Takin’ it to the streets

Arts Fest Beverly is on for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the streets of downtown. 

Check out more than 150 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, children’s activities, art-on-the-spot creations, artist demonstrations, and an outdoor food court with food trucks. 

BEVsculpts will unveil a new piece of sculpture made from around 100 individual works created by residents of Beverly.

Admission is free. For more information, visit www.beverlymainstreets.org/event/arts-fest-beverly-2019.

Historical perspective

“The Patriot Houses: An Exclusive Tour” is your chance to explore five of Marblehead’s finest privately owned Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary-era houses. 

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, participants can explore the downtown homes at their own pace, along with the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, pictured here, and King Hooper Mansion.

Check in and pick up your tour guide booklet at Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St. Tickets are $40, available at the museum, online at www.marbleheadmuseum.org or by calling 781-631-1768.

To market, to market

The Salem Farmers’ Market opens for the season today with more than 35 vendors on Derby Square from 3 to 7 p.m.

Offerings include produce from several local farms, plus specialty foods, bakery products and spices. New vendors this year are The Herb Farmacy, The Cheese Shop of Salem, Romeo’s Smoothies & Juices, Roseadela’s, The Branch Olive Oil Co., Nubble Hydro Microgreens, Crepe du Jour, Chrissy’s Crumble, Bauman’s Best Botanicals, Giuseppe’s Ice Pops, Uncommonly Good Bakery, and Water + Woods Apothecary.

The market will be open every Thursday through Oct. 17.