2014 Salem Heritage Days

Great Stories begin with live music, pirates, and native art

New England Pirate Faire at Pioneer Village

We have another weekend chock-full of events, including the New England Pirate Faire at Pioneer Village, The Tempest on Misery Island, and Native American Art of the Pacific Northwest at the Peabody Essex Museum.  If you are less in the mood for doing and more in the mood for relaxing, live acoustic music at The Landing at Salem Wharf is just one of the offerings listed in our Night Life calendar.

New England Pirate Faire is celebrating its tenth season.  A a weekend-long celebration of all things pirate, the festival takes place at Pioneer Village in Forest River Park and features fun and games with some of history’s most infamous buccaneers. Whether it’s a chance to throw a battle ax at a target, find the perfect hand-made present, or solve an interactive treasure hunt mystery, or even join the crew of the dreaded Blackbeard, everyone in your family will find fun and excitement at the New England Pirate Faire. Tickets: General Admission $14, Children $10. Learn more

The Tempest Trials will be a Shakespearean festival on Salem's beautiful Misery Island. The festival will feature actors of all ages participating in a dramatic reading competition before a panel of judges. Misery Island is accessible only by boat, and SeaShuttle's Endeavour, a 45-foot catamaran, has been contracted to ferry the audience to the island. Proceeds for the Trials will benefit the nonprofit organization Sea Station Inc., which works to safeguard the living ocean through hands-on education and the involvement of our community. Learn More

Ravens Many Gifts Gallery

Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast, on view at the Peabody Essex Museum, provides the opportunity to explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years. Ceremonial regalia, trade goods and art sold in galleries today reveal creative expressions of family, heritage, politics and commerce in a changing world. Learn more

There always seems to be a musician or a band performing in Salem. One of our favorite spots for live music, a chilled refreshment, and a great view is the Landing at Salem Wharf.  Feeling like you are sitting in Salem harbor, this is a perfect place to enjoy live music and watch the boats pass by.  Learn more.

The Landing at Salem Ferry

Find more events in Salem on our calendar at Salem.org, and visit our Facebook and Twitter feeds to find our "Weekend at a Glance," a printable, digested list of what is happening in Salem this weekend. 

Let us know what you do in Salem this weekend! Tag your posts with #SalemMA or #DestSalem. You'll find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @destsalem.

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