This year’s Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick. Participating restaurants offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing 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!
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 our events calendar to see what’s happening today. Special April First Saturday Activities The Academy for the Fine Arts students bring you Midnight Murder of a Monet – an original murder mystery in Downtown Frederick. Bring the whole family to question the suspects, dissect the clues, and see who has the sharpest detective instincts around! Start the adventure @ Surelocked In Escape Games (5 N Market St), 1pm-6pm LIVE MUSICIANS Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. PARKING & TRAVEL Access travel and parking information […]
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Since you’ll already be in town for First Saturday… The art galleries encourage you to stay for a special Downtown Frederick Sunday Artwalk following each First Saturday. There will be special events, art talks, live demos, and DIY projects from 12-4pm. More gallery info and an interactive walking map here: March 5th events: All events are from 12-4pm unless otherwise noted. Sweet Clay Creations by Karla Rabanales @ The Delaplaine Arts Center Karla Rabanales creates miniature figurines out of polymer clay and incorporates them into jewelry and accessories. Originally from El Salvador, Rabanales has been around crafts her whole life, and learned many skills from her mother who is an artist. Each piece is super detailed – and cute! You may get hungry after viewing her miniature works of tiny ice-cream cones, cakes, and cheeseburgers – and more! Laurenee Gauvin pays homage to her Haitian Roots in “Home Away from Home” @ DISTRICT Arts This exhibition reflects the journey and the arrival of Laurenee Gauvin as an exciting and thought-provoking presence on the contemporary art scene. Her art introduces an emotional look into what home feels like in today’s climate, from the multidimensional approach on canvas […]
Join in the twelfth annual Bring a Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 29, 2023! Community members are asked to bring their brooms and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring. Volunteer a few hours of your time with friends and neighbors to help make downtown shine! Volunteers will sweep sidewalks, mulch tree wells, pick up trash and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Bring a Broom Saturday is a great volunteer opportunity for companies, sports teams, social clubs and civic groups. If you’re volunteering as part of a group, select your team name from the dropdown menu during registration. If you’re a group leader and need to create a team registration, please contact email@example.com. Find more event info at bringabroom2023.eventbrite.com Bring a Broom Saturday is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Oldetowne Landscape Architects, and Grant County Mulch.
Bring a Broom 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.
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It’s Restaurant Week in Downtown Frederick!
If you’re looking for a great culinary experience, join us for Restaurant Week in Downtown Frederick and throughout the county today through March 26, 2023. A celebration of the city’s diverse culinary scene, restaurants offer special menus, giving diners the chance to sample new dishes and revisit old favorites. During restaurant week, these establishments pull out all the stops, creating special menus that showcase their best dishes and ingredients, allowing diners to try new places and dishes. This is a great opportunity to explore different culinary traditions and styles. You might discover a new favorite restaurant or cuisine that you have never considered! Make your reservations in advance, as popular spots can fill up quickly. It’s also a good idea to arrive a little early for your reservation to ensure a timely seating. And don’t forget to bring your appetite! With all the delicious food on offer, you’ll want to come hungry. Below is a list of participating downtown restaurants and their Restaurant Week menus: Agave 137 137 N Market St agave137.com BK Juices 343 N Market St bkjuices.com Brewer’s Alley 124 N Market St brewers-alley.com Bushwaller’s Pub 209 N Market St bushwallers.com Cellar Door 5 E Church St cellardoorfrederick.com […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, March 17-19
