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June 2019

Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week

June 3 - June 9
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Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket hospitality in many of the acclaimed culinary establishments on the island for prix fixe menus

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Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction

June 9
Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 S Beach St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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26th Annual Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction Sip & Bid Auction Party, Hors D'oeuvres Raw Bar and Dinner & Dancing. We rely on community support to underwrite this event so that all proceeds raised on June 9th can go directly to our vital programs and services, all of which are provided free to our community year-round! To add your support, please click HERE.

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2019 Nantucket Coastal Conference

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Nantucket Coastal Conference

Join experts, regulators, consultants, researchers, and partners from across the region to discuss a range of critical issues such as coastal resilience, sea level rise, ocean acidification, water quality, storm flooding and erosion.

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8th Nantucket Book Festival

June 14 - June 16
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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This festival is designed to delight the literary culture on Nantucket, celebrate the authors and delight people to the wonder of reading books. It is a celebration of Nantucket’s rich literary past, present and future.

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Town Garden Tour with Jenne Atherton of Grey Lady Gardens

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Pocket Park, Fair st.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Jenne Atherton Garden Tour

An inspiring tour of town gardens, varying in size and scope. Tickets $100 until June 30, $125 after June 30.

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Jazz on The Rocks

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nantucket Lobster Trap, 23 Washington St.
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
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Nantucket Buck A Shuck Jazz with Kelly Emery

1$ Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & live music at Nantucket Lobster trap with local jazz band, Jazz on the Rocks.

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Nantucket Film Festival

June 19 - June 24
Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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There's no way around it, attending this festival involves a journey to an island 30 miles out to sea. Those who've been attending every year for the past 18 years like it that way. Rub shoulders with some Hollywood mega-stars.  

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Nantucket Pink Wine Mixer

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Island Kitchen, 1 Chins Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$99
Nantucket Pink Wine Mixer

Conquer the mystery of rosé wine. You’ll have the opportunity to walk around and speak with wine sommeliers. Become a master of your own palate as you discover your new favorite pink wines at a fraction of the price.

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A Hard Day’s Night – Cisco After Dark Party

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$25
A Hard Days Night

Cisco Brewers collaborates with Nantucket Film Festival, offering the only time all year to enjoy the brewery after sunset. Ticket includes a screening of the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” and one food item of your choice. Rain or shine. Pay at the door.

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51st Annual St. Mary’s Summer Fair

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Mary’s Summer Fair, 3 Federal St.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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nantucket event summer 2019

Enjoy grilled food, baked goods, coffee, iced tea and treats. Includes an auction, theme basket, wine and spirits baskets, jewelry, and White Elephant items. There will be kids’ games and seating for lunch. Proceeds go toward St .Mary’s youth programs.

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St. Paul’s Annual Fair

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fair St., Fair St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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This fair offers free games and crafts for children, a toddler area, hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch, a baked goods table and sweet treats for snacks, a silent auction, gift shop, books, and a yard sale.

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Benefit Art Auction & Gala

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Great Harbor Yacht Club, 96 Washington Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$1000 – $15000
nantucket artist art walk

The Artist Association of Nantucket will honor Nantucket artist Carol Keefe at this annual event, which celebrates the achievements of Nantucket’s dynamic artist community.

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Small Friends 5K Fun Run

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small Friends on Nantucket Early Education Center, 21 Nobadeer Farm Rd.
Nantucket, 02554 United States
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$30
Race For Space Run Nantucket

The 3rd annual 5K Fun Run is a 3.1 mile loop that starts at the school, goes to Old South Road, then Milestone Road and ends back at Small Friends. All proceeds go to the school. Run Walk entry fee.

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Sunday Night Concert

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Nantucket Blue Band

Nantucket Blue performs. A vocal jazz ensemble comprised of year-round Nantucket residents.

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Sculpture – Ages 10-14 with John

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 11:30 am
Artists Association of Nantucket, 24 Amelia Dr.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$266
Kids Clay Program with John

Students will have access to found objects and will be guided through clay sculpture techniques, visual composition, and assembly to create their own unique, mixed-media sculptures.

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Children’s Beach Games and Activities

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Childrens Beach Activities

A wonderful assortment of free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops and jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball!

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SIP AND STIR: A Cocktail Party with Hands-on Cooking Activities

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal St.
Nantucket, MA United States
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$50
Sip and Stir Cocktail Party

An informal cooking experience featuring a hands-on cooking technique or activity, paired with an appropriate beer, wine or spirit chosen by a visiting mixologist. Tickets $50.

