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 Salem Maritime Festival is hosted by Salem Maritime, your national park in Salem Massachusetts. From live music, historical re-enactors, and tall ships, to interactive programs and crafts for families, all events and activities are free and open to the public. There's plenty of fun activities planned just for kids!
Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel will also be in port for the festival! This tall ship is a replica of the original KALMAR NYCKEL, nicknamed the “Swedish Mayflower.” The colonial ship transported settlers who founded Fort Christina, the first European settlement in the Delaware Valley in 1638.
The ship will be open to public tours August 19, 12 – 5 pm, at Salem Maritime’s Central Wharf.