An escape to Nantucket and the island hospitality of Greydon House fits the bill anytime of year; you always deserve it. Summer, though, is certainly Nantucket’s quintessential season: the season of al fresco meals and happy hours, of long lazy beachfront evenings and morning dips in the briny embrace of the Atlantic.
It’s the most popular time of year for Nantucket vacations, and because we’d love for you to experience the special atmosphere—whether for the first or the fiftieth time—we urge you to make your reservations at our boutique downtown hotel today so you don’t miss out!
Let’s preview some of the summertime attractions that’ll be yours to enjoy as a Greydon Houseguest…
This venerable celebration of filmmaking has been going down since 1996, when Nantucket siblings Jill and Jonathan Burkhart founded what’s become an internationally known destination film festival. The 2018 Nantucket Film Festival runs from June 20th through the 25th, and as always it’ll bring some fabulous features, documentaries, shorts, Q&As, and seminars to the island.
Over the years the festival has screened such notable films as Run Lola Run, Whale Rider, Napoleon Dynamite, Half Nelson, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, and Blackfish. Last year, The Big Sick and Monkey Business: The Adventures of the Curious George Creators won Audience Awards, while Wind River and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story took Best of Fest.
Among the popular yearly highlights is Ben Stiller’s All-Star Comedy Roundtable, which in 2017 saw host Sasheer Zamata lead a discussion with Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal, Whitney Cummings, and Bridget Everett.
A more recent addition to Nantucket’s annual happenings is the Summer Antiques Show, the second edition of which goes down August 10th through the 13th at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. From vintage paintings and historical maps to jewelry, furnishings, and maritime ephemera, any devoted diver for treasure will want to prowl the vast wares on display at this four-day bazaar.
Of course, at the heart of the summer experience in Nantucket are its sandy seashores—though, we’d venture to say, those beautiful beaches are defining attractions all year-round. From Schneidy’s and Gunrack along the surfer-haunted South Shore to Steps and Water Tower beaches along the North Shore’s tranquil Nantucket Sound littoral, check out our Greydon House guide to the “secret” strands beloved by island locals.
From festivalgoing to beachcombing, from sailing to seafood smorgasbords, come join us here at Greydon House for a classic Nantucket summer escape!