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 16 events for Monday 26th of September 2016
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. Daily with Shearwater Excursions. Repeated at 10 am.Reservations 508-228-7037 or
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past some of the most spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet 10 min. early at Main & Centre Streets. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Freedom to Read Week!
This is a national holiday to discourage the banning of books. Stop by for a special bookmark and a chance to win a "classic" book that has been on the banned list. Held at the The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
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 5:00 PM
Stove by a Whale Exhibition
The Nantucket Historical Association presents its 2015 exhibition, chronicling the saga of the surviving crew of the whaleship Essex after it was struck by a whale in the South Pacific in November 1820. Showing at The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
10:00 AM
Out of the Fog Exhibition
The museum's 2016 exhibition remembers the tragedy of the luxury liner Andrea Doria, and the rescue at sea of many of its passengers. Photographs, stories and hands-on activities for all ages. Held at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road
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.
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Prime Rib + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
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!
11:15 AM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
A 1-hour narrated tour of Nantucket's inner harbor with free ice cream. Daily with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Also at 1pm, 2:15pm, & 4pm
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!
4:30 PM
Grass Fed Mule Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM
Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week
Participating Nantucket restaurants will offer specially priced meals and three-course dinners. Continues through October 2, 2016.
5:30 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring a favorite beverage & watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Tickets $55. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
5:30 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor. Capt. Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tckets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
9:00 PM
?Presidential Debate Showing in The Dreamland
?The Nantucket Dreamland will air live coverage of the presidential debate in the Main Theater, free and open to the public. The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation, in conjunction with the Town Clerk's office, will have a voter registration table available from 8 to 9 pm. Refreshments, along with beer and wine for those patrons 21 years of age and older with valid ID, will be available for purchase. Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water St.
Sunrise: 06:36:25 AM
Sunset: 06:26:11 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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