You know that old saying about April Showers… but there’s no reason to let a little rain dampen your good time on the Island! No matter what time of year you visit, no one ever comes to Martha’s Vineyard hoping it will rain. But here’s why it’s actually a blessing in disguise if it does: There are so many great things to do on Martha’s Vineyard when it rains, things you might not otherwise make the time to enjoy! So if you find yourself on our magical Island during rainy weather, check out these fun activities.
Featherstone Center for the Arts: Featherstone is the premier destination for all things art on Martha’s Vineyard. Its campus is both beautiful and large, and offers a robust variety of classes and workshops year round for people of all ages. And don’t miss their great gallery openings!
Old Sculpin Gallery: Over 240 years old, this gallery and studio space is a piece of art in itself. It also offers children’s art classes and educational programs, and is home to Martha’s Vineyard Arts Association.
The Yard: If you still want to be active while it’s raining, stop in for a community dance class at The Yard! Not feeling motivated to move? Check out one of their performances instead. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time.
Beadniks: Looking for something fun and creative? Check out Beadniks, an activity-based bead store that specializes in unique beads and artifacts from around the world. Design jewelry right in the store! You can also take your beads to go.
Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena: Lace up your skates or rent a pair onsite, and take a spin on the ice at MV Arena during their public skating hours throughout the week. Or, sign up to take a lesson.
Take a Swim – Indoors! Both the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard and the Mansion House Inn have indoor pools and offer day passes. You packed that bathing suit for a reason — use it!
These are just some of the many fun things to do on Martha’s Vineyard when it rains. You can also see a movie at one of the numerous Island theaters; visit the local libraries and bookstores; check out the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the Aquinnah Cultural Center; shop the countless unique stores, or dine at any one of our incredible restaurants. Want help finding the best of everything? Be sure to check out MVY.com for all your planning needs.
So, you see, a little rain might just actually let you discover some of the best the Island has to offer.
See you on the Vineyard!
Photo Credit: Michelle Yao
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