Two If by Sea…

If you are planning to enjoy the fireworks from your boat or if you are planning a boat trip on the Fourth during the day, please remember that the US Coast Guard and the Marblehead Harbormaster have established a safety zone around the fireworks barge at the mouth of the harbor. All boaters are advised to use caution when transiting the area.

Fireworks Barge Position

The safety zone will be patrolled by a civilian boat patrol during the day and by the Marblehead Harbormaster after 1800 (6:00 PM).

Please stay out of the safety zone and follow all directions by the civilian boat patrol, Harbormaster, and US Coast Guard vessels and personnel. Thank you!

More information for boaters can be found here

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New Facebook Page

If you are on Facebook, please join our new “Marblehead Fireworks and Harbor Illumination” Facebook Page:

We’ve previously maintained a Facebook Group with about 230 members, but FB groups did not give us the full capabilities on Facebook to promote the Fireworks and communicate with all the residents in the Town of Marblehead. Please like our new page and help us spread the word…

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Boston Area’s Best Places To See Fireworks

We are delighted to once again be included in the CBS Boston ranking of the the “Boston Area’s Best Places To See Fireworks” this year.


Fireworks, Photo Credit: Joseph Puleo

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1812 Overture & Harbor Illumination

We are entering the final phase of our countdown with only 2 weeks remaining until the Fourth.

Painting "1812 Overture & Harbor Illumination"

"1812 Overture & Harbor Illumination" by Christopher Gurshin

I recently spoke with world-renowned artist Christopher Gurshin, who was the featured artist at the Hospice Auction and Regatta this year, and he kindly agreed to let me use an image of his painting “1812 Overture & Harbor Illumination” on the Marblehead Fireworks website. This painting was inspired by his experience during July 4th at Crocker Park several years ago where he heard the 1812 Overture prior to the Marblehead Fireworks and Harbor Illumination.

I hope this painting will in turn inspire you all to invite friends and family to join you in Marblehead this Fourth of July and please continue sending your donations.

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Marblehead Fireworks Cycle Jersey

We have some exciting news: our friend Mark Forziati has volunteered to design and produce a cycle jersey as a fundraiser for the Marblehead fireworks!

Jeff Folger has provided one of his photos for the project free of charge and all profits from the sale are going straight into the fireworks fund. The jersey will be available this spring for $100 at select locations in town. To better gauge interest and determine the quantities we want to produce, please respond via comments if you would be interested in buying one and specify the size. Thank you! Please help spread the word…
And a big Thank You from the Fireworks Committee to Mark and Jeff!

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2013 Fireworks Information

Welcome to the updated 2013 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 to send us a donation to insure that we can continue this fine Marblehead Tradition. Click on the donation tab above to learn more.

The 2013 Fireworks are scheduled for Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at approximately 9:00 PM. The Harbor Illumination will begin at 8:45 P.M. and immediately following we will LIGHT THE FUSE ON THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF FIREWORKS FOREVER!

If you are on Facebook, please like the Marblehead Fireworks page and share photos, send us your feedback, or discuss your favorite spots to view the fireworks from.

The countdown to the 4th has started!


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We will light the fuse in:


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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