Weekend Planner: September 10-11

A triathlon, the start of the fishing derby and the best festival of all.

Party with the Best of Them

Best Fest, a celebration of local artisans and music, returns or the second year on Saturday, September 10. Vendors will set up camp from 3 to 7 p.m. at Washington Square in Oak Bluffs, between Our Market and the Ocean View. At 8 p.m. a 20-piece brass band, the Extraordinary Rendition Band, will parade down Circuit Ave. Afterward, the party will move to the , where a host of Island musicians will perform. The festival is a benefit for community radio station WVVY.


Honor the Children Gone Too Soon

Saturday, September 10 marks the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Memorial at the . A ceremony honoring the occasion will take place at 1 p.m.; it will feature a short ceremony and refreshments afterward at the Harborview Hotel. The memorial honors children who died at a young age.


Wet a Line and Line up for the Daily Catch

The annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby kicks off Sunday, September 11 at 12:01 a.m. Derby headquarters are located on the Edgartown Harbor, next to the Edgartown Yacht Club. Watch the anglers in action as they vie for the biggest fish, or check out the leader board and filleting in action.


Swim, Bike and Sprint Your Way to Victory

The first-ever Olympic distance triathlon, the Vineyard Warrior race, will lead participants on a one-mile swim, a 24.7-mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run through Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury. The race starts Sunday, September 10, around 7 a.m., at .


Race for Readers

Not up to a whole triathlon? The is hosting a 5K and ½ mile fun run for kids on Sunday, September 11. The fun run, for kids 13 and younger, begins at 9:45 a.m. at the library; the 5K begins at 10 a.m. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $20; all registered runners will receive a T-shirt and maw qualify for an award. The race is sponsored by the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library.


Take in a Film (or 12)

The runs daily through Sunday, September 11, with films screening from afternoon to evening at the , the Capawock Theater and the . For a complete schedule of events, including parties, go to www.mvfilmfest.com.

Jen Zern September 09, 2011 at 03:28 PM
There's also the Wampanoag Powwow in Aquinnah: http://www.wampanoagtribe.net/Pages/Wampanoag_SpecEvents/031DCB05-000F8513?textPage=1
Vanessa Czarnecki September 09, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Thanks, Jen! A worthy event. I'll add it to the calendar.
Beth Mayhew September 09, 2011 at 11:48 PM
Sunday, Sept. 11th, I'll be at the Trinity Worship Center, and we'll have David Crohan playing for the 10:00 service! Then at 3:00 there's a concert at The Whaling Church with Lia Kahler-Littlefield, Mezzo soprano opera singer, and Richard Gordon pianist. They will present a benefit concert called SONGS FOR MY FATHER. It will begin with a silent auction at 2:00, and after the concert there will be a recption. It will benefit Polly Hill Arboretum and the Martha's Vineyard Animal Shelter. Tickets available at: Polly Hill Arboretum Visitor Center,and at ticketsmv.com and at the door.
Vanessa Czarnecki September 10, 2011 at 05:25 PM
Thanks, Beth!


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