The Salem Insider

Insiders guide to food, entertainment & living in Salem Massachusetts for tourists and residents.

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Peacemaker in Salem

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Categories: family, history, tourism

Tall Ship, Peacemaker, is currently docked at Central Wharf in Salem, MA. The Peacemaker is open to the public for free from August 10 to 22, 10am to 7pm on weekdays, and 10am to 9pm on the weekends. It’s a great opportunity to go aboard a working barquentine vessel and get a feel for how […]

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Burn Baby Burn

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If you are anything like me you are thankful that the Christmas (holiday) season is behind us. All the rushing around getting last minute presents, making and eating a ton of food, drinking too much egg nog can finally be put to rest for a year. Now its time to get back on track and […]

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2009 DARQ Gala

Sublime Salem sweet sounds and suds sipping

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Categories: art, community, dance, events, family, halloween, motorcycles, music, nightlife

The closer we get to Halloween in Salem Mass the more you can feel excitement in the air. The 3rd annual SALEM HARVEST FEST Salem Harvest Fest presented by Pamplemousse & Magic Hat Brewing takes place this Saturday, October 24th from 2 – 6 pm at 294 Essex (Salem Y Ballroom) is a grand tasting […]

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Today Show Cast in bad pose

Today, Rocky Horrible and Pumpkin Bikers

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Categories: community, events, family, halloween, motorcycles, movies, music, nightlife

More jam packed days this weekend in Salem MA, regardless of the impending bad weather. Today Show in Salem… almost You may have heard the rumors that NBC’s Today Show is coming to Salem.  Well – sort of… The  cast of the Today Show will not be here but crew will be filming a segment […]

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Salem's Super Info Booth

Salems Bizarre Bazaar – Haunted BizBaz

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Categories: community, events, fall, family, halloween

Each year the Salem Chamber of Commerce hosts the Bizarre Bazaar or BizBaz for short. This year the BizBaz is on Saturday and Sunday October 10th & 11th from 10am – 5pm. According to their website Fun for all ages this street festival has something for everyone. Crafts, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, and other unique […]

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Olde Town Hall gets wreathed

Thanksgiving rolling into Christmas

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Categories: christmas, community, family, seasonal

I realize that its the day before Thanksgiving, most people have a short work day.  Bartenders on the other hand have their busiest day of they year today.  But I digress… The day before Thanksgiving brings about Salem’s transformation into Christmas season.  The Essex Street Pedestrian Walkway is strewn with lights, lamp poles have wreaths […]

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Painting at Witch City Ink

Official Halloween kick off

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Categories: art, family, halloween

Tonight at 6:30 the official Haunted Happenings Grand Openings Parade will make its way through down town signaling that life as you know it is over for the next month. If you are new to Salem or are just coming for a visit please note that most of the streets in the down town area […]

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Great Salem Fire

Fall Walking Tours

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In perhaps the worst email to make its way past my spam and junk filters all year I received a message containing no copy, no words, no communication. Like most people I have my images turned off in my email client so I didn’t see anything at all. On my way to press the delete […]

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Mom & baby show at Salem Cinema

Mom and baby movies at Cinema Salem

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Today we have special contribution from fellow insider Lizzie on TheSalemInsider.com blog.  After our last poll regarding the make up of our readers I thought this would be a fine post topic as many of our readers are young professionals and some are starting family’s. As a new mom home on maternity leave with my […]

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