CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Current Events spotlights exciting happenings in the coming week. If you’d like to contribute a listing, please email Current Editor Leigh Blander at 

All Hallows’ Eve Ball
Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

The Beacon Restaurant is hosting its All Hallows’ Eve ball. Wear your costume and come dance to live reggae music with The Jah Spirit Band. Try a psychic reading and maybe win a prize for best costume. Info and tickets at

Tower School Fall Fest 
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-12 noon

All families are invited to Tower’s Fall Fest. Come make art in the visual arts studios, burn energy on the obstacle course, test out new technology tools for kids, get busy with STEAM-focused projects in the science lab and more.

Town-wide trick or treat
Thursday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m.

Join the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce for the town-wide trick or treat in the business districts. Bring the kids in their costumes for a fun night of trick or treating at businesses around Marblehead.

Pumpkin Illumination
Thursday, Oct. 26, 4-7 p.m.

Join the Marblehead Museum and Marblehead Family Fund in the Lee Mansion Gardens for the 15th annual Pumpkin Illumination. Decorate your spookiest and most creative pumpkin and enter it into the contest. A local panel of judges will determine the winners, and visitors will vote on a People’s Choice winner. Entering a pumpkin is free. The showcase will open to the public. Tickets for the showcase are $5 per person and $20 per family, and can be purchased at the door. A portion of the proceeds support the development of Marblehead’s playgrounds.

Meet the artists
Sunday, Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Stop by Arti Gallery, 70 Washington St., to meet the artists featured in the exhibit: “Introspection: Some Seriously Spooky Art.” The exhibit examines “our own mental and emotional processes, and our attraction to the dark side of life, especially in this season of Halloween,” according to Arti’s website.

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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