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Salem Heritage Days return August 1-7 with a full week of non-stop fun and special events celebrating Salem.
There will be musical entertainment at the Salem Willows Shell with an opportunity to enjoy the Salem Community Concert Band and Community Jazz Band under the direction of Cynthia Napierkowski on the night of Monday August 1, the North Shore Concert Band on Tuesday night August 2, and on Sunday August 7 there will be a host of DJ’s, VJ’s and live electronic music.
The week also includes several events exclusively for older adults, including an ice cream social, a barbeque at Winter Island, and a Masquerade Ball.
The Salem Police Department and Fire Department have been hard at work organizing Public Safety Day, an annual event designed to promote positive community relationships with public safety officers. There will be lots of DPW and public safety vehicles for youngsters to explore, a K-9 demonstration, and a Salem Police & Firefighters vs. Salem Youth basketball game. The event also features over 60 tables and tents set up by different organizations, social service agencies, and local businesses offering information and many free give-a-ways. This event is a great way for residents to engage with public safety officials and local organizations.
Other events during the week include the very popular Ice Cream Tasting and movie in the Common on Wednesday August 3 and family bingo night on Friday August 6 at Charlotte Forten Park.
Newly added to Heritage Days this year is the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival. The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival has always been about bringing great music to the people of Salem, so they are bringing the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival downtown this year for Heritage Days, with a special one-day event on Salem Common on August 6 from noon to 8pm.