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

August 8th, 2018

Cool Off on the Salem Common During Ice Scream Bowl

Are you ready for a really cool event this summer? It’s set for Wednesday, August 8 on the Salem Common from 6:00-7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Yes, it’s time for the Salem Ice Scream Bowl when residents (and visitors) have the opportunity to sample some of the best ice cream on the North Shore from […]

August 8th, 2018

Cool Off on the Salem Common During Ice Scream Bowl

Are you ready for a really cool event this summer? It’s set for Wednesday, August 8 on the Salem Common from 6:00-7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Yes, it’s time for the Salem Ice Scream Bowl when residents (and visitors) have the opportunity to sample some of the best ice cream on the North Shore from […]

August 4th, 2018

Heritage Days Celebrate Salem’s Community Spirit with 40 Events

Forty events. Thirteen Days & Nights. Salem’s celebration of our past, present and future, known as Heritage Days, has something for kids, senior citizens and everybody in between. It runs from August 1-13 and it takes place all over Salem. Bring comfortable walking shoes. New events this year include public performances in Derby Square and Gables […]

March 18th, 2018

Why Restaurants are a Hot Ticket in Salem Ma for Next Two Weeks

Are you hungry? And we mean not only hungry for something to eat but hungry to try something new? Then you have come to the right place. For 10 exciting days, Salem’s diverse dining venues literally throw open the doors and invite you to enjoy some of their best offerings at unbeatable prices. The occasion? […]

January 31st, 2018

24 Reasons Why Salem Ma Is a Cool Valentine’s Day Weekend Destination

Looking for something really cool to do as a Valentine’s Day gift for sweetie pie? How about spending a day — or an illuminated evening — exploring ice sculptures in Salem Ma during our 16th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival, Feb. 9-11, 2018. There are Ice Sculpture festivals throughout the world […]

December 3rd, 2017

Dynamic Dining Destination: Salem Ma During Fall Restaurant Week

No more compelling reason to come to Salem Ma in December than the opportunity to dine in any of 17 restaurants offering special prices during  Salem Fall Restaurant Week, Dec. 3-7. From steak to seafood, American to ethnic, there will be something for everyone as Salem offers not just numerous restaurants but different ethnic and […]

August 2nd, 2017

August Delivers Not One, But Two Festivals in Salem

While most communities have a festival honoring their past, Salem actually has two running concurrently. Our Salem Heritage Days Festival runs from Aug. 1-13, celebrating our past and present, while within it, you can also attend the Salem Maritime Fes…

March 1st, 2017

The Treat is to Eat During Salem Spring Restaurant Week

While a dinner date in Salem is always a treat, it is especially a “big deal” during our annual Salem Spring Restaurant Week when local merchants roll out the red carpet to entice the hungry and the curious into our many, many dinning spots. Salem Spring Restaurant Week, produced by the Salem Chamber of Commerce, […]

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 1st, 2016

Food Trucks Roll Into Salem, Deliver Walk-Up Delights

Step right up ladies and gentlemen to the Food Truck of your choice, Saturday & Sunday (Oct. 1 & 2) as not one, not two, but 25 rolling restaurants set up for business at the Salem Common from 11am to 6pm. The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted by South End Open […]

September 15th, 2016

Parranda— the Party continues at PEM!

What do people in Salem MA and surrounding communities do on a Thursday night, that is the 3rd Thursday night of the month that other people don’t do? We go to a museum— to party! Tonight the PEM/PM party is called Parranda, from 6-9pm at the Peabody Essex Museum. You are invited to join us […]

August 7th, 2016

Family Friendly ‘Ice Scream Bowl’ Cool Part of ‘Heritage Days Festival’

Short of going to a Museum of Ice Cream, the next best thing is going to the Salem Main Streets Ice Scream Bowl this Tuesday from 6-7:30pm where, for a small fee, you will sample a variety of ice cream from multiple local vendors. As in past years, the…

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 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 […]

June 5th, 2016

Summer is Near, and the Salem Farmers’ Market is Here

Get ready to fill the cupboards, shelves and refrigerator with the best of the best of fresh, nutritious and diverse foods that local farmers can produce as the Salem Ma Farmers’ Market returns this Thursday, June 9th. A who’s who of local farms will help kick off the 8th season in Derby Square, along with […]

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…

April 3rd, 2016

Drink Up: Wine & Spirits Week Being Served at Hawthorne Hotel

Interact with wine & spirits in a different way this week, April 3rd – 8th, courtesy of the Hawthorne Hotel. More than classes, these are full course “meals” in the art of sipping, listening, learning and being entertained by connoisseurs to become one yourself. Speaking of entertainment, there will be tasty music to drink in […]

March 20th, 2016

Prix-Fixe 2 or 3 Course Awaits You In Salem Ma

Lest we forget with all the March Madness of the Final Four in basketball and the Final Two (or Four?) in politics, that Restaurant Week continues in Salem Ma. You have another chance to sample the best of the best in local dining for the next five day…

March 16th, 2016

Creating a Good Time at PEM with Artopia

While the every 3rd Thursday of the month PEM/PM late night party is a festive & educational stroll through the Peabody Essex Museum, this week’s may well prove to be the most creative. The theme in fact is “creation.” Artopia asks “what’s your creative story” and from 6-9pm on March 17th, the community as individuals, […]

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