Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mark your calendars

Salem's stupendous summer programming... mark your calendars and make your hotel reservations now!

Salem Arts Festival
Dates: June 5-7, 2009
Times: 10am – 8pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday
Location: Old Town Hall & Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
Cost: Everything is free!
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Celebrate the arts in Salem this June during the first annual Salem Arts Festival. The weekend starts with a celebratory kick-off reception on Friday night at Old Town Hall. Events throughout the weekend will highlight art and artists of all shapes and sounds, including a juried art exhibit, summer theatre performances, artist’s lectures, and family programming.

Highlights include: A photographic exhibit of images from the Inauguration of President Obama; learning to dance Footloose with Salem State College; a talent shows; acoustic rock concert, jazz, and Arts of Gold will present scenes of Salem, an opportunity for participants to paint their own image of Salem. Pickering Wharf will highlight the culinary arts.

This program is presented by Salem Main Streets and supported in part by a a grant from the Salem Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Living Green & Renewable Engergy
Dates: Saturday, June 13, 2009
Times: 10am – 3pm
Location: Old Town Hall
Cost: Free
For More Information:, 978-744-0004

Choose clean energy and put the power in your hands! Come to the 2nd annual Living Green and Renewable Energy Fair and learn from exhibitors how you can save money and the earth. This event will promote products, services, and information that encourage healthier, more sustainable consumption and lifestyles for businesses and families. Presented by the Renewable Energy Task force and the Salem Chamber of Commerce.

Salem Farmers Market
: Thursdays, June 25 – October 29
Times: 4pm – 7pm
Location: Derby Square (between Front Street and Essex Street), Salem
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Get a taste of history in Salem this summer! The Salem Farmer’s Market opens on June 25th and will be open on Thursday evenings during the growing season. At least six farms will be selling fresh produce and baked goods. Artists and vendors will be selling unique treasures, soaps, scarves, and more. More than 50 businesses in Salem will be staying open late until 8pm on Thursdays, so plan time for shopping and dining downtown!

Salem Celebrates the Fourth!
Dates: July 4th, 2009
Times: Children’s Events, 4pm; Pops Concert, 7pm; Fireworks over Friendship, 9:30pm

Location: Derby Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
Cost: Free
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Celebrate the 4th in Salem with the Dirk Hillyer Festival Orchestra! Bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the concert, the fireworks, family programming, and an old fashioned New England Independence Day celebration!

Swim & Fin – Race for Salem Sound
Dates: July 25, 2009
Times: Swim Race: 12pm; Kayak Race: 2pm
Location: Forest River Park, 98 West Ave, Salem, MA 01970
Cost: $30 early entry fee / $40 day of event
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Swim or Paddle to benefit Salem Sound Coastwatch. Help preserve our coastal waters for recreation. 500 & 1500 meter swim races by age category, 2.5 and 5 mile paddle courses. Cash prizes and medals. Paddle races are ACA sanctioned.

Salem Maritime Festival
Dates: July 31 - August 1
Times: 9am – 5pm
Location: Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Derby Wharf
For More Information:; 978-740-1650

Join the National Park Service for the 21st year of free family fun! Dance to sea shanties, climb aboard vessels from another era, create crafts that harkens back to long ago. Past Maritime Festivals have included kite making, forging demonstrations, Revolutionary War reenactments, fish print making, and demonstrations from artisans and crafters.

Salem Heritage Days
Dates: August 1-9 For More Information: Celebrate the heritage of Salem! This perennial favorite features Mayor’s Night Out, restaurant sampler, ice Cream festival, pizza contest, Essex Street Fair, the Salem Maritime Festival, a dog show, movies on the Common, kids’ events at the YMCA, music on the Common, the Witch City Triathlon, and a finale of fireworks!

...and that's just the beginning! Check the calendar on frequently because we are always adding events.

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