Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Salem Celebrates the Fourth of July

Salem Massachsuetts Celebrates the Fourth of July Independence Day Fireworks

Join the City of Salem at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a 4th of July Celebration! The evening includes live music by the 42-piece Hillyer Festival Orchestra and Fireworks starting after dark from Derby Wharf.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 4pm

Salem Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade in Salem Massachusetts

The Salem MA Memorial Day Parade Schedule is as follows:

  • 10am - Free trolley ride from the VFW to Commercial Street for any veteran who is unable to walk.
  • 10:15am - All marching organizations will marshal on Commercial Street.
  • 10:30 am - Parade departs from Commercial Street.
  • 11:00 am - Memorial Day ceremony at Green Lawn cemetery. Guest speaker is USMC LtCol Michael Hunter.
  • 12:30 - (Approx.) Collation at the VFW, 95 Derby Street. All are welcome to attend.
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:30am
Downtown Salem

April Vacation at PEM

Kids are invited to the PEM for April Vacation

Looking for stuff to do during April Vacation on the North Shore? Peabody Essex Museum has a fabulous line-up of fun activities, workshops and tours for kids and families. There are story times, drop-in art making, artist demonstrations, hands-on workshops and community art happening Tuesday-Thursday!  All activities are included in the price of admission, so pack up the gang and come to the museum! Check the links below for activities for that day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Thursday, April 23, 2015 10am - 4pm

Wood Shop at PEM

Learn wood shop basics at this PEM workshop!

PEM hosts a Saturday workshop to teach families the basics of wood working! Teacher, woodworker and jack-of-all-trades “Handy Tam” shows you how to hammer, clamp, saw and paint your own wooden creations in the create space in the museum.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 10AM - 4PM

Distractology in Salem

Salem High Students are encouraged to take the Distractology course o

Gerald T. McCarthy Insurance Agency is proud to bring the state-of-the-art Distractology 101 tour to Salem High School! Salem high Students are encouraged to take this program to understand the dangers of driving and the unneccesary dangers of driving while distracted. Distractology 101 is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insurance Foundation to teach new drivers the dangers of distracted driving. Unfortunately, we live under the assumption that it’s OK to drive around with cell phones stuck to our ears, texts flying and burgers balanced on the wheel. Here’s the cold, harsh truth: it’s not OK. 

Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3, 2015 7:30am-3:30 p.m.
Salem High School

Poetry Slam at Salem Public Library

Celebrate Poetry month with a poetry slam at Salem Public Library!

Salem Library's First Friday event in April is going to be *snaps* way groovy! Join Ms. Lauren on April 3rd at 3:30pm for a Poetry Slam - read some poems, write your own, and enjoy some cocoa and marshmallows! All ages & parents invited, no registration required!

Friday, April 3, 2015 3:30-4:15pm
Salem Public Library

Easter Egg Hunt on Pickering Wharf

Pickering Wharf for the annual Easter Egg Hunt with The Easter Bunny

Hop on down to Pickering Wharf for the annual Easter Egg Hunt with The Easter Bunny and a special appearance by Elsa from Frozen! Bring the family along for a fun filled time. The hunt starts 1 p.m. at The Happy Sunflower and continues along the Wharf. At 2 p.m., photos with The Easter Bunny in front of The Happy Sunflower until 3 p.m. Ages 8 and under please.

Candy for egg hunt is donated so there may be some with nuts.

Saturday, April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm Egg hunt starts at 1 p.m.
Happy Sunflower

Learning by Design at PEM

 Learning by Design  Studio Discoveries at Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum invites kids to design, construct and explore at the intersection of art and architecture at this studio discoveries session. Learning By Design provides design education to kids and adults at BSA SPACE, home to the Boston Society of Architects and the BSA Foundation.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1-3pm

Lunar New Year at PEM

Celebrate Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year, at PEM in 2014

Join PEM as they celebrate the Lunar New Year!  2015 is the Year of the goat (or sheep) and PEM will host a day of family fun including traditional lion dances, a film set in Boston's Chinatown, sword play, traditional crafts and more! Join the festive mood in the Atrium — watch dance performances, create your own lucky lantern, hear some stories, experience traditional dance and performances, and take a family tour!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 10AM - 4PM

Peabody Essex Museum: February School Vacation Week

PEM in Salem Massachusetts family fun for February vacation

Peabody Essex Museum has a great lineup of activities scheduled for February vacation. Visit the museum and enjoy, explore, and create unique art experiences, take part in secret activities and blaze a trail through the museum! Enjoy a week of experimenting and discovering.

Monday, February 16 to Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10am - 5pm
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