We don’t need to tell you that St. Patrick’s Day weekend is BIG! As seemingly everyone in Downtown Frederick finds a wee bit of Irish heritage to celebrate, our restaurants, bars, and merchants are gearing up for a weekend full of activities. Get your celebration in on Friday, then spend the rest of the weekend immersed in history, shopping and fun. Whether you’re looking to spend time with family, friends, or even fly solo, there are lots of options to help you get into that St. Paddy’s Day spirit and keep that feeling alive all weekend long. Kegs ‘n Eggs @ Bushwaller’s Pub Friday, March 17, 8am-2am 209 N Market St Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Downtown Frederick’s oldest Irish Pub with their traditional Kegs ‘n Eggs gathering, starting bright and early at 8am! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day @ Steinhardt Brewing Co. Friday, March 17, 7pm-10pm 340 E Patrick St Working on Friday? Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Steinhardt Brewing Co., featuring live music by Billy and the Curley Brothers! Springtime Liqueur Release @ Tenth Ward Distilling Co. Saturday, March 18, 12pm-10pm 55 E Patrick St Dream of budding flowers and sparkly sunshine and leave those winter blues behind with […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, March 10-12
Just another AWESOME weekend happening in Downtown Frederick? You don’t say! While some folks are already feeling the luck of the Irish, others want to chill out ever so slightly and let the goodness of a sound bath soak right in. You’ll want to Breathe, and take in the vibes in a live rendition of the 50th Anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon at The Weinberg Center, or go another direction entirely and laugh your face off with Wrecked ‘Em Comedy at The Cellar Door. No matter the direction you choose, there’s always something happening in Downtown Frederick! Kegs N Eggs @ Rockwell Brewery Saturday, March 11, 10am-3pm, $15 880 N East St Kegs and Eggs is BACK! Join us on Saturday, March 11th, for THE St. Paddy’s Day party of the year! Old Fireman’s BBQ & Catering will be here doing breakfast at 10am. Pre-purchase your $15 ticket online and get a bacon egg and cheese or a sausage egg and cheese sandwich with hash browns AND a pint! Billy and The Curley Brothers are here from 11am-3pm and we will have live screen printing the entire time! Be sure to get your tickets before they’re gone! Teelin […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, March 3-5
First Saturday weekend is always a fun time in Downtown Frederick, especially once spring unofficially hits. With blossoms already beginning to poke out on the branches, downtown will be hopping and ready for you! From fairy wands to disco balls, our merchants have fun activities planned this weekend for kids and adults alike. You can also participate in a community input session for new artwork being planned for Seventh St Park, then spend your Saturday evening taking in a program of spirituals and an art exhibit. No matter your taste, you’ll find something to do downtown this and every weekend! Seventh St Fountain Park Artwork Community Input Session Saturday, March 4, 10:30am-12pm 173 W All Saints St Downtown Frederick Partnership, working in collaboration with the AARCH Society, is in the process of commissioning a new signature artwork for Seventh Street Fountain Park as part of the park restoration project. The selected artist, Rodney Carroll, is interested in hearing stories about your connection to the park and Frederick as inspiration for the design. The sculpture will become a beacon, welcoming all — connecting us across cultures and time – past, present and future. Please join us to contribute your stories. Parking […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 24-26
Get that Zen feeling downtown, get a bit crafty, and enjoy brunch and brews too! For the kiddos, enjoy a Friday evening session of wellness, focused on movement and creative expression at The Center. You can enjoy that relaxed feeling yourself with a sound bath at Sol Yoga and take in a two-day workshop making cardboard collagraphs at the Delaplaine. Looking more for a nosh? Take in a special Brunch & Brews event at Steinhardt Brewery or enjoy Beads & Bubbly at Give Rise Studio and make a pair of beaded earrings. This weekend, explore Downtown Frederick and feel all the good vibes! Friday Night Kids Wellness @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body Friday, February 24, 5:15pm-6:15pm, $20 28 E 6th St An evening of mindfulness, fun, and adventure for kids aged 6-11 that includes movement, creative expression, breath control, and yogic sleep. Sign up on our site: www.thecenterfrederick.com Brunch & Brew @ Steinhardt Brewing Company Saturday, February 25, 9am-12pm, $22 340 E Patrick St This Saturday! Familiar favorite Roadhouse Roots food truck will be serving brunch items from their truck from 9am-12pm. Tickets will be sold the morning of the event and cost $22/person. This includes a […]
Presidents’ Day Hours
