Witch City 5K

Run through boo-tiful historic Salem! Get your best running costume ready for this annual Salem Haunted Happenings Event. A great way to begin your day of Halloween fun in Salem.Let the kids join the Halloween costume fun with the Spooktacular Kids Broom Dash. Post-race awards, costume contest, music, photos, refreshments and more.

Visit NorthShoreTiming.com for registration and complete race details.

Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House

Get wicked at Phillips House as part of Haunted Happenings family-friendly events. Ticket includes historic games, fall crafts, and a family- themed tour of the house.

$5 per family, Historic New England members and residents of Salem, Mass.
$10 per nonmember family

Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or buy tickets online. Salem residents must call to receive discount.

Mayor’s Night Out

Kids come trick-or-treating with Mayor Driscoll. Meet us at the East India Fountain at 5:30 pm. We will trick-or-treat up and down the pedestrian mall, through the shops at Witch City Mall and beyond. Trick-or-Treat Bags will be provided. Costumes are encouraged. Check salem.com for participating businesses.

Summer Block Party: More Burgers, Bands & Beers

Saturday, July 21
6–10 pm | FREE
Entire museum is open

The BEST block party of 2017 is back and better than ever! Join us for an outdoor party featuring live music by The Doped Up Dollies, Big D and the Kids Table, and Bim Skala Bim Music.

Cool off with a drink in our beer garden or a scoop from Melt Ice Cream, after grabbing a bite from A&B Burgers. Make sure you swing by the vendor fair with the Creative Collective MA! The fair will take place from 3–10 pm, featuring local handcrafted wares set up along Essex Street as well as music from DJ Noel Snow!


Salem Fairy Door Trail

The Salem Fairy Door Trail is a fairy scavenger hunt through downtown Salem. The Fairy Doors will be hidden in businesses around the city and they will be on the map which will show all the door locations. Pick up a fairy map at locations in town or at SalemFairyFest.com. Once you complete the Trail, head over to the Fairy Fest at Artemisia Botanicals from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (weather permitting) for Fairy Door Making, face painting, hair tinseling and more.

Miles Over the Moon

The Wicked Running Club of Salem is hosting the eighth annual Miles Over the Moon four-mile road race, Salem’s only nighttime race. Starts and finishes at the Bentley Academy Charter School with proceeds supporting the Wicked Youth Running Club which provides financial support for local high school track programs and the family-friendly Wicked Kidz race (scheduled for July 21).

The race course, new for 2018, will follow a seaside and sunset route through historic Salem. Runners will find some challenging local hills, beautiful architecture, and harbor views as they meander through the streets. The first 300 registered runners will get a technical race shirt and there are some other surprises in store, too. The cost is $27.00 before July 11. Race day registration is available for $30.00.

After the race, runners and their friends and family are invited to join the Wicked Running Club for a party at Brothers Taverna at 9:00 pm. Here, awards will be offered to top runners as well as a presentation for the Wicked Frosty Four Scholarship winners at 9:30 p.m.

For full details and a link to register, please visit wickedrunningclub.com.

Fireworks Cruise with Mahi Cruises

Departs from Pickering Wharf at 8:00 PM. Sit back and watch the fireworks explode through the night sky. Dance the night away while we play jams throughout the cruise. Enjoy the company of your group and make new friends. Returns to Salem after fireworks.

After celebrating a night of fireworks with Mahi Cruises, we’re sure you’ll be back next year for more! Book your spot today before they are all gone – this special cruise will sell out quickly!

Tickets ($30) available online.

Fireworks Cruise with Mahi Cruises

Depart from Pickering Wharf at 8:00 or 7:45 (varies by vessel), and cruise over to Singing Beach, and will witness the magic of a July 4th eve showing of fire in the sky!

After celebrating a night of fireworks with Mahi Cruises, we’re sure you’ll be back next year for more! Book your spot today before they are all gone – this special cruise will sell out quickly!

Fireworks begin at 9:15pm, and the boat returns to Salem after fireworks.

Tickets ($30) available online.

Preschoolers in the Park

All summer the National Park Service will be gathering on Mondays for adventure and learning at Salem Maritime! Join us for crafts and stories as we explore and discover what makes our National Parks so special! *see dates below

Programs are from 10-11 am and free of charge. No reservations required!

Meet at our park store Waite and Pierce, 193 Derby St, Salem. For more information call the Salem Visitor Center at (978) 740-1650.

Preschoolers in the Park at Salem Maritime
June 18th – Exploring National Parks
July 2nd – Learning about Lighthouses
July 16th – Goods Around the World!
July 30th – (no program)
August 13th – Oceans & Sea Critters
August 27th – Life at Sea
September 17th – Pirates Ahoy!

Maritime History Family Adventure Paddle

Back by popular demand! The National Park Service at Salem Maritime is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and standup paddleboard experiences for families.

Adults enjoy a maritime history tour in Salem Sound with a National Park Service Ranger and a Coast to Coast Paddle Guide while kids have fun on the water with a Standup Paddleboard lesson.

$15.00 per person
Registration and information available by phone at 978-969-0151 or email info@coasttocoastpaddle.com

Departs from the Coast to Coast Paddle Rental Kiosk located at Salem Willows, 167 Fort Ave.

Build a Bee – Public Art Project

We are fortunate to have Penny Benson making a giant bee with on Artists Row. Thanks to the City of Salem, the Salem Public Art, this is a free and fabulous art-making activity. This will be family-friendly, and will happen for 4 weeks on Thursdays. Pop by after the Salem Farmers’ Market and create with us!