IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE (added May 6, 2020) Alive @ Five is postponed until further notice. The Partnership will not launch its weekly outdoor happy hour series until all stay-at-home orders have been lifted, it is once again deemed safe to allow public gatherings and any necessary event changes can be implemented to ensure the safety of event attendees, volunteers, staff and band members. Visit downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive for forthcoming event changes and announcements. Downtown Frederick Partnership encourages Frederick to continue staying at home and to keep following all social distancing guidelines for as long as they are in effect. It takes each of us doing our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and help keep our community healthy. Alive @ Five is presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick and Downtown Frederick Partnership. Once launched, the event will take place every Thursday in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, featuring live music, local beer, wine and food from 5-8PM. The event series is 21+ only and has a $5 admission. 100% of Alive @ Five proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing, promoting and preserving Downtown Frederick, a national Main Street community. Every gate fee you pay and drink token you buy gets directly […]
Alive @ Five 2020 Season Postponed
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Alive @ Five… goes virtual! Until we’re able to gather again, the Partnership is taking our weekly outdoor happy hour and putting it on Facebook. Tune in to hear different local musicians featured each week, grab some to-go food and drink from your favorite downtown businesses and support our downtown community. Entering its 17th season in 2020, Alive @ Five is a celebration of our Downtown Frederick community — featuring live music, local food and drink, and an excuse to hang out with your friends and neighbors. For now, tune in right here each week, or visit downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive for forthcoming event changes and announcements. Alive @ Five is more than a community happy hour. It’s the Partnership’s largest fundraiser, which allows us to implement ongoing programming and projects throughout the year. One season of Alive @ Five can support five months of operating expenses for the Partnership! Show your support of Alive @ Five by donating what you can to the GoFundMe we’ve launched to support our organization and the downtown community. No amount is too small. bitly.com/aliveatfive2020
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Alive @ Five 2020 Season Postponed due to COVID-19
May is the time of year when Downtown Frederick should be buzzing with excitement – residents gearing up for a summer full of community events, shop owners throwing open their doors to bustling streets full of visitors and urban parks filled with people enjoying the beautiful weather. While we can still count on the beautiful weather, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our communities in ways that we could never have imagined just a few short months ago. Downtown Frederick Partnership encourages Frederick to continue staying at home and to keep following all social distancing guidelines for as long as they are in effect. It takes each of us doing our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and help keep our community healthy. With this in mind, the Partnership announces the following change to its summer events season: Alive @ Five is postponed until further notice. The Partnership will not launch its weekly outdoor happy hour series until all stay-at-home orders have been lifted, it is once again deemed safe to allow public gatherings and any necessary event changes can be implemented to ensure the safety of event attendees, volunteers, staff and band members. Visit downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive for […]
Mother’s Day “in” Downtown Frederick
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve had our Mother’s Day elves (…yes, they’re real…) working away to round up the best ways to send a well-deserved “thank you” to every kind of mother out there. Many downtown businesses have done a great job pivoting their business models quickly and effectively. So, we’re thrilled to say that people can still shop for something special this Mother’s Day – it just may be in a slightly different way than they’re used to! Stores have taken their inventory online and are offering personal shopping experiences via video chat, many now provide free doorstep delivery for local orders and shipping for others, restaurants continue to offer carryout and delivery options for a special meal for mom, and nearly every type of business has gift cards for sale if you aren’t quite sure what to get her. For the mom that can figure out anything Nothing gets past the mom in your life? Make sure she has her thinking cap on this Mother’s Day for this gift! Our problem-solving friends at SureLocked In Escape Games have gift cards available for purchase so you can set a date to let mom really put […]
Unprecedented Times Mean You Have an Opportunity for Impact
