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Updated: Dec 12, 2023





The outdoor 3rd Friday season has ended, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Downtown Salisbury for 3rd Friday, which is Dec. 15. This month’s theme is December Fest.  


It’s the perfect time for holiday shopping, and Downtown businesses offer a variety of great gifts and treats.  


Blackwater Apothecary will be hosting a Witchy Wreath Workshop with Seraphic Blooming Company during 3rd Friday from 6-8 p.m. People can preregister to construct their own wreaths for $45 at blackwaterapothecary.com.  


Choose a project to create during a public Pick Your Project Workshop at Board & Brush from 6-9 p.m. during 3rd Friday. There are a variety of home décor options available, and attendees will be walked through the process. The workshop is $73/person, and preregistration is required at boardandbrush.com/salisbury.   


The Salisbury Art Space will host a Members Exhibition and Holiday Bazaar with artisan vendors from 5-8 p.m. on 3rd Friday. 


Join Beauty Blooms during 3rd Friday at the shop, located at 111 W. Main St. on the Plaza. From 3-7 p.m., discover fresh holiday floral arrangements, flower bunches, and the chance to fill your own vase – bring your favorite vessels, and our designer will create a stunning arrangement for you. Explore cute holiday clothes, hats, accessories, and unique gifts. Place flower delivery orders right at the shop for Dec. 20 delivery, and enjoy free local delivery. Don’t miss a 40% off special on all bridal accessories.


The City of Salisbury is hosting cottage food vendors in Santa’s Snack Shop, located on the food truck pad near the parking garage, during the month of December. On Dec. 15, De’Carlas Treats will be set up with baked goods in the shop from noon-6 p.m. 


The Salisbury Holiday Hunt also continues through the month of December. There’s still time to sign up for this app-based scavenger hunt that has clues in the Downtown Salisbury area and beyond. Free registration is available at www.bit.ly/ScavrSalisburyHunt.  


While Downtown, visit “The Beacon of Hope,” a traveling monument of Harriet Tubman created by Wesley Wofford that will be located near the Government Office Building through Jan. 31.  


Mark your calendar by RSVPing to the Facebook event here.






Visit Downtown Salisbury for the November 3rd Friday event and enjoy a Harvest Festival theme Friday, Nov. 17.


The free event will run from 5-8 p.m., and it’s the last outdoor 3rd Friday of the 2023 season. Artists and crafters will be set up along Main and Division streets, and there will be live music by AMP – the Academy of Music Performance. This month’s 3rd Friday will also feature a Downtown Salisbury Chili Cook-Off, in which attendees can do a blind taste test and vote on their favorites at the 3rd Friday booth. The Mad Hatter Café, Market Street Inn, MoJo’s and Roadie Joe’s will compete for the “Best Chili” Trophy.


Attendees can also try their hand at pumpkin bowling. The Wicomico Public Library will be on-site with its Mobile Learning Lab, offering fun educational activities. Fenix Youth Project will be out with green ribbons and glow sticks for National Runaway Prevention Month, and the organization is also hosting a green door decorating contest during November.



While Downtown, visit “The Beacon of Hope,” a traveling monument of Harriet Tubman created by Wesley Wofford that will be located near the Government Office Building from Nov. 15-Jan. 31.

Stop by local businesses during 3rd Friday, too. Lurking Class Skate Shop will host an all-ages night of live music with GGR & Friends for a $10 cover; doors open at 6 p.m. The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council will present “Classics for a Cause” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m.; tickets are on sale at getswac.org.


Visit “Abstract Expressions,” a members’ show, in the Main Gallery of the Salisbury Art Space during 3rd Friday, along with Erica L. Forsythe’s “Find Your Moment of Zen” exhibit in the Robinson Gallery.


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will also host a Holiday Bazaar and Marketplace with food, treats, a hot chocolate bar and a silent auction during 3rd Friday from 5-8 p.m. and the next day, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


The City of Salisbury is also preparing to host a new Holiday Lights event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4-6:30 p.m. See the annual lighting of the tree in Downtown Salisbury, enjoy entertainment, shop at a holiday market, participate in gingerbread house decorating, and more.


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


Mark your calendar by RSVPing to the Facebook event here.



Updated: Oct 20, 2023


Grab a cape and head to Downtown Salisbury for the October 3rd Friday event, which features the “Super Hero Edition” theme.



The free event is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Artists and crafters will be set up along Main and Division streets, and there will be live music by The MBD Band and a dance performance by Feet of Fire. People are encouraged to wear superhero costumes.


Visit That Games Truck to play superhero video games. People will also have a chance to play other games and spin the prize wheel to win a prize.


There will also be a maze for attendees to navigate outside, along with an obstacle course that allows participants to act as if they are flying, with the help of a team.



Downtown businesses and organizations are getting into the 3rd Friday fun, too. Blackwater Apothecary will offer $13 tarot readings with Nicole from 5-8 p.m., and the store will also host the last day of the Romina Pashmina pop-up shop.


Salisbury Art Space will host a “Pop Art & Comics” show, sponsored by Cakes by David, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. during 3rd Friday. In the same building, visit the Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown to see the “Release” exhibition. The Dave & Patsy Rommel Center for Entrepreneurship’s Innovate Walls Mural Art Competition also continues through Oct. 25; apply at bit.ly/InnovateWalls.


Stop by the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council’s Social Room at 110 W. Church St. for the Writers & Readers Open Mic Night, featuring members of the Lower Eastern Shore Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. “Swifties” can make their way to Brew River Seafood House & Dock Bar and test their Taylor Swift knowledge at a trivia night from 6-9 p.m.; reserve a team spot by emailing info@brewriver.com.

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




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