Don't miss out! Get the best events & activities in your inbox weekly...
Home > Events > Seasonal Fun > Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination
Submit Event View Newsletter

Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination

Report Error
Email It
Write a Review
We have Not Yet Posted This Year's Information for This Event Yet

If new information for this event is already available for this year, please let us know.
Dates:Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Seasonal Fun

The Fireworks are scheduled for July 4th, 2023 approximately 9:15 p.m. The Harbor Illumination will begin at 9:00 p.m. and 15 minutes later we will LIGHT THE FUSE ON THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF FIREWORKS FOREVER!

The Harbor Illumination is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM when flares are lit all around the perimeter of the harbor, creating a magnificent ring of light that sets the stage for the main event: FIREWORKS!

At 9:15 PM the fireworks are launched off a barge at the mouth of Marblehead Harbor.

The best vantage points lay between Clark Landing and Fort Sewall; or of course, from the harbor itself if you plan to come via boat.

Sunset on July 4th is at 8:24 PM.

High tide on July 4th is at 12:39 PM and low tide is at 6:31 PM, so please take the falling tide into consideration when anchoring for the fireworks in the afternoon.

The US Coast Guard and Marblehead Harbormaster have established a safety perimeter around the fireworks barge, so use caution when entering or leaving Marblehead harbor during the Fourth and avoid the safety zone that will be marked by four orange marker buoys.

In addition, current plans indicate that the Festival of Arts Street Festival will take place on July Fourth from noon to five P.M. thus securing Washington Street between Washington Square and Market Square (Old Town House).

Find more Fireworks Displays in MA

HOURS↑ top

9:00pm Harbor Illumination
9:15pm Fireworks


WEBSITE↑ top

marbleheadfireworks.org/site/

LOCATION↑ top

Clark Landing and Fort Sewall, Marblehead, MA map

If you are a landlubber, take Route 114 or 129 to Marblehead.

From Boston and Surrounding Towns:
• Follow 1A North through Revere to Lynn
• Follow Lynnshore Drive to Swampscott (Route 129)
• Route 129 becomes Atlantic Avenue in Swampscott
• Atlantic Avenue continues into Marblehead
From Salem, Beverly and the North Shore:
From Route 128:
• Take Exit 25A to 114 East
• Follow 114E through Salem to Marblehead
• Bear left at the first light
• Continue straight through four sets of lights on 114E
• 114E becomes Pleasant Street and continues into Marblehead
Salem:
• Follow 114E (Lafayette Street) through Salem to Marblehead
• Bear left at the first light
• Continue straight through four sets of lights on 114E
• 114E becomes Pleasant Street and continues into Marblehead
Beverly:
• Follow Route 107 West (Bridge Street) into Salem
• Take a left onto 1A South at Winter Street
• Follow 1A to New Derby Street; take a right onto New Derby
• At the next intersection, take a left onto 114 East (Lafayette Street)
• Follow 114E through Salem to Marblehead
• Bear left at the first light
• Continue straight through four sets of lights on 114E
• 114E becomes Pleasant Street and continues into Marblehead

TIPS↑ top

RELATED LINKS↑ top

Info changes frequently. We cannot warrant it. Verify with Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination before making the trek. If you find an error, please report it...
Report Error
Popular Resources
Boston with Kids
Free Things to Do
Family & Kids Events
Mass RMV - DMV
Boston Birthday Parties
Boston Museums
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston Aquarium
Boston Massachusetts
Boston Bowling
Boston Haymarket
Boston Whale Watching