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February 2020

Disney Frozen Junior

February 7 - February 16
Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Frozen JR. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and loads of smiles, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

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Karaoke at The Gaslight

February 13 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Gaslight, 3 N Union St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Thursday night is karaoke night this winter at the Gaslight, beginning February 13, 2020. From 9:30pm-close.

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Winter Walk with Nantucket Conservation Foundation

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Nantucket Conservation Foundation rangers and ecologists guide a walk around the bogs and forests of Windswept, a recently decommissioned organic cranberry bog at the very start of a restoration journey back into a useful and productive wetland. Hear about the ecological history in the making for this island favorite and the cranberry culture that helped to sustain the families of Nantucket after the whaling era.  

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Free Family Art

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Artists Association of Nantucket, 24 Amelia Dr.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Free art studio time at Artists Association of Nantucket. Children under 6 with a caregiver are welcome for free family art. Lead by a children's art teacher this is a space for all children to make a mess and have fun! No registration required.  

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Winter Discovery Days

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 28 @ 2:00 pm
Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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A fun and free program for children and families to make Nantucket crafts and activities throughout school vacation week at the Whaling Museum.

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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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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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Food for Thought Lecture

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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A free evening lecture at the Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum. Learn more about the Nantucket Land Council's efforts to restore eelgrass and its impact on the scallop fishery through this lecture with Dr. Aylssa Novak and Carl Sjolund on Eelgrass Restoration.

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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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Massachusetts Beer Week

March 7 - March 14

Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Brewers Guild teams up to present a week of events on Nantucket highlighting the quality beer crafted here in Massachusetts.     Saturday, March 7 - Nantucket Culinary & Brewery Tasting Sunday, March 8 - Artist Association & Nantucket Culinary Pints and Paints Monday, March 9 - TBA Tuesday, March 10 - Books and Beers with Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Bookworks & Nantucket Culinary Wednesday, March 11 - TBA Thursday, March 12 - Cisco Brewers 1-7pm Event; Discounted Tours, Meet…

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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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