November 20, 2020 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, with another night of socially-distanced shopping. November’s theme is Holiday Lights, complete with holiday cheer and an illuminated Christmas Tree! It is also the last 3rd Friday held outdoors until Spring, so it’s time to stock up on locally made arts and crafts from 3rd Friday’s outdoor vendors for the gift-giving season.

November 3rd Friday normally coincides with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Ceremony, and while COVID -19 will prevent us from having a formal ceremony this year, the tree will still be illuminated on Nov 20th in time for 3rd Friday.


The tree will be on display in front of the City of Salisbury Parking Garage located at the intersection of Circle Avenue and Division Street, on the food truck parking pad right across from First Shore Federal and the Wicomico Public Library. In anticipation of the Hanukkah and Kwanzaa seasons, a menorah and a kinara will be displayed with the tree, fully lit, until Hanukkah and Kwanzaa begin on December 10th and December 26th respectively, when daily lightings begin. So stop on by for some photos!

Missing getting to sit on Santa's lap this year? The Letters for Santa mailbox will be up in front of the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center – it’s the perfect socially-distanced way to tell Santa all about how you’ve been extra good this year! For instructions on how to send your letter to Santa, AND get a reply - click here!


On the Plaza, artists and crafters will line the street with local handmade items for sale, for a perfect socially-distanced, open-air shopping experience. It’s the last outdoor 3rd Friday of the season, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on locally made treasures for the holiday gift giving season. You'll find everything from handmade jewelry and candles, to skin care products, handmade wreaths and cool tie-dye! Plus, Tops Cut Off DJ Team will keep things festive with a holiday playlist filled with all of your favorites.

Shoppers be sure to stop by Downtown Salisbury’s long list of merchants, with everything you need this holiday season! From Lilac Clothing Company, L. Vondredi Boutique and Simply Salisbury to Kaiju Records, The MudHud, Cake Art and Lurking Class Skate Shop – there are lots of great finds for everyone on your list.


Check out the Plaza’s newest retailer, Bomshell Boutique, a trendy women’s fashion retailer offering 15% off just for 3rd Friday! Bomshell Boutique has locations in West Ocean City, and Rehoboth Beach and carries super stylish and trendy women's fashion. St. Peters Episcopal Church is holding their annual Fall Bazaar virtually this year, and there is still time to score handmade gift baskets on their online platform.


With this month’s “Holiday Lights” theme, community members are encouraged to participate by sending in photography and art inspired by their favorite holiday celebrations. Submissions will be shared online in the virtual event, and in an event recap e-blast. Send images to 3rdFridaySBY@gmail.com.


Face-masks are required in the event area during event hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided, and extra face-masks will be made available at the 3rd Friday table.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury

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Updated: Oct 16



PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO RAIN - THE OUTDOOR PORTION OF 3RD FRIDAYS ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. INDOOR ACTIVITIES CONTINUE AS PLANNED.


Salisbury, MD: 3rd Friday is pleased to announce another night of socially-distanced shopping Downtown Salisbury on Friday, October 16, 2020. Check out all the action on N. Division Street and the Plaza, complete with live music and local art vendors. This month’s theme is Super Heroes – a fan favorite month that focuses on comics, cosplay and real-life heroes close to home.


This month’s Super Heroes theme wouldn’t be complete without costumes. Facemasks are required during the event, but costumes are encouraged, and greatly rewarded – just stop by the Ocean City Comic Con booth, next to PLB Comics, for some free prizes and giveaways to everyone in costume.


Can’t make it out? Community members can participate by sending in photography, cosplay or art inspired by super heroes to be shared online in the virtual event and in an recap email following the event.



On N. Division Street, you can enjoy live music by the Matthew Bennett Davey Band. Salisbury Fire Department will be out in full force for Fire Prevention Month, with cool equipment and real-life local heroes that can tell you all about being a firefighter.


