The Salem Insider

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

List of seasonal Posts

Walk for HAWC


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Categories: community, events, spring

Another sure sign that spring is here (even if the weather sucks today) is the annual HAWC walk in Salem. Some of you may be aware of HAWC, an acronym which recently changed its meaning from”Help for Abused Women and their Children” to “Healing Abuse Working for Change”.  I’m guessing that they jumped on the […]


Spring Fling

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Categories: art, community, events, spring

It’s time to dust the cobwebs off the old blog and get back to some sort of regular updating. What better way to kick things back off than with the annual Spring Fling.   On Saturday, April 2nd from 6 – 9pm , Salem Massachusetts will host the fourth annual SALEM SPRING FLING: A GARDEN […]


Al fresco dining in Salem

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Categories: restaurant, summer

There is a new trend for Salem restaurants and its not some magical ingredient or new state mandated rule: it’s going au natural with dining outside. Al fresco dining in Salem, MA is nothing new. Salem institutions like the Lobster Shanty and Finz have predicated their business model on it. Victoria Station has some great […]


Cops on Halloween

This is Halloween

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Categories: halloween

Today is the big day, Halloween in Salem Mass.  Friends who just got into town said that the MBTA Commuter Rail from North Station to Salem was almost 100% full.  The streets must be cleared of all vehicles by noon and all traffic will be blocked off by 4pm. Hundreds of cops from surrounding communities […]


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 […]