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July 3, 2013

Best Bets for Wednesday, July 3


The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Head to Plains Park, at Holten Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant St., Danvers, for the annual Fireworks Festival. The event starts at 5 p.m. and features live music, rides, food games, a patriotic program, and raffle. The evening ends on a high note with the annual spectacular fireworks display. Attendees should note that there are special securite measures this year. Blankets and chairs are welcome; no coolers or backpacks will be allowed. In the case of rain, the Fireworks Festival will take place Friday, July 5. For more information, visit www.danversfamilyfestival.com.

Celebrate the kickoff of the annual Marblehead Festival of Arts with music and film. The five-day fest kicks off with music in Crocker Park, 11 Front St., beginning at 6 p.m., featuring Robin Lane performing with John Pfister, Tim Jackson and Jack Wallace; followed by Mamadou at 7 p.m. Later on, at 9 p.m., check out the selected films in the event's annual Film Festival, also at Crocker Park. rain location is Gerry 5 FVA Function Hall, 210 Beacon St.) For more information on these or other festival events, visit www.marbleheadfestival.org.