Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Trick or Treat on the Wharf

Come to Pickering Wharf in Salem for a test run Trick or TreaT

Come to Pickering Wharf for this annual event that is free, and open to the public. Children can give the costume a test run on Friday, October 24th at Pickering Wharf in Salem. Parents with children in costume, ages 14 and under are encouraged to visit all stores in Pickering Wharf with balloons outside their doors from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No tricks, just treats!

Friday, October 24, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
Pickering Wharf

Haunted Happenings Carnival

Enjoy the sideshow atmosphere of the The Haunted Happenings Carnival in Salem

Come try your skill at games on the arcade, ride the Ferris wheel and enjoy unique fair-style food  in a fun carnival atmosphere of the annual Haunted Happenings Carnival! There's fun for the whole family. Rides are a Fiesta Shows Production!  This year's Carnival is located on Derby Street.

Weekends Through October 26, 2014 1-10pm
Weekdays through October 31, 2014 3-9pm
Downtown Salem

Haunted Harbor Cruise

Come learn about the haunted happenings of Salem Sound on this 1½ hour cruise.

Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters invites you to come learn about the haunted happenings of Salem Sound on this 1½ hour cruise through Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and the remote Misery Islands.  Passengers will enjoy this fun-filled and informative trip filled with face painting, fortune telling, spooky photo opportunities, and a professional story teller spinning tails of local pirates, haunted islands, and living monsters who wreak havoc on local ships to this very day! Full Bar and grill on every cruise-hot beverages (and cider!) available! Too Scary for you?  Try our Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise!

Daily through October 31, 2014 3pm, 5pm or 7pm

Salem Zombie Walk

The Salem Zombie Walk is a fun time for all, and kinda scary!

The Salem Zombiewalk has been an annual event for a number of years. This is a great family-friendly event of a genre that incorporates all aspects of life, or rather, undead that takes place in Halloweentown, USA during Halloween Season. Prior to the Zombiewalk, participants gather at Collins Cove Park for some field day activities, last minute costume tweaks and alterations, and of course to admire other lovers of the Zombie theme. Pets are welcome, so long as they are crowd friendly and well-behaved (and don't mind Zombies). Details are on the official flyer, please look for it on Facebook, and share the event. Any inquiries can be sent to

Saturday, October 11, 2014 3:30 Zombie Kickball, Walk at 4:30pm

Professor Wunder's School of Magic!

Professor Wunder's Magic Show is a kid friendly exploration of Magic!

Come to the Gallows Hill: The Witchcraft and Ghost Experience for a kid-friendly magic show that is guaranteed to make your kids laugh and have fun. This special show is just for families and children who want to enjoy Salem without being scared! Meet a friendly wizard as he takes you through the wonderful world of magic, wizardry and Halloween fun! A live, interactive stage show for the whole family, with magic, comedy, audience participation and some fun special effects. Children’s admission includes a magical glow ring! You can take pictures with Professor Wunders after the show.

Sundays thorugh October 26, 2014 11am

Haunted Movies on the Common: Hocus Pocus

Does a Witch deserve a second chance on Halloween? Find out in Salem!

Grab a blanket and the kids and head over to Salem Common at dusk for an outdoor showing of some favorite family-friendly movies that will get you in the mood for a spooktacular Halloween!  Each weekend Radio 92.9 will sponsor a different movie through October, so come to one or all!

Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:30pm
Salem Common

Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise

See North Shore Fall Foliage from the water on this lighthouse tour!

Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters invites you to take in the changing colors of fall by boat on a cruise out of Salem Massachusetts Harbor. Passengers will visit out five historic lighthouses during this 14-mile harbor loop through Beverly, Manchester, Salem & Marblehead. This 2 hour tour gets you up close to view the lighthouses from the water, and gives you a brand new perspective on the splendor of the North Shore's changing fall foliage.

Daily through October 31, 2013 10:30am-12:30pm

Salem Open Market

The Salem Open Market runs on weekendsduring the last 3 weeks of October!

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could possibly make Salem’s October Haunted Happenings even better? How about the Salem Open Market flying in with a hauntingly cool open-air arts market!

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, October 10-26, 2014
Essex Street Hours are 11am-10pm
Downtown Salem

Salem in 1630: Pioneer Village

Visit Salem MA for Pioneer Village: Salem 1630 for trails & Sails

Take a guided tour of the recreated village of Salem in 1630. Learn about the landing of the Winthrop fleet and lives of the early colonists.This tour of the 1630 Pioneer Village has fascinating insight into the lives of the Puritans that sailed from England to New England in 1630. Learn the history of these men, women, children and their relationships with the Native Tribes surrounding them.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM
Forest River Park

Gardens by the Sea

Come to the House of Seven Gables for a Trails & Sails event that focuses on the

House of Seven Gables hosts a Trails & Sails 2014 tour that focuses on the gardens and how they change seasonally! Join The House of the Seven Gables for a fabulous talk by Robyn Kanter to learn about The Gables' historic garden. Robyn Kanter, of Kanter Design Associates, worked under Dan Foley, landscape architect and horticulturist, when he relandscaped the Gables' garden and has remained true to its vision. She will tell the story of a garden that is one of the oldest on the North Shore, and arguably one of the oldest anywhere that has remained virtually unchanged by time and fashion.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 2-4pm
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