The Daffodil Festival on Nantucket includes art shows, a pet show, tours, exhibitions, contests, lectures, and, of course, the Garden Club’s annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show. There are activities for all ages, and faithful festival-goers dress up for the occasion and participate enthusiastically. In addition to the Antique Car Parade, window decorating contest, and the famous ‘Sconset Tailgate Picnic, the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce organizes a Daffy Hat Contest, a Children’s Parade featuring decorated bikes, strollers, wagons, and other self-propelled vehicles, and a family picnic at Children’s Beach. The Pine Woods Morris Dancers perform throughout the day at various outdoor locations.
Last year (2021) Nantucket Daffodil Festival was not in-person event due to pandemic restrictions. But for 2022 the in-person fun is back better than ever! The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce is planning these events for Saturday, April 23:
And, of course, at 2pm on Saturday, April 23 the Nantucket Garden Club’s fabulous 46th Annual Daffodil Show opens to the public at Bartlett’s Farm. This show — a display of thousands of daffodils – has a theme of “Island Treasures. The Daffodil Show continues on Saturday until 5pm and is open on Sunday, April 24 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The 47th Annual Daffodil Show by the Nantucket Garden Club will be held in the greenhouses at Bartlett’s Farm on Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm & Sunday, April 30 from 10am to 4pm. This year’s theme is “Seas of Daffodils.”
Antique Cars & Motorcycles will proceed to Main Street starting at 9:30am on Saturday, April 29. Visitors can view them until just before 12 noon, when they will parade out to ’Sconset. The Tailgate Picnic in Sconset is from 12:30pm to 3pm.