Event News

Salem Reporter publishes a monthly roundup of live entertainment and major community events on the last Friday of each month. See an example calendar here. Events are listed by category, then chronologically.

We publish a monthly listing of art, historical and cultural exhibits at local museums and venues.

We publish a weekly event roundup Wednesdays at 4 p.m. that includes the following 7 days.

Our reporters also write stories in advance of many major Salem events and photographers often cover those events.

Families and supporters of competitors in the Salem Ironman competition line the banks of the Willamette River in Salem’s Riverfront Park to watch the swimming event. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter)

What we cover

Our focus is on events and news in Salem, not surrounding communities.

We don’t include political rallies or marches, campaign events or other partisan or political gatherings in our events calendars. We will include educational or informative programs about politics or civics, such as Salem City Club programs or lectures at the Salem Public Library.

Events should be open to the public. It’s fine if your event is restricted to a particular demographic, like families, seniors or high school students, but we don’t publicize events that are members-only.

There’s no set formula for what events we send photographers to or preview in advance, but here are a few things we consider:

Attendees walk in during the Hallman Neighborhood Family Council’s inaugural Fun Fridays at Northgate Park event on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

What to send us

To submit an event please email Managing Editor Rachel Alexander at [email protected]. Submissions for our monthly calendar should be received by the 25th of the month.

Please include the date(s), time, location, a brief description of the event, cost to attend, a link to a website or page with more information (like a Facebook event), and a link to buy tickets in advance, if applicable. Also provide contact information (name, email, phone) in case we want to get additional details.