Memorial Day weekend brings with it a range of emotions — from the adrenalin of the busy season to quiet reflections on what the holiday means as service men and women are remembered for giving the greatest sacrifice.

All over the Island, there are events and activities to fill any need, ache, desire or itch to scratch.

The Environmental Film Festival continues throughout the weekend at the Film Center in Vineyard Haven. Friday’s offerings are Canary, about glacier specialist Dr. Lonnie Thomson, and Giants Rising, an epic tale of America’s redwood forests.

After getting in touch with your inner environmentalist, rise and shine on Saturday and Sunday for the Vineyard Artisans Memorial Day festival at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. It’s opening weekend for the artisans, who have been working all winter on new designs in every medium. Hours each day are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, lace up the sneakers for the 30th holiday 5K to support Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard. The course is magnificent, starting at the Summercamp Hotel and then traveling along East Chop Drive. Run it, walk it, crawl it or cheer on friends. It’s for a good cause. Race begins at 10 a.m., with a one-mile fun run beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In Menemsha on Sunday morning Chilmark Church will lead a blessing of the fleet, including commercial, leisure and Coast Guard boats. The blessing begins at 9 a.m. with Mark and Molly providing the music.

The Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club hosts a plant sale all weekend long at the Old Mill in West Tisbury. The garden club turns 100 years old this year. Buy a plant, or 20 more, to toast to another 100 years.

The Ocean Park bandstand comes alive again this weekend too, with its first community concert of the season. John O’Toole opens the season on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with more to come every week.

Then on Monday, check out the Memorial Day parade which steps off at 10:30 a.m. from the American Legion Hall in Tisbury. A family picnic follows at noon at the Tisbury Waterworks. Bring your own food; music, ice cream and boats are provided.

Visit the Gazette calendar listings for the full list of activities to choose from this weekend. Ready or not, summer 2024 is pulling into town.