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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 28 events for Thursday 26th of May 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. Offered daily by Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
9:00 AM
Free Greenhouse Tour
See what goes on behind the scenes with one of our free walking tours. See how we grow in the ornamental greenhouse and get a glimpse of the tomato greenhouses. Learn about our organic growing practices and learn a little farm history. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the market. Bartlett's Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Family Art Drop-In for Ages 2 to 5
Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and elementary art fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Artists Association Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $5 per child per day.
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 Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
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 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 Shearwaterexcursions.com.
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: www.RafaelOsonaAuctions.com
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zumba
Shake things up and keep grooving for life. The Zumba Gold DVD is 45 minutes of easy to follow, exhilarating dance fitness moves. You'll learn exciting new dances like salsa, meringue, flamenco and cumbia, while you strengthen your body and energize your mind. Call the Saltmarsh at 508-228-4490 or sign up at the front desk.
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. www.nantucketdreamland.org
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
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!
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!
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
Lance Mountain Dance Party Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
4:30 PM
Jacob Butler Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Takes Road Trip
Monthly meeting for the members of the Atheneum Teen Advisory Board. Interested teens ages 12-18 are welcome to attend! Book talk, events update, future planning, and Pizza. Held at The Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Red, White, & Crew: American Winery Heroes
Take part in this festive, patriotic wine tasting to toast Team USA and honor the heroic accomplishments of our fallen soldiers. You will soon be waving the Stars & Stripes in approval of our patriotic picks from a line-up of All-American wineries. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com
5:30 PM
Movie: Neighbors 2 - Sorority Rising
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
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
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 Shearwaterexcursions.com. (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 theatreworkshop.com
7:00 PM
Movie: The Nice Guys
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:00 PM
Movie: X-Men - Apocalypse
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
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: 05:15:34 AM
Sunset: 07:59:39 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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