Sailing and other water activities are very popular on the Island of Nantucket. Nantucket has a long and storied sailing history, and sailing is still a big draw for the Island. You can watch or participate in one of several sailing races, rent a sailboat for your own sailing fun, charter a sailboat and . . . → Read More: Nantucket Sailing and Other Water Activities
Founded in 1902, the Maria Mitchell Association is a non-profit organization that preserves the legacy of Nantucket native Maria Mitchell, who was an astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator. In an enduring tribute to her legacy, the association owns and operates numerous properties on the Island of Nantucket that are sure to appeal to the . . . → Read More: Maria Mitchell Association
The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum was founded in 1968 and preserves the memory of Islanders who risked their lives to rescue people from the numerous shipwrecks that have taken place around the Island of Nantucket. The museum is owned by the Egan Maritime Institute.
The museum has both permanent and changing exhibitions. Their . . . → Read More: Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
The Nantucket Arts Council was founded in 1973. The Arts Council produces several events a year that showcase both local and regional talent. Sponsored events include:
A Winter and spring concert series A young peoples concert series Shakespeare in the Garden The Nantucket Arts Festival
The Arts Council also provides scholarships to Nantucket High . . . → Read More: Nantucket Arts Council
The Children’s Theatre of Nantucket exists to provides young residents and visitors to Nantucket with a place to express themselves artistically by participation in the performing arts. They have been providing children ages 7 to 18 (younger by permission) the opportunity to perform since 1996.
The Children’s Theater of Nantucket puts on one production . . . → Read More: Children’s Theatre of Nantucket
The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket arose out of the informal Nantucket Players who existed to provide “home grown entertainment” to an island with little off-season entertainment and no television reception. The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket gave their first performance in 1956.
For many years the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket provided islanders with off-season entertainment. . . . → Read More: Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
Billed as the “original” Christmas Stroll, the annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll has been delighting visitors to the Island of Nantucket since 1973. On the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend, Nantucket Town is alive with Christmas decorations, carolers in costume, bell ringers, and choirs. The weekend features craft shows, exhibitions, performances, a popular Christmas House tour . . . → Read More: Nantucket Christmas Stroll and Nantucket Noel
The Island of Nantucket annually plays hosts to numerous very popular festivals throughout he year.
Nantucket Arts Festival
The Nantucket Arts Festival is an annual presentation of the Nantucket Arts Council. The festival typically starts in September and lasts for up to 10 days. Included in the festival are artisan talks, exhibits, films, gallery . . . → Read More: Nantucket Festivals – Arts, Comedy, Daffodils, & Wine
Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum Weather Vane
The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to preserve and interpret the history of the Island of Nantucket. Perhaps the most visible manifestation of that are the historical properties that the Society owns and operates.
Perhaps the most famous of the Nantucket Historical . . . → Read More: Nantucket Historical Association – Whaling Museum & More
Nantucket has over 30 miles of bike paths for your biking pleasure. All of these paths are separate from adjacent roads and allow you to see most of the island. Of course, on-road biking is also available, but you do need to be more careful and vigilant when riding in traffic. The Island of . . . → Read More: Nantucket Bike Paths