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Eerie Events At The PEM
161 Essex St. 978-745-9500 Explore the darker side of Salem’s history at the Peabody Essex Museum. This fall, stop by the historic house made famous from its appearance in the iconic movie Hocus Pocus! Experience curator-led tours and special events, and step inside the only museum in Salem with authentic documents and objects from the infamous witch trials of 1692.   Eerie Events at the PEM


Salem Psychic Fair
Witch City Mall – 176 Essex St. 10am-10pm Oct. 1- Oct. 31
Explore the future with a psychic reading at Salem’s longest-running psychic fair! The Salem Psychic Fair and Witches’ Wander an emporium of magical gifts, meet real practicing Witches, and make an appointment with one of Salem’s talented psychic readers! Salem Psychic Fair


The Good Witch Of Salem Event Series
Various locations. The Good Witch of Salem is a positive role model represented by the vibrant color “pink.” Events, workshops, educational resources, and storytelling are just a few of the ways in which the Good Witch shares her magic. More information


Festival Of The Dead Event Series
Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. Locations include: 184 Essex St, Witch City Mall, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem Common. Festival of the Dead is an annual event series that explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals. Listing of events: Festival Of The Dead

Festival Of The Dead

Eerie Stories On Salem Sound
193 Derby St. Join us aboard our boat Naumkeag for 1 hour of live storytelling. Your guide will relate tales of murderous plots, public executions, and strange sightings. You’ll find that the facts of Salem’s past are stranger than any fiction you could dream up. Come ride the waves of history – just keep a weather eye for privateers! Tickets


Haunted Happenings Marketplace
Curated vendors from near and far featuring fall/Halloween artisans, makers and creatives!
Derby Square: Saturdays 10 AM-8PM and Sundays 10 AM-6 PM
September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Charlotte Forten Park: Saturdays 10 AM-8PM and Sundays 10 AM-6 PM
September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29  Haunted Happenings Marketplace


Vampire Lounge
Finz – Pickering Wharf, 86 Wharf St. Mondays in October. Welcome to Salem’s Premium Goth Night – The Vampire Lounge. Join us for a Special MONDAY Night Lounge! Party, drink & dance to your favorite Goth music! Enjoy our PRIVATE space & oceanfront deck!
Tickets: Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28


The Salem Night Faire
Pioneer Village, 98 West Ave. October 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. Featuring over 50+ local and distant artists, clothing, jewelry, and oddity vendors, live performances, fireside ghost stories, photo ops, hot cider, a Biergarten & more. Lose yourself in a spellbinding daze – the time awaits, and magick fills the air this October Salem night. Salem Night Faire

Salem Dark Faire

Maison Vampyre Event Series
1 Derby Sq. (351) 209-5851. Maison Vampyre is an elegant and uniquely themed private space, located in the heart of Salem at One Derby Square. Guests are invited to experience personal or group psychic readings from members of the local Vampire community. Tickets

Maison Vampyr

Hollowed Harvest Wicked Labrynth
Ames Hall, 1 Sewall St. Salem’s only Jack-O’-Lantern festival returns with hundreds of intricately carved Jack-O’-Lanterns that offer a new twist on the magic of the Hollowed Harvest. Please note this new version of Hollowed Harvest is a different experience than the outdoor variety. Hollowed Harvest


Salem Haunted Magic Show: Sideshow! Emerson Hall Theater, 50 Washington St. Our new show focuses on a collection of carefully chosen demonstrations of bizarre magic, creepy mind-reading, and strange frights designed to be FULLY interactive, immersive, participatory, and appropriate for audiences of all ages!
Salem Haunted Magic Show


October Events At The Gables
House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Three separate presentations: Haunted Fables at the Gables, Tales of the Macabre, and Daemonology: Sinew & Soul. Tickets


Kids Fun Fest On Salem Common 
Salem Common, October 21, 22, 28, 29. 10am-5pm. The Fun Fest has lots of great family activities for kids of all ages. Bounce houses, slides, rides will be onsite as well as face painting and fall activities. The Kids’ Fun Fest is run by the Salem Common Neighborhood Association, a non profit and sponsored by Fiesta Shows.


Food Trucks On Salem Common
N. Washington Sq. 11am-5pm weather permitting. Fiesta Shows provides their fairground food wagons.


Kids Pub At The Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. An alcohol-free, 17th century tavern-like experience for kids and their grown ups. Experience the music, games, spooky stories and treats of New England’s past with your in-costume, in-character guides. Feel free to dress up for the time-travel! Tickets


No Ghosts At The Old Town Hall  32 Derby Square. A combination haunted scavenger hunt/spooky storytelling/immersive theatre experience based on all the rumors of hauntings in this cherished 1816 building. Salem’s luminaries Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Derby West, Harry Houdini and others come to life around you–but what they really want is to slip this earthly realm, and escape the most sinister of collectors. Tickets and Information


Things That Go Bump In The Night
Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St. Oct. 22, 24, 25, 29. Join Jim McAllister, one of Salem’s favorite historians and storytellers, for an evening of local stories sure to send a chill down your spine (and tickle your funny bone, too). This hour-long event is geared toward adults and is not for children under 12. Part of the proceeds will support the Hall’s preservation. Information and Tickets


