Top 3 End-of-Summer Activities on Nantucket Island

If you’re planning an end-of-summer getaway, there’s no better place to squeeze out the last drops of the sunny season than on Nantucket. With its picturesque beaches and an array of summer events, this island is a treasure trove of summer finales. Affordable Rentals has helped visitors traverse the island, one Jeep rental at a time. Here are three memorable community events that we’re sure will be a perfect way to cap off a sizzling summer.

Affordable Rentals Nantucket Jeep Rental

1. The 49th Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest

Each year, Jettie’s Beach lights up with creativity, families huddled around masterpieces of sand, and a community brought together by the joy of art and nature. And this year, on August 3rd, the tradition continues with the annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest. The Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, alongside the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, has been breathing life into this scene since 1975. Whether you’re building or beholding, this event is a testament to the island’s community spirit and a cornerstone of summer’s end on Nantucket. 

2. Boston Pops on Nantucket

If you’re in town on August 10th, the Boston Pops on Tour promises an evening of mesmerizing melodies at Jetties Beach. This year, with the special musical guest Super Diamond paying homage to Neil Diamond and hosted by bestselling author and island resident Elin Hilderbrand, the event is not to be missed. We suggest renting a Jeep Wrangler with an electric roof to enjoy the stars on your way to the concert.

3. Nantucket Regatta and Opera House Cup Regatta

The call of the sea is strong in Nantucket. This is especially true as the Nantucket Regatta and the Opera House Cup Regatta set sail from August 16th to 18th. These regattas are not just races but celebrations of classic yachting, bringing together sailing enthusiasts from every corner. They offer a splendid view of tradition, sport, and the spirit of sailing. Watching these elegant vessels glide over Nantucket’s waters is a beautiful nod to the island’s maritime heritage.

Whether it’s sand sculptures, orchestra, or sailboats cutting through the ocean, Nantucket has something magical for everyone. If you’re ready to jump into an electric car or Jeep rental on your next Nantucket trip, we’re here to help! Contact Affordable Rentals at (508) 313-9313 or book a rental online today. Here’s to ending summer with a flourish, embracing all the beauty Nantucket has to offer.