The Salem Maritime Festival

People gather around boat
Maritime Festival Scene

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The 31st Salem Maritime Festival is August 3 & 4, 2019!

Hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with Essex Heritage and Eastern National, the Salem Maritime Festival features live music and dance, harbor cruises, interactive programs, arts, crafts, and more! Free!

Dates and Times:
Saturday, 10am-4pm, Music continues until 8:30pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm
Event Contact Information:
Salem Visitor Center (978) 740-1650

Music at the Maritime Festival
Live music at the Maritime Festival

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2019 Live Music and Entertainment
Saturday, August 3:
10:30 - 11:30am Evan Northrup Magic Show (Inside)
11-11:45am Warszawiaki Orchestra (Polish Music)
Noon-1:00pm Cultura Latina Dance Academy (Bachata, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc.)
1:30pm Three Sheets to the Wind (Sea Chantey)
3pm The Fitzgerald’s (Fiddlers/Stepdancing)
5:30pm Mamadou Diop (African Drumming)
7pm Josean Jacobo & Tumbao (Afro-Dominican Jazz)

Sunday, August 4
11am The Fool's Agenda (Local Blues, Folk & Rock)
12pm Calamus (Local Original Alt Rock Band)
12pm History, Alive, Inc. Two Points Off the Weathering Bow (Inside)
1pm Ricardo Monzon (Merengue, Salsa, Etc.)
2pm Shank Painters (Pirate Sea Shanty Band)

Festival goers walk along wharf as boats motor past and kites fly above
Schooner Fame off Derby Wharf.

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2019 Ships, Schooners, Dorys, and Boats!
Free Sails by Lottery:
Saturday: Three sails with Schooner Ardelle and one sail with When and If.
Ardelle: 11:30AM, 1:15 PM, 3:00PM
When and If: 1:30PM (Returns to Blaney Street)

Sunday: Two sails with Schooner Fame and two sails with When and If.
Fame: 11:30AM, 1:15PM
When and If: 12:45PM, 2:30PM (Last sail returns to Blaney Street)

Visiting Vessels:
Tall Ship - Kalmar Nyckel - Dockside attraction all day Saturday and until approximately noon on Sunday.
Viking Ship - Polaris - Dockside attraction all day Saturday and Sunday.
Mystic Seaport Whaleboat

Jolly Boat rowing available Saturday and Sunday.

Reenactor at Maritime Festival
Colonial re-enactor with Custom House in background

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2019 Demonstrations, Exhibits, Activities
Artemisina Botanicals - Soap Making
Bill Wasson - Ropemaking
Boston National Historical Park - Rosie the Riveter
Brookhouse Home and Emmerton House
Dave Heisler - Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Dean's Beans & Indonesian Consulate - Coffee
Dennis & Sally Hamel - Spinning and Weaving
Essex Shipbuilding Museum - Oar Making
Four Paws Acupuncture
Friendship of Salem Volunteers - Jolly Boat Rowing
Geraldine Brancato - Spinning Wheel Demo
Greg Morin - 18th Century Ship Doctor/Surgeon
Healing Winds North Shore
Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association
Historic New England - Sailor Valentines
House of Seven Gables - Quill Pens
Jennifer Roy - Irish Indentured Servant
Knots, Bends & Hitches
League of Women Voters
Linda Corcoran - Chair Canning
Linda Lane - Bobbin Lace Maker
Marine Modelers Club of New England - RC Boats
Marline Spike Knots - Knot Tying
Miguel Cruz - Mural Painting
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Norumbega Canoe
Ould Colony Artisans - Historic Signs
Peabody Essex Museum - Wild Designs
Rene Morneau - Knot Tying
Richard Wright - Blacksmith, Tool Making
Rogues Armada - Pirates
R. P. Raiselis Cooperage - Wooden Barrel Making
Sailmark - Sailmaking
Salem Arts Association - Plein Air Painting
Salem Maritime ParkEd - Boat Making
Salem Sound Coastwatch - Muck Walk
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Sheila Jilson - Lace Making
Smile Ink Photo Booth
Sonal Pitale - Henna Art of the Mid-East
The Witch House
USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
Waite and Peirce - America's National Parks

Last updated: August 1, 2019

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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