Salisbury Pride welcomes you to the wonderful City of Salisbury also known as the Comfortable Side of Coastal. We are excited to have you join us whether you are coming from nearby, returning home, or traveling from a distance and visiting for the first time. We have gathered information to help you best experience our colorful city.
Salisbury, Maryland is approximately 3 hours from Baltimore, MD; Washington DC; and Philadelphia, PA; 2 ½ hours from Norfolk, VA; and 2 hours from Annapolis, MD.
Downtown Salisbury is bounded by Route 13 (North/South), Route 50 (East/West), and the Wicomico River.
From Points South/North: Take Route 13 to Salisbury. Continue on Route 13 Business, which will take you right to Downtown Salisbury.
From Points West/East: Take Route 50 East to Salisbury. Continue on Route 50 Business, which will take you right to Downtown Salisbury.
There is plenty of on street and off street parking available in Downtown Salisbury. On-street parking is metered and short-term. If you need longer term parking, the City offers parking in municipal lots and the parking garage.
The City is transitioning to Electric Meters for Parking, but still has metered spaces throughout Downtown as we make the transition.
For Electric Meters, you pay by your car’s Plate Number at the Electric Meter Station. You can pay by Coin or Card.
For Metered Street Spaces, it is 50 cents for 30 minutes with a 2 hour maximum from 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.
City parking is free from 5 PM – 8 AM and on weekends and holidays. For more information on parking Downtown, the City has created a handy portal that will show you all the available places to park.
Where to Stay
Out of town guests may reserve a room at the LaQuinta Inn Salisbury, located at 300 South Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, Maryland. LaQuinta Inn is within walking distance of the Parade and Festival.
Where to Eat and What Else to Do
Salisbury is an eclectic city with a vibrant downtown. There are multiple venues for visitors to eat and shop within walking distance of the parade and festival. We invite you to visit the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center website for an overview of the many options in the Downtown district. The Wicomico County Tourism website provides a listing of additional activities and sights to see in the region.
A trip to Salisbury is not complete without a visit to our rainbow crosswalk. The City of Salisbury made history in 2018 by unveiling the first rainbow crosswalk in the State of Maryland. Installed by more than 60 Salisbury PFLAG volunteers with donated paint and materials, the crosswalk represents a celebration of diversity and inclusion acting as a beacon of hope for many residents. Volunteers came from all over the Eastern Shore and beyond to participate in this momentous event, traveling up to three hours away to participate.
In 2021, following a year of great uncertainty and a global pandemic, Salisbury PFLAG and the City of Salisbury realized that an opportunity existed to make history again with a unique and revolutionary crosswalk redesign that would be even more inclusive. On June 26th, 2021 well over 125 volunteers came together to celebrate Pride and repaint the crosswalk to add new sections introducing the State’s first progress pride and trans pride crosswalks.
The Salisbury Rainbow Crosswalk is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike. Right near the banks of the Wicomico River and adjacent to the Riverwalk, it is a fantastic spot for photos. When posting photos and videos taken at the Crosswalk, we appreciate it if the hashtag #SBYPFLAG is used so that we can all share in the hope and kindness that the Crosswalk evokes.