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 23 events for Thursday 29th 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
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals & birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
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 10:30 AM
Toddler Time
A 20-25 minute story time for toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets available 10 am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. Free Admission.
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
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Babies Into Books
A 15-20 minutes program designed to introduce babies and their caregivers to books and the library. Learning begins at birth! Rhymes, songs, simple books and finger plays will be used to foster pre-literacy skills. Join us for some fun with books and babies! No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 babies + caregivers. Tickets at the Children's Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the radiant, beautiful village of Siasconset. $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 in Sconset. 508-332-0953.
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 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
Stories & songs for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 20 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Taco Bar + 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
Lance Mountain Dance Party 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.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel
Savor the early fall breezes at The Nantucket Hotel! Join us outdoors for our popular Front Porch - Live Music, Drinks & Afternoon Light Menu event. Sip your favorite cocktails and sample lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee and Bob McGuire. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 or To book via OpenTable, visit
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.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Intermediate / Advanced English Class
Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113. Held at The Atheneum Learning Lab
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LVA Beginner's English
Beginner's English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner's English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no preregistration is required. 508-228-1110 ext. 113 Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
7:00 PM
?"Love, Loss & What I Wore"
Drama Desk Award Winning Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron (based on the book of same name by Ilene Beckerman), offers stories of women, clothes and memories. From mothers, prom dresses, mothers, wedding dresses, and mothers, this play is full of love, laughs and wearing black. Held at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or
7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Yoga Book Club with Evie & Adam
Get the book "Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Racing" from Bookworks at a 10% discount and come join Evie & Adam for a book discussion at the Yoga Room, 54 Fairgrounds Road
Sunrise: 06:39:31 AM
Sunset: 06:21:05 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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