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5 Must-Attend Events of the Nantucket Island Season

Every year, visitors from around the globe come to enjoy the unique culture, history, and charm of Nantucket Island, which is located about 30 miles off the coast of Cape Code in Massachusetts. For those of you interested in exploring this vibrant and engaging community, we’ve put together a list that includes some of the top events of ‘the season’ on Nantucket Island.

 

Nantucket Wine and Food Festival May 17-21, 2017    nantucket photo booth

For the past 21 years, the restaurants and hotels of the island have played host to renowned winemakers and chefs from around the world. This year’s main event, the ‘Grand Tastings’, takes place at the waterfront White Elephant Hotel on Saturday and Sunday May 20-21st. Over 150 wineries will be participating, and select artisans will be on hand with exhibitions of their creations. You can also enjoy an extravaganza of flavors and fun when 40 wineries and 40 restaurants pair their masterpieces at the Harbor Gala on May 18th.

 

Nantucket Film Festival June 21-26, 2017

Passes to this premiere cinematic event are already on sale, and as it moves into its third decade, the festival continues to attract talented screenwriters from all corners of the earth. Previous winners have even gone on to Academy Award nominations, including the films 20 Feet From Stardom and What Happened Miss Simone?. Last year’s event featured nearly 100 films, and the Late Night Storytelling and Screenwriters Tribute are among the highlights of this artist-focused affair. The festival also includes a number of engaging social bashes, like Saturday Night at the Museum and the Filmmakers Party.

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Nantucket Comedy Festival July 12-15, 2017

This annual laughfest will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2017, and all proceeds from the shows benefit the nonprofit Stand Up & Learn. The kids who participate in this program kickoff the festival with original material that they both write and perform. There’s also a fun ladies’ night, national headliners, and a New York vs. Boston comedy slam. Past entertainers have included Peter Farrelly and Tom Cotter, and the 2017 bash is sure to showcase some of the funniest comedians in the land. All the fun takes place at the Nantucket Dreamland, 17 South Water St. You can capture all your uproarious memories with one of our photo booths that include funny custom backgrounds.

 

Boston Pops on Nantucket August 12, 2017

Beautiful Jetties Beach is the sight of this annual concert featuring the Boston Pops’ Esplanade Orchestra. The ensemble’s performance includes a special surprise guest, and proceeds from this magical night benefit the nonprofit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. General admission tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children, and free for kids under age 5. Come out for an entertaining night of music, fireworks, and community fun!

 

Nantucket Race Week & Opera House Cup August 12- 20, 2017

The culmination of the summer season on Nantucket Island is, of course, the famous sailing competitions. This gold-level certified Regatta attracts both grand prix level sailors, as well as contestants who are just dipping their feet in the water. Competitions include the IOD Celebrity Invitational, the Women’s Regatta, and of course the historic Opera House Cup Regatta that features all-wooden, single-hull boats. “On-land” activities include parties, a parade, and a celebrity buffet to complement the 9 days of heart-stopping races.

The best part about these events is that you can rent a Snap Boxx booth with your very own attendant to come out to the location and document all your good times on Nantucket Island. We’re conveniently located mid island, and are here to make capturing your good times fast, easy, and personalized. Because booths book up fast, we’re currently taking reservations for the coveted 2017 season on the island, which runs from late April to October. Contact us today to claim your Nantucket Photo booth for the popular 2017 Nantucket season!