Salem is a wonderful and historic place to visit with family and friends. Although Salem's downtown busy season is in the fall, there are a ton of events for people to enjoy year round.
This weekend, the New England Pirate Faire will be in Salem on Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th.
The New England Pirate Faire is known as the "most feared, famous, and fantastic pirates converge this summer on Salem's Pioneer Village.
Hoist your flags and prepare for cannon demonstrations, live entertainment, swordplay, food vendors, shopping, and plenty of interactive pirate adventures."
Experience Salem in the summer and bring your family to the New England Pirate Faire! Click here to learn more about this weekend's festivities!
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"The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join us for the Third Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier on Sunday, July 27th, 2014.
This family-friendly event will be taking place from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. It will be a day of sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun.
Why have a seafood festival? Festival co-founder Joe Zanti, owner of Yankee Lobster Co., explains, 'We want to offer a fun day to enjoy one of New England’s most important natural resources in a responsible and enjoyable way. We’ll be celebrating our maritime heritage together, and eating some really good food!'"
Click here to learn more about the Boston Seafood Festival.
"The Cambridge Jazz Festival brings community together for an afternoon of free music, featuring nationally known jazz artists along with local musicians, and supporting musical opportunities for Cambridge students.
Terri Lyne Carrington will be among the artists headlining at the Festival. She is a two-time Grammy winner and the first female artist to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Motown legend Valerie Simpson will make a special appearance at the Cambridge Jazz Festival."
The Cambridge Jazz Festival will be held on Sunday, July 27th from 12:00pm-6:00pm at University Park.
Please click here for more information on this event.
Shakespeare on the Common will be back in the Boston Common from July 23rd-Agust 10th. The production this year will be Twelfth Night.
"Follow the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland—the mythical and magical land of Illyria. Directed by Steven Maler.
Pack your picnic, stake out your spot early and join us for pre-show music and Greenshow.
The program, which has become a beloved civic institution, will draw an estimated 75,000 people over 16 performances."
Click here for more information on Shakespeare on the Common!
The Boston Children's Museum, located in the Seaport District, is a great place for young children to learn and explore.
One of the popular events this year is their Fishing 101 Class. The classes will be held at various dates and times until August 22nd.
"Museum partner Save the Harbor/Save the Bay returns for another summer of fishing and exploring life in the Fort Point Channel. Learn the basics of casting a line and waiting patiently for a bite. Touch a green crab or take a close look at different types of fish."
Please click here for more information on Fishing 101 and other great events going on at the Boston Children's Museum this summer!
"Transport your mind into outer space at the BU Astronomical Observatory for a free night of stargazing. Learn a bit about astronomy while getting a view unlike any you could see from home.
The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting.
It is open to everyone. Starting times are 8:30pm during the spring and summer, and 7:30pm during the fall and winter. The program lasts about an hour."
Please click here for more information on the Public Open Night at Boston University in Allston.
Wahlburgers is expanding and Bostonians can get a little preview of whats to come in Faneuil Hall next week.
"Mark your calendars for July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., when the Wahlburgers truck will set up shop in Faneuil Hall, outside of Quincy Market, to hand out free signature burgers made with special Wahl sauce, pickles and government cheese, as well as tater tots.
As if free burgers and tots wasn't enough, there will be cornhole games and a GIF-booth set up on sight for added celebrations in honor of Wahlburgers Season Two, which will premiere on August 13 on A&E."
No word on if any of the Wahlbergs will be at the event.
Want to have a small part in the 'Ted 2' movie? Well here is your chance! On Saturday, July 26th the casting call for the movie will be held in Boston!
According to the open casting call, the part is open to all types of people, 18 years old and up and will be available for both SAG-Aftra and non-union extras.
"While the casting call is open to any and all adults looking to be featured in the film, there's another niche community sought by the production crew. Boston Casting is calling for cosplay actors who have 'fantastic costumes' depicting movie and comic book heroes to audition as extras to show up to the audition in costume."
The casting call will be held at 129 Braintree Street in Allston. For more information please check out the information on Boston Casting's website here.
The ArtBeat in Somerville is a free event that "encourages artists, musicians, and more to express themselves all under a central theme." The theme for this year will be 'Hatched'.
The ArtBeat Festival will be held in Davis Square on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th.
"ArtBeat is one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities."
Please click here for more information on the ArtBeat Festival and the 'Hatch' theme this year!
Grab your viking hat and get ready for the 9th Annual Boston Beer Marathon!
The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th in the Kenmore Square & Allston/Brighton area. Over 20 bars will be participating this year, including Game On!, Jillians & White Horse.
"Some people run 26 miles, others drink at 26 bars. For those of us who hate to run but still want to say we did a marathon I give you: The Beer Marathon. Travel the city while wearing a complementary Viking helmet to let everyone know you are a true warrior.
Many of the bars will have specials on food and drink for those involved in the marathon, meaning you won't need to save up too much to have a good time."
Please click here for more ticket & general information.