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Artoberfest 2023 - FREE Art and Music Festival

  • Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

September 30, 2023 • 12 - 6

Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest. 

Artoberfest 2023: FREE Music and Art Festival


Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest 2023.


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 and art on Derby Street in Salem.


Located on the Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Next to Salem Arts Association

Saturday September 30. 2023

12:00-6:00 PM


Live Music

Los Sugar Kings (12:00-1:00)

Jim and Tonic (1:30-2:30)

The Derby Girls (3:00-4:00)

Lois Lane and the Daily Planets (4:30-6:00)


Creative Activities

Gatto Belly Dance Troupe (1:00 - 1:30)

Tree of Care and Wonder

Live Painting by local artists


Food and Drink

Notch Biergarten

Pigpens BBQ

The Stand, Shaken not Stirred Fress Squeezed Lemonade


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 15 from 6-8 PM

On display September 16 through Saturday November 22, 2023

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 12-6 pm


Please support our sponsors and Supporters

Peabody Essex Museum

Mercy Tavern

The Lobster Shanty

Wolf Next Door Coffee

All Souls Lounge

SoSS Records

The Wandering Stage

Salem Access Television

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Creative Collective MA

Destination Salem

City of Salem

Massachusetts Cultural Council


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


Artoberfest is supported by tourism dollars through Destination Salem


Sponsorships Appreciated

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



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.





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159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970