Open Menu Events Calendar
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 39 events for Friday 4th of September 2015
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Early Bird Birding
Join MMA staff on a stroll through downtown Nantucket identifying and learning about the bird species that live in the area. Birds are an important part of Nantucket's ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. Members: $5, Non Members: $10. Meet at Natural Science Museum, corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. Limited to 15 people.
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Yoga on the Bandstand
Yoga with Bettina Broer, held at Children's Beach Bandstand, Harbor View Way. Fee charged/class
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Thar She Blows! Guaranteed Sightings on this thrilling offshore adventure! Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
8:00 AM
Open Stick Hockey at Nantucket Ice 7th Grade and Up
Hockey players from 7th grade thru adult are welcome. Morning pick up hockey at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. 1 Backus Lane. 508-228-2516
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
aCruise 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
8:30 AM
Fabulous Mansions of Nantucket
A 2 and 1/2 mile, 50 minute, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past the spectacular summer homes of The Cliff and Brant Point areas. Gathers at 8:20 am at the corner of Main St. and Centre St. in front of the bank steps. Cash only. $15 No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953.
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Introduction to Letterpress Printing
Create personalized letterpress cards and envelopes featuring historic images and typefaces. Members $125 & Non-Members $175 pre-registration required, call 508-228-1894. Held at NHA 1800 House 4 Mill Street
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Children's Creative Movement
Children's Creative Movement on the bandstand with Marjory Trott, held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Fee charged/class
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 Also at 11:15, 1:00 & 2:15
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
10:00 AM
Nature Walk
Free Guided Nature Walks for the whole family at UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, 180 Polpis Rd. Other times by appointment: 508-228-5268
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Book Signing with Local Author Kathy Richen
Local author Kathy Richen will sign copies of her Book - Graceful, held at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
10:30 AM
Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour
Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket that they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13 and up. $20 Adults & $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet on the corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of the bank. Gathers at 10:20 am. 508-332-0953
10:30 AM
Widows Walk: The Remarkable Women of Nantucket
Did you know that a sea captain could be away for as long as five years? What was a Nantucket woman to do? Some accompanied their husbands on whaling voyages, while the others became involved in: Astronomy, the Temperance Crusade, the struggle for women's suffrage, the Abolitionist movement, and the Underground Railroad. Join us on our walk to hear their stories. Meet at The Jared Coffin House, corner of Centre & Broad Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Children $10. Reservations required: 508-257-4586.
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, Old Gaol and the Oldest House open for the season weather permitting.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Jewelry and Art Showcase
See jewelry and artwork by Jessica Hicks, Clay Twombly, Jen Greenwood, Angela Phillips, Sharon Sterk, and meet the artists at 2 Union Street.
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
1:00 PM
Great Expectations: The History of Nantucket
Join us as we walk though Nantucket's past. Hear all about the founding settlers. Mary Coffin Starbuck and the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effect of three wars, and the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at The Hub located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15. Children $10. 508-257-4586
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sherlock Holmes Movies - The Eligible Bachelor
Jeremy Brett, an English actor, is probably best known for playing the famous, fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage to television and film to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the Warner Bros. 1964 production of My Fair Lady. In 2014 Brett was voted the Greatest Sherlock Holmes beating other actors who have also played the iconic role. Showing at Saltmarsh Center, 81 Washington Street. Call 508-228-4490 or sign up at front desk!
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Grass is Dead Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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
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 Also at 5:15
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Lance Mountain Dance Party Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
\"Seventy Years On\" Exhibition Opening Reception
This exhibition features island artworks from the AAN Permanent Collection in celebration of our 70th anniversary. Open free to the public through October 9, 2015. Held at the Visual Arts Gallery, 24 Amelia Drive
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sean Lee Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
5:00 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. 415-548-0374, reservations recommended, especially for cheese.
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
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art
Art Opening Reception featuring Ian Mood. See his show through September 16th at Robert Foster Fine Art Gallery, 8 India Street
6:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Dance Party Skate Night
Public Skating with disco lights. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Great activity for all ages! Call for additional skating sessions 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
PJ Pacifico Performs Live
Live music at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant at 4 Bathing Beach Road.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Artist Reception at Hostetler Gallery
Opening Reception for It's ALL about the LINE, held at Hostetler Gallery, 42 Centre Street. 508-228-5152
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Artist Reception with Jessica Sosebee
Artist Reception with Jessica Sosebee. Held at The Sosebee Studio and Fine Art Gallery. 8 Washington Street. 508-228-0014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Art Reception - Undressed, A group exhibition curated by Kristin Sancken
Art Reception Undressed, A group exhibition curated by Kristin Sancken! Showing until October 4th, 2015. Held at Philip Bloom Gallery, 117 Orange Street
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 (Daily trip time may change with the setting sun)
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Concert: Ann Martindale and Richard Busch
Since 2007, Ann Martindale and Richard Busch have been performing classic American songs and jazz standards at venues in Massachusetts, Florida, New York and Connecticut. Held at Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall. 1 India Street. Free Admission
7:30 PM
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Presents - Other Desert Cities
In this riveting drama, by award-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Announcing that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history, Brooke draws a line in the sand and dares them to cross it. Showing at Centre Stage, 2 Centre Street. Tickets available
8:00 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. Meet at The Hub located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. 508-257-4586
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
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ Video Dance Party
DJ Video Dance Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street
Sunrise: 06:13:32 AM
Sunset: 07:04:59 PM
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Take a Seat Raffle at Nantucket's Dreamland Theatre

Don't miss out on 5 chances to win your own seat plaque in the Dreamland's main theater with their Take A Seat raffle, to be held on September 8, 2015. All raffle proceeds benefit the non-profit film and performing arts theater's year-round programming. Tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100. Winner... Read More...

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