The Ultimate Activities Guide for fall on Nantucket
1. Artists Association 70th Anniversary
Saturday, September 5 || 11 A.M. || Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive
Join the Artists Association of Nantucket and curator Robert Frazier for a morning discussion celebrating 70 years of island artwork. This event is free to the public.
2. Steel Magnolias Opening Night
Friday, September 11 || 7 P.M. || Bennett Hall
Get a front row seat for the gossip in this hilarious and touching play set in a small town beauty parlor. Featuring a cast of sharp and funny females, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias will transport you to the South and guide you along an enjoyable and emotional journey. For tickets, click here.
3. 6th Annual Nantucket Maritime Festival
Saturday, September 19 || 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. || Children’s Beach & Brant Point
Grab the kids and join the Egan Maritime Institute for a day of build-your-own boat races, oyster shucking contests, musical entertainment and more! Click here for more information.
4. The Nantucket Project
Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27 || The White Elephant
Now in their fifth year, The Nantucket Project is pulling out all the stops and convening an unbelievable roster of minds, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Get your tickets at here.
5. Fall Restaurant Week
Monday, September 28 – Sunday, October 4
Before you know it, restaurant signs will read “Closed until Stroll,” so fill up on your favorite dishes from Nantucket’s top eateries while you still can. Click here to see a list of participating restaurants.
6. Bartlett’s Farm Full Moon Dinner
Monday, September 28 || 6 – 8:30 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Round up a group of friends and prepare to bask in the splendor of the full moon while enjoying a freshly harvested, family style dinner at one of Nantucket’s most beloved farms. Click here for more information.
7. Nantucket Arts Festival: “Art of the See”
Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 11
Bringing together experts from the visual, musical, theatrical, literary, and fine art worlds, this year’s Nantucket Arts Council Arts Festival promises to be bigger and broader than ever before. For more information, click here.
8. Cranberry Festival
Saturday, October 10 || 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. || Milestone Cranberry Bog
One of the oldest, continuously operated farms on the entire island, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Milestone Bog will play host to Nantucket’s 13th annual Cranberry Festival. Watch berries being harvested, enjoy live music, cranberry-inspired food from local restaurants, hayrides, a petting zoo and more. Click here for more information.
9. Open Day at Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Saturday, October 10 || 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. || Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Ever wonder what Nantucket looks like from atop the Sankaty Head Lighthouse? Here’s your chance to find out. For one day only, take a free tour up to the top and enjoy the view from above. For more information, click here.
10. National Theatre Live: Hamlet
Tuesday, October 15 || 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch will be right here on Nantucket in the title role of Shakespeare’s Hamlet…well sort of. The Nantucket Arts Council and the Dreamland bring you this incredible production from the National Theatre in London, shot in HD and transmitted live via satellite! Click here for tickets and more information.