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

November 16th, 2022

New Year’s Eve LAUNCH!

New Year’s Eve LAUNCH! Saturday, Dec. 31 4:30pm to 6pm with the countdown right at 6:00 Location TBD – Follow our Facebook event page for updates The City of Salem and Salem Main Streets are teaming up to throw an early New Year’s Eve party, with…

August 4th, 2018

Heritage Days Celebrate Salem’s Community Spirit with 40 Events

Forty events. Thirteen Days & Nights. Salem’s celebration of our past, present and future, known as Heritage Days, has something for kids, senior citizens and everybody in between. It runs from August 1-13 and it takes place all over Salem. Bring comfortable walking shoes. New events this year include public performances in Derby Square and Gables […]

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 […]

June 1st, 2018

Salem Arts Festival to Showcase over 200 Artists & Performers

Performance art. Gallery art. Public art. It all awaits you this weekend, June 1-3 as the family-friendly Salem Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. And you are a most welcome guest!!! “It’s hard to believe how far this festival has come in 10 years. So much conscious work and collaboration across organizations and disciplines has […]

May 10th, 2018

Not So Secret Handshake in Salem: Volunteers and Arts Festival

Volunteering is an art. It is a creative gift that you give to your community. And what better gift to give to the Salem community than to be a volunteer at the upcoming Salem Arts Festival,  June 1-3. It is a great combination! This year is promising to be better than ever, with our TENTH […]

May 2nd, 2018

What Rhymes with Best? Mass Poetry Fest!

Launched as a recognition event 10 years ago to “pay tribute to the poets and writers of the past while experiencing the creative energy of today’s literary artists,” the Massachusetts Poetry Festival has since become the nation’s largest such annual event. It showcases nearly 100 poetry readings & workshops, a small press and literary fair, […]

April 22nd, 2018

Use Your Feet To Get Around Salem Ma — But Not By Walking

Salem, already known as a very walkable city, is gaining prominence as a rideable community as well. For the 2nd year, the Salem Bike Share program is offering an on-demand ride sharing service, with 50 bicycles in 10 different locations to see the cit…

April 10th, 2018

10 Years and Still Growing. Salem Arts Festival Returns in June

 “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Art has stood the test of time as an expression of the times within which it was born. As the World Art Day celebration approaches on April 15th, here in Salem we look ahead to our own celebration of expression […]

April 10th, 2018

10 Years and Still Growing. Salem Arts Festival Returns in June

 “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Art has stood the test of time as an expression of the times within which it was born. As the World Art Day celebration approaches on April 15th, here in Salem we look ahead to our own celebration of expression […]

March 20th, 2018

The Reasons Behind Salem Film Fest’s World-wide Popularity

The whole world is watching what we do in Salem this month!  Entering its 11th year, we are home to the Salem Film Fest (March 22-29), one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, which presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world. Just look at the […]

March 20th, 2018

The Reasons Behind Salem Film Fest’s World-wide Popularity

The whole world is watching what we do in Salem this month!  Entering its 11th year, we are home to the Salem Film Fest (March 22-29), one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, which presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world. Just look at the […]

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 […]

March 3rd, 2018

This Is What It Takes to Get Into the 2018 Salem Farmers’ Market

What goes into a Farmers’ Market? Yes, yes, fruits, veggies, and whole lot more. But, what is the criteria to actually be a vendor? Interested in going behind the scenes? And if you’re a local or regional farmer, Salem Main Streets really wants you to read on, as we are always looking to add another […]

February 18th, 2018

Find Out Why House of Seven Gables Is One of the Oldest Buildings in Salem

While there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself books, videos and TV shows today to help you build your house, back in 1668 when sea captain John Turner was having the Turner Mansion constructed in Salem Ma, there was a lot of trial and error. With limited mat…

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 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 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 […]

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