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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 23 events for Wednesday 24th of May 2017
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Birding Field Trip
Weekly birding field trips will take you to various habitats around the island, our leader will guide you to see what avian friends are around. You will learn about local breeding birds, migration, how to identify birds, and enjoy exploring Nantucket. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them but there are a limited number of binoculars available to borrow. No registration is required. Tickets $10; Free for Members. Arrive 15 minutes early at Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Road 508-325-0873
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.
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Rafael Osona Auction Consignment Drop Off
Bring items or photographs of items you are interesting in consigning to us Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington Street. We will provide you with preliminary auction estimates (what your items will likely fetch) and advise you regarding inclusion in an upcoming auction. 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.
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Burger Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
?Nantucket's world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
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
12:00 PM
Rotary Luncheon
Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Speaker: author Andrew Caroll. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Downtown Walking Tour - Afternoon
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.
3:30 PM
Movie: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
4:30 PM
Buckle & Shake Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sean Lee Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
5:30 PM
Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill
A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Author Talk: Andrew Carroll - My Fellow Soldiers
Andrew Carroll's book (published by Penguin in April 2017) My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War draws on a rich trove of letters and diaries to create a vivid and moving account of Americans in World War I. Foremost is an intimate portrait of U.S. General John Pershing, who led American troops in Europe. Pershing surmounted enormous obstacles to build an army and ultimately command millions of U.S. soldiers. Often perceived as a harsh, humorless, and wooden leader, Pershing concealed his inner agony from those around him. Free Admission. Book signing to follow. Held in the The Nantucket Atheneum, Great Hall, 1 India Street
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle
A weekly Knitting and Crocheting Circle. We will continue to make 8" squares to send to the Knit-a Square project for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa. From time to time we will knit for other charities as well. Also bring your own project pattern, yarn, needles and hooks and we will help each other with pattern directions and stitches as we go along. The library has many pattern books but feel free to bring your favorite patterns and Internet sites to share. Whether you choose to knit for charity or also work on your own project, a hat, a ruffled scarf or a baby item, this workshop will get you going on your project list or perhaps help you finish that project stuck in the back of your closet! Beginners are welcome. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Main Floor, 1 India Street
6:30 PM
Film for Thought: "Chasing Trane"
The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds. Showing at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water 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.
7:00 PM
Movie: "Baywatch"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
9:30 PM
Movie: "A Quiet Passion"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
Sunrise: 05:16:58 AM
Sunset: 07:57:46 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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