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Salem Arts Festival

June 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

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For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Looking towards its 10th year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, and more!

Highlights of the Schedule:


6:15 – 7:00 pm, Derby Square
High Meadow Howlers

8:15 – 9:15 pm, Derby Square
Los Sugar Kings


12:15 – 1:00 pm, Derby Square
Witch City Bellydance

12:15 – 1:00 pm, Coffeehouse Stage
Poets in the Round
M.P. Carver, Danielle Jones, Colleen Michaels, January O’Neil, Dawn Paul

2:15 – 3:15 pm, Old Town Hall Upstairs
Saturday Dance Block
Jacob Crawford, Pantos Project, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe, Angelina Benitez & Rebecca Lang, Off Beat/ Ryan P. Casey

4:15 – 5:00 pm, Derby Square
Jones Creek Band


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Community Bike Ride and Bike Decorating
Starts and ends at the Zagster hub, at the intersection of Front and Washington Streets. Ride to include a casual tour of Punto Urban Art Museum murals.  All ages and abilities welcome! Bring your own bike, or rent one of Zagsters (18+ only).

12:15 – 1:00 pm, Derby Square
Dark Follies

3:15 – 3:45 pm, Derby Square
Baechtold and Abel Aerial Artistry

4:15 – 5:00 pm, Derby Square
Flamenco Boston

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