3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | April 21, 2023
Salisbury, MD: April 21, 2023 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, with artists and crafters lining the streets, live music outside, and tons of special activities. This month’s theme is Spring Things, and it’s a chance to celebrate the warming weather, new growth, and all things spring. From seed bomb giveaways to baby animals and pony rides with Funny Farm Petting Zoo, art shows, plant swaps and more!
Springtime wouldn’t be complete without a focus on plants and animals. Funny Farm Petting Zoo will be back this year on Main Street with baby animals and barnyard friends that everyone can enjoy, with pony rides available at an extra charge.
Plant lovers can participate in the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center’s Houseplant Propagation Swap, where houseplant cuttings can be traded between other local houseplant enthusiasts. Kids can free take-home pollinator seed bombs. Breathe Interiors will also be hosting a Make Your Own Miniature Terrariums pop-up tent outside of their store on N. Division Street, with options for faux moss terrariums and living, succulent terrariums.
The N. Division Street stage will have lots to enjoy with live music from The Permilla Project from 5 – 8 p.m. The stage will also feature a Trash Fashion Show at 6 p.m. hosted by the Salisbury University Environmental Students Association. Models from the Salisbury School and Salisbury University will showcase beautiful, hand-made garments made completely out of recycled materials to inspire us all to rethink the trash we throw out each day.
Art lovers should be sure to stop by Salisbury Art Space and Salisbury University Art Galleries to enjoy brand new exhibitions at each location. Salisbury Art Space is hosting the opening reception for “Life Through the Lens”, a photography exhibition sponsored by The Whaley Family Foundation. “Life Through the Lens” explores life from different perspectives through the eyes of photographers local and abroad, with winning selections judged by Jesse Halpern of UMES and Jesse James Photography. Salisbury University Art Galleries will be hosting the 68th Biannual Senior Art Exhibition showcasing the incredibly talented work of SU’s Fine Art majors as they prepare for graduation.
Looking for Live Entertainment? The Brick Room will be hosting Poetry Readings from 5 – 7 p.m. with City of Salisbury’s Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell. Check out The Mercury Agenda at Market Street Inn starting at 8 p.m., plus Brew River Restaurant and Bar is celebrating spring with a “Rock the Dock” dock bar party. Check out their brand-new dock bar with live music and a country DJ, DJ Tailor Made, starting at 6 p.m.
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