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Downtown Salem is a Year-Round Destination

From tasting ice cream to dancing in the streets, Salem Main Streets is involved with bringing events into the downtown year-round.


Salem Main Streets Events Include:

Salem’s So Sweet

Salem Arts Festival

Salem Farmers’ Market

Salem Ice Scream Bowl

Mayor’s Night Out

Salem Winter Market

Holiday Tree Lighting

Santa’s Arrival at the Hawthorne

Holiday Window Contest

New Year’s Eve Salem


Other SMS Supported Events

Restaurant Week

Salem Film Fest

Mass Poetry Festival

Salem Maritime Festival

Salem Heritage Days

Haunted Happenings

Salem Chamber of Commerce: Biz Baz and Essex Street Fair

Salem Lit Fest


Other Great Events Around Salem

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Trails and Sails


Walks and Races

Frosty Four New Years Day Race

Walk for HAWC

NSMC Cancer Walk

Witches Cup Bicycle Race

Wicked Half Marathon

Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler

Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run


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