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: Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One of the most popular features of the festival are free harbor cruises (passengers chosen through a lottery system). All vessels depart and return to Central Wharf, except WHEN AND IF, which returns to its dock on Blaney Street. This year, the free harbor cruises will take place on both Saturday and Sunday!
ARDELLE 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday
ENDEAVOUR noon and 1:45 p.m. Saturday
FAME 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sunday
WHEN AND IF 4 p.m. Saturday and 3:45 p.m. Sunday
ROSEWAY (No harbor cruises, dockside visitation only)