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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 Monday 25th of July 2016
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
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past some of the most spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet 10 min. early at Main & Centre Streets. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953
8:50 AM to 3:00 PM
Discovery Camp - Full and Half Day Programs
The Discovery Camp Program provides science based, outdoor exploration classes for kids ages 3.5 to 12. Sign your child up for a Nantucket adventure. For registration information, camps by age group, and camp descriptions, visit our website at or call 508-228-9198.
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kids Lightship Crafts
Make fashionable bangle bracelets or miniature kenzans for flower arranging. Open to children from 9-13 for this 1/2 day workshop at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union Street. $75. 508-228-1177
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 to 9:30 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Join the staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! This program is very popular & designed to be very interesting for all ages, so register in advance or 508-228-9198. At least one adult must sign up with children. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $7 Members & $12 Non-Members
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Historic Ceramic Transferware
Use historic images, words, and letters on waterslide decals to create a ceramic piece of your choosing. Students can select a pitcher, appetizer bowls, four dinner plates, serving tray, six coffee mugs, a coffee serving set, four cereal bowls, or a large serving bowl. The variety of transferware images provides endless combinations of beautiful and clever motifs. The ceramics will be kiln-fired, making them dishwasher safe. All materials provided. Maximum class size: 12, Members $150 & Non-Members $200. Held at The 1800 House, 4 Mill Street
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Historic Silversmithing
Learn advanced silversmithing techniques to make a historic-style bowl. Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century Nantucket silversmiths. This piece will be destined to become a family heirloom. This class is recommended for students with previous silversmithing experience. All materials provided. Maximum class size: 6 Members $500 and Non-Members $550. Held at The 1800 House, 4 Mill Street
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular it is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at or call 508-228-9198! $5 - Members & $10 Non-Members
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 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
10:30 AM
Great Writers on Nantucket
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 min. early at the Corner of Federal & India Streets outside Atheneum fence. 508-332-0953
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
SuperKids Program
Skits, games, stories, prizes for Children 5-11 years old. Held at Jetties Beach, 4 Bathing Beach Road. Rain site will be at Summer Street Church. 508-228-4930
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. Join us to hear their stories. Meet at The Jared Coffin House at Centre & Broad sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Kids $10.
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!
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
1:00 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.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands on History for Children
Create whale mobiles & whirligigs 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
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beach Discovery Field Trip
Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket's beautiful beaches. Pre-registration required. Sign up at or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 30 people. Meet in front of Sconset Market, 4 Main Street, Siasconset; $10 for Members & $15 for Non-Members
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
4EZ Payments Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jacob Butler Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
5:00 PM to 6:20 PM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
5:00 PM
Children's Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town
Join Robin & her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our adventure. Educational, exciting, & lots of fun. Adults, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586. Meet at The Park at the corner of Main & Fair sts.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Celebrate summer at The Nantucket Hotel! Join us for our Front Porch - Live Music, Drinks & Afternoon Light menu event. Sip your favorite drinks and sample lighter fare as you listen to live piano music by Mollie Glazer. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 OR
5:30 PM
NMAS Meet The Artist: Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet
Meet the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet the evening before their performance. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Drum Circle with Gary
Drum Circle with Gary held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event!
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.
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring a favorite beverage & watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Summer Sunset Series
An evening of music by local DJs Audio Architects on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop observation deck. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music. Tickets are $20 and include light nibbles. Cash bar. Held on Tucker's Roofwalk, Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
7:30 PM
"Rose" starring Olympia Dukakis
Do not miss this one time benefit performance of the renowned, Golden Globe & Oscar winning actress. Olympia Dukakis. Rose, the one woman show that she made famous on stages on London & Broadway! Showing at The White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water Street.
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.
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Author Talk with Brian Keene - Green is Good
Brian Keane, president of SmartPower, offers a a no-nonsense guide on how average Americans can easily make clean energy and energy efficiency part of their daily life, saving money, making money, and weaning their community off fossil fuels in the process. In his book Green Is Good, Keane discusses the cost-benefit tradeoffs of the exciting new technologies and introduces revolutionary clean-energy products on the horizon, and making the ins and outs of renewable energy easily accessible. Keane also looks at the challenges that clean energy faces, laying out time-tested strategies to overcome them. Book signing to follow. Free admission. Held at the The Nantucket Atheneum, Great Hall, 1 India 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
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Open Night
Join Maria Mitchell's professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, & galaxies. Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. All are welcome. Free for Members and $10 Non Members
Sunrise: 05:33:48 AM
Sunset: 08:00:07 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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