Salisbury Festival bringing fun this weekend

The Downtown Salisbury Festival — presented by Pohanka of Salisbury — opens Friday and continues through Sunday.

The annual event will again feature carnival rides, great food, arts and entertainment and more.

This year the action will take place along East Market Street, with all new carnival rides.

From funnel cakes, to oyster fritters — there will be something for everyone at the Downtown Salisbury Festival.

“The layout will be slightly different this year while the new amphitheater is being constructed,” said Salisbury Arts District Executive Director Jamie Heater, “but it is still a great chance to enjoy Downtown Salisbury’s Riverwalk and everything our community has to offer!”

This year, vendors, food trucks and the main stage will be hosted along East Market Street, on the eastern side of Downtown.

Parking Lot 1 and the Parking Garage will be both be open and accessible for parking.

The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District is again teaming up with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce to bring a carnival to Downtown Salisbury.  This year the carnival will be hosted closer to the main action, in city Parking Lot 10 — adjacent to Route 13.

A new location, plus all new rides, means it’s guaranteed to be fresh and exciting for everyone.  Tickets can be purchased Friday — Sunday, with ride-all-day wristbands available Sunday only.

The Salisbury Festival, originally called the Dogwood Festival, began in the 1980s when Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council held an event called “Arts on the Plaza” that featured local artists.

The festival continued to feature a large arts and culture component as The Salisbury Festival, and was continued by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce for 32 years before retiring the concept in 2015.    

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