Things to Do in Martha's Vineyard

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How to Spend Mother’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard: Edgartown’s Pink & Green Weekend


It’s okay to admit it: no amount of gifting ever feels like quite enough when it comes to showing Mom how much you care. If you’re still struggling with the perfect way to show your appreciation for all the wonderful things she does (and has done) this year, you can’t go wrong with some quality time (and Edgartown may have just the ticket). If the leading lady in your life doesn’t mind sharing the stage with spring, Edgartown’s annual Pink & Green Weekend is the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard.


Mother’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard: Celebrating With Edgartown’s Pink & Green Weekend

Mother's Day Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown Light in Spring | Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (CC BY-ND 2.0)


Take Your Pick of Savory Specials: Brunch, Cocktails, or Both

Upgrade Mother’s Day brunches of the past: just add an island! Pink & Green Weekend always has a selection of Mother’s Day brunches full of fresh island fare worth digging a fork into, with past participants including Lucky Hanks, Among the Flowers Cafe, and Détente.


If the craving for cocktails strikes during the weekend, you’ll be in good hands with our downtown selection. Pub crawls and Pink & Green cocktail competitions have sprung up in the past, so you’re guaranteed to find a glass of something unique to sip on during this special occasion.


Cash in on Shopping Deals

Consider Edgartown’s Pink & Green Weekend the starting point of the island’s busy season. After months of snow and rainy days, Mother’s Day weekend draws visitors and locals alike outdoors — and what better way to go door-to-door downtown than by taking advantage of spring shopping specials? If Mom is a shopper, she’ll be happy to visit during a weekend that’ll let her fill her suitcase at a great deal.


Show Up for Unique Events

If decking our lighthouse wasn’t indication enough, Edgartown’s Pink & Green pride really takes over the town with unique events and attractions. There have been Kentucky Derby parties, a Pink & Green themed “prom,” and even a Pink & Green dog show to keep islanders and visitors entertained all weekend long.


See Edgartown Lighthouse in Spring Style

No trip to Edgartown is complete without a stroll down Lighthouse Beach to our stoic Edgartown Lighthouse, and Christmas isn’t the only time it’s decked to dazzle a crowd. For this special occasion, the island attraction is draped in pink and green streamers — adding a festive springtime look perfect for your island-inspired Mother’s Day photo op.  


Considering spending Mother’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard? Make Mom feel like the center of attention by staying in the center of all the Edgartown action. We’re a stroll away from the best of downtown Edgartown on a regular day, let alone a weekend full of festivities.