The ultimate activities guide for April 29 – May 5, 2016.
Toast Daffodil Weekend and the countdown to the 20th annual Nantucket Wine Festival with exceptional wine and cheese from NWF favorites Veuve Clicquot, Chateau d’Esclans, Larkin & Vermont Creamery. Enjoy a big sale on collectible NWF merchandise and signed commemorative posters, plus fun door prizes!
In celebration of Daffodil Weekend and spring arriving on Nantucket, the Artists Association of Nantucket presents the opening of their Artistic License exhibition and kicking off with a special reception. The show will focus on bold new ideas and work that is considered “outside the box” and outside of the artists’ comfort zones.
For the second year in a row, the Photographers Alliance of Nantucket is coming together to present a small works photography exhibit. All photos will be for sale and proceeds will go to benefit the Marla Lamb Fund. Can’t make the opening reception? The work will be up and for sale through May 13th.
Costumes, cocktails and classic cars – need we say more? The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce’s Daffodil Festival rolls into its 42nd year this spring. For more info, click here.
Adult coloring books are all the craze, and Nantucket is getting in on the action! Join creators Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount as they release Color Me Nantucket – Nantucket’s first ever adult coloring book. Artists Paul McCarthy and Jean Petty from Nantucket Carving & Folk Art will be on hand to sign your book and celebrate with you on this most “Nantucket” of weekends.
The Nantucket Garden Club is digging into spring with a budding new theme for their annual Daffy flower show, “Streets and Lanes of Nantucket.” Held at Bartlett’s Farm, the show will highlight a vast variety of daffodils and will continue on Sunday, May 1 from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. For more info, click here.
Mandolin performer and Berklee School of Music faculty member August Watters will play a program of classical and bluegrass music in the parlor of the Nantucket Community Music Center. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased here.
Why not start your spring off on the right foot by running in a 5k set around ‘Sconset? Starting at 7 A.M., the race will snake through scenic ‘Sconset Village and could earn you fifty bucks if you come in first! For more info, click here.
Enjoy a yoga class with Supta Yoga followed by a souping chat with Annye and Mandy of Annye’s Whole Foods. They’ll be discussing the benefits of “souping” and other cleanses, as well as sampling the variety of delicious to-go soups available at Annye’s (and giving out coupons!)
The Dreamland is taking us back to 1986 for a screening of everybody’s favorite Tom Cruise movie, Top Gun. So get ready for some high-flying action and buy your tickets here.