Halloween in Downtown Frederick 2021 Great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes highly encouraged! Saturday, October 30th Sponsored by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust. There are plenty of things to fill your day with! Make your perfect schedule below: Halloween in Downtown Frederick 10am-12pm Trick-or-Treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities – decorate a mini pumpkin or make a noodle monster and snap some adorable pictures at the balloon photo booth @ 33 E Patrick St and dance to some music while you play a few games @ 30 N Market St! A map of participating businesses can be found below. Organized by Downtown Frederick Partnership Additional Halloween Events 9am-1pm Check out the Vintage VW Car Show in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Some of the cars will be dressed up in their favorite costumes for their version of Trunk-or-Treat! Go to the event listing here for more information. Organized by Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club 6pm-9pm Join us for Halloween Movie Night on the Creek to watch Hocus Pocus! Bring a blanket or chairs to watch it on the inflatable screen […]
Halloween in Downtown Frederick
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking is FREE, shops open early and stay open late. A special thanks to our 2021 Frosty Friday sponsor MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Check back soon as we continue to build our day of Frosty Friday fun!
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping. Shop Small the whole weekend! The Friday before Small Business Saturday is Frosty Friday in Downtown Frederick — featuring all-day shopping, free parking, live music and gifts from the Snowflake Tree – just for shopping local! Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/frostyfriday TRAVEL INFO FOR DOWNTOWN FREDERICK Free Parking: Downtown Frederick offers free parking every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years Day. Free parking is available in all public parking garages and on-street meters beginning Saturdays at 8AM through 6AM Monday. Public Restrooms: Find public restrooms in the Church Street Parking Garage (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St). Public restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick. Additional restrooms are available in the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St) and the C. Burr Artz Public Library (110 E Patrick St). Hotels: Planning to stay a whole weekend? Find information about local lodging at visitfrederick.org.
Small Business Saturday
We’ll be back! The 2022 Alive @ Five season kicks off May 12 with live music, beer and wine on the creek every Thursday through September 29, 2022. Alive @ Five is an outdoor happy hour every Thursday from 5-8pm in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater / 21+ only / $5 entry + $5 drinks / food available for purchase on site / different band every week… lineup coming soon! Alive @ Five is Downtown Frederick Partnership’s largest fundraiser of the year. Every gate fee you pay and drink token you buy helps to support our work in the downtown community. Interested in supporting the event? Sponsorships are available and selling now. Email email@example.com for more info.
Alive @ Five 2022 Season Kick-off
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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Happy Stripe in Downtown Frederick
Over the past year, a bright red structure has snaked its way down the alleyway between JoJo’s and Vintage MC. Happy Stripe – with its curving lines, soaring heights and vivid color palette, has certainly made a statement on Patrick Street – bringing the alleyway to life and piquing the curiosity of those who wander by. Designed by artist Kiki Goti of SomePeople studio, Happy Stripe is a playful linear structure that aims to intrigue pedestrians and encourage them to pass through it. In addition to its strong visual presence, it also offers people the chance to interact with the structure through an augmented reality app that lets viewers challenge one another from their phones, tossing virtual balls into the nylon ropes that hang from the top of Happy Stripe’s steel frame. Happy Stripe is one of two projects installed through the Partnership’s unchARTed initiative – a project that increases connectivity between some of Downtown Frederick’s forgotten “between” spaces by activating alleyways with temporary public art installations. Happy Stripe was installed in November 2020 and will be removed in mid-November 2021. More about unchARTed
Open on Labor Day just for you…
