N TOP TEN: October 2 – 8, 2015

The Ultimate Activities Guide for October 2 – 8, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 8.46.00 AM1. Nantucket Arts Festival
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.

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2. Sip + Shop
Friday, October 2 || 2 – 6 P.M. || J. McLaughlin

Shopping for a good cause? Yes please! Join beloved Nantucket boutique J. McLaughlin and the NHA for a festive sip + shop! Enjoy light refreshments while browsing J. McLaughlin’s Fall 2015 collection, and feel good knowing that 15% of all sales from the event will benefit the NHA’s year-round programming!

2015scallopersball3. Nantucket Scalloper’s Ball
Friday, October 2 || 6:30 – 11 P.M. || Nantucket Yacht Club

This unique community event, sponsored by the Nantucket Shellfish Association, celebrates the start of scalloping season through a silent auction, delicious seafood, and lots of dancing! UPDATE: This event is sold out.


4. Green Line Inbound
Friday, October 2 & Saturday, October 3 || The Chicken Box

Just because it’s October doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop! Boston’s premier party band is back on island to kick off the first weekend of October in true Chicken Box style.

CPcNnGeUkAQE2PM5. Yoga at Greater Light
Saturday, October 3 || 9 – 10 A.M. || 8 Howard Street

Start your weekend off right with a relaxing and restorative yoga class in the peaceful and historic atmosphere of the Nantucket Historical Association’s Greater Light property. All skill levels are welcome, $20/person, BYOM (bring your own mat). Reserve your space here.

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 11.15.45 AM6. Celebrate the Official End of Oktoberfest
Sunday, October 4

We may not be in Munich, but who’s to say we can’t join in the Oktoberfest festivities? Head out to Cisco Brewers for a Sunday Funday and celebrate the last day of Oktoberfest 2015 with our favorite beer guys!

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7. Nantucket Grown Dinner
Monday, October 5 || 6 P.M. || The Boarding House

Join Sustainable Nantucket for a four-course, farm-to-table dinner at The Boarding House and celebrate our local harvesters, fishermen and chefs (while also enjoying a delicious meal!) To purchase your tickets, click here.

bannerchefschoice_logo8. Chef’s Choice
Wednesday, October 7 || 6 – 9 P.M. || Nantucket Yacht Club

Nantucket Food Pantry’s annual celebration and fundraiser is not to be missed! Attendees will enjoy small plates from local Nantucket chefs and music by Jacob Anthony Butler and the Offshore Blues Band, all while supporting a very important cause here on island. To purchase your tickets or make a donation to the Nantucket Food Pantry, click here.

9. Food for Thought
Thursday, October 8 || 12 – 1 P.M. || The Whaling Museum
This FREE and fun lecture series is BACK! Pack up your brown bag lunch and head to the Whaling Museum every Thursday to hear from authors, filmmakers, businesses and other public-interest groups on a range of issues relating to life here on Nantucket.

FullSizeRender(1)10. #YesWayRosé Pink Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 8 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirits

Fall doesn’t mean the end of enjoying your favorite pink libation! Discover how easy it is to transition into heartier style rosé wines from regions other than Provence. Jenny and Kirk will be pouring such wines as Clambake Rosé of Syrah, Etude Pinot Noir Rosé and more! Bonus: All tasting attendees will receive a FREE #YesWayRosé frisbee!

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