Fun for All Ages: Celebrate Salem Civic Center’s 50th Anniversary Aug. 18

Posted on July 30, 2022

City of Salem – 07/29/22 1:00 PM

Salem, Ore. – The City of Salem, in collaboration with community partners, has created a unique afternoon and evening full of fun for all ages in celebration of the Salem Civic Center’s 50th Anniversary. Join the celebration on Thurs., Aug. 18, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Featured activities will include live entertainment, architecture tours, art tours, youth activities, geocaching, art and history exhibits, a resource fair, and more.

Events and activities will be featured throughout the Civic Center campus. Check in at the Peace Plaza (the plaza between the Salem Public Library and the Salem Civic Center) to get a program of scheduled events and a map.

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Resource Fair
  • Costume Party
  • Youth Activities
  • Geocaching
  • Art & History Exhibits

Entertainment and Activities (subject to change)

  • 3:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies featuring Army National Guard Electric Ensemble (Peace Plaza)
  • 3:15 p.m. Art Tour (Library Plaza entrance)
  • 3:30 p.m. Micronesian Islander Stories (Library/Anderson Room)
  • 4:00 p.m. Army Natural Guard Acoustic Band (Atrium stage)
  • 4:15 p.m. Architecture Tour (City Hall west plaza entrance)
  • 4:30 p.m. Casa de la Cultura Tlanese (Library/Anderson Room)
  • 4:45 p.m. Art Tour (Library Plaza entrance)
  • 5:00 p.m. Salem Indigenous Now (Atrium stage)
  • 5:15 p.m. Architecture Tour (City Hall west plaza entrance)
  • 5:30 p.m. Center 50+ Ukulele Band (Library/Anderson Room)
  • 6:00 p.m. Neighborhood Recognition (Atrium stage)
  • 6:30 p.m. Paradise of Samoa (Atrium stage)

The City of Salem’s Civic Center, a unique New Brutalist architectural design, located at 555 Liberty St. SE, was completed in August 1972.

For additional information regarding the 50th anniversary celebration, email

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