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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. Visit often to plan your island vacation on Nantucket.

There are 54 events for Saturday 1st of August 2015
7:50 AM
Birding Field Trip
Birding Field Trip with Linda Loring Nature Foundation trips led by experienced ornithologist Vern Laux; destination depends on season and weather. Meet at 110 Eel Point Road for a 8:00 am departure. Bring binoculars. Free for LLNF Members and $10 for Non Members. 508-325-0873
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Today: Lincoln Circle at Steps Beach. www.ackcleanteam.org.
8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Bloody Mary Bar at Met on Main
Design your own Bloody Marys with our large selection of add-ins, mixers, garnishes, heat & tang. Met on Main, 38 Main Street.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Boat Tour
Cruise through Nantucket Harbor aboard the Minke, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Learn what the waterfront was like in the 1800's during the magnificent whaling era, and see some landmarks that still exist from that time. Complimentary coffee and a gift included in ticket price. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market
Cambridge & North Union Sts;. Fresh island-landed fish & seafood, local organic farm produce, herbs, flowers, artisan breads, baked goods, coffee, fresh cold-pressed juices, teas, jams, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, leathercraft, paintings, photography, textiles, soaps, handmade body products, entertainment, and more! All produced by Nantucketers living on-island. Weather permitting. We accept SNAP/EBT/WIC & Elder Coupons with Double Dollars!
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, limited to 15, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street $5 Members & $10 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 www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at MMA Science Museum Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets $5 Members & $10 Non-Members
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Free Concert: The Dunbars
The Dunbars are Nantucket's husband and wife duo playing music for children. Guitar, Ukelele, Vocals and Stories. Great sing-along event for all ages. At the Pocket Park at the corner of Main & Fair sts.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
Enjoy complimentary Ice Cream on a relaxing, narrated tour of Nantucket's Inner Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15, 1:00 & 2:15
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 1 pm and 4 pm. $45, 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NHA Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket
A wonderful week of parties, lectures, and activities. Managed by the prestigious Antiques Council, this annual show is one of the most highly regarded antiques events on the East Coast. Held under the big tent at Bartlett's Farm. For tickets and details: 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Trunk Show - Katherine Hooker London
Shop summer and fall 2015 ready to wear Collections by Katherine Hooker. Held at Johnston's Cashmere, 4 Federal St. 508 228 5450
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Hours
Summer hours for the Nantucket Island Whaling Museum are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. 13 Broad Street. 508-228-1894
10:30 AM
Nantucket Bike Tour - Town
Pedal through town center and around various historical locations. We provide the bikes helmets, water bottles and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the radiant, beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board. 508-332-0953.
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Free Yoga for Kids in Grades 1-5
Beginner's yoga class for children grades K-3, with yoga and dance instructor Marjory Trott. Mats provided. Limited to first 15 children. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open for the 2015 Season
The Fire Hose Cart House, The Greater Light, Old Mill, and the Oldest House open for the season weather permitting.
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 leaves from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
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
11:30 AM
Brunch with a Free Squeeze
Good Food, Good Spirits, Good Company! Brunch with a Free Squeeze! Held at The Brotherhood of Thieves, 23 Broad Street!
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals and birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
1:00 PM
Fun and Games
Water balloon Catch with Kai at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 4 pm. $45. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands-On History for Kids
Crafts for kids + caretakers in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Each craft is designed to encourage participants to visit the Whaling Museum and explore the historical significance of the artifacts and souvenirs that Nantucketers carried home from their journeys aboard whaleships. Saturdays: Sailors Valentines & U'u War Clubs. Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
1:30 PM
4EZ Payments
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
2:00 PM
Nantucket Bike Tour - Town & Cisco Brewery
Pedal through town center, around various historical locations and even out to Cisco Brewery! We provide the bikes helmets, water bottles and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
2:00 PM
Movie: Pixels
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Walking Tour - In The Heart of the Sea
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 leaves from The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Apres la Plage
Enjoy snacks and light menu items with summery cocktails in the peaceful garden and back patio of Fifty-Six Union, 56 Union Street. 508-228-6135
3:00 PM
Fun and Games
Hole in the Cup at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
Enjoy complimentary Ice Cream on a relaxing, narrated tour of Nantucket's Inner Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15
4:00 PM
Fun and Games
Posterior Pop at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $45. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
4:00 PM
Adult Open Stick
Pick up hockey for adults. Full gear required. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane.
