Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nantucket Events That Make it Worth a Visit

If you've never been to the charming island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts, you've been missing out on something really special. Situated at the southern edge of the Nantucket Sound in the Atlantic Ocean, there could hardly be a more picturesque place to spend some time with your family, or to arrange a romantic getaway in an idyllic setting.

To make sure everything goes perfectly, you can stay at the Cliff Lodge Bed and Breakfast and add a special touch to your visit. This gorgeous facility was originally built by a sea captain in 1771 as a home for his family, and even after some restorations, it retains the original appeal of the historic colonial era.

Apart from the beauty of the natural surroundings, you can also enjoy some of the exciting annual events which take place on the island, for the enjoyment of both locals and visitors.

Daffodil Festival 

daffodils standing among trees
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Every year at springtime, the annual 3-day Daffodil Festival is held in celebration of the beautiful daffodils which adorn the island. As part of the festivities, a classic car and antique car parade is also held, many of which are decorated with colorful daffodils.

Figawi Race

three sailboats with full crews racing against each other
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One of the largest sailboat races on the East Coast, the annual Figawi Race covers a course from Hyannis to Nantucket, with a post-race party and clambake. In 2018, the race will be staged from May 26-28 and will include both a sailboat race and a powerboat race.

Nantucket Film Festival 

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This film festival was begun in 1996 by a brother and sister team who are natives of the island, and who have a deep love of films. From its humble origins, this festival has grown every year to become one of the biggest events of its kind. The 2018 festival will be held from June 20-25 and will include signature films, preview screenings, and a huge helping of hospitality for all.

Boston Pops 

aerial view of the crowd gathers to see the Boston Pops Orchestra
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For the 22nd consecutive summer, the Boston Pops Orchestra will be performing on the island (this year on August 11th), and because it has grown into one of the most popular events on the island, crowds are now limited to 800, so the beach area does not become overcrowded.

Christmas Stroll through Nantucket

friends wearing Christmas hats taking the Christmas Stroll
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Even though this is a bit beyond the typical tourist season, it's well worth the off-season visit, to experience the snow-covered streets (which are closed to traffic), and the warmth of community shops during the early part of the winter season. In 2018, the Christmas Stroll will be held on December 1-2, and as always, a number of special events are planned to accompany the Stroll itself.

Enjoy the events, enjoy your lodging 

Contact historical Cliff Lodge B&B on Nantucket Island to arrange for the best way to enjoy your stay. In a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, you'll love the views, the accommodations, the great food and beverage, and the connection to a time when America was young and full of promise for the future.