Frederick Douglass event is Sept. 21 at Chipman Center

In continued recognition of the lost Eastern Shore history of Frederick Douglass, a special presentation on his 1880 visit to Salisbury and connections to the Lower Shore will be offered Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Dr. Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center. Introductory remarks will be offered by Shanie Shields of the Chipman […]

National Folk Festival Guide will help you navigate event

In just a week’s time they’ll be here: musical performers, storytellers, singers, dancers, craftspeople and the passers-on of folklife traditions. The 79th 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 — […]

Wicomico Goes Purple to kick off Saturday

Wicomico County will “Go Purple” in September, with events planned to draw awareness to the substance abuse crisis in the community. Wicomico Goes Purple will kick off at this Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Delmarva Shorebirds game at Shorebirds Stadium. Aug. 31 is Overdose Awareness Day and Hudson Health Services will sponsor the post-game fireworks […]

Back-to-school event is Sunday at Civic Center

Public school students who are in need are invited to Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The event — back for its second year – will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Children in need entering kindergarten and up can […]

Bluegrass On The Water is this Sunday at Green Hill

Green Hill Country Club will present its third annual Bluegrass On The Water, an evening for families featuring live bluegrass music, on Sunday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  The band No Spare Time will perform, along with Keagan and Mickey Justice featuring Todd Smith.  “It’s a nice fun thing,” said Buzz Carragher, one of the […]

Sharptown readies for 93rd Firemen’s Carnival

It wouldn’t feel like summer on the Eastern Shore without the traditional carnivals operated by volunteer fire companies. One of the largest and longest-running of those is the Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival, opening for its 93rd year at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1. The time-honored tradition of the firemen’s carnival is enough to get people out […]

Popular St. Peter’s organ concert is Sunday, Aug. 4

Need a break from global warming? “St Peter’s Episcopal Church is offering a late afternoon program of light, engaging music to refresh body and spirit,” said Daniel Cherrix, new music director at the Downtown Salisbury church. The one-hour concert of sacred as well as popular favorites is Sunday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m., followed by […]

Calling all animals for this week’s 3rd Friday

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury is going to the animals. The monthly event will be held outdoors — weather permitting — with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music on the Plaza. This month’s theme is Animal Kingdom -– so grab a leash, and the pooch — and head on Downtown. 3rd […]

Poplar Hill Mansion Festival is Saturday in Newtown

Poplar Hill Mansion, a historic house museum and Salisbury’s oldest house, will hold its second- annual award-winning festival on Saturday, centering around the early 1800s. The Poplar Hill Mansion Festival: Celebrating Over 200 Years of History will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a War of 1812 re-enactment with the […]

Salisbury Festival kicks off Friday in city’s Downtown

The Downtown Salisbury Festival begins Friday evening, complete with carnival rides, live music, great food and local vendors – all presented by Toyota and Pohanka of Salisbury Automotive. This weekend’s action will take place along Main Street, Market Street and the Riverwalk, with the Paul Reed Smith Band kicking off Friday night. The event continues […]