We love spring on the Vineyard. Every day boasts a restaurant or attraction re-opening for the season. Unusual and “this time of year” only events, like Woodcocks and Whippoorwills: A Guided Birding Tour (April 25) and the Annual Alpaca Shearing (April 27) take place. Each day, more and more flowers bloom and more folks are out and about strolling the streets and shops.
It truly is the ideal weather for many outdoor activities including bicycling, nature hikes, kayaking, fishing and bird watching. In addition, it’s the perfect seasons to experience the Vineyard’s historical attractions, events, art galleries, shops and boutiques.
Here are some spring events happening over the next few weeks:
April 27: The MV Museum invites you to a special program with beer historian and master brewer of Colonial and Victorian-era beers, Christopher Bowen. Learn about the brewing process and adaptations to changing tastes. Sample of classic beer recipes explore what styles of beer may have been popular on the Island in earlier times. 3:00 pm.
May 4: 2103 Ride the Vineyard to benefit the MS Society. Choose from 15-, 30-, and 60-mile routes and enjoy the flavor of the island. All bicycle routes begin and end at Martha’s Vineyard High School. After the ride, riders are welcomed back with a cookout.
May 9-12: Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival debuts. The 4-day event celebrates wine and food in homes and businesses throughout the Island. Wine tastings, restaurant events and The Local Wild Food Challenge are just a few of the anticipated happenings. Proceeds to benefit Island charities.