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Attendees at last years event

It’s time for Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl and a chance to sample some of the best ice cream in the North Shore from some of the many delicious ice cream shops the area has to offer. Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl event will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at the Salem Common from 6:00-7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The event is a chance to taste some classic favorite flavors, as well as try a few new ones from the area’s premier ice cream shops. “Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl is an affordable community event which gets people together at the Salem Common enjoying the one thing that everyone loves – ice cream!” states organizer Jennifer Bell.

A few of the businesses serving samples at the event include Maria’s Sweet Somethings; Cherry Farm Creamery; Ben & Jerry’s; DownRiver Ice Cream, Hobbs and Rita’s Italian Ice. Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl is a fun event for both children and adults to cool down from the heat and enjoy tasty ice cream. There will be free face painting for kids and music will be by DJ Doug.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. A spoon and napkin will be supplied with the purchase of a ticket. The proceeds will go towards Salem Main Streets, a non-profit organization, with the goal of revitalizing downtown Salem as a vibrant year-round retail, dining and cultural destination. Salem Main Streets organizes the Salem Farmers’ Market and other events downtown Salem. The Ice Scream Bowl is part of Salem Heritage Days, a 10 day event to celebrate the people of Salem.

For any other questions or comments regarding this event please contact Jennifer Bell at Salem Main Streets at (978) 744-0004 or email at