Martha’s Vineyard is an island 6 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. The island requires visitors and residents to arrive by boat, ferry or plane. There are several things to keep in mind when traveling to Martha’s Vineyard. If you are bringing a car on island you must make a ferry reservation through the Steamship Authority.
Vacation rentals on Martha’s Vineyard tend to book up quickly for August weeks, as August has the most activity during the summer. The third week of August on Martha’s Vineyard hosts the MV Agricultural Fair, which takes place in West Tisbury. This popular island event includes livestock shows, several events, games, rides, food and much more! There is also the Grand Illumination of the the Oak Bluffs Campground Cottages, as well as fireworks over the harbor. The African American Film Festival typically takes place the second week of August with 9 days of events, mostly showcased at the MV Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs.  Another fantastic Vineyard event is the Beach Road Weekend Concert series during the last weekend of August. And we have to mention the annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks display in Edgartown! This event is a crowd favorite and happens every year on the 4th.
If you are visiting Martha’s Vineyard for the first time you will want to speak to a Vacation Rental Agent. These agents really know the island and rental properties. They go out of their way to find vacationers the home that best meets their needs in their desired location and price range.