Special Events

Salem Distance Run - Sat, Aug 09
Park & Rec "Salem Distance Run" - Saturday, August 9th

Come run the 40th anniversary of the Salem Distance Run. Run begins on Main Street and finishes at Longwood Park. The distance run has races distances of 10k, 5k, & 3k poker walk. Come join running celebrity Josh McDougal, Liberty Cross Country coach & 2007 NCAA XC Champion.

To register for the race,
1. Sign up online by clicking here
2. Mail the registration & payment
3. Sign up day of the race.  You can register on August 8th-9th. 

Registration Brochure

Packet pick up is Friday, August 8th from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Lina Guilliams at 540-444-2925 x200.

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Salem After Five - Fri, Aug 15
Salem After Five Salem After Five - Friday, August 25th, 5:30-9 p.m.

Featuring: The Tams

Location: Salem Farmers Market

Admission: $5, children 12 and under are free. 

Come to listen to live music and dance the night away. Bring a chair and blanket while enjoying food from local vendors at our Food Court.  There are plenty of activities for children as well. 

Sponsored by: Salem Parks and Recreation, Q99-FM, Valley Bank and Pepsi.


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Movies at Longwood - Sat, Aug 23
Longwood Movies  Movies at Longwood - Saturday, August 23rd
 Movie: Rudy

Admission is free!! Begins at dark, bring chairs and a blanket and join us for a movie under the stars!! Concessions will be available to purchase from Fun Times.

Sponsored by Richfield Living Community & Freedom First


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Movies at Longwood - Sat, Sep 13

Longwood Movies  Movies at Longwood - Saturday, September 13th
Movie: The Lego Movie

Admission is free!! Begins at dark, bring chairs and a blanket and join us for a movie under the stars!! Concessions will be available to purchase from Fun Times.

Sponsored by Richfield Living Community & Freedom First

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Star-B-Q Bash - Sat, Oct 18

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Event is located Farmers Market and starts at 4 p.m. The music will begin at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance & $15 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free. 

Call Parks & Rec for more information at 375-3057.

Sponsored by Salem Parks & Recreation, 94.9 Star Country, & Pepsi

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Pumpkinfest - Sat, Oct 25
"Pumpkinfest" - Saturday, October 25th, Salem Farmers Market 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Trick or Treating with the merchants from 10 - 11 a.m. Sponsored by Salem Parks & Recreation and Q99-FM. More...
Christmas Tree Lighting - Fri, Dec 05
Park & Rec Lighting of City of Salem Christmas Tree - 6 p.m., Salem Farmers Market, Salem Christmas Parade to follow. More...
Ye Olde Salem Christmas - Sat, Dec 06
Park & Rec "Ye Olde Salem Christmas" - Salem Farmers Market, Salem Library, and Downtown Salem,
11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Salem Parks & Recreation, MedExpress, & MemberOne Credit Union.

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MAIN PHONE NUMBER

(540) 375-3057

ADDRESS

620 Florida Street
Salem, VA  24153

OFFICE HOURS

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Kathy Murphy
Special Events Manager
(540) 375-3057
kmurphy@salemva.gov

Nathan Wooden
Program Supervisor
(540) 375-3057
nwooden@salemva.gov

Salem WiFi Virginia.gov
Roanoke Valley