The maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts stretches back nearly four hundred years. The Salem Maritime National Historic Site, in Salem, Massachusetts, hosts the Salem Maritime Festival, with live music and dance, harbor cruises, interactive programs, arts, crafts, and more. Here’s a rundown of the weekend’s activities:
Sunday, August 4
- 11 a.m. The Fool’s Agenda (blues, folk & rock)
- Noon Calamus — (original alt rock
- Noon History, Alive, Inc. Two Points Off the Weathering Bow
- 1 p.m Ricardo Monzon (Merengue, Salsa, Etc.)
2 p.m. Shank Painters (Pirate Sea Shanty Band)
2019 Ships, Schooners, Dorys, and Boats!
Free Sails by Lottery:
Saturday: Two sails each with Fame and When and If
Sunday: Three sails with Ardelle and one sail with When and If
Tall Ship – Kalmar Nyckel – Dockside attraction all day Saturday and until noon on Sunday.
Viking Ship – Polaris – Dockside attraction all day Saturday and Sunday.
Also at the festival you may:
- Explore the grounds of the Custom House, Derby House, and Narbonne House.
- Visit the Public Stores and Scale House.
- Visit Friendship of Salem & the Pedrick Store House.
- Walk the half-mile length of Derby Wharf to visit the Derby Wharf Light Station.
- Jolly Boat rowing available Saturday and Sunday
Time: August 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; music continues until 8:30 p.m. August 4, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.