It’s Time for October-ween! 11 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Halloween Season

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Fall officially begins this weekend and all North Shore residents know what that means: it’s officially the season of Halloween! With so many great events to go to, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Here are a few of the best events coming to the North Shore this October, so mark your calendars, [….]

37th Salem Haunted Happenings Set for October

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Highlights to include the Great Salem Pumpkin Walk, Salem Horror Fest, Salem Night Market, and the new Halloween Museum Salem, MA  – Salem Haunted Happenings returns this October with a full month of programming that celebrates Halloween and fall in New England.  Visitors can expect a calendar full of costume parties, film nights, ghost stories, [….]

Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace – October in Salem

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Over the course of three weeks in the heart of Salem MA. Creative Collective managed almost 150 vendors and over 400 vendor spaces as part of the annual Haunted Happenings month long festival. During the course of the market Creative Collective worked with the City of Salem, Salem Police and Fire, Vendors, Local Businesses and [….]

Halloween 2018, We’re Ready for You

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There are places all over the world where time stops for tourists: Carnival and Mardi Gras in Venice, Rio de Janeiro, and New Orleans, New Years celebrations in Times Square and Chinese New Year in Shanghai, Oktoberfest in Munich, and Halloween in Salem, Ma.  If you’re a tourist, the month of October in Salem is [….]

Creative Collective Night Markets Light up Friday Nights in Downtown Salem

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There’s a myth among locals in Salem, MA that venturing downtown during the month of October leads to stress, driving around in circles looking for parking, and hours-long wait lines to get into restaurants.  This myth is partly true, but it’s only on the weekends.  Monday through Friday in October presents a whole different feel [….]

Salem Ma Wicked Wednesdays Children's Parade photos by Creative Collective

Wicked Wednesdays Children’s Parade – Salem

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The annual Salem Haunted Happenings Wicked Wednesdays Children’s Parade was a huge success despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to cut the fun short! This event was presented by Creative Collective and the Phoenix School in Salem MA.

3rd Annual Salem Food Truck Festival

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3rd Annual Salem Food Truck Festival By Katie Kobel Attracting thousands of people, the Salem Food Truck Festival is one of the largest food truck festivals in New England. The 3rd Annual Salem Food Truck Festival was held September 29th and 30th and had 45 different vendors. With so many options from burgers, fries, sandwiches, [….]

Vampfangs opens in Salem!

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One of the more exciting ribbon cuttings to happen was courtesy of the all new shop in Salem Vampfangs. Featuring sideshow acts by Dr. Bones Circus of Marvels, appearances by local characters including Nosferatu, a visit by the Salem Chamber and the Mayor of Salem Kim Driscoll this was NOT your typical opening celebration! 

She brought magic to Salem. She has mixed feelings about it

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By Billy Baker GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 27, 2017
SALEM — It is not her fault, Laurie Cabot declared.

Then she thought for a moment and revised her statement.

“OK, it is kind of my fault,” she said, referring to what has happened to October in Salem since she arrived nearly five decades ago and began the modern witch era in the “Witch City.”


Salem Photos – Wicked Wednesdays Parade and Costume Party

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The Phoenix School, Salem, MA and Creative Salem brought back the Children’s parade and turned it into a parade party as part of the Salem Haunted Happenings Wicked Wednesdays initiative.


Salem Photos – Mayor’s Night Out Salem 2017

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Once a year, at the beginning of the Salem Haunted Happenings Celebrations Mayor Kimberly Driscoll joins hundreds of little revelers in costume for Mayor’s Night Out. Dozens of local businesses offer special discounts and offers to residents and hand out treats for the little ones!

One Town Massachusetts Transforms Into A Terrifying Halloween Wonderland

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When in comes to Halloween, one town in Massachusetts does it bigger and better than anywhere else in the country.

We’re talking about Salem, of course. This historic town has a spooky history that goes back hundreds of years and is a community that isn’t afraid to embrace the weird side of life. Every year, this charming seaside town transforms into a terrifying Halloween wonderland.