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Cultivating Community in Downtown Frederick

The Partnership cultivates community – through events, experiences, and the work we do each day, to bring an opportunity for all to connect, engage, make memories and celebrate what makes us each unique. Community engagement and the momentum generated by placemaking is essential in generating longer-term positive economic outcomes and the Partnership is committed to […]

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Destination Downtown

Have you heard of the term “third place?” For most, a third place is the place between home (first) and work (second). In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement and establishing feelings of a sense of place. According to Project […]

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Building for Resilience

In the thirty years since the Partnership’s founding, Downtown Frederick has weathered many storms. The Partnership has always been a place where the community can turn in these times of crisis and these past few months have been no different. Since March, the Partnership has been working diligently to respond to the most difficult challenge […]

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Building Business

Downtown Frederick boasts a walkable retail area filled with more than 200 independently owned shops, many housed in historic buildings. You’ll find just what you want—home furnishings, fashion, outdoor gear, toys and antiques, unique dining spaces, comfort food and cutting edge cuisine, arts and entertainment venues and so much more. Supporting these businesses is of […]

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30 Years in Downtown Frederick

 Founded in 1990 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Downtown Frederick Partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, and what better way to celebrate than to look back on the history of Downtown Frederick Partnership and how it all began… 1970s Downtown Frederick is in a significantly deteriorated state – impacted by significant flooding, […]

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Main Street in Downtown Frederick

Downtown Frederick Partnership is Frederick’s Main Street program. Main Street designation is awarded by Main Street Maryland (State of Maryland) and is recognized by The City of Frederick and Main Street America; each of which assess the Partnership’s work every year.  The Partnership has successfully been re-designated each year since the initial designation in 2001. […]

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Business Diversity in Downtown Frederick

For more than 30 years, Downtown Frederick Partnership has worked to make our community a better place. This city is our home, its residents are our neighbors and we recognize how fortunate we are to live and work here — a place that’s filled with energy, excitement, passion and drive, a place where no two […]

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Shop Independent this Independence Day

First Saturday has always been a celebration of the unique shops, restaurants and small businesses that are the heartbeat of Downtown Frederick — but this July, the Partnership is taking First Saturday to a place it’s never been before…

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Art on Main: Virtual Tile Project

Art on Main We have a virtual art project for our community… all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Download your flower template from downtownfrederick.org/artonmain and get creative. More about the Art on Main project: This fall, the five Main Street communities of Frederick County — Brunswick Main Street, Main Street Thurmont, Middletown Main Street, Town of New […]

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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 […]

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