Witch City 5K

Run through boo-tiful historic Salem! Get your best running costume ready for this annual Salem Haunted Happenings Event. A great way to begin your day…

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Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House

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

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Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October 10, 17 and 24 we’ll…

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Mayor’s Night Out

Kids come trick-or-treating with Mayor Driscoll. Meet us at the East India Fountain at 5:30 pm. We will trick-or-treat up and down the pedestrian mall,…

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3rd Annual Salem Food Truck Festival

The Salem Food Truck Festival is back! Bigger and better, this year the festival will feature 45 of the area’s top food trucks! Held on…

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Sail on Schooner Fame

In honor of our partners at Essex Heritage, we are offering a free sail on the Schooner FAME! FAME is a full-scale replica of a…

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Salem’s Bark Ranger History Walk

Starting in the back of the Narbonne House (71 Essex Street), we will walk our dogs to the Derby Lighthouse and back. Along the way…

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Lady of Salem Maritime Public Art Celebration

Salem is “Looking Up”! Enjoy a community public art display of over twenty whimsically decorated ship’s figureheads adorning downtown Salem through a self-guided tour brochure…

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Little Voices, Big Ideas: Celebrating Kid Power

From entrepreneurs to activists, kids around the world are proving that you don’t have to be big to have a big impact. Get inspired by…

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Hocus Pocus
Winter Island Drive-In: Hocus Pocus

The last Winter Island Drive-In of the season is Hocus Pocus! See the hit 1993 Disney film set in Salem (and celebrate its 30th anniversary)…

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Maritime History Family Adventure Paddle

Back by popular demand! The National Park Service at Salem Maritime is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and…

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Turtle’s Wetland Quest

Visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a lively puppet show celebrating the joys of nature! “Turtle’s Wetland Quest” is an engaging story told through…

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Working Horn with Chuck Walker

Join educator Chuck Walker as he shares the arts and mysteries of working with horn.  This staple material was used throughout the colonial period to…

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Betsy Miller & Matthew Cumbie, “The (still perfectly fine) Adventures of Unicorn Hair + Dragon Heartstring”

This dynamic duo combines the whimsy of fairytales, whacky fames and stories, and contemporary dance in their improvisational performances. Experience a wildly playful theatrical experience…

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Kids Night

NEW THIS YEAR the Salem YMCA is joining forces with the Salem Education Foundation to transform the Salem Common into a paradise for children with…

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Movie on the Common: “A Wrinkle in Time”

Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie (A Wrinkle in Time). The Salem Common Neighborhood Association will have refreshments available for…

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