Marblehead, MA is a sleepy coastal town on the North Shore of Boston and my home for nearly 20 years now. Each year Marbleheaders gather in and around the harbor to take in our local fireworks display and harbor illumination, complimented by music provided by some of the most talented performers at Crocker Park. The 4th of July celebration in Marblehead is a weekend long event, showcasing the Marblehead Festival of the Arts, culminating in the Marblehead Harbor Illumination.
Given such a fabulous event, it’s no wonder that this month Coastal Living magazine ranked Marblehead 5th in the “Top 10 Places to Celebrate the Fourth.”
Of course, the display can’t really compete with Boston’s spectacular, as I wrote about in a previous post, however if you are looking for a more quaint, folksy, and authentic experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Marblehead may certainly be the place you’ve been looking for.
And, as always, we have wonderful North shore accommodations including B&Bs and historic inns so you can explore this beautiful coastal town that is steeped in history.