Events Happening on Martha's Vineyard Summer 2017

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A lot of our plans during the summer include the beach, the beach, and usually a side trip to the beach. But what happens when the weather isn't cooperating or you're looking for an added adventure elsewhere? Well, here's our guide to all of our favorite events happening on Martha's Vineyard this summer 2017!

May on Martha's VineyardMay

MV Wine Festival May 11th-14th

This 4 day festival features an array of private dinners and tours highlighting local delicacies paired with delicious wines. The weekend concludes with a bang! The Grand Tasting gives the connoisseur in your party a chance to try out all of the best and latest on the final evening.

Pink & Green Weekend May 12th-14th

Celebrate the official coming of Spring with the Edgartown Board of Trade. They have a number of events running throughout the weekend as well as Mother's Day specials for the wonderful women in your lives. Don't forget to take advantage of the sales happening from the local stores opening this weekend as well.


June on Martha's Vineyard


Taste of the Vineyard June 15-June 17

Food is such a highlight of staying on Martha's Vineyard--fresh seafood, world renown chefs, and fantastic views. Why not get a small "taste" of what the island has to offer?

Harbor Festival June 17th

Oak Bluffs celebrates the beginning of summer with a town-wide party. With live music, shopping, and an abundance of food, it's a must-do during your visit.


July on Martha's Vineyard


Edgartown Board of Trade's Fourth of July Celebration

Get. There. Early. We can't stress that enough. A fourth of July parade starts around 5PM but many season viewers know to arrive very early in the afternoon to find parking and a good viewing spot. The Edgartown Police close many roads around Lighthouse Beach. The perfect way to view the parade comfortably is to rent a home downtown or rent a chartered boat that will give you a one of a kind view of the spectacular show.

Tisbury (Vineyard Haven) Street Fair July 8th

Visit Main Street, Vineyard Haven for great local food, music, local fun, and usually some rock climbing.


August on Martha's Vineyard


Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival August 8th-12th

I mean, what isn't happening this month? There's almost too much to do and too little time. Kick off the month with the ever exciting and anticipated MVAA Film Festival. Featuring some of the most anticipated documentaries and films of the year, this event is not one to be missed. Tickets tend to sell out quickly, so book in advance.

Grand Illumination Night August 16th

Located on the campgrounds in Oak Bluffs, the gingerbread homes light up with lanterns handed down from many generations. This night is filled with music and fun. Definitely a great choice for the whole family.

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

Yes, you read that right- 156 years. This staple event is a must during what we like to call "Fair Week." It's the busiest week of the summer because of the fun to be had at this fair. Make sure to get there early if you want to take home one of the exclusive posters. Once they're gone-- they're gone. They have been known to be framed and displayed in many of the homes on the island.

Fireworks at Ocean Park August 18th

An annual tradition to close the end of season, the OB Fireman's Civic Association has graciously provided all families a day to say goodbye and see you soon to new and old friends. Make sure to claim your area in Ocean Park early as things can get pretty crowded.


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