🐟 Weekend Update: 9/24-25
Derby continues, short film festival, suicide prevention walk, lots of family activities
This is one of the last weekend some of our favorite in-season events: Oak Bluffs Open Market, Sundays in the Park and the Summer Artisans Festival. Take some time to enjoy the fall weather!
☀️ Weather Report: mornings are cool, lows of 54 and no higher than 73 this weekend, so grab those hoodies!
What To Do This Weekend
⭐ Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - ongoing
The annual derby attracts fishermen from all around the world. The tournament is run for and by fishermen and raises money for scholarships to Island high school graduates. Registration and participation is ongoing
⭐🎟️Manhattan Short Film Festival @ MV Film Society - Thurs- Sun
This short film festival is a worldwide event for 10 films - The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period Info
⭐Darkness into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk @ Bend in the Road Beach, 5-7a / Info
The walk will begin before sunrise and continue until after daybreak. This is symbolic of coming out of the darkness of depression and mental illness, into the light of hope and healing.
⭐👨👩👧Touch-a-Boat (check out a U.S. Coast Guard boat) @ OB Public Library, 11a-12p
🔄 👨👩👧🥤 West Tisbury Farmers Market @ Agricultural Hall, 9a-12p / Info
👨👩👧Fall into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens, 12-4p / Info
⭐👨👩👧 Aquarium Making at the Beach @ Lagoon Pond, 3-4p / Info
Collect sea life in a wading pool and explore the variety of life along the shore. This program is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group in partnership with the Oak Bluffs Public Library. Water shoes recommended.
⭐🎟️5k Run/Walk Benefit @ VH Public Library, 10a / Sign Up
🔄 👨👩👧 Oak Bluffs Open Market @ Washington Park, 10a-2p / Info
🔄 🎨 Vineyard Artisans Summer Festival @ Grange Hall, 10a-2p / Info
🔄 👨👩👧 🎵🐕🆓 Sundays in the Park Concert Series @ Ocean Park, 5:30p
👨👩👧 🎵Community Sing @ Tisbury Amphitheater, 5p
Sing easy to learn songs and chants from around the world with song leader Roberta Kirn. All ages welcome. Free!
Restaurant Updates: What’s Closed or Closing Soon
9/21 - Nina’s at The Ritz Cafe opens
9/24 - Chilmark Tavern, Nancy’s Snack Bar
Indefinitely: Art Cliff Diner, Newes From America, Ocean View (all closed for renovation) Dilly’s Taqueria, Cardboard Box, Oyster Bar 02557 (permanently closing) La Soffitta, The Terrace
For the Season: Nancy’s Restaurant, Blissed Out, Garde East, MV Salads, The Square Rigger, Aquinnah Shop, Sarah Browns
Save the Date
9/28 - Last WT Farmers Market on Wednesdays (Sats= 10/29)
10/2 - Pig Roast @ Coop de Ville with Johnny Hoy
10/2 - Gay Head 10k
10/7 - Last First Friday
10/9 - Last OB Open Market of the season, Last Sundays in Ocean Park
10/10 - Island Queen closes for the season
10/15 - Pumpkin Festival @ Morning Glory Farm
10/22 - Harvest Festival @ Agricultural Hall Grounds
10/30 - HyLine from Hyannis ends their season
🗺️ ICYMI / We shared 18 Instagrammable MV locations
📅 Key / 🔄 = Weekly Recurring Event 👨👩👧 = Family Friendly Event 🎟️ = Tickets Needed 🎵 = Live Music 🐕 = Dog Friendly 🎨 = Artisans ⭐=This Weekend Only
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