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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 46 events for Monday 26th of June 2017
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.
8:30 AM
Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM
Nantucket Film Festival
2017 Nantucket Film Festival will take place at various locations around town. for details, see NantucketFilmFestival.org
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden
Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more! Campers will explore a new theme each week, so join us for more than one week of fun! Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Clay Sculpture For Ages 9-12 with Elizabeth Buccino
Students will explore traditional sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Capture Nantucket's Photography Walk - Miacomet
A walking tour of Miacomet will take you from narrow tree lined walking paths out to the pond area and surrounding beaches. This area is rich with bird life and flora and fauna unique to the island. Capture the serenity of Miacomet Pond and end at the beach where we use long exposure techniques to capture beautiful shots of breaking waves. $80 includes transport, tour and refreshments. capturenantucket.com
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens see the animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Program is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 Held at Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. $12; $7 MMA Members
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Free Games & Activities for Families
Free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball. Held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
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 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.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Family Sailor's Valentines
A great time for you and your child to learn and create together! Join the curator of the Mitchell House and create your own version of a sailors valentine by decorating a small Shaker-style box or picture frame, something to be enjoyed for years to come. We provide all of the supplies, you bring your imagination and creativity! Adult must remain with child for entire program. Reservations necessary. Limited to 8 total participants. Held at Maria Mitchell House, 1 Vestal Street. 508-228-2896 Prices Vary
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
10:30 AM
Great Writers on Nantucket
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Federal & India Streets, by Atheneum fence. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
10:30 AM
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play
The Spirit & Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is a one-woman walking play that depicts the lives of Capt. George Pollard, Jr., First Mate Owen Chase, & Cabin Boy Thomas Nickerson and their harrowing experiences aboard the whaleship Essex. "Join" all 3 characters on our walk as they tell their stories of survival. Meet in front of the Whaling Musem, 13 Broad St. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. Reservations required: 508-257-4586
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.
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Downtown Walking Tour - Morning
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.
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill
A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Monday-Saturday for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Millie's Foodtruck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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 3:00 PM
iPhone / Snapseed Photography Class 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 capturenantucket.com
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
167 Rawbar
Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lobster Trap Truck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beach Discovery Field Trip
Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweed's commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket's beautiful beaches. Pre-registration required sign up at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 30 people. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street $25; MMA members $10
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Downtown Walking Tour - Afternoon
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.
3:00 PM
Anuraag Pendyal Duo 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 In Bloom
A 2 mile 45-50 minute non-stop exercise walk, with historic commentary past the historic mansions and most beautiful gardens of Nantucket town. $15 Cash Only! Meets 10 minutes early at Main and Centre Streets, in front of bank. 508-332-0953
5:00 PM
Adult Pirate Walk to the Lighthouse
Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of famous & infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and the ghost ships of New England. Meet at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Costumes Encouraged! $25. Reservations required: 508-257-4586
5:30 PM
Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill
A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nantucket Pickleball
Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.
6:00 PM
"Adventures of a Whale Veterinarian at Sea"
A lecture with Dr. Rosalind Rolland, New England Aquarium Director of Ocean Health, as she presents her research on whale health and reproduction, and what whales can reveal to us about the ocean's health in general. In 1999, Dr. Rolland, a research veterinarian, embarked on a mission to understand why highly endangered North Atlantic right whales were having so few calves. Since that time, Dr. Rolland and her colleagues have developed unique approaches and non-invasive methods to study health and reproduction in these 50-ton leviathans. The Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.; doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets $10 (NHA members free). 508-228-1894.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Complimentary Kids' Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant
Enjoy our complimentary Kids' Deck program! Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid's Deck team members for a free, supervised "Make your own S'mores" and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids' Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Drop-in Figure Drawing
Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in class drawing the nude figure. Bring your drawing materials. Drawing boards and easels provided. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend this class. Pay at the door: $20 ($10 for AAN members). Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Model Monday: Drop in Figure Drawing
Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in class drawing the nude figure. No instruction, monitored only. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend. Held at AAN's Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $20; $10 members 508-228-0722
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nantucket Toastmasters
A public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367
7:00 PM to 8:30 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.
7:00 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.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Capture Nantucket's Madaket & More Photography Tour
Tour 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
7:00 PM
Movie: "Transformers: The Last Knight"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
7:30 PM
Movie: "Wonder Woman"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
8:00 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket's fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.
8:45 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket's first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island's most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 PM to 10:30 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; MMA Free.
Sunrise: 05:13:00 AM
Sunset: 08:14:01 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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