N TOP TEN: April 27 – May 3, 2018

Written By: Nantucket Magazine

The ultimate activities guide for April 27 – May 3, 2018.


1. Flower Power Party
Friday, April 27
6 – 8:30pm @ The Whaling Museum

Launch into Daffodil Festival with N Magazine & the Nantucket Historical Association. Dance the night away with Bearstronaut while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, festive libations, a photo booth, and prize for best blooming outfit! Tickets are $95 and are available for purchase here, as well as night-of at the door. 



2. Small Works, Big Cause by PAN
April 28 – 29
Handlebar Cafe

The Small Works, Big Cause show is an annual fundraising show featuring a curated collection of art photography from the members of PAN, (Photographers Alliance of Nantucket). All are welcome! Prints are all $40, cash only, and proceeds from sales will go to Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center. Find out more information here. 




3. Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 28
All day @ Mitchell’s and Bookworks

Join your fellow bookworms and support your island indies by celebrating Independent Book Store Day this Saturday. Stop by Mitchell’s Book Corner for some celebratory fun including special book swag, new spring reading recommendations, and more! Bring the kids, bring your dogs or bring the whole family and READiscover the joy of bookstores! Find out more information here.


4. Early Morning Daffy Day Practice at Supta Yoga Nantucket
Saturday, April 28
7:30 – 8:30am @ Supta Yoga

Yogis, start the Daffy Day celebrations off right by joining Shannah Green for a one hour ‘Root to Rise’ practice at Supta Yoga. No matter what the weather might be doing outside, this practice will be warmed and a relaxing way to start a very energetic day. Sign up to join the class here.


5. Daffodil Festival Antique Car Parade

Saturday, April 28
9:30am – 4:00pm on Main Street

Stake out your spot early! Staging for the antique car parade begins at 9:30 am, then walk among these classic cars and enjoy the daffodil decorations. The parade begins at 12, when the cars will drive through downtown and then proceed out to Sconset for a tailgate picnic. This Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce event is the highlight of Daffodil weekend, and is not to be missed. Find out more information here. 


6. Daffodil Festival Weekend Hat Pageant
Saturday, April 28
10:15am @ Children’s Beach

Parade around Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way with your fun, beautiful, and outrageous Daffy hats. Open to men, women, and children, this event is sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. Find out more information here. 


7. A Daffodil Celebration dinner with Chef Greg
Saturday, April 28
7:00 – 10:00pm

Join Chef Greg as he prepares a multi-course meal in the demonstration space with Sommelier Camille Broderick, of Camille’s Demi-Hour, pairing wine. Menu is yet to be determined, but it’s sure to be outrageously tasty. Tickets are $150, and include the demonstration, dinner, drinks and gratuity. Tickets are available to purchase here.


8. Daffodil 5k
Sunday, April 29
9:00am @ Codfish Park

Stiff from sitting in your beautifully decorated Daffy car all day? Shake it out the next morning with the Daffodil 5K. The race begins and ends at Codfish Park under the pedestrian bridge in Sconset. The course winds through Sconset Village, along Baxter Road and the Sconset Bluff and finishes with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic and a fast downhill finish. Register for the race here. 


9. So You Want To Talk About Race: A Community Conversation
Monday, April 30
5:30 – 7:00pm @ Mitchell’s

Join your fellow community members for an important discussion on the book “So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. The book will help the community establish norms and shared language for these difficult conversations. The goal is bring people from a variety of backgrounds together to start sharing experiences and listening to each other in order to break down systems of injustice in our community and build effective ally connections. Find out more information here. 


10. Nantucket Short Play Festival
Wednesday, May 2
7:30 – 9:00pm @ Bennett Hall

Support your local thespians with a fun night of Short Plays chosen from last year’s Nantucket Short Play competition! These performed readings feature local actors and are sure to entertain all ages. Tickets are $15 at the door, and students are free! Find out more information here. 

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