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Bakers Island Light Station

Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse

Adventure to Bakers Island Light Station-a place like nowhere else- aboard our unique landing craft Naumkeag. Roughly 2 hours. Seasonal. Tickets available online and at…

Dead Horse Beach

Dead Horse Beach

Located at the Salem Willows, Dead Horse Beach faces the Beverly harbor. It is one of the larger sandy beaches at The Willows and can…

Derby Wharf Light Station

The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The lighthouse features a unique square design, and is…

Forest River Park

Forest River Park

With lots of trees, a dazzling view of the harbor, bike paths, picnic areas, two beaches, a playground, swimming pool, a baseball field, and even…

Friendship

Friendship of Salem

The National Park Service owns and operate this replica tall ship. Friendship commemorates Salem’s role as a center of global trade in post-Colonial America. Tours…

Mahi Mahi Cruises

Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises & Private Events

Discover and relax with Salem’s leading cruise company. Offering a wide variety of daily harbor cruises May-October. Let loose with live music or absorb the…

Pickering Wharf

A harbor side shopping-village, filled with history and landmarks alike. This is the perfect place to explore what Salem has to offer: from local shops…

Salem Common

Salem Common

Right in the heart of downtown Salem, this grassy green 8-acre public park has been a common area since the 17th Century. Great for picnics,…

Salem Harbor

Salem Harbor

One of the sites of the major international ports in the colonies, the Salem Harbor spans both north and south of Salem. During the late…

Salem Harbor Shuttle

Whether you’re heading back in time at The House of Seven Gables or the US Custom House from the Blaney Street dock, or want to…

Salem Heritage Trail

Salem Heritage Trail

What’s that red line on the ground? It’s the Heritage Trail, and it connects all of Salem’s main sites. Navigate your way through Salem and…

SalemSpins

Salem Spins

Salem Spins is a free bike-sharing program provided by the City of Salem in partnership with Salem State University. Simply visit the front desk of…

Salem Willows

Salem Willows

The Salem Willows is a scenic, seaside public park. One of Salem’s Treasures, Salem Willows is a great way to spend the day. With a…

Salem Woods

Salem Woods

Recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and once used as a “common land” for pasturage of livestock in colonial times, the Salem Woods is now…

Sunset Sail Salem

Offering private sailing charters for up to six guests aboard the classic Friendship sloop Wenonah. 90 minute harbor tours and custom longer trips available. Let’s…

Chestnut Street

The McIntire Historic District

In 1981, the City of Salem named its largest historic district after Samuel McIntire. Encompassing Broad, Chestnut, Essex, Federal and connecting streets, the district showcases…

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

Located at Winter Island, Waikiki Beach is a great place to go swimming, walking, or sightseeing with family, friends, or a special loved one.

Winter Island Light

Winter Island Light, or the Fort Pickering Lighthouse was established in 1871 as part of the joint effort with the Derby Wharf Light Station and…

Winter Island Park

Winter Island Park

Come explore Winter Island! RV and tent camping, May 20-November 1. Walking tours of Winter Island, camp and gift store, function hall, public beach with…

Zagster bike share bikes in salem MA

Zagster Bike Share

Zagster is an “on-demand” bike share service that has cruiser bikes available across stations: Federal Street at Washington Street (near the MBTA), Front Street/Derby Square, Blaney…

From the Calendar

14th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

The 13th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 in Salem, Mass. Proceeds from the 14th Annual Wild…

Salem, MA, Car Meet

16th Annual Phillips House Car Meet

Join Historic New England and the North Shore Old Car Club for the Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic…

2017 Wicked Kidz Race

For full details about the Wicked Kidz race, please visit https://www.wickedrunningclub.com/wicked-kidz-race. Time note: The 1/2 mile race will start at 9:00 a.m. The 1 mile…

35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

You don’t get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews…

3rd Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade

Salem is going to the dogs, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Salem Main Streets is very pleased to host the third annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade,…

5th Annual Bridge & Back 10K Road Race

The races starts at 8:00am on Charter Street and the post party will be held at the Tavern on the Square in Salem. The race…

Containers: From Summer to Fall Gardening Demonstration

Learn how a little pruning, transplanting and even adding edibles can give your planters a fresh new look for the fall season. Led by Robin…

Derby Square Market

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could…

Devils Chase 6.66 Miler

The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will…

Essex Heritage Lobster Tour

Have you ever wondered how heavy a lobster trap is? Climb aboard Naumkeag and cruise the harbor as you try your luck as a lobsterman!…

