The 2020 Festival will be held from April 24-26, 2020.
The 46th annual Daffodil Festival Weekend promises to banish your winter “doldrums” as the island pays homage to a bold and brilliant bloom. From early April to mid-May, a plethora of daffodils encompassing every hue, shape and size burst forth across the island, adorning roadsides, gardens, and window boxes. This beloved event is a jubilant homage to the advent of Spring, and features an Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic, Children’s Beach Family Picnic, and more. Humans and hounds “strut their stuff” for coveted awards at the wacky and whimsical Daffy Hat and Daffy Dog Parade, while little tykes star in their own procession, decorating bikes and wheeled conveyances Daffy-style.
The Antique Car Parade (the Festival’s central event) showcases over 100 meticulously—and creatively—decorated vintage automobiles and motorcycles. Staging begins in the morning on Main Street (take a “selfie” with your favorites!) and at noon, the venerable vehicles perambulate out to the charming village of ‘Sconset for an al fresco Taligate Picnic. Pack a bountiful basket of brunch fare, and nosh with friends as you bask in the sun’s benevolent rays.
In the Downtown area, the Children’s Beach Family Picnic holds court in mid-afternoon. Tote your blanket and picnic lunch, and enjoy a FREE concert from the Bandstand at this plein air “mini-festival.” Face painting, balloon animals, storytelling, and FREE rides in the Nantucket Hotel’s antique fire truck round out the mix. Do stop to peruse the eclectic wares at the bustling Festival Marketplace at the foot of Main Street, where you’ll find food and family-friendly activities.
We have the following Nantucket vacation rentals availability during the Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend