Island Time, June 18 – 21: Strawberries and Lobster Rolls

Island Time, June 18 – 21: Strawberries and Lobster Rolls

June 18, 2020

It’s truly summer on Martha’s Vineyard now. Umbrellas are popping up on the beaches, shops and galleries are reopening their doors and outdoor dining is the season’s latest trend. For local events and online happenings, the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar is a day-by-day list of things to do. We’ve looked there and beyond for these suggestions on how to spend the next few summer days.


Pop-Up Shopping

Fashion, flowers and art join forces for a Conrado, Plant Post & Island Spray Pop-Up at Althea Designs in Vineyard Haven. Buy bouquets, spray-paint a planter, check out the artwork and support local makers, Friday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Lobster Rolls to Go

Friday, June 19, marks the return of Grace Church lobster rolls, one of the Vineyard’s tastiest and most award-winning summer traditions. Order ahead and pick up between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the church in Vineyard Haven. Don’t forget a slice of pie!


Shortcake on Wheels

This year, Morning Glory Farm is replacing their perennially popular Strawberry Festival with drive-through strawberry shortcake and strawberry lemonade on Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Entrance to the drive-through route along the field is on Meshacket Road across from the farm stand parking exit.


Garden Dining

Chef Gavin Smith, of the Food Minded Fellow podcast, takes over the kitchen at the Lambert’s Cove Inn in West Tisbury for a three-course prix fixe al fresco dinner in the inn’s English garden Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are a must.


Open Air Markets

Sunday, June 21, brings back the Oak Bluffs Open Market, with Island-grown produce, local crafts and more, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Washington Park. The West Tisbury Farmers’ Market takes place twice a week at the Agricultural Society, Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.


The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar



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JUNE 25 – JUNE 30
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