What's Happening at Salisbury Beach
There are numerous events that are held annually in Salisbury. One theme for a large majority of these beach parties is family oriented fun. The town and the local merchants put on these events to draw tourists to the area and from their perspective the best way to do this is to cater to families. Some events are fun weekends with a central theme and a lot of different offerings held over many days. Others have a more sngle minded focus and are scheduled as a single evening or last for a few hours. And whatever events draw you to Salisbury, there is always the beach to enjoy.
Weekly Music / Surfside Live
The Surfside Live series is held on Saturday nights and features two exciting live shows. The first is a concert that features a different band every week. This is followed by a fireworks display. The price is right too - Free! The music starts at 7 PM and is held on a beach stage. Bring a blanket or beach chair, make your way to the beach from the Broadway Street beach access and find a seat in the sand. After the music ends and it is fully dark, fireworks are shot off from a barge in the ocean. The series begins in late June and runs until early September. The full line up of bands and dates is available here.
The 4th of July
Fireworks, music and more. The weekend long events include three days of sand sculpturing and a boatload of ongoing family events. On Saturday night there is a concert featuring the Bill Marshall Group. That begins at 7 PM and is followed by the fireworks. Below you can see some amatueur video of last year's fireworks show.
June 27 and 28, 2009
Going into its third year, this weekend party is getting better every year. There is of course the obligatory Saturday night concert (7 PM with the James Montgomery Blues Band) and fireworks after the music. There is also a volleyball tournament, amusement rides for the kids, a pet parade, a jet ski race on the ocean and more.
Merrimack River Festival
July 25 and 26, 2009
This is the second time this event is being held, after its initial 2008 launching as what was hoped would be an annual event. The weekend (July 25 and 26) is nautically themed. There will be some sailing ships in the Merrimack available for touring. Plenty of kid friendly events are also scheduled, with many featuring some neat boating themed stuff - like pirates wandering around that your kids can meet and talk with. There will also be a Saturday night music and Fireworks show.