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

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 […]

January 17th, 2018

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Turns Sweet 16

Hard to believe that such a simple idea 16 years ago, to have a gathering in Salem in the cold of winter that would warm the hearts of residents, friends, and local merchants, has blossomed into a major North Shore event. It is with a happy heart that …

December 14th, 2017

End the Week by Finding That Elusive, Unusual Gift

Looking for that “last gift” or stocking stuffer? Something really unusual? May we suggest you check out Salem Ma this Friday and Saturday for your holiday shopping needs? Festive Fridays is an on-going December promotion designed to make shopping fit your schedule; many Salem merchants will be keeping their businesses open later on Friday night. […]

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 […]

November 26th, 2017

Salem Wants Your Reactions to Recent “Haunted Happenings” Halloween Celebration

Everybody has an opinion although sometimes people don’t want to hear yours. But we do when it comes to reactions, comments, criticism, and suggestions about Haunted Happenings in Salem Ma. Gone but not forgotten, our month-long celebration of Halloween (and all things spooky) doesn’t just happen by itself. It takes a lot of planning by […]

November 24th, 2017

With Over 200 Local Storefronts, Salem Captures Spirit of Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the day that small businesses in Salem and all along Main Street USA really look forward to: Small Business Saturday. First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, it is a day when communi…

October 7th, 2017

Howl-o-ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest Returns to Salem This Sunday

Doggies and kitties and lizards, oh my! Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the third annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 pm on Derby Square. Dress up your pet in a costume and show it off to the world! There will…

October 5th, 2017

Mayor’s Night Out Trick or Treating

Trick or treating is a time-honored event in every community in America. But in Salem Ma, home of the month-long Halloween celebration known as Haunted Happenings, we give it a twist: trick or treating with the Mayor! That’s correct. Kids get to visit local businesses with Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Friday, Oct. 6th. Beginning at 3:00 […]

October 3rd, 2017

Marching Monsters Haunt Halloween Parade in Salem

Movie Monsters will flood the streets of Salem this Thursday, Oct. 5th as the 22nd annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade officially kicks off THE Halloween season for tourists and residents alike. Twenty-two years. If you were a 10-year-old kid dresse…

September 19th, 2017

Horror Fest Creepily Seeps into Sept. PEM/PM Metal Macabaret

Now here is a scary good deal! Salem Horror Fest Opening Night Party at PEM/PM featuring Metal Macabaret will take place on the 3rd Friday of the month (that’s this Friday, Sept. 22nd at 6 pm) instead of the usual 3rd Thursday for PEM/PM. Hauntingly inspired by the current Peabody Essex Museum Exhibition It’s Alive! […]

August 20th, 2017

Volunteers Needed Now for Halloween Month-Long Info Booth

Do you wish to do some good for others in the community? If so, then you are part of the 62.8 million Americans who annually give of their time & skills volunteering. In our case, the community is Salem and we are Salem Main Streets in need of volunteers to help us staff the Visitors’ […]

August 8th, 2017

National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 6-12

When you walk across Derby Square on Thursdays from 3-7pm you think you are at the local Salem Ma Farmers’ Market. And you are. But you are also participating in a shared national experience. To that end, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-12 to be National Farmers’ Market Week This is […]

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…

June 13th, 2017

Bridget Bishop, Salem, and You; Celebrating 25 Years of Story Telling

Is Bridget Bishop still relevant, over 300 years since her infamous witch trial? We would say so, considering that the interactive play, Cry Innocent, chronicling that trial is now celebrating its 25th anniversary of entertaining, educating, and engaging tourists & residents alike in Salem. To mark the event, an activity-filled weekend is planned for June […]

May 29th, 2017

“Tidal Shift” and “Mural Slam” to be Featured in this Year’s Salem Arts Festival

Art is good. Art is what you have at an arts fest. But the 9th annual Salem Arts Festival (to be held June 2-4th) is art and much, much more. This popular free family-friendly event will feature over 100 artists and performers, and includes a variety o…

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 8th, 2017

Fashion & Fun to Fill Salem

Local food, fashion, drink, dancing, and fun await you April 14th as you are invited to attend the fourth annual Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser in support of one of Salem’s greatest festivals (we refer of course to The 9th annual Salem Arts Festival which will be held June 2nd to 4th, 2017)! “The […]

March 3rd, 2017

Be Entertained, Educated and Enthralled at Salem Film Fest

Did you notice a larger than usual crowd walking about Salem this evening? It will get even bigger as the 10th annual Salem Film Fest gets underway. Regarded and highly respected as one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, it presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over […]

March 3rd, 2017

Be Entertained, Educated and Enthralled at Salem Film Fest

Did you notice a larger than usual crowd walking about Salem this evening? It will get even bigger as the 10th annual Salem Film Fest gets underway. Regarded and highly respected as one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, it presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over […]

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