Salem Celebrates the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day with live music and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza!

Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a musical act performing on the main stage.  Opening ceremonies begin at 7:15 p.m, and are followed by a two-hour ‘POPS’ concert by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, a forty-piece ensemble with vocal soloists performing opera to Broadway favorites.  At 9:15 p.m. a magnificent fireworks display is launched from Derby Wharf accompanied by live music from the orchestra.

For more information, log onto www.salem.com or contact Salem City Hall at 978-619-5676.

 

Balancing Wellness at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites along with the North Shore Laser Center invite you to Balancing Wellness. Visit the Salem Waterfront Hotel to taste, try, and experience tips in health, beauty, and wellness. Vendors include Bent Water Brewing, Finz Seafood, Studio V, Fat Baby Cakes, and more!

Free admission, first 100 guests will receive a complimentary gift bag!

Leslie’s Retreat Community Reenactment

Mark the Occasion! Join the Ranks! A fun and informal reenactment of Colonel Leslie’s 1775 march to the Salem, the taunting by the townspeople, and the compromise crossing of the North River. Then we will all retreat together to the First Church for some warm refreshment.

You can be part of the British Army:
11:30 am – Meet at Hamilton Hall – bring your recorders and slide whistles – leave the muskets and bayonets at home. Be ready to walk up to a mile (weather dependent).

Or you can join the townspeople to hurl colonial insult:
11:45 am – Meet at First Church in Salem UU – All are welcome to attend the service that begins at 10:30 and will be dismissed by the warning that the Redcoats are coming. Or you can mingle in the churchyard and greet the congregants who will join the crowd in opposition of the British march.

Or stand your ground with the militia:
11:50 am – Corner of Federal and North Streets. The theatrical confrontation between Colonel Leslie and Captain Felt will need an angry crowd in the background. All surly colonists invited.

Colonists and British soldiers are then invited back to First Church for warm drinks and refreshment (12-1pm).

Hosted by the First Church in Salem UU, Salem Historical Society and Historic Salem Inc.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service

Visit the Salem Regional Visitor Center February 14-18 and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service.  View two new exhibits featuring the model of the Leander which was built as a float for the 1926 Tercentenary Parade in Salem. Also, the mural wall made of faces cut out from 19th-century theater and musical act posters is being restored.   Leave a Valentine note while you are here to this City that we love.  Valentine Day Special: 20% off candy.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service

Visit the Salem Regional Visitor Center February 14-18 and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service.  View two new exhibits featuring the model of the Leander which was built as a float for the 1926 Tercentenary Parade in Salem. Also, the mural wall made of faces cut out from 19th-century theater and musical act posters is being restored.   Leave a Valentine note while you are here to this City that we love.  Valentine Day Special: 20% off candy.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service

Visit the Salem Regional Visitor Center February 14-18 and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service.  View two new exhibits featuring the model of the Leander which was built as a float for the 1926 Tercentenary Parade in Salem. Also, the mural wall made of faces cut out from 19th-century theater and musical act posters is being restored.   Leave a Valentine note while you are here to this City that we love.  Valentine Day Special: 20% off candy.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service

Visit the Salem Regional Visitor Center February 14-18 and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service.  View two new exhibits featuring the model of the Leander which was built as a float for the 1926 Tercentenary Parade in Salem. Also, the mural wall made of faces cut out from 19th-century theater and musical act posters is being restored.   Leave a Valentine note while you are here to this City that we love.  Valentine Day Special: 20% off candy.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service

Visit the Salem Regional Visitor Center February 14-18 and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the National Park Service.  View two new exhibits featuring the model of the Leander which was built as a float for the 1926 Tercentenary Parade in Salem. Also, the mural wall made of faces cut out from 19th-century theater and musical act posters is being restored.   Leave a Valentine note while you are here to this City that we love.  Valentine Day Special: 20% off candy.

Salem’s So Sweet Ice Sculptures Around Town

Walk through downtown Salem to view 24 beautiful ice sculptures! Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures will include “Love Potion #9,” a Dragon, the Salem State University Superfan, the Gloucester Fisherman, Princess and Frog, and more! A map can be found in the brochure (available in shops around town) during the festival and online at salemsosweet.com. Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm, when the sculptures will be illuminated by Retonica!

Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 10, when the sculptures will be illuminated between by Retonica!

Visit SalemMainStreets.org for more information.

Salem’s So Sweet Illuminated Evening Stroll

Visit downtown Salem to see 24 beautiful ice sculptures during Salem’s So Sweet! Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures will include “Love Potion #9,” a Dragon, the Salem State University Superfan, the Gloucester Fisherman, Princess and Frog, and more! A map can be found in the brochure (available in shops around town) during the festival and online at salemsosweet.com.

During this evening stroll, the ice sculptures will be illuminated by Retonica. Stay downtown for special promotions during Salem’s So Sweet through February 11.

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