A much-loved winter warmer, held over a weekend in early December. Carolers, Santas, markets and more flood Nantucket's cobbled streets for a blast of holiday cheer.
Celebrities flood the island each June for the Nantucket Film Festival, which focuses on the art of screenwriting.
At high noon on July 4, island firefighters duke it out in a massive water fight – the hook and ladder trucks versus the fire pumpers. You will get wet. Fireworks are staged at night; the best place to view them is …
The island goes yellow in the last weekend of April with three million blooms, plus art shows, tours and exhibitions. A highlight is the antique car parade that makes its way to 'Sconset for a tailgate picnic.