Calendar

Salem Festivals and Series

  • Salem Heritage Days

    • August 1 - 10, 2014
    • Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, Tour-A-Truck at the Salem Willows, the Ice Cream Bowl on the Common, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.

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  • Salem Maritime Festival

    • August 2 - 2, 2014
    • The 26th Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of FREE family fun festivities, including free harbor cruises, traditional craft demonstrations, and children's activities. Come cruise, sail, paddle, and row through four centuries of Salem maritime history. Explore the Friendship of Salem and visiting vessels.  For more information click link below.

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  • Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    • August 16 - 17, 2014
    • The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival recreates and renews the vibrant jazz scene that began at the Salem Willows in the 1920’s, when Duke Ellington and other musicians from the Big Band era played at the seaside park in Massachusetts. The festival builds on this rich jazz history - adding soul, blues and funk to the mix and shining the spotlight on talented musicians from Boston’s North Shore and beyond.

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  • 32nd Antique and Classic Boat Festival

    • August 23 - 24, 2014
    • A rare chance to see vintage motor yachts and sailboats, board vessels, meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boat!  A crafts market, artists, old-time band music, children’s activities, the Blessing of the Fleet and more! Saturday from 11 am-5 pm; Sunday from 10 am-3 pm at the Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White St, Salem. Admission: $5, Free for children under 12.

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  • Salem Spice Festival

    • September 13 - 14, 2014
    • Head to Pioneer Village for a celebration of Salem's long and fascinating history with exotic spices from around the world. Spices, herbs and teas will be explored in culinary and medicinal usage. Arts, crafts, cooking contests, canoe race, demonstrations, live music, lectures, exhibits, storytelling and more will all be featured.

       

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  • Pickwickian Endeavors: Charles Dickens Conference

    • September 26 - 28, 2014
    • The International Dickens Fellowship-North of Boston Branch  will hold the 1st Bi-annual North American Dickens Conference. This three day conference on Charles Dickens, titled “Pickwickian Endeavors,” will be held in downtown Salem, MA. Dickens scholars from around the world, along with local and international performers, historians, and artists will present for this premiere conference weekend.

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  • 33rd Annual Salem Haunted Happenings

    • October 1 - 31, 2014
    • Now it its 33rd year, Salem Haunted Happenings is the month-long celebration of Halloween and fall in New England with a variety of programs and attractions, such as parades, balls, tours, frights, and sights for all ages. October 1-31. For complete information, visit HauntedHappenings.org.

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  • Salem Literary Festival

    • November 7 - 9, 2014
    • The Salem Literary Festival was founded in Salem, Massachusetts in 2008. A celebration of all thing literary, the festival brings authors, workshops, and events for writers and book lovers to venues around downtown.

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  • PEM/PM Evening Party Series

    • January 16, 2014 - December 18, 2014
    • These unconventional gatherings feature cocktails and conversation, art making and music, culinary demonstrations and surprising experiences.
      Also on the third Thursday of every month, the entire museum stays open from 10 am to 9:30 pm.

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  • Fitness Events

    • January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
    • Salem has a number of road, bicycle, and swimming races that take place throughout the year. From the cold days of January through the warm summer and into the festive month of October, there is a race for people of all ages and abilities.

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  • Seven Lectures at the Seven Gables

    • March 19, 2014 - November 19, 2014
    • Salem's premiere historic site offering a year long variety of lectures. Discover 330 years of Salem's history as you experience this and explore the museum and collection of historic buildings.

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