Earth Day and NIght Out

  • Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:37 a.m.

First Friday Night Out

Downtown Salisbury Inc. will host its first Friday Night Out of the year from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

The 8th annual Earth Night Out will take place in the heart of downtown Salisbury, which will be filled with entertainment and activities all evening.

The band Big Break will take the East Fisher Street stage at 5:30 p.m. followed by Riyen Roots and The Family Tree Band, from the mountains of Asheville, at 6:45 p.m.

Other live entertainment that night will include the Porch Dog Revival duo from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Blue Vine, Band of Opportunity from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Cooper’s The Gathering Place and No. 9 Coal at Nashville Nights.

Downtown shops will be open late and will offer special Earth-themed treats.

Earth Night Out also includes many family friendly activities while providing ideas to make every day Earth Day.

The Kid’s Zone will feature create-your-own tie-dye creation, face painting, a Touch-a-Truck preview, Dan Nicholas Park, bouncy houses and much more.

Wacky Doo the Clown will be on hand to create his signature balloon hats, the popular Classic Car Show will be on North Main Street, free trolley rides can take you from one activity to another and kids will find things to do all over downtown, rain or shine.

Various Earth Day events taking place Saturday in Salisbury

• Salisbury-Rowan Farmers Market season opening – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, parking lot at the former Wrenn House restaurant at 115 S. Jackson St.

Find your favorite local early spring produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and handmade crafts. Special activities are planned for the opening day.

• Natty Greene’s Brewing Co Earth Day Jam – Noon Saturday at Saving Grace Farm.

A music and arts festival with headliner Larry Kneel and Natural Bridge, and fundraiser to benefit the LandTrust of Central NC and Saving Grace Farm.

The event raises awareness in music appreciation, therapy and youth in arts.

It also teaches about land preservation, conservation, recycling, energy efficiency, nutrition, local farming, homesteading/sustainability and more.

There will be informational booths, local artists and businesses on hand.

The event will include kids’ activities, music, food, brews, wine and more.

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Touch-A-Truck hosted by the City of Salisbury Parks and Recreation — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, corner of South Church and West Fisher streets.

The event is free.

Children will get the opportunity to touch, feel, climb in and out of every truck and vehicle available.

They will find fire trucks, dump trucks, police cars. and an array of other interesting vehicles.

Cameras are highly recommended.

Rain date is May 11.

Call 704-216-2708 for more information.

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