Read all about the National Folk Festival in event guide

In just a few days they’ll be here: musical performers, storytellers, singers, dancers, craftspeople and the passers-on of folklife traditions. The 78th National Folk Festival begins one week from Friday in Downtown Salisbury. Joining the hundreds of performers will be thousands of fans, spectators and observers. In this week’s edition of the Salisbury Independent, you […]

Volunteers still needed for National Folk Festival

With just under two weeks until the National Folk Festival opens in Salisbury, drawing up to 80,000 people in town to enjoy music and dance, volunteers are still needed. About 800 volunteers are required to man the event, Sept. 7 tthrough 9 Downtown, and can sign up individually or with groups of friends or business […]

‘Wheels’ is theme for this special 3rd Friday

This week is another 3rd Friday celebration in Downtown Salisbury and this month’s theme explores a well-rounded concept; wheels. It’s all about skateboards, rollerskates, bicycles, cars — anything with wheels – and the community initiatives that go along with our favorite hobbies. Plus, check out pottery demos, robots, fire trucks and more. On North Division […]

Coastal Hospice Kicks 4 Kids event is Saturday

Kicks 4 Kids, a family event sponsored by Coastal Hospice and featuring games and foods, will be at WinterPlace Park on Saturday. Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event costs $5. Tickets can be purchased there, or online at Activities include a watermelon eating contest at noon, door prizes given away at […]

Watermelon Festival is Saturday at Wright’s Market

At this year’s 16th annual Watermelon Festival at Wright’s Market on Saturday, donations will be accepted for a home being built for a veteran in need. The annual festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has been designated Home for a Hero Awareness Day. Items such as dishes, linens, lamps and shower curtains for […]

Downtown becomes Water World for this 3rd Friday

It’s 3rd Friday week in Downtown Salisbury and this month’s theme will keep it cool — WATER WORLD. Beat the heat by getting wet and wild in Downtown Salisbury this 3rd Friday. Bring the kids, bring the pooch – bring a towel. Or stay dry and check out gallery shows, special sales, artists and crafters […]

All conditions are ‘GO’ for Red, White and BOOM

Thousands of people will gather to celebrate America’s 242nd Independence Day on Wednesday at the seventh annual Red, White and BOOM fireworks and festival. Free to the public, it will again be at the Wicomico County Stadium and feature patriotic music, foods, bounce houses for children and camaraderie in a lively Americana atmosphere. Doors will […]

SU carillon summer concert is Thursday at 7 p.m.

What does summer sound like? Two of America’s most distinguished carillonneurs will give their answer with a concert on Salisbury University’s Brown and Church carillon, Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

It’s about dogs and science on this 3rd Friday

This Friday is another 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury Artists and crafters fill the streets, with live music on the Plaza by Muskrat Lighting. This month’s theme is combo — WEIRD SCIENCE and PAW PRINTS. Rain prevented outdoor activities in May, but have no fear: Science is back in June and it’s combined with Salisbury’s […]

Players to present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

The comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be presented by Community Players of Salisbury from June 22 to 24. With original music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the play is a parody of the American musical comedy of the 1920s. Directed by Community Players veteran Dr. Kel Nagel, the play focuses on a […]