The ultimate activities guide for June 17 -23, 2016.
The Nantucket Book Festival celebrates its fifth year with a world-renowned lineup of authors and speakers, including Sebastian Junger, Marlon James and Billy Collins. Check out the full schedule of events here.
2. Rafael’s Marketplace
Friday, June 17 – 25
10 A.M. – 4 P.M. @ The American Legion
Have an eye for hidden treasures? Visit Rafael Osona’s always popular cash-and-carry market event and we’re positive you’ll find what you didn’t know you always wanted. From South Sea pearl jewelry to antique furniture, Nantucket baskets to fine art, the loot is re-stocked daily and there is sure to be something for everyone! More information is available here.
Join Chef Greg Margolis on an interactive tour of the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market, where you will have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce from local island growers and see first-hand how a professional chef shop! After you’ve gathered your goods, head over to the Nantucket Culinary Center for a cooking demonstration and tasting. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here.
4. DIY Body Scrubs
Saturday, June 18
4 – 6 P.M. @ Follain
Soften up that skin in time for summer! The founder of Osmia Organics will lead a special tutorial on DIY body scrubs and share her expert exfoliating tips. You’ll go home with new knowledge on skin care AND your own body scrubs to enjoy this summer season. Register here.
5. Common Ground with Guest DJ Patrick Barry
Saturday, June 18
10 P.M. @ Atlas
Ready to dust off your dancing shoes, Nantucket? Head over to Atlas for an evening with the Audio Architechs and special guest DJ Patrick Barry of Boston. With no cover charge and the promise of great music and top-notch drinks, how can you possibly say no?
6. Iron Teams Relay
Sunday, June 19
10 A.M. @ Jetties Beach
Some of Nantucket’s most fit will be competing in one of the island’s most beloved athletic events. Swim, paddle, bike and run your way around Nantucket to raise money for Mentoring Youth Nantucket. Learn more here.
Now is your chance to ascend one of three historic Nantucket lighthouses and feel on top of the world as you look out over the Atlantic Ocean. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, as you’ll be climbing a 60-step spiral staircase! Entry is free, but you only have until 2 P.M. to get up and down. Learn more here.
Roll into the Nantucket Culinary Center on Father’s Day for a fun and exciting class, Sushi 101 with Dad! Learn secret tips and tricks to make the perfect roll with Chef Sean Durnin. Once you’ve finished creating your works of art, dig in. Reserve your (and Dad’s) spot here.
Who said Monday was the worst day of the week? Nantucket Culinary Center is co-hosting an evening overflowing with rosé alongside the sommelier team at Épernay Wine & Spirits and Bespoke SRC Events. Sip on refreshing rosés from around the globe and enjoy summer snacks prepared by Chef Greg Margolis in the beautiful NCC space. Tickets are available here.
10. Jess Clemons Concert
Wednesday, June 22
7 – 8:30 P.M. @ Atheneum Great Hall
Join Jess Clemons as she returns to Nantucket to share her original music. Influenced by her extensive travels around the United States and abroad, Clemons tells stories through her songs about life, love, and wandering. Admission is free.