2023 Special Events
Salem Parks and Recreation


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Salem After Five Summer Concert Series
5:00 – 9:00 p.m., Salem Farmers Market
$5/Children 12 and under are free
Friday, September 15 – Band: Domino

Olde Salem Days
Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Street

Star B-Q Bash
Wednesday, September 20, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Salem Farmers Market
Charity: Rotary Club of Salem
Tickets are $12 at the gate, $10 in advance.
Children under age 10 get in free!
Music from Dalton Dover and Travis Reigh, Food Trucks from Bootleg BBQ, Rocky Mount Smokehouse, The Tailgate, and Kettle Cooker Express.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/6115730 or at the Parks & Rec main office.
Sponsored by Northwest Ace Hardware, Comfort Suites, Pepsi, and 94.9 Star Country

Salem ½ Marathon, Virginia’s Blue Ridge 8K & G&H Contracting Kids Fun Run
Saturday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. – Noon 
Salem Farmers Market

Pumpkinfest
Friday, October 27, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Salem Farmers Market
Trick-or-Treating, Children’s Activities, Carnival Games, Costume Contest
Charity: Special Olympics
Sponsor: Q-99

Main Street Trick-or-Treating
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Children can Trick-or-Treat Main Street businesses from Academy to College

Sandlot Super Bowl
Saturday, November 4  
Youth football championship game at Salem Stadium

Lighting of the Salem Christmas Tree
Friday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.
Salem Public Library

Salem Christmas Parade
Friday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.
Main Street

Gingerbread Festival
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Salem Museum/Longwood Park

Salem Crafty Christmas
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Salem Farmers Market