Updated: Jan 19



Salisbury, MD: January 21st, 2022 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, and it is the perfect excuse to get bundled up and head out for a night downtown. This month's event is hosted indoors only - so that means no artists and crafters outside on the street - but there is still tons to do and see inside. From shops and galleries, to restaurants and live entertainment, there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Salisbury Art Space will be hosting the opening reception for an all new 2022 Members Exhibition, open to all Salisbury Art Space members and all mediums. Stop by and enjoy a wide range of works and styles, and see what Salisbury’s local artists have to offer. Salisbury Art Space’s gift shop will also be open until 7 p.m., with locally handmade items for sale handcrafted by local artists on consignment. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the Salisbury University Building.

Shoppers can ring in the New Year with the all new MYSby calendar now 50% off, just stop by the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center or shop online with promo code NEWYEAR. Lilac Clothing Company is also spreading joy, with a free gift with all purchases over $50 on 3rd Friday, plus customers can save an additional 10% on their purchase simply by showing a receipt from another downtown business.

Stop by Blackwater Apothecary for a night of shopping and fun with “B*itch Crafts” hosted by Vidalia Goods from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets are only $15 includes all the supplies needed to make a set of three seasonal fire starters, with assorted seasonal items to invite a lovely smell, that are great for lighting hearth fires as we settle into the winter season.

Looking for live entertainment? Check out Brew River Restaurant and Bar from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for live music with Best Kept Soul, one of the areas top performing groups specializing in Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop and Rock favorites.

Revival, downtown Salisbury’s all new entertainment venue, will be hosting the Dolls of Delmarva Drag Show a special event celebrating the art of drag complete with comedy, costumes, glamour, and FUN with your hostess Tamia Mykles and her cast of world-class female impersonators from right here in Delmarva. Tickets are only $20 and are available online or at the door.

Concerned about social distance, not to worry! 3rd Friday’s virtual event will continue to share event and community highlights for those who choose stay at home. Facemasks aren’t required in some shops, but could be required in others, so bring one just in case.


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


Salisbury, MD: December 17th, 2021 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. This month's event is hosted indoors only - so that means no artists and crafters outside on the street - but there is still tons to do and see inside! So, don your ugliest sweater for a night of shopping and the arts.

Photo ops abound on N. Division Street with the Holiday Tree illuminated complete with a Hanukkah Menorah and Kwanzaa Kinara. Santa’s Workshop and Mailbox are also on N. Division Street – kids can drop Santa a letter or stop by Saturday afternoon to visit him in person. For more Christmas charm, visit Wicomico Presbyterian’s Open House located just north of Route 50 in Newtown, and enjoy the sanctuary beautifully decorated for the Holidays, outdoor luminaries and Christmas music on the organ.

Shoppers, check out Salisbury Art Space’s Annual Holiday Bazaar open late from 5 – 8 p.m. for a wide variety of locally handmade gifts and fine art made by Salisbury Art Space’s talented members. Soul Yoga Studio is hosting their final night of Market on the Mat with handmade treasures or pick-up Soul Yoga merch and gift cards for the gift-giving season. Lilac Clothing Company will be celebrating 3rd Friday with 30% off the entire store all day, so be sure to stop by and take advantage of their last big sale before Christmas!

Blackwater Apothecary is hosting a Holiday Mini Market and a Yule Log Workshop – check out featured vendors like Vidalia’s Goods, Mrs. Fancy Plants, Red Wine Vintage, Mouthy Broad and the Bug Boutique. The DIY Yule Log Workshop hosted by Vidalia’s Goods has limited seating so sign-up early to learn about yule and create your own yule log candle holder to light your hearth through the longest night of the year. Supplies including logs, barks, twigs, local greenery, dried fruit and cinnamon!


Revival, Downtown Salisbury’s all new entertainment venue, is hosting “Dial S for Santa” an interactive Holiday Mystery Dinner hosted by Ovation Dinner Theatre. “Dial S for Santa” is a festive comic mystery all about discovering who kidnapped Santa Claus! Tickets are on sale now and includes dinner featuring bacon wrapped figs stuffed with goat cheese, classic Italian lasagna and eggnog crème brule. Revival is located on the third floor of the City Center Building.


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.


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: Nov 17, 2021


Salisbury, MD: November 19, 2021 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. November’s theme is Holiday Lights, complete with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and lots of holiday cheer. It is also the last 3rd Friday held outdoors until spring, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on locally made arts and crafts from 3rd Friday’s outdoor vendors for the gift-giving season.

November 3rd Friday will coincide with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held on North Division Street starting at 5:30 p.m., with the tree lit at 6 p.m. The Ceremony will be kicked off with Christmas carols from Ocean Bay Chorus and will be followed by dance performances by Feet of Fire Dance Company and instrumental holiday music from the Bay Brass Orchestra.


Join Mayor Day and Santa as the Holiday Tree is lit at 6 p.m. along with a menorah and kinara in anticipation of the upcoming Hanukkah and Kwanzaa seasons. Kids can have fun with 3-D holiday specs, or drop off their very own letter to Santa in the Letters to Santa mailbox right outside the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center.

Shoppers will find tons of amazing options at November 3rd Friday. Artists and crafters will fill the streets with locally handmade treasures -- everything from candles, cards and cookies - to handmade cornhole boards, plus the Downtown Salisbury shops and restaurants will all be open with special sales. From Simply Salisbury, Bomshell Boutique, DeadStock, Kaiju Records, Lurking Class Skate Shop, Blackwater Apothecary, and the MudHud Clay Art Studio, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Check out St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Annual Holiday Marketplace & Bazaar just up St. Peters Street off the Plaza, that will be full of home baked goods, wreaths and unique gifts available for purchase, thirty-eight amazing gift baskets available for bid, plus hot King Boys Oyster Fritters, hamburgers and hot dogs in the café.

Lilac Clothing Company will be celebrating Pink Friday – a new national initiative to encourage shoppers to shop local first, the week before Black Friday – with all new apparel and gift items, refreshment and up to 50% off your purchase with holiday coupon scratch offs.

Salisbury Art Space will be open with even more local handmade gift options in the gift shop and three amazing exhibitions on display. In the main gallery, the open-call exhibition Contemporary Abstraction is on display, with a wide range of works submitted by local artists, celebrating the many forms of abstraction; from distortion and exaggeration, to truly non-objective works with no recognizable subject. Pictured is a close-up view of 2nd place winner Ellen Lawler's watercolor and ink submission titled "After the Fall". A solo exhibition by Erika L. Forsythe of ELF Moments of Zen Photography is also on display, as well as, a highlight on UMES student and alumni work in the foyer. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the SU Building.

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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