The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival has always been about bringing great music to the people of Salem, so we are bringing the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival downtown this year with a special one day event on Salem Common. Enjoy live performances, vendors market, educational workshops, and more!
Salem Heritage Days
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. Tour the first floor of Phillips House, and see the Phillips family's collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford. Live music presented by Bucket of Blues.
Imagine the excitement of 100 cyclists racing around the Salem Common at over 30 miles per hour. Join us for the 35th anniversary of The Witches Cup and an afternoon of exciting racing. Then stop by our hospitality tent hosted by Wachusett Brewing Company - also featuring great food from Salem's favorite restaurants.
Experience life on and around an authentic Viking ship. Vikings are known for their “raiding and trading” but they were also master crafters in wood, metal and fabric arts. Based around our flagship Polaris, visitors will get to see, feel, and hear the sounds of costume, metal working, and wood working. They will get to experience what it was like aboard a small Viking longship and even try their hand at rowing.
The Fireman's Muster at Salem Willows is part of Salem Heritage Days and an awesome event. An antique hand-pumped fire engine muster where crews pump their machines to see who can play the longest stream of water. This is the oldest organized sport in the United States. Spectators are invited to try out pumping the machines!
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 in Salem Massachusetts!
The Coast Guard Barque EAGLE is making a port call in Salem, MA this August - arriving August 9 and staying through August 11! The ship was built in 1936 in Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of World War II, Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States, recommissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut. Eagle provides an unparalleled at-sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Official Magician of Salem will be presenting family-friendly magic for everyone to enjoy. If you are a kid or a kid at heart you will enjoy being a part of the magic. Anton is a Magician, Artist, and Creator of Unforgettable Experiences. In 2017, Anton was named The Official Magician of Salem Massachusetts, a title created specifically for him by The Massachusetts House of Representatives, Massachusetts State Senate, and Salem City Council.
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