Take advantage of the long weekend and leisurely stroll the streets. Stock up on fall décor, snag a few long-sleeve shirts, get some season-appropriate outdoor gear – classic Labor Day weekend. And don’t forget to try all the pumpkin spice everything! Plus, with all the fun breweries and delicious restaurants downtown, it’s easy to plan an entire weekend in Downtown Frederick! 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/events. Spend your Labor Day weekend with us! Business NameMonday, Sept. 6thAddressArt GalleriesDISTRICT Arts11am-4pm15 N Market StServicesArtisinal Hair CompanyClosed342 N Market StEntertainment & InformationClue IQ: An Escape Room ExperienceNational Museum of Civil War Medicine IncSurelocked In Escape Games10am-10pm10am-4pmBy appointment only 103 S Carroll St48 E Patrick St5 N Market StFood & BeverageBeans and BagelsBrewer’s AlleyBushwaller’sFrederick Coffee Co & CafeFrederick Fudge & Ice Cream CoIbiza CafeNorth Market Pop ShopOlde TownePretzel and Pizza CreationsShab Row Tea EmporiumSmoketown CreeksideClosed11am-11:30pm11:30am-2am6am-6pm12pm-6pmClosed12pm-8pm11:30am-1:30am11am-9pm11am-5pm12pm-9pm49 E Patrick St124 N Market St209 N Market St100 N East St253 E Church St8 W 4th St241 N Market St325 N Market St210 N market St112 […]
Maxwell Ave Fence in Downtown Frederick
Maxwell Ave is a highly-trafficked alleyway in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Providing a connection between the Carroll Creek Parking Garage, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Carroll Creek and Patrick Street – there are easily hundreds of people a day who traverse through this small piece of the city. To help brighten things up a bit, the Partnership and Hood College partnered together to repaint a fence… adding a bit of cheer along the way! Thank you to everyone involved! Especially to Dream House for helping us pick the color palette, The City of Frederick and National Museum of Civil War Medicine for letting us try something new with their fence, and to Hood College and members of our board for volunteering their time and labor! Step 1: Prep + Prime Before the new colorful motif could go into place, we first had to prep our canvas. This meant pulling weeds, sweeping around the base of the fence, scraping off old paint and adding a fresh coat of primer. Thank you to our hardworking board members for volunteering an evening to help get everything prepped and ready! Step 2: Bring on the Colors A group of about 15 Hood College […]
Hood Student Discount Program
As Hood students make their return to campus, Downtown Frederick businesses are ready to welcome them back with open arms and 10% off! Look for the blue and white window decals to find more than 50 downtown businesses who proudly offer a 10% discount to Hood students. Just show your valid Student ID at the time of purchase and be sure to ask the business about any restrictions that may apply. Participating businesses are listed at downtownfrederick.org/student. Restrictions may apply, and businesses reserve the right to opt out of the program at any time. See a List of Participating Businesses
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Outreach Summary
In 2020, the Partnership began a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outreach effort guided by Dr. Denise Rollins with The Whole Heart Center. This effort started with 9 focus groups and included a community survey conducted in July 2021, which received 295 responses. As the Partnership works to make Downtown Frederick a welcoming place for everyone, we are very encouraged by the number of people who participated in the focus groups and survey, offering honest feedback about their experiences in Downtown Frederick. The input received to date provides a road map for the Partnership, both as we take on new projects and as we continue to learn more. The results of this initial outreach effort are summarized in the document linked here. Moving forward, we look forward to hearing from and partnering with community members – both new and old to the organization. If you are interested in getting involved in these efforts, please reach out to the Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 301.698.8118. Download 2021 DEI Community Outreach Summary
Downtown Living: Historic Charm + Modern Amenities
Tucked just off the hustle and bustle of Market Street, you’ll find this gorgeous, newly-renovated apartment building sitting in Market Space – one of the many hidden gems in Downtown Frederick. Owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina bought the building earlier this year and have been busy renovating and restoring what is actually one of the oldest buildings in Downtown Frederick. Now home to two completely new, luxury 1-bedroom apartments in the heart of Downtown Frederick, 20 Market Space is full of historic charm and character blended with modern convenience and aesthetics. These apartments epitomize the appeal of Downtown Frederick living – just walk out your front door and into your new neighbor, White Rabbit Gastropub, which is one of Frederick’s most popular restaurants and bars – or continue around the corner and you’re right in the middle of Market Street, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and craft beverage purveyors right in your front yard. The first-floor unit includes exclusive access to the private courtyard garden, with stunning views of the Evangelical Lutheran Church spires soaring overhead. It also includes a finished basement space with storage and a full laundry. The second-floor unit boasts vaulted ceilings with a […]
