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

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 […]

August 2nd, 2017

August Delivers Not One, But Two Festivals in Salem

While most communities have a festival honoring their past, Salem actually has two running concurrently. Our Salem Heritage Days Festival runs from Aug. 1-13, celebrating our past and present, while within it, you can also attend the Salem Maritime Fes…

July 30th, 2015

Heritage Days, Salem’s Own Live Variety Show

Blending the past, present and future, our Heritage Days celebration spans Aug. 1-9 with events featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages. There are nearly 40 different events throughout the festival, some on different days, some at the same tim…

August 8th, 2010

Pictures from the Salem Maritime Festival

Yesterday’s Salem Maritime Festival was fantastic. There were wharves filled with activity and family fun, including schooner sails, remote boat races, wooden boat decorating, kite making (and kite flying), face painting, henna tattooing, reenactor…

August 4th, 2010

Set your course for the Salem Maritime Festival this weekend!

Set Your Course for Salem Maritime National Historic Site This Friday and Saturday, August 6 & 7Salem Maritime Festival is happening this weekend, kicking off on Friday with Mango Blue, in an outdoor evening concert of Afro-Latin world music, inte…

July 30th, 2009

Kalmar Nyckel is in port

The Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of a 1638 colonial ship that first voyaged to the New World in 1638, is in port in Salem! She is berthed at Central Wharf at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the weekend. She will be open to the public for to…

July 27th, 2009

Salem Maritime Festival, Salem Heritage Days Start this Weekend

Mark – or should I say, clear – your calendars because Salem Heritage Days start this weekend! The complete schedule of events for Heritage Days can be found on and news for shoppers! In hopes you will be encouraged to spend a …