Yellow is literally the happiest color…and there is no happier weekend on Nantucket than the 43rd annual Daffodil Festival ! (Big shout out to the N antucket Chamber of Commerce for organizing the amazing event!) This spring kick-off weekend pACKs a serious floral punch (and tailgating brunch!) to this little island thirty miles out to sea. And what to do these 36 hours on ACK? You know blACKbook has you covered with a dozen do’s to make the most of your weekend on the ROCK! See what we’re raving about right here with our always anticipated HOT LIST!
STATION 21 OPENS FOR LUNCH ON DAFFY FRIDAY & SATURDAY!
A Daffy first! Get your downtown lunch fix at …the Station crew will serve up festive cocktails, delicious light bites and stACKed bar menu ALSO they’ll stay open ALL day from noon to last call! blACKbook suggestion: do not miss these pizzas — the talegio and wild mushroom is a total savory Station 21 Station gem!
HATS OFF TO DAFFY WEEKEND!
Parade your Daffy style in one of these adorable handmade hats, found at and designed by ACK local The Lovely, Kristin Forester! They only have a few, so stop by 11 Washington Street to grab yours or call 508.228.4788 to preorder! BONUS: grab your weekend favorite bright dress while you’re there!
Bringing back the Daffy Days of yore, this retro hat (from the hot new lifestyle brand will keep you warm & cozy when the ACK winds blow and stylish beyond measure on island and off! Pair with all the yellow & orange in your wardrobe for maximum enjoyment! Click below to purchase and get free Nantucket delivery with code Wopatula) ACKhappy
THAT DAFFY PARADE
There’s no better way to savor Saturday morning downtown than checking out the annual Daffodil Parade. Here stand in awe of the gamut of antique autos that will make your jaws drop and your Instagrams pop! So many stunning cars will line up on the cobblestones from 9:30AM on. And for those without the car but with the cap, there’s a Hat Parade on Children’s Beach from 10:45AM to 11:15PM where adults and kids can show off their floral pride through their festive headwear! Click for more Daffy Info
MILLY & GRACE CELEBRATES SEASON 8
Yes, you read that right! It’s season 8 on Nantucket for as Emily Ott Hollister and her fabulous female team open their ivy covered doors bACK to all of us on Friday at 10AM! Check out her latest selection of day-to-night looks that can take you from the parade down the cobblestone streets, to tailgate chic in Sconset, and bACK to LoLa for dinner! Our personal accessory favorites? The Chan luu chokers and neckerchiefs! Check ’em out this weekend! Milly & Grace
CURRENTVINTAGE PRE-TAILGATE TASTING!
Join and currentVintage Nantucket Wine & Food Festival for their 3rd Annual Daffodil-Kick-Off-Tasting! Head over to 4 Easy Street as Beth English and her always festive and fashionable crew celebrate Daffodil Weekend and the countdown to Wine Fest on Friday the 28th from 4PM on with a tasting of outstanding wines from producers they will welcome to Nantucket this year, including Veuve Clicquot, Ceretto, Château MINUTY & Chappellet Winery! Pair your cocktails with cheeses from Vermont Creamery, Nantucket Wine Fest posters & hats for sale + discount tickets for customers to select NWF events! BONUS: It will be extra celebration all season long as cV celebrates their 10th year in business! currentVintage Congrats, Beth!
A DARK & STORMY ONE NIGHT SHOW!
Our friends at
are celebrating their 5th year and premiering their 5th show at their gorgeous new downtown theatre! WHT is hosting a one night only Friday performance with White Heron Theatre -esque vibes, tons of laughs, and amazing actors coming from NYC to ACK! Clue is a murder mystery set on Nantucket during a storm in the 1930’s. This is the story of an island family who discovers that their missing daughter stands to inherit millions at midnight, and when she appears much mystery and comedy follow! Dark & Stormy Purchase tickets for $20 below!
THE TOWN GETS COUNTRY AT THE BOX!
Yee-Haw! The Island’s favorite country band, Dalton & the Sheriffs, are swinging bACK into town just in time for Daffy Weekend! Get ready for some ol’ singalong favorites mixed with their modern takes on some of the best country music out there. The band takes the stage at on Friday and Saturday shows start around 10PM with a $10 cover at the door! The BOX
FRESH OPENS FOR THE SEASON!
