Tag: Daffodil Festival

Island Science

Flowering Festivals Are Blooming Early

When the Nantucket Daffodil Festival began in 1975, organizers were looking for a way to celebrate spring and bring some life into the island’s shoulder seasons. That first festival was held on May 2nd. In 1980, the Nantucket Daffodil Festival moved to the last weekend in April, where it has remained ever since.

Nantucket Events

Daffy Is Back on ACK

A variety of activities in several locations are planned for an in-person 2022 Nantucket Daffodil Festival that is sure to be particularly festive after two years of pandemic cancellations. On Daffy Saturday, April 23, the festival fun organized by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce begins at 9:15 am, when […]

Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Events

Welcoming Spring

Spring arrives on the island of Nantucket with a proclamation of brilliant colors. Late April’s embrace of gentle sea breezes and warm sunshine coax new growth from the island’s sandy soil, adorning the roadsides and gardens with daffodil blooms of bright yellow, orange, white, and pink. The annual Daffodil Festival, […]

Nantucket Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA
Island Science, Nantucket Events

Where the Wild Daffodils Grow

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation The common daffodil, Narcissus sp., is a symbol of spring throughout North America. On Nantucket, we embrace the yellow blossom as a reminder that spring will (eventually) come to the island. Beyond the fanfare of […]