Visitors' Day


On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 we will welcome visitors to Thompson Island as we do every year.  Your friends and family are invited and encouraged to join us on the island and enjoy the splendor of the surroundings and Scottish music that spans the spectrum from haunting airs to rollicking reels.  The price of a Visitors’ Day ticket includes transportation on the island’s “Outward Bound” boat to and from the island, an outdoor barbecue dinner, and a world-class concert featuring our faculty, followed by a session for all-who-will, and dancing.


2:30 p.m. – Ferry departs EDIC dock in South Boston

3:00 p.m. – Ferry arrives at Thompson Island

3:30 p.m. – Concert

5:30 p.m. – Tour island, visit with friends and family, relax; cash bar open

6:30 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 p.m. – Session and dancing

8:30 p.m. – Visitors start preparing to leave

9:00 p.m. – Ferry departs for mainland

9:30 p.m. – Ferry arrives at EDIC dock in South Boston

“Missed the Boat” Option


For an additional fee, you can stay over on the Island Tuesday night and enjoy morning classes on Wednesday! See the Visitors’ Day registration page for details and pricing.


Visitors’ Day happens rain or shine, and if you would like to attend, you must register in advance.  Please sign up online using the link below.

Directions & Parking Information

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