🪁 Weekend Update: 9/8-11
International Film Festival, Wind Festival, Aquinnah Powow, MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Begins, Restaurant Closures
We may be biased but… this is our favorite week all year. So much so, that it’s also the week we got married! We celebrate our second wedding anniversary today, and both took the week off to enjoy. Say hi if you see us about town!
☀️ Weather Report: We’re starting to get those chills in the morning in the low 60’s, but this weekend it should be sunny and mid-70s during the day! Time to break out those light jackets for the mornings!
What To Do This Weekend
⭐International Film Festival: Other Places, Other People @ MV Film Center, Info
👨👩👧 Boat Scavenger Hunt @ OB Public Library
Explorers pick up a clue sheet at the Children’s Desk. Hunt inside the library for pictures of boats. Return the completed clue sheet for a small prize. Through 9/10.
⭐🎟️ Burning Patience @ MV Playhouse, Fri + Sat @ 7:30p / $30 Tickets
🎵 Black Dog Blues @ Black Dog Tavern Porch, 5:30-7:30
🔄 👨👩👧🥤 West Tisbury Farmers Market @ Agricultural Hall, 9a-12p / Info
🔄 👨👩👧 🐕Chilmark Flea Market @ 142 North Road, Chilmark, 9a-2p / Info
⭐🎟️👨👩👧🎵 Aquinnah Wampanoag Powow @ Aquinnah Circle, 10:30a (Sat+Sun)
Annual Aquinnah powow. Singing, dancing, traditional crafts and food. Gates open at 10 a.m. Grand entry at 12:30 p.m. Admission: adults $10 or $15 for two days; children (13 and under), seniors (65+), veterans $5 or $7.50 for two days.
⭐👨👩👧MV Wind Festival @ Ocean Park,10:30-3:30p / Info
Events include kite making and model sailboat racing for children, and kite flying and frisbee games for young and old.
👨👩👧Fall into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens, 12-4p / Info
Drop by the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens to watch this living exhibit prepare for its winter hibernation, chat with a Museum Educator about historical horticulture, take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and enjoy a simple garden-inspired take-home craft. Weather permitting. Drop in. $5 donation suggested. Open every Saturday until 10/29.
⭐👨👩👧Annual Fossil Day @ Union Chapel, 2-6p
Free public science educational event suitable for all ages. This is a drop-in and mingle event. Bring fossils to ask about or show to others. Guest presenters will display fossils and be available for discussion.
⭐Film Screening with MVY Radio's Dave Kish @ WT Public Library, 3p
Join us at the library for a documentary screening about Sergio Mendes. Hosted by WMVY Radio’s Dave Kish. A Q&A and discussion will follow
Bass in the Grass submissions @ Main Street Edgartown, all day / Info
The Edgartown Board of Trade welcome the 5th annual Bass In the Grass fundraiser in honor of the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. The initiative helps raise money for local artists, the EBT and the Derby Scholarship Fund. On display and up for bid online through September 30.
⭐ Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Begins Today
🔄 👨👩👧 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
Restaurant Updates: What’s Closed or Closing Soon
Aquinnah Shop (today is last day)
The Square Rigger
9/17 - Red Cat Kitchen, Oyster Bar 02557
9/18 - Nancy’s Restaurant
9/24 - Chilmark Tavern
Art Cliff Diner, La Soffitta, Newes From America, Ocean View, The Terrace
Closings + Happenings
9/16 - Lucy Vincent open to public
9/17 - Tivoli Day on Circuit Ave Info
9/28 - Last WT Farmers Market on Wednesdays (Sats= 10/29)
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
10/30 - HyLine from Hyannis ends their season
🗺️ ICYMI / We shared a roundup of Frequently Asked Questions about off-season closure dates, private beaches, rehearsal dinner options, vegan eats and live music spots.
📅 Key / 🔄 = Weekly Recurring Event 👨👩👧 = Family Friendly Event 🎟️ = Tickets Needed 🎵 = Live Music 🐕 = Dog Friendly 🎨 = Artisans ⭐=This Weekend Only
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