There’s an eclectic mix of fun activities happening this weekend in Downtown Frederick. It’s never too soon to start thinking spooky, and a downtown ghost tour will get you excited for fall (even though Halloween isn’t for 83 more days!). You can stop by a Maker’s Market, free your creativity and grab a paintbrush, take in an author event, or even spilt your sides laughing at comedy night. No matter the day, there’s always something to do in Downtown Frederick!
Historic Frederick Ghost Tours
Friday, August 11 & Saturday, August 12, 8-9:30pm
Meet in front of Brewer’s Alley, 124 N Market St
True Documented Stories of the “Paranormal” with “Maryland’s Oldest Operating Ghost Tour.
Take a Remarkable Journey through Frederick’s Gruesome and Bloody Past. Nearly 300 Years of War, Executions and Revenge. Uncover Politically Savvy and Defiant Citizens, Patriots from the Revolutionary War, Beckoning Soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! Historic Frederick – Where The Dead Come Out To Play!
Tours are 90-minutes in length and leisurely cover 1.2 miles. Not Recommended for Younger Children.
Still cameras and flashlights permitted. No video or audio recording allowed.
Frederick Maker-Fest @ Frederick MADE & New Spire Arts
Saturday, August 12, 12-5pm
15 W Patrick St & 31 W Patrick St
Frederick’s first ever Maker-Fest is Saturday August 12, 2023 at TWO locations in Downtown Frederick. Visit New Spire Arts and Frederick MADE to shop 20+ handmade vendors in the heart of downtown.
Play with Color: Painting @ Give Rise Studio
Sunday, August 13, 12-1:30pm
125 S Carroll St
Play with color on canvas with various tools both familiar and obscure. This is a fun event for families and friends looking for a relaxing and fun activity before or after a downtown lunch, perhaps. Sue loves to guide guests to express, explore and create. Do you think you aren’t creative? This is Sue’s specialty! This is a pay what you can event – monies will go towards snacks and materials.
Author Event with Erika Montgomery: Our Place on the Island with Curious Iguana @ C. Burr Artz Public Library
Sunday, August 13, 2-3pm
110 E Patrick St
Join Curious Iguana and Erika Montgomery as she discusses her new novel Our Place on the Island, a richly-woven and escapist summer read. A q&a and book signing will follow the talk.
This event is presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Free and open to the public.
About the book: For decades, the Campbell women have reunited at the family’s rambling seaside cottage known as Beech House to celebrate life’s many occasions. But this year, they will be called back to Martha’s Vineyard for a celebration of a different sort: their beloved matriarch Cora is getting remarried. And all the town gossips are calling him the one who got away, years ago…Told in dual timelines on the sumptuous beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, OUR PLACE ON THE ISLAND is the sparkling, romantic read of the season.
About the author: A card-carrying cinephile and native New Englander, novelist Erika Montgomery lives with her family in the Mid-Atlantic where she teaches creative writing and watches an unspeakable amount of old movies.
We have been hosting comedy shows for over 10 years here at Cellar Door. Check our website and social media for updates on our weekly Comedy Show every Sunday at 7PM! Comedy show tickets cost $15 with a 2-item minimum. We look forward to laughing with you!