Events Happening on Martha's Vineyard August 2017


As many seasoned visitors know, August is when it ALL happens. We're not exaggerating. Book, farmers, and agricultural festivals happen on a weekly occasion. If you're planning your vacation, take a look at our list of things to do in August on Martha's Vineyard.

August 2nd: 11th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

The Edgartown Board of Trade's Annual Sand Sculpture Contest is a fun family event for those that love to have their toes in the sand and a bucket in hand. Feel free to just hang out on the beach and view, or take a risk and participate with the other competitors!

August 4th-6th: Martha's Vineyard Book Festival

This is a summer favorite in our office. Meet world renown authors, gaining insight into their writing processes and even nab a photo or two. This is definitely an event to add to your ever growing "To Be Read [TBR]" pile.

August 7th-12th: 15th Annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

Featuring award winning documentaries, films, and cinema graphics by and starring world renown African Americans, the MVAAFF is an annual event not to be missed. Hear from the producers and actors of these wonderful films and get a chance to ask any pressing questions during the Q&A sessions.

August 11th-13th: 24th 12 Metre Regatta

And they're off! Take in this annual event held in Edgartown. Yachts of all shapes, sizes and colors will be on display during this lovely social event.

August 16th: Grand Illumination Night

This annual tradition marks the peak of the season. Tour Cottage City lit up with lanterns handed down from generation to generation. It's the person evening event for the whole family.

August 17th-20th: 156th Annual Agricultural Society Fair

Any and everything you could ever want in an authentic fair is right here. Homemade goods, rides, arts & crafts, and awards for best pies! This weekend is not to be missed.

August 18th: Fireworks at Ocean Park by the Sea

This annual event gives a slight acknowledgment to the end of summer. Starting with music in Ocean Park at 8PM, the spectacular fireworks show starts around 9PM (or when it gets dark enough). Make sure you arrive EARLY. Can not stress this enough. Parking is extremely limited and crowds will be there from dinner onward.


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