Current Events: Marblehead’s best bets — Festival of Arts edition

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

Crocker Park concerts are always a big hit. COURTESY PHOTOS

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

The Children’s Festival has lots of fun activities on tap.

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

The Street Festival is a popular event.

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

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