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Throughout the year, there are many events and festivals held on the island of Nantucket!
Daffodil Festival - April 26-28, 2013
Daffodil Festival - a weekend of events to celebrate springtime on Nantucket Island. Don't miss: The Antique Car Parade that begins on Main Street, winds through downtown Nantucket, and continues out to Siasconset, where the Tailgate Picnic is another event you don't want to miss. The weekend is all about daffodils, and the Nantucket Garden Club organizes a fabulous Daffodil Show held at Bartlett's Farm.
The Nantucket Wine Festival - May 15-19, 2013
The 19th Annual Nantucket Film Festival - June 25-30, 2014
Come out for a star-studded event showcasing the latest in great independent film! NFF's focus is on the craft of screenwriting, promoting awareness for the art form and awarding the industry's top storytellers.
Independence Day Celebration
The town of Nantucket celebrates Independence Day in a big way. Every July 4th there is a festival on Main Street beginning around noon, (check newspapers for actual times) with facepainting, sandpainting, and a parade for the little ones, and an old-fashioned dunking booth. Adults and children can participate in Watermelon Eating and Blueberry Pie Eating Contests. The big event is the waterfight between the Nantucket Fire Department in their modern firetruck and the Ranney Crew in their Antique Fire Truck. It's a raucous event, and it's almost impossible not to get wet, no matter where you stand -- beware the stealthy attacks from the side streets. In the evening there are fireworks off Jetties Beach.
The Annual Sandcastle Competition
On August TBD, 2013 Create masterpiece sandcastles and sand sculptures on Jetties Beach. This is an afternoon contest and ribbons are awarded in various categories. For more information, please call 508-228-1700.
For a thorough, day by day list of happenings, check out the government website’s Calendar of Events .