Fresh is bACK and fresher than ever. The bread hasn’t changed, but the place has been revamped for a monster 2017 season. As the Fresh guys say, “Aiolis make us sing and fine wine makes us dance. We make everything ‘fresh’ daily and have anything you’ll need for the beach. New sandwiches, new salads, improved smoothies, new logo, and updated wine selection makes Fresh your one stop shop for any and every necessary island indulgence. From outfitting weddings and private parties, good vibes and good times continue through our busiest season to date. Let’s G0!”
PERCH OPENS ITS DOORS ON FRIDAY!
These Rocky Mountain babes are becoming Grey Lady mermaids! , Nantucket’s newest women’s contemporary boutique, is stocked with coveted brands such as Rag & Bone, Veronica Beard, Alexis and Ramy Brook! Located on Straight Wharf (in the former Vineyard Vines location), they have super cool group stylists who will help you go from beach to dinner, dress for a fabulous wedding or help you select great pieces you can enjoy for years… Perch BONUS: check out their tee collection, we’ll wear these from Daffy to Labor Day!
THAT WAUWINET APRES PARTY
Looking for a lively way to keep your Sconset tailgate going? Check out the apres tailgate party at which kicks off from 3:30 to 5:30 Saturday afternoon with a special daffy snack menu, wine flights available, rose, and oysters, lawn games, live music and more! TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet BONUS: No need to worry about driving after your party in Sconset, the lovely people at The Wauwinet will pick you up in the 02564 with their courtesy van! Take note! opened for the season on April 20th and is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner so make sure The Wauwinet is on your spring radar. TOPPER’S
FISHER REAL ESTATE HOSTS MAIN STREET PARADE PARTY!
Toast with our friends at Fisher Real Estate on Daffy Saturday morning as they celebrate their first full year on Nantucket! (And do it Daffy style with fabulous views of the parade from their downtown location on 21 Main Street!) The gathering begins at 10AM until noon. BONUS: they’ll be serving up the highly anticipated new donuts from Tilbury & Skiff!
FOGGY ROOTS BACK AT ATLAS
Island favorites Foggy Roots are back at for Daffy Saturday! This band has you moving with reggae favs to Bowie covers to Pink Floyd anthems. Atlas keeps the crowd small, so that cocktail can stay in hand while you dance. And trust us, their resident bartender Pepe makes a delish cocktail that will keep you buzzed up and feeling the foggy flow all night long! Atlas BONUS: No Cover!
MAURY PEOPLE HOSTS FOUR SUNDAY OPEN HOUSES!
Come see these four homes, three newly built with pools and one beautiful antique renovation! Our friends Gary Winn, Lisa Winn and Mary Taaffe at have some amazing open houses this Daffy Sunday! The Winn Street home and the two on Vestal are each exquisite and brand new Construction with five to six bedrooms, multiple floors of living space AND swimming pools! Also, be sure to check out 4 Flora, an elegantly renovated 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath antique property on one of the most charming streets on island! Come for Daffy weekend and stay forever! Maury People
GO FIGURE OFFERS BALLET FUSION! (PLUS A FREE SUNDAY CLASS!)
And ready to sweat it out after a big dining and drinking Daffy weekend? Lucky for us, the team at
has taken a traditional ballet class arrangement and paired it with the Figure Method principles you love to create an upbeat and challenging class called Go Figure Barre Studios . On Daffodil Weekend, you can try this dynamic new workout Ballet Fusion FOR FREE on Sunday, April 30th at 10:30 AM! Click below to reserve your space!
A SUNDAY PANCAKE MUSICAL BRUNCH AT CISCO!
If this doesn’t scream Sunday Funday…well then we don’t know what does! Our buds at Cisco Brewers are taking Daffy Sunday to new sweet heights with a decorate-your-own pancake brunch, or a salty Trap-truck lunch, followed by live music from the Tricky Dicks at 1PM and Foggy Roots at 3PM! The weather is looking gorgeous for this and who doesn’t love a little holiday weekend lunch and libations at the brewery?!
HOT blACKbook HOTELS FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKING!
See that sunshine on the forecast and now want to make your way bACK to your happy place? Well, you’re in luck ’cause we just got the scoop that there are a handful of rooms at and 76 Main ! No nightly minimum, so you can come for Friday or Saturday or BOTH! By staying with our friends at these gorgeous Lark Hotels, you’re just moments to Main Street and in the heart of all the Daffy ACKtion! Click below book! 21 Broad
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