Join in the seventh annual Bring a Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Community members are asked to bring their brooms and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring. PLEASE REGISTER ON THE EVENTBRITE PAGE FOR VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT. bringabroom2018.eventbrite.com Bring a Broom Saturday is brought to you by Tobacco Free Frederick,Hood College, Comcast, Keep Maryland Beautiful, Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Downtown Frederick Partnership. Bring a broom, a water bottle, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a visor and your friends and neighbors to help Downtown Frederick freshen up! Volunteers will sweep, mulch, clean up and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. On the day of the event, register at the Partnership office (19 E Church St) between 8:30 and 9AM and receive your clean up assignment. Breakfast snacks, coffee and water will be available during registration. Clean up continues from 9 – 11:30AM. Pizza will be available to all Bring A Broom Saturday volunteers at the conclusion of the event. Disclaimer: Downtown Frederick Partnership, its sponsors, and other coordinating bodies assume no responsibility of any kind for any claims, injuries or damages resulting from your cleanup, regardless of the cause. You agree to waive all claims, hold harmless and indemnify […]
Bring a Broom Saturday
Alive @ Five features 21 rockin’ events in 2018, every Thursday, May 10 through September 27! Enjoy happy hour + live music on Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick. Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm. See you on the Creek! Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership. All proceeds are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Stay tuned for the 2018 line-up.
Alive @ Five 2018
Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.
Why We LOVE Downtown Frederick!
With our one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and people, Downtown Frederick stands out. We have a personality all our own…friendly, vibrant, eclectic and thriving.
Downtown business owners are passionate about what they do. They spend time in their shops and restaurants to make sure you are well cared for.
Downtown residents make this community home. A neighbor’s friendly face, an afternoon happy hour with friends, an evening stroll with the family — THERE’S ONLY ONE DOWNTOWN FREDERICK.
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Guide to Frederick Restaurant Week 2018
Frederick Restaurant Week is coming up March 5- 11th so make your reservations and get ready to try something new! During Restaurant Week, lunches and dinners are offered at various special prices. All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity. Reservations are recommended through the individual participating restaurants. Be sure to check out this year’s incredible menu offerings below or visit frederickrestaurantweek.com for more information! Barley & Hops | 5473 Urbana Pike ~ Menu | Reservation Lunch Menu $15 / Dinner Menu $30 This restaurant is great for classic American dishes with a twist! Their interpretation of the famous chicken & waffles with spicy maple bourbon syrup is definitely something to look forward to. Lazy Fish | 30 E Patrick St ~ Menu | Reservation Dinner Menu $30 Book a table at Lazy Fish for an avant garde seafood experience. Enjoy their salmon and Octopus carpaccio with fresh lime juice and mango to welcome in those fun summer flavors! Il Porto | 200 S Market St ~ Menu | Reservation Lunch Menu $15.18 or $20.18 / Dinner Menu $30.18 Known for their incredible Italian food, Il Porto offers everything from pasta to traditional Italian seafood dishes. They’re also a […]
Who’s Open on Presidents’ Day?
Presidents’ Day is coming up on Monday, February 19 and, since it’s a federal holiday, many of us will be celebrating the day by taking off work. So what should you do with your free Monday? Make a day of it in Downtown Frederick! Many shops, restaurants and businesses will be opening their doors, so there will be plenty to do. Don’t see your favorite place on our list? This is only a start. Be sure to check with individual businesses for their most up-to-date hours. For more great things to see and do in Downtown Frederick, visit downtownfrederick.org. Let’s Go Shopping! Artifacts Glass Gallery 43B S Market St 12:00PM – 8:00PM Colonial Jewelers 1 S Market St 10:00AM – 6:00PM Creme de la Creme 207 N Market St 10:00AM – 7:00PM Curious Iguana 12 N Market St 10:00AM – 6:00PM Dancing Bear Toys 15 E Patrick St 10:00AM – 6:00PM Ec’clectibles 13 E Patrick St 10:00AM – 6:00PM Edgeworks Knife & Supply 200 N Market St 10:00AM – 7:00PM Emporium Antiques 112 E Patrick St 10:00AM – 6:00PM Fabulous Finds 24 E Patrick St 11:00AM – 4:00PM Great Stuff by Paul 257 E 6th St & 10 N Carroll […]
Everything You Need to Know for February First Saturday!
