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Events for March 2020

March 2020

Open Mic Night at Nantucket Culinary Center

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - April 23 @ 9:00 pm
Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal St.
Nantucket, MA United States
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Thursday nights through April with open mic master, David Hayes. Comedy. Poetry (not too much!). Song. AV provided. Cash bar & limited food menu. Menu changes weekly. No ticket necessary. Show up and sign up.

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April 2020

Beach Clean-Up & Habitat Restoration

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wauwinet Gatehouse, 11 Wauwinet Road
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Join the Trustees of Reservations on Sunday April 5th anytime between 9am - 4pm at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.  Bring your family and friends to kick off the spring season by helping us clean the beaches of accumulated winter debris.  We will also install symbolic fencing to protect our local nesting birds.  Volunteers should come dressed in layers for varying weather conditions, wear appropriate footwear, bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen, refillable water bottle and snacks.  Meet us at 9am at Wauwinet…

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Daffodil Festival

April 24 - April 26

The 2020 Nantucket Daffodil Festival includes an Annual Antique Car Parade beginning on Main Street and ending in 'Sconset with a picnic.  

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The Flower Power Party

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Nantucket Historical Association kicks off Daffodil Weekend with the Flower Power Party at the Whaling Museum. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and prizes for the best "blooming" outfit.

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46th Annual Daffodil Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Revel in the most beloved Nantucket spring tradition on Main Street for the annual car parade with over 100 antique cars decorated in "Daffy fashion" before heading to 'Sconset village for tailgate picnics.

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Daffodil Festival Children’s Parade

April 25 @ 10:30 am
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Family fun at Children's Beach! Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, wagon or baby carriage with a Daffodil theme for the annual children's parade with ribbons awarded to all participants. All children on bicycles must wear a helmet.

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May 2020

Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival brings distinguished winemakers and chefs together for a world-class epicurean celebration on Nantucket.

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Figawi Race Weekend

May 22 - May 25

Figawi Race Weekend is a top sailing event not only on the east coast but nationally as well as internationally. Traditionally held over Memorial Day Weekend, the event marks the beginning of the summer season.

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June 2020

Dreamcatcher Dinner & Auction

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 S Beach St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) hosts their primary fundraising event to provide the best care possible for those in need on Nantucket.

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Nantucket Book Festival

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm

Nantucket has a storied literary culture, and we feel the time has come to celebrate and share it. Join us June 18-21, 2020 for the 9th annual Nantucket Book Festival! Discover panels, discussions, and other events with range of authors- from those atop national best-sellers list to beloved local writers.

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Film Festival

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm

A five-day international film festival, taking place each June on Nantucket. Enjoy documentaries, screenwriter panels, fascinating narratives, and more!

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July 2020

Nantucket Yoga Festival

July 10 - July 12

The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides for one inspiring weekend.

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2020 Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival

July 20 - July 25
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, the library’s major fundraising event, brings the best of ballet – dancers, musicians and choreographers – to the island for performances in an intimate venue. The festival includes free programs for all ages and culminates with two evening performances.

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August 2020

Race Week

August 8 - August 16

Experience the excitement of nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing.

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Opera House Cup Regatta

August 16
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The Opera House Cup Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and attracts some of the finest wooden sailboats in the world. The Opera House Cup encourages the appreciation, understanding, restoration and use of classic wooden boats by amateur sailors.

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