Salem Parenting & Play Groups

Start date: October 4, 2019

End date: December 6, 2019

Time: 9:30-11a.m.

Location: Easter Seals New Hampshire, 15 Ermer Road, Unit 102, Salem

Kids Activity

Join Salem Parenting & Play Groups and meet other parents and caregivers while they enjoy stories, fun activities, snacks, and parenting/child development information. Moms, Dads, family caregivers, and the children meet with a group leader once a week for fun learning activities and sharing all of the joys and challenges of raising young children. There is a snack/supply fee of $5 per group/family. Fridays 9:30-11a.m.

Toscana Fest

Date: October 13, 2019

Time: 10a.m.-2p.m.

Location: Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main St., Salem. 

Festival | food

Tuscan Piazza will transform into an Italian street festival. This annual event to benefit Lazarus House will be brimming with Italian cuisine and culture. While festival-goers snack on artisan treats like paninis, hand-spun gelato, signature meatballs and more, there is live music, bocce ball and fall favorites for the kids like pumpkin carvings, hayrides, face-painting, carnival games, a bouncy house, cotton candy, apple cider and raffles.

Millville Lake Dam Opening

Date: October 15, 2019

Time: 7a.m.-4:30p.m.

Location: Millville Lake, Salem

The Salem Department of Public Works and the Millville Lake Protective Association are scheduled to open the Millville Lake dam gate.  Oct. 15, 7a.m.-4:30p.m.

Toddler Tuesdays

Date: October 15, 2019

Time: 9:30-10:30a.m.

Location: The Mall at Rockingham Park, 99 Rockingham Park Blvd., Salem

Kids Activity

The fun starts near Olympia Sports and ViaStyle with crafts and fun games.

Oktoberfest at the Salem VFW

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 6-11:30p.m.

Location: Salem NH VFW Post 8546, 42 N Broadway, Salem

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the VFW while supporting local Veterans!  Raise a toast, have a brat, a giant pretzel, and play fun German party games.  All proceeds benefit worthy Veteran causes. Tickets are $10.

Alumni, Students, & Friends Pasta Class & Italian Dinner Party

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 5-8:30p.m.

Location: Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main Street, Salem

Granite State College invites fellow alumni and friends of the college to Tuscan Kitchen for a cooking class and dinner. Guests will work side-by-side with a talented chef, David Crinieri, and learn true artisan Italian cooking. An authentic Italian dinner will follow the pasta making class. Tickets and information available at

The Chicago Experience

Start date: October 19, 2019

End date: October 20, 2019

Time: 7:30p.m.

Location: Seifert Performing Arts Center, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem


This group of professional musicians will recreate all of your favorite tunes by the famous band, “Chicago”. SHS Performing Arts students will also perform with the band! Come relive some memories and enjoy great music!    Oct. 19, 7:30p.m. & 20, 2p.m.

Studio Two Beatles Tribute – Benefit Concert

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 8-10p.m.

Location: Granite State Arts Academy, 19 Keewaydin Drive Suite #4, Salem

Live Music

Granite State Arts Academy presents Studio Two – The Beatles Tribute. Studio Two will capture all of the excitement and danceable 50’s and 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. For more information and for tickets, visit or studiotwotribute on Facebook.

Annual Harvest Fest – Windham

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 12-4p.m.

Location: Griffin Park, 101 Range Road, Windham


Annual fall event at Griffin Park. There will be a doggie costume parade at noon followed by activities/performers in the rear of the park from 1-3p.m. Roaming Railroad will be giving rides from 12:30-3:30p.m.. There will be a kid costume parade at 2:45p.m followed by trick-or-treating in the front of the park.

St. Lucy Parish Craft Fair 

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 9a.m.-3p.m.  

Location: St. Lucy Parish, Parish Hall, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA

Craft Fair

St. Lucy Parish invites you to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with 30 vendors, a bake sale, raffles and more. Oct. 19,

Freemasons Open House 

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 9a.m.-3p.m.

