Upcoming Events

Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Christmas Parade Read more

Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Christmas Parade

12/2/2022 6:00 PM

Ring in the season with the Lighting of the Salem Christmas Tree and the Christmas parade. Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 6:00 p.m. Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Tree Lighting will be at the Salem Public Library, Christmas Parade will be on Main Street.
*There will be food and drink vendors along with businesses along Main Street that will be open during this time.

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Stampede Championship Rodeo Read more

Stampede Championship Rodeo

1/6/2023 7:30 PM - 1/8/2023 5:00 PM

Friday, January 6

Saturday, January 7

Sunday, January 8

For 55 years, the Salem Championship Stampede Rodeo brings the perfect mix of sporting event and family entertainment. When the 2023 edition of the rodeo rides back into Salem, fans can expect more of the same non-stop excitement they have come to love.

Professional cowboys and cowgirls, many from the Virginia area, will be competing in rodeo’s most popular events, sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association.  The IPRA competition features bull riding, bronc busting, and barrel racing, and it is not unusual to have contestants from across the United States and Canada, including current or former world champions, utilizing this event as a final tune-up for the International Finals Rodeo.

The crowd-pleasing Boot Barn mutton busting is returning in 2023. Young cowpokes ages 5 - 7, who weigh 50 pounds or less, can register prior to each performance and see how far they can ride a sheep!

FOREIGNER - The Greatest Hits Tour Read more

FOREIGNER - The Greatest Hits Tour

5/21/2023 8:00 PM

One of the most enduring classic rock acts in music history is coming to Salem next May! 

FOREIGNER will make a stop at the Salem Civic Center arena on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Tickets for this "Greatest Hits" tour presented by Pepper Entertainment, are on-sale NOW. 

Sunday, May 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $125, $85, $69.50, $57, $39.50

Limited VIP Packages are also available online only.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Salem Civic Center Box office Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm.


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