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 […]

July 2nd, 2018

Fireworks, Fun & Friends at Salem’s Independence Day Festivities

One of the best Independence Day Fireworks festivities on the North Shore will be found at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf this Wednesday, July 4th. It is America’s 242nd birthday. And you are an invited guest. “There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in historic Salem,” explains Mayor Kimberly […]

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 …

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…

December 30th, 2017

LAUNCH! Is Back to Help Salem Residents & Friends Ring in New Year

The family-friendly count down to the New Year, known as LAUNCH! is gearing up for a great party in Salem, this Sunday, Dec. 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Old Town Hall on Derby Square. Programming will include hat making, face painting, a photo booth, and more!  There will be an early countdown […]

December 1st, 2017

Festive Fridays in Salem for Your Holiday Shopping Needs

How much do you plan to spend on holiday gifts in 2017? The average for shoppers around the USA is approx. $983 according to the American Research Group, Inc which has been polling people every year since 1985. Nearly $1000 for the kids, spouse, family…

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…

November 21st, 2017

Salem Welcomes the Holidays with Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting

When you think of the Holiday season, what comes to mind is snow, Santa, and a tree. While we can’t provide snow, Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem invite you to join our community this Friday, Nov. 24th as we celebrate two of our most beloved annual traditions – Santa’s Arrival and the […]

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…

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’ […]

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…

March 25th, 2017

History of ‘Women in Salem’s History’ This Sunday

Mayor Kimberly Driscoll of Salem MA has proclaimed March 26, 2017 as Salem Women’s History Day to go along with other nationwide events this month to honor the achievements of women, past, present and future. In keeping with that proclamation, there are events to inform, educate and entertain the community and visitors. Among them on […]

March 25th, 2017

History of ‘Women in Salem’s History’ This Sunday

Mayor Kimberly Driscoll of Salem MA has proclaimed March 26, 2017 as Salem Women’s History Day to go along with other nationwide events this month to honor the achievements of women, past, present and future. In keeping with that proclamation, there are events to inform, educate and entertain the community and visitors. Among them on […]

February 16th, 2017

Salem Recognized For Romantic Setting

Valentine’s Day may be a once & done holiday elsewhere, but in Salem it can be a year round experience, and that is not just our opinion. The National Main Street organization annually selects the “Most Romantic Main Streets” from among its nationwide membership and for 2017, Salem Ma and Salem Main Streets made the […]

January 3rd, 2017

Time to Thank Volunteers

Understandably, we’ve taken a little break. It’s been a busy last few months in Salem Ma. Halloween season was filled with creatures and creativity. That was followed by the Winter Holiday season, culminating with our double New Year’s Eve party extravaganza of LAUNCH and LAUNCH… Light It Up! And we could not have done any […]

December 26th, 2016

Why Come to Salem Ma For New Year’s Eve? Two Parties!!!

What is better than one great New Year’s Eve party? Two!!! In conjunction with the City of Salem and Creative Salem that is what you are going to get to bid farewell to 2016 and say a big hello to 2017 with LAUNCH! and LAUNCH… Light It Up! “When we organized LAUNCH! for the first […]

December 24th, 2016

Season’s Greetings

To all of you, residents, neighbors and visitors, From all of us at Salem Main Streets, we wish you Happy Holidays!

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