Celebrate Salem Civic Center’s 50th Anniversary Aug. 18 EVENT SCHEDULE UPDATE

Posted on August 13, 2022

City of Salem – 08/12/22 2:00 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
  • 70s-Style Costume Party
  • Youth Activities
  • Geocaching
  • Art & Architecture Tours
  • Music & Entertainment

Entertainment and Activities (subject to change)

  • 3:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies featuring Army National Guard 45 Away (Peace Plaza)
  • 3:15 p.m. Art Tour (Library Peace Plaza entrance)
  • 3:30 p.m. Micronesian Islander Stories (Library/Anderson Room)
  • 4:00 p.m. Army Natural Guard Woodwind Ensemble (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 Peace Plaza entrance)
  • 5:15 p.m. Salem Indigenous Now (Atrium stage)
  • 5:15 p.m. Architecture Tour (City Hall west plaza entrance)
  • 5:30 p.m. Center 50+ Ukuleles (Library/Anderson Room)
  • 6:00 p.m. Aztec Group (Atrium stage)
  • 6:30 p.m. Paradise of Samoa (Library/Anderson Room)

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 50th@cityofsalem.net.

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