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13 Mar 2019
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What is the Nantucket Daffodil Festival?

The 45th Daffodil Festival takes place every year the last week of April. The dates fall on April 26 - 28 this year. It unofficially marks the beginning of Nantucket's season; the island opens its doors to welcome both spring and visitors with wide open arms. The weekend is full of spring festivities including art exhibits, wine tastings, an antique car parade, a tailgate picnic, a children's parade, a hat pageant, a dog parade, the Daffodil Regional Shows, and many other events. A few of the main events, with confirmed dates and times, include:

The Flower Power Party

Date and Time: Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

The kickoff party to launch Daffodil Festival where guests enjoy hors d'oeuvres, festive libations, a photo booth, and a contest for the best "blooming" outfit!

Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic - Presented by Cape Air

Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Cars Line up on Main Street

See the island's flower-bedecked vintage cars as they travel down Main Street and out Milestone Road to ‘Sconset. There, enjoy a scenic island picnic.

Daffodil Festival Children's Parade

Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:30 AM

Location: Children's Beach bandstand, Harbor View Way

Fun for children of all ages and their families! Decorate your bicycle, wagon, skateboard, baby carriage or other self-propelled vehicles with a Daffodil theme, or simply come decked out in your best daffy gear! Ribbons awarded to all participants.

Hat Pageant

Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:45 AM (Starts immediately after Children's Parade)

Location: Children's Beach bandstand, Harbor View Way

Show off your creativity with a festively decorated, Daffodil-themed hat and join the Pageant! Open to all ages.

To see a full schedule line up or to learn more about the festival, visit or Nantucket Chamber.

Daffodil weekend is right around the corner, only a little over a month to make any last minute travel arrangements or reservations. Consider the The White Elephant or The Wauwinet for Daffodil Festival, with these exciting Daffodil Festival Specials:

White Elephant

Wear Your Flair: Room rates start at $295 per night. Two White Elephant custom Daffodil Weekend hats are included so you can tailgate with spirit! Book Now.

Daffy Loft Package: Enjoy a luxurious two night package for three bedroom Loft (sleeps six guests) with inclusions. Learn More.

The Wauwinet

Anchorage For Daffy: Enjoy two nights in Anchorage House with participation in Antique Car Parade and 3 course 'Sconset picnic included. Learn More.

TOPPER'S Tailgate: Package includes two nights accommodation, daffodil weekend hats, 'Sconset picnic for two, and transportation to and from 'Sconset tailgate party. Learn More.

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