Aug 11 – Aug 19 all-day
Nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. Nantucket Race Week is proud to be a Clean Regatta as certified … Continue reading "Nantucket Race Week"
Aug 20 @ 12:00 am – 2:30 am Waypoint Marine
Sail Through the Centuries: 400 Years, Nantucket and the Sea Join us to hear an expert historian guide you through four centuries of Nantucket history. Hear amazing stories illustrating the unfailing connection between the island … Continue reading "Lynx sails"
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and … Continue reading "Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike"
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Waypoint Marine
Shipwreck Tales and Shanty Sail Fun for the whole family! Sail aboard the Tall Ship Lynx to hear stories of dramatic shipwrecks and daring rescues. Sing along to lively sea shanties geared toward young audiences, … Continue reading "Lynx sails"
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am
See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. $50pp. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 11:30 am AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore creative possibilities of all kinds in this summer favorite! Different themes are explored each week, so join us for more than one week of fun. Art Camp may include: drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, … Continue reading "Art Camp: Ages 6-8"
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wauwinet Gate House
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr – Repeated at 1 pm.
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
All levels welcome. Learn David’s approach to looser, suggestive painting. Capture the essence of your subject in this bold style, focusing on the “big picture” rather than the details. Work in oil paints from your … Continue reading "Painting with a Broad Brush with David Lazarus"
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 11:30 am AAN's Visual Arts Center
Expand your horizons with the exciting possibilities of this extremely versatile and varied media. From craft applications to one-of-a-kind creations, printmaking is an open ended, never exhausted media. Multi-color block prints, anything-goes collagraphs, and painterly … Continue reading "Printmaking: Ages 9 to 12"
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
Amy Boesky is chair of the English Department at Boston College and directs BC’s minor in Medical Humanities. Trained in early modern literature, she teaches courses on early representations of self, body, and biomedical culture. … Continue reading "Class: Amy Boesky, Memoir Writing"
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
This is the perfect opportunity to visit and photograph two of Nantucket’s lighthouses – Brant Point and Sankaty Head. Learn about the history of each, while capturing impressive images along the way. Other stops on … Continue reading "Nantucket Island Tour"
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am
See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops. 2-hour trip. Tickets $95pp at 508-228-7037 or at shearwaterexcursions.com
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 10:00 am
See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. $50pp. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour introduces participants to Nantucket, both past and present. It tells the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour is 60 minutes long and has five … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am Nantucket Bike Tours
A timeless tour to some of Nantucket’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, and historical locations. Travel with us through the Town of Nantucket, peeking down the Old Whaling streets and quintessential sights. Highlights Old Mill Steps … Continue reading "Town View Bike Tour"
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google’s Snapseed app … Continue reading "iPhone Tour"
Aug 20 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on our indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from the Steamship Authority Wharf daily … Continue reading "Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch"
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 3:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore traditional hand building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination. Clay Camp is different from week to week, join us for … Continue reading "Clay Camp: Ages 6 to 9"
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 3:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students in this class will explore the traditional process of creating comic pages and strips. Start from developing characters and planning out your story to creating completed pages. Have fun penciling, inking, and coloring your … Continue reading "Comic Strips: Ages 10 to 14"
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google’s Snapseed app … Continue reading "iPhone Tour"
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm
See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops. 2-hour trip. Tickets $95pp at 508-228-7037 or at shearwaterexcursions.com
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm Hadwen House
This tour visits three historic homes and gardens, exploring two centuries of life and architecture on Nantucket. The 60-minute tour offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people that have occupied the … Continue reading "Historica House & Garden Walking Tour"
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Step off the beach and onto the Front Porch of The Nantucket Hotel for our fun Beer Garden! Lift a mug of German and locally crafted beer or enjoy fine wines by the glass or … Continue reading "Front Porch Beer Garden at The Nantucket Hotel"
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come walk the narrow streets of ‘Sconset with us and photograph some of the most picturesque cottages and beautiful gardens on the island. We’ll tour the town area, follow with a walk along the Bluff, … Continue reading "Sconset Cottage, Garden & Bluff Tour"
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm Nantucket Bike Tours
7 miles | moderate We think the best thing to do while on Nantucket is … BIKE. However, in a close second is spending time at Cisco Brewery. This family friendly environment and outdoor watering … Continue reading "To The Brewery! Bike Tour"
Aug 20 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  4pm, & 5:15pm
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This is the perfect opportunity to visit and photograph two of Nantucket’s lighthouses – Brant Point and Sankaty Head. Learn about the history of each, while capturing impressive images along the way. Other stops on … Continue reading "Nantucket Island Tour"
Aug 20 @ 3:30 pm The Dreamland
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at 5:15pm
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm The Dreamland
Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on aluxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along.
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm The Dreamland
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at this downtown hot spot!
Aug 20 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com .
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
After a fun day on Island, come out with us to enjoy beer, wine, and our signature cocktails while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. For tickets call 508-228-7037 or go to … Continue reading "Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater"
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Our final concert of the season features Nantucket native Greta Feeney, mezzo and ‘cellist Ethan Philbrick. Greta Feeney & Ethan Philbrick will be accompanied by pianist Nimrod Reitman.
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Culinary
Nantucket Culinary is pleased to present our new series: A Nourished Life – a series of healthy classes this summer focused on optimal health, eating well, and cooking meals inspired by seasonal ingredients. This Monday, … Continue reading "A Nourished Life – an innovative health series at Nantucket Culinary"
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Enjoy our complimentary Kids’ Deck 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, supervised … Continue reading "Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant"
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Join us all summer long for our old-fashioned New England Clambake, which is offered rain or shine on Monday evenings in our indoor/outdoor Terrace at Breeze restaurant. We’re serving up scrumptious clambake fare with all … Continue reading "Old-Fashioned New England Clambake with Live Music at Breeze Restaurant"
Aug 20 @ 6:00 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
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm The Dreamland
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
 
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Great Hall, Nantucket Atheneum
Nantucket textile artist Susan Boardman sits down for a conversation with writer Betsy Tyler about her exquisite embroidered narratives. Taught to stitch by her mother when she was five, Susan is the great-granddaughter of a … Continue reading "Interwoven Stories Conversation: Susan Boardman & Betsy Tyler"
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This 2.5-hour tour will take us to different locations in Madaket to photograph beaches, birds, piers, lakes and inlets as they change color during Nantucket’s epic sunsets. Learn about adjusting your ISO and white balance … Continue reading "Madaket & More at Sunset"
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm The Dreamland
Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Live music on the Whaling Museum Roofwalk with Foggy Roots presented by Fisher Real Estate.