to Dec 10

Christmas in Edgartown - Martha's Vineyard

36th Annual Christmas in Edgartown
December 7-10, 2017

Voted Best of the Vineyard for the third year in a row, Christmas in Edgartown is a weekend festival you don’t want to miss! Every year through the various events, Christmas In Edgartown helps raise over $50,000 for island-wide charities and non-profits. Come be apart of the holiday magic!

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to Oct 22

Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Four days, Three nights of unique-to-the-Island experiences.

The flagship food, wine and drink festival of Martha's Vineyard, the MVF&W Festival stays rooted in the Island's rich tradition of farming and fishing, inviting you to meet local culinary talent, and the farmers, fishermen, oyster producers, and artisans they work with—adding guest chefs and vintners from around the world for a unique to the island celebration.

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5:00 AM05:00

Sand Sculpture Contest Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

This family oriented event is great for the creative at heart and your budding little builders. So pack your pails and shovels and head to South Beach to enjoy a day in the sun and fun creating your sand masterpieces.
For more information, please email

2017 Date: Wednesday, August 2nd

South Beach, Left Fork | $5 per person

10:00 am Registration & Construction Begins

2:00 pm Judging

3:00 pm Awards Presentation


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to Jun 21

Tall Ships - Boston

Parade of Sail
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sail Boston Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Public Boarding of Ships
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Crew & Cadet Street Parade
Presented by Downtown Boston BID
Downtown Crossing
Monday, June 19, 2017

Tall Ships Depart
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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to Jun 11

Nantucket Restaurant Week

Spring Restaurant Week
June 5-11,2017

Join us for Nantucket Restaurant Week, , a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket.  experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket's hospitality in many of the island's acclaimed culinary establishments.
Each Spring and Fall participating restaurants will be offering three-five course dinners from $35 t0 $45.  It is the perfect opportunity to taste something new or dine with an old favorite.


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to May 21

Nantucket Wine Festival

21st Annual Nantucket Wine Festival

May 17-21,2017

The 21st annual Nantucket Wine Festival is the ultimate event for foodies and oenophiles.  For 2017 this extremely popular festival will feature over 100 internationally acclaimed wineries and special celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, seminars, auctions and charitable celebrations.  Come enjoy a Harbor Gala, Culinary Marketplaces Grand Tastings and a special Wine Dinner!


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to Sep 30

Hollister House Garden - Washington, Connecticut



Every Friday  2 to 5 pm

Every Saturday  10am to 4pm

The garden is also open for early birds from 8 to 10am the first Saturday of the month. Requested donation of $5 per person.
These funds are used to expand our outreach and education efforts.

Group Visits

Group visits are welcome by appointment. We will be happy to make special arrangements to accommodate your interests. Arrangements can be made for your group to picnic in the garden at the conclusion of your tour.

Please contact us by email: or telephone 860-868-2200.

Directions – Our address is 300 Nettleton Hollow Road Washington, CT 06793

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5:30 AM05:30

Figawi Race Weekend - Nantucket, MA

Figawi Race Weekend

May 27-29,2017

The 46th Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally.

Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the Cape Nantucket summer season.  Entries include over 200 sailboats ranging families promoting the sport of sailing to competitive sailors alike bringing three thousand sailors and visitors hailing from all over the country and including the Caribbean as well as locals.

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Christmas at the Newport Mansions
to Jan 2

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House--three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America--are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths.  A total of 24 decorated Christmas trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces.  Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting.  And windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition. 

A working garden scale model of the Vanderbilt family's New York Central Railroad will be on display in the second floor loggia of The Breakers, traveling through a village made up of gingerbread replicas of some of the Newport Mansions, created by local pastry chefs. 

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