Unprecedented Times Mean You Have an Opportunity for Impact Unprecedented times call on each and every one of us to support our local community. By following social distancing guidance, we can each do our part in flattening the curve, keeping others safe and preventing our critical healthcare facilities from being overwhelmed. While we’re all in this together, at times of crisis, those things we hold dear are always first in our thoughts. Friends and family. Places we love. I have had the good fortune to work for Downtown Frederick Partnership for more than 15 years. For those less familiar with the organization, the Partnership works year-round to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick. I am personally and professionally vested in this community. When I think about what I hold dear, Downtown Frederick is at the top of my list. I value Downtown Frederick as the place I go to mark life’s milestones, the place where the downtown businesses are made up of not only people I work with but also my friends, the place where I can find things that exist nowhere else in this world and the place where I feel at home. This past […]
Spring Event Changes in Downtown Frederick
With Governor Hogan’s executive order prohibiting gatherings of 50+ people (changed to 10+ people on March 19) and the recent announcement from CDC recommending the cancellation of these events over the next 8 weeks, Downtown Frederick Partnership has made the following changes to our upcoming spring events. These decisions are not taken lightly as we understand the impact on our downtown community.The safety of Downtown Frederick’s residents, workers and visitors is of the utmost importance to Downtown Frederick Partnership. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.As an organization that is grounded in a love for our local community, we encourage you all to look for ways where you can help to safely support each other in these troubling times. Photo used in this post taken by Bill Adkins. April First Saturday & May First Saturday (Mayfest)EVENTS CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 4 & May 2. Currently, many Downtown Frederick businesses remain open daily, and are taking extra steps to ensure their spaces are clean and safe for customers. Support small businesses remotely, even if you cannot visit them physically. Visit downtownfrederick.org/covid-19 to learn how.Bring a Broom SaturdayEVENT CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 25. The Partnership […]
All you need to know about Frederick Restaurant Week 2020!
Frederick Restaurant Week is coming March 2nd through the 8th. Time to look through the amazing restaurants and make a reservation! During Restaurant Week, lunches and dinners are offered at various special prices starting at just $15. All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity. Reservations are strongly 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! Make sure to keep an eye out on all the amazing drink deals that will be going on downtown as well! Come out and enjoy discounted prices on locally crafted beers, wines, and spirits. Participating Restaurants 200 Monroe | 200 Monroe Ave. ~ Menu | ReservationDinner200 Monroe will have you wishing for just one more bite. Make reservations now because you must try their Yukon Gold potato gnocchi with garlic shrimp. Bella Trattoria | 129 N Market St. ~ Menu | ReservationLunch & DinnerGive the boxed spaghetti night a rest this week and try Bella Trattoria in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Their delicious butternut squash ravioli will leave you with just enough room for a cannoli that taste just like the ones in Northern Italy. Black Hog| 118 S Market St ~ Menu | Reservation […]
Redevelopment of Historic Whitehill’s Row in Downtown Frederick
What appears to be an inconspicuous row of three-story homes nestled along B&O Ave, is actually an exciting redevelopment project for the southeast corner of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Originally built by Frederick businessman James Whitehill in 1858, the block of homes sit adjacent to the MARC train Brunswick Line, which offers weekday commuter service between Frederick and Washington D.C. For many years, the buildings were left largely unmodernized and, most recently, served as residentail rental units. However, in 2018, Frederick County natives Michael Gordon and David Bauer purchased the properties and have been busy rehabilitating the units into modernized four-bedroom, three-bathroom homes. After more than a year of painstaking renovations, the rewards of Bauer and Gordon’s investment are obvious. Each home features four levels of living space – from a fully renovated walkout basement level all the way to the third floor bedrooms – they left no detail unfinished. During a property tour with Bauer, he pointed out the many historic features they were careful to retain in the finished design, including the 34 windows across the front façade, which are all original to the building. The Partnership is featuring this project as an example of the exciting redevelopment projects […]
Dining Guide for February First Saturday (Fire in Ice)
