MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Awesome Awe-gust Awaits …



In my opinion August is THE month to be on Martha’s Vineyard… not just because it’s the last full month of summer… but it’s jammed packed with special events.

My favorite is Illumination Night which this year is Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  I did a post about my memories of Illumination Night… 101_3019 CLICK HERE to read it   … and CLICK HERE for information on this year’s Illumination Night.



The 152nd MV Agricultural Fair is Aug 21 – 24, 2014 … CLICK HERE for information.



On Friday, Aug 22, 2014 you truly won’t want to miss the Oak Bluffs fireworks at Ocean Park.  CLICK HERE to see video of previous fireworks.



These are just three of MY personal favorite things to do on MV in August…  CLICK HERE to check out the calendar of events to see all the other fun and interesting things going on.

As a summer kid on the Vineyard August was always a special month for me.  Although my mom and I would arrive for the summer in June it wasn’t until August that my dad joined us until Labor Day when we’d all come home to New Jersey.

In the 40’s and 50’s August was filled with days at the beach, nightly rides on the Flying Horses, ice cream at the Frosty Cottage on Circuit Ave, popcorn bars at Darling’s also on Circuit Ave, trips to my mother’s cousins home in Indian Hill, band concerts in Ocean Park and community sings every Wed at the Tabernacle.

In the 90’s and 2000’s it was about introducing my grandchildren to August on the Vineyard.  Days at the beach, rides on the Flying Horses, ice cream at any number of places in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, bicycle rides,  miniature golf, and being together.





Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

3 thoughts on “Awesome Awe-gust Awaits …

  1. ooh, I love this post. I hope you get to see atleast a few more Augusts on the Vineyard!

  2. I hope so too… I’d love to be at Illumination Night … at least I have a video of it 🙂

  3. I wanted to go to Illumination Night this year. I haven’t been since 2010. My favorite inn is booked. I always stay at the same inn so I can walk across the street to the campground. Waiting for a cancellation.

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