Salem Maritime Festival


August 5, 2016 (All day) to August 7, 2016 (All day)


Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 193 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Help us celebrate the 28th annual Salem Maritime Festival at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on the weekend of August 5-7, 2016!

Celebrate ships, sailors, and song at this annual free family festival! Hosted by the National Park Service, which is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary, the festival features live music, historical reenactors, harbor cruises, demonstrations, interactive programs, arts, crafts, and more! Join us for Free family fun! (Schedule subject to change.) Festivities will begin Friday evening and will extend through Sunday afternoon! The Salem Maritime Festival is hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with the Essex National Heritage Commission.

Event Contact Information: 
Salem Visitor Center (978) 740-1650

Festival Hours:

  • Friday, August 5: 3 PM - 8 PM (Dockside Vessels and Live Music)
  • Saturday, August 6: 10 AM - 7 PM (Exhibitors and Demonstrators 10 AM to 5 PM)
  • Sunday, August 7: 11 AM - 5 PM

Check out the full line up of music, exhibitors, demonstrators and harbor sails online here.