Aug 16 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown
Aug 17 all-day
The MA Legislature has designated August 17th and 18th of this year as the 2019 Sales Tax Holiday weekend. No sales tax is to be charged on non-business purchases made on that weekend of single items priced … Continue reading "Sales Tax “Holiday”"
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Creeks and Monomy shoreline. Meet near Sayles’ Seafood Store.
The Creeks and Monomy shoreline. Meet near Sayles’ Seafood Store. 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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am Jetties Beach
The 13th annual Walk for Autism Speaks: registration at Jetties Beach at 8:30 am; opening ceremonies at 9:30 am; walk begins at 9:45 am. Autismspeaks.org/newengland or 617-726-1515
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Annual Summer book Sale will be held in the Gallery, 9:30- 2pm $1 for Paperback Books $2 for Hardcover Books
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. … Continue reading "Meet the Animals"
Aug 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Creative movement class for children 10 mos. – 3 yrs. old with yoga and movement instructor Brittany Young. Free admission. Class is limited to first 15 children. Each child should be accompanied by one parent … Continue reading "Music & Movement with Miss Britt: 10 mos. – 3 yrs."
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Skate Park
This free event to promote awareness about issues including underage drinking, addiction, mental illness.  For all ages, at the Nantucket Skate Park, Backus Lane.  Fairwinds Nantucket: 508-228-6677
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM; 2 hour cruise Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray seal colony.
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sankaty Head Light
The Nantucket Amateur Radio Association (NARA) will operate a two-way radio station at Sankaty Head Light as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW), joining over 300 amateur radio stations around the world … Continue reading "International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend"
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Childrens Beach
NanPuppets at Childrens Beach
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
Kathleen van Lieu will discuss her art and her techniques in a free and informal session in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street.
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Author of Sconset: House by House
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s yoga class for children grades 1-5, with certified yoga instructor Brittany Young. Free and open to the public. Limited to first 15 children. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before program begins.
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Local artist will paint spectacular sea creatures on your face or hands.
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Natural Science Museum
Local artist will paint spectacular sea creatures on your face or hands.
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
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. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Aug 17 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Aug 17 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm 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.
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet
A delectable brunch along the waters of Nantucket Bay in Toppers at the Wauwinet. 
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Help cheer on this intrepid group of 12 swimmers swimming 4 miles to raise money for Swim Across America Nantucket. Each has raised at least $4,000 for cancer treatment and care on Nantucket. If you … Continue reading "Swim Across America Nantucket 4 Mile Swim"
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm The Dreamland
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in … Continue reading "Movie: Angry Birds 2"
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm The Dreamland
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever — High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading … Continue reading "Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold"
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm The Dreamland
Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison … Continue reading "Movie: The Kitchen"
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bennett Hall
Tulgey Wood proudly presents our original play, loosely based on “Mean Girls.” Enjoy the musical journey through high school cliques and learning to love ourselves for who we are. Free and open to the public! … Continue reading "Tulgey Wood Musical"
Aug 17 @ 2:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
Aug 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm The Dreamland
Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond … Continue reading "Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain"
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm White Heron Theatre
What is A Nantucket Mixtape? The Mixtape is a Student Company showcase that explores societal themes through music and dance. If you love being moved by the performing arts, you simply must experience the power … Continue reading "White Heron Student Company presents The Nantucket Mixtape, Vol. 3"
Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm The Dreamland
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream … Continue reading "Movie: Maiden"
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 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.
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket Boat Basin
One-Of-A-Kind experience! tour classic and modern yachts. Meet the owners in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Sponsored by Brooklin Boat Yard. Race Week | Nantucket, MA
Aug 17 @ 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.
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Dreamland
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time, the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical has been given to The Nantucket Dreamland. The African … Continue reading "Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney’s The Lion King"
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Hotel
Step off the beach and onto the Front Porch of The Nantucket Hotel for our fun Pinot, Live Music & Fire Pits event! Lift a glass of your favorite Pinot (or other fine wine) or … Continue reading "Front Porch Pinot, Live Music & Fire Pits"
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Artist will also be on site Sunday, August 18 2pm–4pm Susan Lister Locke features artist Paul Arsenault as he returns to Nantucket August 17, showcasing a collection of favorite island motifs at her Easy Street … Continue reading "Paul Arsenault’s Nantucket: The Artist’s Collection Opening Reception"
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm Nantucket Hotel
Enjoy our complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores program! Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant at The Nantucket Hotel. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join our Kids’ Deck team members for free, … Continue reading "Complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores Program at Breeze Restaurant"
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm The Dreamland
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a … Continue reading "Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!