Updated: Apr 13


April 16, 2021 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. Spring has finally sprung, and 3rd Friday will be back outside – with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music, new cottage food items, and special events. This month’s theme is Spring Things – so get ready for baby animals, environmental organizations, and sustainability initiatives.

Spring Things wouldn’t be complete without celebrating new life – and that means baby animals. Check out not one, but two mobile petting farms, with Look Pretty Play Dirty Petting Zoo and Funny Farm Petting Zoo bringing baby goats, baby lambs, chickens and geese, and even an alpaca. Waavy Gravy will serenade us with live music from the N. Division Street stage.


Check out local environmental organizations, seed-bomb giveaways, and all new biodegradable agave straws at The Brick Room. Plus, check out the Wicomico Libraries all new StoryWalk® and learn about environmentalist Wangari Maathai in "Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa" by Jeanette Winter. To follow the story, begin at the first sign at the Downtown Library and walk towards the Riverwalk, down to the end where it meets Route 13.

Salisbury Art Space will be open on 3rd Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a brand-new exhibition “Food For Thought” filled with art inspired by food and the social traditions surrounding food. The show includes selections from local artists in all mediums, and has been judged by local artists Hyoe Choi and Michael J. Morris, also known as, Mijomor, and is sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation. A portion of the shows proceeds will benefit the Maryland Food Bank, and a canned food drive will be held during the 3rd Friday special reception - click here to learn about different ways to donate.

Salisbury Art Space is also hosting a solo exhibition titled "My Hearts Art: Art by Lisa Hilyard”. Lisa Hilyard is an Eastern Shore native, and an award-winning, self-taught abstract artist, who expresses and releases her feelings though her heart-felt artwork, and art journaling. "I paint to release energy. My mediums of choice are acrylic paint and ink. Dipping the pallet knife into the paint, blending colors, or stroking the canvas with a brush calms my inner being. Each creation reflects unique messages from my heart’s center." says Lisa, stop by and check out her amazing works!

If you’re headed out this 3rd Friday, be sure to support some of the amazing local shops and restaurants in Downtown Salisbury. Soul Yoga Studio is having a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening on 3rd Friday at 5:00 p.m. with special merch sales, and scratch off tickets until 6 p.m. Plus, be sure to check out their all new mural by local artist Dean McNelia. Brew River will have live music with Best Kept Soul from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the shops and boutiques will be open late for 3rd Friday.


Concerned about social distance, not to worry! 3rd Friday’s virtual event will share local artist highlights, links to retailers and fun highlights from the Downtown Salisbury area. Facemasks are required during event hours. 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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3rd Friday is pleased to announce its theme line-up for the 2021 outdoor season. Downtown Salisbury’s monthly art and entertainment street festival uses themes to keep things exciting during the outdoor season April through November. Some themes are fan favorites and occur every year while other themes come and go.


“Monthly themes are a jumping off point for special activities and for local businesses and vendors to get creative, and keep things fresh” says 3rd Friday producer Jamie Heater. No matter what theme, every 3rd Friday will be tons of fun this season.

3rd Friday kicks off the 2021 outdoor season on April 16th with ‘Spring Things’ –highlighting everything from baby animals and spring flowers, to sustainability projects and local environmental groups. May 21st will have a ‘Wheels’ theme- coinciding with National Bike Month and an annual Salisbury Skate Park fundraiser. June 18th 3rd Friday will be fan favorite ‘Paw Prints’ also known as ‘Bring Your Dog to 3rd Friday Month’ with special activities for furry friends.


July will have an all knew theme ‘Photo Hunt’ with photography themed challenges, and scavenger hunts. August 20th theme will be ‘Water World’ to keep things cool and September 17th check out ‘Urban Artscapes’ for a night of special tours, building highlights and public art. Oct 15th theme is ‘Super Heroes’ with a comic con feel, free comics, highlights on local heroes, and a costume contest for kids and adults. The outdoor season will wrap up on November 19th with a ‘Holiday Lights’ theme that will include the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as, a last chance to shop from the 3rd Friday vendors for everyone on your list.


New this year, 3rd Friday will be accepting registrations from local vendors selling “cottage food items”, which are non-potentially hazardous food items sold in Maryland directly to a consumer from a residence, at a farmers market, at a public event, by personal delivery, or by mail delivery; or directly to a retail food store.​


Cottage food businesses can produce and package cottage food items in residential kitchens with sales not exceeding $25,000 per year, and can include items like breads, pastries, jams, honey, hard candy, chocolate confections, repackaged commercial items like spices, teas, and granolas, as well as, whole roasted coffee beans.

3rd Friday’s 2021 event footprint will take place on Main Street from the Plaza to Court Street, and along N. Division Street in front of the Government Office Building. Road closures and parking closures can be expected to affect these areas around 2 p.m. on event days. Any traffic changes, or changes to road closures will be updated online.


3rd Friday is a free once-monthly art & entertainment festival in Downtown Salisbury. For more information visit www.3rdFridaySby.com. To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com, with cottage food items requiring additional forms.


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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March 19, 2021 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. This month's marks the last month to be hosted indoors only - so that means no vendors outside on the street until April - but there’s still tons to do and see. So, bundle up, grab some friends, and head out for a night on the town.

Salisbury Art Space will be open on 3rd Friday until 7 p.m., showcasing its exhibition Good Riddance 2020!” – filled by area artists sharing what they’ve made over the infamous 2020 year. Exhibition winners were selected by judges, local artists and educators Sarah Perdue and Heather Riser, whose work is on display in the Foyer gallery.

Life in Watercolor: The Works of Katherine Wood Day is also on display at Salisbury Art Space, with all works for sale as a fundraiser to Salisbury Art Space and Salisbury A&E District. Katherine Wood Day, also known as K. Wood (1953 – 2011) took up watercolor after a career as a photography archivist, and rarely allowed her work to be shown during her lifetime. Her husband, Michael H. Day, hopes the works will bring joy to viewers, and help raise funds for the arts in Downtown Salisbury. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lower level of the Salisbury University Building, on the plaza, and will be open until 7 p.m.

If you’re headed out this 3rd Friday, be sure to support some of the amazing local shops and restaurants in Downtown Salisbury. Market Street Inn is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month, with amazing specials and 20% off all carryout orders all week long.


Angello’s Scoops and Unique Gifts is having an End-of-Winter Sale with 50% off select items and 10% off your total purchase, plus they are debuting their new Frozen Lattes, Frozen Hot Chocolates, and an all-new Mint Cookie Sundae.


Plus be sure to stop in Downtown’s newest clothing boutiques, Bomshell Boutique and Lilac Clothing Company, both open late on 3rd Fridays.


Concerned about social distance, not to worry! 3rd Friday’s virtual event will share local artist highlights, links to local retailers, fun Downtown Salisbury facts, and more.


You can find the virtual event on Facebook - on the event page from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or by clicking here. (Pictured - doodle by Katherine Wood Day, on display at Salisbury Art Space.)


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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