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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 April 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 to 12:00 PM
Arbor Day
Pick up your own free tree seedling from the Nantucket DPW while supplies last. Nantucket Landfill, 188 Madaket Road.
8:00 AM
ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Meet at the Milestone Rotary. www.ackcleanteam.org.
8:30 AM
Nantucket's Historic Mansions and America's Oldest Windmill
Join the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on this brisk, two mile, 45 minute nonstop roundtrip exercise walk with historic commentary. Down breathtaking streets and lanes. $15. Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, by bank steps. Arrive 5 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Yoga at Greater Light
Join the NHA and Dharma Yoga Nantucket for a very special series of yoga classes at Greater Light. Throughout March and April, start your Saturdays with relaxing and restorative morning yoga lessons featuring instructors from Dharma Yoga Nantucket. Each class gives attendees the opportunity to practice their poses while surrounded by the peaceful historic atmosphere of Greater Light. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own mat. Space is very limited. $20, To register, visit nha.org/programs or call 508-228-1894.
9:15 AM
Ara's Tours
Experience Nantucket with Ara's Tours. Reserve your seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, & later.
9:30 AM
Daffodil Festival Antique Car Parade
Staging for the antique car parade begins at 9:30 am, walk among these classic cars and enjoy the daffodil decorations. The parade begins at 12, when the cars will drive through downtown and then proceed out to Sconset for a tailgate picnic. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce event
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women and children. The Clothesline Project is comprised of T-shirts designed by survivors of abuse and those who have lost loved ones to it. The shirts are hung on a clothesline display to: Honor survivors and memorialize victims, Help with the healing process for survivors and people who have lost a loved one to violence & Educate, document, and raise society's awareness about the crimes of violence against women and children. Held at Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street
9:45 AM
Fifty Shades of Fabulous: The Story of Nantucket
Led by the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on this 3/4 mile, 90 minute stroll presents the dynamic story of the most important small town in American History. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens (13+) and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street and Centre street, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Nantucket Coloring Book Release Party
On April 30th before the Daffodil Parade, you can meet creators Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount as they release Color Me Nantucket, the island's first adult coloring book. Artists Paul McCarthy and Jean Petty from Nantucket Carving & Folk Art will be there to sign the books. Get your coloring book signed by Paul, and you can celebrate Independent Book Store Day! Portions of the proceeds from the sale of "A Walk Around Nantucket" will go to the Community Foundation for Nantucket Join Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Daffodil Weekend Book Sale
Daffodil Weekend Used Book Sale. We have hundreds of previously enjoyed books and media for all ages at great prices! Hardcover books $2, Soft cover Books and Media $1. Held at the Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
10:00 AM
Independent Book Store Day
Stop into 54 Main Street and 25 Broad Street for a day of fun! Support your Island independent book store. Held at Mitchell's Book Corner & Bookworks.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Rainbow Fleet Raffle
Stop by and purchase a raffle ticket to win a Set of The Toy Boat's handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea. OR 12 for $10. All Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Winners will be notified. Tickets at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daffodil Fairy
Stop by for a chance to win a handmade fairy dressed in a Daffodil outfit. No Charge to enter. Held at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daffodil Craft's
Stop by for a free copy of The Toy Boat's Daffodil Crafts page. Held at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM
Van Tour of Nantucket
See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal Street. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm and 3 pm.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Daffodil Weekend Sale
Up to 50% off all merchandise in Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop, 33 Straight Wharf.
10:15 AM
Daffodil Festival Children's Parade
For children of all ages & their families. Kids bring bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, skateboards, baby carriages, or other self-propelled vehicles decorated for Daffodil Weekend. Youngsters under 10 should be accompanied by an adult, and ALL kids on bicycles must wear helmets. Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. 508-228-1700. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce event
10:30 AM
Daffodil Festival Weekend Hat Pageant
Open to men, women, and children. Parade around Children's Beach, Harbor View Way with your fun, beautiful, and outrageous Daffy hats. In case of rain, meet in the Nantucket High School auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. 508-228-1700. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce event
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Free Story Time at Bookworks
Bring the little ones to Bookworks, 25 Broad Street, for a free story time under the book tree.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Whaling Museum Hours
The Whaling Museum will be open from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Official Clambake Season Kick-off Wine Tasting Event
What better festive occasion than Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket to sample the new releases from Clambake Wines of California. Proprietress Mary McAuley will be on hand to tease you with her new vintage of Unoaked Chardonnay + Limited Release Rose as we start the day shucking local oysters. Held at Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com
