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May 2019

Tuesday, May 7
Mahi Cruises Opening Day

Join Mahi Cruises as they open for the 2019 season! Sailing out of downtown Salem, Mahi offers an ever-changing variety of harbor cruises plus private…

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Saturday, May 11
Berklee Summer Concert Series with Sheila Del Bosque TRIO
5:00 pm

Born in Havana in 1994, Sheila del Bosque Fuentes is one of the most of in-demand young flutists in Cuba, having graduated with highest honors…

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Sunday, May 12
Sunset Sail Salem Opening Day

Join Sunset Sail Salem on their first sails of the season! Come sailing aboard the traditional Friendship sloop, WENONAH, or General Patton’s historic Schooner WHEN…

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Saturday, May 18
Schooner Fame Opening Day

Join Schooner Fame on their opening sails for the 2019 season! Our replica of the 1812 privateer FAME sails up to three times daily from…

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Saturday, May 18
Kids to Parks Day: Painting to Save the Sea
9:45 am

On this day, join the 1-million + people at hundreds of national, state, and local parks, and public lands across the country taking part in…

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June 2019

Saturday, Jun 1
Naumkeag 5K
11:00 am

Salem today would be almost unrecognizable to its seventeenth-century settlers. The magnificent feats of risk and development that took place over a short 400 years…

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Sunday, Jun 16
Father’s Day Cruise with Mahi Cruises
12:00 pm

Give your dad a reminder about how much he rocks this Father’s Day with a summertime cruise! Explore the Salem coastline and celebrate with your…

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Wednesday, Jun 19
Summer Solstice Yoga
6:30 pm

Join Rebel Yell Yoga and The Chaos Factor for another amazing Summer Solstice filled with yoga, herbalism, and magick on the ocean lawn of The…

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Sunday, Jun 23
North Shore Cancer Walk
8:00 am

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, friends, co-workers, teachers and students will wind their way along the 10K (6.2 mile) WALK route…

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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
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
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
Harbor Tales with Robert Booth
11:00 am

Join Essex Heritage and historian Robert Booth for an excursion into the history of Salem Harbor from Winter Island to Forest River. Come aboard Naumkeag…

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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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Thursday, Jul 4
Salem Fireworks Display on the Biergarten
9:00 pm

Psst: Salem Fireworks display from the Notch biergarten is AMAZING. Get here early to get your seat.

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Wednesday, Jul 10
Roses on The Roof!
6:30 pm

Kick back on The Roof, at The Hotel Salem, and enjoy spectacular views of historic Salem while you create a beautiful flower arrangement! Sip on…

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Thursday, Jul 11
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring HDRnB
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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Friday, Jul 12
Miles Over the Moon 4 Miler
8:00 pm

Miles Over the Moon is returning for its 9th fabulous year! Please join us for the 9th Annual Miles Over the Moon 4 Miler, a…

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Saturday, Jul 13
Paddle for Plummer
6:00 am

The 6th Annual Paddle for Plummer will be the best yet! Join us for a day full of energy, stoke, fun and fitness for a…

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Saturday, Jul 13
Berklee Summer Series in Derby Square
5:00 pm

Located in the heart of historic Salem, Massachusetts, Derby Square comes to life with live music from Berklee artists from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the…

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Thursday, Jul 18
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Tigerman Woah
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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Saturday, Jul 20
Educational Series: Featuring Raymond Bates with Mahi Cruises
10:30 am

Join us for our second addition to our new Educational Series on Saturday, July 20th 10:30am-12pm featuring Capt. Raymond H. Bates, Jr., driver, lobsterman, and…

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Saturday, Jul 20
The Eagle Has Landed
10:00 pm

Join us as the waning moon rises over Marblehead and reveals the Sea of Tranquility where 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take…

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Thursday, Jul 25
Wild Edibles at Bakers Island Light
11:00 am

Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen on a special edible excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

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Thursday, Jul 25
Winter Island Drive-in: The Nightmare Before Christmas
6:30 pm

Join the Creative Collective for the next Winter Island Drive-in featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas! See website for information on car passes or walk/bike in…

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Thursday, Jul 25
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Dubtone Allstars
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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August 2019

Thursday, Aug 1
Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island
11:00 am

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

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Thursday, Aug 1
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Safety
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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Sunday, Aug 4
Bridge & Back 10K
8:00 am

Run over the Beverly/Salem Bridge & Back! Registration info and details at bridgeandbackrace.com.

