As the thin layer of white topping Martha's Vineyard's clay cliffs slowly disappears under the early spring light the island emerges from winter with a variety of events for both locals and visitors.
Newly painted storefronts and a bustling energy across the island are a sure sign that Spring is upon the Island. Welcomed are a number of new businesses as well as our long-time favorites, some sporting an entirely different look. From Aquinnah to Edgartown, there is no shortage of Spring happenings and many of our inns offer special rates, making this a perfect time for an Island getaway.
Here's a sampling of some great events happening this spring on Martha's Vineyard!
March 21-24, The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A singular meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors and movie-lovers.
April 27, Island Alpaca 10th Annual Shearing Day Celebration
Tis the season for these photogenic and people-loving alpaca.
May 3, First Friday in Vineyard Haven
An open house for island artists and artisans featuring food and music- free and open to all.
May 4, Ride the Vineyard MS Cycling Race
This island-wide bike ride is one of the largest fund-raising events of the year, attracting a world-wide group of bikers and their families. Enjoy the spring beauty of Martha's Vineyard's while cheering on or perhaps even joining this dedicated group of bikers.
May 10-12, Pink & Green Weekend
Kentucky Derby parties, a Main Street parade, an open house for retailers and an old-fashioned maypole dance are some of the highlights of this annual tradition that glows in a sea of pink and green.
May 11, Big Chili Contest Portuguese-American Club
Take the chill off and vote for your favorite dish of chili while enjoying music from island locals.
A full line-up of Spring happenings along with list of inns and restaurants can be found at MVY.com
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