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August 1, 2013

Heritage Days highlights

Saturday, Aug. 3

Salem Maritime Festival, noon to 4 p.m., Derby Wharf. Free family activities include harbor cruises, traditional craft demonstrations, seaside kite flying and a “Muck Walk.” Explore the Friendship of Salem and visiting vessels. Music throughout the day.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Tour-A-Truck, 10 a.m. to noon, Salem Willows. Children can climb and explore the insides of all kinds of big trucks.

Monday, Aug. 5

Salem’s Best Pizza Competition, 5 to 7 p.m., Salem Common. Decide which Salem restaurant has the best pizza. Awards for the top adults’ and kids’ pick. $5 adults, $3 kids.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Ice Scream Bowl, 6 to 7 p.m., Salem Common. Sample flavors from North Shore’s ice cream shops and restaurants. $5 adults, $3 kids. Proceeds benefit Salem Park & Recreation programs and Salem’s July 4 celebration.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Witches Cup Bike Race, 4 to 8 p.m., Salem Common. Professional and amateur bicycle riders, both men and women, compete in races around the Common. Hospitality tent offering craft beer and soft drinks. More information at

Thursday, Aug. 8

Farmers Market,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 3 to 7 p.m., Derby Square.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Roaring ‘20s’ Senior Dinner Dance, 4 to 7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 50 Grove St. Salem’s seniors are invited to an evening of dinner and dancing. Tickets $5 ($6 with transportation), available until Aug. 1 at Council on Aging, 978-744-0924.

Friday, Aug. 9

Kids Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Salem Common. Moon bounces, rides, games and arts & crafts. $3 per child will pay for unlimited rides. Rain location: Salem YMCA, Sewall Street.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Essex Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Essex Street pedestrian mall. Crafts, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, sidewalk sales and food vendors.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Phillips House 12th Annual Antique Car Meet, noon to 3 p.m., 34 Chestnut St. Vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street. Also see the Phillips family’s collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows and a Model A Ford. Free.

A complete calendar of events is available at

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