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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 25 events for Friday 27th of May 2016
8:00 AM
Fred Cook Memorial Men's Breakfast
Fred Cook Memorial Men's Breakfast. Charles Manghis will prepare breakfast. Call the Saltmarsh at 508-228-4490 OR sign up at front Desk.
8:30 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 sts.
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
See What We've Got Brewing
Join staff of Nantucket Cottage Hospital at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street, to hear about Nantucket's new hospital. Every Friday through May 27.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Memorial Day 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 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 pp, Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
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 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:
10:30 AM
Theater for the Very Young: Balloonacy
Watch the story of a lonely old man who finds an unlikely companion in a red balloon. Tender, uplifting story for the little ones. 40 min. In The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St. Tickets $8.
10:30 AM
Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour
Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13+. $20. $15 Age 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
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
Fish Fry (Grilled Sword & Fried Pollock) + 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!
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
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 to 5:00 PM
Maker Space for Teens - Stamped Dog Tag Jewelry
Decorate dog tags by stamping them with letters and numbers. Add charms to make personal jewelry, key chains or luggage tags. All tools and materials will be supplied. Free for ages 12 to 18. The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
4:00 PM
Wine Tasting on the Wine Deck
Wine tasting on the wine deck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road
4:30 PM
Foggy Roots Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opening Reception for Artists Open Exhibition
Gallery exhibition in the Artists Association Gallery at 19 Washington Street. The show runs through June 6, 2016
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring your favorite beverage and witness a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered daily. Reservations 508-228-7037 or (Time varies according to the sunset.)
7:00 PM
The Odd Couple
Opening this season is the Tony Awarding-Winning Neil Simon classic comedy, The Odd Couple. Love, Marriage and friendship abound as the fastidious Felix and the slovenly Oscar decide to share an apartment together, after their lives have been turned upside down. Held at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Concert: Lisa Redfern
Lisa Redfern is a singer who blends her roots in folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues, jazz and swing to create something unmistakably her own. Her 11 solo recordings have garnered positive critical review and she has also made several TV appearances. Free admission Held at the Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Sean Lee Band Performs Live
Local live music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant Hotel, Easton Street.
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Live Music in Brant Point Grill
Enjoy the music of Sean Lee in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant, 50 Easton 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, by bank. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
Sunrise: 05:15:00 AM
Sunset: 08:00:29 PM
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2016 Annual Events

April 29-May 1, Daffodil Festival

May 18-22, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration

June 17-19, Book Festival

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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