JUNE 15 2018 - SCIENCE & DOGS!
June 15, 2018 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury! Artists and crafters fill the streets, with live music on the Plaza by Muskrat Lighting. This month's theme is combo – WEIRD SCIENCE and PAW PRINTS!
Rain hampered outdoor activities in May – but have no fear! Science is back in June – and its combined with Salisbury’s fan favorite dog friendly theme! So bring the pooch, and get ready for slime and wacky experiments in Downtown Salisbury!
For all things DOGS - check out the all new 3rd Friday area down on Market Street, in front of Acorn Market and Angello’s Unique Gifts! The Salisbury MD Kennel Club will be out with information and agility equipment - and lots of fun ideas on how you can interact with your dog to build trust and communication! There will be doggy cooling stations, and special dog themed vendors as well!
At the intersection of Main & Division, in the parking lot of One Plaza East, there will be some more doggy-action! Fetch Dog Company, a local dog walking, sitting and doggy day care, will be hosting a dog show – with categories for tiniest dog, ugliest dog, best dressed, judges choice – show starts at 6pm, and registration is over at 5:45 – with 8 dogs accepted for each category. There will also be a hot dog eating contest (for dogs), plus tie dyed dog bandanas, t-shirts and swag bags!
For all things SCIENCE - make your way to North Division Street - where you can check out Ava’s Slime Shop, M-4 Reactor's 3-D printer plus, hands on science experiments and more! Plus check out ‘Science Night’ in the Downtown Visitor Center with Dr. Z and Dr. C from Salisbury University – with cool fossils, minerals and a real Mammoth Bone from the Ice Age! !
The Eastern Shore Ghostbusters will have their converted ECTahOe1, movie accurate props and a free slime lab set up for everyone to come out and enjoy! The ES Ghostbusters also want to know if there is something strange in your neighborhood – and will talk about ghost hunting with an open mind!
Also on N. Division Street, check out the Tri County District 1st Annual Corporate Pinewood Derby, in support of the Tri County District Boy Scouts!
Watch grown adults and local businesses race cars that they created, as they compete and bribe the judges for prizes, accolades and bragging rights! The rules are there are no rules –and check out the Pit Stop After Party at The Brick Room!
On the Plaza, artists and crafters fill the streets, and there will be live music by Muskrat Lighting! The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring DogFish Head beer and local wine - with tips benefiting the Wicomico Humane Society. Plus, be sure to stop by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Courtyard for the annual Blessing of the Animals at 5:10pm and 6:00pm, all are welcome, and while you’re there check out their commemorative merch for their 250th anniversary! Organ concert at 7p.m.
Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus is opening a brand-new exhibition titled Cross Currents: Contemporary Art on the Eastern Shore, that includes pieces from 11 contemporary artists living and working on the Delmarva Peninsula. The exhibition presents an array of practices and perspectives that reflect on what it means to be alive and making work right now, and includes 2d representational and abstract painting and collage, as well as photography, silkscreen, ceramics, sculpture and installation.
Salisbury Art Space is also hosting a brand-new exhibition Through the Eye of the Lens. The photography exhibition includes works from local and regional artists, and even some submissions from local high schoolers. Also at Salisbury Art Space, check out a solo exhibition by local artist and photographer Petra Bernstein in the Foyer.
The shops and businesses are ready for spring with special events planned! Kuhns Jewelers has found the perfect gift the unique man in your life – pure tantalum! Number #73 on the periodic table, tantalum is a blue-grey metal that is hypoallergenic, crack-resistant, durable and rare! Barefoot Baby Boutique hosting a meet and greet with local artist Jenell Willey – who will be showing off her famous dog portraits and taking commissions!
Galaxy 38 is hosting a Paint Nite, and Cake Art is hosting a Create -Your-Own-Cupcake night! Parker Place will have a pop-up boutique set up in their old location all weekend long and check out the ribbon cutting for Film Crew Productions, an all new corporate video space next to Tony Weeg Photography Studios – come celebrate the expanding partnership between Tony Weeg, and videographer Maurice Waters, Jr.
The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday! Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will live music by Bohdi Wolfe from 5:30 – 8:30pm on the dog-friendly patio, and late night jams with DJ SL. Brew River Restaurant and Bar will have a Friday Night Dock Party with the Island Boys from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and DJ E-State late night. Market Street’s patio is also dog friendly, and they will have DJ Juan 9:30p.m. to close, and Mojo’s will have DJ Vybe plus all your favorite eats from their dog -themed menu!
PLEASE NOTE - 3rd Friday's footprint will be expanded to include the stretch of road in front of the Acorn Market, and Angello's Unique Gifts. Road closures can be expected at 3PM on the Plaza (intersection of Main Street, and Division Street), at Mill Street and W. Main Street, and at Calvert Street and W. Market Street. The block of N. Division Street between Church Street and N Division Street will close at 4PM.
3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.
To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must pre-register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com