Downtown Frederick is full of amazing dining options, so you’ll never have to go far to find a great meal! For a complete list of downtown eateries, click here. To help narrow down your choices during February First Saturday (Fire in Ice), we’ve broken out a few popular dining categories for the restaurants listed below. Keep scrolling all the way to the bottom… and happy eating! Black Hog BBQ & Bar118 S Market St11am – 10pmBrewer’s Alley124 N Market St11:30am – MidnightBushwaller’s Gastro Pub209 N Market St11am – 2amCafe Nola4 E Patrick St9am – 2amCakes To Die For154 N Market St9am – 9pmCellar Door5 E Church St11am – 2amDöner Bistro50 Carroll Creek Way #110 11:30am – 11pmFamily Meal882 N East St7am – 10pmFirestone’s Culinary Tavern & Raw Bar105 N Market St11am – 9:45pm (Kitchen) 11am – 1:30am (Bar)Firestone’s Market113 N Market St10am – 9pmFrederick Coffee Co & Cafe100 N East St6am – 10:30pmFrederick Fudge & Ice Cream253 E Church St11:30am – 9:00pmHippy Chick Hummus237 N Market St10am – 6pm Hometown Harvest Kitchen50 Citizen’s Way11am – 9pmJoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House16-18 E Patrick St11am – 2amLa Paz Mexican Restaurant51 S Market St11am – 10pmLazy Fish10 E Patrick St12pm – 10pmLe Parc […]
Everything You Need to Know about February First Saturday in Downtown Frederick
Downtown Frederick is gearing up for its largest First Saturday of the year, with Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Fire in Ice event on Saturday, February 1! Featuring more than 115 ice sculptures, fire performers and activities geared toward all ages, February First Saturday is sure to be fun for the whole family. For the most up-to-date event information and an interactive event map, visit downtownfrederick.org/february-first-saturday. Ice sculptures will be on display earlier and longer this year, with the Ice Walk open from 1-9PM – that’s 8 hours of viewing time for the 100+ local businesses who will display their dazzling ice sculptures throughout Downtown Frederick. Sculptures include designs in every shape and size and will be displayed along Carroll Creek, Patrick Street, Market Street and in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Downtown shops also will stay open late until 9PM and reservations are recommended in advance at most downtown restaurants. February First Saturday is presented by Downtown Frederick Partnership with support from FCB Bank, Paul Davis Restoration, Common Market Co-op and the Frederick County Office of Economic Development. TRAVEL INFORMATION: New this year, free parking will be available at the Frederick Keys Stadium (21 Stadium Drive) with a free shuttle that will transport […]
Historic Charm and Modern Convenience in Downtown Frederick
In August 2017, a fire tore through the seven apartment units that occupied 126 S Market St, leaving the building uninhabitable and with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. After a painstaking rehabilitation by new owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina, the building is set to welcome new occupants as early as January 1, 2020. Now home to five completely new, luxury 1-bedroom apartments in the heart of Downtown Frederick, 126 S Market St is full of historic charm and character blended with modern convenience and aesthetics. The apartments have been thoughtfully designed, featuring beautiful custom kitchens with European appliances and granite countertops, sleek and spacious bathrooms with rainfall showers, new hardwood floors throughout, in-unit washer and dryers, digital thermostats and new HVAC, tank-less water heaters, keyless entry and ample storage. Each unit has its own unique layout and highlights many of the building’s original architectural features. The builders were careful to reuse elements from the the fire-ravaged building whenever possible — such as the reclaimed wood that makes up banisters, countertops and shelving throughout each unit. All five units are available for rent beginning January 1 or earlier, with rates from $1500-$2000 per month. Pets are negotiable […]
Downtown Frederick is Open for the Holidays!
With 285 unique stores and restaurants, Downtown Frederick, Maryland is a shopping destination unlike any other. In an era of increasing online shopping, it’s important to remember that shopping small makes a big difference. An impressive 99% percent of our downtown retailers are independently owned — which means you can enjoy a guilt-free shopping experience, knowing that 48 cents of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the local economy. So before you turn to the internet or head to the mall, take a spin through Downtown Frederick and visit the amazing independent retailers that you won’t find anywhere else. Many of our shops even stay open 7 days a week during the holiday season! Keep reading for a list of those shopping locations, which will be open every day from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Many shops even extend their hours over the weekends, staying open late ’til 8pm Thursdays & Fridays and ’til 9pm Saturdays. Find a complete list of shopping and dining in Downtown Frederick at downtownfrederick.org/get-it-downtown SHOPPINGA Lit’le Irish Too143 N Market StAlchemy No. 119 119 E Patrick StAlicia L149 N Market StArtifacts Glass Gallery43 S Market StBrick and Mortar Mercantile29 E Patrick StCreme de la Creme 207 […]