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.
Do you love good food? What about charitable causes? If you answered ‘yes,’ don't miss out on this year's Taste of the Vineyard. The Taste, as it's also known, is held for two nights every June. This year, 2016, marks the 31st iteration. Starting June 16th, the lawns of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House will host more than 15,000 square feet of tents featuring delicious food and handcrafted beers and wines from more than 90 of Martha's Vineyard's finest establishments. Revelers will pick up their complimentary wine glass and buffet tray, then stroll amongst the tasty offerings. After you've had your fill, head over to the dance floor, where Jerry Bennett and the Sultans of Swing will provide the tunes.
Two nights after the party, the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will reconfigure the tents and host a dinner and charity auction for 350 invited guests. These guests will enjoy a preliminary cocktail hour and peruse the items for auction. After the silent auction, they'll be treated to a delectable dinner, coffee, cordials, and Chilmark chocolates. Dancing, of course, is also on the agenda.
The Taste of the Vineyard is a charity event. All proceeds go to the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. What originally started out (in the mid-80s) as an effort to save the Flying Horses Carousel has transformed into a fundraiser to preserve twenty landmark buildings. The Taste is the organization's most important fundraiser, and has sold out every year since 1999, so get your tickets early! Attendance is limited to 1,200. Tickets are $150 per person, all of which goes to a fantastic cause. Don't miss out on Martha's Vineyard's most-anticipated event!
Love theater? Check out the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, located in beautiful Vineyard Haven, MA. The Playhouse, built in 1833, served a variety of purposes in its early life: a public meeting house, an Episcopal church, a Masonic lodge, and more. In 1982, Eileen Wilson and Isabella McKamy founded the theater and, in 1993, moved it to its current Church Street location. Since then, the building has been completely renovated and restored, and even expanded to better serve the cast, crew, and guests.