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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 37 events for Saturday 27th of August 2016
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Swim Across America
Nantucket Swim Across America hosts its fifth annual swim at Jetties Beach.  Swim half or 1 mile or join the kid splash to raise funds to fight cancer on Nantucket.  Swimmers and volunteers can register at
8:00 AM
ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Meet in town at Stop-n-Shop parking lot or at Sewer Bed Beach. Travel down South Shore Road (off of Surfside) to its end at the sewer beds. Stop there and walk down to the shore. Rain or shine.
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
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.
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
9:30 AM
Rafael Osona Auction
Get into the ACTION at Rafael Osona's Auction. Bid on cool stuff to "Furnish Your Castle" or Adorn Yourself with South Sea Pearls! Bidding starts promptly at 9:30am. Bid on Nantucket and Fine Art, Modern & Antique Furnishings, South Sea Pearl Jewelry, Hand Woven Tribal & Modern Carpets, Nantucket Baskets, Sterling, Americana, Folk Art, Maritime and so much more. The American Legion Hall, 21 Washington Street. Visit our Website for More Details:
10:00 AM to 12:00 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
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 Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pocket Park Concert: Jessica Heuser
Free concert performed in the Fair Street Park
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 6:00 PM
Annual Summer Sale at Murray's
There's something for everyone on your list at Murray's Toggery Shop, a destination store for four generations at the top of Main Street. And now much of it is on sale! 62 Main Street.
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Book Signing with Dorothea Benton Frank
Dorothea Benton Frank will be signing copies of her book at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main 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!
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday 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.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Marine Ecology Field Trip - Afternoon 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 Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at or call 508-228-9198. Meet at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street. $10 Members & $25 Non-Members
1:00 PM
Met Live: Cosi Fan Tutte
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancée's fidelity. Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso. Held at The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students/seniors & children.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands on History for Children
Create sailor valentine's & u'u clubs 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
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!
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Teddy Bear Picnic
Join us for a picnic in the garden. We'll supply the cupcakes, lemonade and fun! You supply the blanket and your favorite snacks. Don't forget your favorite stuffed animal. We'll take a 'family' photo of all our furry friends, sing some songs, and have a parade. Open to children of all ages. Held at The Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street
4:00 PM to 5:20 PM
Adult Open Stick
Open Stick for adults. Full gear required. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane. $20
4:30 PM
Razzvio 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
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Try something different at The Nantucket Hotel! Enjoy our 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
6:00 PM
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Presents - The Full Monty
The Full Monty, based on the film of the same name, sets the story in Buffalo, NY, as six unemployed steelworkers bond over their failures and strengths with their strip act. Will they go "the full Monty?" We'll find out this summer. Held at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or
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 The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Let's Dance Nantucket
Dinner & Dance Showcase and the 125th anniversary celebration of The Nantucket Hotel in the Hotel's Ballroom. Festivities include: Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, a dinner & professional dance how with Bulgarian National Dance Champion, Andrey Stanev and several Latin dancer champions, upbeat music, dessert and open dance floor for all to enjoy. Held at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Tickets $175. Call 508-796-2200 for more information or order your tickets at
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
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
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Live Music in Brant Point Grill
Enjoy the music of Jacob Anthony Butler in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street.
8:30 PM
The Mysterious Hauntings on Main Street - Tea with Ghosts
Step back in time to the elegance of historic Main Street. Hear the tales of the famous and infamous who were part of its opulence and grandeur. Enjoy Tea with Ghost as we walk through time and hear about the mysterious hauntings and ghostly inhabitants who have made Main Street their home. This walk is different from Raven's Night Walk. Meet at the The Park located at the intersection of Main & Fair Streets. $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Teens. Reservations Required 508-257-4586
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
Common Ground
Featuring special guest DJs; deep house / techno / tech house. No cover. Audio Architects at Atlas, 130 Pleasant Street. 508-825-5495
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Local DJ
Party with a Local DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
Sunrise: 06:06:20 AM
Sunset: 07:16:47 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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