11th Annual Salem's So Sweet Festival
Don't miss Salem's sweetest event of the year. Attend the 11th annual Salem’s So Sweet, Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping.
The blizzard caused organizers to reschedule Salem So Sweet for the weekend following Valentine's Day.
The Annual Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival is sponsored by the Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Main Streets. Join them and local retailers, businesses and restaurants as they celebrate the wonder of chocolate.
Schedule of Events
- Friday, February 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
- Fantastic Ice Sculptures – Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17
- Promotions, Events and Great Shopping – February 11 – 17
The Golden Ticket Raffle and a Window Decorating Contest will be happening as well… and much more!
With over 60 places to eat downtown Salem is the perfect place to have a romantic dinner or casual lunch. In celebration of the chocolate weekend, many of Salem’s finest restaurants will feature special chocolate offerings on their menus, including desserts, cocktails, and inventive sauces. Participating Salem retailers will offer in-store promotions, innovative displays and items geared toward chocolate and Valentine’s Day ranging from a chocolate fondue fountain to Valentine inspired dog treats.
Golden Tickets will be available in downtown Salem for a chance to win the Salem’s So Sweet Gift Basket. Pick up your Golden Ticket and have it validated at participating businesses (no purchase necessary) then enter to win a Salem's So Sweet gift basket which features many fine items from area retailers.
There are numerous special events during the festival.
- The Salem Theatre Company is offering a discount on their hit performance: The Real Thing.
- The National Park Service Visitor Center will have a historic display on ice and chocolate.
- 11th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting
The festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at Colonial Hall at Rockefella's. This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops. The Chocolate and Wine Tasting is sponsored by the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, 265 Essex Street.
- Ice Sculpture Festival – Over 15 Ice Sculptures!
Starting February 16th at 10 a.m. Location: Throughout Downtown Salem. Brochures with a map of ice sculptures will be available in various downtown businesses the weekend of the festival.
Salem So Sweet is presented by The Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Main Streets, and local retailers, restaurants and businesses.