Trick-or-Treat with your favorite downtown businesses! The Saturday before Halloween, Downtown Frederick turns into a trick-or-treat paradise – this year, it’s on October 29th! Our local business owners provide candy for the best ghouls, goblins, princesses, and dinosaurs in town. From 10am-12pm Thank you to our partners at Potomac Pest & Termite Control for presenting Halloween in Downtown Frederick! Find them at 30 N Market St with a special bug sensory station, games and more!
Halloween in Downtown Frederick
First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick. Where you spend your money matters. Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown. Thank you to our partners at SkyPoint Federal Credit Union for presenting November First Saturday! Find them at 30 N Market St from 11AM-5PM with special games, giveaways and more. LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/upcoming-events/events/ to see what’s happening today. LIVE MUSICIANS Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Check back closer to the event date for this month’s information. PARKING & TRAVEL Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses here. Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E […]
November First Saturday
First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick. Where you spend your money matters. Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown. LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/upcoming-events/events/ to see what’s happening today. LIVE MUSICIANS Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Check back closer to the event date for this month’s information. PARKING & TRAVEL Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses here. Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick following all relevant guidelines. Staying the […]
December First Saturday
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.
The Latest News in Downtown Frederick
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Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 September 22-25
There are a lot of opportunities to do good downtown this weekend, and have a bunch of fun while you’re doing it. There’s live music, art and cocktails, more used books than you could ever read, and a terrific fall liqueur release. This weekend, you can stroll our picturesque streets, taste our divine eats, pop into our awesome shops, and enjoy the music throughout downtown! Gaslight Gallery Sculpture in the Courtyard @ Thacher & Rye Thursday, September 22, 5-7:30pm, $60 228 N Market St Thacher & Rye and Gaslight Gallery are excited to present an outdoor art exhibition that will showcase the work of regional artists. This unique event will take place in Thacher & Rye’s courtyard, which provides the perfect setting for these inspiring sculptures. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists and enjoy fantastic food and drink from the restaurant while admiring the artwork and supporting a good cause. Proceeds benefit The Frederick Art Club Scholarship Fund. Used Book Sale @ Evangelical Lutheran Church Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24 from 9am-7pm, Sunday, September 25 from 9am-1pm 35 E Church St Our Yearly Used Book Sale is BACK this weekend! We’ll be open in […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 September 15-18
With yet another stunner of an early fall weekend on tap, it’s the perfect time to stroll around downtown and enjoy all of our fantastic merchants and stellar restaurants. While you’re here, you may want to take a spin to kick of Hispanic Heritage Month with a free salsa lesson and live salsa music! You can also take in a free outdoor barre class, listen to live folk or Jug Funk, a hybrid of blues, funk, jug band and Americana. For the family, the MET is kicking off their new production of Rainbow Fish: The Musical. We can’t wait to see you downtown! Edwin Ortiz y La Mafia Del Guaguanco at Alive @ Five Thursday, September 15, 5-8pm, $5 Carroll Creek Amphitheater You know and love Alive @ Five, but tonight we’ve got something really special for you…a free salsa lesson AND free admission! That’s right! To kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month, you can take a free 30 minute salsa lesson and receive free admission to this week’s Alive @ Five, featuring Edwin Ortiz y La Mafia Del Guaguanco! Just register here: https://bit.ly/freesalsalesson Free early admission to the first 50 people to register, with limited spots remaining! We can’t wait to […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 September 9-11
