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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 21 events for Friday 20th of October 2017
8:00 AM
Polpis Harbor Walkabout
Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, how salt marshes evolved on Nantucket, what lives in them and how Native Americans & European settlers used natural resources in & around Polpis Harbor for their survival. Get a gull's eye view of Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, and learn how the island's main harbor came to be. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Indoor Pickleball
Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue, on Mondays and Fridays through the end of April, whenever school is in session.†Guest fee: $5.† All levels of play welcome..
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Adult Open Stick
Open Stick for adults -- first paid 20 players: $20. Pickup hockey; full gear required. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane.
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Nanpuppets
Lizza Obremski & her puppets will be in the Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street, for fun. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.
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
Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre sts 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
10:30 AM
Town View Bike Tour
An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Fish Fry (Grilled Sword & Fried Pollock) + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. 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.
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals at Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane. 508-228-2516.
2:00 PM
Smooth Hummocks Guided Walkabout
Explore the sandplain grasslands that are Nantucket's version of the Midwest's prairies, with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil on this guided walk. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
2:00 PM
To the Brewery! Bike Tour
A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We'll help arrange a cab to get you home- this tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. 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.
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Free Edward Gorey Halloween Workshop for Ages 8-12
Join AAN teaching artists Maura Wendelken and Nicci Aguiar for a fun afternoon of Gorey stories and inspired creations for the annual Edward Gorey Envelope Contest. The event is free but advanced registration is requiredat www.nantucketarts.org
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tour the Brewery
No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up, check in, sign a liability waiver, and pay.
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jamie's Junkshow Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reception for By Land, By Sea Exhibition
The concept of this exhibition is for artists to focus on the island's biodiversity of flora and fauna, while showcasing their appreciation of living on land by the sea. Show ends Nov. 11; held at the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Timbukblues Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
7:00 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 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre sts by bank steps 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Free Concert by Matthew Hutchinson
Matthew Hutchinson presents and evening of solo jazz piano improvisation on the Atheneums beautiful Estonia grand piano. He will perform personal interpretations of classic compositions of the American Songbook by such composers as Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rogers, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael and more. Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ Morejuice
Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street
Sunrise: 07:02:10 AM
Sunset: 05:47:54 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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