DIRECTIONS – Salem Arts Festival
The Salem Arts Festival will be held in several locations in downtown Salem, Massachusetts, including:
- Old Town Hall – 32 Derby Square
- East India Fountain stage – 1 East India Square
- Essex Street street fair- Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
- Gulu Gulu Cafe – 247 Essex Street
Start your visit at Old Town Hall
The Salem Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition Gallery is within Old Town Hall, located at 32 Derby Square. VIEW MAP
Festival information, schedules and maps will be available at the Main Gallery and East India Fountain Stage.
Most performances are located at the East India Fountain. You’ll find performers on or near the stage outside the Museum Place Mall at the East India Fountain. This is located at the Essex Street entrance to the Museum Place Mall. The address is 1 East India Square, which is next to 176 Essex Street.
Friday night’s opening celebration and performances will take place at Old Town Hall.
Salem is just 16 miles north of Boston on the Atlantic coast
The downtown area is accessible by car, train, bus and by the Salem ferry (seasonal). It takes approximately 45 minutes to travel between Boston and Salem by car or ferry and about 30 minutes by train.
|TRAIN & BUS
Train service is available on the Newburyport & Rockport Commuter Rail Lines from Boston’s North Station. Bus service is available from Boston’s Haymarket Square. For more information contact the MBTA at (800) 392-6100 or MBTA.com.
Ferry service from Boston is available on The Nathaniel Bowditch, a high-speed catamaran departing from Boston’s Central Wharf, near the New England Aquarium. In 2010, ferry service will be available from May – November. For more information, please visit salemferry.com.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS – VIEW MAP
SALEM MAIN STREETS’ DOWNTOWN GUIDE – VIEW MAP
PARKING: On Sunday the parking meters are free. On Saturday, you’ll have to feed the meters or park in one of the city parking garages. We suggest the Derby Street Garage or the Church Street Garage. There are also public parking lots on Church Street, Federal Street, Front Street and at the Salem MBTA Station on Bridge Street.
The Salem Arts Festival is a project of the Salem Main Streets Initiative – funded in part by the City of Salem, Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.