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Salem Heritage Days

August 8, 2021

Salem Heritage Days return August 2-8 with a full week of non-stop fun and special events celebrating Salem.

The Heritage Days week includes musical entertainment at the oceanfront Salem Willows Shell featuring the Salem Community Concert Band and Community Jazz Band, under the direction of Cynthia Napierkowski, on Monday night, the North Shore Concert Band on Tuesday night, and a variety of DJs, VJs, and live electronic music on Saturday and Sunday.

The highlight of this year’s Heritage Days takes place August 6th on Derby Wharf, with a live concert by the Ward Eights starting at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks display starting around 9:00 p.m. produced by the award-winning Atlas Pyrovision Entertainment Group. The night promises to be the most fun and most memorable event of the summer season. The Ward Eights are an incredible band, playing funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, pop, jazz, and much more and the fireworks display that is planned promises to be one to remember.

Other events during the week include the always-popular Ice Cream Tasting and movie on the Common on August 4th, a family bingo night on August 6th at Charlotte Forten Park, and the Phillips House Annual Antique Car Meet along Chestnut Street on August 8th. Another special event during the week is an open house at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Phillips Library in Rowley, where attendees will be able to see some of the PEM’s recent acquisitions along with the scope of its global collections, including its archives of Salem and Essex County history.

This year the Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department, and Salem Department of Public Services combine their Tour-A-Truck event with a K-9 demonstration and a Salem Police & Firefighters vs. Salem Youth basketball game. Snacks and drinks will be provided thanks to donations from our local business community.

For the complete schedule of events, please visit salem.com/heritagedays.

Monday, August 2

Tuesday, August 3

Wednesday, August 4

Friday, August 6

Saturday, August 7

Sunday, August 8



August 8, 2021