This Weekend at Marblehead Festival of the Arts

2019 Festival Schedule: July 3rd – July 7th

Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history of producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a forum for artistic expression over its 50+ years of operation. The Festival operates throughout the year with seasonal events, fundraising, and planning for our signature events over the July 4th holiday.

https://www.marbleheadfestival.org

Wednesday, July 3

  • Exhibit Awards Presentation/ReceptionAbbot Hall, upper grounds by the Flag Pole,  6- 8 PM
  • Exhibits Preview: All Locations below 6 – 8 PM
  • Performing ArtsCrocker Park 6 – 9 PM
  • Film FestivalCrocker Park 9 – 10:30 PM
  • Festival of CodVarious Merchant Locations around Town. Online Cod Auction will close Sunday, July 7th at 10:00 PMwww.Biddingforgood.com/MFoA
  • Robotic Lawn Mower RaffleSomeone or something else can cut your lawn: Tickets available at MFoA events and Info Booths

Thursday, July 4

  • Festival trolley/ Satellite parkingMarblehead High School to exhibit areas   9:30 AM – 6 PM
  • Exhibits Open: Locations below  10 AM –  5 PM
  • Performing Arts Crocker Park 12 PM –  3:30 PM and 6 PM – 10:30 PM With a break for Harbor Illumination and Fireworks
  • Logo StoreMarket Square   10 AM – 5 PM
  • Festival of CodVarious Merchant Locations around Town
  • Online Cod Auction will close Sunday, July 7th at 10:00 PM
  • www.Biddingforgood.com/MFoA
  • Robotic Lawn Mower RaffleSomeone or something else can cut your lawn: Tickets available at MFoA events and Info Booths

Fish of the Day by Carol Nyffenegger
https://www.marbleheadfestival.org

Friday, July 5

  • Festival trolley/ Satellite parking
  • Exhibits: All locations below open  10 AM – 5 PM
  • Logo Store – Market Square   10 AM – 5 PM
  • Boat Building Workshop Lee Mansion Gardens  11 AM – 1 PM Regatta: Redd’s Pond  3 PM
  • Literary Festival Unitarian Universalist Church 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
    • Rachel Slade — In her bestselling, multi-award-winning book Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro, Boston-based author Rachel Slade recounts the day Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the deadliest American shipping disaster in 35 years. Slade will discuss the implications of the disaster and the role of the New England maritime industry.
  • Art on the Avenue – New MFoA Event! Live Artisan Demonstrations 1.30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Glass blowing by North Shore Glass School
    • Susan J Schrader, Stephanie Kraus Verdun, and Tammy Picone Nohelty at corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hawkes Street (Phillips and Lee Auto parking area)
  • Performing Arts: Concerts @ Crocker Park Crocker Park  12 PM – 3:30 PM  and 6 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Festival of Cod Various Merchant Locations around TownOnline Cod Auction will close Sunday, July 7th at 10:00 PM –www.Biddingforgood.com/MFoA
  • Robotic Lawn Mower RaffleSomeone or something else can cut your lawn: Tickets available at MFoA events and Info Booths

Saturday, July 6

  • Festival Trolley / Satellite Parking: Marblehead High School to Exhibit Areas 9:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Exhibits Open: Locations below  10 AM – 5 PM
  • Artisans MarketplaceAbbot Hall Grounds  10 AM – 5 PM
  • Logo StoreMarket Square    10 AM –  5 PM
  • Sand Sculpture Competition Devereux Beach, Registration and Sculpture Creation 9 AM – 11 AM Judging 11 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Kite Festival – Devereux Beach  10 AM – 3 PM
  • Children’s FestivalLee Mansion Gardens  10 AM – 1 PM
  • Film FestivalAbbot Public Library 10:30 am – 12:30 PM
  • Literary Festival Abbot Public Library – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • International bestselling author Jenna Blum will speak about her recently-released book, The Lost Family, and discuss the importance of place in fiction.
  • Performing Arts: Concerts @ Crocker Park 12PM – 3:30 PM and 6 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Festival of CodVarious Merchant Locations around Town Online Cod Auction will close Sunday, July 7th at 10:00 PM www.Biddingforgood.com/MFoA
  • Robotic Lawn Mower RaffleSomeone or something else can cut your lawn: Tickets available at MFoA events and Info Booths And Drawing Saturday evening at Crocker Park!

https://www.marbleheadfestival.org

Sunday, July 7

  • Festival trolley/ Satellite parking Marblehead High School to exhibit areas  9:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Exhibits Open: Locations below  10 AM – 4 PM; Churches 12 PM – 4 PM
  • Artisans’ Marketplace: Abbot Hall  10 AM – 4 PM         
  • Logo Store: Market Square 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Street FestivalBank Square: Intersection of Washington and Hooper Streets 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Literary Festival: Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion – 8 Hooper Street2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • A Sense of Place – Panel discussion on place and community in creative nonfiction, play writing, and poetry This afternoon’s panel will close out this year’s literary festival with a lively discussion among three prize-winning North Shore writers on the ways place and community influence and lend authenticity to their work. Panelists: Eric Jay Dolin (nonfiction), J. D. Scrimgeour (poetry), Shari Frost (playwrighting & screenwriting)
  • Festival of CodVarious Merchant Locations around TownOnline Cod Auction will close tonight, Sunday, July 7th at 10:00 PM www.Biddingforgood.com/MFoA

To find out more about the festival, check out their website at https://www.marbleheadfestival.org

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