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

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 […]

June 29th, 2016

History is Alive During Salem 4th of July

Patriotism is something that will never go out of style, and in Salem MA we do up the most patriotic day, the 4th of July, in real style. We kick off bright & early at 9am with Mayor Kimberly Driscoll on Salem Common introducing the traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. Dann Maurno will […]

July 1st, 2014

Derby Wharf on the 4th at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Celebrating the 4th of July is an emotional event, be it on The National Mall in Washington DC or the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade— or right here in historic Salem Ma. If you’re looking to honor the founding of our great nation, Salem Ma is very much worth the trip. Just consider […]

June 27th, 2011

Salem Celebrates the Fourth

OK, I’m taking the easy way out this morning and posting the poster for Salem Celebrates the Fourth instead of writing a long blog about how fantastic this celebration is, and how the orchestra is wonderful, the kids will love the games and music, and…

June 28th, 2010

How Conductor Dirk Hillyer Sees Salem

July Fourth in Salem is a fantastic celebration of all things patriotic. 2010 marks the eleventh year that Salem’s celebration of the Fourth will be led by Conductor Dirk Hillyer and the Hillyer Festival Orchestra on Derby Wharf at the Salem Maritime …