Come and celebrate the arrival of spring “Daffy Style”!
From early April to mid-May, over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size bloom on Nantucket. Daffodils grace the island’s roadsides, gardens and shop windows with blooms of yellow, orange, white and even pale pink. This blossoming is the focal point of the Annual Daffodil Festival (April 26-28, 2013). Organized and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Annual Daffodil Festival is a full-scale celebration of winter’s thaw, joyous for both islanders and visitors alike. Come wear your daffy hat, watch the car parade, have a tailgate picnic and welcome spring! The Daffodil Festival’s grand event held on Saturday is the Annual Antique Car Parade, featuring over 100 daffodil-bedecked vintage cars (pre-registration necessary for participation). After winding through town the cars make their way across the island to charming Siasconset. Once there, participants join residents and visitors for the Annual Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. What better way to herald the arrival of spring than an al fresco lunch on the lush lawns of this picturesque village. Picnic fare ranges from elaborate gourmet cuisine served on fine china to box lunches and burgers. Here we joined architect Lyman Perry to prepare the chicken car. Hard to top off last year's ladybug car, but the mission was accomplished.