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Celebrate Memorial Day on Martha’s Vineyard

Photo of veteran Edson Rodgers playing the trumpet on Memorial Day. — File photo by Ralph Stewart. Below content sponsored by MV Buyer Agents

Are you looking forward to the unofficial start to summer and the season’s first Martha’s Vineyard vacation? If so, get your calendars ready for a fun weekend filled with numerous things to do in Martha’s Vineyard. From the annual parade to support veterans to the opening show at the West Tisbury Grange Hall, Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to visit Martha’s Vineyard with friends and family.

Top Things To Do To Celebrate Memorial Day And The Unofficial Start To Summer

The beautiful thing about Martha’s Vineyard is that it is home to a wide array of fun activities especially during Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start to the summer. Whether you are looking for kid-friendly activities or are interested in an adults-only night out, the following list of activities are sure to get your gears turning as you plan a fun Martha’s Vineyard vacation.

Take a stroll on the beach and start a new tradition. You might have heard of “polar bear” plunges, but what about a Memorial Day swim? This fun tradition can be a bit chilly, but is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces, especially when you head to a beachfront BBQ after your quick swim.

Take in the season’s first show at the West Tisbury Grange Hall. The Vineyard Artisans Festival will be running rain or shine from 10:00am – 4:00pm on May 27th and 28th. Located at the historic Grange Hall, the event features free parking, free admission, a playground for kids, and local food to enjoy.
Don a pair of running shoes and enter the 24th Annual Oak Bluffs Memorial Day Road Race. The race starts promptly at 10:00am on Sunday, May 28th in Oak Bluffs. It is a USA TF-Certified course and will benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.

Enjoy a delicious grilling session that features produce and specialty items from local farmers. The Oak Bluffs Open Market takes place on Sunday, May 28th from 9:00am – 1:00pm in Washington Park, Oak Bluffs. You can enjoy the day in the park by the sea browsing for the perfect combination of arts, crafts, produce, and local delicacies.

Take in beautiful works of art at the Annual Memorial Day Show presented by the Eisenhauer Gallery of Edgartown. This year’s show will feature work from Michel Brosseau, Annie Wildey, and Paul Norwood. The gallery will be open from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturday, May 27th.

Support local and national heroes in the March for Heroes on Saturday, May 27th. The 26.2 mile march will begin at 6:30am at the VFW Post in Oak Bluffs. Join in for any part of the walk as it traverses the island and supports local veteran organizations.

No matter how you choose to spend your Memorial Day Weekend, Martha’s Vineyard is sure to have an activity that you, your family, and your friends will enjoy. Begin planning today and enjoy a wonderful Martha’s Vineyard vacation that is sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

Can’t get enough of Martha’s Vineyard? Consider extending your vacation to include home ownership on Martha’s Vineyard.  Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents can help. Contact a team member to begin your real estate journey.