Nantucket Maritime Festival: About
The 2013 Maritime Festival took place on Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Children’s Beach, Brant Point and tours of our island Coast Guard Station. The purpose of the Maritime Festival is to celebrate the joy of living on an island and to experience time-honored maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds it.
The festival was packed with free activities for the whole family, on the water, beach and grass: build your own boat races, shucking contests, entertainment by maritime musical groups, kid’s activity tent and paddleboarding are just a few of the programs that were offered by Nantucket’s non-profit organizations. Joining us for the day, food was available for purchase from the ACK Shack, Raw Bar by Nantucket Seafood, and the Sons of American Legion.