Salem Weekend at a Glance: May 14-16, 2021

May 11, 2021

All events run Friday-Sunday. all-day Massachusetts Poetry Festival The Massachusetts Poetry Festival is a biennial poetry festival, showcasing poetry readings and workshops, a small press…

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Three-Day Spring in Salem, MA Itinerary

May 10, 2021

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Salem! Most of our seasonal attractions reopen for the season in April (with harbor tours opening up mid-May)…

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Where to Buy a Mask in Salem, Massachusetts

May 5, 2021

Salem’s shops are stocked with locally made masks featuring unique prints and enhanced designs for comfort and convenience. We recommend packing a mask or two…

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How to Get Involved with Essex Heritage This Summer in Salem, MA

May 3, 2021

by Cheri Grishin As the non-profit management organization for the federally designated Essex National Heritage Area, the Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) offers many…

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3 Harbor Cruises to Take This Summer in Salem, Massachusetts

May 2, 2021

With summer comes plenty of opportunity to spend time on the water in Salem, Massachusetts! For summer 2021, be sure to bring your mask/face covering…

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Find the perfect gift in Salem, MA
Salem, Massachusetts Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 13, 2021

Salem’s shops are all ready for Mother’s Day! Find gifts for mom in downtown Salem or by shopping locally online. Visit store websites or follow…

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The Massachusetts Poetry Festival Returns May 13-16, 2021

April 9, 2021

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival returns to Salem (and virtually) May 13-16, 2021! This year’s festival marks its return to Salem since its 10-year anniversary event…

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Which Salem Walking Tour Should I Take?

April 9, 2021

One of the best ways to see Salem, Massachusetts and learn about local history is on foot with a guided walking tour around town. Salem…

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Salem, Massachusetts Awakens this Spring with Seasonal Reopenings & Outdoor Dining

March 30, 2021

After a long tough winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants and businesses in Salem, Massachusetts will reopen their doors for the season on…

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Salem Maritime History Walk

March 19, 2021

Follow along on a self-guided walk through Salem’s maritime history. This walk begins at the Peabody Essex Museum at 161 Essex Street and finishes at…

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St. Patrick’s Day in Salem, MA

March 16, 2021

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Salem, MA? Find drinks specials, traditional corned beef dinners, and more at these local restaurants: Regatta Pub at the Salem…

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Salem Ancestry Days

March 14, 2021

Save the date! Salem Ancestry Days return April 29-May 2, 2022.  Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours,…

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Spring in Salem, MA

March 10, 2021

Spring into your next visit to Salem, Massachusetts with family fun at our museums and attractions, new art exhibitions, outdoor walking tours, and so much…

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5 Lighthouses to See in and Around Salem, Massachusetts

March 8, 2021

Lighthouses in Salem, Massachusetts have served the town since the 17th century in helping ships safely access the harbor. Here are lighthouses downtown and in…

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The Tea Lover’s Guide to Salem, Massachusetts

February 1, 2021

Whether you’re shopping local for a new mug, or sampling new loose leaf teas to try at home, Salem, Massachusetts has plenty of ways to…

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Salem's So Sweet ice sculptures
Experience the Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival, February 1-14, 2021

February 1, 2021

This year’s Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival takes place February 1-14, 2021 all around downtown Salem, Massachusetts! This annual event has been…

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