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Step back into Renaissance times in Downtown Salisbury on Friday, Aug. 18, during the August 3rd Friday event.

Attendees are invited to dress in family-friendly period costumes for the “Ye Olde Time Warp” theme, though weapons should be left at home. People can also create a one-of-a-kind flower crown at Seraphic Blooming Co.’s vendor booth. King’s Ransom, a classic and modern rock band, will perform, and artists and crafters will be set up along the streets. 3rd Friday runs from 5-8 p.m.

Mathieu Glass Art will demonstrate glass blowing on-site; the Salisbury University Quadball Club will share information about the sport, which is inspired by quidditch; and there will be fun, Renaissance-themed games to take part in.

While downtown for 3rd Friday, do some shopping at local businesses. Blackwater Apothecary will host a pop-up shop with Romina Pashmina starting Aug. 18 that runs through Sept. 15. The Art of Chula will provide permanent jewelry services during 3rd Friday.

Visit the Salisbury Art Space to see the “On the Road” exhibition, which celebrates travel, movement and journeys and is sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation.

The City of Salisbury will host a ribbon cutting for the new Salisbury Headquarters, which includes the new City Council Chambers and Visitor Center, at 5:30 p.m. during 3rd Friday. The winner of the Maryland Folk Festival’s inaugural Poster Challenge will also be announced at this event. The address is 115 S. Division St. in Salisbury.

There is no charge for artists to participate in 3rd Friday as vendors, but advance registration is required.

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Plunge into fun Friday, July 21, at the July 3rd Friday event, which features a Water World theme.

Artists and crafters will line the streets of Downtown Salisbury from 5-8 p.m. as The Mercury Agenda plays live music. Merman and mermaid entertainers Kael Masters and Cheyenne Jones will be on-site, and attendees can take part in Splash Zone activities including water balloon fights, a human car wash, bubble machines and more.

Board the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile to learn about oysters and other animals that live in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Attendees can also learn about an upcoming Nanticoke River Invasive Fishing Tournament, presented by Salisbury University, from Noah Bressman, who will be set up outside SU’s Dave and Patsy Rommel Center for Entrepreneurship during 3rd Friday. The tournament is set for July 23.

Visit the Salisbury Art Space to see “The Visionary Art of KT Tuminello” exhibition, which runs from July 12-Aug. 4 and is sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation.

Businesses are also getting in on the 3rd Friday fun.

There will be a grand opening for the new AAA office at 234 W. Main St. on Thursday, July 20, with part two of the event on July 21.

Feeling crafty? Create a floral arrangement at Beauty Blooms during 3rd Friday or participate in a make-and-take workshop at Board & Brush.

Afterward, watch the Women's World Cup at a watch party upstairs at Roadie Joe's, as the United States takes on Vietnam. The game starts at 9 p.m.

There is no charge for artists to participate in 3rd Friday as vendors, but advance registration is required.

June's 3rd Friday event will bring paw-some fun to Downtown Salisbury on June 16 from 5-8 p.m.

This month’s theme is "Paw Prints," a fan favorite that encourages bringing well-behaved pets along for a night out Downtown. Artists and crafters will line the streets and Wavvy Gravy will play rock music.

The Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club will be set up on the Government Office Building lawn for a “Get to Know Your SMKC” event. Festivities will include dog sport demos, presentations on safety around dogs, giveaways and educational materials promoting responsible dog ownership. The evening will culminate with a mini obedience session for dogs and their people.

3rd Friday attendees are invited to dine with their dogs at outdoor patios at The Brick Room, Market Street Inn, MoJo’s Urban Eatery, Mogan’s Oyster House, Brew River Restaurant & Bar, Mad Hatter Café/The Looking Glass, Evolution Craft Brewing, Two Scoops Ice Cream & Waffles and Roadie Joe’s. Brew River Restaurant & Bar will feature the On the Edge Band from 6-10 p.m. and DJ Tailor-Made from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Wicomico Public Library’s Reader Van will provide a paw print craft, and Blackwater Apothecary will offer one-card tarot readings. 3rd Friday attendees can walk into Board & Brush to make their own paw-print-themed signs, and shop at SBY Home Décor for 15 percent off.

The Salisbury Art Space’s June exhibition, “By the Sea,” celebrates the Eastern Shore summer experience, allowing artists to share what they love about summer by the water. It is sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation and judged by Julie Belloso. A special exhibition featuring The Attic Artists group will be on display in the Robinson Gallery.

The Salisbury University Art Galleries’ Downtown Gallery will feature an exhibition called “Kip Incheck: A Life’s Work and Legacy,” which includes Incheck’s artwork and a collection of masks. Proceeds from artwork sales will benefit the Cavallaro & Cleary Visual Art Foundation’s Scholarship Fund for students continuing their studies in the visual arts. A reception will be held June 16 from 5-7 p.m.

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with the City of Salisbury. There is no charge for artists to participate, but advance registration is required.

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