Chamber, UMES to mark WWI anniversary

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to salute the nation’s veterans Nov. 9 with a banquet in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Friday night event will be produced by the university’s hospitality and tourism management students, who have […]

Autumn Wine Festival is this weekend at Pemberton

Taste wines from across the state of Maryland here in Wicomico County when the Autumn Wine Festival returns to Pemberton Historical Park this weekend. The 16th annual Autumn Wine Festival will take place Oct. 20-21. The Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism event, which is produced in partnership with the Maryland Wineries Association, offers festivalgoers […]

Good Beer Festival on tap Friday night, Saturday

The Good Beer Festival will have a fun new vibe this year, as it moves to a Friday and Saturday – this weekend – at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. The Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism festival is in its ninth year. There will be 100 craft brews, live music, food and craft vendors, […]

WSW breast cancer awareness walk is Saturday

For the 17th year, Women Supporting Women will be hosting their Walk for Awareness at Winterplace Park on Saturday. Still ringing in their 25th Anniversary, Women Supporting Women has a wide array of events like this one scheduled for October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Survivors and friends are encouraged to form teams […]

Magi Choral Festival run ending after this year

The popular Magi Choral Festival is ending in this, its 25th year. The final performances, named “Silver Bells” in honor of the silver anniversary, will be Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Wicomico High School Auditorium. Bonnie Luna, chairwoman of the Magi Fund, the nonprofit organization that plans […]

Beer, Wine Festivals coming in October

Wicomico County’s annual Good Beer Festival is back — with a twist. This year, the festival will be held on a Friday night and a Saturday during the day. Dates for the ninth annual event are Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and hours are 5 to 10 p.m. that Friday and 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. that Saturday. […]

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 […]