June 18, 2021 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. 3rd Friday will be held outdoors, with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music, and special events. This month’s theme is Paw Prints – so grab a leash, and the pooch – and head on out to Downtown Salisbury!
Paw Prints is always a fan favorite theme every year, and well-behaved pets are welcome to come enjoy the crowds. Wicomico Humane Society will be there with adoption info, and K-9 Legend Family Dog Training will be on-site doing live training demos. Check out Honest 5 Dog Treats, Downtown Salisbury’s newest retail shop specializing in 100% natural food for dogs, as they celebrate the Paw Prints theme with free pet portraits inside, and a cornhole game outside with donation proceeds benefiting the Wicomico Humane Society. St. Peters Episcopal Church will be hosting their annual Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard, complete with family-friendly prices burgers and hotdogs.
On North Division Street, stop by the 3rd Friday table for pet paintings – a safe and easy craft for pups of all sizes that ends up creating a work of art you can keep fur-ever! There will also be live music on the main stage by the Permilla Project with their funky blend of rock favorites and a special dance performance at 5:30 p.m. from the Footsteps Dance Academy. The Wicomico Library Reader Van will be out for a “Tails and Tales” themed Summer Reading Kick-Off with free books and goodie bag giveaways for everyone. For even more animal themed adventures, check out The Jungle Book at the City of Salisbury’s Movies on the River, held just after 3rd Friday at the Riverwalk Amphitheater, its free to attend with showtime at 8:45 p.m.
The show was judged by local artists and physicians Laura Mayer Kelley and Leslie Belloso, whose art will be on display in the Foyer Gallery area. The winners will be announced during a special 3rd Friday reception from 5 – 7 p.m., with cash prizes for first, second and third place winners.
If you’re headed out this 3rd Friday, be sure to support some of the amazing local shops and restaurants in Downtown Salisbury. Lilac Clothing Company will be celebrating their one-year anniversary with special sales, $10 gift certificates for anyone who brings in a donation for the Wicomico Humane Society and a drink station outside the shop for any thirsty pups. Soul Yoga Studio will be having a public class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. plus check out their new merchandise and reiki offerings.
3rd Friday will no longer require facemasks for outdoor activities, but please remember masks could still be required inside. The 3rd Friday’s virtual event on Facebook will continue to share event and community highlights for those who choose to continue to social distance.