, Salem, MA


May 28, 2010

Boats, bands and more at Salem Heritage Days

Before Halloween tourists take over Salem, the city invites its residents — and others from around the North Shore — to enjoy Salem Heritage Days, Aug. 6 through 15.

Salem Heritage Days kicks off with the popular Maritime Festival, run by the National Park Service. Activities continue through the week and into the next weekend, culminating with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Essex Street Fair.

In between those events will be the Mayor's Night Out Restaurant Sampler (Aug. 9) and the Ice Scream Bowl (Aug. 10).

Other Heritage Days events include Salem Senior Recognition Days, window box and traffic island beautification awards, Salem Farmers Market, a best pizza competition, Movie on the Common — After Dark, Kids Night, and a Salem Jazz and Soul Festival/Berklee College of Music Summer Series mini-concert.

Activities will take place at locations around the city, including the Essex Street pedestrian mall, Salem Common, Derby Square and Derby Wharf, said Jennifer Bell of Salem Main Streets.

Rinus Oosthoek, Salem Chamber of Commerce's executive director, predicted Heritage Days' first weekend — the Maritime Festival — will be more eventful than last year, due to a $22,000 grant the National Parks Service received.

A portion of the money will be used to help pay for two replica schooners — the Thomas E. Lannon out of Gloucester and Salem's Fame — to take visitors for sails around the harbor.

"The goal is to really grow (Heritage Days) back into a bigger event," said Oosthoek, who has been with the chamber four years.

Oosthoek said he will be at all events, as part of his job, but he and his wife will especially enjoy the return of Entrain, a band from Martha's Vineyard that plays a mix of rock, blues, calypso, zydeco, jazz and funk. Entrain will play at Derby Wharf on Aug. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.


What: Salem Heritage Days

Where: Locations around downtown Salem

When: Aug. 6 through 15

Cost: Free, some events require admission fee

More information:

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • 140725_ET_PBI_MBRALLY_1.jpg PHOTO SLIDESHOW: MARKET BASKET RALLY Thousands of people converged at the site of the Tewksbury store this morning for another rally by employees and supporters who feel disenfranchised by the ouster of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by the company board of directors led by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas.

    July 25, 2014

  • Hamilton church volunteers assaulted in Guatemala

    A local church group returning to Guatemala City airport after eight days of mission work was attacked Tuesday.

    July 25, 2014

  • BREAKING: Market Basket board to consider sale to Arthur T. Demoulas

    BOSTON — Market Basket’s board of directors this afternoon announced it will consider offers to buy the company, including that from ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. His offer will be considered “along with any other offers previously received and to b

    July 25, 2014 7 Stories

  • Drama builds today in Market Basket saga

    July 25, 2014

  • 140721_GT_MSP_MARKETBASKET_04 [Duplicate] Ousted CEO bids for Market Basket Arthur T. Demoulas' offer to buy the rest of the supermarket chain embroiled in a widespread protest and boycott was met with elation, and then a reality check, protest organizers said Thursday. Demoulas announced his offer Wednesday night, though he

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo