Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 8th at exactly 2 am and ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2 am. By moving your clock forward by one hour to 3am, you lose an hour of sleep but gain an hour of daylight in the evening.

According to Dr. Phyllis Zee, Director for sleep medicine at Northwestern University, she states that there are some health effects that could stem from the change. To learn more about the effects and how to transition into the new time change more affectively, click here.


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Wine About Winter, HUGE SUCCESS!!

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Thank you to everyone that attended Wine About Winter 2020! It was a huge success and the best yet!!

We estimate 1,600 people attended Wine About Winter 2020. This included, individuals that purchased tickets, hotel packages, designated drivers, etc.

We hope that you had a wonderful night and you’re looking forward to WAW 2021!

For those that attended, we would love to get your feedback. Please take a moment and fill out the WAW survey

Congratulations to the 2020 Biennial Winners

Every two years the City of Salisbury’s Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Tree Board co-host the Biennial Awards to pay tribute to the many individuals, companies and organizations that make Salisbury a great city to live in. The event is a dinner and presentation at which those that have received Landscape of the Month Awards, Downtown Holiday Decoration Awards, Tree Awards and Development Awards are honored and recognized. 

Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Launches NEW Website

Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of their new website in February 2020. In partnership with City of Salisbury staff, the development and design of the website was completed in-house at no cost.

The website’s development process focused on two primary concerns: mobile-first design and better functionality for residents, visitors and local business/property owners. The new mobile-first design is future forward, taking into account that over 70% of people use their mobile phone to access the internet and those numbers are likely to grow. The updated navigation provides clearly organized content that is easy to access. The public can now add their events to the event calendar for review by DSI staff, and the business listings can be managed directly by the business owners


In addition, DSI’s newsletter articles will be archived on the website and signing up to receive the newsletter emails each month is easy and fast. DSI staff will be constantly updating the website’s content with helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, announcements and more.


The website integrated DSI’s new branding with clean, colorful graphics. The main web page features a custom video highlighting downtown Salisbury, which will be updated annually.


We hope you find the new website fresh and modern; we worked hard to make sure it contained valuable information to assist you with your downtown Salisbury, NC needs. 

Downtown Wine Crawl Tickets On Sale Now

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Why not purchase your friend or family member a ticket to Downtown Salisbury’s signature wine tasting event! Wine About Winter takes place throughout downtown in the local bars, restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques.


Tickets include a souvenir wine glass, wine bag, wristband, and a tasting pass. Ticket holders are able to visit participating shops and restaurants to sip and sample a variety of 20+ wines from around Rowan County and beyond.

Friday, February 7, 2020 • 5 to 9 pm

New Years Eve at the Trolley Barn Kicks-Off the New Year

Happy New Year


New Year’s Eve festivities began at 9 p.m. and included light refreshments, live entertainment by the Salisbury-based band, Livehouse, games, live video from Times Square and ringing in the New Year at midnight! This was a free, family friendly event that was open to the public.


Beer and Wine was made available for purchase from Downtown Salisbury, INC. Celebrate the start of 2020 as a community with us!


We look forward to bringing in the 2021 New Year at the newly rennovated Bell Tower Green Park! And we hope to see you there!

Lets ring in #2021
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Rowan Public Library to host community job fair Friday

Rowan Public Library will host a free job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, January 17th at 201 W. Fisher St.


It is open to the public and will offer job-seekers the opportunity to network with local employers who are recruiting to fill open positions. No registration is required.Job Fair 2018 is a response to community request.

It is open to the public and will offer job-seekers the opportunity to network with local employers who are recruiting to fill open positions. No registration is required.Job Fair 2018 is a response to community request. .

Cheerwine Festival returns to fill the streets of historic downtown Salisbury, N.C., with ‘cheer’ and family-friendly fun

Cheerwine, the 103-year-old soft drink born and based in Salisbury, N.C., is once again teaming up with its home city to host the fourth annual “Cheerwine Festival” on Saturday, May 16, from noon-10 p.m. An estimated 60,000 people attended the 2019 event. 

Attendees will enjoy tasty Cheerwine-inspired food and drinks, live entertainment, local craft vendors, family-friendly activities and plenty of delicious ice-cold cherry goodness in downtown Salisbury.

And for the first time in festival history, one lucky Cheerwine fan will have his or her original artwork worn by thousands as the official design for the 2020 festival t-shirt.