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Plan activities for your stay on Nantucket and stay up-to-date on all of the exciting happenings our island has to offer all year long with our calendar of events.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic some Nantucket events for spring and early summer 2020 have been cancelled,
or have shifted to a virtual event through digital channels.
Please check back with us for updates to events and happenings further into the season.

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Events for July 2020

July 2020

2020 Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival – Reimagined

July 1 - August 1
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Curated in an imaginative online platform by our talented Artistic Director, Tyler Angle, viewers will receive an up close and personal look into the world and work of our dancers – enjoying interviews, new and original dance content, and interactive programs that will be rolled out over an 8 week time period – launching Memorial Day weekend and culminating during the festival week in July.  

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Nantucket Atheneum’s Online Classes & More

July 1 - July 30
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Though the library is closed due to COVID-19 health precautions, you can enjoy the Nantucket Atheneum's array of online  classes, sessions, and archives. Search recipes to cook at home, plan a future vacation with online travel books, access research materials, music, entertainment and more!

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Explore Nantucket History Online

July 1 - August 21
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Discover Nantucket's history at home with kids' craft ideas, journaling exercises, video galleries, and digitally transcribed collections from Nantucket Historical Association.  

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BioBlitz with Linda Loring Nature Foundation

July 1 - July 30

Discover the nature around you while practicing physical distancing                     Outdoor activities are limited to self-guided possibilities so Linda Loring Nature Foundation is launching the first LLNF BioBlitz for Nantucket – physical distancing in nature. Using a public, free app (iNaturalist)  take photos of cool things in nature on your daily walks and share them with the community. Then, you can check out the maps online for what other people have seen and where. Learn about the creatures and plants that…

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Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Virtual Experience

July 1 - September 3
shipwreck museum nantucket virtual exhibit

Enjoy exhibits and artifacts ranging from the Breeches Buoy, an ingenious shore-to-ship rescue device akin to a zip line today, or hear the story of the Wreck of the W.F. Marshall in which all lives were saved including that of a very large Newfoundland dog.  

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Race for Open Space – Virtual

July 10 - July 12
nantucket 2020 race for open space

Join us for a VIRTUAL Race For Open Space from July 10, 2020 - July 12, 2020 to support Nantucket's conservation land. You can complete the race from anywhere in the world! Complete a 2 mile walk / 5K race / 10K race. Your race must be completed and results uploaded by 11:59PM, July 12, 2020. For more information, and to register go to Nantucket Conservation Foundation's site here.

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Nantucket Whaling Museum Reopening

July 13
Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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The Nantucket Historical Association's Whaling Museum reopens to the general public. New guidelines and protocols are in place for the health and safety of all visitors and staff. Online advance ticket reservation is required.

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On with the Show- Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

July 26 @ 6:00 pm
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“On With the Show; Spotlight on the Future“ A Virtual evening of spectacular performances and support for the future of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. An old-fashioned televised variety show/telethon performance with help from NCTV.

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Virtual Nantucket by Design

July 30 - September 1
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Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, an on-line antique show, and lively panel discussions. This year the event will be virtual.

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August 2020

Nantucket Preservation Trust August Fête

August 6 @ 7:00 pm
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The Annual August Fête is a celebration of the architectural heritage Nantucket Preservation Trust works to preserve. The health and safety of NPT supporters, volunteers, and staff is taken into consideration for this year's event and NPT will hold There’s No Place Like Home, a virtual gathering, on Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm and silent auction to help support the ongoing work of NPT.

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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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Boston Pops for Nantucket Virtual Event

August 8 @ 7:00 pm
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The annual Boston Pops concert for Nantucket Cottage Hospital will go virtual this year as a free broadcasted event on Nantucket Community Television (NCTV18) and on ACKFM 97.7 Enjoy listening to past performances of The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and special guests. An additional clap for care givers initiative will follow the broadcast.

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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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