Things To Do In Salem

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 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

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 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 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 55% Off All-Day Paintball Package

Warpaint International

Northgate

$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 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

Up to 53% Off Entry to Health and Gluten Expo

Healthy Living & Gluten Free Expo

Central Area

$20 $10

Over 50 vendors and nine speakers preach how to eat healthier and deal with dietary limitations during expo that features live cooking demos

Up to 85% Off CrossFit Classes

DIG Performance CrossFit

Salem

$200 $39

CrossFit classes build strength and stamina with daily roster of functional exercises

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 54% Off Wine Tasting at Ankeny Vineyard

Ankeny Vineyard

Jefferson

$47 $23.50

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Visitors savor small batches of pinot noir, pinot gris & creative blends culled from 35 acres of vineyard nestled in Willamette Valley

Up to 75% Off Private Dance Lessons

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

South Salem

$150 $49

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private lessons

Half Off Wine Tasting and Appetizers at Honeywood Winery

Honeywood Winery

Southeast Salem

$24 $12

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Snack on cheese, crackers, olives, and vegetables paired with a choice of wine

40% Off Gymnastics

Aga Gymnastics Academy

Salem

$10 $6

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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

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
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

Santiam Brewing specializes in cask-aged and oak barrel-aged beers. Their Pirate Stout, for instance, matures inside rum barrels from Rogue Distillery before dried organic coconut lends the brew a tropical note. The stout is one among the brewery's numerous mainstay beers, which range from raspberry-flavored wheat ales to European lagers and beers chockfull of German malts, hops, and yeast. These share the tasting room's 10 taps with rotating seasonal and one-off beers, while 4 other taps specialize in cask-conditioned ales pumped from Santiam's dedicated cask cellar.

2544 19th St SE
Salem,
OR
US

Valley Dance Academy teaches dances how to move with energy and grace in ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and jazz classes. Over the course of the year, classes build upon technique lessons, gradually improving dancers' skills. Then, every dancer is invited to showcase his or her work at one of the semi-annual performances.

2195 Hyacinth St NE
Salem,
OR
US

The sparkle of coal is a common sight in mineshafts, but no minerals have ever been found in Warpaint International's mineshaft. Instead, the splatter of fired paintballs covers the walls, just as it does in the newly renovated, 20,000-square-foot arena's other three play zones. Within the exciting facility, competitors can navigate the small homes of an indoor shantytown and crouch behind stacked barrels in an otherwise sparse mock-hotel.

JT SplatMaster Paintball offers a gentler version of paintball for younger players who have outgrown Extreme Contact Face Painting. And Warpaint International has partnered with Sniperz Den Paintball in St. Paul to host once-a-month events on more than 50 acres ripe for play, including seven bases replete with flags. Players can also stop by the full pro shop to stock up on markers, paintballs, and other related apparel.

2330 17th Street Northeast
Salem,
OR
US