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February 2020

Sunday, Feb 23
Leslie’s Retreat
11:15 am

The third annual Leslie’s Retreat community re-enactment commemorates Col. Alexander Leslie’s tense stand-off with local militiamen at the bridge over Salem’s North River on February…

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March 2020

Sunday, Mar 15
Salem Restaurant Week

Salem Restaurant Week gives customers a chance to (re)connect with their favorite restaurant or try someplace new. Restaurant Week features several of Salem’s best restaurants…

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Friday, Mar 20
Salem Film Fest

The largest all-documentary film festival in Massachusetts returns to Salem for its 13th season. For seven days, attendees have the opportunity to view more than…

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Sunday, Mar 29
Salem Women’s History Day

Celebrate Salem Women’s History Day with special events and programming from local museums and historic sites like The House of the Seven Gables, the Witch…

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April 2020

Sunday, Apr 26
Walk for HAWC
10:30 am

Step up for survivors, and join Healing Abuse Working for Change for the Walk for HAWC. This uplifting community event benefits domestic violence survivors on…

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May 2020

Friday, May 1
Salem Ancestry Days

Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate their ancestral and immigrant connections to Salem, Massachusetts during the first annual Salem Ancestry Days celebration, which will…

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June 2020

Friday, Jun 5
Salem Arts Festival

The Salem Arts Festival celebrates the arts in all its forms: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theater, poetry, culinary,…

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July 2020

Saturday, Jul 4
Salem Celebrates the Fourth

2020 details will be announced this summer, see information from 2019 below.  Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. when Kids’ Space opens, an area filled with…

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August 2020

Saturday, Aug 1
Salem Heritage Days

Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street…

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September 2020

Friday, Sep 11
Salem Literary Festival

Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Literary Festival was founded by Beth Simpson in 2008 as an extension of the events she created for the…

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Friday, Sep 18
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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Sunday, Sep 27
Salem Spirits Trolley
12:30 pm

Salem Spirits Trolley welcomes locals and visitors to come aboard and experience and learn about historic Salem’s thriving craft scene with tastings at our local…

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October 2020

Thursday, Oct 1
25th Annual Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
6:30 pm

The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 25th Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade! This time honored kick off…

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Saturday, Oct 17
Witch City 5K
9:00 am

Run through the haunted streets of Salem with ghouls, ghosts and goblins in this community favorite 5K event that takes place during the most fun…

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November 2020

Friday, Nov 27
Santa’s Arrival & Holiday Tree Lighting
6:00 pm

Join Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem as we combine two of our most beloved annual traditions – Santa’s Arrival and the lighting of…

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