post-title Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, November 18-20

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, November 18-20

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, November 18-20

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, November 18-20

Plan to get yourself downtown this weekend for tons of fun! The ever-popular Sailing Through the Winter Solstice is back, this time with a launch party to celebrate! You’ll want to be down on the creek Saturday morning to catch the boat launch and celebrate their arrival.

While you’re downtown, check out Cranksgiving, and fun holiday food drive with a bit of biking competition, taking off from Gravel and Grind and finishing at Olde Mother Brewing Co. While you’re feeling festive, you also won’t want to miss A Little Song, A Little Dance, a World AIDS Day fundraiser by The Frederick Center and held at ERUCC.

On Sunday, Jon Meacham, Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be speaking at The Weinberg Center, with free copies of his new book for the first 600 people, so be sure to get there early! After you’ve had your brain tickled, it’s time to tickle your funny bone at Cellar Door’s Sunday Comedy Night. We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend!

Sailing Through the Winter Solstice Launch Day Party

Saturday, November 19, 8am-12pm

Carroll Creek

Annually, Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins in November, when a number of boats, transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick friends, set sail on Carroll Creek.

This year – for the first time ever – there’s a “Launch Day” party!

If you’ve ever been curious to see how they get all of those boats in there, now’s your chance to see the magic happen! While you’re watching from Carroll Creek Amphitheater, grab some breakfast from Traditional Authentic Mexican Food truck, listen to some tunes and fun facts about the boats – brought to you by Dapper DJs, and check out one of Driven To Cure‘s GT-Rs!

The fleet includes gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up every day from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at the amazing flotilla!

Not only are these boats easy on the eyes, they raise money for good causes! Vote for your favorite and you’ll be donating to a selected charity at the same time. Learn more about the organization at

Cranskgiving @ Gravel & Grind

Saturday, November 19, 10:15am

15 E 6th St

Are you joining in on the Cranksgiving fun this weekend? The party leaves from Gravel & Grind on Saturday, Nov. 19th!

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. It’s part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, and part party. The 2022 Cranksgiving ride will take place on Saturday, November 19th!

DATE & TIME: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19. Meet at Gravel & Grind at 10:15am riders must be ready for roll by 10:30am

AFTER PARTY/PRIZES: Olde Mother Brewing Co. (526 N Market St) 12:30pm

Make your giving fun this year! Grab your friends and family and join us for a fun and challenging ride around Frederick! This isn’t your average stroll around town though… you’ll be scavenging food from various grocery stores while competing in the alphabet challenge to win some cool prizes! You’ll have to strategize because you can only collect a limited amount of items from each location. All food and donations go to the Frederick Community Action Agency. So come on out, join the fun and make Cranksgiving your new tradition! As in years past we have some fantastic prizes for our top performers. E-bikes are welcome.

DIFFICULTY: City riding through traffic.

TIPS: Assemble a group of friends (each player will play their own game sheet) and bring a bag, rack, child trailer, or some other way to transport food on your bike. Players will ride to various grocery stores throughout Frederick and buy items to check off their game sheet. The player with the most food items from the game sheet will win prizes! Be sure to bring a bike lock and $ to spend on food. DON’T MISS IT!

A Little Song, A Little Dance @ ERUCC

Saturday, November 19, 7pm, $40

15 W Church St

It’s the 20th Anniversary of A Little Song, A Little Dance!

A Little Song, A Little Dance is a fundraiser for World Aids Day and benefits programs like the Frederick HIV Coalition, which provides free HIV testing, support services, fights stigma, and more for the Frederick community.

This year’s show features some incredible performers and is family friendly! There will be fabulous numbers from Ashley Bannks, Alondra Sanchez, our drag King father/daughter duo Butch Kelly and Karma Rose, Joanna Blue, Stephanie Micheals, and more!! Don’t miss the photo booth with props and costume pieces to capture your beauty the night-of, and a cash bar to wet your whistle.

Come out and have a blast with us at the ERUCC Community Room while we raise funds for World AIDS Day!

Frederick Speaker Series: Jon Meacham @ The Weinberg Center

Sunday, November 19, 3pm, $50-$60

20 W Patrick St

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A contributor to TIME and the New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on MSNBC, CNN, and other news outlets. A skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs, Meacham has the unique ability to bring history to life and offer historical context to current events and issues impacting our daily lives – whether we realize it or not – to audiences of all backgrounds and levels of understanding.

The author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, Meacham has written acclaimed books about  Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, George H.W. Bush, and civil-rights icon John Lewis. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, where he holds the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency. His latest book, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment, will be published in the fall of 2022.

The first 600 people to arrive the night of the event will receive a free copy of Jon Meacham’s latest book And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment. So plan to arrive early!!

Sunday Comedy Night @ Cellar Door

Sunday, November 19, 7pm, $15 + 2 item minimum

5 E Church St

Join us for our weekly Comedy Show every Sunday! Comedy show tickets cost $15 with a 2-item minimum. We look forward to laughing with you!