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 on the entire East Coast and the only place in New England to make the…
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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. These are our volunteer barge patrol boats and they are donating their time and boat…
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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.

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:


Sunset sky over Marblehead harbor…

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 to be used as cover photos for your own Facebook timeline. Here is a preview…
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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.

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…
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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.

1812 Overture & Harbor Illumination

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