Creepy Clown 3.33 Miler

Join in the costume fun in the Halloween Capital of the World! New this year is a 3.33 Miler for runners who want the same fun of the Devils Chase 6.66 Miler with half the run! The Creepy Clown 3.33 Mile Run will start off with the Devils Chase runners on their scenic miles through a variety of Salem’s well known landmarks including the Salem Common, the Custom House, Derby Wharf, The House of Seven Gables and more.  Top male/female awards will be given out along with costume awards!

Registration ($20) and additional event details available online.

Devils Chase 6.66 Miler

The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long! People from all over the world venture to Historic Salem with more than 1,000 Devils donning their favorite horns with pitchforks in hand for a scenic 6.66 mile race past landmarks including the Salem Common, Peabody Essex Museum, the Custom House, Derby Wharf, The House of Seven Gables, and more.

Registration ($35) and additional details available online.

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 for registration and complete race details.

Wicked Half Marathon

Take part in the 11th Annual Wicked in historic downtown Salem. Runners can participate in the USATF Certified Half Marathon, and participants have four hours to complete this course. The course will have a water station every 1.5 miles and there will be a ton of cheerful volunteers on the course. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal! The event attracts close to 1,000 runners, elites to beginners traveling from all over the world. The scenery in Salem and Marblehead will make these miles fly by!

Registration information ($45-55) and additional event details are available at

Salem Road Race

Run in the 2nd Annual Salem Road Race 10K presented by Notch Brewing! Registration includes a race hoodie & finisher medal plus a post-race block party featuring DJ Renselect & Mr Energy!

Registration ($45) may be completed online. Visit for more information.

Salem Spice Festival

Pioneer Village

Celebrate Salem’s long and fascinating history with exotic exports from around the world at Salem’s third annual Spice Festival. Spices, herbs and teas in food, drink, medicines, and arts and crafts will be explored.  Crafts, food samples and demonstrations, live music and fascinating lectures, workshops and storytelling will all be featured. At Salem 1630: Pioneer Village.

Schooner Fame Sail for Gloucester Schooner Festival

On Sunday of Labor Day weekend,schooners will form up for a Parade of Sail and then head out to compete in the Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, a trophy from the first International Fishermen’s Races sailed in 1920. Join Schooner FAME as we depart from Salem for a 5-hour adventure. We will join the other schooners and tall ships off Gloucester and sail out with them before returning to Salem in the afternoon.

On our way toward Gloucester, we’ll be cruising along the “Gold Coast” of Massachusetts and expect to see such highlights as:

    • Baker’s Island
    • The Misery Islands
    • Baker’s Island Lighthouse
    • Eastern Point Lighthouse

The cost of your ticket includes not only five hours of sailing on the water but unforgettable views of the most picturesque sailing event of the summer.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch is NOT included. Beer, wine, soft drinks, water and assorted snacks are for sale on board at reasonable prices.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drink, but no alcohol can be brought on board due to state regulations.
  • Dress for the weather. It will be cooler on the water.
  • Hats, sunglasses, binoculars, and a camera are all good ideas!

Tickets ($125) available online.

36th 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 and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more!

$5, children under 12 free. For more information or to enter a boat visit or call 617-666-8530 / 978-448-6757.

Derby Street Mile

Join Salem Park and Recreation in its 14th Annual Derby Street Mile Road Race. Be sure to invite your friends and families to come join in on a fun Friday summer night in downtown Salem!

Visit for registration and race details.

Wild Fish Open Water Swim Festival

This 1, 1.5, and 2 mile swim event has been very successful averaging close to 200 swimmers each year! Wetsuits are suggested for this swim, but not required. The water is very calm in the cove, which is located in Salem Harbor.  First 150 participants will receive race shirts – first come first serve basis. Sizes not guaranteed. Swim caps will be provided for all swimmers. All participants will also receive a custom finishers medal!

Register ($40) and learn more at

Beverly Homecoming Fireworks Cruise with Mahi Cruises

You’ll get your oohs and ahhs as the fireworks shoot across the sky above us. Enjoy unobstructed views out on the water, as we cruise to enjoy the Beverly Homecoming Fireworks!

On this 2 hour cruise you can expect to:

  • Dance the night away as we play popular jams all night.
  • Sit back and watch the fireworks explode through the night sky.
  • Enjoy the company of your group and make new friends.

Final timing and cruise length will be determined based on Beverly Homecoming Fireworks timing. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 PM, and the boat will return after they are complete.

After celebrating a night of fireworks with Mahi Cruises, we’re sure you’ll be back next year for more!

Tickets ($27) available online. Walk-up tickets will be $30.

Bridge & Back 10K

The 2018 Bridge & Back 10K departs at 8:00 am from Tavern in the Square!  All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, and the first 300 receive a short sleeve t-shirt. To register ($26) visit