Activities in Salem

Up to 54% Off Sasquatch Hunt

Sasquatch Hunt

Salem

$75 $35

Truth-seekers attempt to track down Sasquatch during an overnight camping trip with complimentary transportation to and from Salem

Up to 59% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Invasion Athletix

Salem

$45 $19

Nonprofit organization offers calorie-burning kickboxing classes bast on methods of Bruce Lee to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

Up to 53% Off Fencing Classes or Camp

Salem Fencing Club

Salem

$60 $30

Fencing camps and introductory courses cover all aspects of fencing, from history and theory to techniques and combat tactics

52% Off Bingo at B&G Bingo

B&G Bingo

Southeast Mill Creek

$31 $15

Bingo hall with lottery station and full-service deli

Up to 59% Off Karate, Kickboxing, or Boxing Classes

Steele's Karate

Central Area

$129 $59

In full gym outfitted with boxing ring and weight room, instructors teach martial arts with emphasis on discipline and respect

Up to 55% Off All-Day Paintball Package

Warpaint International

Salem

$32 $16

Newly renovated 20,000 sq. ft. indoor paintball facility where players can fire their 200 paintballs in mock hotels and mineshafts

Up to 65% Off FitRanx Fitness Classes

Inspirations Fitness

South Salem

$139 $59

Program created by a life coach, martial-arts enthusiast, and certified trainer; designed to accommodate each students' fitness level

Up to 69% Off Group Fitness Classes

Walker Fitness

West Salem

$65 $29

A certified personal and CrossFit trainer combines personalized workouts with a small group setting to produce results and accountability

Up to 51% Off Racquetball-League Entry

Courthouse Fitness

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

For one night each week, racquetballers from novice to expert sweat it out on the smooth floors of indoor courts

Up to 53% Off Basketball Camp at Hoopla

Hoopla

Central Area

$59 $29

Area coaches bring strong basketball knowledge and backgrounds to camp, where kids sharpen skills and play against one another

50% Off Private Wedding Dance Lessons at Valley Dance Academy

Valley Dance Academy

Tegan Willett

$150 $75

After a consultation, a dance instructor works with the engaged couple to choreograph and practice a wedding dance over three sessions

46% Off Great Salem Race Entry for Four

The Great Salem Race

Salem

$35 $19

3rd annual family-friendly scavenger hunt goes through Salem as people complete challenges, solve clues, & race through 3- to 5-mile course

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village – Up to 45% Off Maker Festival

AC Gilberts Discovery Village

Central Area

$20 $11

Interactive children's museum hosts family-friendly and adults-only events exhibiting crafts and inventive products

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

68% Off CrossFit On-Ramp Course

Mahoney CrossFit

Salem

$120 $39

Beginners meet three times a week for workouts that introduce CrossFit's functional exercises and ready them for more intense classes

Up to 51% Off Swim Lessons or Swim Team at North West Aquatics

North West Aquatics

Salem

$35 $19

Swim classes are capped at five students per instructor to ensure individualized attention; swim teams are open to swimmers ages 7-18

Up to 58% Off Classes at Yoga Escape

Yoga Escape

Salem

$55 $25

Students of all skill levels twist their way through peaceful yoga classes, including Gentle Flow and Rest & Relax classes

Up to 47% Off Open-Water PADI Certification Course

Salem Scuba & Travel, Inc.

Salem

$350 $189

Open-water diving courses take place over roughly two weeks, during which you'll complete classroom, pool, and open-water sessions

Up to 53% Off 10 or 20 Classes at Yoga Revolution

Yoga Revolution

South Salem

$80 $39

Studio houses a variety of creative yoga classes, including hot yoga

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For nearly two decades, three-day festival The Bite & Brew of Salem has celebrated Northwest American summer through beers, food, and outdoor entertainment. Held on the grassy lawns of Riverfront Park, the annual event combines family-friendly entertainment with performances by 15 local and national bands on two outdoor stages. Meanwhile, local breweries such as Salem Ale Works, Hop Valley Brewing Co., and Gilgamesh Brewing pour more than 60 draft beers, including a few hard-to-find concoctions. To complement the suds, a plethora of Oregon food carts and restaurants serve sweet and savory fare under the blazing July sun.

PO Box 127
Salem,
OR
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Urban scavengers take to the streets of Salem to solve clues and complete challenges in The Great Salem Race. The third-annual scavenger hunt takes competitors through a 3- to 5-mile course—the length depends on the route competitors take and how efficiently they solve the clues—during which they will discover or re-discover some of Salem's finest sites and businesses. Most teams will complete the course by 1 p.m., after which they can enjoy food and drink specials at the official after-party.

200 Commercial Street Southeast
Salem,
OR
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The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill preserves slices of valley history by word and deed, keeping up 14 historic structures and filling them with historical tours and living history displays. The Jason Lee house represents the oldest building on campus, built in 1841. The structure also boasts the title of oldest surviving wooden frame house in the Pacific Northwest, and its interior sports the period appropriate furnishings right down to an iron stove and a snoring, bonneted grandmother. Nearby stands the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, and piece of the Industrial Revolution that has survived since 1896, earning recognition as an American Treasure by the National Park Service. Workers keep the buildings clean and sound for tours and rentals, while actors keep the ground vibrant with living historical portrayals.

1313 Mill St SE
Salem,
OR
US

Rapidly approaching their six-month anniversary, JoyRide Cycling Studio rides into the hearts of fitness fans with more than 10 indoor cycling classes per week, each conducted within a clean, state-of-the-art facility and led by one of three experienced and enthusiastic wheel wizards. Students strike up on Schwinn AC Sports Bikes—which use Virtual Contact Resistance technology to simulate the resistance of a real bike ride—to tunes pumped through a booming sound system. Like team-building retreats and meetings for Hot Dog Scarfers Anonymous, JoyRide fosters a supportive environment in which its clients can safely commit to catalyzing their metabolism.

735 Browning Ave SE
Salem,
OR
US

Each noncompetitive Curves facility invites female fitness-seekers to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.

3090 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem,
OR
US

Formerly the Oregon Wine, Food & Brew Fest, 2014's First Taste Oregon will showcase the same types of Oregon talent: winemakers, brewers, distillers, and chefs. On Friday, January 24, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, January 25, from noon to 10 p.m., a fresh lineup of vendors will flood the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center's Columbia Hall with their pours, suds, and cuisine. Though the final list of exhibitors remains a mystery, last year's bunch included Eastside Distilling—which led a special tasting of its bourbon, vodka, and coffee rum, among others—and demos by several Oregon chefs. Visitors can park in the free lot, and grab some taste tickets to enjoy similar activities this year.

2330A 17th Street Northeast
Salem,
OR
US