on the Vineyard
This August, we invite you to join fellow Black Trojans and their families and friends in Martha’s Vineyard for an idyllic summer getaway. Spend four days soaking up the sun and swimming in the invigorating waters of the Atlantic Ocean; cruising around the island in a state-of-the-art catamaran; enjoying the “Soul of Sonoma on Martha’s Vineyard” wine-tasting experience; and so much more!
For more than 100 years, Black families from across the country have come to Martha’s Vineyard to spend summers in the historic community of Oaks Bluff, home to Inkwell Beach. This beautiful strip of land and sea, which Maya Angelou famously called “a safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned,” is steeped in Black history and culture.
If you’ve never been to the Vineyard before, you’ll discover why generations of Black families come back year after year to reconnect and relax. Register today and become a part of this unique summer tradition!
Check out our schedule and register for one or all of these events*:
Wednesday, August 9
11 am – 3 pm EDT | Trojans at the Inkwell
Meet us at the Inkwell for Trojan Family beach fun (just look for the USC flag!). Bring your lunch, towels, umbrellas and chairs and enjoy snacks and games for the whole family.
Thursday, August 10
5 pm – 8 pm EDT | Cardinal and Gold Cocktail Reception
$75 / $125 after June 16
Enjoy a specially curated cocktail reception hosted by USC alumni and featuring wines from Trojan-owned wineries (includes food, wine and beer).
Friday, August 11
3 pm – 5 pm EDT | Trojans on the Vineyard Cruise
$135 / $150 after June 16
Enjoy a cruise around Martha’s Vineyard on the Trojan-owned state-of-the-art catamaran Mad Max (includes onboard refreshments).
Saturday, August 12
3 pm – 7 pm EDT | Soul of Sonoma on Martha’s Vineyard
$250 / $275 after June 16
Join us for an intimate wine-tasting experience in a setting unlike any other at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House & Gardens in Edgartown, MA (includes VIP entry and lounge, food and wine).
*All purchases are non-refundable.