We’re kicking off fall downtown in a big way this weekend! The annual In the Streets festival kicks off Saturday morning and runs through the day, with fun activities for the entire family. But that’s not all that’s happening! You can join Agave 137 in celebrating their opening weekend in style with events running Thursday through Sunday, or you can laugh with the Comedy Extravaganza at the MET, listen to great music with Chrome Rodeo at FAC, and hit up a special beer release benefitting Citizen’s Truck Company at Smoketown Creekside. There’s so much to do, you’ll want to stay for the entire weekend! In the Streets Saturday, September 10, 9am-9pm Market St For over 30 years, In The Streets has been a proud Frederick tradition held along Market Street and Carroll Creek Urban Park. The festival began in 1983 after major renovations closed Market Street for several months. When the dust settled Mayor Ron Young decided to hold a festival for the entire community to encourage reinvestment in downtown. The Festival was held in the street, so the naming of the event was simple. That first In The Streets festival boasted 10,000 in attendance. Today, In The Streets attracts crowds […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 August 26-28
If you’re planning a wedding or other large event, you definitely do not want to miss the Frederick Wedding Show happening this Sunday downtown. With over 45 vendors and 4 fantastic downtown venues, Downtown Frederick is ready to impress! Looking to be entertained? FAC’s Sky Stage is ready to impress with a comedy show and live jazz. And be sure to catch with Mountain City Elks Lodge Annual Organization Day Parade. Featuring the Bowie State Marching Band, along with bands from Frederick, Thomas Johnson, and Catoctin High schools, you’ll be tempted to march along! On Saturday, you can learn about African American heritage in downtown with the AARCH walking tour. This unique tour is not only informative, but takes you along Carroll Creek and onto All Saints St to show you the cultural and historical importance of the neighborhood that was the center of the Frederick African American community up until the early 1960s. Frederick Wedding Show @ Attaboy Barrel House Sunday, August 28, 11am-3pm, Free Admission 24 S Wisner St, Ste 110 Join the folks at Attaboy Barrel House and their friends at Citizens Ballroom, Tenth Ward Distilling Company and Union Mills Public House for THE FREDERICK WEDDING SHOW. […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top Five August 19-21
School is back in session, so it’s time to get out this weekend and explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer. Teachers can forget about grading papers and celebrate happy hour on Friday evening. You can enjoy a special theater tour (for free!), jam at a concert under the stars featuring three bands, including a local Frederick favorite, experience the joy of not one but two Drag brunches, and take in a patriotic concert with the United States Army Field Band (also free, but tickets are required). We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend! Teacher’s Night Out @ Rockwell Brewery Friday, August 19, 5pm-7pm 880 N East St This Friday is a Teachers’ Happy Hour to celebrate back to school!! $5 pints for all teachers (must show teacher ID to beertenders). We will have Traditional Authentic Mexican as our food truck from 4-7 and John Cook playing tunes in the taproom from 6-9! Celebrate back to school with $5 pints for the teachers! Sunniva, with daMOOD and Brecreation @ FAC’s Sky Stage Friday, August 19, 7pm-10pm, $5 59 S Carroll St Join us for another evening of live original tunes under the stars with popular genre-bending jam […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 August 12-14
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Frederick Summer Restaurant Week! And not only that, there’s also phenomenal live music, a fancy-ish beer and beast dinner, and even a combo of the two with BBQ, Blues, and Brews. If you’re feeling hungry or like you need to get your groove on, Downtown Frederick is waiting for you! Frederick Restaurant Week Downtown Frederick, August 8-14 This year’s Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick. Participating restaurants offer diners multi-course meals at tasty prices. Visit an old favorite or try something new; Downtown Frederick is full of delicious dining options! Make your reservations at these popular spots today! For a complete listing of Downtown Frederick Restaurants participating, click here. JJ Grey and Mofro @ Weinberg Center for the Arts Friday, August 12, 8pm-10pm, $35 30 W Patrick St From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times sort of a mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 August 5-7
