Fourth of July in Marblehead is an all-day event on the harbor front that begins at 10am with the Horribles Parade, composed of unusual and sometimes opinioned home-made floats, music, and other parading favorites. For the rest of the day, the waterfront is lively with music, food, and family activities. The day ends with the Harbor Illumination and Fireworks.
Life on the rocky shore presents unique challenges and opportunities for marine species. Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park and take a closer look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive their continually changing environment.
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally conscious organizations and non-profits.
Join the fun in the 4th annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 mile Walk to raise money for Stepping Stones for Stella. 100% of the event proceeds are allocated to the production and shipment of Buggies to families across the country. This 5K flat/fast course will start and finish at the Temple Emanu-EL in Marblehead.
The Garden Project welcomes families (with children ages 5 & up, younger siblings welcome) for boots-on fun as we plant, water, weed, harvest, eat and celebrate our way through the vegetable growing season.
Together we’ll grow and discover a variety of vegetables to be donated to the Marblehead Food Pantry. Along the way, we’ll learn about science and nutrition through culinary and garden-inspired games, stories and celebrations.
All gardening abilities welcome!
Welcome to Summer at Tower!
Artists, athletes, foodies, techies, teachers and camp-loving college students form our dynamic team of camp counselors. Together, we've created six memorable weeks of summer fun, unique experiences and opportunities for creating lasting friendships.
See below to view detailed descriptions, dates and pricing for each of our camp offerings for the summer.
Who lays eggs? What lurks in the log? What grows in the garden? Grab your rubber boots and get ready to explore the answers to these questions in our Spring Explorers program. Each class offers a new nature adventure — blending games, stories, and hands-on activities to engage your child in learning and discovery. Rain or Shine!
This popular event begins with a workshop where participants construct model boats from kits that are provided, and ends with a regatta at Redd's Pond. Family team participation is encouraged. An adult must accompany all children. After constructing your yacht on the grounds of Lee Mansion Gardens, bring it down to Redd’s Pond for her first sail. As always, last year’s models are welcome at the regatta. This event is part of The Marblehead Festival of Arts.
How wonderful to have kids view the world through a 64-color box of Crayola Crayons instead of an 8-color box, and the Children's Festival is here to help bring out the artist in every child. The Children’s Festival is a unique "hands on" arts-based program of activities directed toward children aged ten years and younger. . All activities are free of charge and all children should be accompanied by an adult.
Come to the Marblehead Street Festival at Bank Square (intersection of Washington and Hopper Street). This festival is a fun tradition that's part of 4th of July celebrations! There will be something for everone including magic, street perfromers, live music, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, henna tattoos, fairy houses, juggling, hula hoops and more.