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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 51 events for Monday 21st of August 2017
8:00 AM
Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout
A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail with 2 island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
8:30 AM
Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden
Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more! Campers will explore a new theme each week, so join us for more than one week of fun! Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members
9:00 AM
Painting the Coastal Landscape with Joseph McGurl
"Painting the Coastal Landscape" is tailored to take advantage of Nantucket's unique environment. We will begin each day with a demonstration and the students will then apply what they've learned to their plein air landscape paintings. $645; AAN Members $585. Held at AAN's Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722
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. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens see the animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Program is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 Held at Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. $12; $7 MMA Members
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour
Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
?Nantucket's world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
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. Meet at corner of Federal & India Streets, by Atheneum fence. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
10:30 AM
NTI Student Production of "The Nantucket Mixtape"
Nantucket Theatre Institute and Nantucket Music Center students will show a moving presentation of music, theatre and dance. These students spent seven weeks training and creating their own showcase. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.
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
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
11:30 AM
Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch
Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com. Offered again at 12:30 pm
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Lunch at The Chef's Table
A demonstration class & luncheon in the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street. Tickets $45 at Nantucketculinary.com, 508-228-2665
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Millie's Food Truck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lobster Trap Truck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
167 Rawbar
Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Free Solar Eclipse Party
The Maria Mitchell Association will host an Eclipse Party at 4 Vestal Street: observe the partial solar eclipse with others. Watch NASA's live stream and observe the sun through the MMA's solar scope. MMA's Director of Astronomy will be livestreaming from the path of totality in Oregon. Vestal Street Observatory.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands on History for Children
Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Mondays craft is Whale Mobiles & Whirligigs. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held at The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894
1:30 PM to 2:50 PM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beach Discovery Field Trip
Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweed's commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket's beautiful beaches. Pre-registration required sign up at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 30 people. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street $25; MMA members $10
2:00 PM
Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout
Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
3:00 PM
Jamie McLean Duo Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
4:00 PM
Movie: "The Emoji Movie"
Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jacob Butler Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
5:00 PM
Children's Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town
Join Robin & her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our search. The Ghost hunt is educational, exciting, & lots of fun. Adults, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.
5:00 PM
Movie: "Logan Lucky"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Delight in a great summer evening at The Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy the front porch, live music, cocktails & light bites menu event. Sip your favorite cocktails and sample lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar music by Alan James. Afterward, have dinner at Breeze Restaurant at 77 Easton Street. For reservations, 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nantucket Pickleball
Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.
6:00 PM to 8:00 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 S'mores" 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 pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wine & Watercolors with Kevin Dadoly
Join noted artist and this good humored instructor as he walks you through creating a beautiful watercolor painting all while enjoying wine and delectable delights. Held at The Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street $100; $75 Members & $10 for Materials 508-228-0722
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Drop-in Figure Drawing
Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in class drawing the nude figure. Bring your drawing materials. Drawing boards and easels provided. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend this class. Pay at the door: $20 ($10 for AAN members). Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722
6:30 PM
Movie: "Girls Trip"
Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Summer Sunset Series
An evening of music by Nantucket's own reggae band Foggy Roots on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop observation deck. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music. Tickets are $20 and include light nibbles. Cash bar. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nantucket Toastmasters
A public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367
7:00 PM
Susan Burn's Comedy Extravaganza
Susan Burns Labor Day weekend shows are a Nantucket comedy tradition, and this year Susan celebrates her 20th anniversary show at Theater Workshop. Susan recently appeared at Dixon Place in New York. Held at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets available at www.theatreworkshop.com
7:00 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:30 PM
NTI Student Production of "The Nantucket Mixtape"
Nantucket Theatre Institute and Nantucket Music Center students will show a moving presentation of music, theatre and dance. These students spent seven weeks training and creating their own showcase. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.
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 Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Geschke Lecture: Richard Haass
Dr. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Held at Unitarian Church. Tickets $25 www.nantucketatheneum.org
8:00 PM
Movie: "Logan Lucky"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
8:45 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 & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Open Night at Loines Observatory
Professional astronomers will show you an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more. Held at the Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Extension. Weather permitting. $10; MMA members Free.
Sunrise: 06:00:06 AM
Sunset: 07:26:29 PM
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2017 Annual Events

April 28-30, Daffodil Festival

May 17-21, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

June 16-18, Book Festival

June 21-26, Film Festival

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration
& Fireworks

July 12-15, Comedy Festival

July 18-20, Nantucket Garden Festival

July 24-29, Dance Festival

August 12, Boston Pops

Oct. 7, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 1-3, Stroll Weekend

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