This Presidents’ Day, make your way downtown to visit our many popular retailers and cool restaurants. With FREE PARKING in all of the City’s garages on Sunday, February 19 from 8am-2pm and all day at meters and garages on Monday, February 20, 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. Business NameMonday, February 20Art GalleriesDelaplaine Arts Center9am-5pmEntertainment & InformationI Made This! Pottery StudioPedego FrederickVisit Frederick10am-6pm10am-5pm9am-5pmFood & BeverageAgave 137Black HogBrewer’s AlleyBushwaller’s GastropubDelizia CafeFirestone’s MarketFrederick Coffee Co. & CafeFrederick Fudge & Ice CreamFrederick SocialJoy ConvenienceNorth Market Pop ShopPerfect Truffle Shab Row Tea EmporiumShowroom11am-12am11am-9pm11am-11:30pm11:30am-2am8am-3pm10am-6pm6am-6pm12pm-8pm12pm-9pm8am-5pm12pm-8pm10am-5pm10:30am-6pm8am-9pmRetailAugusta RoseAlicia LBrick and Mortar MercantileCrash and Catharsis Rage FactoryCreme de la CremeCurious IguanaDancing Bear ToysDistrict EastEc’clectiblesEdgeworks Knife and SupplyFrederick Lumber CompanyLebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium Lou Lou BoutiqueMolly’s MeanderingsNorth Market Pop ShopPasta PaletteQuality Shoe Service & RepairRelish DecorRetro MetroShab Row Tea EmporiumTake RootThe MuseThe Pasta PaletteThe Trail HouseTime Bomb Tattoos & CuriositiesTreaty General StoreVintage MC11am-5pm12pm-5pm11am-6pm12pm-6:30pm10am-6pm10am-6pm10am-6pm11am-8pm10am-6pm10am-6pm8am-4:30pm12pm-4pm10am-6pm10:30am-6pm12pm-8pm11am-5pm8am-5pm10am-5pm11am-6pm10:30am-6pm11am-6pm10am-6pm11am-3pm10am-6pm11am-6pm10am-5pm11am-5pm
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 17-19
Whether romance is still on your mind or you’ve got more of a “Down with Love” vibe, there are plenty of events happening downtown this weekend for your heart and your groove. The Frederick Wedding show is back, featuring 50+ vendors at four separate venues downtown, with a free shuttle running between the locations. You can also take in live music Friday or Saturday nights, in a range of styles, then even attend an Anti-Valentine’s Party. You can experience the full range of emotions in Downtown Frederick this weekend! The Frederick Wedding Show Sunday, February 19, 12pm-4pm Attaboy Barrel House, McClintock Distilling, Tenth Ward Distilling Co. & Union Mills Public House Join us for THE FREDERICK WEDDING SHOW! We’ll be setting up along with 50+ local vendors showing off our wedding offerings, advice, & inspiration at four locations in Downtown Frederick with a free shuttle in between. SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 19 • 12-4PM Four venues: Attaboy Barrel House, McClintock Distilling, Tenth Ward Distilling Co. and Union Mills Public House, with free shuttle between locations sponsored by On the Town Limos. FREE TO ALL! LIVE Music with The Nite Runners @ Agave 137 Friday, February 17, 9:30pm-12:30am 137 N Market St […]
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 10-12
There’s love in the air all throughout Downtown Frederick this weekend, whether you’re looking to share the love with the kiddos, search for a gift with a little bit of an assist, or just find a fun activity to do with the one you love…90’s fashions optional! We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend! Valentine’s Cookie & Cupcake DIY @ Give Rise Studio Friday, February 10, 4pm-5:30pm & 6:30pm-8pm, $60 125 S Carroll St Grab a friend (or kid!) and join us for a night of fun! We will be decorating Mini Cookies and then using those along with other edibles to decorate Mini Heart Shaped Cakes! All supplies included. The Snowy Day @ Maryland Ensemble Theater Saturday, February 11, 10:30am & Sunday, February 12, 1:30pm, $15 31 W Patrick St Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s FUNCompany invites you to follow Peter and his friends as they set out to celebrate the first snowfall of the year with snowball fights, making snow angels, and playing in the snow. Based on the Caldecott Award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. This story, packed with humor and fun, is a celebration of childhood joys and the wonder of imagination. Valentine’s Day Dude Sip ‘n […]
February First Saturday Dining Guide
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. Scroll through to see the full list… and happy eating!
Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 – January 27-29
It’s going to be a smashing good time this weekend, with the opening of Crash & Catharsis Rage Factory! Never heard of a rage room? Rage rooms are an entertaining and fun way to work out some aggression…safely! After you bash and crash to relieve your tensions, you can participate in Rock Star Karaoke to let your inner Mariah shine, be inspired at a book signing featuring local author Jamal Freeman, have a tipple of Maryland-made rye, or split your sides laughing at Sunday night comedy night. No matter your choice, we can’t wait to see you downtown! Crash & Catharsis Rage Factory Grand Opening Friday, January 27, 3pm 14 W Patrick St Are you ready Frederick?!? Because it’s finally happening!Frederick’s first and only Rage Room OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 with our grand opening and ribbon cutting, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with each of you!!!!Bring on the #Enraged people!!Book Your Rage Room at CCRAGEFACTORY.com Jamel Freeman Book Launch Event @ Cowork Frederick Friday, January 27, 6pm 122 E Patrick St Join us for a book launch event featuring Jamel Freeman and his book, “Can I Do This?” Jamel is a board member of On Our Own Frederick, whose mission […]