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

February 16th, 2017

Salem Recognized For Romantic Setting

Valentine’s Day may be a once & done holiday elsewhere, but in Salem it can be a year round experience, and that is not just our opinion. The National Main Street organization annually selects the “Most Romantic Main Streets” from among its nationwide membership and for 2017, Salem Ma and Salem Main Streets made the […]

August 7th, 2016

Family Friendly ‘Ice Scream Bowl’ Cool Part of ‘Heritage Days Festival’

Short of going to a Museum of Ice Cream, the next best thing is going to the Salem Main Streets Ice Scream Bowl this Tuesday from 6-7:30pm where, for a small fee, you will sample a variety of ice cream from multiple local vendors. As in past years, the…

December 5th, 2015

Salem Holiday Window Contest Has Invitation for You

Picture taking is an activity that so many more people do these days, especially on their cell phones, that we have added another dimension to our annual Holiday Window Contest which encourages Salem merchants to decorate their storefront windows with …

September 8th, 2015

Enthusiastic Volunteers Wanted in Salem For October Information Booth

When visitors come to Salem MA in October, they do so armed not only with a printed map and an on-line set of references on cell phone or tablet, they also have direct, face to face contact with the Salem Main Streets (SMS) corps of volunteers whose go…

September 8th, 2015

Enthusiastic Volunteers Wanted in Salem For October Information Booth

When visitors come to Salem MA in October, they do so armed not only with a printed map and an on-line set of references on cell phone or tablet, they also have direct, face to face contact with the Salem Main Streets (SMS) corps of volunteers whose go…

June 7th, 2015

Salem Arts Festival: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Sights, sounds, colors, characters— the Salem Arts Festival this weekend was “art” and much, much more. Thank you to all the people displaying their work, the volunteers, our partners in this project, and most of all, you, the attendees. (Photo courtesy John Andrews of Social Palates Photography)

May 20th, 2015

A New Look for Salem Main Streets!

Salem Main Streets is pleased to announce a new brand and look! The local nonprofit, focused on the continued revitalization of downtown Salem, is updating its previous black and white logo of a building for a more modern, bold, and colorful vibrant look. “When Salem Main Streets was first established in 2001, it was based […]

December 9th, 2014

Great Holidays Do Really Begin Here in Salem

Can you remember a simpler time when holiday shopping was a simple stroll through friendly hometown stores and not a race through impersonal, giant, crowded malls? We do. And we are bringing that back. Salem Main Streets is introducing a Holiday Stroll…

November 12th, 2014

Salem Winter Market Returns to Artists’ Row!

The Salem Winter Market is back and better than ever!  The Winter Market will run Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, Nov. 13th through Dec. 18th (no market on Thanksgiving). Brought to you by Salem Main Streets, the City of Salem, and the same amazing team of volunteers who brought you the Salem Farmers’ […]

October 9th, 2014

Playing With Your Food – Week 17

“Playing With Your Food” is a weekly post highlighting a few of the many great uses for the wide range of produce and artisan food at the Salem Farmers’ Market, a Salem Main Streets project.  The Salem Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday from June 12 to October 23 from 3 pm to 7 pm […]

October 3rd, 2014

Haunted BizBaz Returns to Salem

Street fairs are a welcome sight in Salem; walkers and vendors chat, joke, shoot the breeze, bargain, and in most cases seal a deal. This weekend the Chamber of Commerce presents its annual version, the Haunted Biz Baz, October 4 (10am-8pm) & October 5, 2014 (10am-6pm). Booths will be lined up essentially along the Essex […]

October 1st, 2014

So, Anything Going On This Week in Salem Ma?

Step right up, though this may not be the “greatest show on Earth,” Salem Ma does try its best to give residents, North Shore neighbors and visitors the most for their time & money spent here during the month of October. Just this week we are opening our Info Booth to be staffed with ambassadors […]

September 29th, 2014

It Waits… For You… The Info Booth

Hauntingly standing in and out of the shadows, the Salem Main Streets Haunted Happenings Information Booth waits patiently on the corner of Essex and Washington Streets. It waits for you. For resident and tourist alike, young and old, American and foreign traveler, it does not discriminate in its need to feed— you information. Now that […]

September 11th, 2014

Playing With Your Food – Week 13

Playing With Your Food” is a weekly post highlighting a few of the many great uses for the wide range of produce and artisan food at the Salem Farmers’ Market, a Salem Main Streets project.  The Salem Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday from June 12 to October 23 from 3 pm to 7 pm […]

August 28th, 2014

Playing With Your Food – Week 11

“Playing With Your Food” is a weekly post highlighting a few of the many great uses for the wide range of produce and artisan food at the Salem Farmers’ Market, a Salem Main Streets project.  While we can never predict exactly what our farms will be able to bring each week, we do our best […]

July 8th, 2011

This Summer Downtown Salem

Salem Main Street’s Events this summer:
SALEM FARMERS’ MARKET
Every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
OPEN TO ALL in Derby Square

LONDON BOYS CHOIR CONCERTJuly July 21st – 7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
FREE at the Old Town Hall
MAYOR’S NIGHT…

June 14th, 2011

The Salem Farmers’ Market Opens Thursday

Come downtown Salem Thursday, June 16 for opening day at the Salem Farmers’ Market and enjoy delicious local fruits, vegetables, lobster, breads, pastries, cheese and much more! The market bell will ring promptly at 3 p.m. signaling the start of the…

June 2nd, 2011

The Salem Arts Festival starts Friday

This weekend…

Take a magic carpet ride in Lappin Park,
Learn to bellydance with the North East Bellydancing Association
Admire art from amateurs to professional artists
Learn to hoop dance or take an acting improv class
All free downtown Salem, …

May 21st, 2011

Salem Arts Festival June 3 – 5

 The annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 3rd-5th. Now in its 3rd year, the popular and ever- growing event will feature over 75 artists including painters, photographers, poets, performers, to name a few.  The Festival is a family friendly e…

May 18th, 2011

Thank you

Thank you to all who came out for a fantastic brunch at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina on Sunday for the Salem Main Streets Jazzy Blues Brunch Fundraiser. We greatly appreciate the support of Mayor Kim Driscoll, volunteers, guests and numerou…

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