Free Family Fun! The Salem Maritime Festival

Tomorrow is the Salem Maritime festival at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site!

Participation is a long-time tradition in our family, as my husband has coordinated parts of it since it began in the early 90s.

There are knots to tie!
The Friendship will be open for tours.

You can explore the beach,

listen to great music,

and visit with animals.

There’s  kite making

and flying!Last year Blackbeard visited!

There are historical re-enactors

and kayakers!

It’s always a wonderful day!

My focus is on the kid’s activities, but there’s  also lots of traditional crafts people who adults can visit with and learn from.

It’s a wonderful celebration of maritime tradition!

And, if you need a quiet moment, be sure to check out the Derby Garden (right behind the Derby House)…

Hope to see you there!!




  1. Cindy says:

    Sorry to correct you, but the pirate that you labeled as “Blackbeard” is “Captain Jack Sparrow”–Johnny Depp’s character in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
    Please post new photos from this year’s events!


    1. HI Cindy! don’t be sorry to correct me! I appreciate your help. I strive for accuracy but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. After all those years of pirate lore with my oldest child I should have known! Thanks for commenting and clarifying!!


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