Explore Nantucket: 3 Must-Experience Outdoor Events

As a charming island destination known for its scenic beauty and rich history, it’s not surprising that Nantucket is home to many exciting outdoor events. If you’re planning a visit to the island, be prepared to immerse yourself in the culture and scenery in unique ways. At Affordable Rentals, we know the island well since we’ve been offering car and jeep rental services to visitors and residents for 40 years. Here are three upcoming outdoor events we recommend for a full island experience.

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1. Boston Pops on Nantucket

Prepare to be enchanted by the melodies of the renowned Boston Pops Orchestra on August 12. This annual fundraising event for Nantucket Cottage Hospital draws music lovers from far and wide, creating a delightful ambiance on the island. This year, visitors can hear the music of Elton John and more as the sun sets over Nantucket Sound. The evening will end with fireworks and their special rendition of the 1812 Overture. So, grab your picnic blanket, gather your loved ones, and revel in the magic of music on the island. 

2. Opera House Cup Regatta

The Nantucket Regatta and the 51st Opera House Cup Regatta, a celebrated sailing tradition, take place annually on the third Sunday of August off the shores of Nantucket. Attracting sailing enthusiasts and spectators alike, the event offers a thrilling experience on the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the history of this prestigious competition, witness the majestic vessels in action, and experience the adrenaline rush as skilled sailors showcase their expertise. Since this time of year is popular for visitors on the island, we recommend you book your jeep or car rental in advance and keep an eye out for parking information for the event.

3. Nantucket Land Bank Cross-Island Hike

Calling all nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts! If you want to explore the island’s breathtaking landscapes, join the Nantucket Land Bank Cross-Island Hike on September 23. Traverse through lush trails, observe diverse wildlife, and bask in the tranquility of Nantucket’s unspoiled nature. This guided hike provides a unique opportunity to discover the island’s hidden gems while learning about its ecological significance. The hike will begin at Sesachacha Pond and end at Madaket Harbor. Parking is limited, so plan accordingly. 

Nantucket offers an array of unforgettable outdoor events that cater to a wide range of people. As you plan your visit to Nantucket, make the most of your experience with a Jeep rental from Affordable Rentals. Contact us at (508) 313-9313 or book a rental online. Embrace Nantucket’s spirit of adventure and make memories on the island that will last a lifetime.