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🎣 Weekend Update: 9/22-9/24
derby things, a new play, 5k, meet the fleet, mini sound fest
What To Do This Weekend
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - Ongoing! / info
Bass in The Grass Auction - view entries at The Carnegie 10-4
Fly Fishing Film Tour at Kismet Outfitters, 7-9p
Play: Little Shop of Horrors at MV Performing Arts Center, 7:30-9:30p (various dates) / info
Island Theatre Workshop presents the cult classic: Little Shop of Horrors! Stars local talent from Martha's Vineyard's community theater, benefit Saturday.
Darkness into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk at Beach Rd Edgartown, 5a
The walk will begin before sunrise and continue until after day break. This is symbolic of coming out of the darkness of depression and mental illness, into the light of hope and healing. Sign up
West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last Saturday of Season 10/28)
Garden Walk at Mytoi, 10a
Free guided walk for adults of all levels of mobility, register with firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Fleet at OB Public Library, 11a-12p
Meet the Coast Guard from Station Menemsha and “Touch-a-Boat.” Kids (and their families) love this event! People of all ages are welcome. Check out a U.S. Coast Guard boat at the Oak Bluffs Public Library parking lot. Many will choose to climb aboard.
Black Dog Doggie Adoption Day at Black Dog VH, 12-4
September is Doggie Adoption Month at the Black Dog. We have partnered with local animal shelters to bring adoptable dogs to our general stores throughout the entire month of September. Plus, 20% of each store's daily sales on its event date will be donated to our partner shelters.
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.
Wetu and Fall Equinox Celebration at Sassafras Earth Education, 1-4p / info
Come celebrate the completion of our wetu and the fall equinox. Learn about traditional Wopanaak home building and experience this beautiful earth ship that will float us into our future. Craft, play and cook food over the fire.
Women's Fall Fly Fishing Extravaganza at Edgartown Lighthouse, 3-5p
The popular annual ladies' event is back with Abbie leading the way. Join us for casting instruction, knot tying, and fall techniques to ensure successful fall fishing! The event is followed by happy hour and a raffle at Kismet Outfitters!
Magic by Vladi Lukan at Nomans, 5-7p
Endless Summer Charity Gala at EYC, 7-10p / info
A benefit for Island Autism, a nonprofit organization that serves autistic children and their families on Martha's Vineyard. Drinks, food, a silent auction and music played by the Sultans of Swing.
Kids Derby Day at OB Wharf, 6-8a
Part of the annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. For children 4-14, no registration needed.
Vineyard Haven Library 5K Run/Walk to the Chop and Fun Run, 9:45a / info
The traditional 5K event will be held at the library on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. A free half-mile fun run for kids will be held at 9:45 am. The USATF sanctioned 5K course for this race begins next to the library on Greenwood Avenue, turning left onto Main street and proceeding up Main street to the West Chop Lighthouse, then returning down Main street to the library. Registration for the in-person 5k is $30 and includes t-shirt.
Oak Bluffs Open Market at Washington Park, 10a-2p (Last one 10/8)
Vineyard Artisans Summer Festival at Grange Hall, 10a-2p (Last one!)
MV Mini Sound Fest parking at The Yoga Barn, 1:30-11p
Annual backyard MiniFest in Chilmark. Parking and shuttle at the Yoga Barn, tons of great musical acts, Art Cliff Truck, Cocktail Caravan, You Enjoy My Vegan serving their culinary delights! Family Friendly, suggested donation of $20 (or more for a free t-shirt!) to pay the artists!
MoGlo Food Truck Pop-Up: Tailgage food, 4:30-7:30
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)
News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Nancy’s snack bar closes 9/24, upstairs is closed
Homeport is closed for the season
A new pop-up has opened at the Ritz by chef Caniwka, Loud Kitchen
S+S Kitchenette is now serving lunch + brunch! Lunch Wed-Sat 11-3 and Brunch Sundays 10-2
Art Cliff re-opens today after a 2-year renovation
Save The Date
September 27 - Autumn Arboretum Walk at Polly Hill
September 28 - Full Moon Wonder: Harvest Moon at Long Point
September 30 - Clamming 101 at Senge Pond / info
September 30 - Habitat for Humanity Antique Show at Federated Church
September 30 - Tavern Night at the Cooke House and Legacy Gardens / info
October 1 - Gay Head 10k / info
October 1 - 35th Anniversary of MV BIG Golf Fore Kids Tournament at Mink Meadows / info
October 1 - MV Cultural Council Grant Clinic at WT Library
October 6 - Live from the Grange: Sean Della Croce / info
October 7 - Vineyard Artisans 20th Annual Columbus Day Festival / info
October 7 - Music Movie Marathon at Strand Theatre
October 13-15 - Women in Film Festival / info
October 14 - Pumpkin Festival at Morning Glory
October 19-22 - MV Food and Wine Festival
October 21 - Martha's Vineyard Brunch Run/Walk / info
October 21 - Harvest Festival at Ag Hall / info
October 28 - Pumpkins and Ponies at Misty Meadows
For Save the Dates for September and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.