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

August 14th, 2018

Salem’s Best of the North Shore Winners – 2018

In case you missed it, the annual Best of the North Shore (BONS) awards have been announced by North Shore Magazine for 2018! As usual, Salem businesses gave a strong showing among the awardees – listed below are all the winners located in Salem. Are your favorites included? Maybe a few that you’d never considered […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

December 1st, 2017

Festive Fridays in Salem for Your Holiday Shopping Needs

How much do you plan to spend on holiday gifts in 2017? The average for shoppers around the USA is approx. $983 according to the American Research Group, Inc which has been polling people every year since 1985. Nearly $1000 for the kids, spouse, family…

November 26th, 2017

Salem Wants Your Reactions to Recent “Haunted Happenings” Halloween Celebration

Everybody has an opinion although sometimes people don’t want to hear yours. But we do when it comes to reactions, comments, criticism, and suggestions about Haunted Happenings in Salem Ma. Gone but not forgotten, our month-long celebration of Halloween (and all things spooky) doesn’t just happen by itself. It takes a lot of planning by […]

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…

November 14th, 2017

Cornucopia of Delights for Your Thanksgiving Table at Salem Winter Market

Whether you are again cooking the Turkey bird yourself, or buying a pre-cooked one from a grocery store, or just going to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, we’ve got a suggestion on how to make it a fresh experience. The Salem Winter Market takes place this Saturday, Nov. 18th from 1-5pm at the Witch City Mall […]

November 12th, 2017

Downtown Spotlight: Pickering Wharf

We’re wrapping up our spotlight on the Pickering Wharf businesses today, and we have learned SO MUCH!  Over the past few weeks, we managed to highlight 28 storefront businesses currently operating on Pickering Wharf – that’s still only 90%! Extra love to Brodie’s Seaport, Chambers of Terror, and Today Nails, the only Wharf storefronts we […]

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