The Salem Arts Festival will be held in several locations in downtown Salem, Massachusetts, including:
Old Town Hall
Derby Square
Artists’ Row
Front Street

Start your visit at Old Town Hall, located at 32 Derby Square.  VIEW MAP
  • Festival information, schedules and maps will be available throughout the festival at the Main Gallery in Old Town Hall, around Derby Square, and at the Artists’ Row businesses.
  • Friday night’s opening celebration and performances  – Old Town Hall.
  • Saturday and Sunday’s performances are mostly located in Derby Square or along Artists’ Row.
  • NOTE: Front Street will be pedestrian-only on Saturday and Sunday.
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 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

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

NOTE: Front Street will be pedestrian-only on Saturday and Sunday.
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. See: for more information.
The Salem Arts Festival is a project of Salem Main Streets – funded in part by the City of Salem, Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.