The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

January 1st, 2018

Holiday Window Contest Showcases Downtown District Creativity

Windows in Salem Ma are more than things to look through. During the December (and into January) holiday season they are canvases to look upon! For our annual Holiday Window Contest over 30 Downtown District merchants decorated their windows with scene…

June 29th, 2017

Patriotism Begins at Home, Stay in Salem for the 4th of July

Independence Day 2017 is almost upon us and you are thinking about driving into Boston to sit on the Esplanade for the festivities. Or taking the train into Boston. Or taking the bus into Boston. And then the long ride home again. So many people; takes…

May 9th, 2017

Artists Invited to Express Themselves at Salem Arts Festival

Express yourself artists of the North Shore! There is an open invitation from the 2017 Salem Arts Festival to local visual artists: “submit your work for the juried gallery at Old Town Hall” during the 9th annual festival that takes place this year, June 2-4. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces; at least two of […]

April 23rd, 2017

Poetry Rules Supreme, On The Salem Ma Scene

Poetry is a bouquet, and just as a bouquet of flowers may be filled with colors, shapes, and scents, so to is a poem a blend of words, rhythms, and sounds. This will be evident May 5-7th when the 9th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival welcomes many of America’s most admired poets to a celebration of […]

December 19th, 2016

Take a Look at the Holiday Window Contest Winners

Dressed for the season with trees, wreaths, and ribbons, Salem is ready for the Holiday Season. In fact, over 20 downtown businesses have decorated their windows especially for the holidays as part of our traditional Holiday Window Contest. Judges nomi…

November 14th, 2016

Treat Yourself During Salem Fall Restaurant Week

From freaky fun destination to fabulous foodie stop, Salem Ma converts itself in November from what you saw in October. Gone are the ghouls. Enter the entrees as Salem Fall Restaurant & Wine Week launches Sunday, November 13 – Thursday, November 17. For these 5 days only, participating Salem Ma. restaurants will offer either a […]

October 6th, 2016

Hark! We Hear Haunted Harmonies This Weekend

Part performance, part competition, part learning experience and a whole lot of musical entertainment, this Saturday, Salem residents and visitors will be treated to the first annual Haunted Harmonies A Cappella Festival. Haunted Harmonies is a NEW one…

September 28th, 2016

Costumed Cats, Disguised Dogs, All Part of Salem’s “Howl-O-Ween”

Have your pets been acting a little strange the past few days? Dogs and cats almost meeting in secret corners of your home? What could they have in common to discuss? How about this Sunday’s upcoming 2nd Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. Yes, a Halloween-themed parade with pets as costumed participants; steps off at Derby Sq., […]

September 25th, 2016

Love Salem? Don’t Just Say It, Show It! SATV Video Contest

Salem Ma gets a lot of verbal and printed love from residents, tourists and general all-around supporters. SATV, our community Public Access station has now announced a video contest, titled “How Much Do I Love Salem,” as a way for SATV members and producers to express their favorite aspects of the city. Patrick Kennedy program […]

August 4th, 2016

Salem Maritime Festival Sails into Salem

Ships, sawdust, sailors and song all in Salem this weekend as the National Park Service celebrates the 28th year of the Salem Maritime Festival. The Salem Maritime Festival will run August 5th, 6th and 7th, featuring live music, historical reenactors, …

August 2nd, 2016

Lazy Days of Summer Giving Way to Heritage Days

More than 40 different events over 10 days — if that doesn’t convince you to put Salem’s Heritage Days festival on your “to do” list for summer events, we don’t know what will. As we have already given the Festival a full write up, let’s consider this a gentle reminder! It takes place Aug.4-14th at […]

July 27th, 2016

Wanted: Pokemon Hunters for an All Day Poke-Walk in Salem Ma

Fad or not, the search for Pokemon has quickly (and surprisingly) ingrained itself into the hearts and minds of people of all ages the world wide— and Salem is a perfect example with this Sunday’s (2-8pm) “SalemGo! Catch Em’ All!” city-wide Pokemon Go event that will include a scavenger hunt, a costume contest, various prizes, […]

July 17th, 2016

Be a Part of Salem’s Beautification

Green thumbs or not, the residents and businesses of Salem are being invited to once again take part in the annual Window Box Competition. What is a Window Box? It is just as it sounds, a container in the shape of a box, showcasing live flowers or plan…

July 13th, 2016

And the 2016 BONS Winners in Salem Are…

Results are in, and the big winners are— all of you that frequent, support, and voted for Salem merchants in the 2016 BONS Survey. Northshore Magazine’s “Best Of North Shore” is a tradition that elicits a great deal of interaction before, during and after votes are submitted and tabulated. By far the biggest winner of […]

April 28th, 2016

Business of Doing Business in Salem Spotlighted

The beautiful Atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum was the perfect setting for a night of chatting, dining, praising and even a bit of networking this Wednesday in Salem, MA as the 94th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards event took place. Thirty-six nominees!…

April 7th, 2016

Fashion & Passion Make the Salem Scene

Talk of the town this past week has been about fashion. Salem, the Witch city, a hot spot for fashion? Yes, it is. An evening of fashion, fun, dancing, and more takes place Friday, April 8 at 7pm in Old Town Hall, as a fundraiser for the upcoming Salem…

February 14th, 2016

BONS Balloting: Give a Warm Vote to Your Fav Biz

On a brisk, minus degree feel-like day as we’re having, the options on activities could be limited. While there are still plenty of things to do and see in Salem, if you don’t want to go outside, but still wish to be in a “Salem state of mind” then may we suggest voting for 2016 […]

February 2nd, 2016

Secrets Revealed; House of 7 Gables Has More Stories To Tell

Secret Rooms Project continues to gather momentum at the House of Seven Gables. Thus far, $120,000 of the projected $200,000 needed to make the project a reality has been raised. What project? What secret? The House of the Seven Gables has apparently g…

February 2nd, 2016

Secrets Revealed; House of 7 Gables Has More Stories To Tell

Secret Rooms Project continues to gather momentum at the House of Seven Gables. Thus far, $120,000 of the projected $200,000 needed to make the project a reality has been raised. What project? What secret? The House of the Seven Gables has apparently g…

December 21st, 2015

Salem Stores Showcase Spirit of the Season

Many things do we look forward to during the holiday season, and here at Salem Main Streets we are particularly fond of the Holiday Windows promotion we conduct with the cooperation of the merchants in the Downtown District. Yes, the holidays are here,…

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