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The Salem Maritime Festival

  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site 160 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)

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!

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 4 from 10:00am to 8:45pm
Sunday, August 5 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Live Music and Entertainment
2018 features a wide variety of music, dance, and entertainment including:

Saturday, August 4:
EMCEE: Socrates Trinidad
10am-11am Saung Budaya Dance-Indonesian Dance
1pm-2pm Designer of the Impossible-Evan Northrup Magic Show
2pm-3pm Josean Jacobo & Tumbao-Drum Workshop
4:30pm-6:15pm Ricardo Monzon Orchestra-Salsa/Merengue
6:30pm-7:15pm Marcos Santos Grooversity-Percussion
7:30pm-8:45pm Josean Jacobo & Tumbao-Afro-Jazz

Sunday, August 5:
EMCEE: Mr. Santos
11am-11:45am Marina Evans-Folk Music and Song
12pm-12:45pm CALAMUS-New Age Music
1pm-1:45pm Squeeze Box Stompers-Cajun & Zydeco
2pm-2:45pm Warszawiaki Orchestra-Polish Music
3pm-4pm Three Sheets to the Wind led by Pete Souza-Chanteys and Sea Music

Demonstrations, Exhibits, Activities
This year's Maritime Festival includes over 40 exhibitors with a variety of demonstrations, including:

Artemisina Botanicals - Soap Making
Chuck Walker - Powder Horn and Knife Making
Dave Heisler - Wagon Rides
Dennis and Sally Hamel - Spinning and Weaving
Geraldine Brancato - Spinning Wheel Demo
Grace Neale - Candlemaking
Greg Morin - 18th Century Ship Doctor/Surgeon
Harbormaster - Boating Safety

and so much more!