FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
6:00 – 8:30 PM
The Flower Power Party
Launch into Daffodil Festival Weekend with the Nantucket Historical Association’s Flower Power Party, in partner with N Magazine & the Nantucket Chamber. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, festive libations, photo booth, and a prize for the best “blooming” outfit! Tickets available at nha.org. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Get your tickets here!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
46th Annual Daffodil Festival Weekend Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic
Visit town early to view the beauteously bedecked vintage cars line up on Main Street. (Drivers are often garbed in themes costume!) Cote on your favorites “People’s Choice” ballots are available outside the Chamber office at Zero Main Street. Car staging begins at 9:30 AM. The parade starts at 12:00 PM, following this route: right on Centre Street, right on Broad Street, right on South Water Street, and back up Main Street. Cars continue left on Orange Street and head out of town, around the rotary and out Milestone Road to ‘Sconset. Cars park along the right. All picnics are eligible to win ribbons. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event. 508.228.1700. nantucketchamber.org
46th Annual Daffodil Festival Children’s Parade
Fun for children of all ages and their families! Decorate your bicycle, wagon, skateboard, baby carriage or other self-propelled vehicles with a Daffodil theme, or simply come decked out in your best Daffy gear! Ribbons awarded to all participants. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult, and all children on bicycles MUST wear a helmet. Staging begins at 10:15 AM at Children’s Beach bandstand, Harbor View Way. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event. 508.228.1700. nantucketchamber.org.
46th Annual Daffodil Festival Hat Pageant
Show off your creativity with a festively decorated, Daffodil-themed hat (elegant or goofy… it’s all fabulous fun!) and join the Pageant! Open to men, women, & children. Ribbons awarded in adult & children’s categories. Start immediately after Children’s Parade. Children’s Beach bandstand, Harbor View Way. In case of bad weather, it will be moved to the White Heron Theatre, 5 N Water St. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event. 508.228.1700. nantucketchamber.org
NanPuppets at Children’s Beach
Grab your picnic lunches and head to Children’s Beach for an original performance of Lizza Obremski’s phenomenal Nanpuppets to delight all ages. A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce signature event. 508.228.1700.
12:00 PM – Tentative
Nantucket Music Center’s Drumline
10th Annual Daffy Dog Parade
All friendly, leashed pooches are welcome to participate! (Daffy costumes & decoration strongly encouraged.) 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes awarded; must be registered to win. Register ahead of time from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Federal & Main Street corner table. Proceeds benefit Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA). The parade will be held at Children’s Beach. A signature event of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. 508.228.1700. nantucketchamber.org