We’re dedicating this week’s Current Events to the Marblehead Festival of Arts and holiday weekend happenings. Here are some highlights to be sure to hit. Check out the Festival’s schedule at marbleheadfestival.org/.
Saturday, July 1
Festival 5K 8 a.m. starts at 27 Smith St.
Arts and Exhibits 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at several locations
Literary Festival Noon-4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St.
Performing Arts at Crocker Park – Total of 16 acts over three days, four nights
Sunday, July 2
Kite Festival 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Devereux Beach
Sand Sculpture contest 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Devereux Beach
Monday, July 3
Artisan Marketplace 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Abbot Hall
Children’s Festival 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lee Mansion and garden
Tuesday July 4
Boat Building 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lee Mansion and garden
Street Festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Washington Street
Redd’s Pond Regatta 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fireworks, July 4
Harbor Illumination 9 p.m.
Fireworks 9:15 p.m.
Info at marbleheadfireworks.org/site/
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