Weekend Happenings: Daffodil Festival on Nantucket

If you live in Southern New England, you’ve surely noticed the vibrant yellow daffodils popping up all around town, which serve as a most welcoming sign that spring has (finally!) arrived. On Nantucket, they celebrate this phenomenon during the last weekend of April with their annual Daffodil Festival – a weekend of events to celebrate springtime’s awakening on Nantucket Island.

The weekend-long celebration is hosted by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce with the main events being the Antique Car Parade on Saturday followed by a tailgate picnic in ‘Sconset.  Additional festivities include a wine tasting at Épernay, a Daffodil Dinner at Bartlett Farm, the 41st Annual Daffodil Flower Show and a 5K on Sunday morning. For more information, visit daffodilfestival.com, and for ideas on other great springtime activities on Nantucket, check out our friends over at Nantucket Island Resorts and visit their blog for a list of top things to “spring” for in 2015.


Photo Credit: Charlotte Carey Photo

Allie is a native New Yorker who fell in love with Rhode Island after studying Journalism at URI and living by the beach. After several years in Manhattan working in public relations and digital media, Allie returned to the Ocean State and currently resides in Newport. She enjoys writing, music, yoga and any activity that involves sunshine and the ocean.

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