Summer Sizzle

Tisbury Town Picnic

Tisbury Town Picnic

Elizabeth Cecil

A blanket of barbecue sauce covers the hamburger a six-year-old boy shares with his father. A little girl twirls around, spoon in hand, waiting for a cup of half chocolate half vanilla ice cream while her parents take in the view of Lake Tashmoo. An elderly couple tap their toes and hum along to their favorite bluegrass song. A couple next to them perch lawn chairs onto the grass. They all cheers with paper cups of lemonade to the start of another endless summer. This is the scene at the annual Memorial Day picnic held each May on the grounds of the Tisbury Water Works. So shed your early spring wardrobe, grab a chair, a cooler and your BFF and head to Vineyard Haven — there’s no sweeter way to start your summer.