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News in Salem

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Oct

2016

Pumpkinfest Returns to Downtown Salem October 29

One of the fall favorites in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Pumpkinfest, is set to return to the Salem Farmers Market this Saturday, October 29. This year’s event will once again take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and feature a costume contest and pumpkin give-away.

5

Aug

2016

42nd Annual Salem Distance Run Set for August 13

The 42nd Annual Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run is set for Saturday, August 13. The 5K, 10K and 3-mile Poker Walk events will once again start on Main Street in Downtown Salem and end at Longwood Park.

1

Aug

2016

Movies at Longwood moved to August 19th with "Inside Out"

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department will continue its 2016 outdoor movie season at Longwood Park on Friday, August 19th. The animated Disney-Pixar hit “Inside Out” - featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Kaitlyn Diaz and Phyllis Smith - will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.

8

Jul

2016

Domino to Headline "Salem After Five" on July 22

The 2016 “Salem After Five” concert series is down to the final two events of the season. On Friday, July 22, one of the region’s favorites, Domino, performs on the Salem Farmers Market stage. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting the Local Office on Aging.

6

Jul

2016

Jazz in July Set for July 16 at Longwood Park

Jazz In July, the annual mid-summer music event in Salem, returns to the Longwood Park Amphitheater on Saturday, July 16, from 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

5

Jul

2016

The Minions Take Over "Movies at Longwood" This Thursday

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department will continue its 2016 outdoor movie season at Longwood Park on Thursday, July 7. The ultra-popular movie “Minions” - featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Steve Carell will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.

10

May

2016

Movies at Longwood Summer Season Begins in June

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department will open its 2016 outdoor movie season at Longwood Park on Saturday, June 11. “Hotel Transylvania” – featuring the voice of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Fran Drescher will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.

14

Apr

2016

Chance Crawford Softball Tournament Returns This Weekend

The 36th annual Chance Crawford Benefit Softball Tournament will be held this weekend, April 15-17, throughout the Roanoke Valley. The highly successful charitable tournament is a regional effort put on by the cities of Salem and Roanoke and the counties of Roanoke and Botetourt. For this year’s tournament, there are 140 teams representing Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Tennessee.

12

Apr

2016

Salem After Five Performance Schedule Set for 2016

The popular “Salem After Five” concert series will begin a brand new season on Friday, April 29, with “The Kings” performing on the Salem Farmers Market stage. The event will get underway at 5:30 p.m. and all proceeds from the first event of the season will benefit The Salem Food Pantry.

11

Apr

2016

Dates Are Set for 65th Annual Fishing Rodeo at Lake Spring

The City of Salem Parks & Recreation Department will be holding the 65th annual Ernest “Pig” Robertson Fishing Rodeo at Lake Spring Park on the following dates:
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