Arts Fest Beverly
Held in mid-June each year, this exuberant block party converts Cabot Street into an all-day celebration of art and community. The event features more than 150 juried artists and crafters selling jewelry, clothes, housewares, pottery, paintings, and vintage items. Food trucks, live musicians, and free arts activities for kids round out the event.
Cabot St., Beverly, beverlymainstreets.org/arts-fest-beverly
Salem Arts Festival
The goal of the Salem Arts Festival is to let visitors both see great art and participate in it themselves. This three-day collaborative celebration of the arts features live dance and music, poetry workshops, interactive performances, and a street fair packed with vendors selling everything from whimsical jewelry to landscape paintings. Each year, the festival commissions public art works, turning the city itself into a gallery.