Spring has sprung on Martha’s Vineyard! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and the island is starting to look like its iconic summer self. However, even though we’re still a few months away from summertime activities there’s still plenty happening on the island during April. So what is there to do on Martha’s Vineyard next month? Let’s take a look!
Exhibit Opening: Wampum - Stories from the Shells of Native America
This upcoming exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum opens on April 8th and runs through May 8th. The gorgeous purple and white-colored wampum that lucky visitors can find on some of the island’s beaches have a rich cultural significance to the Wampanoag people that have lived in the northeastern US for over 12,000 years! This exhibition is a retelling of history from the indigenous perspective and through a powerful piece of traditional art. It features a one-thousand bead wampum belt made in the style and traditions of the Wampanoag people - a definite must-see for people looking to learn a little more about the history of the island during their stay! Check out more details about the exhibit on the MV Museum website.
Spring Into Nature at Felix Neck
A perfect outdoor activity if you have kids ages 5 - 10 joining you on your vacation. Taking place from 4/18 - 4/22 attendees will spend the week exploring different island properties, learning about wildlife, growing food, making crafts, singing songs, listening to stories, and much more. You can register for this event on the Mass Audubon website or by calling 508-627-4850.
MVM Nightlife: Island History Trivia Night
Everyone’s done at least one pop culture trivia night, but how well do you know the history of our little island? Taking place on 4/22 at 5:30 PM the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is hosting its first-ever Island history trivia night. This 21+ only event is perfect for repeat visitors who really know the island (or have islander friends that can carry their trivia team). Registration opens on April 1st and each ticket includes two drink vouchers. You can find more information on the MV Museum website.
Visit Iconic Outdoor Locations While Avoiding the Summer Crowds
While this idea isn’t something specifically happening in April, the spring season is the prime time to get some amazing pictures at signature island locations like the Gay Head Cliffs, Edgartown Lighthouse, or a Menemsha Beach sunset while avoiding the crowds that come in the summer months! While you might need to wear a light jacket in your pictures, you can enjoy these iconic island destinations to the fullest during an April trip.
Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard
Biking around Martha’s Vineyard is its own reward, but on April 30th you can do it to help fight MS! The National MS Society is running one of its Bike MS events on the island offering 18, 30, and 60 mile options for a full day of biking. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.3 billion dollars to put a stop MS and restore what's been lost, and you can join in to help the cause on Martha’s Vineyard! If you aren’t up for a bike ride you can still help out by volunteering too. For more information or to register check out the Bike MS website.
Our list above is just the beginning of what Martha’s Vineyard has to offer for spring time visitors. If you’re still considering whether or not you should make the journey to the island during spring check out our recent blog post on the benefits of a spring vacation to MV. If you need a place to stay for your visit, regardless of the season, take a look at our many rental properties today!