Essex Street Market

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could…

Family Kayak & Paddle Board Programs

The National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and paddle…

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair

Come visit the Haunted Biz Baz Fair to see over 70 vendors, listen to some live music, and enjoy historic Salem. Vendor sales include jewlery,…

Haunted Movie Series: Casper

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common. Casper starring Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, and Cathy Moriarty, follows a paranormal investigator and…

Salem, MA, Hocus Pocus

Haunted Movie Series: Hocus Pocus

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common. 300 years after the Sanderson Sisters were executed for witchcraft in Salem, MA, the…

Haunted Movie Series: ParaNorman

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common. ParaNorman, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse follows a young boy who finds himself caught in a…

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

Mahi Summer Music Series

What could be better than relaxing on the water to the sound of live music? With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold…

Mahi’s Sunday Funday Brunch Cruise

Live music, sun and a salty breeze – what more could you ask for on a summer Sunday? Cool off at our uniquely Mahi make-your-own tropical mimosa…

MDA Halloween Witch Ride

A scenic ride from Boston Harley Davidson – Revere, MA to Shetland Park in Salem, MA– arrives in Salem between 1 pm and 2 pm….

Movie on the Common

Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie (TBA). The Salem Common Neighborhood Association will have refreshments available for purchase. Add to…

National Night Out Salem Heritage Days Kickoff!

Join the Salem Police Department and local organizations and businesses celebrate community. The night will be filled with free activities crafts, games, food, K-9 Demonstrations,…

Preschoolers in the Park at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Calling all toddlers, tots, and preschoolers ages 2-6! The rangers at Salem Maritime National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly storytime and activity…

Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time…

Providence Grays vs. Brooklyn Atlantics

Come to Salem Common to see the the Providence Grays Vintage Base Ball Club recreate base ball as it was played in the 19th century! Add…

Regatta Witch Ride Patio Party

Visit the Regatta Pub at the Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites for the Regatta Witch Ride Patio Party: Throttle Down, during and after the MDA…

S.C.E.N.E.’S Sunset Hang

Closing out Heritage Day’s for the seventh year we bring to you local dj’s, live electronic music artists and live visualists as they showcase their…

Salem Farmers’ Market

The Salem Farmers’ Market is a tradition that dates back to 1634. Every Thursday, Derby Square turns into a largely volunteer-run market that, for five…

Salem Food Truck Festival

The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, MA. The event will feature 25 food…

Salem Haunted Happenings 2017

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 250,000 people come to Salem Haunted Happenings each year.  Events include a Grand…

Salem Maritime Festival Kick-Off Concert

Come listen to some live music to kick-off Salem’s Heritage Days and Salem’s Maritime Festival weekend! For more info visit www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm Add to Itinerary

Salem Spice Festival

Join us for a celebration of Salem’s long and fascinating history with exotic spices from around the world. Spices, herbs and teas will be explored…

Salem Willows Firemen’s Muster

This is a free event at the Salem Willows featuring hand pumped fire engines built in the 1800s competing to see which crew can play…

SCNA Kids Carnival

Visit Salem Common for rides, face-painting, and family-friendly fun at the SCNA Kids Carnival! There is no admission fee to enter the carnival. Tickets for…

Tent Talks

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice invites you to hear a series of free 15-minute talks that bring visibility to the…

The Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

The 22nd Annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade will feature the theme “Movie Monsters”. This time honored kick-off of the Halloween season is full of color,…

Toast of the Sound Evening Cocktail Cruise with Sea Shuttle

Join Sea Shuttle for some quality time on your date night. Our destination is calm waters. Enjoy our bar, music and HD video. Tickets ($15)…

Trick Or Treat on the Wharf

The Annual “Trick or Treat on the Wharf”! Kids will love dressing up and getting an early treat from the merchants on Pickering Wharf. Add…

Wild Edibles at Bakers Island Light

Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen on a special edible excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

Wildfish Open Water Swim Festival

This swim event has been very successful averaging close to 200 swimmers each year. Wetsuits are suggested for this swim, but not required. The water…

Winter Island Pop-Up Drive-In: Jaws (1975)

Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services and Creative Salem present the July edition of the Summer Winter Island Pop Up Drive-In series. Tickets will go…

Witches Cup 10th Anniversary Race

The Witches Cup is back for tour 10th Anniversary race since the reincarnation of the Witches Cup and the 38th Anniversary of the original Witches…

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