Martha’s Vineyard Event Calendar
The captivating Island of Martha’s Vineyard occupies a special
place in the hearts and souls of both its year-round population
and diverse visitor base. Whether you’re seeking the quiet and
solitude of nature, looking for a festive cultural experience,
or both, Martha’s Vineyard offers it all.
The Island’s year-long calendar of events entices visitors to
come back again and again—for a day trip or an extended stay.
And remember, it's easy and convenient to
book your Steamship Authority reservations online.
A Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll
Jun 12, 2014.
The Island's finest restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors can all be found in the same place at the same time for this one night only. This is your chance to sample the Vineyard's best food, wine and hand-crafted beers as you catch up with old friends after a long, cold winter. After you've been sated with a "Taste" from more than 70 outstanding fine food and beverage participants, you can dance off all those calories to live music.
Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival
Over 40 vendors from near and far, including many of the Vineyard favorites plan to return for one of the Island’s most popular events. Live music, local artists, craftsmen and antique dealers, as well as non-profit organizations offering a tempting array of baked goods, raffles and information about their causes, will be on hand. Noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 508-693-3392.
Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Jul 4, 2014.
Cap off a fun-filled star-spangled banner day by watching a spectacular fireworks celebration with family and friends along Edgartown Harbor. This years' celebration will be one of the best. So put on your red, white and blue and wish America a happy birthday!
Vineyard Cup Regatta
Jul 11 to
Jul 13, 2014.
Sail Martha’s Vineyard is expecting over 100 sailboats of all descriptions, designs and ages from schooners to catboats to modern design racers. Based out of Vineyard Haven harbor on Martha’s Vineyard Island, the race courses have been designed to both test the skills of the skippers and crews and to provide great shore-side viewing of boats on the racecourse from a variety of Island perspectives from the East an West Chop Lighthouses to Eastville Beach to State Beach between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs to the beach at the entrance of Lake Tashmoo.
One very special highlight of the summer season on the Campground is Grand Illumination. The cottages are adorned with colorful Chinese and Japanese lanterns, and both a Community Sing and a band concert are held in the Tabernacle. Grand Illumination started in Oak Bluffs over a century ago and was initially intended as a way of marking the visit of the Governor of Massachusetts.
Annual Agricultural Society Fair
Aug 21 to
Aug 24, 2014.
The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society was established in 1859. It promotes the pursuit of agriculture, horticulture, land conservation, youth activities, mechanic and domestic arts and encourages the raising and improving of plant and animal stock and the sale of island-grown produce and flowers at local farmers' markets.
The Society, which has over 1000 year-round and seasonal members, is perhaps best known for its annual Agricultural Fair, which attracts thousands of islanders and visitors each summer.
Fireworks at Ocean Park by the Sea
A sensational display at dark! This is a fun night to spend out with family and friends. Music by the Vineyard Haven Band in the gazebo begins at 8 pm, fireworks at dark! It is truly one of the best events of the summer. Admission is free.
Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival
Sep 4 to
Sep 7, 2014.
Location: Martha's Vineyard
Combining the laidback beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe - The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed.
Four days filled with the best feature and short films from top-notch festivals such as Sundance, Berlin and Cannes (with a few undiscovered gems thrown in!), great evening events, provocative forums and live world music - all within the ‘Walking Festival District’. And don’t forget – Martha’s Vineyard has some of the most beautiful beaches in America.
Annual Tivoli Day Festival
An annual celebration of summer’s end on Circuit Avenue featuring: live music, arts, crafts great food and family fun. This event will be held from 9 am until 6 pm all along Circuit Ave., which will be closed to traffic. Live music throughout the day.
Nantucket Event Calendar
Fondly nicknamed the “Grey Lady”, Nantucket is an enticing mecca of
charm and distinction. From the cobblestone streets and sea
captains’ mansions of Nantucket town, to the rose-covered cottages
of Sconset, to the panoramic wind-swept moors, pristine beaches
and ocean vistas, you will find Nantucket to be the perfect
antidote to the hectic demands of modern life.
Once the whaling capital of the New World, today the Island
attracts visitors year-round with its natural tranquility,
delightful traditions, fine dining, and premier cultural events.
Remember, it's easy and convenient to book your Steamship Authority
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
Apr 25 to
Apr 27, 2014.
A Three Million Daffodil Celebration: April’s gentle sea breezes and warming sunshine coax new growth from the island’s sandy soil, adorning roadsides and gardens with an astonishing variety of daffodils. Come wear your daffy hat, watch the car parade, have a tailgate picnic and welcome spring.
Nantucket Wine Festival
May 14 to
May 18, 2014.
Over the past 15 years the Nantucket Wine Festival has blossomed into one of the nation's most celebrated wine and food events. With the help of Nantucket landmark hotel, The White Elephant, most of this year's festival will be staged entirely in the heart of downtown Nantucket.
Figawi Race Weekend
May 24 to
May 26, 2014.
The Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the East Coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season. Entries include sailors from several states 240+ boats (including 30 power boats.) Over 3,000 sailors and visitors, as well as locals, attend this event.
Sam Sylvia Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Jun 7 to
Jun 8, 2014.
This special weekend event consists of a pairings cocktail party Saturday evening and the golf tournament at Sankaty Head Golf Club on Sunday followed by an awards luncheon. All proceeds benefit the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club. If you are interested in playing in this year's tournament or sponsoring the tournament, please call 508.228.0158.