04/24/2020 to 04/26/2020
The 2020 Daffodil Festival has been postponed. We will keep you updated on the new date when it has been determined.
The 46th Annual Daffodil Festival in Nantucket is taking place on April 24-26, 2020.
One of Nantucket’s most unique events, the annual Daffodil Festival takes place during the last weekend of April each year. The weekend is a celebration of spring on Nantucket and is a sign that things are beginning to awaken after a quiet winter. Stores dust off the shelves and open their doors and seasonal restaurants begin to fill their seats.
An annual antique car parade starts on Main Street and ends in a festive and floral picnic down the streets of Siasconset. It is a weekend not to be missed if you are an avid fan of the Grey Lady, so grab your yellow pants and your fanciest hat, and head on down to 'Daffy Day' on Nantucket!
Copley Specials: Rent two nights, stay a third for free! By request: we will order you a picnic lunch and reserve a spot for you along the parade route in ‘Sconset.
2020 Daffodil Festival Schedule of Events
Friday, April 24
Flower Power Party: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
The Flower Power Party kicks off the Annual Daffodil Festival with live music, photo booths, specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a contest for the best 'flower power' outfit. The Nantucket Historical Association, in partnership with the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and N Magazine are hosting this event at the Whaling Museum.
Saturday, April 25
Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic features meticulously restored vintage cars along Main Street and through downtown Nantucket. Vote for your favorite car and stay for the post-parade picnic.
Children's Parade: 10:30 a.m.
The Daffodil Festival Children's Parade is one of the festival's most fun events. Kids come prepared in their best daffy gear with decorated bikes, skateboards, strollers, and more. The littlest ones (under 10) must be accompanied by an adult, so parents can join in on the fun too. The parade begins at the Children's Beach bandstand on Harbor View Way.
Hat Pageant: 10:45 a.m.
Don your most unique hat and gather for the Daffodil-themed hat pageant. Everyone is invited to this fun event, including women, men, and children! The Children's Parade ends just as this event begins at the Children's Beach Bandstand, and it will be relocated to the White Heron Theatre if there is inclement weather.
NanPuppets at Children's Beach: 11:30 a.m.
Come see an original performance of Lizza Obremski's Nanpuppets at Children's Beach. Bring along a picnic lunch for the whole family for this signature event.
Nantucket Music Center's Drumline: 12 p.m.
The Nantucket Music Center's Drumline will perform at the top of Main Street. You can't miss this impressive performance!
Daffy Dog Parade: 12:30 p.m.
The furriest event at the Daffodil Festival is the Daffy Dog Parade where four-legged friends strut their stuff along the streets of downtown Nantucket. Daffy costumes are strongly encouraged for dogs and humans, alike, for a chance to win a prize. All participants must be registered to qualify for prizes. This fun parade helps to benefit the Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals. Bringing a pooch to the Daffodil Festival? Book one of our pet-friendly Nantucket rentals.
Plan Your Nantucket Vacation for the Daffodil Festival 2020
You won't want to miss this iconic Nantucket festival. Book your stay with us today to ensure you won't miss a beat. We offer a variety of luxury Nantucket rentals in Brant Point, Downtown, and more. Contact us directly to help you find the perfect accommodations for this year's Daffodil Festival.