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Salem Arts is proud to present Artoberfest 2024. 

Join us for a FREE, day-long event featuring live music, art, creative activities, food, and beer. This outdoor event will be held on the Salem Maritime Historic Site lawn next to Salem Arts Association. Bring a blanket, get comfy and enjoy a day of live entertainment on Derby Street in Salem. 

Saturday September 28 2024 • 12 - 6

Live Music & Entertainment

Music and Events are in planning and will be announced when available

Creative Activities

Watch the Creativity Happen. Art activities including live artists at work. 

Food & Beer Garden

Bring your appetite and Thirst!

Our Sponsors and Supporters


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council and Peabody Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Artoberfest is supported by tourism dollars through Destination Salem.

You can help! we're looking for event sponsorships from businesses and individuals.

Sponsorship Info Here

Artoberfest Exhibition

Salem Arts Association members and community of artists explore Salem’s history with autumn, halloween, witchcraft, and the spirit of the season.  The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.

Opening Reception: Friday September 13 from 6-8 PM

On display September 14 through Saturday November 9, 2024

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 12-6 pm


Would you like to help? We need lots of volunteers to help us set up, assist the bands back stage, and clean up after the festival. Thank you for helping make Artoberfest a great event.  

Sign Up to Volunteer

Email if you want to help as a volunteer or committee member

Morning Set Up (9:00 am - 12:00 Noon)

  • Setting up tents, tables, and chairs
  • running extension cords and lighting
  • Assisting vendors/performers

Back Stage (Three Shifts, 9-12, 12-3, 3-6)

  • Setup/take down the stage equipment
  • Help guide bands on and off the stage
  • Assist the sound manager as needed
  • Direct performer parking

Information Tables and Runners (12-3, 3-6)

(this is lighter work for those who are unable to lift and carry stuff)

  • Assorted help throughout the day
  • Greet visitors
  • Answer questions

Take Down & Clean Up (5:00 - 7:00)

  • take down tents, tables, and chairs
  • Dismantle stage canopy and lights
  • Assisting vendors/performers

Thank you!

Email if you want to help as a volunteer or committee member

Salem Arts Association
159 Derby Street 
Salem, MA 01970  
Phone: 978-745-4850 

Weekends 12-6pm

Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving
and New Years Day 
Parking: on street when available


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159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970