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Boston Pops on Nantucket is giving us Good Vibrations!


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Boston Pops on Nantucket Credit Lisa Frey

While it would be impossible for the Fisher Team to pick a favorite event of the summer, especially when we support so many of the Island non-profits that host them… we can confidently say that the Boston On Pops on Nantucket is absolutely at the top of our list.

Boston Pops on Nantucket Credit George Reithof
Boston Pops on Nantucket Credit George Reithof

We love this non-profit fundraiser because everyone from year-round residents to seasonal residents, and two-week vacationers to day trippers, may need to use the hospital services at one time or another. The Boston Pops on Nantucket serves as the hospital’s biggest fundraiser and all money raised stays local and supports the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health and well-being of the island community!

It seems like the special guests get better and better every year, and this year is no different. The Beach Boys joining conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for what is sure to be an epic night of entertainment, music, dancing, and our personal favorite, fireworks that give the 4th of July show a run for its money! 

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There are so many ways you can enjoy the event. Whether from your beach chair in general admission, a reserved “Friends” seat with champagne and wine service and a light snack. Or you can even book a table for you and 10 or 11 of your closest friends! Those who reserve a table will also be treated to a full gourmet catered dinner while you enjoy the beachy tunes. If the weather is truly perfect, you might be able to enjoy the event from your boat. Team Fisher Tip: if you enjoy the event from the comfort of your boat we highly encourage you make a donation since you are still enjoying this spectacular event and who doesn’t like to support a great cause?

Thousands of people will make their way onto Jetties Beach to settle into their general admission seats (first come first serve)! We highly recommend getting in line early rather than showing up at 4:30pm when the gates open. Some extremely dedicated Nantucket Pops lovers have been known to get in line at 8am to lock down some of the best seats in the house! If you are enjoying the event from your beach chair, make sure to remember to pack yourself a delicious picnic complete with beverages and yummy snacks and treats. A small table suitable for the beach is a good idea if you plan on bringing a spread.

Boston Pops on Nantucket Credit Lisa Getter
Credit Lisa Frey

Don’t forget a blanket and your favorite Nantucket sweatshirt as the night tends to get fairly cool. However, if it is a beautiful sunny day, you’ll also need your sunblock for the first couple hours. And the most important Team Fisher Tip: Take everything you brought with you to the beach off the beach at the end of the evening, NCH does a great job of handing out all of the appropriate bags for trash and recycling so there is simply no reason to leave anything behind but your footprints (from dancing the night away of course)!

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Last but not least, be sure to sport some Boston Pops on Nantucket swag. We hear there are some super fun bright new colors this year! You can purchase your Pops gear at the Founders Building starting July 31st. They will also be selling apparel at the event on Saturday, August 12th! As of Saturday, July 29th, tickets to the Boston Pops on Nantucket are SOLD OUT.

If you are going to miss out this year, be sure to start thinking about next year soon. If you are hoping to underwrite the event by reserving a table, these also sell out fast. Need a place to stay for the week of the event? Team Fisher can help with that!