Salem’s So Sweet – Ice Sculpture Illumination

February 3, 2021

For the sixth year, we will be illuminating all the ice sculptures on the Saturday evening of Salem’s So Sweet! Come watch Retonica’s beautiful lighting…

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Salem’s So Sweet on Derby Street

January 28, 2021

Celebrate Salem’s So Sweet on Derby Street with a unique ice sculpture and small-business shopping events! Ice Sculpture Viewing: Sculptures will be installed around Salem…

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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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Side Ways Salem

August 26, 2020

by Susanna Baird Out-of-towners in hand, I love to show off Salem. We visit the Peabody Essex Museum, we visit the Salem Witch Museum, we…

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Salem Farmers Market Opens June 11 at the Bentley School Lot

June 2, 2020

The Salem Farmers Market returns for its 12th season at a new, temporary location at the Bentley School parking lot, Thursdays 3-7 pm June 11-October…

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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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3 Gardens to Visit in Salem, Massachusetts

May 29, 2020

Salem, Massachusetts has no shortage of ways to explore our historic seaport outdoors. From the walk along Derby Wharf on Salem Maritime National Historic Site…

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Salem, Massachusetts Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Meetings

April 10, 2020

Add a little “Salem” to your next Zoom meeting with these backgrounds! Just save the photos and upload them as a virtual background for your…

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Belle and Tipper Salem 2011_Barb Swartz
Pet Friendly Salem, MA

March 22, 2020

Planning a visit to Salem, MA with your entire family (pets included)? There are plenty of ways to experience Salem with your pet, from pet-friendly…

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5 Must-Do’s During Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival

January 13, 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Salem with the sweetest event of the year during the 18th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival! The…

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Charter Street Cemetery
Charter Street Cemetery Closed for Restoration Work June 1-October 2020

September 11, 2019

 Charter Street Cemetery will be closed for restoration work June 1-October 2020 for landscape restoration and improvements including the installation of new pathways, lighting and…

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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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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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Essex Heritage Launches New Harbor Tours to Misery Island

June 26, 2019

Essex Heritage is offering two new harbor tours this summer in addition to their Boat Tours to Bakers Island Light Station! The Island Hops Tour…

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