What is happening these days?

Events scheduled for the 2020 season.

Lexi Pline

Updated May 28

Though coronavirus is disrupting the Island’s seasonal activities, there are still some things that we can enjoy.


Island Grown Initiative’s annual Plant Sale, June 2: Island-grown vegetables fresh from the IGI farm will be available to order online, and then picked up curbside at the Oak Bluffs School, from 12 to 4 pm. The crops include tomatoes, eggplants, flowers, pumpkins, cucumbers, and much more. Visit the IGI website.

West Tisbury Farmers Market, Starting June 13: Saturdays, June 13 – Oct. 10, from 9 am to 12 pm. Wednesdays, June 17 – Sept. 2, from 9 am to 12 pm. At the Agricultural Hall instead of the Grange Hall, since there is more room to spread out. Visit wtfmarket.org.


Speech on the Beach, July 4: Renaissance House will continue the annual tradition of producing the famous Frederick Douglass speech, ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ This year they are asking people to record themselves at home reading a segment of the speech. The videos will be compiled and shown on MVTV, YouTube, and other outlets. For more information, visit renaissance-house-harlem.com. To participate, email renaissancehse@aol.com.

Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic, July 14-18: This 7th annual fishing tournament is held at Oak Bluffs Marina for 40 to 50 vessels of all shapes and sizes. It will raise funds for the Island Autism Group of Martha’s Vineyard and the MGH Colon Cancer Research Fund in memory of Kevin Glynn. A phone application will be available for monitoring participant information in real time. Visit obbclassic.com/index.htm.

Possible Dreams Auction, July 26: Possible Dreams is the largest annual fundraiser for M.V. Community Services. The auction will be a livestream event hosted by Seth Meyers. Join for the chance to bid on 10 unique dreams, as well as the auction of license plate 1: MV1. To register, visit mvcommunityservices.org/events/possible-dreams

Please send any additional events happening to calendar@mvtimes.com.