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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 44 events for Thursday 25th of August 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.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Coaching at the Corner
Get a great start to your Thursday mornings - join Nantucket's Professional Certified Coach Marsha Egan, PCC, upstairs at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Discussions start at 8:30 am sharp. $15 at the door. Today's topic is "How to Deal with Conflict." Arguments are a part of life. But many people avoid conflict as a way of doing it a very costly alternative. The good news is, there is such a thing as a healthy argument. Healthy arguing takes practice and can be learned like any skill and once you've cracked how to do it you'll find your disagreements far more productive. If you want to strengthen your relationships and maintain respect, you need to learn how to disagree. Our discussion will explore the strategies that can help you "disagree agreeably."
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
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
For Kids: Pirate Adventure aboard the Endeavor
Join Pirate Robin aboard the ship Endeavor and learn about the legends of the most infamous pirates. During your voyage, you will learn all about the pirate life and in the process, become Pirate Hunters. Our adventure will end with a pirate map and a search for treasure. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at The Endeavor's Slip # 1015 on the Straight Wharf. For Reservations call The Endeavor 508-228-5585
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Artists Association - Methods & Materials for Oil Painting with Sherre Wilson Lilegren Class 2 of 3
Become a stronger oil painter with this class. Learn about properties of paint, color mixing, the palette, mediums & surfaces. Class held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. AAN Members $275 & Non-Members $3000. Register at or call 508-228-0722
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Youth Class: Painted Ceramics
Decorate a ceramic mug using ceramic paint markers. Youth classes are open to students aged ten & older. $75, (members $50). Pre-registration required, call 508-228-1894. Held at NHA 1800 House 4 Mill Street
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Rafael Osona Auction Preview
Visit Rafael Osona's Auction Preview to feast your eyes on this Saturday's auction offerings. Nantucket and Fine Art, Decorative and Antique Furnishings, South Sea Pearl Jewelry, Hand Woven Tribal & Modern Carpets, Nantucket Baskets, Sterling, Americana, Folk Art, Maritime and so much more at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St. Visit our Website for More Details:
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 12:00 PM
Marine Ecology Field 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 & $25 Non-Members
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 6:00 PM
Annual Summer Sale at Murray's
There's something for everyone on your list at Murray's Toggery Shop, a destination store for four generations at the top of Main Street. And now much of it is on sale! 62 Main Street.
10:30 AM
Children's Pirate Walk & Treasure Hunt
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During the walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships and pirate treasure. On our treasure hunt we will use tools ion our search of lost and buried treasure. Adults $20, Children $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586. Meet at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton 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 in Sconset. 508-332-0953.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What it Means to Be Traditional
Join Karol Lindquist, an award winning basket maker and instructor who works in the "traditional style." Hear how she stays true to her traditional roots while at the same time creates beautifully contemporary baskets. $5 (free to museum members). Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union 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!
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 tea cups & dancing masks 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
1:30 PM
Jacob ButlerPerforms Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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!
3:00 PM
Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
4:30 PM
Lance Mountain Dance Party Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursdays at 5 Concert Series - Emerging Singers & Their Stories
This final Thursdays at 5 Concert features Emerging Singers as they use a song to help tell their own story. Don't miss this unique concert, with voices singing and speaking, a celebration of who we are and where we're going! Held at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 11 Orange Street. Tickets available at door $10 & Children Free
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
California Crossroads Wine Tasting
Take a wine tasting road trip of family owned and operated wineries brought together by the vision of the late wine pioneer Jess Jackson. Pouring wine and sharing stories from these well known wineries form the most acclaimed wine growing regions of California is Kim Grasso, Estate Regional Manager of Jackson Family Wines. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Savor the August breezes at The Nantucket Hotel. Join us outdoors for our popular Front porch - Live Music, Drinks & Afternoon Light menu event! Sip your favorite cocktails and enjoy lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee & Bob McGuire. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 OR
5:30 PM
Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings
Rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
6:00 PM
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Presents - Annie get your Gun
Irving Berlin's love letter to musical theatre, Anne Get Your Gun follows the sharp-shooting Anne Oakley as she rises to stardom. This heartwarming story features some of the greatest tunes to grace the stage with, I Got Lost in His Arms, Anything You can Do and There's No Business Like Show Business. Held at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Intermediate / Advanced English Class
Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113. Held at The Atheneum Learning Lab
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LVA Beginner's English
Beginner's English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner's English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no preregistration is required. 508-228-1110 ext. 113 Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
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.
6:30 PM
Ben Phillips Photography - Nantucket's Offshore Wonders
Join Nantucket photographer Ben Phillips for a presentation and lecture of a collection of underwater photos from Nantucket's offshore waters followed by a Q and A, as well as a print viewing following lecture. Ben Phillips, a Nantucket native, is an underwater photographer, travel-diving specialist and diving instructor. The Nantucket Dreamlands Main Theater, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $12
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
White Heron Theatre Presents - Annapurna
A funny meditation on love and loss, by Sharr White. Showing at The White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water Street. ?Tickets at
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Earth Got Blues Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Midsummer Night Swing Dance & Dining
Join us for our last event, as we turn up the heat this summer with Nantucket's hottest dance party! Dine at Breeze Restaurant and dance to the best swing jazz music with the Little Island Swing Band afterward. Participate in a free swing lesson in the ballroom at 7:30 pm and enjoy live music and dancing from 8-10 pm . Free to the public. Held at The Nantucket Hotel located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 OR
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
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.
8:15 PM
Movie: Sausage Party
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:30 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route
A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket's 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. 20% off groups of 6 or more & 33% off groups of 10 or more. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of bank by 8:15 pm. 508-332-0953
8:45 PM
Movie: War Dogs
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
Sunrise: 06:04:20 AM
Sunset: 07:19:57 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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