Hawthorne Hotel’s 28th Annual Halloween Party

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the scariest of them all? Enjoy three floors of music, dancing, and the biggest costume contest in Salem.

A tradition for over 20 years, this party sells out every year and is the “place to be” in Salem. The Hawthorne Hotel’s annual Halloween Party is the biggest and best Salem has to offer. Enjoy three floors of food, fine costumes, live music, DJs, dancing, psychics, and of course the big Hawthorne costume contest. Winners are awarded cash prizes and, most importantly, claim to a 12-month bragging right.

Doors open 7:00 pm • Must be 21 years or older • Tickets are Non-Refundable • Valid ID Required at the Door.

Tickets ($110) available online beginning June 1.

Four Centuries of Music Festival

The House of the Seven Gables turns 350 years old in 2018. Join us for a festival with a progressive blend of music from early American history all the way through today at this unique festival by-the-sea. Get ready to dance and enjoy during this summer celebration!

A lineup of performers, refreshments and more will be listed as information is confirmed.

Tickets will go on sale late-spring 2018.

Salem Heritage Days 2018

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 Scream Bowl on the Common, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.

North Shore Concert Band at Salem Willows Park

The North Shore Concert Band performs its annual summer series of free outdoor concerts at the Robert Hayes Bandshell at Salem Willows Park. The series runs every Tuesday June 26-August 7 with the exception of July 3. In case of rain, concerts will be held on the Thursdays of the same week.

A variety of programs will be performed which will include patriotic, Broadway, big band, classical, and Disney, as well as featured soloists. All concerts are narrated. The North Shore Concert Band is conducted by David Benjamin.

Emo Night Salem

Kinetic City presents Live Free or Cry: EMO NIGHT SALEM featuring emo/pop punk/scene covers by: The Early 2000s and Band From The Back Porch (Saves The Day Tribute).

$5 cover/21+


If Music Could Talk: Howard Paul

Join the Salem Athenaeum for a delightful evening of jazz and a discussion on the history of jazz and the arch top guitar. Howard Paul is a nationally recognized jazz guitarist. He juggles over 150 live performances, dozens of university lectures, and studio work.  He is President/CEO of internationally renowned jazz Benedetto Guitars.

Howard began playing at four & professionally at 13; by 17 he was teaching at a local college & performing with a popular trio. He has performed with an extensive list of legends including guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Bruno, Joe Beck, Howard Alden, etc. He has shared the stage with Grammy winners Tom Scott, Mark Egan, Bob James, Laurence Hobgood, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard, Gregg Field as well as 4-time Grammy Nominee Joey DeFrancesco B3). Howard was the 2011 inductee into the Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame. His CD releases include “The Presidents” w/Jody Espina; “New Adventures w/Tony Monaco” 2014; “Just Friends w/Bob James” 2011; and “Jammin’ at the Jazz Corner w/Ali Ryerson Trio” 2009.

Tickets ($12-25) available online.