54th Annual Salem Maritime Festival
Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 3, 2013, hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and is followed by Schooner Fame harbor cruises! Celebrate four centuries of Salem maritime history on Derby Wharf in Salem!
Radio controlled boats, face painting and kite-making are some of the children's activities that will take place on the historic wharves. There's an entire Children's tent of fun crafts to do. Kids can also tour the tall ship Friendship, and earn Junior Ranger badges by participating in scavenger hunts and other fun activities. On Derby Street, Nolan Draft Horses will be providing horse-drawn wagon rides with Gary and Ralph, the Clydesdales. On the Derby Wharf beach, the Salem Sound Coastwatch will sponsor a Muck Walk. Learn about life at low tide in Salem Harbor. Boots will be provided.