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 and live music by Permilla Project.

On North Division Street, things will get wet and wild!  Beach Bounce of Delmarva is coming to Salisbury with water slides and a giant inflatable slip-n-slide splash pool.

Kids can throw water balloons at inflatable sea creature targets, and kids of all ages can enjoy a mister tent, and other fun water features.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Water Safety table will have free handouts, children’s books and coloring books all about pool safety, water and boating safety and you can score a sweet Shark Cupcake at Cake Art or have fun at their Create-Your-Own Cupcake station.

Plus, check out Olde Towne Deli’s 3rd Friday event with Open Seas Coffee Roasters and Miranda Haney – enjoy live music while you try coffee “cupping”- much like wine tasting — at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

On the Plaza, artists and crafters fill the streets, plus live music by the Permilla Project on the main stage.

The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring local craft beer and wine and Maya Bella’s Pizzeria will be ready with $1.99 slices all day.

St. Peter’s Episcopal will be celebrating 3rd Friday in the courtyard with water activities and hotdogs, hamburgers and refreshments — plus merchandise sales to commemorate their 250th anniversary.

Salisbury University Art Galleries will exhibit Cross Currents: Contemporary Art on the Eastern Shore, that includes pieces from 11 contemporary artists living and working on the Delmarva Peninsula.

The exhibition presents an array of practices and perspectives which includes 2d representational and abstract painting and collage, as well as photography, silkscreen, ceramics, sculpture and installation.

Salisbury Art Space, located on the lower level of the Gallery Building, is hosting Through the Eye of the Lens — a photography exhibition of works from local and regional artists, and even some submissions from local high schoolers.

Local artists Petra Berstein will also be displaying her solo exhibition “My Wicomico” — featuring Petra’s photographic interpretations of the Wicomico River, ranging from moody mornings to serene sunsets.

The shops and businesses are ready for a themed night of fun!  At Acorn Market and Angello’s Gifts, celebrate National Watermelon Month with a meet-and-greet with Miss Gabriella Hastings — our 2018 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen, plus free watermelon and water balloons for the kids.

Kuhn’s Jewelers is having a 50-percent-off Summer Sale on select brands and styles — including Julie Vos, Sephanie Kantis, Piara, Misis and Honora.  Have a whale of a time with water toys at Barefoot Baby Boutique — plus take 10 percent off your entire purchase when you mention “water world” at checkout.

The Downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday

Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will live happy hour jams on the patio with Dark Gold Jazz from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and DJ Tops Cut Off late night.

Brew River Restaurant and Bar will have the Ben Brown Band and Johnny Bling until 10pm.   Market Street will have DJ Juan 9:30 p.m. to close, and Mojo’s will have DJ Vybe late night.

3rd Friday is a Downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District and the city of Salisbury. For More Information: 3rdFridaySby.com.

 

Jamie Heater is with 3rd Friday

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