We can’t believe it's almost May on Martha’s Vineyard! While things don’t start getting crazy on the island until late June when schools break for summer, May is an excellent and warm time to have fun on Martha’s Vineyard before the “official” start of the summer season. So what is there to do on Martha’s Vineyard next month? Let’s take a look at a few great activity options!
Pink and Green Weekend
Even though spring starts in March, anyone in New England will agree that it doesn’t really start feeling warm and outdoorsy until late April/early May. Running from May 6th - 8th, the annual Pink and Green weekend is a collection of activities celebrating all things Spring and Mother’s Day. Whether you’re with your family or traveling solo, you can have a weekend full of local activities including the 5K fun run/walk to the Pink & Green Dog Show, as well as sipping, shopping, and eating your way through downtown Edgartown. Check out more information about the event on the Pink and Green Weekend website.
Bird Bingo Safari
Those are three words nobody expected to see put together! This upcoming event on May 14th will give attendees a look at the islands’ unique wildlife with a twist! You’ll grab a bingo board along with the Trustees of Reservations to explore Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge via oversand vehicle. The program starts at the Mytoi Garden parking lot and requires registration in advance so check out the event website today to sign up.
Martha's Vineyard Marathon & Half Marathon
Who says you can’t stay in shape on vacation? The Martha’s Vineyard Marathon & Half Marathons take place on May 21st and will not only give you a great dose of cardio but provide an excellent and intimate look at key areas of the island. Both runs kick-off at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, and while they go on different paths both will see you running over the iconic “Jaws” Bridge. You’ll receive goodie bags, professional race photos, and finishers get a t-shirt and medal for their efforts. Register in advance online at the MVM website.
Nature as Inspiration Environmental Film Festival
Closing out the month is the island’s own “Nature as Inspiration Environmental Film Festival” which spans May 26th - May 29th and combines environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students in the Film Center. Over the course of the event, there will also be films that include a Q&A following their screening with experts, community members, and special guests. You can get your tickets ahead of time on the MV Film Society’s website.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for what Martha’s Vineyard offers visitors in May. If you need a place to stay for your visit, regardless of the season, take a look at our many rental properties today!