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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 47 events for Saturday 30th of July 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.
8:00 AM
ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Meet at Wauwinet Road at the NISDA entrance. Rain or shine.
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Summer Pediatric Clinic
Summer Pediatric Clinic with Dr. Leif Norenberg from Briarpatch Pediatrics. Call 508-833-0269 on Friday to preschedule appointments or walk in on Saturday mornings to room 105. Held at The Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect Street
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
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
9:00 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
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Meet the Animals
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. Ages 4-12. Limited to 12 children so, Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at or call 508-228-9198. Meet at MMA Science Museum Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. $7 Members & $12 Non-Members
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Dance(sing) Movement, Ages 10 mos to 3 yrs
Creative movement class for children 10 months - 3 years old with yoga & dance instructor Marjory Trott. Class limited to first 15 children + caregiver each. Tickets at the Children's Desk when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. Free Admission
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: Restless Leg Syndrome
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 5:00 PM
Sara Campbell's Sidewalk Sale
Stop by for a 50% markdown on top of already reduced prices for apparel, jewelry, and accessories!.Stop in for great deals on Summer's hottest pieces and for a glimpse of our fall collection. 5 South Beach Street.
10:30 AM
Harry Potter Story Time with Wendy Hudson
at Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street.
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Yoga with Marjory
Beginner's yoga class for children grades 1-5, with yoga and dance instructor Marjory Trott. Free and open to the public. Limited to first 15 children. Tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before program begins. Held at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India 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
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Book Signing with Lauren K. Stein
Lauren K. Stein, author of cookbook Fresh Made Simple, will be signing copies of her book at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street and will also have some food samples.
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Harry Potter Story Time with Wendy Hudson
Harry Potter story time with Wendy Hudson at Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street.
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 & $20 Non-Members
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Maker Space for Teens - Sewing with Beth Moyer
Come learn some sewing basics while creating your own 'ugly' doll. We've got machines, all of the materials, and the expertise of a pro. You'll learn a few of the basic techniques and get a chance to use our new sewing machines. Come have some fun and bring a friend! Space is limited and registration is required. The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
1:30 PM
Earth Got The Blues Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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
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!
2:30 PM
Flashback Film Series - The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. This Flashback Film is rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
4:00 PM to 5:20 PM
Adult Open Stick
Pick up hockey for adults. Full gear required. First Paid 20 players. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane. $25
4:30 PM
The Ethan Parker Band 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
Wine Tasting on the Wine Deck
Wine tasting on the wine deck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Try something different for a summer evening 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
On with the Show - A 60th Anniversary Cabaret - SOLD OUT
Meryl Streep, three-time Academy Award winner and nineteen-time Academy Award Nominee, will appear at a special benefit cabaret. he evening will pay tribute to TWN's 60 years of performing on the island. There is currently a wait list, call 508-228-9001 for more information.
6:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
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.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Artist Reception: Seawomen
Artist reception, showing work by Southampton artists Liz Sloan and Melinda Hackett in the Samuel Owen Gallery, 46 Centre Street. A portion of proceeds from sales on Saturday will benefit Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket.
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
The Velocity of Autumn
An explosive take on family dynamics, by Eric Coble. 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 to 1:00 AM
Local DJ
Party with a Local DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
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
11:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Harry Potter Midnight Release Party
Harry Potter midnight release party at Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street.
11:30 PM
Harry Potter Midnight Release
at Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street.
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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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