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Come see the Princess Bride on the Gloucester Waterfront!
Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!
Location: Gloucester Harbor Walk
Have a chance to view and tour classic and antique boats in Salem with your fami
Come Down to the 35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival in Salem. See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. There will be boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, steel drums, the Blessing of the Fleet and more! $5 donation and children under 12 are free.
Location: Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
Enjoy an evening of fun, art & Music at the Salem Willows to wrap up Salem Heritage Days!
SALEM'S CHIPTUNE, ELECTRONICA & NOISE EXTRAVAGANZA. The 7th event combining the skills of local vj's, dj's & live electronic musicians. The extravaganza’s purpose is: “to showcase talent right here in Salem, the North Shore & Boston. To give a stage for new music that might otherwise be overlooked by the mainstream.”
Location: Salem Willows Park
Stop by the Salem Willows and have clowns make balloon figures for your children, get their face painted and let them be entertained by a special performance at 2:30pm.
Location: Salem Willows Park
Come to the Salem Massachusetts Witch House for stories in the kitchen as part of Salem Heritage Days!
Curious tales for the young read aloud in the Witch House's 17th century kitchen.
Location: The Witch House
Salem Heirtage Festival Annual Phillips House Car Meet Salem Massachusetts
Join Historic New England and the North Shore Old Car Club for the Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street. See the Phillips family’s collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford.
Location: Phillips House
Salem Common will be bouncy houses rides and games for Kids night on the Commons
The Salem YMCA will transform the Salem Common into a paradise for children with moon bounces, rides, games and arts & crafts. $5 per child will pay for unlimited rides. For more information contact the Salem YMCA at 978-744-0351. (rain location: Salem High School Field House )
Location: Salem High School
What could be better on a hot summer night than an Ice Cream tasting!  Come to S
We all scream for ICE-CREAM! Indulge your sweet tooth and bring the whole family to sample flavors from many of the North Shore's finest creameries, ice cream shops and restaurants.  Proceeds to benefit Salem Main Streets
Location: Salem Common
See which restaurant has the best pizza in Salem Massachusetts!
Who makes the best pizza in Salem?  Come cast your vote and find out for yourself at the Salem Common as part of the Annual Salem Heritage Days. Prizes awarded for best kids' pick and best adults pizza! For more info contact the Salem YMCA at 978.744.0351.
Location: Salem Common
Salem Massachusetts Heritage Days at the House of Seven Gables
Salem Heritage Days offer a wonderful way for Salem residents and visitors to connect with Salem’s history, art, and cultural scene. House of Seven Gables invites families to learn about sailing the high seas with a variety of family-friendly and hands-on activities. The Family Navigation Game is offered daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Living History Labs hands-on history experience will take place daily from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: House of Seven Gables