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Support The Festival By Volunteering

We Offer A Broad Range Of Volunteer Positions To Fit Your Time And Interests

From volunteering a few hours each day during the Festival in July to joining an event team that plans and executes specific activities or events, we’re looking for your help!

  • We have opportunities to support activities like assisting with art exhibits and the logo store to events like Boat Building, Sand & Kite, Street Festival, and more

  • The Marblehead Festival of Arts operates throughout the year, not just during the 4th of July Festival, and volunteer service areas include finance, facilities, IT, event planning, fundraising and development, marketing, volunteering, and public relations.


Learn About Specific Volunteer Opportunities
With Easy Registration!

Art Exhibit Sitters

Looking for volunteers to sit for 2-hour sessions at all of our 5 different venues. You will be asked to help and answer any questions visitors have while watching over the exhibit. Looking for two people per session (so sign up with your friend!) and be a part of the festival!


Crafts, Painting, Printmaking
Abbot Hall


Drawing, Senior Art
Unitarian Universalist Church

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Digital Art, Mixed Media, Sculpture
St. Michael’s Church

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Literary Festival
Unitarian Universalist Church


Old Town House


Youth & Student
Old North Church

5k Run/Walk Road Race

The inaugural Marblehead Festival Of Arts 5k Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. to kick off this year’s Festival Weekend!

* Registration

* Water Stop

* Awards

* Cheering & Directional Team


5K Run/Walk Road Race
Smith Street to Humphrey St


Arts on the Avenue
Atlantic Avenue

Arts On The Avenue

Young in Age or Young at Heart - All ages welcomed to Art on The Avenue located on Atlantic Avenue
Monday, July 3rd from 2:00pm-5:00pm as part of the Marblehead Festival of Arts.


Jeremiah Lee Mansion Gardens,
161 Washington Street and Redd’s Pond, intersection of Norman Street
and Pond Street.

Model Boat Building and Regatta

Children design and build there model sailboat at the Lee Mansion Gardens, and then sail it at Redd’s Pond competing against all the other boats!


Chalk This Way
Pleasant, Washington, & Atlantic Avenue

Chalk This Way

Chalk This Way is Marblehead Festival of the Arts inaugural event highlighting 23 amateur and professional chalk artists who will transform our sidewalks into a captivating one-of-a-kind arts experience.


Champagne Reception
Fort Sewell

Champagne Reception

June 25 - The Champagne Reception is a wonderful tradition that kicks off the summer Marblehead Festival of Arts.


Held at historic Fort Sewall, refreshments are served under a tent, with tastings provided by many fine restaurants and caterers.


Children's Festival

Monday, July 3rd from 10:00-1:00 at the Lee Mansion gardens for one of the Marblehead Festival of Arts’ classic and favorite events, the Children’s Festival! This free, hands-on, community art experience is primarily geared toward children under 10 years of age and children.

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Jeremiah Lee Mansion Gardens
161 Washington Street

Cods & Whale UnVeiling


Cods & Whales Unveiling 

Crocker Park Info Booth

July 1st - July 4th from 10am to 8pm

Individuals are needed in the evening to help out at the Crocker Park Info Gazebo and collect donations throughout the event.


Crocker Park Info Booth
Crocker Park - Evenings


Facilities Crew
Looking for people to help starting
Saturday June 24th…

Facilities Crew

Looking for the Best working crew.

If you have not seen Marblehead from the back of the Official Festival Truck - then you have not truly lived

If you prefer to register and contact one of our volunteers to discuss opportunities, please follow the button below:

Festival Tabata Workout

July 3rd 8am

More Info To Come


Jeremiah Lee Mansion Gardens
161 Washington Street

Information Booths

Looking for volunteers to help with the Info booths.


Knowledge of exhibit locations and information about Marblehead and the surrounding areas are helpful, but not necessary. Around the third week of June, you will be emailed a "brush-up" soft copy of the Info Booth Handbook that details Festival schedules, area maps, exhibit information and locations, trolly information, restaurant lists, walking maps, public restroom locations, etc."

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Information Booths
Abbot Hall and Old Town House

Kite Festival

Join Kites Over New England and create your own flying art! Buy a kite kit on site or BYO Kite! Whether flying a kite or just attending for the fun, the multitude of kites in the sky are a site to enjoy.


Kite Festival
Devereux Beach


Logo Store
Old Town House, Crocker Park, Abbot Hall,     
5K Run/Walk Road Race, Champagne Reception

Logo Store

July 1st - July 4th

Located on Washington Street next to the Old Town House, help sell all the great Festival Logo Merchandise.


Marblehead MA & Beyond

Marketing & Communication Team

June to July 

* Content Creators 

* Videographers

* Adobe Suite Experts 

* Social Media Support

Festival Photographers

Help us capture all that makes the Marblehead Festival of Arts a must attend event of the year. 


Festival Street Team

Sand Sculpture

Families register to build a castle or sculpture together! Entry is free and open to all ages and families at the start of the event.


Sand Sculpture
Devereux Beach

Festival Street Team

Volunteers to help bring energy, be part of our digital donation campaign and walking information team.


Festival Street Team

Street Festival

Marblehead Street Festival, at Bank Square, intersection of Washington and Hooper St. This festival is a fun tradition that is part of Marblehead’s 4th of July Celebrations.


Street Festival
Bank Square

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