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Blooming Bids

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$50

Now in its 20th year, Blooming Bids Supporting Kids is a much-loved community event that supports free programs and services offered to Nantucket Public School children through Mentoring Youth Nantucket, a direct service line of Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center. On event night, guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Bartlett’s Farm, a selection of refreshing beverages, and will have the opportunity to bid on an array of unique auction items, such as highly creative planters donated by some of Nantucket’s…

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Nantucket Arts Council ARTS CELEBRATION

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 11 Orange St.
Nantucket, 02554 United States
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Nantucket ARTS CELEBRATION

The “Arts Celebration” features three events, any of which will support the Nantucket Arts Council. Concert featuring “Jazz Trio a la Francaise” at 6:30PM at the Unitarian Church, tickets $30. French Cuisine and Culture: Berets, Brie and Bordeaux: The wine & cheese pre-concert reception held upstairs a the Nantucket Culinary Institute at 5PM, tickets $50. Post-concert dinner: French dinner prepared by Chef Greg Margolis at the Nantucket Culinary Center, tickets $500 per person.

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Chill & Grill California Wines

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach St.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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nantucket chill and grill

Summer chilling and grilling season is here, now you just need the perfect wines to pair. Featuring a progression of delectable California wine choices that will make your backyard barbecue the most coveted invite in the neighborhood.

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Folk Tales to Fine Art Grand Reception

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Artists Association of Nantucket, 24 Amelia Dr.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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A John Lochtefeld Retrospective grand opening celebration.

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Night in White

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$250
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Join the Museum of African American History for a special night of history, culinary, and a behind-the-scenes conversation with Anthony Anderson, the star of the ABC hit TV show, Black-ish. Enjoy cuisine from the Nantucket Catering Company and an exclusive live auction featuring luxury experiences. Proceeds benefit the rehabilitation of the African American Meeting House and Museum.

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Sunday Night Concert

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Foggy Poops

Live music by Foggy Roots. Premier island reggae roots and rock band. Enjoy an evening under the stars at Children's Beach, downtown Nantucket.

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July 2019

July 4 Downtown Celebration

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street, Main Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Face painting, dunk tank, watermelon and pie eating contests, kid’s parade, pet parade and more! The Grand Finale is the famous water fight with the Fire department at noon. After, join in family fun at Children’s Beach!

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Summer Small Works Reception

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St.
Nantuclet, MA 02554 United States
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An opening celebration for the Summer Small Works Exhibition, hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket.

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Sidewalk Art Show

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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nantucket event summer 2019 art walk event

The oldest show of its kind in the U.S., and a wonderful opportunity to meet twenty of Nantucket’s finest artists. Hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket. Rain Date Sunday, July 7.

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Firecracker 5K

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nantucket Health Club, 10 Youngs Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$25
Nantucket Firecracker 5K

3.1 mile gently rolling course out to Monomoy and back. There are both a 5K run and a 5K competitive walk. Race starts and finishes at Nantucket Health Club.

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Sunday Night Concert

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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nantucket event summer 2019 and beyond

Susan J. Berman and Ray K. Saunders perform an eclectic mix of musical styles from Broadway to bluegrass.

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Cisco Brewers Trashion Show

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$50
Trashion Show Nantucket

With your ticket, you will receive a front row seat to the trashiest fashion show on island, as well as a special eco-conscious swag bag. Watch local and celebrity models strut their recycled stuff on the Cisco Catwalk. Live music and dueling DJs. All proceeds benefit local charities. Rain date July 10.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - July 20 @ 9:30 pm
White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$69 – $79
The Hound of the Baskervilles

This lively farce features murder, a supernatural hound, and the foggy desolate Devonshire moors. The performance is suitable for all ages, although adults will especially enjoy its sophisticated, comic take on landed nobility and country folk alike.

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Nantucket Comedy Festival

July 11 @ 7:00 am - July 13 @ 11:30 pm
Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$1750 – $5000
Kevin Flinn

An annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket’s children. Events include the Stand Up & Learn Kids’ Night Performance, Ladies’ Night, the Boston vs. New York Comedy SmACKdown, and more.

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Friends Fete with The Ballroom Thieves

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Almanack Arts Colony, 25 Almanack Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Alamanac Friends Fete

An evening under the stars to celebrate the inspiring beauty of Nantucket’s preserved and open spaces. Includes hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, open bar, live music and dancing at the Almanack Arts Colony in Polpis. Young Friend ticket $150, Patron ticket $300.

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8th Nantucket Yoga Festival

July 12 - July 14
Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Bringing together the very best of world-class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides.

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Race for Open Space

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Windswept Cranberry Bog, 301 Polpis Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Race for Open Space

Organized by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation Associates, this 5K, 10K race or two mile walk attracts serious runners, casual joggers, walkers and those who are simply avid supporters. Proceeds go to the Foundation’s Land Fund. Entry fee for 5K - $50, 10K - $65, 2 mile walk $50.

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Sunday Night Concert

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Arlene Natalie Wedding 89

Island Tunes. A showcase for Nantucket singers and songwriters to develop their skills while putting on a fun and interesting show.

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Garden Tour with Katie Hemingway of Grass Roots

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nantucket Lighhouse School, 1 Rugged Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Garden Tour with Katie Hemingway of Grass Roots

A guided tour of Nantucket gardens. Participants will meet at Nantucket Lighthouse School and visit properties via a tour van, allowing guests to see a curated selection of private gardens. Tickets $125 until June 30, $150 after June 30.

