Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Karaoke at the Rose & Crown
Jul 5 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a unique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. The trips will visit birding … Continue reading "Early-Bird Bird Expedition"
Jul 5 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Steps Beach off of Lincoln Circle
Special Event: meet at Steps Beach off of Lincoln Circle and be sure the area is spotless before the festivities. The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:50 am Nantucket Ice
First 20 paid players. Pick up hockey, full gear required.
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am
About Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am
A 2-1/2 mile, 55 minute nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Cash Only
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
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, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Nantucket Culinary is pleased to present our Kids in the Kitchen Sous Chef Summer Program, a series of cooking classes for budding sous chefs. Meet Pastry Chef Amanda Baker, who is ready to create a … Continue reading "Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs 9 y.o. and up"
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Keep the kids entertained this Summer with fun cooking classes inspired by Fairy Tales. Course Details: Each class will combine food, stories and craft based on traditional Fairy Tales taught by our in-house child educator. … Continue reading "Kitchen Fairy Tales for Kids – Hansel and Gretel"
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Straight Wharf
Sail Aboard the Endeavor, Departure times: 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM, plus a Sunset sail. 90 Minute Sail Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights.  Call for … Continue reading "Sail Aboard the Endeavor"
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Kelly Simmons, “The Fifth of July”
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am
Hear the history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mi, 80 min walking tour for ages 13+
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jetties Beach
Tattoos & Tootsie Pops. KanJam, Cornhole. Tug O’ War at 2. Noon-4. Free BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) Sponsored by Counterculture Nantucket: Family Friendly Fun for Folks of All Ages.
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Childrens Beach
Children’s Beach, located at the end of Harbor View Way, is the perfect park for families and children. During July and August, the Town of Nantucket’s Culture & Tourism department sponsors games and activities for … Continue reading "Tie-Dye Clinic"
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Jul 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Make your own book with fun papers, maps, and envelopes to keep all of your summer memories in one place. No experience necessary. All tools and materials will be supplied. FREE for teens grades 6-12. … Continue reading "Makerspace for Teens – Summer Memories Book"
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Although Polpis Harbor is part of Nantucket Harbor, with its own narrow channel leading into it and two distinct coves or, lobes, this former kettle hole definitely feels like its own … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Hike"
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tour the Vestal Street Observatory Free for Members Purchase a property pass for access to our aquarium, natural science museum, Mitchell House, and the Vestal Street Observatory Tour. Adults – $10 Children – $8
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live music at Cisco Brewers
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live music at the rose & Crown
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. Call 508-228-7037.
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Enjoy an evening with cocktails and dinner while watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the best view in town.
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jetties Beach
Sponsored by Jesus Camp Nantucket Come as you are. No prerequisites required. BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Copy: Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. Call 508-228-7037.
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm Straight Wharf
Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset: 508-228-5585 for exact departure time and tickets. Endeavorsailing.com , Slip #1015, Straight Wharf
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min.
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm White Heron Theatre
 
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Live Music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant.
Jul 5 @ 8:45 pm
Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min.
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm Jetties Beach
Fireworks display shot off from a barge off of Jetties Beach. If you need a ride to Jetties Beach, catch the Wave in front of the Whaling Museum on Broad Street. — bus will depart … Continue reading "Nantucket Independence Celebration Fireworks"
Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 6 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown
Jul 6 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am meet at Nobadeer Beach (end of Nonantum Avenue)
Meet at Nobadeer Beach (end of Nonantum Avenue) to be sure the revelers have left it pristine. If it is, we will decamp to Jetties Beach. Command decision to be made on the spot. The … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Jul 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Downtown on Cambridge & North Union Streets
Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers and Artisans Market is designed to support and strengthen our traditional industry of agriculture; to support the local economy and encourage entrepreneurs; to help keep downtown vital and to enhance our experience … Continue reading "Farmers & Artisans Market"