Group Photo during October in Salem Night Market Photobooth 2019

October in Salem Night Market Photobooth – Sponsored by Lord Hobo Brewing

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Photos by K.H. Photography for Creative Collective The Creative Collective Night Markets continued this October with things to buy, drink, and see. The October 25th Night Market featured a beer garden by Notch, the popular vendor market, and a photo booth with K.H. Photography sponsored by Lord Hobo Brewing. The Creative Collective Haunted Happenings October [….]

Skip the Traffic & Take the Train to Salem Haunted Happenings

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Originally Posted on We’re sharing a word to the wise for visitors planning to attend the final weekend of Salem Haunted Happenings: Choose public transportation! This year’s Salem Haunted Happenings festivities have already welcomed a record number of visitors, and the fair-weather forecast combined with a weekend full of programming for all ages indicates October 25-27 could be the busiest [….]

5th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade – Oct. 12 at 1 pm on Derby Wharf

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Salem is going to the dogs (and cats and lizards and bunnies), and we couldn’t be happier about it! Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the fifth annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 pm on Derby Wharf, Salem Maritime National Historic Site (160 Derby Street). “This [….]

Mayors Night Out Photobooth Salem 2019

Mayor’s Night Out Costume Photobooth – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Click here for full gallery The annual Mayor’s Night Out trick or treat experience fell on Friday, October 4th this year, inspiring hundreds of kids and adults to don their fanciest of costumes for the event. Creative Collective hosted a photobooth on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, and many of the [….]

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.