Is it the second half of August already? The island and our boutique Nantucket hotel are still buzzing and busy, but the summer craziness will soon wind down. Kids will bundle up their backpacks and parents will pack away the beach gear.
But that doesn’t mean the island goes quiet. Far from it! September and early October are truly glorious times on Nantucket – complete with festivals, fishing tournaments and celebrations. Check these out (below) and book your Nantucket getaway at 76 Main today:
Bluefin Blast (Sept 7-8). The bluefin tuna is one of the most sought after game fish in the world and Nantucket is home to many of these giants. As the decline of this fish continues, Nantucket celebrates the “catch and release” tradition with this lively tournament. Enjoy a great weekend of fishing and competing with other boats and anglers driven to catch a fish of a lifetime.
Nantucket Slam (Sept 8-10). This two-day tournament benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Hop on a boat and try your hand at angling for Bluefish, Striper, Bonito or Albie. To accommodate various boat sizes and styles of fishing, three categories are offered; Fly, Spin/Plug and Trolling.
Celebrations & Festivals
Fall Restaurant Week (Sept 30-Oct 6). The Fall version of this week-long culinary celebration features the tastes of Autumn. Participating restaurants offer great deals on three-course dinners all over the island. Don’t miss it!
Nantucket Arts Festival (Oct 4-13). Enjoy exhibits of various galleries, and a collaboration of activies, including: lectures by Nantucket Atheneum, performances by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and the Nantucket Historical Association, biography movie series about famous artists with the Dreamland Theater, Nantucket Community Music Center’s organ crawl, and a community outdoor art installation with Nantucket Island School of Design
Cranberry Festival (Oct 12). Come out to the Festival grounds and watch the berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, participate in the family activities or just kick back and enjoy the music and the spectacular autumn scenery of one of the most unique and beautiful places on our Island.