Heroes come in lots of shapes and sizes; be sure to check out the Beyond Your Walls, Inc. shower trailer - that is restoring hope and dignity for those in need within our community. Meet the non-profit running the trailer and learn how you can help support the effort.


Salisbury Art Space will feature the work United Way’s Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Art Competition, created by area middle school and high school students tackling the heroic subject matter surrounding opioid and other addictions, with an emphasis on recovery.


Salisbury Art Space will also have work on display from the U.M.E.S. Art Department Faculty, complete with sculptures, paintings, and comic book art. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the SU Building, and will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The lobby of One Plaza East will have the “Nature and Beyond” Exhibit by local artist Petra Bernstein on display. The lobby can be accessed by the doors between Mogan’s Oyster House, and Angello’s Scoops, and features Petra’s works inspired by nature and captured along the Wicomico River. On view is a selection of water reflections, flower and plant close ups, multi layered images, along with traditional photography.


Stop by the 3rd Friday table to pick up walking tour brochures - with three different versions available, a Downtown Salisbury Historic Walking Tour, a Historic Newtown Walking Tour, and a Public Art Walking Tour, all fun of interesting info.


Face-masks are required in the event area during event hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided, and extra face-masks will be made available at the 3rd Friday table.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury

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Salisbury, MD: 3rd Friday is pleased to announce another night of socially-distanced shopping in Downtown Salisbury, on Friday, September 18, 2020. Now that the State of Maryland has safely entered Phase Three, the event will begin to phase back in live music and additional activities.

This month’s theme is Urban Artscapes, with a highlight on architectural walking tours, new construction downtown, historic buildings, and Wicomico Goes Purple. An online virtual event will also be held, for those who choose to stay safer at home, complete with artist highlights and messages from the community.


This month’s theme is Urban Artscapes – so it’s time to go exploring! Stop by the 3rd Friday table to pick up walking tour brochures - with three different versions available, a Downtown Salisbury Historic Walking Tour, a Historic Newtown Walking Tour, and a Public Art Walking Tour, all fun of interesting info.


Explore the new progress on the Plaza, and stop in City Center Building - the whole place looks fresh with a new lobby, and cool signage on for Roadie Joe’s and shops like Lurking Class Skate Shop, Kaiju Records, and more.

Downtown Salisbury businesses are supporting Wicomico Goes Purple with a window decorating contest to bring awareness to the dangers caused by substance abuse and the resources available for treatment.


Wear purple to show your support, and check out all the purple storefronts downtown – with winners announced at 6 p.m. from N. Division stage. Downtown restaurants Mogan’s Oyster House, Brew River, Roadie Joe’s , Market Street and Mojo’s will all be serving non-alcoholic beverages in Wicomico Goes Purple souvenir cups that folks can take home.


While you’re exploring, be sure to stop in the lobby of One Plaza East, for its all new “NATURE AND BEYOND” Exhibit by local artist Petra Bernstein. The One Plaza East lobby can be accessed by the doors between Mogan’s Oyster House, and Angello’s Scoops, and features Petra’s works inspired by nature and captured along the Wicomico River. On view is a selection of water reflections, flower and plant close ups, multi layered images, along with traditional photography. All photographs are available for purchase, and Petra will be there in person on 3rd Friday.


Shoppers be sure to check out Lilac Clothing Company for a sidewalk sale with items up to 70% off and the release of their fall fashion! Check out their new face coverings along with mask chains and mask refresher spray. Plus, when you spend $50, you receive $10 in Lilac Bucks, to be used between November 15th – December 20th, right in time for holiday shopping.

With this month’s “Urban Artscapes” theme, community members are encouraged to participate by sending in photography and art inspired by their favorite cityscapes. Submissions will be shared online in the virtual event, and in an event recap e-blast.


Local artists and crafters can register for 3rd Friday by emailing a description of their wares to 3rdFridaySBY@gmail.com.


Facemasks required at event.


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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