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Things to do in Nantucket | August Edition

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Nantucket is always bustling with events both big and small! We made a small list of some of the events taking place in late August that are on our radar that you may be interested in checking out!


Nantucket Race Week

August 10th – 18th

Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. Nantucket Race Week is proud to be a Clean Regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea.


Swim Across America

August 24th

Swim Across America is a Nantucket Island open water swim. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our annual event at beautiful Jetties Beach and help us support cancer treatment and patient care on Nantucket Island.

Register Here!

Nantucket’s Swim Across America


Oyster Farm & Harbor Tour with Nantucket Land Council

All Month Long

This summer, join the Nantucket Land Council for an exciting and educational afternoon aboard Shearwater Excursions Shearwater 47′ power catamaran with Captain Blair Perkins, NLC Executive Director Emily Molden, Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte, and Oyster Farmer Simon Edwardes for a tour of Head of the Harbor, and an exploration of Fifth Bend Oyster Farm. Along the way, you’ll learn more about oysters and their role in the ecology of the harbor. Tickets are limited and advance registration is required.

Tours begin at 3:30 pm at the Nantucket Town Pier located at 34 Washington Street downtown, and will return at 5:30 pm. We will meet at 3:20 pm at the Town Pier, located at 34 Washington Street – across from the Town Parking Lot. Please dress comfortably. We recommend you could take the bus, bike, or walk to the Town Pier or use the in-town valet parking. Should you choose to drive, please leave ample time to find a spot. The tour will leave promptly at 3:30 pm.

Email with questions or to schedule a private tour.


As always if you’re looking for a rental for any event taking place on Nantucket we would love to help find you the perfect retreat for your stay.

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