The historic village of Marblehead is bringing back “Olde Fashioned Days” on Saturday, June 16 — a villagewide celebration of Marblehead’s old world heritage sponsored by local merchants.
Activities starting at 10 a.m. are along Main Street and include a vintage-antique car show and an Olde Fashioned Street Fair hosted by the village's unique shops. Top-notch guest artists and crafters will be demonstrating and selling their creations in front of many of the shops.
The “Recycled” Barbershop Quartet, with more than 50 years of combined experience, will perform from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in various locations along Main Street, starting at the Village Clipper barbershop. Also performing will be an orchestra comprised of faculty and students from the Terra College of Music playing hits of the ’20s through the ’40s.
Local restaurants, ranging from Cuban cooking to down-home meals, will be providing specials and other vendors will offer festival foods along Main Street.
One of the highlights of the day is an Olde Fashioned Evening at the Jodie McCallum Gallery. There will be fine art demonstrations from 1 to 6 p.m. on the patio by McCallum Gallery artists. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Brian Lang Orchestra will perform. There will be food and refreshments inside the gallery.
Olde Fashioned Days is one of four festivals scheduled this year by the Marblehead Merchants. Save these dates:
• July 14 — Your Street to Main Street, a village-wide garage sale along Main Street.
• Aug. 17-19 — International Days and Halupki Festival. The 56th annual Halupki Festival is Sunday the 19th.
• Oct. 13-14 — Festival of the Grapes village wine tasting with music, arts, crafts. This event coincides with the Oct. 13 Lighthouse Festival and a shuttle service between all events will be available.