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June 2019

Thursday, Jun 27
Birding on Salem Sound with Chris Leahy
11:00 am

Join local well-known birding expert, Chris Leahy, on his special birding-focused harbor tour which – will delight bird lovers of all interest and skill levels!…

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Saturday, Jun 29
Mahi Cruises Education Series Featuring Jim McAllister
10:30 am

New to 2019! A four part series featuring a different special guest each cruise! Whether you’re interested in general Salem history, lighthouses, shipwrecks or environmental…

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July 2019

Monday, Jul 1
Preschoolers in the Parks: Hello, National Parks!
10:00 am

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! Are you ready for summer exploration and learning at Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works? We’ll gather…

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Wednesday, Jul 3
Kids’ Spokes & Stripes Bike Parade & Rodeo
5:30 pm

Join us for the annual Kids’ Spokes and Stripes Bike Parade and Rodeo on Salem Common. Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or trailer with patriotic…

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Wednesday, Jul 3
Swampscott Fireworks Cruise with Mahi Cruises
7:30 pm

Check out the Swampscott Fireworks from the deck of the Hannah Glover with Mahi Cruises.

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Thursday, Jul 4
Salem Celebrates the Fourth

Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. when Kids’ Space opens, an area filled with free face painting, games, and crafts for little ones. Also at 5:00…

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Thursday, Jul 4
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
9:00 am

Join Mayor Driscoll on Salem Common at 9:00 a.m. for the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Erik Rodenheiser will read the document. Bob Kendall…

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Thursday, Jul 4
Fourth Annual Pizza Eating Contest
12:00 pm

Are you a fast eater? Prove it at the Fourth Annual 4th of July Pizza eating contest. It’s one pizza, and whoever eats it the…

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Thursday, Jul 4
Mahi Cruises Marblehead Fireworks Cruise on Finback
8:00 pm

Check out the Marblehead Fireworks from the deck of Finback. Purchase tickets in advance at MahiCruises.com.

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Saturday, Jul 6
1630’s Printing Demo at The House of the Seven Gables
10:00 am

Today’s rabble rousers, insurrectionists and politicians use Twitter to get the message out. Back in Revolutionary times, they used engraving tools, acid, ink and copper…

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Friday, Jul 12
SNOW WHITE Presented by Kaleidoscope Theater
10:00 am

Amazing things happen when Snow White finds the little cottage in the woods. Come along as Snow White discovers that true love is the most…

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Friday, Jul 19
RAPUNZEL presented by Kaleidoscope Theater
10:00 am

Rapunzel is a magical children’s theatre musical based upon the famous fairytale where a young girl is kept in a tower by a comical and…

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August 2019

Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Heritage Days at the Witch House

Visit the Witch House during Salem Heritage Days for colonial games and children’s stories, along with an interactive exhibit.

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Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Maritime Festival
10:00 am

Hosted by the National Park Service, the Salem Maritime Festival takes place on the historic wharves and grounds of Salem Maritime National Historic Site on…

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Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Willows Firemen’s Muster
12:00 pm

Visit Salem Willows for the annual firemen’s muster as part of Salem Heritage Days.

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Friday, Aug 9
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD presented by Kaleidoscope Theater
10:00 am

This musical adaptation of the familiar children’s theatre fairy tale has audience involvement and participation galore! From a unique beginning to a fun-filled happy ending,…

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Sunday, Aug 11
18th Annual Phillips House Car Meet
12:00 pm

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…

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Friday, Aug 16
CINDERELLA presented by Kaleidoscope Theater
10:00 am

The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella’s gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball!…

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Friday, Aug 23
Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”
10:00 am

Aladdin, a kind but wily, street urchin, falls in love with beautiful Princess Jasmine, who he knows is waaaaay out of his league. It just…

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Saturday, Aug 24
Antique & Classic Boat Festival
11:00 am

You don’t get to see boats like this every day!  See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats from 1900-1960s.  Meet skippers…

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September 2019

Saturday, Sep 14
Witch City Kitty
10:00 am

Witch City Kitty is an event dedicated to cats and the people that love them. This one-day pop-up fair in the heart of Salem, MA…

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Saturday, Sep 14
Salem Spice Festival
12:00 pm

Come celebrate Salem’s four hundred year history of spices, herbs and tea. Vendors, music and seventeenth century recipes! Free admission, donations encouraged!

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Saturday, Sep 21
Wicked Half Marathon
7:00 am

This will be the 13th Annual Wicked USATF Certified half marathon in historic Salem, MA. Participants will have a 4 hour time cap to complete…

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Saturday, Sep 28
Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
11:00 am

Food Truck Festivals of America is coming to Salem Common for this year’s Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Featuring some of the area’s…

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October 2019

Thursday, Oct 3
24th Annual Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
6:30 pm

The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 24th Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade! This time honored kick off…

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Friday, Oct 4
Lanterns in the Village
7:00 pm

Pumpkins, storytelling, and hot cocoa.

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Wednesday, Oct 16
Wicked Wednesdays at the Phillips House
2:00 pm

Get wicked at Phillips House as part of Haunted Happenings family-friendly events. Ticket includes historic games, fall crafts, a Story Walk, and a family-themed tour…

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Sunday, Oct 20
“Little Munsters” Hotel Bash
3:00 pm

Be our guests as we present fun and activities for the “Little Munsters” in your family.  We’ll do jokes, we’ll do tricks, and we’ll have…

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