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3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | Jan 20, 2023


Salisbury, MD: January 20th, 2023 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 gallery exhibitions, to restaurants and live entertainment, there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Salisbury Art Space will host the opening reception for the 2023 Members Show, with works submitted by Salisbury Art Space members in all styles and mediums. It’s a great show to stop by and admire the wide range of amazing talent Salisbury has living right here in our community. From painting to photography, mixed media and 3-D, there will be a little bit of everything on display. Salisbury Art Space will host the opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. complete with refreshments and kids crafts in the classroom.

Downtown Salisbury’s retail shops will be open late for 3rd Friday, and there are several new retailers to check out these days. SBY Home Decor on Main Street will be open with a 15% off sale on all art and furniture. Around the corner on N. Division Street, Breathe Interiors will be open with more shopping opportunities for the home and fun gifts. Check out Kaiju Records and Lurking Class Skate Shop for all your vinyl music and skateboarding needs. Two Scoops will be open to satisfy our sweet tooth with ice cream and waffle cones, with even more fun home décor and gifts.

Looking for Live Entertainment? Market Street Inn Restaurant and Pub will have The Mercury Agenda in the pub playing everyone’s rock favorites starting at 9 p.m. Brew River will have an entertainment double header with Best Kept Soul from 7 – 11 p.m. and DJ Bubbalou from 9 to close.

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in cooperation with The City of Salisbury. There is no charge for artists to participate, but advance registration is required. For More Info: 3rdFridaySby.com


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Updated: Dec 15, 2022



3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | Dec 16, 2022


Salisbury, MD: December 16, 2022 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. This month’s theme is DecemberFest – just another excuse to celebrate the Holiday Season. That means it’s time to don your ugliest sweater for a night of art, shopping and holiday cheer in Downtown Salisbury.

Downtown Salisbury’s Santa’s Village at Riverwalk Game Park will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this 3rd Friday. Everyone is invited to stop by and meet Santa in his workshop and to enjoy refreshments and family activities with the Wicomico Public Library. Plus, you can hop on the Jolly Trolley for a quick trip around Salisbury to see some of the best Christmas lights in town, complete with on-board caroling, all free of charge. The Riverwalk Game Park is located just south of the Library on Division Street.


The Salisbury Holiday Hunt is going on now! The app-based scavenger hunt is the perfect reason to don that ugly sweater and make your way around Salisbury’s most decked out attractions during the holiday season. Teams can complete challenges for points, and top participants will be entered to win an amazing prize basket. Salisbury Holiday Hunt continues through New Years so there is still time to rack up those points.


3rd Friday won’t be hosting artists and vendors outdoors this month, but there are still plenty of ways to shop local and handmade this month. Salisbury Art Space will be hosting its Annual Holiday Bazaar filled with a wide variety of artworks and crafts perfect for the holiday gift giving season, all handmade by local artists.


Downtown Salisbury’s brand-new Breathe Interiors will be open on N. Division Street with warm apple cider and cookies, plus a free ornament craft for kids and adults. Blackwater Apothecary is teaming up with Vidalia’s Goods again this year to host a Yule Log Workshop, where tickets include everything needed to decorate your very own yule log for the holidays!


Can’t find the perfect gift? Don’t forget Gift Cards!

Roadie Joe’s will be hosting a special gift card sale during 3rd Friday, with every $50 Gift Card purchased earns you another $10 Gift Card at no additional charge. The Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center also has Downtown E-Gift Cards on sale that are good with a variety of Downtown merchants, a great solution for even the hardest to shop for on your list.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in cooperation with The City of Salisbury. There is no charge for artists to participate, but advance registration is required. For More Info: 3rdFridaySby.com


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Updated: Nov 15, 2022



Salisbury, MD: November 18, 2022 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. November’s theme is Holiday Lights, complete with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, special performances 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 for the gift-giving season.

3rd Friday coincides 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 carols and dance performances by Feet of Fire Dance Company and followed by instrumental holiday music from the Bay Brass Ensemble. 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 glasses, sign up for Gingerbread House Decorating or drop off their very own letter to Santa in the Letters to Santa mailbox right outside the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be hosting even more holiday cheer and musical performances. The Maryland State Boychoir will perform twice at St. Peter's on3rd Friday with a short 6:30 p.m. performance of Evensong followed by a second 7:30 p.m. performance of family-friendly sacred and secular music both with free admission sponsored by the St. Cecilia Guild. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will also be hosting its Annual Holiday Marketplace & Bazaar full of home baked goods, tasty treats, homemade wreaths, and unique gifts.

Shoppers will find tons of amazing shopping options this 3rd Friday. Artists and crafters will fill the streets with locally handmade treasures and the Downtown Salisbury shops and restaurants will be open with special sales. Blackwater Apothecary will host a Holiday Market featuring local vendors and a photographer offering mini portrait sessions.

Homes 4 Hope LLC will celebrate its first 3rd Friday in its all-new 229 W. Main Street Counseling Facility with pictures with Santa, inspirational ornament decorating, “build a candy train” crafts for kids, hot cocoa and luminaries. Be sure to stop by and welcome them to Downtown Salisbury!

Salisbury Art Space will host the opening reception for “Contemporary Abstraction” featuring abstract artworks all submitted by local artists. “Contemporary Abstraction” is sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation and judged by renowned artist Michel Demanche, whose work will on display in the Foyer Gallery. Salisbury Art Space will host the opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. with refreshments and kids crafts in the classroom.

For more art, check out Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus for the 67th Annual Senior Art Show titled “Resurgence” featuring highlighted work by graduating Salisbury University seniors on display now through December 9th. The work includes selections from Abidemi Wusu, Alexandria Castro, Brandon Scheeler, Caitlyn Waters, Danielle Giroux, D'Shon McCarthy, Gabrielle Swilley, Meara Pennak, Sean Jackson and Zoe Waters.

The Downtown Trolley will be running this 3rd Friday on a continuous loop from Salisbury University to Downtown to make sure it’s easy for students, faculty and staff to make it for all the festivities. Trolley service will begin at 4:45 PM in front of SU Academic Commons and will drop of on Camden Street by the SU Downtown Building and will loop between the two locations until 8:15 PM, completely free to ride.

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in cooperation with The City of Salisbury. There is no charge for artists to participate, but advance registration is required. For More Info: 3rdFridaySby.com


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