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August 2018

Saturday, Aug 25
36th Annual 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. Meet skippers and crews…

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September 2018

Saturday, Sep 22
Wicked Half Marathon
7:00 am

Take part in the 11th Annual Wicked in historic downtown Salem. Runners can participate in the USATF Certified Half Marathon, and participants have four hours…

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Saturday, Sep 22
Salem’s Bark Ranger History Walk
5:00 pm

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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October 2018

Saturday, Oct 13
Witch City 5K
9:00 am

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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Saturday, Oct 27
Creepy Clown 3.33 Miler
8:00 am

Join in the costume fun in the Halloween Capital of the World! New this year is a 3.33 Miler for runners who want the same…

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November 2018

Thursday, Nov 22
15th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run
8:00 am

The 15th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run will be held on Thanksgiving morning November 22, starting at 8:00 am. Please join us as the…

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December 2018

Sunday, Dec 9
Festivus 5K for Autism
10:00 am

Festivus 5K (F5K) for Autism is a yearly Festivus-themed holiday race through historic Salem. The event is sponsored by Friends of Northshore Education Consortium. To…

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January 2019

Tuesday, Jan 1
12th Annual Wicked Frosty Four
10:00 am

Run in the 12th Annual Wicked Frosty Four Miler (Rain, Snow, Nor’easter, Blizzard, or Shine) on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 10:00 am! Course: Very…

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Tuesday, Jan 1
First Day Hike
12:00 pm

On January 1, 2019, the National Park Service, the City of Salem, Essex National Heritage Commission, Eastern National, Mass in Motion, and the Salem Historical…

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February 2019

Saturday, Feb 9
Salem’s So Sweet Ice Sculptures Around Town

Every year, we install 20+ beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem starting February 9. Some of the previous sculptures have included a Dragon, a…

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March 2019

Saturday, Mar 9
Black Cat 10 & 20 Miler
8:00 am

The Black Cat 10 and 20 Miler is in its 8th year! The 10 mile event makes for a great winter goal and the 20…

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April 2019

Tuesday, Apr 2
World Autism Day Walk
6:00 pm

All are welcome to join the Festivus 5K team in a family-friendly walk around the common to mark World Autism Day. The day of observance…

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Saturday, Apr 13
Anniversary of the First Muster
11:00 am

The AHAC participates in the parade and ceremony commemorating the Anniversary of the country’s first muster in 1637 in Salem Massachusetts. Salem is the birthplace…

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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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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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Saturday, Aug 10
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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Sunday, Aug 11
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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Sunday, Aug 11
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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Sunday, Aug 18
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, Aug 18
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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Sunday, Aug 18
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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