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Our Nantucket Calendar of Events is the most up-to-date listing of Nantucket special events, island festivals, Nantucket concerts, theater, entertainment, exhibits, lectures, art shows, antiques shows, and all Nantucket activities! The calendar is updated several times a week, year-round.

There are 34 events for Tuesday 26th of September 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Early-Bird Bird Walks
Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews will take you on a boutique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket's ecosystem and the island is know as an excellent birding spot. After a brief visit to the Museum's ornithology collection, you will head out to some of the best birding areas around town. MMA Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets Preregistration required 508-228-9198 $45; MMA Members $30
8:00 AM
Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills
A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. And from a low spot along the trail, sometimes called a frost bottom because frost prevails only at these lowest of island elevation when it does nowhere else on Nantucket, discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells kames and kettles in geologic terms of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
9:00 AM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm.
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Adult Open Stick
Open Stick for adults -- first paid 20 players: $25. Full gear required. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane.
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Music in the Morning
Join Lizza for fun and engaging songs, singing games and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Appropriate for ages 2 - 7, Space is limited. Tickets available the day of the program when the library opens. Free Event. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour
Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Freedom to Read Week!
This is a national holiday to discourage the banning of books. Stop by for a special bookmark and a chance to win a book. The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
?Nantucket's world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open
Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Soup & Sandwich + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
167 Rawbar
Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Capture Nantucket's Lighthouse Tour
A perfect opportunity to visit and photograph two of Nantucket's lighthouses: Brant Point & Sankaty Head. You will learn about the history of each, while capturing impressive images along the way. Other stops on this tour include Step's Beach for panoramic views of Nantucket Harbor & Sconset, to quaint cottages and gardens. Journey back to town on the Polpis loop, stopping at Alter Rock and/or Monomoy for photo ops of this lesser visited part of the island. $120 includes transport, tour and refreshments. Book at capturenantucket.com
2:00 PM
Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout
A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail with 2 island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
iPhone / Snapseed Photography Workshop with Capture Nantucket
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google's Snapseed app for optimization, you'll leave with pictures people will think you took with that expensive camera. Tour Location vary. Tours include transport, tutorial and refreshments. $60 Times are flexible. Book at capturenantucket.com
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
?Play Tennis for Free at Jetties Courts
?Book a court for free this month at the tennis courts at Jetties Beach, 2 Bathing Beach Road: 508-325-5334. Offered Monday-Friday through September.
3:00 PM
Martin & Watts Campfire Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jacob Butler Performs Live
Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
5:00 PM
Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week
Participating Nantucket restaurants will offer specially priced meals and three-course dinners through October 1, 2017.
5:00 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
6:30 PM
Cooking Demo & Dinner: Exploring Persian Cuisine
Chef Greg will explore a 4-5 course menu of Persian foods with wine pairing in the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street. Tickets $100 at Nantucketculinary.com, 508-228-2665
7:00 PM to 7:50 PM
Women's Hockey at Nantucket Ice
Pick up hockey; full gear required. $20. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Capture Nantucket's Madaket & More Photography Tour
This 2.5 hour tour will take you to different locations in Madaket to photograph beaches, birds, piers, lakes and inlets as they change color during Nantucket's epic sunsets. You will be picked up at your hotel or home, enjoy an informational and fun evening in Madaket & end the evening with a couple of local, delicious appetizers and refreshments. $80 includes transport, tour and refreshments. capturenantucket.com
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Open Night at Loines Observatory
Professional astronomers will show you an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more. Held at the Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Extension. Weather permitting. $10; free for MMA members.
8:30 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route
A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket's 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
Sunrise: 06:36:10 AM
Sunset: 06:26:35 PM
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2017 Annual Events

April 28-30, Daffodil Festival

May 17-21, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

June 16-18, Book Festival

June 21-26, Film Festival

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration
& Fireworks

July 12-15, Comedy Festival

July 18-20, Nantucket Garden Festival

July 24-29, Dance Festival

August 12, Boston Pops

Oct. 7, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 1-3, Stroll Weekend

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