Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

I don’t know about you but I have never been more ready for summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Don’t get me wrong, last year was so much more than I expected, but I am ready to get back to EVENTS! Safely of course, but the idea of marking my calendar again is just plain awesome. All pandemic business restrictions are lifted in Masschusetts this weekend – Welcome Summer! Memorial Day On Martha’s Vineyard.

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The Gazebo in Ocean Park |Oak Bluffs

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard – Vineyard Artisans Festival

It’s so nice to see the Vineyard Artisans Festival back for the season! The festival features all ISLAND artisans and includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, clothing, fine art, ceramics, sculpture, and more. Some of the artists include Ivry Belle Jewelry, Michael Blanchard Photography, Merry Farm Pottery, and so many more! It’s such a great show!

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The Vineyard Artisans Festival Is Back On Memorial Day Weekend

The Vineyard Artisans Festival is held at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. click here for more details.

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard – Flying Horses

The Flying Horses Carousel is the oldest operating platform carousel in America, and more importantly, an iconic Vineyard experience. Having it closed last year was so hard for a lot of people, making this highly anticipated opening one of the highlights of the weekend! Getting a brass ring is on my holiday weekend bucket list.

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Flying Horses | Oak Bluffs

The Flying Horses Carousel is open this weekend Friday, May 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Memorial Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

It’s so fun, we added it to our Vineyard Bucket List video collection.

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard – The Drive-In Movies Are Back

Last Summer, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival introduced the Summer Drive-In movie series and it was a big success. The drive-in at the MV Ice Arena at the YMCA is back for an all-new season. Opening Weekend is Friday, May 28th with the family classic, Back to the Future. Click here to get tickets, and to learn more, visit our WE LOVE MV: Drive-In Movies Come To Martha’s Vineyard blog.

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Summer Drive-In Series

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard – Oak Bluffs Open Market

The Oak Bluffs Open Market is back! Starting at 10:00 a.m. in Washington Park (across from Our Market). There will be the usual vendors and there are some new additions too. The OBOM is happy to announce that Origami & Brush will be returning with their hand-painted cards, tees, and scarfs.

The location of the market makes it great for grabbing breakfast in town and then for a stroll by the harbor with the market as your destination. Breakfast ideas — Big Dipper, Biscuits, Mocha Motts, Dos Mas, Back Door Donuts, and of course, Linda Jean’s.

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard – PA Club Art Show

Part art show, part backyard shindig – the PA Club Art Show is sure to be a fun event. Enjoy the delicious food of Eat with Maura & Austin, and browse locally made crafts. Sit outside on the Club’s lawn, soak up the sunshine, and enjoy a beverage too.

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Shop Local

What a group of fun local artists! I have to mention Krug and Ryan. I have one of their cutting boards and it is one of my kitchen staples! Join in the fun Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th. For more information, click here.

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard -Sundays At The Park

Whoo hoo! Sundays in the Park brings Live music back to Ocean Park! This is the perfect way to wind down from a busy, activity packed day! Grab takeout from town – Giordanos, Offshore, Cardboard Box, Fat Ronnies, or Dos Mas, your pod, a blanket, and relax on the expansive grassy goodness that is Ocean Park. I can’t wait to enjoy live music outdoors and how wonderful does a picnic dinner sound to round out this experience!

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Live Music

This is a weekly event running through October. The music begins around 6-ish and will continue to 8-ish. Remember to save room for ice cream or Back Door Donuts!

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard -Memorial Day 5K

Though still virtual, this 5K supports two important causes – Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard (HPCMV). All race participants will receive a complimentary race T-shirt and be invited to participate in contests and drawings.

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Hospice

Your support enables Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard (HPCMV) to provide expert level care for patients and their families, whether they be at home, in the hospital, or a long-term care facility. HPCMV is the Island’s resource for palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care serving our entire community.

Run to help others! Friday May 28th – Monday May 31st, click here to register.

Welcome Summer! Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard -Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society for the 7th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival – “Nature As Inspiration”.

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Environmental Film Festival

The MVFF combines environmental films, discussions and an art exhibit by Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students that are on display on the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows some films with experts, community members, and special guests. Click here for an all-access pass or to learn more. Let’s get back to the movies!

These are just a view of the Memorial Day happenings on Martha’s Vineyard! Nancy’s opens (snack bar the previous week), Featherstone Center for the Arts, and the Martha’s Vineyard Museum have great exhibits happening, there are numerous walking and hiking trails bursting with early summer color to be enjoyed, alpaca to be walked, beaches to relax on, restaurants to enjoy, and so much more. Welcome Summer!

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Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Bluffs | Photo courtesy of the Vineyard Gazette

We would like to take a moment to remember what Memorial Day weekend is truly about. It is about honoring all those who have died serving our country. This weekend and every day we are thankful for their sacrifice. If you would like to participate in honoring those who have been lost, the Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Vineyard Haven town cemetery.

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