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January

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February

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March

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April

The 32nd Annual
Daffodil Festival Weekend
April 28 - 30, 2006

Nantucket's traditional welcome to spring, when over 3 million daffodils bloom and turn the countryside into a vivid yellow tapestry. Events include the Annual Antique and Classic Car Parade, and the Annual Tailgate Picnic, as well as activities such as hiking, fishing, bird watching, and seal cruises.

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May

Historic Preservation Month

During National Preservation Month, Nantucket celebrates local history, heritage, education, and historic preservation efforts with a month of activities. Organized by the Nantucket Preservation Alliance.

The Nantucket Wine Festival
May 17 - 21, 2006

A multi-faceted exploration of food and wine emphasizing Nantucket's historic celebration of all things gastronomic. For the eighth year, Nantucket Island becomes host to over 100 wineries of international acclaim. Sip wine in grand homes and dine in Nantucket's world-class restaurants. For a wine festival program or reservations, visit www.nantucketwinefestival.com

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June

The Nantucket Film Festival
June 14-18, 2006

Now in its tenth year, the Nantucket Film Festival is renowned for its eschewing of Hollywood glamour, and its focus on the substantive art of screen writing.
For more information, please visit www.nantucketfilmfestival.org

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July

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August

The 33rd Annual
Sandcastle & Sculpture Day
August 19, 2006

Islanders and visitors create masterpiece sandcastles and sand sculptures on Jetties Beach.
The contest lasts all afternoon and ribbons are awarded in various categories.

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September

The Nantucket Arts Festival
September 30 - October 8, 2006

A celebration of arts on Nantucket sponsored by the Nantucket Arts Council. This week long festival bringing together the best of performing, visual, and literary arts with venues throughout town. For festival information visit www.nantucketartscouncil.org.

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October

Fall on Nantucket
October/November 2006

Celebrate the relaxed pace of Fall on Nantucket with a wide variety of events such as the Nantucket Arts Festival, The Cranberry Harvest Festival, and a mouth-watering Chowder Contest.

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November

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December

33rd Annual
Christmas Stroll Weekend
December 1 - 3, 2006

Celebrate the 32nd Annual Christmas Stroll as part of the month-long Nantucket Noel celebration (November 24 - December 31, 2006). Festivities for this month-long celebration begin the day after Thanksgiving with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and continue through New Year's Eve with theatrical performances, concerts, and holiday exhibitions. The 2006 Christmas Stroll will be held December 1-3. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via a Coast Guard vessel and is escorted up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage by the Town Crier. Children awaiting a visit with Santa are entertained by the Magical Talking Christmas Tree. Carolers and musicians in period costume stroll throughout town.

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