Open Menu Events Calendar
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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 15 events for Wednesday 4th of May 2016
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 to 11:30 AM
Beginners English Class
Beginners English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Atheneum offers a drop-in beginners English class every Wednesday morning. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. 508-228-1110 ext. 113. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hospital Thrift Shop Open for Donations
Start your Spring Cleaning early! The Thrift Shop is now open to accept donations! 17 India Street.
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.
10:30 AM
Great Writers on Nantucket
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the Corner of Federal St. & India St. outside the Atheneum fence. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Burger Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
12:00 PM
Rotary Luncheon
Weekly lunch meeting; visiting Rotarians are welcome. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. $16.
2:00 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
3:30 PM
Walden Chamber Players Concert
The Boston based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Walden presents a new concept of a classical concert both in content and presentation. Concerts often feature the use of multimedia and dialogue, giving the audience a broader appreciation of a certain time period. Call the Saltmarsh at 508-228-4490 or sign up at the front desk.
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Open Studio Historic Ceramic Transferware
Expert instructors will be on hand to guide you through the process during these drop-in sessions, from selecting your ceramic objects (including plates, bowls, mugs, trays, and pitchers) to choosing your Nantucket themed decals and designing your piece. No reservations are required. Prices vary based on ceramics and decals chosen, starting at $5. You may buy one of our ceramic pieces or bring your own and just buy our decals. There is a $5 firing fee per person, no matter the size of the project. Held at NHA 1800 House 4 Mill Street
4:30 PM
Buckle & Shake Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
High School Book Group - American Gods
Each month we'll meet to talk about the book we've read, pick up next month's book, and discuss what to read next. Food will be served! Please e-mail Leslie Malcolm or Sophie Kuhl at OR to reserve a copy of the book. FREE and open to all students grades 9-12. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
6:00 PM
Movie: The Jungle Book
Rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
6:30 PM
Movie: Barbershop: The Next Cut
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
Sunrise: 05:35:37 AM
Sunset: 07:38:34 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

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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