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04/27/2023 to 04/30/2023
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The 47th Annual Daffodil Festival on Nantucket is taking place on April 27-30, 2023.

One of Nantucket’s most unique events, the annual Daffodil Festival takes place during one of the last weekends 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! Book your vacation rental today so you don't miss out on all the excitement.

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Past Daffodil Festival Events

Check back for updates on the schedule of events for 2023. Here are some of the favorite events from past Daffodil Festivals.

Flower Power Party

The Flower Power Party usually 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 hosted this event at the Whaling Museum. 

Antique Car Parade & Tailgate Picnic

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

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

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

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

The Nantucket Music Center's Drumline will perform at the top of Main Street. You can't miss this impressive performance!

Daffy Dog Parade

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

Book Your Nantucket Vacation Rental for the Daffodil Festival 2023

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.

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