SPRING FOR THE ARTS on Martha's Vineyard: May Edition
This edition of The Vineyard Blog is brought to you by Edgartown's newest boutique hotel, The Christopher.
May on Martha’s Vineyard brings Spring for the Arts into full bloom! There are numerous events in theater, music, galleries, agriculture, and culinary delights being held all across the Island. Come check out all the vibrant happenings, enjoy the pleasant spring weather, and visit Martha's Vineyard before the summer season — and summer rates — kick in.
Here are some highlights for the month of May. Be sure to check out our calendar for a full list of events!
Pink & Green Weekend, May 5 – May 8
Nothing says Spring on Martha’s Vineyard quite like the annual Pink & Green Weekend! The festival celebrate the heart of Spring and Mother's Day with weekend-long events like the Pink & Green Prom, Pub Crawl, Mother’s Day Brunch, sales, and so much more. Additional info: http://edgartownboardoftrade.com
Eat, Paint, Love Your Body, May 6
Join other women for a three-day cooking and painting retreat with Island chef Jan Buhrman and artist Melissa D’Antoni. Share the importance of the local food while exploring your creative self. The retreat will educate, inspire, and empower women to embrace their bodies and sources of nourishment, with immersion in painting, cooking, community and pleasure — learning an expanded sense and expression of wholeness. More info: http://kitchenporch.com
Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire, May 7
The first ever Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire will celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. There will be arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water — but what makes the event so special is that the inventive projects are brought together with their smart and creative makers, inspiring everyone to become a maker and connect to the people and projects in their local community. More info: http://mvmakerfaire.com/about/
Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival, May 12 – May 15
This annual celebration of food and wine on Martha's Vineyard brings together foodies and tasters from all over the nation with a weekend long festival that includes events like oyster safaris, private home dinners, breakfast & bubbles, champagne & burgers, a grand tasting, and so much more. Additional info: http://www.themvwinefestival.com/
Cheese & Charcuterie Island Style, May 21
Join two of the Island’s leading purveyors, Jacqueline Foster and Jefferson Monroe, as they lead you through a day of mastering the art of cheesemaking and charcuterie with the finest island products. The day turns into evening as this locavore event becomes a tasting extravaganza in the Island’s local flower studio, Morrice Florist. Here, the stage is set for an evening of face-to-face talks with local producers in our artisanal classroom, paired with a social walk-around tasting of the islands best goods. More info: http://www.ffsmv.com/the-full-schedule.html
2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival, May 27 – May 29
This thought-provoking weekend event includes an opening night reception, a Saturday evening champagne reception with live music, and movies that focus on important and intriguing environmental themes. More info: http://mvfilmsociety.com/nature-as-inspiration/
18th Annual Vineyard Artisans Festival, May 28 – May 29
This is the opening show of the season, displaying all the new work Island Artists worked on during winter. The event includes great food, free parking and admission, many demonstrations, and a playground for kids. More info: http://www.vineyardartisans.com/
Ready to plan your May getaway to Martha's Vineyard? Visit our Stay Here page and our Last Minute Lodging page for more info!