Thing’s start popping when the fragile island shrugs of the winter gray and along the roadsides from early-April to mid-May, over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size will bloom on Nantucket Island.
This blossoming, and the advent of spring itself, is the focal point of the Nantucket Daffodil Festival. The Festival’s grand event, is the Antique Car Parade, featuring over 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars. After winding through town and across the island to the charming village of Siasconset, participants join residents and visitors for the Daffodil Tailgate Picnic.
The name Nantucket is derived from a Native American word meaning "faraway island" or "land far out to sea." Nantucket was populated with approximately 1,500 Native Americans of the Wampanoag Tribe when it was discovered and charted in 1602 by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
Nantucket has more buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places qualifying as totally preserved buildings than anywhere in Massachusetts including Boston, Plymouth, and Salem.
More than 800 houses are still standing that were built before the Civil War.