Nantucket just plain loves Halloween!! This tiny island community comes together every year in a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween as one big, creative and fun loving family. Parents and children alike get in the spirit and get dressed up in costumes for the annual Halloween Parade up Main Street. After the early evening parade, the restaurants and retail shops offer baskets of candy just outside their shops. As dusk casts its shadows on the quaint cobblestone streets of Nantucket Town, devils and hobos can be seen darting up and down Main Street and the side streets that in summer are filled with shoppers and diners. This is homegrown, small town enthusiasm at it finest.
In the mid-island area, you will be sure to see the entire staff at Nantucket Bank dressed for Halloween -nothing like having your check cashed by a leopard! It would be equally hard to find a restaurant in Nantucket that didn’t have servers happily dressed in costume to brighten your fine dining experience on Halloween.
At the firehouse on Sparks Avenue in the mid-island, the fireman stage an open house complete with a haunted house and refreshments for all the kids.
All-in-all the spirit of Halloween is woven into the fabric of Nantucket and its year-round residents. If you are lucky enough to be a fall visitor to this island 30 miles to sea, this is a celebration not to be missed!
You can use our Rental Search Tool, which has an integrated map function, to find a Nantucket rental near the mid-island to catch all the fun!