Salem Weekend at a Glance: May 7-9, 2021

May 6, 2021

Friday, May 7 all-day Salem State Spring Dance Festival Spend some time at Salem State’s Spring Dance Film Festival, featuring work by Salem State dance…

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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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Salem Arts Festival – Social Distance Edition

May 31, 2020

The Salem Arts Festival returns this year with special socially distanced programming devoted to the arts in our community. Although gathering in person isn’t possible…

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House of the Seven Gables
Virtual Experiences in Salem, Massachusetts

March 25, 2020

Experience Salem, Massachusetts online with virtual programming hosted by some of our museums and attractions. Check the list below to see what’s happening online from…

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Parking Options for #newPEM & Food Trucks, September 28-29

September 9, 2019

The final weekend of September 2019 will feature both the grand opening of the much-anticipated expansion of the Peabody Essex Museum and, just one block…

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The Salem Spice Festival Returns September 14

August 29, 2019

Hosted by the City of Salem, the Salem Spice Festival celebrates nearly four centuries of Salem’s history of herbs, teas and spices. The festivities take…

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Party on the Bridge this September

August 14, 2019

This September, join the Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood Association and Monsterrat College for a family-friendly block party in Remond Park! The fun begins on September…

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Experience Summer in Salem, Massachusetts

July 30, 2019

Destination Salem recently hosted a “Summer in Salem, MA” experience for New England travel and lifestyle bloggers, and it was such a great day, we…

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5 Green Spaces to Explore in Salem, Massachusetts

June 28, 2019

Get outside at one of the many green spaces around downtown Salem. Pack a picnic lunch, go for a walk or run along the waterfront,…

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Salem State Celebrates Earth Days Week, April 8-12, 2019

April 4, 2019

Salem State University is celebrating its 16th year of Earth Days Week events in 2019! This year’s theme “Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change: Critical…

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How to Visit Salem’s Historic Cemeteries

February 13, 2019

Please note: Charter Street Cemetery  may be closed for restoration work during 2021. Visit for more information. Salem’s earliest cemeteries were established in the…

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17th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival

January 17, 2019

Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 17th annual Salem’s So…

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A Day in Salem for $50 or Less

August 17, 2017

A day-trip to Salem doesn’t have to break the bank. From free events and tours to reasonably priced attractions and restaurants, there is so much…

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Salem Heritage Trail
See the Sights from Salem’s Heritage Trail

June 12, 2017

Salem’s Red Line – or Heritage Trail – exists to guide visitors between historic sites and destinations. Intended to inspire self-guided exploration, there are a…

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Happy Birthday to the National Park Service!

August 23, 2016

As part of the 100th birthday celebration for the National Parks, Salem Maritime National Historic Site is having a number of special events! Schedule of…

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