Children's Activities

Something for Every Age

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kite flying

July 6th - Saturday   10 AM- 3 PM  AT DEVEREUX BEACH

Join Kites Over New England  and create your own flying art in a kite at the beach.

$5.00 fee for Kite Kit

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Sand sculpting by the Seashore!

July 6th - Saturday  9 AM - 1 PM  AT DEVEREUX BEACH

(Registration and sculpture creation 9 AM to 11 AM; judging 11 to 12 Noon)

All are welcome to bring buckets, shovels and creativity to this cherished free Festival family event, open to sand sculptors of all ages. Sign up early at the Festival's registration table at Devereux Beach then dig in and create the design of your dreams. Judging and an Awards Ceremony will culminate the competition. The Festival extends its thanks to The Neck Run Cafe for providing delicious frozen treats for Sand Sculpture participants.

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boat building and regatta

July 5th - Friday   11 AM- 1 PM  BUILD AT LEE MANSION GARDENS

                            3 PM  REGATTA AT REDD'S POND        

                    Design and build your boat and then float it at the pond.

Children must have adult supervision.

                    Model boat kit cost is $25.00 - Cash or check only

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Childrens' Festival

July 6th - Saturday 10 AM- 1 PM AT LEE MANSION GARDENS      

The festival favorites include:

  • Musical medley with volunteer Teresa Coelho of Music Together

  • Patriotic beads, hats and banners

  • America Rocks- painted red, white and blue (rock painting)

Our theme this year is Celebrating Great Artists with "hands-on" art projects geared toward children around ages three to ten years, including:

  • Sonia's Circles- Collage technique that uses colorful precut circles of that children arrange and paste onto a dramatic background. Inspired by works of Sonia Delaunay.

  • Coloring Great Artists- line drawings based on paintings by the masters are colored in.  (Vincent Van Gough's Sunflowers and Salvador Dali's Melting Clocks)

  • Emily Kngwarreye's "Dump Dump" style Dot Painting

  • Fish like Frost- fish prints that aim to celebrate the work of Marblehead artist J.O.J Frost. 


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Street Festival

July 7th  - Sunday 12-3 PM  at Bank Square: Intersection of Washington and Hooper Streets

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Performers and fun Activities

               John Bonaparte - His Magic will Amaze

Roze & Jim Malone - a terrific Musical Group

Aerialicious Entertainment - Wow a Stilt Walker

Maria O'connor - Get your Henna Here

Jacob Abbisso - Amazing Balloon Tying

Josh Madruga - Caricature Artist

MFoA Volunteers  - Make-a-Plant

Secrets in your Backyard - Magic of Fairy Houses

MHS National Arts Honor Society Students - Make a Chalk Drawing or Get Your Face painted

Friends of Marblehead Abandoned Animals - How about a Pet! Adoption services

Boston Hoop Troup - Watch Them Hoop Around

Brent McCoy - An Amazing Juggling performance