Salem Puppet Parade
A community puppet parade during the Children’s Parade for all-ages featuring puppets made of reused and recycled items. The parade is happening before the Salem Art Fair & Festival marketplace opens to the public.
When: Check-in at 8:45, parade at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 19
Location: Salem Art Association, 600 Mission St. SE, meet at the corner of High and Leffelle streets
Cost: Free to participate; register puppets at https://bit.ly/2LgC1N6
Canterbury Renaissance Faire
This experience offers an interactive environment modeled after a Summer Market Faire from the “Good Queen Bess” (Elizabeth I, 1558-1603) era. It features demonstrations, full-contact jousting, a tavern, food and more.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, July 20-21
Location: 6569 Valley View Road, Silverton
Cost: $15-27 adults, $12-21 ages 6-12 and ages 60 and older, free for ages 5 and younger; free parking
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YMCA Used Books/Surplus Sale
A variety of books, equipment, supplies and other items will be on sale.
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19-21
Location: Salem Family YMCA, 685 Court St. NE
Cost: No book costs more than $1.25; $3 sack, $5 box and $4 mystery box Sunday only
Information: 503-581-9622 or facebook.com/events/280275189552368
A car show featuring hot rods, rat rods, traditional customs and more, as well as live music, vendors, kid’s corner, raffles, pin-up contest, poker walk and more.
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20
Location: Oregon State Fairgrounds, 1820 Silverton Road NE, entry through the yellow gate
Cost: $5 admission (9 a.m.), $20 car entry fee (8 a.m.); open to 1965 and older American vehicles, $5 entry for 1979 and older motorcycles
Pints for Pits
The 3rd annual fundraiser for Born Again Pit Bull Rescue where $4 from every $8 limited edition event glass will benefit their community programs.
Information: Noon to midnight until glasses sell out Saturday, July 20
Location: Vagabond Brewing, 2195 Hyacinth St. NE #172
Information: 503-512-9007 or facebook.com/events/1293209204175227
More things to do
- Check it out: Salem-native created 65-foot mural inside Salem Center
- July: Salem Art Fair and more things to do in the Salem area
- Try these sauces: three local businesses adding sweetness, spice to craft condiments
- Get outside: Swimming, wilderness hiking and hot springs on Collawash River
Abby Luschei is the entertainment reporter for the Statesman Journal and can be reached at email@example.com or 503-399-6747. Follow her on Twitter @abbyluschei or facebook.com/luscheiabby.
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