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

June 5th, 2018

Salem Farmers’ Market Readies New Crop of Delights with June 7 Season Opener

What do the following seven major farms have in common: Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm, Heavens Harvest Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally’s Vegetables? They are the heart of the Salem Farmers’ Market, which returns for its 10th season this Thursday from 3-7pm, at Derby Square on Front Street in […]

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? […]

March 15th, 2018

Salem Arts Festival Fundraiser to Feature Fabulous Fashions from Local Boutiques

Ten years!!! The Salem Arts Festival is celebrating that milestone this year. You won’t want to miss a minute of it, including the exciting night of local fashion, food, drink, and fun known as Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser, Friday, April 6, 7-10pm The Fundraiser will be held “upstairs” at the beautiful and historic […]

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 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. […]

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 20th, 2017

Trick or Treat Again & Again & Again in Salem

Most kids’ Halloween costumes are worn once on October 31st and then put away, perhaps to be worn the next year. Most likely they will be passed down or donated. But not in Salem Ma., where we give our kids the chance to wear their costumes several times. Point in fact this Sunday, Oct 22nd […]

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 […]

February 12th, 2017

Salem 2026, What Should It Look Like?

The conversation has begun. Are you a part of it? Do you want to be? Mayor Kim Driscoll, in her State of the City address last month, announced a community visioning process known as Imagine Salem. All Salem residents and community members are invited …

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 25th, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different: Small Biz Saturday.

As different as night and day, so too are the approaches to the stressful intensity of Black Friday and the laid-back pick & choose aspect of Small Business Saturday (which takes place, Nov 26, this year.) A large number of Salem businesses await you with specials and good deals, plus giveaways and refreshments as a […]

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 […]

September 7th, 2016

Take a Sip of History on New Salem Spirits Trolley

The booming craft maker scene in Salem is getting its own tour! Salem Spirits Trolley launches a new excursion focusing on locally made cider, spirits, and beer beginning Friday, Sept. 9th. “We are thrilled to offer this fantastic new tour to both locals and visitors,” says Salem Spirits Trolley founder and owner Karen Scalia.  “Salem’s […]

August 12th, 2016

Bargain Hunters Be Advised – Essex Street Fair Returns

As Salem Heritage Days winds down to its closing events, it does not slow down. This weekend, Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14 from 10am – 6pm you will find the Essex Street Fair along the Pedestrian Mall. Rain or shine. The bargains will be on display! This two-day festival is where over 40 […]

July 16th, 2016

Derby Square: Plenty of History & a Flea Market There

History surrounds us in Salem Ma. You really can’t walk around much without bumping into it. It’s in the walls. It’s on the streets. For example, this month’s edition of the Derby Square Flea Salvage Art Market Saturday, July 16 (10am to 5pm), which normally features eclectic vendors of vintage, salvage, fashion, art & up-cycled […]

May 21st, 2016

Creative Living Workspace Returns To Salem: Artists’ Row

What is so unique & challenging about the small stretch of land known as Artists’ Row at 24 New Derby St. is that each of the four creative storefront owners design, make and sell their wares right there. Even before your eyes. That is what makes Artists’ Row so special. And it is now open. […]

May 5th, 2016

Who’s Ready for Halloween? Haunted Happenings Guide Deadline Moved Up

While the calendar says it is only May and summer is not far away, for many businesses in our Downtown District it signals that Halloween in the form of Haunted Happenings is less than six months away! Believe it or not, phone calls are beginning to co…

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 10th, 2016

Success in Salem to be Honored for the 94th Year

Success in business or in community support is something to be praised. The Salem Chamber of Commerce will be doing just that with the Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner this coming April 27th at the Peabody Essex Museum. This will be the 94th Annual Celebr…

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