It’s that time of year again — February First Saturday, “Fire in Ice” on February 3rd! Bring the whole family to warm yourselves by the flames of the fire pits and behold the many dazzling ice sculptures that line Carroll Creek and the streets of Downtown Frederick. This year, there will be over 100 ice sculptures — which is the most ice sculptures in the history of February First Saturday! Kick off the day at the Ice Bar on the Creek located at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater — open from 2-5PM! All ages are welcome, though you must be 21 and over to partake in alcoholic beverage. A $5 entry fee will cover your first drink, and then $5 for a frosty glass of wine or beer from Brewer’s Alley or Flying Dog after that. But the Ice Bar on the Creek is not your only opportunity to kick one back, there will be a variety of fun ice luges spotted at La Paz, the Wine Kitchen on the Creek, and Volt! For those of us who would like to taste something a little sweeter, the February First Saturday “Fire in Ice” traditional dessert of s’mores will be served! You can find these […]
Kids in the City: Susan and Jeremy Kelley
Like a lot of new parents, the birth of their first child meant it was time for Susan and Jeremy Kelley to trade their small starter home in on a bigger house. But the couple, who’d spent the past decade living in a turn of the century row house across Patrick Street from the fairgrounds and a few doors down from the house Patsy Cline once called home, didn’t head to the suburbs. Instead, they bought a three-story detached townhouse on E. Second Street. “We’d always wanted to be closer into downtown,” says Susan. And the fact that they had a toddler didn’t discourage them. “So many people feel like they need to disengage when they have kids and I felt like we need to engage more,” says Jeremy. Once a boarding house, the home is currently divided into three units. The largest apartment, which meanders over all three levels, is home to the couple and their two children – Jack and his little sister Jane, who was born after the move. “What I like about this house is that it’s a house we can grow into,” says Jeremy. But in the meantime, the home’s other two units house rental tenants and provide a welcome income […]
Your Holiday Shopping Guide for Downtown Frederick
Downtown Frederick has the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Have fun exploring all of the shops, restaurants, galleries and entertainment options in downtown and check out our handy shopping guide below. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’ll find something perfect in Downtown Frederick! For the romantic Baltimore Gold of Frederick Colonial Jewelers Erica Burns Designs En Masse One of a Kind Yaneth Reyes For the adventurer Clue I.Q.: An Escape Room Experience Edgeworks Knife Supply Hunting Creek Outfitters Surelocked In Escape Games The Trail House Wheel Base Inc. For the beauty queen Anam Cara Indellibelle JKW Beauty Maven Beauty Bar Savage Soaps The Skin Care Shop Smooch! Studio For the fashion-forward A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique Alicia L Boutique Chic to Chic Fred & Co. 1745 La Niche Boutique Marie’s Nu 2 U Molly’s Meanderings Peak Sneaks Pearl Clothing PITCREW Posh Select Seconds Thrift Shop Shabby Chic Sky’s The Limit Talbots Treaty General Store Velvet Lounge Venus on the Half Shell Zebop For the craft beverage guru Attaboy Brewery The Hop & Vine McClintock Distilling Rockwell Brewery Spin the Bottle Wine Company Tenth Ward Distilling Company VINI Culture Wine Bar & Café Viniferous For the person who […]
Downtown’s Professional Life: Shabri Moore
For Shabri Moore, having her office downtown just makes sense. “Being downtown makes it easy to collaborate with people and easy to build relationships; everyone’s very open to saying we’re part of this community, let’s work together,” she says. The President of Moore Wealth, a concierge wealth management firm, Shabri has had her office in the South Market Center, overlooking Carroll Creek, for the past eight years, “Being right on the creek is great,” she says, “it’s easy to pop out and have lunch or grab a cup of coffee. There’s a really wonderful energy being downtown.” And that vibrancy explains why Shabri is one of a growing number of professionals choosing to both work and live downtown. “I found that I was getting really annoyed that I had to drive home at the end of the day,” says Shabri, who sold her house in Spring Ridge two years ago and moved into a new townhouse in Maxwell Square on E. 5th Street. “I was spending all my time downtown anyway, between work and going out and meeting with friends after work and the thought of walking to work was really appealing,” she says, adding that her morning commute is “eight minutes door to door.” But while her eight-minute commute […]
Downtown’s Millennial Migration: Erik Moore
