Department of Culture & Tourism


2017 Nantucket Independence Day Celebration

FireworksSunday, July 2 - Firecracker 5K (Nantucket Health Club)

Monday, July 3 - Fireworks at Jetties Beach - 9PM
(Rain date, Wednesday, July 5)
Tuesday, July 4
Declaration of Independence Reading (Unitarian Church) - 9AM
Main Street activities and Fire Departments water fight - 10AM
Children's Beach Games - 5PM

Whether you call Nantucket home, or are visiting us for the first or one hundredth time, the moment you step ashore you immediately sense Nantucket’s rich cultural heritage. Long renowned for its historic significance and natural beauty, Nantucket offers many activities, not just during the summer, but also in the off-season has a burgeoning cultural community that lasts well beyond the summer weather. Visitors from around the world come to visit Nantucket each year, all throughout the year, to participate in the distinctive opportunities our community offers, many that visitors can’t experience anywhere else in the world.

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The Visitor Services office now operates under the Department of Culture and Tourism, along with Special Event & Film Permitting. Although our mission has expanded, the quality of service we provide to residents and visitors alike remains steadfast. If you haven’t already, please visit us at 25 Federal Street where you can grab a cup of water, charge your cell phone for few minutes, and find myriads of information on just about anything you’d like to experience while on Nantucket.

Let us help you plan a trip that ensures your time on Nantucket is a wonderful experience for all. Download a FREE 2017 Travel & Lodging Brochure  or our new Welcome to Nantucket brochure (we'd be also be happy to mail you either - call 508-228-0925 or email us). The 2017 Travel & Lodging Brochure, considered an essential guide to visiting Nantucket, has information about where to stay, ferry schedules, airline contacts, restaurants, real estate and other important Town information. Welcome to Nantucket has important information about public services, beaches and amenities.

Visitor Services’ Information Center, located in the heart of Downtown Nantucket at 25 Federal Street, is a wonderful first stop for information about the island including activities, transportation and lodging information. Our dedicated staff knows Nantucket and can help you plan for a day or a month!

In addition, we have visitor services outposts available at Straight Wharf and at the Nantucket Memorial Airport

Our volunteer Downtown Island Ambassadors can also be found on the streets of town, ready to help you get to where you need to go.  Visit our Ambassador page to learn more about how to join today!

Our office maintains a list of daily lodging availability. This lists are provided as a service to our visitors with the most up-to-date information provided to us, however the information often changes quickly.

You may also visit the Nantucket Lodging Association's website and simply enter the dates you need accommodation in their calendar at the top and a list of participating lodging establishments is provided. 

Additionally, Visitor Services also keeps room availability lists for all holiday and special event weekends including (but not limited to) Christmas Stroll, Nantucket New Years, Daffodil Weekend, Memorial Weekend, and the July Fourth holiday. 

Our staff is happy to personally help you identify availability during our office hours - 508-228-0925.
One of Nantucket's best beaches for families with young children, Children's Beach is located at 15 Harbor View Way. Download our Summer 2016 Brochure for a schedule of games, kid-friendly activities, movies and concerts.  
Looking to host an Event on Nantucket? We are delighted that you are interested in building community, supporting local businesses, attracting visitors and energizing our island. In order to gain a better understanding of the event you are planning on holding, we have created a comprehensive event application that covers all of the town’s policies and procedures surrounding special events. Please fill out a Town of Nantucket Special Events Application and allow us to help you plan a safe and successful event on Nantucket!

If you have any questions or concerns about Events on Nantucket please contact the town’s Event Coordinator Carlisle Jensen or call 508-325-4166.