3rd Friday announces themes for 2019 outdoor season

3rd Friday has unveiled its lineup for the 2019 outdoor season.

Downtown Salisbury’s monthly art and entertainment event uses themes in the months of April through November to keep things exciting and to spur creativity and fun. Some themes are fan favorites and occur every year; while other themes come and go.

This year 3rd Friday is adding a new theme – Moon Walk – to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July.

A few fan favorites got makeovers this year, with “Dog Month” becoming “Animal Kingdom” and “Comic Con” becoming “Super Heroes.”

3rd Friday kicks off the 2019 outdoor season on April 19 with “Hello Spring” – with everything from baby animals and spring flowers, to sustainability projects and local environmental groups.

May 18 will have a “Wheels” theme — coinciding with National Bike Month, a Pinewood Derby, the annual Salisbury Skate Park fundraiser and a ramp zone for public use.

This June, 3rd Friday is mixing up the themes with fan favorite “Dog Month” getting a name makeover to “Animal Kingdom” – highlighting not just canines, but all of our beloved pets and animal friends.

July’s 3rd Friday theme, “Moon Walk,” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, with space-themed fun and of course, moon-walk demos.

The Aug. 16 theme will be “Water World,” to keep things cool, complete with a Rubber Ducky Race in the river.

On Sept. 20, check out “Chalk It Up” for a night of public art and expression.

The theme for Oct 18 is “Super Heroes,” with a comic con feel, free comics, highlights on local heroes, and a costume contest for kids and adults.

The outdoor season will wrap up Nov. 15, with a “Holiday Lights” theme that will include the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Government Office Building lawn, as well as, a last chance to shop from the 3rd Friday vendors for everyone on your list.

This year’s 3rd Friday footprint will vary based on whatever construction projects are ongoing at the time. April will open with a classic 3rd Friday layout, and will expand to the West Market Street / Parking Lot 15 area, as construction nears the North Division corridor. The latest information on road closures, and parking will be posted online.

3rd Friday is a free once-monthly arts and entertainment festival in Downtown Salisbury.  For more information visit 3rdFridaySby.com.

Jamie Heater is with 3rd Friday

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