmarsh
Showing at the Saltmarsh Senior Center; reserve a seat by calling 508-228-4490.
1:00 PM
Raven's Walk: The History of Nantucket
A walk though Nantucket's fascinating past. Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck and the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effects of 3 wars, and the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at the corner of Main & Federal Streets by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10.
2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Yoho Rawbar
Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Association's Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
3:00 PM
Six Fox Whiskey Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Sconset Cottage, Gardens & Bluff Photo Class w/ Capture Nantucket
Walk the narrow streets of Sconset & photograph some of the most picturesque cottages and beautiful gardens on the island. Tour the town area, follow with a walk along the Bluff, and then loop down to the beach front before heading over to photograph Sankaty Lighthouse. Wear good walking shoes. $90 includes transport, tour and refreshments. capturenantucket.com
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Timbukblues Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Front Porch - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites at The Nantucket Hotel
Savor the summer breezes at The Nantucket Hotel on our popular Front porch - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites event! Sip your favorite drink and enjoy lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee & Bob McGuire. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wizard of the Whimsical
A celebration of the art of Tony Sarg from the Artists Association permanent collection. Remembered as a master inventor and leading creative force of the 20th century, Sarg was a well-known artist, illustrator, children's book author, puppeteer, and balloon maker. At AAN's Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. This exhibit continues through September 1. 508-228-0722
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Celebrating Abstraction
Opening reception for a mixed media show featuring work by Katherine Miller, Dianna Woolley, Rebekah Schwartz in the Robert Foster Fine Art Gallery, 8 India Street. Show continues through Juiy 5.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art
Art Opening Reception for "Celebrating Abstraction" featuring Dianna Woolley & Rebekah Lea at the Robert Foster Fine Art Gallery, 8 India Street. Show continues through July 5th.
6:00 PM to 8:00 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 S'mores" 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 pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
7:00 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Live Music in Brant Point Grill
Enjoy the music of Sean Lee 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 Streets. $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 & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ More Juice
Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street
Sunrise: 05:11:56 AM
Sunset: 08:13:50 PM
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2017 Annual Events

April 28-30, Daffodil Festival

May 17-21, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

June 16-18, Book Festival

June 21-26, Film Festival

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration
& Fireworks

July 12-15, Comedy Festival

July 18-20, Nantucket Garden Festival

July 24-29, Dance Festival

August 12, Boston Pops

Oct. 7, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 1-3, Stroll Weekend

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