Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival in August hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and family fun! Each year, music, demonstrations, exhibits, and children's activities are available throughout the park and on Derby Wharf.
Salem Heritage Days offer a wonderful way for Salem residents and visitors to connect with Salem’s history, art, and cultural scene. House of Seven Gables invites families to learn about sailing the high seas with a variety of family-friendly and hands-on activities. The Family Navigation Game is offered daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Living History Labs hands-on history experience will take place daily from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SALEM'S CHIPTUNE, ELECTRONICA & NOISE EXTRAVAGANZA. An event combining the skills of local vj’s, dj’s & live electronic musicians. The extravaganza’s purpose is to showcase talent right here in Salem, the North Shore & Boston. To give a stage for new music that might otherwise be overlooked by the mainstream.
Join Historic New England and the North Shore Old Car Club for the Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street. See the Phillips family’s collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford.
Join the artists on Artists’ Row for Salem Mayor's Night Out and a free fun activity: Tap into your creative spirit one of several Halloween inspired works of art such as, miniature witch brooms, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, vampires or Frankensteins from the materials provided! Keep what you make and be creative using paints, scrap wood, branches and more!
Join puppeteer and artist Penny Benson to make a giant bee with on Artists Row. Thanks to the City of Salem, the Salem Public Art, this is a free and fabulous art-making activity. This will be family-friendly, and will happen for 4 weeks on Thursdays June 28- July 21. Pop by after the Salem Farmers' Market and create with us!
Salem Willows is the ideal family destination to hear the 215th Army Band. It's on the water and there are loads of fun activities for the kids. Should we even mention the famous Chow Mien Sandwiches and popcorn that the Willows is known for? We come enjoy the show!
The 5th Annual Paddle for Plummer will be the best yet! Join us for a day full of energy, stoke, fun and fitness for a fantastic cause! There will be food, beverages, music, raffles, and more. All proceeds to the Plummer Home.