Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of Nantucket's annual festivals have been canceled or postponed for 2020. These include Daffodil Festival, Nantucket Wine Festival, Nantucket Book Festival, and Nantucket Film Festival. Annual summer festivals planned for July and after are still planned as of early April. Check this page frequently for additional updates.
Nantucket Book Festival
Talks, panels, tented book fairs, parties, and festivities celebrating authors, readers, and books all across Nantucket. For 2020, Book Festival organizers are working to present a virtual festival plus a local author festival later this year. Check the website for details.
Nantucket Christmas Stroll
The original 'Christmas Stroll.' Strolling costumed carolers, bell ringers, and all historic Nantucket Town decorated for our visitors. Held by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce Dec. 4 to 6, 2020.
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival
Stars from the dance world brought together for performances, films, workshops, and classes on Nantucket. For 2020, this fabulous festival will be virtual.
Nantucket Comedy Festival
The 2020 Nantucket Comedy Festival will be held July 16 to 18, bringing top comedic talent to the island. You'll laugh your ACK off! Don't miss it!
Nantucket Cranberry Festival
Watch berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, participate in the family activities, or just enjoy the music and spectacular autumn scenery. Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Boston Pops on Nantucket
Nantucket Cottage Hospital will reimagine the Boston Pops on Nantucket in 2020 and deliver a special experience that celebrates the hospital, our brave healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers across the island. Details soon!
Nantucket Wine & Food Festival
Over the years the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has blossomed into one of the nation's most celebrated wine and food events. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 2020 festival has been cancelled.
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
Visit this Daffodil Fest site for details about Nantucket's Daffodil Festival Weekend at the end of April. Photos, schedule, and full Garden Club Daffodil Show program. The 2020 Daffodil Festival has been cancelled because of restrictions due to the pandemic.
Nantucket Garden Festival
As we are moving through these uncertain times, Nantucket Lighthouse School's Board of Trustees has made the tough decision to postpone the 2020 Nantucket Garden Festival to July 13-15, 2021.
Nantucket Film Festival
Come out for a star-studded event, which has showcased the latest in great independent film for more than 20 years! NFF's focus is on the craft of screenwriting, promoting awareness for the art form and awarding the industry's top storytellers. Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Nantucket Film Festival's June dates are being postponed; organizers hope to hold events later this summer.