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 2015 will be going on all day Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. This year we have one central location for stage performers 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 have over 50 vendors participating with wares ranging from framed art and photos, several types of jewelry, pottery, balloons, toys, carvings, candles, hand-loomed scarves, 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, pony rides, and more. 

[schedule may change without notice]

 Day 1  Saturday, July 18, 2015 
Time Start Performer Name
 11:30 AM  National Anthem - Martine Bernard
 11:45 AM  Drumming with A3D, led by Mamadou Diop
 12:00 PM  Son Del Sol Boston (Andean)
 2:00 PM  TOKYO TRAMPS
 4:00 PM  Benkadi Drum and Dance (Malian)
 6:30 PM  MAMADOU (West African)
 Day 2  Sunday, July 19, 2015 
Time Start Performer Name
 11:30 AM  National Anthem - Dana Sheridan
 11:45 AM  Drumming with A3D, led by Mamadou Diop
 12:00 PM  Molly Pinto Madigan (Singer/Songwriter)
 12:45 PM  Kenny Academy of Irish Dance (Irish Dancers)
 2:00 PM  Sisters In Dance (Middle Eastern Belly Dancing)
 3:00 PM  Hipshot (High Energy Horns and Funk)
 4:30 PM  The MERJ (Irish Rock)
 5:45 PM  Closing Remarks
 
MCs: De Ama Battle (Saturday) and Holly Harris (Sunday)
DJ: Dario (Sunday)

[schedule may change without notice]

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

2015 Salem CultureFest Event Schedule – Salem, MA
Salem Commons

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 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
11:00 am – 2:00 pm J&J Pony Rides – near It’s A Small World/Kids section
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Opening Ceremonies: National Anthem sung by Martine Maria Bernard - A3D Drumming – Main Stage
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Son Del Sol Boston (Andean)Main Stage
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm TOKYO TRAMPS (Japanese Rock) – Main Stage
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Parade around the Commons, followed by a Mexican piñata party It’s A Small World/Kids section
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Benkadi Drum and Dance (Malian Drum and Dance)Main Stage
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm African Dance Workshop with Alice Heller and Midgie Franz
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm MAMADOU (West African World Fusion)  Main Stage

2015 Salem CultureFest Event ScheduleSalem, MA
Salem
Commons 

Sunday, July 19, 2015 – 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
11:00 am –   2:00 pm J&J Pony Rides – near It’s A Small World/Kids section
11:30 am – 12:00 pm National Anthem sung by Dana Sheridan - A3D Drumming – Main Stage
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Molly Pinto Madigan (Singer/Songwriter)Main Stage
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Kenny Academy of Irish Dance (Irish Dancers)Main Stage
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Sisters In Dance (Belly Dancers)Main Stage
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hipshot (High Energy Horns)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 The MERJ (Irish Rock)Main Stage
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Closing Ceremonies – Main Stage