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Thursday, Aug 8
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Wood & Bone
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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Friday, Aug 9
Tall Ship Eagle in Salem

The United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle is sailing toward Salem this summer!  She will arrive mid-morning on Friday, August 9 and she will be in…

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Saturday, Aug 10
World War I Weekend at Bakers Island Light
10:30 am

Join Essex Heritage and on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 for a World War I Living History Weekend. With the outbreak of World…

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Thursday, Aug 15
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Krewe de Groove
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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Saturday, Aug 17
Pirate Pop-Up at Bakers Island!
10:30 am

Get ready for a swashbuckling good time aboard the Naumkeag as you travel to Bakers Island! Enjoy sea shanties and hear the chilling stories of…

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Saturday, Aug 17
The Salem Fairy Fest
11:00 am

On the weekend of August 17 & 18, the grassy area in front of 3 Hawthorne Boulevard will be transformed into a Fairy Wonderland. This…

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Wednesday, Aug 21
En Plein Air Painter’s Workshop at Bakers Island
10:00 am

We are pleased to offer an exceptional opportunity for beginner to intermediate level painters to capture the beauty of Bakers Island Light Station through the…

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Wednesday, Aug 21
Trees & Plants of Broad Street Cemetery: An Evening Stroll
6:30 pm

Come join us! Invite your friends and neighbors!! In 1910 city planner Harlan Kelsey called lower Broad Street the only properly parked neighborhood in the…

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Thursday, Aug 22
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Pier Ave
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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Friday, Aug 23
Swell Cruise with Night Shift Brewing on Mahi Cruises
7:00 pm

We’re hitting the open water for our newest beer release! Join us on 8/23 for the Swell Cruise hosted by us and Mahi Mahi Cruise…

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Friday, Aug 23
Derby Street Mile
7:00 pm

Join the Salem Park and Recreation in its 15th Annual Derby Street Mile Road Race. This fun, family, community driven event will take place on…

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Saturday, Aug 24
Meet the Keepers: Then & Now
10:30 am

Join us at Bakers Island Light Station during the weekend of August 24 & 25 and Meet the Keepers! Receive a special tour by current…

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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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Thursday, Aug 29
Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Rule of 3
7:30 pm

Nothing beats live music on the water! Dance under the stars everything Thursday night with a the best local bands on the North Shore! 21+…

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September 2019

Sunday, Sep 8
Salem Road Race
10:00 am

Run in the 3rd Annual Salem Road Race 10K presented by Notch Brewing! Registration includes a race hoodie & finisher medal plus a post-race block…

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Friday, Sep 20
Marine Science Experience: What is Marine Science & Why is It Important?
5:00 pm

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized. Salem State…

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Sunday, Sep 22
Sail on the Schooner Fame!
11:30 am

In honor of our partners at Essex Heritage, a free sail on FAME, a full-scale replica of a famous privateer that sailed from Salem during…

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Friday, Sep 27
Salem’s Golden Age
3:00 pm

On this walking tour, we’ll explore the landscapes and architecture created by the wealth of Salem’s storied maritime merchant era. We’ll visit the modern shops…

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Sunday, Sep 29
Trails & Sails

Discover special places in your backyard! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all…

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October 2019

Sunday, Oct 13
Bark Ranger Walk
8:45 am

Every Sunday morning meet Park Ranger Peter at “Waite and Peirce” at 193 Derby Street for this one mile walk. Join us for the eye…

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Sunday, Oct 13
Meters for Liters: Notch Brewing Sunday Series
11:30 am

Earn Notch swag when you complete 10 runs. Sundays: 5k/10k – You choose! This is not a race, just a chance to get out and…

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