This weekend is August First Saturday in Downtown Frederick, and boy oh boy is there a lot to do! From a colorful and lively festival celebrating the culture of Indonesia to a cocktail-fortified pig roast, downtown will be hopping! You can attend the MET’s Inebriated History special performances (21 and older please) hit up the Soul Street Market for their last market of the summer, and even willingly get brain freeze at the Brain Freeze Ice Cream Social, at The Potter’s Guild of Frederick. Take the kiddos not only to enjoy south Mountain Creamery ice cream, but you’ll take home a one of a kind ice cream bowl too! We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend! Colorful Indonesia Festival presented by AACF Saturday, August 6, 1pm-7pm, Free Admission Carroll Creek Linear Park Asian American Center of Frederick is hosting the Colorful Indonesia Festival event on Saturday August 6th between 1pm to 7pm. Join us on the Creek as we celebrate at our Colorful Indonesia Festival! There will be performances by acts such as Banjar Bali USA (Balinese Dance), GiGi Dance Company (Archipelago Dance, East to West Indonesia), House of Angklung, (Bamboo Instrument Musicians) and more. Culinary experiences will be brought […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 July 29-31
This weekend downtown, you’ll be able to participate in a true outdoor summer bash with beer, music, and food trucks, as well as find ice cream, both in a dish and on the walls! We’re focused on self-care with both yoga and art therapy, ready to play beer bingo, and even enjoy music from a chamber orchestra totally devoted to playing only, wait for it…video game music! Downtown Frederick always has something fun happening. Check out our events calendar for even more fun things to do this weekend! Rockwell Brewery Summer Brew Bash Saturday, July 30, 12pm-7pm, $5 pre-sale through 7/29, $10 at the door Carroll Creek Amphitheater Rockwell Brewery is hosting its first annual Rockwell Summer Brew Bash at Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater on July 30th from 12-7 PM! It’ll be slam packed with fun summer vibes from the brews to the music to the food! Wear your favorite summer outfit or flashiest Hawaiian shirt with pride! Bring your lawn chairs, get a cold beer, and enjoy the music all day long! Rockwell will be pouring ice cold beers on tap to keep you cool, refreshed, and movin’ and groovin’ to the music! Stroker’s BBQ, Jerk N Jive Caribbean Kitchen, and […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 July 22-24
Whether you’re looking to keep things cool by venturing indoors to enjoy a charming musical or a fun indoor thrift market with repurposed goods (and beer too!), or want to revel in the warmth of summer by taking in a historic walking tour, comedy or jazz, Downtown Frederick has you covered this weekend. Join us downtown and take in one of our Top 5 featured events this weekend, supporting the arts and local artists, as well as the AARCH Society. And while you’re here, don’t forget to visit one of our amazing restaurants and shops. We can’t wait to see you downtown! Peter Pan Jr. @ The Maryland Ensemble Theater Friday, July 22, 7pm, Saturday, July 23, 2pm & 4pm (Tickets $20 & $22) 31 W Patrick St Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET)’s FUN Company raises the curtain on local youth in Peter Pan, Jr. for the family. Peter Pan, Jr. features a robust cast of beloved ensemble characters; Pirates, Lost Boys, and Brave Girls are the mainstay of this timeless production. Peter Pan, Jr. is adapted for the youth stage and provides a unique experience for each performer to explore and create memorable characters in an ensemble, developing invaluable skills to […]
Ice Cream in Downtown Frederick
Did you hear the scoop? Downtown Frederick is the place to be to for cool treats! With summer heating up, you’ll want to cool down with a cone, sundae, or shake from one of our fantastic scoop shops. Treat yo’ self and be sure to check out one of our local businesses scooping the very best ice cream treats around town! Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream Co. 253 E Church St All of your waffle cone dreams will come true at this sweet shop located in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Whether you’re going big or small, the ice cream here will delight the entire family! Summer Hours Monday-Thursday: 12pm-9pmFriday: 12pm-10pmSaturday: 11:30am-10pmSunday: 11:30am-9pm North Market Pop Shop 241 N Market St The North Market Pop Shop offers locally sourced, fresh from the farm, super premium Trickling Springs Creamery ice cream from Chambersburg, PA. They even have vegan and lactose-free frozen delights for those looking for non-traditional options. Want to get your float on? Pair any ice cream with any soda for the ice cream float of your dreams! Summer Hours: Sunday-Monday: 12:30pm-8:30pmTuesday-Thursday: 12pm-9pmFriday-Saturday: 12pm-10pm Pretzel and Pizza Creations 210 N Market St Looking for a scoop or a shake? Maybe something […]