11:30 AM to 3:45 PM
Lithuanian Classroom
Outside group gathering to teach small children about their Lithuanian heritage and culture. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Spring Sell Off
Huge savings at Freedman's of Nantucket to make room for new inventory, 14 Centre St.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
"Daffy Tailgate" Lunch at TOPPER'S
Buffett style picnic food and festive spring desserts; $35 and 25% off all Rose winesRetsyo Oysters served on TOPPER'S lower terrace priced per piece. TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet. Reservations: 508-228-8768.
12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Big Hug Dumpling Cart
Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
12:55 PM
Met Live: Elektra (Strauss)
The genius director Patrice Chereau (From the House of the Dead) didn't live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme, unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner, who portrays Elektra's primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra's fearsome mother, Klytamnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra's troubled siblings. Chereau's musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss's mighty take on Greek myth. Held at The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students, seniors and children.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Daffodil Festival Tailgate Picnic
Set up your picnic along Main Street, Sconset and enjoy this celebration of spring. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce event
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Daffodil Marketplace
Island Business & organizations offer activities, displays, merchandise and food sales at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce Event.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Daffodil Festival Family Beach Picnic
Bring your picnic and a blanket for this fun, free in-town alternative to the Sconset tailgate picnic. Live music. Perfect for families with young kids, it's held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce event
1:30 PM
Ami Yares Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
2:00 PM
Signs of Black Heritage on Nantucket
Can you spot Signs of Black Heritage in Nantucket's Historic New Guinea community? Do you know about the rich African American history and the community's contributions to the island in the 18th and 19th centuries? Head to the African Meeting House at 29 York Street after the antique car parade for a fun New Guinea Walk'n Talk tour or a scavenger hunt with UMass Boston McNair Scholars. MAAH co-presents this program with the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. Free event, but donations accepted.
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
42nd Annual Community Daffodil Flower Show - Opening Day
The 42nd Community Annual Daffodil Show approved by the American Daffodil Society will be held at Bartlett's Farm at 33 Bartlett Farm Road! There are entry classes for horticulture, flower arrangements & photography. Nantucket Garden Club. nantucketgardenclub.org Free to the Public, Donations Welcome!
2:00 PM
Movie: Zootopia
Rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
"Daffy Tailgate" After-Party at TOPPER'S
Special "Daffy Deck Menu" available for after party snacks priced a la carte. Wine flights available for purchase. Live entertainment. The Wauwinet's courtesy van will shuttle to and from 'Sconset. Bocce and croquet set up on the lawn (weather permitting). TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet. 508-228-8768.
3:30 PM
Fifty Shades of Fabulous: The Story of Nantucket
Led by the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on this 3/4 mile, 90 minute stroll presents the dynamic story of the most important small town in American History. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens (13+) and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street and Centre street, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Spike Your Lemonade at this Apres Tailgate Party
While it may not be Volleyball on the Beach season just yet, you can still begin to enjoy the benefits of Fishers Island Lemonade. Come taste this 100% spiked CRAFT COCKTAIL in a CAN, great on its own or the perfect pairing for a refreshing afternoon. Beachballs not included. Held at Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com
4:30 PM
Jeff Tuohy Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
4:30 PM
Movie: Allegiant
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sean Lee Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Daffodil Dinner at the Farm
Celebrate spring and kick off your Daffodil weekend with a family style dinner in the cozy Hayloft at Bartlett's Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. BYOB. Space is limited so make reservations at http://www.bartlettsfarm.com/events/event-calendar $40, inc. tax & gratuity
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. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, by bank. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
7:00 PM
Movie: The Boss
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
7:30 PM
Movie: Miles Ahead
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
?"Goin'?Gatsby" Benefit Cabaret
?Dixieland Direct Jazz Band, light food & libations in The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Tickets $125 at cfnan.tix.com; proceeds benefit Addiction Solutions Fund for island residents.
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 10 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
Sunrise: 05:40:35 AM
Sunset: 07:34:23 PM
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2016 Annual Events

April 29-May 1, Daffodil Festival

May 18-22, Wine Festival

June 17-19, Book Festival

July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration

June 18-23, Dance Festival

June 22-27, Film Festival

July 13-16, Comedy Festival

August 13, Boston Pops

Oct. 8, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 2-4, Stroll Weekend

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