Things to Do in Martha's Vineyard

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Late Summer Events on Martha’s Vineyard

BY DAWN | 14 August 2013

There are lots of things happening before Labor Day! Come enliven the dog days of summer with a trip to The Vineyard.

Martha's Vineyard dance performances
Dance Theater of Harlem and other Late August Events on Martha’s Vineyard.

August 22, 7:30 pm — Livingston Taylor & Jessica Ashley in Concert

Island favorites Livingston Taylor and Jessica Ashley along with other surprise guests appear in concert at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church. Tickets are $35 & $55 and are available at

August 23-25, 7:00 pm — Dance Theatre of Harlem Performance

Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, returns to The Vineyard Arts Project with a new repertoire and new artists gathered from across the country.

August 30, 5:00-7:00 pm — Exhibit Opening: “One on the Line: The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby”

The Martha’s Vineyard Derby has been a staple event on the Island for over sixty years. This exhibition will trace the Derby’s rich history from its start in 1946 as an event to extend the shoulder season for Island tourism to an annual tradition that has brought people together from across the country. Derby committee member Janet Messineo will guest curate the exhibition. Free for Members, $7 for non-Members.