First day of Spring is March 20th and with that, we have so many things to look forward to on Martha’s Vineyard. Spring is the season when we all smile and take in the sun’s rays, warm for the first time in months. When we are hustling and bustling around town, getting our homes and businesses ready for the busy season. When we see friends and neighbors we haven’t seen through the winter and greet them with cheer. Overall, the feeling of happiness and joy can be felt all around the island as the bright yellow forsythia blooms and permeates the air with its sweet scent. Without further ado, here are the top spring happenings on Martha’s Vineyard that will get you even more excited for the season!
Stargazing Evening hosted by Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation . Join them at Wallen, Preston & Shands Preserve in Aquinnah on March 20 at 7:30 pm to celebrate the first night of spring with an evening of guided stargazing led by Mark Lovewell. Meet at the Aquinnah Cultural Center.
Edgartown’s Pink and Green Weekend, this is Edgartown’s 8th Annual Celebration of Spring & Mother’s Day that takes place May 10-12, 2019. Kick off spring in Edgartown during the annual celebration of the season and Mother’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy the Pink & Green Dog Show, sales and shopping specials, Fairyville at Donaroma’s, the Pink & Green 5K and more!
Vineyard Conservation Society’s Earth Day Beach Cleanup, Protect Wildlife, Beautify Your Island, Celebrate Earth Day, and Kick-Off Spring on April 20th — All in One Great Family-Friendly Event. It's easy to go green this Earth Day: join your friends and neighbors in the Earth Day Beach Clean-Up! Just head out to your favorite beach at 10:00 am volunteers will be there with everything you need. Afterward, join VCS at the Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp for great food, a free raffle, and to compare your treasure hunting stories. From 12:00 to 2 pm relax over lunch with other beach cleaners. This year we are making sure there is enough food for even the late-comers. No hardworking beach-cleaner should go without some refreshments! This is a ZERO WASTE event, if you have a reusable water bottle, please bring it with you!
Spectrum Film Festival, The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society hosts this festival and it will be the 3rd Annual Spectrum Film Festival. Spectrum is a four-day film festival that presents a world perspective on LGBTQ+ stories, people, and issues through a variety of films and includes guest speakers, discussions, and a special event for LGBTQ+ youth. The 2019 SPECTRUM Film Festival will be held at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven from Thursday, April 25th, 2018 through Sunday, April 28th, 2019.
Ride the Vineyard MS Cycle Race, on May 4th, is a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. With the quaint charm and beautiful ocean views of our island, choose from 15, 30, and 60 mile routes and enjoy the cliffs of Gay Head, the beaches of Katama, and the scenic views of East Chop!
Big Chili Contest, this will be the 33rd year of this amazing charity event and will take place on May 11th at the Portuguese American Club. Enjoy a day of chili, live music & good times in the name of charity. Local and off island restaurants, chefs, caterers, and more cook up giant pots of chili for your delight and the live music from bands and DJs keep the fun going!
Easter Brunches and egg hunts take place all over the island, check out our social media platforms for updates closer to the date (April 21st).
And for all spring events, visit mvy.com/events
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