Sep 302009

Haunted Happenings officially kicks off with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Grand Parade Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Shetland Park at 6:30 p.m. this year honoring Former Police Chief St. Pierre as a “Local Hero.” It promises to be full of fantastic costumes, bands and floats. This year’s theme is “A Night at the Museum.” If you can’t make it downtown turn on SATV to watch local live coverage of the parade. Salem Main Streets will be a co-host for the parade coverage. For more parade information go to the Salem Chamber of Commerce.

Friday is Mayor’s Night Out in Salem with free admission for Salem residents to several area museums and trick or treating at select downtown businesses. Participating museums range from the Salem Witch Museum to the House of the Seven Gables. Trick or Treating with the Mayor begins at 5:30 p.m. at the East India Fountain on Essex Street. For a full list of participating attractions and businesses go to the City of Salem website.

For a full list of Haunted Happenings Events in Salem go to Salem’s official Office of Tourism or to the Haunted Happenings Magazine at


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