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Nantucket Window Box Tour and Demo with Fabrizia Lu Macchiavelli

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Summer House, 27 Fair St.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Window Box Tour and Demo with Fabrizia

A curated walking tour of some of Fabrizia’s favorite in-town window boxes. After the tour, Fabrizia will welcome the group into a private town garden where she will demonstrate how to design and plant a spectacular and iconic Nantucket window box. Tickets $100 until June 30, $125 after June 30.

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Garden Soirée

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
95 Maint St., 95 Main St.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Nantucket Garden Soiree

Celebrate the 11th annual Nantucket Garden Festival in the historic garden of the famed Middle Brick. Includes DJ Billy Voss and garden-inspired cocktails and sommelier-selected wines by Epernay. Event will feature a curated art show and spectacular floral installation, as well as a raw bar. Tickets $175 until June 30, $225 after June 30.

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The Nantucket Art & Artisan Show

July 18 - July 21
Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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The Nantucket Art & Artisan Show is Small Friends largest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds from the Preview Party and the show will help support the organization’s general budget. Thursday: 6 PM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 3 PM

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Garden Tour with Amy Pallenberg of Amy Pallenberg Garden Design

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nantucket Lighhouse School, 1 Rugged Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$125
Garden Tour with Amy

A guided tour of Nantucket gardens. Participants will meet at the Nantucket Lighthouse School and visit properties via a tour van, and will see a curated selection of private gardens. Tickets $125.

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Fairy Gardens & Floral Crowns

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nantucket Lighhouse School, 1 Rugged Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Gardens & Fairy Festival

This workshop welcomes children ages 4 and up, to the amazing world of gardening with fairies in mind. Participants will make a fanciful fairy dwelling out of natural materials. Once finished with their fairy garden, children will design and craft a beautiful floral crown with fresh-cut flowers. Tickets $60 until June 30, $75 after June 30.

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Nantucket Triathlon

July 20
Jetties Beach Nantucket, MA 02554 United States + Google Map

Great race, great vibe, and an even better after-party!

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White Shark Post-Race Triathlon Party at Cisco Brewers

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$50
Shark Party Cisco Brewery

The post-race party will be a great time with live music. Each entry includes a free t-shirt and two free drinks for adults over 21 years of age. Proceeds will go to support Ocearch, a non-profit organization with a global reach for research on great white sharks. Tickets are limited and not sold at the door – must buy tickets at www.eventbrite.com.

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Sunday Night Concert

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Coq Au Vin band nantucket wedding band

Live music by Coq Au Vin. Coq au Vin is a fresh and unique revivalist musical ensemble specializing in the performance of a spicy mélange of Gypsy jazz, French, Spanish, Klezmer and Latin American music, as well as American blues standards. Listeners are quickly transformed to revelers as they are transported to a vintage American speakeasy or Parisian café one minute, and the streets of Havana the next. Coq au Vin is available in several different arrangements ranging from a…

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Schoolama 5 Concert

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - July 24 @ 7:30 pm
Nantucket Lobster Trap, 23 Washington St.
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
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Free

Nantucket's own Shchoolama 5 unites with The Nantucket Lobster Trap's 1$ Oyster Night to bring you a night of musical seafood field excitement.

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Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival

July 24 - July 28
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival is a major fundraising event for the Atheneum, which must raise 60 percent of its budget through special events and private donations.

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Yoga With A View

July 24 @ 7:30 am - July 28 @ 8:30 am
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Childrens Beach Yoga Nantucket

Bettina Broer started practicing yoga in 1978 & has been teaching it for the past twenty-some years. Adults $20, teens $15, kids $10 and mats $2.

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Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm Fresh Feast

July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm, 168 Hummock Pond Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Sustainable Nantucket Farm Fresh Feast

An evening under the stars, celebrating the bounty of the season. Start with cocktails and appetizers while you explore the farm, then sit down for a locally grown dinner prepared by Nantucket Culinary; finally dance the night away while enjoying desserts from Nantucket bakeries. Dinner tickets $250, Cocktail tickets $75, Dessert & Dancing tickets $35.

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Tie-Dye Clinic

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 16, 2019

Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$5
nantucket tye-die clinic

June 28 - August 16 every Friday at Children's Beach from Noon-1:00pm. Bring a $7 per shirt or $5 if you bring your own.

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On the Isle’s 20th Anniversary Gala Evening

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
‘Sconset Casino & ‘Sconset Chapel, 10 New St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$150
On the Isle’s 20th Anniversary Gala Evening

Two simultaneous performances, 45 minutes each. Guests will be assigned to one of the venues to start, and switch to the other venue at intermission. Enjoy a glass of bubbly during intermission. Guests will gather for a dessert reception under the stars and dance the night away to a Swing-era Big Band.

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