The Ultimate Activities Guide for the Month of August
Boston Bruins Foundation Nantucket Benefit Show || Sunday, August 2 @ 6 P.M. || The Chicken Box
Join the Boston Bruins Foundation for an evening of live music, a live auction and raffle, and mix-and-mingling with Bruins Alumni! Proceeds from the event will benefit both the BBF and Nantucket STAR. Visit BostonBruins.com/Foundation for more info.
The Moth Mainstage || Tuesday, August 4 @ 8 P.M. || Nantucket Unitarian Church
Join the Nantucket Arts Council, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, and White Heron Theatre for a night of storytelling courtesy of The Moth, an acclaimed nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling heard widely on public radio. To purchase tickets, visit NantucketArtsCouncil.org.
10th Annual Nantucket Preservation Trust August Fete || Thursday, August 6 @ 5:30 P.M. || Madaket
Tour unique Madaket cottages and enjoy a high-end raffle and silent auction, all while supporting the Nantucket Preservation Trust. Visit NantucketPreservation.org to purchase tickets and for more information.
Boston Pops Concert || Saturday, August 8 @ 7 P.M. || Jetties Beach
This one-night-only concert benefits the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and is the perfect occasion to pack your beach chair, listen to some stellar music, and celebrate summer. Limited tickets are available so be sure to get yours before they sell out.
The Big Game Battle || Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16
Cast a line and raise money to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Big Game Battle offshore fishing tournament is celebrating its 14th Anniversary, hosting nearly fifty boats from far and wide to take part in this fun event! Visit BigGameBattle.com for more information.
42nd Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Day || Saturday, August 15 || Jetties Beach
On the shoreline of Jetties Beach, come watch incredible artists create masterpieces in the sand. Can you dig it? Visit NISDA.org and register to participate.
Tim Russert Summer Groove || Saturday, August 15 @ 6 P.M. || Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
Don’t miss out on the fine food and drinks, live music, and dance party, showcasing the beautifully renovated and state-of-the-art gymnasium at the new Boys & Girls Club. Visit NantucketBoysAndGirlsClub.org for tickets and more information.
“Other Desert Cities” Opening Night || Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:30 P.M. || Centre Stage
Other Desert Cities, the gripping family drama by Jon Robin Baitz, will have you on the edge of your seat when it opens at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, this razor sharp play will run until September 19 and will surely be a not-to-miss event of the late summer.
Swim Across America || Saturday, August 22 @ 8 A.M. || Jetties Beach
Make a splash at the annual Swim Across America event where participating swimmers can choose to swim a half mile, one mile, or just jump in for the “Kid’s Splash.” All proceeds go to support cancer care on Nantucket.
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Opening Night || Saturday, August 22 @ 7:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Need something to hit your funny bone? White Heron Theatre’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Visit WhiteHeronTheatre.org for tickets and more information.