10 Big Events on the Vineyard Summer of 2024

10 Big Events on the Vineyard Summer of 2024

1. Pride Weekend in Oak Bluffs

  • When: June 7 - June 9, 2024
  • Where: Oak Bluffs
Pride weekend poster Martha's Vineyard

Parade and events schedule to follow.

2. Harbor Fest in Oak Bluffs

  • When: June 15, 2024 (rain date June 16, 2024)
  • Where: Oak Bluffs along the harbor
Oak Bluffs harbor during Harbor Fest

The Oak Bluffs festival known as “Harborfest” takes place along the harbor. Music, food, artisans and entertainment all day. Kick off the summer season with this Island tradition!

3. Juneteenth Freedom Day

  • When: June 19, 2024
  • Where: Island-wide celebrations, parade in Oak Bluffs
Juneteenth announcement

4. July 4th Parade and Fireworks in Edgartown

  • When: July 4, 2024 (5 PM)
  • Where: Edgartown
Edgartown fireworks parade
July 4th Fireworks in Edgartown

Start time is 5 PM but you’ll want to get there early! Street closes at 4 PM.

The PARADE meanders thru town center and up Main Street. This old fashioned parade is the pride of Islanders young and old!

After the parade stay in town... you’re about to see an Amazing Fireworks show! This must-see event can be seen for miles as the colors illuminate the skies above Edgartown Harbor.

5. Feast of the Holy Ghost

  • When: July 20 - July 21, 2024
  • Where: Portuguese American Club grounds, 137 Vineyard Ave. Oak Bluffs
Feast of the Holy Ghost at the PA Club in Oak Bluffs
Portugal flag

A cherished tradition since the 1920s on Martha's Vineyard. Honoring Queen Isabel’s Crown and Portuguese traditions.

Saturday Blessing of the food, live music, games, and more.

Sunday Children’s Parade Blessing of Queen Isabel's crown and scepter.

6. The 41st Annual Crafts and Artisans Fair

  • When: July 20 - July 21, 2024 (9 AM - 2 PM)
  • Where: Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, Trinity Park (MVCMA)
Oak Bluffs Tablernacle during the annual Crafts and Artisans Fair

The fair will run from 9 AM - 2 PM in the Tabernacle.

7. Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

  • When: August 2 - August 10, 2024
Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 22nd annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival! The 2024 festival will take place August 2-10. Schedule to be announced at a time closer to the festival.

8. MVCMA Grand Illumination Night

  • When: August 14, 2024
Grand Illumination Night in Trinity Park on Martha's Vineyard
Grand Illumination Night in Trinity Park on Martha's Vineyard

9. Annual Oak Bluffs Fireworks

  • When: August 16, 2024
  • Where: Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
Oak Bluffs annual fireworks gazebo in Ocean Park

Ocean Park Music and festivities fun for all! This is the island treat to themselves as we celebrate another wonderful season.

The highlight of the summer! Join us in the Tabernacle for a patriotic Community Sing at 7:30—a weekly campground tradition for over 100 years! The program includes a variety of songs! Free-will offering. 8:30 is the Lantern Lighting Ceremony immediately followed by live music by the Vineyard Haven Band. Stick around for the gorgeous spectacle of lanterns being lit in domino-like unison from the Tabernacle outwards until all 300+ cottages are glowing. Take a walk to see how each house is decorated and celebrate this night.

10. 2024 Agricultural Fair

  • When: August 15 - August 18, 2024
  • Where: West Tisbury
Ferris Wheel at the annual agricultural fair in West Tisbury, MA
Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, MA Martha's Vineyard

Nothing says August on the Island quite like the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show & Fair. See you at the 162nd Fair on August 15-18, 2024.

11. Tivoli Day Celebration

  • When: September 21, 2024 (10 AM - 6 PM)
  • Where: Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs
Tivoli Day Celebration on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, MA
Girl with red balloons at Tivoli Day on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, MA

An annual celebration of summer’s end on Circuit Avenue, featuring live music, arts, crafts Food and MORE.

Don't Miss Out on Martha's Vineyard's Exciting Summer Events! Whether you're planning to visit or looking for the perfect property to enjoy the festivities year-round, Anchor Realty is here to help. Contact us at (508) 696-7777 or email info@anchorrealtymv.com to find your ideal summer home or to learn more about property investments on the island. Let's make your summer unforgettable!

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