Salem CultureFest 2016 Events and Schedule

Like everyone, you are probably wondering what is going on at the Salem CultureFest?  You know its going to be fun, but what are some of the details?  Read on to learn more...

The Salem CultureFest 2016 will be going on all day Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th. This year we have one central location for stage performers on and by the "gazebo". This family friendly festival will showcase much of the talent found in and around the Salem area, while also sharing the many cultures found locally.

In addition, we will have a family friendly parade each day.  You are encouraged to join in and enjoy the diversity found right here in our community.

We anticipate having over 50 vendors participating with wares ranging from framed art and photos, several types of jewelry, pottery, balloons, toys, carvings, candles, food, shirts, hats, and more. Much of what you will find at this festival is handmade, available directly from the artists who crafted them.

Below is the latest schedule of performers. In addition, there are many other events and activities you will find throughout the festival, moon bounce, face painting, puppeteers, and more. 

[schedule may change without notice]

 Day 1  Saturday, July 16, 2016 
Time Start Performer Name
 11:30 AM  National Anthem - Dana Sheridan
 11:45 AM  Drumming with A3D, led by Mamadou Diop
 12:00 PM  Cosmic Moxa (World Jazz Fusion)
 1:30 PM  Smoove Impact (New Era Old School)
 3:00 PM  Son Del Sol Boston (Andean)
 4:30 PM  Akwaaba Dance Ensemble (African Dance and Drum)
 6:00 PM  ReBelle (Reggae)
 Day 2  Sunday, July 17, 2016 
Time Start Performer Name
 11:30 AM  National Anthem - Martine Bernard
 11:45 AM  Drumming with A3D, led by Mamadou Diop
 12:00 PM  Troupe AXCENT (Belly Dancing)
 1:30 PM  Hipshot (High Energy Dance Band)
 2:40 PM  Greg Coles (Dance and Drum)
 3:15 PM  Shir David (Tribal Mystic Soul)
 4:30 PM  Cape Cod African Dance & Drum
 5:45 PM  Closing Remarks
 
MCs: Noci B87.7fm (Both Days) and Holly Harris (Sunday)
DJ: Ras Antoh

[schedule may change without notice]

HERE'S A MORE COMPLETE LIST OF THE DAYS EVENTS (INCLUDING STAGE SCHEDULE)

2016 Salem CultureFest Event Schedule– Salem, MA
Salem Commons

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Schedule is subject to change – see salemculturefest.com for updates)

10:00 am Festival begins – Vendors set up throughout Common (see map for locations)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Moon Bounce/Children’s Face Painting/Henna/Assorted International Games – It’s A Small World/Kids section
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Opening Ceremonies: National Anthem sung by Dana Sheridan - A3D Drumming – Main Stage
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Cosmic Moxa (World Jazz Fusion)Main Stage
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Smoove Impact (New Era Old School) – Main Stage
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Son Del Sol Boston (Andean)Main Stage
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Parade around the Commons, followed by a Mexican piñata party It’s A Small World/Kids section
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Akwaaba Dance Ensemble (African Dance and Drum) – Main Stage
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ReBelle (Reggae)  Main Stage

2016 Salem CultureFest Event ScheduleSalem, MA
Salem
Commons 

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 10 am to 6 pm (Schedule is subject to change – see salemculturefest.com for updates)

10:00 am Festival begins – Vendors set up throughout Common (see map for locations)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Moon Bounce/Children’s Face Painting/Henna/Assorted International Games – It’s A Small World/Kids section
11:30 am – 12:00 pm National Anthem sung by Martine Bernard - A3D Drumming – Main Stage
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Troupe AXCENT (Belly Dancers)Main Stage
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Hipshot (High Energy Dance Band)Main Stage
2:40 pm – 3:10 pm Greg Coles (Dance and Drum) – Near Main Stage
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Shir David (Tribal Mystic Soul)Main Stage
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Parade around the Commons, followed by a Mexican piñata partyIt’s A Small World/Kids sectionNear Main Stage
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cape Cod African Dance & Drum – Main Stage
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Closing Ceremonies – Main Stage

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