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Island Time: Fall Festivals

October 17, 2019

It wouldn’t be an autumn weekend on Martha’s Vineyard without festivals, and the next few days are packed with activities celebrating pumpkins, live music, local artists, the end of this year’s fishing derby—and more! We’ve picked just a few of the many fun events coming up over the next few days—find them all in the Complete […]

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The stairway to the lantern room at Cape Pogue Light. Photo by Timothy Johnson

Island Time: Fall’s Big Weekend Makes a Splash

October 10, 2019

A three-day weekend is just what we need right now—a chance to relax and enjoy the season with family and friends. (Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate!) If you’re looking for things to do on Martha’s Vineyard over the next few days, we have some suggestions here, and you can find everything that’s happening on […]

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Island Time: The Best Days

October 3, 2019

October on Martha’s Vineyard is basically an extension of September, with slightly cooler weather and shorter days. Diehard swimmers are still taking their daily plunges, while kiteboarders soar on autumn winds and Island farmers keep on harvesting pumpkins, squash, tomatoes and corn. There’s plenty to do all weekend long, from Aquinnah to Chappaquiddick. Here are […]

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Island Time: Reflections of Fall

September 26, 2019

Autumn has arrived on Martha’s Vineyard—you can see it in the slanting sunlight and the darker blue of the water offshore. The beaches belong to fishermen now, and the harbors to local boats. In town, there are fewer people on the sidewalks and shorter lines at the counters, and you’ll find more elbow room at […]

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Island Time: Summer’s Last Stand

September 19, 2019

The autumnal equinox takes place early Monday morning, making this the last weekend of the astronomical summer. The Derby is on, with fishermen heading out by boat or casting their lines from just about every beach, bridge, jetty and dock in sight. You can catch the daily weigh-ins from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the […]

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A fisherman at sunset

Island Time: September Song

September 12, 2019

September hits its stride this weekend, with a full moon Friday and the Derby getting underway at one minute past midnight Sunday. There’s plenty more to do on the Vineyard as well, including a sneak preview of the new Downton Abbey film tonight—eight days before its official release. We’ve rounded up some more best bets below, and […]

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A bicycle leans against a shingled wall. Photo by Timothy johnson

Island Time: September Rewards

September 5, 2019

We’ve made it through another Martha’s Vineyard summer, and September is rewarding us with less traffic, more elbow room and the only-after-Labor-Day events we look forward to every year. Here are some of our suggestions for the weekend to come—find everything that’s happening on Island in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar. Friday, Sept. 6 | Outdoor […]

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A Sunfish sailboat cruises on the water.

Island Time, August 30-Sept. 1: One Last Fling

August 29, 2019

Labor Day weekend brings a flurry of end-of-summer events and activities, along with our own personal punch lists (last chance to jump off the Jaws bridge!). Here are our best bets for the holiday weekend, and you can find everything else that’s happening in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar. Friday, August 30 | Free wheeling It’s […]

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a close-up photo of the front of a baby-blue vintage pickup truck with white sidewall tires and red rims

Island Time, August 23-25: What to Do This Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

August 22, 2019

August on Martha’s Vineyard has a little more elbow room after the fair, but there’s still plenty to do all weekend long. We make a few suggestions here, and you can find everything that’s happening on the Island in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar. Friday, August 23 | Words, music, movies and plants Learn about the […]

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Island Time, August 15 – 18: All’s Fair

August 15, 2019

Summer peaks this weekend, with the Oak Bluffs fireworks Friday night and the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair through Sunday. Overwhelmed by all the activities? Here are our best bets, from the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar. Friday, August 16 | Light up the night The gates to the Ag Fair open at 10 a.m. this morning […]

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