30th Annual Salem Maritime Festival

30th Annual Salem Maritime Festival. Design/artwork by Cailee Mitchell.
Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

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 IFwhich 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)


Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 193 Derby St., Salem, Massachusetts

https://www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm and Salem Visitor Center (978) 740-1650