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 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 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…

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 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 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 21st, 2016

Summer Breeze Brings Many Things to Salem in July

Look at what the summer sea breeze just blew across the Essex Street Pedestrian Walkway. Designed to be complimentary to the popular 3rd Thursday of the month PEM/PM parties at the Peabody Essex Museum (which this evening is coincidentally called Summer Breeze),  The Museum Place Mall is launching what it hopes will be an every […]

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 […]

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…

February 19th, 2016

Great Meals Begin Again in Salem During March Restaurant Week

Many of us on the North Shore have friends that have visited Salem during the high traffic October season. These friends naturally enjoyed themselves but said they would like to come back when there is a little less “Salem” going on. What better time to invite them than next month during Salem Restaurant Week (March […]

January 28th, 2016

Sweet Treats Can’t be Beat During Salem Festival

Don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year! Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 14th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping await you Feb. […]

January 2nd, 2016

January is the Punch Line for Salem Comedy Festival

January may be a grim, gray month for most people, but we laugh at that notion in Salem. No, really, we laugh, as with the First Annual Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival, set for January 14 – 17, 2016. Festival producer and comedian Mark Scalia got the idea from a somewhat similar humor fest he […]

December 26th, 2015

New Year’s Eve Destination: Salem’s LAUNCH!

Where else but Salem MA could you welcome the New Year while at the same time celebrate the past? And still have time to welcome the New Year again! No, we haven’t started sampling the bubbly stuff yet. The City of Salem and Salem Main Streets are teaming up to throw LAUNCH!, our third annual […]

November 27th, 2015

Make a Difference, Support Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday on 11/27 and Cyber Monday on 11/30 is a key day for merchants and consumers in Salem and many towns along the North Shore— Small Business Saturday on 11/28. For one day a year, an extra spotlight is focused on merchants along the main streets of America to entice customers to […]

November 7th, 2015

Fall Restaurant Week to Highlight Salem’s Changing & Growing Dining Scene

In keeping with Salem’s emerging position as a favored dining destination, Fall Restaurant Week returns with a diverse menu of chefs, locations, cuisines and value pricing, Nov. 8-12 and Nov. 15-19. If you’ve never tried the offerings of a certain Salem restaurant but always wanted to, this is your chance. For 10 days only, participating […]

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