Haunted Happenings, SalemStandout Qualities: Salem bars and restaurants have specials on Wicked Wednesdays during Haunted Happenings. Also, the festival provides a great time to get your cards read, take a new tour, or sip a glass of wine and watch the weird and wonderful descend on Salem.
Insider Tip: Know Salem, but don’t really know the new restaurant scene very well? Try an AM Coffee Walk with Salem Food Tours, operating daily in October, and enjoy the history/culinary/cultural scene overview. Complimentary coffee/tea, sweet treat, and spice tasting.
Fun Fact: Today, members of the modern pagan and witch community have a home in Salem, where Samhain is celebrated each October to recognize the end of the harvest season and the coming of winter. The city’s modern witches have the unique opportunity of being able to share their beliefs and celebrations with both locals and out-of-town guests who come to celebrate the Halloween season in Salem.
Downtown Salem, 978-744-3663, hauntedhappenings.org