The above videos were taken at previous Nantucket Daffodil Festival Events.

2022 Nantucket Daffodil Festival Events

Check back for updates on the events planned for 2022 Nantucket Daffodil Festival! 

Daffodil Flower Show

The 46th Annual Daffodil Show by the Nantucket Garden Club will be held in the greenhouses at Bartlett’s Farm on Saturday, April 23 from 2-5pm & Sunday, April 24 from 10am to 4pm. This year’s theme is “Island Treasures.”

Car Parade & Tailgate in 'Sconset

Antique Cars & Motorcycles will proceed to Main Street starting at 9am on Saturday, April 23. Visitors can view them until just before 12 noon, when they will parade out to ’Sconset. The Tailgate Picnic in Sconset is from 12 noon to 3pm.

Daffy Events at Children's Beach

Daffodil Festival events will be held at Children’s Beach on Sat. April 23 10 am – 2:30pm. As of Feb. 22, these include: Daffodil Hat Parade, Daffodil Children’s Parade, Giveaways, Live Entertainment, NiSHA Dog Parade. 

History of Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

A few years after the Nantucket Garden Club started the Nantucket Daffodil Show, several involved community members decided to organize a classic car parade followed by a tailgate picnic that same spring weekend. The first year, 19 cars participated in the “First Annual Nantucket Garden Club Vintage Motor Car Outing” on April 22, 1978. By 1981, more than 35 antique vehicles were showcased in the parade, and just two years later, 80 cars were registered and 40 more crashed the party. With no parade or picnic in 2021, a virtual parade was held on this website.  For 2022, the in-person parades and events are back for a fun festival on Saturday, April 23.

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Nantucket Garden Club Daffodil Flower Show

Recognized by the American Daffodil Society, the Nantucket Garden Club’s annual Daffodil Show is a festive & cheery way to celebrate Spring. The 2021 in-person show was cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, and many shared photos of daffodils they grew – For 2022, the in-person show is back at Bartlett’s FarmBelow you can read about how to plant, nurture, photograph, and identify daffodils!

Antique Car Parade

A few years after the Nantucket Garden Club started the Nantucket Daffodil Show, several involved community members decided to organize a classic car parade followed by a tailgate picnic that same spring weekend. The first year, 19 cars participated in the “First Annual Nantucket Garden Club Vintage Motor Car Outing” on April 22, 1978. By 1981, more than 35 antique vehicles were showcased in the parade, and just two years later, 80 cars were registered and 40 more crashed the party. In 2021, the parade was virtual, but for 2022, the parade is back with dozens of decorated vintage cars and even some vintage motorcyles that people will be able to see in-person when they line up on Main Street before parading out to Sconset for the Tailgate Picnic,

Daffodil Information

Daffodils are precious to islanders and seasonal residents. For the former, they signify the awakening of an otherwise harsh and beaten winter landscape.

Nantucket.net Blog

Nantucket’s blooming daffodils are an island-wide vision of sunny flowers that delight all. But they are more than just cheery beacons of the warm weather and sunshine to come.

Yesterday’s Island ,Today’s Nantucket

Daffodils are precious to islanders and seasonal residents. For the former, they signify the awakening of an otherwise harsh and beaten winter landscape.

Yesterday’s Island ,Today’s Nantucket
• by Leah Mojer

Daffodils come in a stunning range of colors, shapes, and sizes, and every year new variations are introduced. With millions blooming every year on Nantucket, it can be hard to pick a favorite.

Yesterday’s Island ,Today’s Nantucket
• by Suzanne Daub

Each year, Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival Weekend brings abundance upon the island. Millions of daffodils bloom; the visitor season begins; antique cars arrive in droves; and extra ferry trips added to the schedules!

Yesterday’s Island ,Today’s Nantucket

The Flower Power Party was established in 2018, in partnership with N Magazine, to benefit the Nantucket Historical Association.  This blooming event has transformed into the ultimate kick-off to Daffodil Weekend over the past few years. 

Past Events

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