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2017 Fireworks Information

Happy New Year and welcome to the updated 2017 Marblehead Fireworks and Harbor Illumination Web Site. We hope you will find the site informational and entertaining. We also hope that by starting to think about the summer you will be motivated

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Thank you!

We hope you all enjoyed the show! A big thank you to all the donors, boy scouts, businesses in town, Police, Fire, Harbormaster, Park&Rec, and other town departments, yacht clubs, dock masters, civilian barge patrol boats, and all volunteers who helped

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Security zone and barge patrol

The fireworks barge has arrived at the mouth of Marblehead Harbor and the fireworks have been loaded onto the barge. Please observe the safety zone around the fireworks barge, marked by orange tetrahedron buoys and patrolled by our civilian boat

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Marblehead in the Top 14 Spots to Celebrate the Fourth

Coastal Living Magazine awarded Marblehead a prestigious spot among the Top 14 coastal places to celebrate the Fourth of July for several years in a row. Marblehead is in the #5 spot and is still ranked as the best place

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July Fourth Fireworks Barge Patrol

If you are out on your boat on the Fourth and see a vessel flying one of these orange Privileged Vessel flags with flashing red/amber lights on top, please listen to them and follow their instructions, if they call you.

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Online Donations Now Accepted

NEW since 2014: In order to allow for online donations to the Fireworks Fund, we have recently established a separate Friends of the Marblehead Fireworks non-profit organization that is now accepting online donations via PayPal or credit card.

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Fireworks over Little Harbor in Marblehead

A view of tonight’s fireworks over Little Harbor from Wednesdays in MHD Full size (uncompressed) image and more about how the image came to be can be found on his website:

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Sunset sky over Marblehead harbor…

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Free Facebook Timeline Cover Photos

Are you looking for a new timeline cover photo to celebrate Independence Day? Our friend Eyal Oren, photographer and author of the Wednesdays in Marblehead blog has provided us with three great photos of the harbor illumination already formatted perfectly

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Harbor Illumination

Panoramic image of the harbor illumination from a boat on a mooring in Marblehead harbor on July 4th, 2010.

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Friends of the Marblehead Fireworks

In order to allow for online donations to the Fireworks Fund, we have recently established a separate Friends of the Marblehead Fireworks non-profit organization that is now accepting online donations via PayPal or credit card.

Forecast for Marblehead, MA

Coastal Flood Statement

3:43 PM EDT on June 24, 2017
1:00 AM EDT on June 25, 2017
Saturday 06/24 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Sunday 06/25 20%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78F. WSW winds shifting to SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 06/26 20%
Sunshine and some clouds. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

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