July 4, 2018 marks the 242nd birthday of the United States, and today we’re extending a hearty invitation to spend the occasion with us here at Greydon House on Nantucket!
We’ll treat you to exceptional boutique hospitality here in the heart of Nantucket Town, and meanwhile you’ll enjoy the perfect access to our island’s delightful Fourth of July traditions. But don’t wait too long to book a room with us: America’s birthday bash is just around the corner, after all…
NANTUCKET’S FOURTH OF JULY MAIN STREET EVENTS
Old-fashioned summertime fun awaits at Nantucket’s Fourth of July Main Street celebration, held from 10 AM to 12:30 PM on Independence Day just a hop, skip, and a jump from Greydon House. What exactly’s on tap? A whole passel of classic, good-humored games and activities: face-painting, ring tosses, watermelon- and pie-eating contests, a community sing-along and more. It all culminates with the annual water fight enacted by the Town of Nantucket Fire Department and the Boynton Lake Reserves: a can’t-miss affair slated for high noon, like all respectable showdowns.
(You can certainly participate in the big water fight, but keep in mind the organizers are asking folks not to use water balloons, the shreds of which can end up in the harbor. “Like you,” the Town of Nantucket writes, “we prefer our Nantucket Bay Scallops without a ‘side of balloon.’”)
Children’s Beach, meanwhile, will be hosting kid-friendly games and bandstand music the evening of the Fourth.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
The Independence Day fireworks this year fall not on the Fourth but on July 5th. The pyrotechnic display goes down at 9 PM that day at Jetties Beach, just a mile from Greydon House; you’ll be able to hop the NRTA Wave bus to reach the beach that evening. (You can take a gander at the bus schedule for the fireworks right here.)
SPEND THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY ON NANTUCKET ISLAND WITH A GREYDON HOUSE GETAWAY
Besides the Fourth of July festivities themselves, you’ll of course have Nantucket’s famous summer guise to relish, from sailboat to beachfront to bike path. And with a room at Greydon House, you’ll have our unmatched accommodations, amenities, service, and boutique style to enjoy throughout—including outstanding on-site cuisine at our restaurant. Book your Greydon House Fourth of July getaway today, and we’ll see you for the pie-eating, water fights, and fireworks here on our captivating little island!