Location: Spicket Lodge No. 85, 109 Main St., Salem

The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, Free and Accepted Masons invite the public to explore the mysteries of their centuries-old organization. All are invited to visit their local lodge to learn about the history, teachings and mysteries surrounding Freemasonry.

The Greater Salem Artists Association Art Show

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 12-4p.m.

Location: The Residence at Salem Woods, 6 Sally Sweets Way, Salem


Discover the unique talent of local area artists. Various artworks will be on display for viewing and purchase. Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music, local wine and seasonal hors d’oeuvres. RSVPs preferred but walk-ins welcome. To register, and for more information, contact Brittany Talbot (603) 890-0580 or

I’ll Take the Fifth! Piano Concerto No. 5 and Symphony No. 5 

Start date: October 19, 2019

End date: October 20, 2019

Time: 2p.m.

Location: Seifert Performing Arts Center, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem

The Phil starts its 2019-2020 season with the powerful music of Beethoven. The concert will open with the rousing overture to “Fidelio.” Next, pianist George Lopez joins the orchestra in the Piano Concerto No.5, the “Emperor” concerto. They will close the concert with one of the most well-known pieces of classical music, Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No. 5. Tickets are $30 for adults, seniors $25, students $8, Salem students $5 and can be purchased at


Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 12p.m.

Location: 200 Lawrence Road, Salem


Saints Mary and Joseph Parish host Harvest Fest, featuring a chili cook-off, food trucks, apple pie contest, bake sale, 50/50 raffles, scarecrow contest and more! There is no admission to enter or park and the following activities are free: petting zoo, face and pumpkin painting, cornhole and an exciting Salem Police K9 demo!

Biz Fest 2019 

Date: October 24, 2019

Time: 5-8p.m.

Location: The Mall at Rockingham Park (second level by Lord & Taylor), 99 Rockingham Park Blvd., Salem

Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Mall of Rockingham Park, will celebrate local businesses at Biz Fest 2019.  There will be something for everyone and admission is free. Many of the mall stores will be participating in this event and attendees will enjoy giveaways, discounts and raffles. The event will feature over 50 local businesses.

Clue: On Stage

Start date: October 25, 2019

End date: October 26, 2019

Time: 7-9p.m.

Location: Seifert Performing Arts Center, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem


Come see the beloved 1985 film staged at SHS! Join Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and all the characters you know for a night of madcap hilarity!

Halloween Cosplay Contest

Start date: October 25, 2019

End date: October 27, 2019

Time: 10a.m.-6p.m.

Location: ThinkGeek, 99 Rockingham Park Blvd., Salem

Join ThinkGeek for its annual ThinkGeek Halloween cosplay contest! Here how it works: visit the store from 10a.m. Friday 10/25 through 6pm Sunday 10/27 in your best cosplay. The Geeks will take your photo, post it on the store’s Facebook page and the photo with the most likes by 9pm on Halloween will win an awesome prize!

Halloween Bash at Voter’s School of Dance

Date: October 25, 2019

Time: 7:30-10:30p.m.

Location: Voter's School of Dance, 341 S.Broadway, Salem (above Army Barracks Store)

Kids Activity

Costume contest, games, dancing, goodies and the movie Hocus Pocus. Cost is $25 for one or $45 for a family. Pre-registration is required.

Dollars for Scholars Halloween Fundraiser 

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 6p.m.-12a.m.

Location: Black Water Grill, 43 Pelham Road, Salem


Dollars for Scholars is hosting a Halloween Theme Party with a DJ, raffles, appetizers and silent auction. Costumes are not required but strongly suggested to take part in the fun.

Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Date: October 27, 2019

Time: 10a.m.-12:30p.m.

Location: Kid's World Indoor Playground of Salem, 288 N. Broadway, Salem

Kids Activity

Bring your costumed little ghouls and goblins and don’ forget their trick or treat pails. Kids World of Salem is hosting a Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. There will be nut-free candy and non-candy prizes, ribbons for best costumes, games, pumpkin painting, character appearances and face painting!