4th of July in Downtown Frederick
Frederick’s Fourth of July celebrations are nothing short of incredible, and Downtown Frederick is ready for your visit! Many shops, restaurants, and businesses will be open Sunday, July 4th, and Monday, July 5th, so there will be plenty to do. With FREE PARKING in all of the City’s garages and meters on both Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5… there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make a weekend of it in Downtown Frederick! 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/events. Spend your 4th of July weekend with us! Business NameSunday, July 4thMonday, July 5thArt GalleriesDISTRICT ArtsGallery 322The Artists GalleryNOMA Gallery12pm-4pm12pm-5pm12pm-4pm12pm-4pmClosed***Entertainment & InformationRoads and Rails MuseumSurelocked In Escape GamesVisit Frederick12pm-5pm1pm-7:30pm9am-5:30pm10am-5pm*9am-5:30pmFood & BeverageBeans and BagelsBrewer’s AlleyFrederick Coffee Co & CafeIdiom Brewing CoNorth Market Pop ShopOlde TowneRockwell Brewery LLCSmoketown CreeksideSouth Mountain Ice Cream ShopSweeties8am-3pm11am-1am6am-6pm12pm-8pm11am-8pm11:30am-1am12pm-9pm12pm-9pm12pm-9:30pm12pm-11pm8am-1pm11am-11:30pm*Closed11am-8pm11:30-1am**Closed12pm-10pmRetailCreme de la CremeDancing Bear ToysEc’clectiblesEdgeworks Knife & SupplyEmporium AntiquesLebherz Oil & Vinegar EmporiumPeaceThe Candy KitchenTHE KITCHENETTEThe MuseThe Pasta PaletteVelvet LoungeVintage MCWheel Base, Inc.YANETH REYES LLCZebop11am-5pm10am-4pm11am-4pmClosedClosed12pm-3pmClosed12pm-5pm12pm-4pm12pm-4pmClosed11pm-4pm12pm-5pm12pm-4pmClosed12pm-5pm*10am-4pm10am-6pm10am-6pmClosed**12pm-5pm*12pm-4pm11am-5pm10am-8pm12pm-5pm*Closed11am-6pm
Juneteenth in Downtown Frederick
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating June 19, 1865, when those enslaved in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Join the Juneteenth celebrations throughout Downtown Frederick to remember the resilience of these ancestors who fought for freedom, and fellowship with those who continue the fight. Juneteenth Freedomfest 12-7:30 PM – Saturday, June 19 Mullinix Park (16 S Bentz St) Join us for a day of celebration and remembrance of the resilience of our ancestors as the fight continues for our liberation and freedom. Live Music, Speakers, Vendors, Food Trucks, Children Activities & African American History Tours. More Info Juneteenth Walking Tour 2-4 PM – Saturday, June 19 Heritage Frederick (24 E Church St) Join us as we highlight the achievements of African Americans throughout Frederick’s history. Additionally, we will be open for anyone to tell their stories to our curator to be recorded. More Info Juneteenth Freedom Day 7-9 PM – Saturday, June 19 Sky Stage (59 S Carroll St) A Freedom Day celebration featuring black artists with music by J-Fuze, Stitch Early & ATK, plus cultural dance, local poets & film! More Info
Alive @ Five is Back!
Alive @ Five is back!! Starting July 1 through September 30, find us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday from 5-8pm. We’ll have 14 weeks of live music, cold beer, good food, great wine and sunshine. $5 Cover // 21+ Only // Beer & Wine // Local FoodJULY 1 — SEPTEMBER 30 Visit Alive @ Five Website See the Lineup Alive @ Five features a different band every week! Check out this year’s lineup at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Volunteer The Partnership relies on 45 volunteers a week to make Alive @ Five happen. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and be part of the community… plus, you get free admission! Sign up at bity.ly/aliveatfivevolunteer2021. Join the Party Alive @ Five is the Partnership’s largest fundraiser, supporting our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. Interested in sponsoring the event or becoming a food / beverage vendor? Email us for more information.
2020 Business Performance Survey
Each year, the Partnership administers a Business Performance Survey to gain more insights into the downtown economy, providing a unique opportunity to gauge the health and wellbeing of the Downtown Frederick business community and the effectiveness of the Partnership. The survey is broken into sections that collect data on retail demographics, business revenue, retail hours of operation, rental rates, overall satisfaction, economic outlook and Partnership performance. Download the 2020 Business Performance Survey here.