5 Things to Do This Weekend
Looking for something fun to do this weekend?
Here is this week's list of five things to do in Marblehead. They are listed in no particular order:
Step Back in Time: The annual encampment at Ft. Sewall is this weekend. The fort will be transported back in time to the 1770s when the sailors, wenches, and camp followers of Glover's Marblehead Regiment stage their annual colonial encampment there. The public is encouraged to visit Fort Sewall, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning for tours of the camp and the fort.
Watch a Battle: The annual skirmish between the British and the colonials will begin on Gas House Beach at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when a militia detachment encounters a Royal Navy long boat party embarking regular infantry for Grape Island (Gerry Island). This will escalate into a full exchange of cannon fire at around 2 p.m,, followed by a seaborne assault on Grape Island by the colonial forces at 2:30 p.m. Best viewing points for the entire engagement are at Ft. Sewall and Gas House Beach.
Stop By the Marblehead Maritime Room: The Marblehead Maritime Room is now open at Abbot Hall. Historical Commission Chair Chris Johnston was nice enough to offer a sneak peek at the room last week. Johnston said he was pleased to report that the commission's effort to renovate the Maritime Room is nearly complete and members are planning to officially reopen it on July 11.
Relax on the Beach: The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be a beautiful weekend in Marblehead, so be sure to get out there and enjoy it. Whether it be Devereux, Preston, Gas House or Riverhead Beach, grab a towel and catch some rays!
Hit the Farmers' Market: The Marblehead Farmers' Market will be held Saturday at Marblehead Veterans Middle School. The market will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will feature all the fruits, flowers and veggies you'll need to keep your family happy and healthy.
For more things going on in Marblehead this weekend, check out our events calendar.