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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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March 2020

Family Scavenger Hunt

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm
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Organized by Nantucket Conservation Foundation, this free community event is a self-guided, self-paced exploration of highlighted Nantucket Conservation Foundation properties. Register at nantucketconservation.org Instructions packet will be emailed or available for pick up at the Foundation office (118 Cliff Rd) starting on February 21st. Prizes available for completion of the scavenger hunt! Only from Saturday, February 22nd - Monday, March 9th! *Featuring new properties for 2020!

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One Book One Island Community Reading Event

March 6 - March 15
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Copies of this year’s selection, The Overstory by Richard Powers, can be picked up at: Annye’s Whole Foods Nantucket Atheneum Inquirer & Mirror Salt March Senior Center Nantucket Chamber of Commerce Nantucket Historical Association Administration Offices Bookworks Mitchell’s Book Corner One Book One Island programs will take place between March 6 and March 15, 2020. About The Overstory: Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Overstory spans multiple  timelines and senses of place. It begins with what seems…

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April 2020

Nantucket Community School Bear Hunt

April 1 - April 30
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A great activity to get kids out of the house! Drive around the island and look for the teddy bears in windows. Use Nantucket Community School's checklist and map and see how many bears you can find.  

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Barnaby Bear Story Time

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 8, 2020

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Children will love to partake in story time with Nantucket author Wendy Rouillard as she reads aloud from one of her popular Barnaby Bear picture books, and a special appearance from Barnaby himself is a highlight! Join in the fun on YouTube.

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May 2020

Nantucket Atheneum’s Online Classes & More

May 1 - June 29
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

May 1 - June 20
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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

May 1 - June 29
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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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Find Barnaby Bear

May 1 - June 21
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Children's author Wendy Rouillard invites kids of all ages to find Barnaby Bear in 1o locations around town to win a copy of "Barnaby Seasons in the Park". Click here for official entry form.

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Nantucket Solo Run for Hope

May 1 - May 3

The Nantucket Triathlon Club and Monument Running Group are hosting a virtual “Nantucket Solo Run for Hope” on May 1, 2, and 3 with three different run distances 5k, 10k and Half Marathon, plus a 5k walk. You can run this race from anywhere in the world. The beneficiary of the Solo Run for Hope is Swim Across America – Nantucket which supports on-island cancer treatment and patient care through the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Oncology Department and PASCON, the Island’s palliative care provider. All of these nurses…

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Barnaby Bear Story Time

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 8, 2020

nantucket kids story times barnaby bear

Children will love to partake in story time with Nantucket author Wendy Rouillard as she reads aloud from one of her popular Barnaby Bear picture books, and a special appearance from Barnaby himself is a highlight! Join in the fun on YouTube.

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Barnaby Bear Story Time

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 8, 2020

nantucket kids story times barnaby bear

Children will love to partake in story time with Nantucket author Wendy Rouillard as she reads aloud from one of her popular Barnaby Bear picture books, and a special appearance from Barnaby himself is a highlight! Join in the fun on YouTube.

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Nantucket Lighthouse School Plant Sale

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Saturday, May 23  is the first Nantucket Lighthouse School plant sale of the year! At the Lighthouse School at 1 Rugged Road. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The sale will be offering many culinary plants, all plants were grown organically!

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June 2020

PASCON Dreamcatcher Sunset Hour

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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A virtual event in support of Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON). Featuring local talent, sunset dedications, and testimonials. Donations will receive an invitation via Zoom. Visit website for more details and information on donations.  

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Nantucket Book Festival

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

Due to COVID-19 public health precautions, the 9th annual Nantucket Book Festival, scheduled for June 18-21, is now working to develop a "virtual festival" with opportunities to hear from the event's featured authors. Please stay tuned for more information as this new plan takes shape. About the Nantucket Book Festival: Nantucket has a storied literary culture, and we feel the time has come to celebrate and share it. Discover panels, discussions, and other events with range of authors- from those…

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Film Festival

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

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Nantucket Film Festival's June dates are being postponed.  The committee will monitor the impact of COVID-19 around the world and locally and will make an announcement with further information in the coming weeks. About Nantucket Film Festival: 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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Race for Open Space – Virtual

July 10 - July 12
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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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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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