The 29th annual Salem Maritime Festival is coming August 4-6, 2017.
Hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with the Essex National Heritage Commission the 29th annual Festival features live music, historical reenactors, harbor cruises, demonstrations, interactive programs, arts, crafts, and more! Stay tuned for details.
One of the most popular features of the Salem Maritime Festival is the free 90-minute boat rides around Salem Harbor. The following vessels will participate in free harbor cruises:
– Schooner Ardelle, an authentic Cape Ann Vessel from Gloucester
– Sea Shuttle’s Endeavour, learn about marine science of Salem Sound
– Schooner Fame, a full-scale replica of a War of 1812 Privateer
– Also, Schooner Adventure returns to Salem for the Maritime Festival! Don’t miss a chance to board this National Historic Landmark dockside on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6th
We’ll have a stage, chairs, and dance floor ready for fun! Joining us for this year’s festival are the following performers: Wolf Music, Ye Mariners All, Sharks Come Crusin, Warszawiaki Orchestra, 3 Sheets to the Wind, Marina Evans, Jackson Gilman, New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, Marina Evans and West End Ramblers.
Demonstrations, Exhibits and Activities
This year’s Maritime Festival included a variety of family-friendly events, exhibitors and demonstrators:
18th Century Re-enactors
18th Century Mapmaking
Bob Brophy-wooden bird carver
Horse & Wagon Rides by Dave Heisler
Lady of Salem Figureheads
Marine Modelers Club of New England
Marline Spike Artist-knot tying
Ould Colony Artisans
Salem Sound Coastwatch
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site-17th century cooking
Sea Side Kites
USS Constitution Model Spiwright Guild
Weaving and Spinning
View the above info on the National Park Service’s website here or on Facebook here.
The Maritime Festival is on August 4-6, 2017 and is held at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site 160 Derby St. Salem, MA 01970.
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