Downtown Salem

The best time to visit Downtown Salem is right now! With more than 68 restaurants, independent and national retailers, a hotel, and two historic theaters, no visit to downtown is complete without shopping, dining, and entertainment. A variety of coffee shops are conveniently located as you take a walking tour of the historic district. Visit Riverfront Park and the recently completed pedestrian bridge that connects Minto-Brown Island Park and Wallace Marine Park trails.

Improvements are under way in several historic buildings, streetscape and public spaces, and new construction of an office building and residential rental units​—all contributing to downtown vibrancy.

What's happening
Aug. 27
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Explore Acrylic Inks10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy expressing your creative side in an outdoor setting, with an experienced art instructor as your coach. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 28
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Floral Arranging10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Wednesday Farmers Market
530 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Learn to make beautiful flower arrangements with experienced instructor Maria Palacio. All supplies provided.

Presenter: Maria Palacio

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Move 'n' Groove Fitness5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Come to the Amphitheater at Riverfront Park and have fun dancing and promoting wellness at the same time. Instructor Mai Dotran will teach you easy-to-follow dance steps in a supportive, positive environment. No experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome.

Presenter: Mai Dotran

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 29
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Wrap Bracelet1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun learning to make your own bracelet with help from instructor Mona West. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Mona West

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Flex 'n' Fab Fitness5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Join certified instructor Mai Dotran for this exciting and invigorating workout at the amphitheater in the park. A wide selection of music motivates the class through a variety of movements to boost functional strength, flexibility, mindfulness, balance, meditation, and relaxtion. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

Presenter: Mai Dotran

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Kenny LarsonCommunications and Community Engagement Manager
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
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