N TOP TEN: Early Spring

The Ultimate Activities Guide for Early Spring

whale1. EDUCATION
Stove by a Whale: 20 Men, 3 Boats, 96 Days || NHA || April 24
Riding the wave of excitement brought on by Ron Howard’s upcoming film In the Heart of the Sea, the Nantucket Historical Association opens its doors to reveal the most ambitious exhibit in its recent history.

2. COMMUNITY
Daffodil Festival || April 24-26
Classic cars, puppy parades, and a tailgate picnic, there’s a lot to love with Daffodil Festival. The action starts in town with the Classic Car judging then finishes out on Milestone Road in Sconset.

Untitled3. MUSIC
Night Under the Stars || The Chicken Box || May 2 @ 7 P.M.
Have a ball at the Box to benefit a great cause, Nantucket STARS. Live performance by the Savage Brothers. Visit thechickenbox.com for more information.

4. DRINK
Nantucket Wine Festival || May 13-17
The Nantucket Wine Festival pops the cork on another spring on the island. Along with the top traditional events of the Harbor Gala and the Grand Tasting, NWF is pouring out a slew of juicy tastings, seminars and dinners. Visit NantucketWineFestival.com for more information.


ribbon5. CHARITY
Luna Festival || May 23 @ 6 P.M.
Producing this event for the fifth consecutive year, the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket will be holding its inspirational LUNAFEST at the Sconset Casino. With eight short films celebrating women, the LUNAFEST benefits the Breast Cancer Fund. Visit Theatreworkshop.com for tickets.

6. FOOD
Junior Top Chef Competition || May 17 @ 9 A.M.
Held in the Nantucket Wine Festival’s Culinary Tent at the White Elephant, the Junior Top Chef Competition squares off four high school cooking teams to battle it out for a $5,000 culinary scholarship. Things are sure to get heated. Visit NantucketWineFestival.com for more information.



galley7. PARTY
Bubbles, Burgers & Beer Beach Party || Galley Beach || May 17
Cap off Wine Festival weekend with some suds in the sun on Galley Beach. Visit GalleyBeach.net for more information.



8. SPORTS
5th Annual Memorial Day 5K || May 25
Lace up your sneakers and kick off the summer with a 5K run to raise money for the Nantucket New School. The run begins and ends at the New School, following the bike paths of Old South Road and Milestone. Runners, joggers and walkers are all welcome. Visit NantucketNewSchool.org for more information.

9. THEATER
Rumors || Theatre Workshop of Nantucket || May 29
The Theatre Workshop sets the stage for its summer season with the premiere of Rumors by Neil Simon. Visit Theatreworkshop.com for more information.

comedy10. BONUS
Comedy Festival Special || May 16
Capping off its Winter Comedy Series, the Comedy Festival will be presenting Jackie Flynn and Dave Russo for a night of stand-up at the Dreamland. Check out Nantucketcomedyfestival.org for more information.

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