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The Marblehead Festival of Arts will host its 47th annual Arts Festival in historic Marblehead from June 30 through July 4. Five days of engaging activities are designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for visitors of all ages, coming from town, the region, the country and the world.

This North Shore favorite is home to fine arts exhibits, including Crafts, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Plein Aire Painting, Sculpture and Senior and Student art. These works are created by a mix of experienced, well-established local artists, as well as inspired, budding talent.

Additionally, there are five afternoons and evenings of Performing Arts in harbor-side Crocker Park, a two-day Artisans’ Marketplace, a Street Festival with a variety of performers, a Children’s Festival, a Film Festival, a Theatre Festival, a Literary Arts Festival, a Kite Festival, Sand Sculpture Competition and a Model Boat Building Workshop. Most activities are free of charge.

Special activities for July 4 are the Festival’s Street Festival and the Horribles Parade in town, sponsored by the Gerry Veteran Fireman’s Association. A harbor illumination and fireworks, provided by Marblehead Fireworks Forever, will complement the Festival’s ultimate musical performance at Crocker Park and the culmination of the five-day extravaganza.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is an all-volunteer organization comprised of more than forty committees and involving several hundred volunteers. All activities will be detailed on the Festival website,