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 www.witchescup.com.
Thursday, Aug. 8
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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 www.salem.com.