Salem Heritage Days 2015

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

Click here for the schedule of events.

Soule Monde Live Music Cruise with Mahi Mahi Cruises

You haven't heard live music until you've heard it on the water.  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 beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we've got you covered-

Soule Monde is a deep-funk improve outfit that features Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski. The duo draws notably from their many years of touring and recording with Phish front man's Trey Anastasio Band, and while the pair can be compared to The Benevento/Russo Duo or Billy Martin/Wil Blades, Soule Monde stake out their own turf by focusing on composition and narrative.

Walking Tour: Hawthorne in Salem

Join Nathaniel Hawthorne himself on a short walk in his native town of Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne, portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella, will stop at several of his "haunts" about town (including a place he called "Castle Dismal"). FREE, but recommended donation of $5 per person. Meet outside The House of the Seven Gables — look for the distinguished author wearing his top hat.

Derby Square summer Creative Series – Molly Pinto Madigan

The Derby Square Summer Series, hosted by Creative Salem and Front Street Coffeehouse presents Molly Pinto Madigan. Hailed for her angelic voice and haunting compositions, Molly Pinto Madigan won first place in WUMB's Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and was named "Artist of the Year" at Salem State University, her alma mater. Since her debut as the lead singer for the teen bluegrass band Jaded Mandolin, Madigan has submerged herself in the dark, luscious world of ballads, drawn to their magic, and her original songs echo with the whisperings of the American and European traditional music.

This event is sponsored by Cabot Wealth Management

Salem CultureFest 2015

A3D is proud to announce the 9th Annual Salem CultureFest 2015!! One of the primary goals of the Salem CultureFest is to bring to the surface the many cultures and diversity found in and around Salem. This event will feature live bands who showcase many cultures and styles, as well as other performers who will entertain you while you enjoy exploring the unique arts, crafts, and wares of our areas finest artists and crafters.

Derby Square summer Creative Series – Johnny Virginia

The Derby Square Summer Series, hosted by Creative Salem and Front Street Coffeehouse presents Johnny Virginia. Originally from Richmond, Johnny Virginia now plays regularly in the Boston and New York metro areas. Energetic, soulful, and passionate, Johnny satisfies audiences with an eclectic mix of popular covers and authentic originals.

Join us for lunch Fridays and Saturdays in Derby Square 12-2pm through September.

This event is sponsored by Cabot Wealth Management

Qwill and the Soul Review Project Live Music Cruise with Mahi Mahi Cruises

You haven't heard live music until you've heard it on the water.  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 beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we've got you covered-

Singer/songwriter and producer Jesse Ciarmataro, aka Qwill, leads his group The Soul Review Project, mixing ambient textures, with electronic inspired grooves to create an avant-garde approach to the future of soul music.

The Ward Eights live on Salem Common

Funk, soul, rock, jazz and nearly everything else you can think of.

This concert is sponsored by the Salem Cultural Council and the Salem Common Neighborhood Association.

Salem Willows Seafood Festival

Indulge yourself at the Salem Willows Seafood Festival! The North Shore's top restaurants will be serving-up their famous seafood specialties. Lobster galore, fried clams and all the New England Favorites! Nonstop entertainment, Culinary Chef Demonstrations, local crafts and merchants, KiddieLand, Beverage Court and Fireworks!

Parking & Trolley Service

We want you to ENJOY the festival, so save yourself the aggravation of driving to the Willows to find NO Parking! The best way to get to the festival is to park at one of the satellite lots with shuttle service provided by Salem Trolleys for $5 round-trip or $3 one-way with children under 10 free. Take Salem Trolleys from one of the following locations.

•    National Park Visitors Center, Essex Street, Salem, MA
•    Salem Ferry Landing, 10 Blaney St, Salem, MA
•    Shetland Properties, 29 Congress St, Salem, MA *Saturday and Sunday only.

 

Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race Photo Safari with Leighton O’Connor

Sailing Photo Safari with international known regatta photographer Leighton O'Connor ( http://www.leightonoconnor.com ). Photograph the 36th Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race off of Marblehead (http://

www.marbleheadtohalifax.com) . This amazing photo safari is $245 and include 3 hours on the water, instruction, lunch, nonalcoholic beverages and a critique by Leighton of your work at the end of the day. Class size is limited to 15 photographers but you can bring a guest for an additional $50.  There will be opportunities to and from the start to photograph some old lighthouses and a pretty charming coastline. Depart from the Salem Willows pier. 

Get more information and purchase tickets online at: http://www.leightonsafaris.com or call Leighton at 978-921-0887. 

Tickets sold out for early for last year's sailing safaris.

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