Updated: Oct 14


Salisbury, MD: October 15, 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 Super Heroes – so get ready for comics, cosplay and real-life super heroes.

Costumes are encouraged this 3rd Friday, and rewarded --just look for the seven- foot-tall inflatable Batman, and you will find the 3rd Friday Prize Wheel.


UPDATE!! Batman got called away by Commissioner Gordon - instead - look for the 5 foot inflatable Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man :)


Costumed participants can spin the prize wheel for a chance to win big – including specially-curated prizes courtesy of Ocean City Comic Con. Not costumed - that’s okay too – compete in feats of strength for chances to spin.

Kids can also enjoy super-hero themed crafts courtesy of Salisbury University’s Honors College, practice super-hero poses and take super-pics with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore , and meet real-life heroes from the Salisbury Fire Department who will be out in full force for Fire Prevention Month, with cool gear and info about how to become a fire fighter!

Entertainment abounds with live music by The New Kings of Delaware on the N. Division Street stage, plus a special Halloween performance by local dance troupe Feet of Fire at 6 p.m. SBY’s Movie’s on the River is hosting its free Halloween Double Feature with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) at 7:00 p.m. and Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) at 9:00 p.m. at the Pohanka Riverwalk Amphitheater. Revival, Salisbury’s all-new entertainment venue, is hosting the Delaware Comedy Theater for a night of adult improv comedy, with tickets only $15 and a showtime at 8 p.m.

Shoppers always have fun at 3rd Fridays with street vendors, and local retailers. This month, Lilac Clothing Company has 20% off new fall styles, a prize-pumpkin full of discounts up to 50% off and a free gift with purchases over $100.


The MudHud: Clay Art Studio has lots of Halloween themed Paint-Your-Own-Pottery in stock and on sale at their new location on the Plaza, plus check out their Clay and Karaoke event from 5 – 10 p.m and Halloween Block Party on October 23, 2021.

Art fans, check out Salisbury University Art Galleries exhibition FLOW, that celebrates art evolving from a sentient experience rather than conscious thought, and includes painting, sculpture and immersive installations from local and regional artists. Artists include Ben Ridgway, Stacy Pants, Sam Parker, Claire Sweet, Sweetbones, WINGCHOW, and Wonkybier.


Salisbury Art Space will also be open with an all-new exhibition titled Contemporary Abstraction, with local works submitted that celebrate the many forms of abstraction; from distortion and exaggeration, to truly non-objective works with no recognizable subject – an art form that many artists find so liberating! Salisbury Art Space will host an awards ceremony and special reception on 3rd Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a special exhibition from Erika L. Forsythe of ELF Moments of Zen Photography. Both Salisbury Art Space, and Salisbury University Art Galleries are located in the SU Building on the Plaza.

Need a ride? The Downtown Trolley will be offering free rides to 3rd Friday to students, faculty and staff, running a continuous loop from SU Academic Commons to 3rd Friday from 4:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Free Bike Valet service will also be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. hosted by Salisbury’s B-PAC Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Bike SBY.


3rd Friday will no longer require facemasks for outdoor activities, but please remember masks could still be required inside certain buildings and businesses. 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.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury. For More Information: 3rdFridaySby.com


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Updated: Sep 17


Salisbury, MD: September 17, 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 Urban Artscapes – with chalk art, architecture highlights, the Matthew Bennett Davey Band and more.

What is if rains? 3rd Friday will continue RAIN OR SHINE - but outdoor activities and vendor turnout could be affected by rain showers.

All indoor activities will continue as planned.


Urban Artscapes is all about appreciating the beauty of Downtown Salisbury’s cityscape, and enjoying the color and vibrancy art can bring to urban areas. Stop by the 3rd Friday table for a copy of the Downtown Salisbury Architectural Walking Tour full of information about the many historic and architecturally significant buildings, or a copy of the Public Art Walking Tour for a complete list of Downtown’s murals, sculptures and painted power boxes, plus a fun scavenger hunt will announced on Friday at 5 p.m. St. Peters Episcopal Church will be hosting tours, and invites all to stop by and enjoy their stained glass and amazing history – as well as burgers and dogs fresh off the grill in the courtyard.

