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 Saturday
EVENT CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 25. The Partnership considered postponing this event, but with so many individuals and groups involved in the day, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the progression of COVID-19, we feel that it is safer for everyone involved to simply cancel. Save the date for next year: April 24, 2021
Alive @ Five
SERIES ADJUSTED. Our weekly outdoor happy hours along Carroll Creek will now kick-off on Thursday, May 14 and continue through Thursday, October 1. Lineup coming soon!
SERIES ADJUSTED. Our monthly continuing education workshops for local businesses have been adjusted as follows — March 17 workshop on creating a signature event has been postponed. April 21 workshops on maintaining a work/life balance has been postponed. At this time, the May 19 workshop on reaching customers under 30 is still scheduled as planned. The March and April sessions will be rescheduled, dates TBD.
We encourage you to continue to support our small businesses during this difficult time. If you need any information about food delivery and takeout, remote shopping options, or how to buy gift cards (spend money now to support local businesses, treat yourself to a prepaid activity later in the year!) — we are constantly updating our website with this information at downtownfrederick.org/covid-19. Check back often.