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🥟 Weekend Update: 9/16-9/17
a rainy weekend feat. tivoli day, ring challenge, naacp 5k + the derby
It looks like a wild weather weekend! Please keep an eye on cancellations + postponed events, we will do our best to update this post as we learn. Be safe!
What To Do This Weekend
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - Ongoing! / info
West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last Saturday of Season 10/28)
Guided Walk at Oyster Watcha Midlands, 10a-12p
Join Sheriff's Meadow Foundation's director of stewardship, Kristen Geagan, for a slow-paced botanical walk through this seldom-seen property to learn about the plants native to the sandplain grassland and this unique restoration project. Please use link to register!
NAACP MV 5K Road Race/Walk at Summercamp, 11a
Register on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. ($20) or before the race from 9 to 11 a.m. ($25) at Summercamp hotel. All participants receive a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded after the race. There's also a one-mile Fun Walk for kids 12 and under starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 ($10)
Ceremony of Remembrance at Edgartown Lighthouse, 1-2p
Each fall the museum hosts the Ceremony of Remembrance as a time for the family and friends of those in the memorial to gather and honor their loved ones.
Kismet Outfitters Fly Rod Derby Demo Day at the Edgartown Lighthouse, 2-4p
Whether you're looking to upgrade that old fly rod or trying to figure out the right fly line for albies, this is the perfect time to test new rods from leading manufacturers. After the event, kick it at the shop for beers and college football.
Jena’s Ring Challenge at the Flying Horses Carousel, 7p / info
Jena’s Ring Challenge is a ring-catching competition to see who can catch the most rings during a ride around the Carousel. Anybody can enter! The $25 fee to enter the Challenge includes one entry souvenir, up to three rides around the Carousel, and a concessions coupon.
Oak Bluffs Open Market at Washington Park, 10a-2p (Last one 10/8)
Tivoli Day Celebration on Circuit Avenue Oak Bluffs, 10a-6p
An annual celebration of summer’s end on Circuit avenue, featuring live music, arts, crafts, great food and family fun. (originally Saturday!)
Vineyard Artisans Summer Festival at Grange Hall, 10a-2p (Last one 9/24)
Music in the Park - Concerts at Ocean Park, 5:30 (Last one 10/8)
Sunday at Sea at Federated Church of MV, 8p (Last one 10/22)
2023 Hospice Golf Classic at Mink Meadows, 7a
We look forward to another great day of golf with an online silent auction, “chance to win” drawing, and a catered lunch with beverages – all to benefit and support the good work of Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard.
MV Cultural Council Grant Clinic at WT Public Library, 1-2p
The Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council awards grants for projects that benefit Island residents through the arts and humanities. Come to this open clinic and discover how to write a successful grant, ask questions, and learn about the application process.
Notes of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Nancy’s snack bar closes 9/24 and main restaurant closes 9/17
Kids Derby Day at OB Wharf is postponed until 9/24
The Cove is closed for the season
Save The Date
September 20 - Local Island Artisan Pop Up at Nomans, 4-8
September 22 - A Night Called Retro at 11 Circuit, 9p
September 23 - Endless Summer Charity Gala at EYC / info
September 23 - Meet the Fleet at OB Public Library
September 23 - Little Shop of Horrors - Benefit Night at MVPAC / info
September 24 - Vineyard Haven Library 5K Run/Walk to the Chop and Fun Run / info
September 30 - Clamming 101 at Senge Pond / info
October 1 - Gay Head 10k / info
October 1 - 35th Anniversary of MV BIG Golf Fore Kids Tournament at Mink Meadows / info
October 7 - Vineyard Artisans 20th Annual Columbus Day Festival / info
October 7 - Music Movie Marathon at Strand Theatre
October 21 - Martha's Vineyard Brunch Run/Walk / info
For Save the Dates for September and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.