Festival of Cod V.I.P. Launch Party on May 17 from 5-8 PM at the Old Town House.

Thank you for a terrific event and your support of the Festival!


We invite you to join us on Friday May 17th from 5 to 8 pm at the Old Town House where you can preview all the entries and enjoy music from a string trio. Up to 55 local artists are painting or decorating a wooden cod. The auction will go live that night and run through 10 pm on July 7th. All proceeds from the Cod auction will go towards funding our annual Festival and scholarship fund. Many of our Cod Artists will be on hand to talk about their cod and what inspired them.

A Festive Occasion with Local Supporters:

We will have food, a cash bar and door prizes. We are proud to be serving Wheelhouse Pale Ale on tap from our Friends at Channel Marker Brewery in Beverly and a representative from Rumson Rum will be on hand to shake up a cod-themed rum cocktail. We will also have red and white wine available. The room will be decorated with floral arrangements from Marblehead’s own Lumiere Lauren.

Raffle Items:

There will be several raffle items up for grabs at the Launch Party, with two very special items: Dave Barber, a local Marblehead Artist has painted a cod blank just for our raffle,


Emerald Cod

and Kiki Taron Kinney of QuitsaKiki Designs has made a unique 22kt gold Cod Pendant.


22kt Gold Cod Pendant

Raffle tickets for these and other items will be on sale during the evening. The Raffle winners will be drawn through the course of the evening.


Tickets for the Festival of Cod V.I.P. Launch Party will be $15, with your ticket you will receive a chance to win a wonderful cod-themed-door prize that evening. Tickets to the event are $15. online at  users.marbleheadfestival.org

Matthew Friedman