Salem Local Events Government
What events are happening locally in Salem Oregon
Salem is a lively and energetic city that hosts a variety of local events throughout the year. Whether you're looking for family-friendly activities, outdoor adventures, or cultural experiences, Salem has something to offer everyone
Salem ( SAY-ləm) is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857. Salem had a population of 174,365 in 2019, making it the third-largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene.