There is Always Something to Celebrate in Nantucket
From mid-May through June, a flurry of festivals on the “Faraway Island” celebrate everything from the fruits of vine and table to the written word and silver screen.
Oenophiles will glory in the 20th annual Wine Festival, a boutique experience of world-class vintages showcasing renowned vintners, chefs and sommeliers, and featuring grand tastings, a Harbor Gala, live cooking demos and artisan food samplings.
Kicking off the summer season, the 45th annual Figawi Race — on May 28th – 30th — is an internationally acclaimed sailing event, with 240 plus sailboats in 13 divisions racing from Hyannis to Nantucket and back, making for a majestic sight as they sweep into Nantucket Harbor.
A true feast for “foodies”, Spring Restaurant Week — June 6th-12th — presents participating local restaurants offering inspired 3-course dinners at attractive prix-fixe rates to highlight our truly superlative island cuisine.
From June 17th-19th, book lovers will revel in the 5th annual Nantucket Book Festival, featuring noted authors such as Diane Ackerman and Sebastian Junger, along with a host of literary events. Honouring the singular art of the screenwriter, the Nantucket Film Festival — June 22nd-27th — has grown from its humble beginnings in 1995, attracting a bevy of luminaries and film lovers to our shores to spotlight indie films and storytelling, with movie debuts and a screenplay competition.
Come celebrate this fun and festive season with us!