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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
© 2015 Yesterday's Island, Inc.

There are 45 events for
Saturday 4th of July 2015
7:50 AM
Birding Field Trip
Birding Field Trip with Linda Loring Nature Foundation trips led by experienced ornithologist Vern Laux; destination depends on season and weather. Meet at 110 Eel Point Road for a 8:00 am departure. Bring binoculars. Free for LLNF Members and $10 for Non Members. 508-325-0873
8:00 AM
Wing Day All Day at Easy Street Cantina
A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $10.95; half basket for $6.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. At Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad Streets.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Learn about one of the most exciting times in Nantucket History. Complimentary coffee included. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
8:30 AM
Nantucket In Bloom
A brisk, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past the most beautiful houses and gardens of Nantucket town. 2 mile, 45-50 minutes. $15 Cash Only! Meet at corner of Main and Centre, in front of bank, at 8:20 AM. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, limited to 15, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street $5 Members & $10 Non-Members
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market
This Saturday at East Chestnut Street between South Water and Federal Streets. Fresh island-landed fish & seafood, local organic farm produce, herbs, flowers, artisan breads, baked goods, coffee, fresh cold-pressed juices, teas, jams, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, leathercraft, paintings, photography, textiles, soaps, handmade body products, entertainment, and more! All produced by Nantucketers living on-island. Weather permitting. We accept SNAP/EBT/WIC & Elder Coupons with Double Dollars!
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
A Fair to Remember: St. Mary's Fair
Win a bike or a lobster at St. Mary's 51st Annual Fair! This Fair to Remember will have this and much more. Coffee & Donuts, Theme Baskets, Tons of Hot & Cold Food, Raffles, Games for Kids, Silent Auction, plants, and surprises! Held at 3 Federal Street, 508-228-0100
9:00 AM
Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 11 Orange Street
9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Where's Waldo Local
Collect Stamps and signatures in your \"Find Waldo Local in Nantucket\" Passport to turn in and win coupons and to be entered to win a larger prize drawn July 31, 2015 at the Waldo Party at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street
9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
July 4th Festivities on Main Street
Listen for the sound of the trumpets playing Reveille announcing that the Fourth of July Main Street Festivities are ready to start. All Events start at 10:00 am. Dunk Tank, Watermelon Eating Contests, Face Painting, Pie-Eating Contests, Matt Fee Tea Toss, Puppet Shows, Bike Decorating & Uncle Sam Bean Toss. Stop by the Pacific National Bank steps to find out what is going on and when!
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals and birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
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 Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15, 1:00 & 2:15
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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 6 for $5. All Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Winners will be notified. Tickets at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Happy Independence Day
Stop by and request a \"Fire Work's Guide\" and learn about the different Fireworks, at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pocket Park Concert: The Dunbars
Children's sing a long featuring The Dunbars. Held at Pocket Park, Corner of Main & Fair Streets. Free Event
10:30 AM
Nantucket Bike Tour - Town
Pedal through town center and around various historical locations. We provide the bikes helmets, water bottles and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
10:45 AM
'Sconset in Bloom
A 3/4 mile, 90 minute historic walk past the rose covered cottages of Nantucket's most beautiful village. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board. 508-332-0953.
11:15 AM to 12:15 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
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday Brunch
Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve Now! 508-228-8768
11:30 AM
Brunch with a Free Squeeze
Good Food, Good Spirits, Good Company! Brunch with a Free Squeeze! Held at The Brotherhood of Thieves, 23 Broad Street!
11:45 AM
July 4th Water Fight
Annual water fight between Town Firefighter with an old hand pumper and modern ladder truck against the Boynton Lane Fire Reserves. If you are on Main Street, you will get wet.
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 4 pm. $45. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:30 PM
Perfect Day Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
July 4th Fun & Games
Listen to PJ Moody play on the bandstand as Bobby Lamb \"Balloon Wizard\" creates all kinds of inflatable animals for all to enjoy. Held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
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 & Centre Street, besides bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
2:00 PM
Nantucket Bike Tour - Town & Cisco Brewery
Pedal through town center, around various historical locations and even out to Cisco Brewery! We provide the bikes helmets, water bottles and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
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
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Apres la Plage
Enjoy snacks and light menu items with summery cocktails in the peaceful garden and back patio of Fifty-Six Union, 56 Union Street. 508-228-6135
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 Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $45. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
4:30 PM
Grundlefunk Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Timbukblues Performs Live
Timbukblues Performs Live at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
5:00 PM to 5:45 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 $35 with a cheese plate served by the Lobster Trap. wineguy@ciscobrewers.com 415-548-0374, reservations recommended.
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Children's Beach Activitites
Games with ribbons awarded for ages 6 - 12! Running Races, Sack Races, tug-of-war, Wheel Barrow Race & Kite Flying. Held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
5:00 PM
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play is a one woman play that depicts the lives of Captain George Pollard, Jr., First Mate Owen Chase and Cabin Boy Thomas Nickerson...and their harrowing experiences aboard the whaleship Essex. Join all three characters on our walk as they tell their individual stories of survival under the most harrowing of life experiences. Meet at the Whaling Musem, 13 Broad Street. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15 and Children $10. 508-257-4586
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Breeze Bar & Cafe and Kids Deck Dining
Dine as a family, then after your children are through eating, drop them off at our supervised 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 by our cozy fire pits, at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street. Reservations 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Kids' Deck activity program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen.
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
Dinner with Live Music at Breeze Cafe - Michael Proch
Outdoor dining in the summer is the best! Enjoy a memorable dinner with Live Music at The Breeze Bar & Cafe Patio at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton 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 Shearwaterexcursions.com. (Daily trip time may change with the setting sun)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Enjoy watching the sun set over one of the world's most magnificent harbors. Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $55. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Earth Got the Blues Performs Live
Live music at NIXS Brew Pub, 15 South Water 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, in front of bank. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
8:30 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. Keep your eyes open, expect the unexpected, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Meet at \"The Hub\" located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. Reservations Required for Saturday 508-257-4586
9:00 PM
Independence Day Fireworks
Fireworks are shot from a barge off of Jetties Beach. Public transportation to Jetties Beach leaves from outside the Whaling Museum on Broad Street for a minimal fee. Bring a blanket to sit on, the sand can be cool.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ Brian
Party with DJ Brian at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street