The beloved Nantucket Daffodil Festival will be held from April 22-24, 2022. After a two year hiatus, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate all things “Daffy”, a Festival now in it’s 46th year on Nantucket!
Similar to other large holiday weekends on Nantucket, the Daffodil Festival is comprised of multiple events planned for a fun-filled, joyous weekend. The majority of these events are hosted by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. The Daffodil Festival is held the last full weekend in April over three days; it has changed dates in years past because of Easter or Passover. There are three main events: the antique car parade from town to ‘Sconset, family-friendly Daffy events held at Children’s Beach and the competitive flower show at Bartlett’s Farm.
Read on to plan your weekend, and as always, reach out to Fisher Real Estate if you would like to lease a Nantucket vacation rental for the long-weekend!
Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2022
Antique Car Parade
Downtown: Saturday, April 23 from 9am – 12pm
Sconset: 12pm – 3pm
An incredible array of cars, trucks, convertibles, fire engines, dune buggies, motorcycles travel from Main Street Downtown to Main Street Siasconet for an afternoon of tailgating with family and friends. Get to town early to get up-close and personal with these amazing vehicles and their owners who have put on an elaborate display!
Daffy Events at Children’s Beach
Saturday, April 23 from 10am – 2:30pm
More Daffodil Festival events will be held at Children’s Beach, walkable from the car parade. Events include the daffodil hat parade, daffodil children’s parade, giveaways, live entertainment and the NiSHA dog parade. Get ready for cuteness overload!
Daffodil Flower Show
Saturday, April 23 from 2pm – 5pm
Sunday, April 24 from 10am – 4pm
The Daffodil Show (a free event) hosted by the Nantucket Garden Club will be held in the greenhouses at Bartlett’s Farm. This is a fun event to plan on doing on Sunday, but they are open on Saturday as well. This regional daffodil competition includes horticulture, flowers and photography. Which one is your favorite?
Other Activities Held on Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend
Flower Power Party
Friday, April 22 from 6pm – 830pm
Now in its 4th year, the Flower Power Party transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive spring celebration. Enjoy a look at new exhibitions around the museum, music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres and more. A great way to kick-off the weekend!
Brant Point Lighthouse
Visit the iconic Brant Point Lighthouse to snap a photo opp with the daffodil wreath decorated by Hafsa & Co.
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Swing by on your way home from the ‘Sconset tailgate picnic or make it a Friday or Sunday adventure! And enjoy the thousands of colorful blooms on the drive down Milestone Road.