3rd Friday participants can help add color to Downtown Salisbury by participating in chalk art activities throughout the event footprint. Wicomico Goes Purple is bringing color to Downtown with the announcement of the 2021 Wicomico Goes Purple Downtown Window Decorating Competition winners –keep an eye out for all the store fronts decked out in purple this month in support of opioid addiction awareness and recovery support. Blackwater Apothecary went a step further, with a temporary art installation titled “Letters to the Lost | Letters to the Living”, with submissions from local community members.

For more art in an urban landscape, 3rd Friday will host the Matthew Bennett Davey Band live on Government Office Building Steps, bringing reggae, funk, rock and blues. Check out live raku pottery firing on Main Street hosted by David Smith and Salisbury Art Space.


Enjoy pop culture on the Riverwalk with SBY Movies on the River, this month featuring Inception (PG-13) with its mind-bending urban illusions and an 8 p.m. showtime. On Sunday, check out free Shakespeare at Riverwalk Amphitheater with Brown Box Theatre Project’s presentation of Much Ado Nothing with a 7:30 p.m. showtime.


Art fans, check out FLOW on display at Salisbury University Art Galleries. FLOW is an exhibition that celebrates art evolving from a sentient experience rather than conscious thought. It presents artworks on the transcendence of the mind and the mind's ability to explore surreal and abstract ideas, therefore connecting the perception of life with what exists around and beyond us. FLOW will feature painting, sculpture, and immersive installation, and will be open for a special reception on 3rd Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Salisbury Art Space will be open with its 2021 Members Exhibition on display. This annual show shines a spotlight on the talents for Salisbury Art Space’s ‘most valuable players’: its members! The show has been sponsored by The Whaley Family Foundation and judged by Salisbury University Fine Art Professor Jinchul Kim, with the work of Jinchul Kim’s students on display in the Foyer Gallery, and the work of U.M.E.S Sequential Arts Professors Elvin Hernandez and Bradley Hudson on display in Salisbury Art Space’s Robinson Gallery.

3rd Friday will no longer require facemasks for outdoor activities, but please remember masks could still be required inside - including in the Salisbury University Building on the Plaza. The 3rd Friday virtual event on Facebook will continue to share event and community highlights for those who choose to continue to social distance. Ride your Bike to 3rd Friday - free Bike Valet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. courtesy of Salisbury B-PAC, Bicycle Advisory Committee.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury. For More Information: 3rdFridaySby.com





3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | August 20, 2021 – WATER WORLD


RAIN PLAN ANNOUNCED – EVENT SCOPE REDUCED


Salisbury, MD: 3rd Friday is tonight, August 20, 2021 in Downtown Salisbury from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Due to the threat of rain, the scope of the event has been reduced slightly.


Vendors will be located on the Plaza only, and water activities will not be held, but many indoor activities will continue as planned! Local rock band The Queen’s Bishop will now play on St. Peter's Street - with a perfect balance of musical genres just like your favorite variety station.


Salisbury Art Space will host the opening reception for its 2021 Members Exhibition. This annual show shines a spotlight on the talents for Salisbury Art Space’s ‘most valuable players’: its members! The show has been sponsored by The Whaley Family Foundation and judged by Salisbury University Fine Art Professor Jinchul Kim. Winners will be announced during the opening reception to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, the work of Jinchul Kim will be on display in the Foyer Gallery, and the work of U.M.E.S Sequential Arts Professors Elvin Hernandez and Bradley Hudson will be on display in the Robinson Gallery. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the Salisbury University Building.

Blackwater Apothecary will be open, with a special labradorite sphere and lotus stand giveaway, and an interactive art installation titled “Letters to the Lost: Letters to the Living” in conjunction with Wicomico Goes Purple. The community is invited to participate and contribute, to help shine a light on the opioid crisis and the resources and hope that is available. Blackwater Apothecary is located on the second floor of City Center Building.


Due to the threat of rain, The Mane Event will now take place inside The Brick Room. The Mane Event is a special fundraising and awareness event, where local long-haired women will be auctioning off sections of their hair to make wigs for those with medical hair loss in honor of the memory of Ashley Gilkerson.


The Mane Event will donate locks lovingly chopped by Edit Hair Salon to Hair We Share, and all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Ashley’s preferred charity.


SBY Movies on the River will be cancelled for the evening, and North Division Street and E. Main Street from Main to Court Street will remain open to traffic.


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.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury. For More Information: 3rdFridaySby.com