Visit Salem

Salem, the capital city of Oregon, lies in the center of the lush Willamette Valley. Surrounded by green pastures, fields of flowers, gardens, vegetables, orchards and vineyards, Salem’s summer farmer’s markets overflow with locally raised produce and hand-crafted products.

Salem offers a wide array of restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions, ranging from historic sites and museums to events that appeal to a wide variety of interests. These include sports tournaments, arts fairs, theater, and music. From the vibrant shopping district and historic downtown, several parks are within walking distance, inviting residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors.

What’s happening
  • APR27Thu
    2nd Annual All-City Poetry Slam
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • APR29Sat
    A Walk In The Park
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY3Wed
    Salem First Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
  • MAY6Sat
    AWESOME 3000
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • MAY6Sat
    Bird Watching Walking Tour
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • MAY13Sat
    SUPERHERO DASH!
    8:45 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY13Sat
    Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk Challenge
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geer Community Park, 3071 State ST Salem OR 97301
  • MAY13Sat
    March For Babies
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Salem Health, Rehabilitation Center, 755 Mission Street SE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY16Tue
    Mayor's International Council - International P...
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Broadway Coffee House, 1300 Broadway ST NE STE 100, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY20Sat
    COUNTRY Kids Relays
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • MAY20Sat
    Run to Remember
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY29Mon
    Memorial Day Observance
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 
  • JUN3Sat
    Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN3Sat
    Saxen Scholarship 5k
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUN4Sun
    WillaMutt Strut 2017
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN7Wed
    Salem First Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
  • JUN10Sat
    Walk for Hope & Fun Run
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pavillion, Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN10Sat
    Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • JUN17Sat
    EcoFest 2017
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN23Fri
    Salem Summer Solstice 5k/10k
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • JUN23Fri
    Summer Solstice 5/10k Run and Walk
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • JUN24Sat
    World Beat
    6/24/2017 10:00 AM - 6/25/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN25Sun
    World Beat
    6/24/2017 10:00 AM - 6/25/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN29Thu
    14th Annual Public Works Day
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL4Tue
    Independence Day
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 
  • JUL20Thu
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL21Fri
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL21Fri
    68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
    7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/23/2017 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUL22Sat
    68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
    7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/23/2017 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUL22Sat
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL23Sun
    68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
    7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/23/2017 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUL23Sun
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301

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Salem OR 97301
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