Archive for the ‘Boston’s North Shore’ Category

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Enlivens Salem Willows

Friday, August 20th, 2010

If you are visiting Boston this weekend, take the Salem Ferry from Boston to Salem MA this weekend for the annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival. You won’t want to miss out on thisĀ  two day event of FREE music! It all takes place at the Salem Willows on Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22. The festival is a fun, family-friendly event featuring live music, music education classes, an arts and crafts fair, and a kid’s play tent. Now in it’s 4th year, the festival has added an exciting new feature, a 21+ Beer Garden! Be sure to bring your IDs as they will be checked.

This year’s festival features headliners GRACE KELLY and SAM KININGER – plus dozens more performers! Many local Bostonians don’t even know about this festival but now you do! When the fun is done you can hop the ferry back to town

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is quickly growing into the premier music festival on the North Shore.

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Marblehead, MA Fireworks Makes Top 10 List

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Marblehead, MA is a sleepy coastal town on the North Shore of Boston and my home for nearly 20 years now. Each year Marbleheaders gather in and around the harbor to take in our local fireworks display and harbor illumination, complimented by music provided by some of the most talented performers at Crocker Park. The 4th of July celebration in Marblehead is a weekend long event, showcasing the Marblehead Festival of the Arts, culminating in the Marblehead Harbor Illumination.

Given such a fabulous event, it’s no wonder that this month Coastal Living magazine ranked Marblehead 5th in the “Top 10 Places to Celebrate the Fourth.”

Of course, the display can’t really compete with Boston’s spectacular, as I wrote about in a previous post, however if you are looking for a more quaint, folksy, and authentic experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Marblehead may certainly be the place you’ve been looking for.

And, as always, we have wonderful North shore accommodations including B&Bs and historic inns so you can explore this beautiful coastal town that isĀ  steeped in history.