Cry Innocent: The People Vs. Bridget Bishop  32 Derby Square. It’s 1692. Bridget Bishop is accused of witchcraft and YOU are the jury. Hear the evidence, cross-examine the witnesses and determine the outcome. The actors respond as Puritans, revealing much about the Puritan mind. Is Bridget Bishop capable of witchcraft? You decide. Tickets and Information


Gallows Hill Events and Attractions  Gallows Hill Museum And Theatre – 7 Lynde St. 978-825-0222  A variety of performances and attractions throughout October including: Gallows Hill Main Show, Lost Museum, Ghosts and Legends Trolley Tour, Daytime Walking Tours, Tales and Ales, Guilty! A Salem Witch Trial, After Hours Ghost Hunt and other entertainment events Oct.1-Oct.31. Details and schedules: Gallows Hill Museum and Theatre





Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
6:30-8:30 pm.The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to enjoy or participate in the Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday, October 5, 2023.  The parade will follow the normal route from Prime Group Shetland Park to Salem Common. This year’s event will feature the theme “Myths & Legends”.  Haunted Happenings Parade




Mayor’s Night Out
3:00-7:00 pm. Join Mayor Pangallo to trick-or-treat downtown. Participating businesses will be handing out candy to costumed children. Many of Salem’s attractions will offer free admission for Salem residents. Free attractions begin at 3 pm, trick-or-treat with the Mayor at 5:30 pm.




Lanterns At The Village – Collins Middle School  6:30-9:30pm Salem Pioneer Village, 98 West Avenue Come stroll through historic Pioneer Village for this 10th annual family-friendly event. You will be enchanted by the soft light of jack-o-lanterns while listening to spooky tales (Flashlights Optional). Free Parking ~ RAIN OR SHINE. Children 3 and under are admitted FREE. Tickets and Information




Salem Zombie Walk 2023 
Zombies gather @ 11am. Walk starts @ 12pm. The Salem Zombiewalk has been an annual event for a number of years. Prior to the Zombiewalk, participants gather at Salem Commons for some field day activities, last-minute costume tweaks and alterations. Salem Zombie Walk 2023



7 & 27

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari 
Grace Episcopal Church, 385. Oct. 7 & 27. Spend the evening with an insane hypnotist, as he uses a sleepwalker to commit grisly murders! This cavernous Gothic building is the perfect venue for the Haunted Grace Silent Movie Series, accompanied by live organ.  Essex St. Tickets




Haunted Biz Baz 
Salem Common, Oct 7 10:00 am7:00 pm, Oct 8 10:00 am7:00 pm. Shop dozens of Chamber members and unique vendors selling handmade art, crafts, gift, apparel, and more. Located on Salem Common to give extra space for shoppers and vendors.




Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade 
11am Derby Wharf, 160 Derby St. Salem is going to the dogs (and cats and lizards and bunnies), at the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. Pets of all species are welcome at the parade, but should be well-behaved. We ask all parade participants to register online in advance if possible, and a small donation of $5 for Salem residents and $10 for non-residents. Registration




Pumpkin Carving Night At Notch Salem 
6pm Notch Brewery, 283 R Derby St. Join us for a night of pumpkin carving! A $20 ticket gets you your pumpkin plus all the tools you’ll need to carve!  Tickets




Bit Bar Costume Bash With Hocus Pocus Actors 
Bit Bar, 278 Derby St. 8pm-1am. 21+ Event! – Come party with actors, Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw, Thora Birch, and Jason Marsden at this exclusive event! Ticket includes entertainment, tasty bites, a pro photo op, swag and more!! Mistress of Ceremonies – Miz Diamond Wigfall! Tickets and Information

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Devil’s Chase 6.66 & Creepy Clown 3.33 Race
The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long. 98% of participants dress up in costume, majority Devil Theme costumes and attracting more than 1000 Devils donning their favorite horns with pitchforks in hand for a scenic 6.66 mile race past a variety of Salem’s well-known landmarks. Information and Signup




Autograph Meet and Greet With Hocus Pocus Actors 
Salem Common, 12pm-7pm. All ages! – Meet, get autographs, take selfies with Omri, Vinessa, Thora and Mars within Salem Common! Tickets and Information

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Hocus Pocus At Ropes Mansion
Ropes Mansion, 318 Essex St. Walk over to Ropes Mansion  – otherwise known as Allison’s house – to see the exterior decorated in the style of the classic Salem-based film Hocus Pocus. Eerie Events At The PEM




Love Gothic buildings and silent movies accompanied by LIVE organ music? Haunted Grace presents the original 1922 “Nosferatu” with an original score, played on the historic organ at local Gothic Grace Church. Can you say “spooky ambiance”? Tickets




Free Live Music Entertainment Stages

Federal St. at Washington St. – 7-10pm
American Midnight Band

Front St. Parking Lot – 7pm
Undercover Band

Forten Park-Derby St. – 7pm

Salem Common
2-5pm – DJ Richard Mixin
5-6pm – Witches Circle
6-7:30pm – Take Two
8-10pm – M8s




Fireworks Finale
10:15pm. Bridge St. overlooking the MBTA terminal. The fireworks mark the conclusion of Salem’s Halloween celebration. Central downtown will then be cleared of pedestrians and this area may be restricted. Bars and restaurants will continue to operate.