4th of July Events on Nantucket Island

Treat yourself to some boutique hospitality this Fourth of July with a getaway to Greydon House, and while you’re at it take part in Nantucket Town’s well-attended holiday celebrations just a quick stroll from your guest room!


Experience the Fourth of July on Nantucket

It’ll be another good old-fashioned community Independence Day festival on tap for Nantucket Town on Thursday, July 4th (and the following, fireworks-spiced evening).

The Town of Nantucket Department of Culture & Tourism presents the Main Street Fourth of July bash, which kicks off at 10 AM. Two hours later—High Noon, as the organizers dramatically put it—comes one of the defining highlights of this annual carnival: a good-spirited water fight between the town’s fire department and the Boynton Lane Reserves. If you plan on enjoying the spectacle from a Main Street perch, prepare to get nicely soaked.

The Fourth of July fun continues over at Children’s Beach, where a whole slew of kids’ games—from tug-of-bar contests to potato sack races—will begin at 5 PM. At 6 PM, there’ll be a concert in the bandstand.


The Fireworks at Jetties Beach

The big town fireworks display will go down at Jetties Beach the next day: Friday, July 5th at 9 PM. (If it’s inclement weather, the rain date is the following night.) Nothing says America’s birthday like some rip-roaring pyrotechnics, and you’ll definitely have some to enjoy a mere mile or so from Greydon House. (There’ll be regular bus service between the Whaling Museum—just steps away from us here on Broad Street—and Jetties Beach that night to make fireworks-viewing that much more convenient.)


Make Greydon House Your Independence Day Headquarters This Year

When you’re not getting wet during the noontide water fight on Main Street, enjoying the live tunes at the Children’s Beach bandstand, or admiring the fireworks spiders and palm-shells over the harbor, you’ll love your gorgeous guest room and our all-around hospitality here at Greydon House. Besides the handsome private oasis of your room and all our on-site amenities, you’ll get to enjoy premier Nantucket dining at our very own restaurant, Via Mare, where you can toast the occasion over some garden- and ocean-inspired small plates.

Our hotel, outfitted with a charismatic old-meets-new aesthetic, provides the perfect perch right in the heart of town for a Nantucket Fourth of July spectacular: Book your boutique lodgings with us for the holiday today!