Sundays and Thursdays: Vineyard Artisans Festival, Grange Hall, West Tisbury
An annual Vineyard tradition with more than 70 local artisans. Buy directly from them, and see demonstrations. Weaving, fine furniture, pottery, stained glass, oil paintings, pastels, mixed media, sculpture, wampum jewelry, quilts, clothing, sea glass windows, handmade books, and much more. For details, visit vineyardartisans.com.
Sundays: Oak Bluffs Market, Washington Park
Shop for Island-grown produce, original artwork, fine crafts, handmade jewelry, summer flowers, specialty foods, and vintage finds in an open market near Oak Bluffs Harbor. It is like a farmers market, antique show, artisan fair, and a body/mind/spirit expo all in one, plus live music. For more information, visit facebook.com/oakbluffsopenmarket.
Mondays and Fridays: Outdoor Concerts, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs
Enjoy musical performances on the beautiful lawn surrounding the Art Barn’s deck. All tickets for the performances will be sold online starting at 12 pm the week prior to a concert. The lineup includes Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, Jon Zeeman, Joanne Cassidy, the Mike Benjamin Band, and more. For the full schedule, visit featherstoneart.org/music.html.
Mondays: World Market, Grange Hall, West Tisbury
Discover culturally rich, handmade products, including artwork, textiles, bags, dolls, jewelry, sculptures, baskets, olive products, and more. It is from seven organizations that are working together to increase awareness of global women’s empowerment initiatives. The market is open from 10 am to 3 pm. To learn more, visit worldmarketmondays.org.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Tour and Hayride, Farm Institute, Edgartown
Explore the sights and sounds of the Katama plains in a guided tour of an Island farm, including a meadow hayride and a walk through Friendship Garden. Learn about agriculture techniques, backyard gardening, and farm-to-table cooking. The guided tours are from 10 to 11 am. To register, visit bit.ly/farminstitute.
Wednesdays and Saturdays: West Tisbury Farmers Market, Ag Hall
The Island’s oldest and largest farmers’ market features the best local seasonal produce, as well as homemade bread, savory condiments, fresh honey, homemade jams, beautiful flowers, artisan chocolates, sweet desserts, and unique gifts. Before visiting this delightful market, review the shopping guidelines at wtfmarket.org, and consider preordering online.
Wednesdays and Saturdays: Chilmark Flea Market
Visit the oldest outdoor flea market on the Island, offering antiques, imports, vintage finds, and high-quality handmade items from Vineyard artists and craftsmen. Discover jewelry, clothing, art, food, and much more, all in a beautiful outdoor setting at 142 North Road. It is open from 9 am to 2 pm, with free entry and parking. For updates, check facebook.com/chilmarkflea.
Wednesdays: Community Sing, Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs
Join everyone at Trinity Park among colorful cottages for a Community Sing in the Tabernacle at 7:30 pm. It has been a weekly Campground tradition from the M.V. Camp Meeting Association for more than 100 years. The program includes a variety of songs, including camp and folk songs, rounds, hymns, spirituals, and patriotic gems. For more information, visit mvcma.org.
Wednesdays: Outdoor Movies, M.V. Film Society and Featherstone, Oak Bluffs
Watch films under the stars on the beautiful Featherstone campus. You can even arrive early and have a picnic before the movie begins at around 8:30 pm. Be sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or pillows. Seating circles are painted on the grass and each one is for a group of up to 8 people. For the film schedule and tickets, visit mvfilmsociety.com.
Wednesday through Sunday: Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour and Safari, Chappy
Explore Chappaquiddick in an open-air, over-sand vehicle starting at the gatehouse for the Mytoi garden, then continuing along the beach to Cape Poge Lighthouse, where you can climb its wooden stairs to breathtaking views at the top. During the safari, learn the natural history of this special place that is protected by The Trustees. To register, visit bit.ly/capepoge.
Thursdays: Music in the Square, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown
Shimmy over to the courtyard at Eisenhauer Gallery as they welcome back beloved bands for Music in the Square. The concerts take place every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm. They feature the Dukes of Circuit Avenue, Mike Benjamin and the Keepers, and Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. For the full schedule, visit eisenhauergallery.com.
July and August: Drive-in Movies, MVFF and YMCA, Oak Bluffs
Experience an old-fashioned drive-in movie, complete with live music and food trucks. The M.V. Film Festival and the YMCA of M.V. are showing feature films on a large screen in the parking area behind the M.V. Ice Arena. All tickets are pay-what-you-can, but they need to be purchased in advance. To view the schedule and reserve a spot, visit driveinmv.com.
July and August: Yoga and Walks, Island Alpaca, Oak Bluffs
Enjoy a relaxing yoga class in a beautiful pasture among furry and friendly alpaca. It is led by Jason Mazar-Kelly (YogiJay). Alternatively, go for a stroll with the alpaca and learn the basics of safely handling them, where they come from, and why they are important to us. To learn more about this unique farm with fun events and a gift shop, visit islandalpaca.com.
July and August: Live Concerts, Chilmark library
Enjoy socially distanced music from local bands on the patio and lawn at the Chilmark library. Seating is limited, so bring a blanket or a folding chair. On July 14 and August 11, Missis Biskis plays Americana music, and on July 28, Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson play jazz standards and original music. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July and August: Sculpture Trail and Gallery, Island Folk Pottery, Chilmark
Walk along a quarter-mile enchanting trail through the woods and discover whimsical sculptures on the way to an Island Folk Pottery shop. Created by artists Bill O’Callaghan and Heather Goff, the path is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Their pottery gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 2 to 5 pm. To learn more, visit islandfolkpottery.com.
July 17: Catboat Parade and Exhibit, Edgartown Harbor
Watch a Parade of Sail along the beautiful harbor from 1 to 4 pm. It will be led by Capt. Kurt Peterson aboard his catboat Tigress. The parade can be viewed from Memorial Wharf, Chappy Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Fuller Street Beach. The Old Sculpin Gallery at 58 Dock St. also has a week-long exhibit about a catboat builder. For details, visit oldsculpingallery.org.
July 23 to 25: Beach Road Weekend Concerts, Veterans Memorial Park, Vineyard Haven
Take part in celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Town of Tisbury with the Beach Road music festival. It is in a beautiful park within walking distance from the Vineyard Haven ferry terminal. The concert lineup this summer includes the Tedeschi Trucks Band and moe. To view guidelines and purchase tickets, visit beachroadweekend.com.