Nantucket Comedy Festival 2019 – Get Set To Laugh!

Artist in Residence Debra Lee ValeriIf you like to laugh, you don’t want to miss Nantucket Comedy Festival 2019, July 11th through the 13th. That’s not all the exciting news, though. We’re also pleased to announce that the Carlisle House Inn will be hosting an Artist in Residence between June 9th and the 14th!

Artist In Residence – Debra Lee Valeri

June 9th to the 14th, 2019
The Carlisle House Inn is excited to announce our upcoming Artist In Residence – Debra Lee Valeri!

Debra Lee Valeri is an oil painter known for her Maine Coast inspired land and seascapes. She has won several Best of Show and First Place awards. Her work can be seen in many collections around the country.

Debra Lee Valeri graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. She is an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the Oil Painters of America, Allied Artists of America, and many local art organizations.

Visit Meadowbrook Studio online to learn more about Debra Lee Valeri. Then come meet her and see her incredible work during her artist’s residence at our Nantucket bed and breakfast, The Carlisle House Inn!

Nantucket Comedy Festival

Nantucket Comedy Festival 2019Dreamland Theater – 17 South Water Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Visit the Comedy Festival website for tickets and more information. You can also visit the festival on Facebook and Twitter.
This year’s event promises such big comedy names as Kerri Louise, Jimmy Dunn, and Neko White!

Nantucket’s annual comedy festival has been bringing top comedic talent – and fans of side-splitting comedy – to the island since 2007. The festival is the main fundraising event for Stand Up & Learn, Nantucket’s year-round, comedy education program.

The festival offers comedy for everyone, with shows rated from G to R. Looking for family-friendly fare? Grab a seat at the Kids’ Comedy Showdown. Prefer your comedy a little bit spicier? Attend Friday Night Lights or the Comedy SmACKdown, the annual competition between comedians from Boston and New York.

The year’s list of participating comedians includes: Vic Henley, Tom Cotter, Kerri Louise, Chuck Nice, Don Gavin, Jimmy Dunn, Cory Kahaney, Jack Gallagher, Dan Crohn, Kendra Cunningham, Jimmy Shubert Comedian, Carmen Lynch, Chris Distefano, and Neko White.

Nantucket Comedy Festival Schedule

Thursday, July 11 –
Comedy Kickoff: Love & Laughter – 7pm

Friday, July 12 –
Stand Up & Learn™ Kids’ Comedy Showdown: Nantucket vs. Martha’s Vineyard- 5pm
Friday Night Lights: Legends of Comedy – 7pm
Private Dinner with the Comedians – 9pm

Saturday, July 13 –
Comedy SmACKdown! Boston vs. New York – 7pm

Celebrate Spring at the 45th Annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival

2019 Nantucket Daffodil FestivalSpring is officially “sproinging” and that means it’s time for Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2019! Come get Daffy in Nantucket with a weekend jam-packed full of fun, springtime events: April 26th through the 28th, 2019.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival celebrates the return of spring every year with a cornucopia of special events. The weekend sees flower shows (natch), art shows, car shows, tours, parades, picnics, and so very much more.

It all began in the mid 1970’s with a classic car parade and community tailgate picnic. Two events that are still a part of the much larger celebrations of today.

In fact, there are so many fun things to do and see during the festival that we only have room to list a few highlights!

2019 Nantucket Daffodil Festival Highlights

Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point Exercise Walk
8:30am to 9:25am all 3 days

Start your day off with an invigorating and informative, non-stop, 2.5 mile walk past some of the island’s most spectacular summer homes. The 55 minute tour includes historic commentary and absolutely stellar views of Nantucket Sound.

Nantucket Wine & Food Festival Annual Daffodil Tasting
Friday, April 26, 4pm to 6pm

Toast the beginning of the spring and start the countdown to Nantucket Wine & Food Festival 2019 with exceptional wines and artisanal cheeses. Door prizes, discount festival tickets, merchandise, and more!

Daffodil Festival Weekend Antique Car Parade and Tailgate Picnic
Saturday, April 27, 9:30am to 3pm

Come out and see all the beautiful vintage cars and their (often costumed) drivers! Vote on your favorite before he parade begins (at noon), then follow them out of town to Siasconset for the annual Tailgate Picnic! Great fun.

45th Annual Daffodil Flower Show
Saturday, April 27, 2pm to 5pm & Sunday, April 25, 10am to 4pm

The annual community daffodil show theme for 2019 is “Shells and Bells.” Come out and view all the incredible and creative entries! The flower show is sponsored by the Nantucket Garden Club and approved by The American Daffodil Society.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2019

April 26 – 28
We’ve barely touched on all there is to do and see during Nantucket Daffodil Festival weekend. Be sure to visit for more information. You can also follow the festival on Facebook.

Nantucket Lodging

The Carlisle House Inn would love to be your home away from home for any and all of your Nantucket adventures! Our historic Nantucket Bed and Breakfast is located on a quiet side street in Nantucket’s Old Historic District, just steps away from wonderful shops, restaurants, beaches, and more. Book your stay at the Carlisle House Inn today!