4:30 PM
Reggae Therapy
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Wine & Cheese on the Wine Deck
A 45 minute tasting of 8 wines, including our reserve reds on the Wine Deck of Nantucket Vineyard, overlooking the Cisco Brewers Courtyard. Learn how we make great wine 30 miles at sea. $25 per person or $40 with a cheese plate served by the Lobster Trap. wineguy@ciscobrewers.com 415-548-0374, reservations recommended, especially for cheese.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Timbukblues Performs Live
Timbukblues Performs Live at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
5:00 PM
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play is a one woman play that depicts the lives of Captain George Pollard, Jr., First Mate Owen Chase and Cabin Boy Thomas Nickerson...and their harrowing experiences aboard the whaleship Essex. Join all three characters on our walk as they tell their individual stories of survival under the most harrowing of life experiences. Meet at the Whaling Musem, 13 Broad Street. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15 and Children $10. 508-257-4586
5:00 PM
Movie: Pixels
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Complimentary Kids' Deck Program at Breeze Bar & Cafe
Enjoy our popular and complimentary Kids' Deck activity program this summer! Dine as a family during our family seating times from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Then after your children are through eating, drop them off at our supervised and fun program. Our energetic and engaging counselors will entertain them with myriad activities - while you enjoy some adult time during the remainder of your meal or a cocktail on our outdoor deck with fire pits. The Kids' Deck activity program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to preteen. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street. Reservations 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Andrea Marie Performs Live
Live music at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant at 4 Bathing Beach Road.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Carnival
Amron Family Amusements Presents fun for the whole family. The Carnival is in town! Rides, games & prizes, cotton candy, fried dough and more! Come visit us at the Tom Never Fairgrounds now until August 1st.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner With Live Piano Music at Breeze Cafe
Our Saturday summer dining scene sizzles with twinkle lights, dinner, cocktails, and live piano music by Michael Proch on the Breeze Bar & Cafe Patio at The Nantucket Hotel. 77 Easton Street. 508-228-4730. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Noel Middleton, Food & Beverage Manager at fb@thenantuckethotel.com.
6:00 PM
Movie: Mr. Holmes
Rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Cruise
Bring your family and friends, grab your favorite beverage and come witness one of the best Sunsets in the world. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. (Daily trip time may change with the setting sun)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Enjoy watching the sun set over one of the world's most magnificent harbors. Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $55. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Presents - Into the Woods
I wish, two words that have inspired some of the greatest fairy tales of our time, comprise the theme in Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's musical, Into the Woods. A baker and his wife, a girl in a red cape, a boy with magic beans and a maiden longing to escape her life of servitude, all seek to make their dreams come true. Showing at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets available www.theatreworkshop.com
7:45 PM
Movie: Vacation
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Earth Got the Blues Performs Live
Live music at NIXS Brew Pub, 15 South Water Street
8:30 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, in front of bank. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
8:30 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
The Raven's Night Walk is a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket's incredible history and the ghostly tales of it's past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted places. Keep your eyes open, expect the unexpected, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Meet at The Hub located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. Reservations Required for Saturday 508-257-4586
8:45 PM
Movie: Trainwreck
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Live Music at Met on Main
Enjoy tunes by local musician Sean Lee at Met on Main, 38 Main Street every Saturday night.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ Brian
DJ Brian at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street
Sunrise: 05:39:43 AM
Sunset: 07:53:44 PM
(use calendar above for daily events)

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