After attending college in Pittsburg and working in financial services there, Frederick native Erik Moore didn’t immediately leap at the chance to return home and join the family business. “Pittsburg’s just bigger, so there was a little hesitation,” says Erik, the Financial Planning Services & Analysis Manager with Moore Wealth, Inc., a concierge wealth management firm with offices in Downtown Frederick. But Erik, who grew up in Spring Ridge, didn’t immediately rule out a homecoming, either. “I’ve never lived in Frederick as an adult and so there was a lot I hadn’t experienced before,” he says. A lot of those experiences are brand new, too. Frederick – especially downtown – isn’t quite the same place he knew as a teen. “There’s a lot of stuff coming to Frederick that’s appealing to people my age,” says Erik, “the new rooftop bar at Brewer’s Alley has been a real hit.” So, after a few trips home to sample the scene, Erik and his fiancé made the move from Pittsburgh to Frederick in November of 2016. And while he grew up in the suburbs, they decided to make downtown their new home. “The office is here, so that made it easy. Plus, for someone my age, the other areas aren’t as […]
How to be a Tourist in Downtown Frederick
When was the last time you took a few days to just get out of town and explore somewhere new? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Stop adding things to your “Vacations (someday)” Pinterest board and just hop in the car and drive. If you live in D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, or even Pittsburgh or Richmond, your weekend destination isn’t as far away as you think. Just an hour from D.C., Frederick, MD is surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards and the state’s largest brewery. And because planning a vacation is the least fun part of actually taking a vacation, we partnered up with Visit Frederick to give us the inside scoop on how to take on Downtown Frederick like you know what you’re doing. Melissa Muntz, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Visit Frederick, starts us off at (where else) the Frederick Visitor Center. Located at 151 S East St, the Visitor Center is a great place to drop your car and catch your breath before heading into the rest of downtown. You can leave your car in the E All Saints Street Public Parking Garage and spend the weekend on foot for a care-free experience, or park out back at one of their temporary Visitor spaces if you’re just […]
What it’s Like to Work in Downtown Frederick: Clark Briggs
Ever wondered what’s happening behind the scenes for Downtown Frederick’s most recognizable faces? Take a peek behind the curtain with the Partnership’s “tell-all” blog series. If you’ve spent more than five minutes in Downtown Frederick, you’ve likely seen (or met) Clark Briggs, Relationship Manager for Frederick County Bank. One of five local branches, FCB’s downtown offices are located at 2 N Market St. We took five minutes to ask five questions, and have published his answers as they were originally provided. Take it away, Clark! NAME: Clark Briggs BORN: Corpus Christi, TX RESIDENT OF: Frederick, MD (18 years) FAMILY: My wife of 34 years (Lynette), my daughter (Lana), and my granddaughter (Georgia) make my soul smile… WORK: Frederick County Bank (6 years) TITLE: Relationship Manager FAVORITE PART OF JOB: Making connections, Building trust, Providing solutions, Serving our community LOVE MOST ABOUT DOWNTOWN FREDERICK: Seeing and interacting with friends and clients, the architecture, restaurants and food, and the overall sense of community WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICK… What three things do you love most about working downtown? The thriving community and the fact that there is a very good mix of businesses. What do you do on your day off? I spend time with family and […]
Summer Essentials in Downtown Frederick
It’s challenging during the summer moths to hone in on all downtown has to offer. With great food, engaging activities, and unique fashion, all of your essentials are within arms reach. While summer for some is driven by their fear of missing out, others for their desire to escape into a positive activity, or the next beach boardwalk Instagram-worthy outfit, there’s always something in downtown. We’ve compiled a list from some of our favorite summer essentials, and we can’t wait to share with you. Essentially Hungry Have you been searching for unique ways to quench the heat induced thirst and appetite? Hop on over to McClintock Distilling and wet your whistle with their Forager Gin. Lazy Fish has created a refreshing Lemongrass Mojito for your summer enjoyment. VINI Culture Wine Bar is embracing the heat and offering cold, crispy, fizzy, Prosecco on tap. Hippy Chick Hummus understands that some days just need a boost of health without compromising the delicious taste of a frozen treat, so indulge in their Frozen Acai Smoothie Bowl. The Kitchenette is ready and on deck to help you master your greatest outdoor BBQ or culinary cookout dreams, by offering an assortment of water bottles, cooking tools, and grill accessories. Frederick […]