The Craft Beverage Passport is SOLD OUT!
With a Craft Beverage Passport in your pocket, you’ll have special access to offers, coupons and discounts at 25 craft beverage purveyors throughout Frederick County. Offers are only good from March 24 – June 24, 2023… so use them while you can!
LIMITED SUPPLY: Only 500 Craft Beverage Passports will be printed.
PASSPORTS MUST BE PICKED UP from the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St). Open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm. Purchase your passport(s) online before picking up.
CHANCE TO WIN: Every passport holder can also enter for a chance to win $200 worth of gift cards to their favorite craft beverage businesses!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, a national Main Street community.
SOS Safe Ride, Attaboy Barrel House, Brewer’s Alley, Dragon Distillery, Elk Run, Frey Brewing Company, Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard, Idiom Brewing Co., Linganore Winecallars, Links Bridge Vineyards, Mad Science Brewing Company, Mazzaroth Vineyard, McClintock Distilling, Milkhouse Brewery, Monocacy Brewing Company, Olde Mother Brewing, Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery, Prospect Point Brewing, Puerto Rico Distillery, Rosie Cheeks Distillery, Smoketown Brewing Station, Smoketown Creekside, Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, Brewery, Steinhardt Brewing Company, Tenth Ward Distilling Company & Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine
Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St, Frederick, MD)
Open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm
Do you have a small business in Frederick? This session is for you. We’ll start with a look at Frederick’s current business landscape: number of businesses (large and small), stats on business size, growth rate, openings, closures, etc. We’ll explain the City of Frederick’s role in supporting local businesses and share tips on getting help with funding, promotion, and more. We’ll end with a Q&A session and discuss your challenges and successes. Bring your lunch and learn!
Join us to celebrate the 2023 Sass Choice Awards winners! This years gala theme is Black+White, hosted at Tenth Ward Distilling Co. in downtown Frederick. There will be amazing food and appetizers to enjoy, a cash bar, dancing, mingling, and more! Get your tickets now before they are gone! Dress for the occasion! We encourage you to dress it up or keep it lowkey, whatever makes you feel your best! If you want to get into the theme, wear your best black+white attire and dance the night away with us! Accessibility Tenth Ward Distilling Co is located in a beautiful historic building on Patrick St in Downtown Frederick. The event space on the second floor is only accessible by stairs.
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! Visit Court House Square – the “Execution Site” of British Sympathizers, learn about their Fate, and the “Curse” that continues to Resonate. Visit the “Spiritual Playground” of Dead Children whose lives were cut short by Unmerciful Disease and Suffering. Unravel the Mystery surrounding a Mysterious Man in Black Executed in 1781 for his Loyalty to King George III. Find out the “Devilish Plan” of a “Spiteful” Owner of an 1814 Mansion and why his “Spiritual Discharge” Remains. Contemplate the Reasons why Frederick’s Famed Barbara Fritchie Continues to Guard her Home from Invading Confederate Soldiers 158 Years After her Death. Discover why Former Stage Hands, Actors, and Members of the Audience Refuse to be Removed from their Prized Seats at Frederick’s Historic Tivoli Theater. Ponder the Events taking place at a Private Residence, Now Home to Two Families – One […]
Explore the History of the Southern Section of Frederick City From the African-American Perspective! Join us for our 60-90 minute unique walking tour as AARCH tour guides take you on an informative exploration of local history on All Saints Street and the surrounding area. Learn about the cultural and historical importance of the neighborhood that was the center of the African American community up until the early 1960s. Tours start at the AARCH Heritage Center, 125 East All Saints St, beginning at 11 AM. Tours run from 60 to 90 minutes.
OMG, Dancing Bear Toys and Games will be turning 23! Celebrate 23 years of unplugged play at the Bear! Join them for their birthday party on Saturday, September 23 from 12 pm-4 pm. Play with giant toys and games throughout the store, enjoy birthday snacks, free face painting, win prizes (including a gigantic toy), and more! The birthday bash will start off with storytime at noon featuring a gigantic book! This event is free and open to all ages.
“The music of ABBA” needs no introduction, as they have perfected the unmatched sound and iconic style of Sweden’s greatest music export. With meticulous attention to detail in costumes, make-up, musical arrangements, and movements, coupled with their exceptional vocal abilities, ABBA leaves nothing to chance. Elevating the experience further, their live performances showcase outstanding solos, captivating musical numbers, and a complete live band accompanied by talented backup singers. This infusion of energy and talent creates an unparalleled dimension rarely seen in similar productions. Prepare to dance, sing along, and revel in the timeless hits that have defined ABBA’s legacy. From the infectious rhythms of “Dancing Queen” and “Chiquitita” to the triumphant notes of “Waterloo” and “Mamma Mia,” as well as the emotional depth of “The Winner Takes it All” and “Fernando,” the repertoire spans a range of unforgettable melodies. The lineup also includes beloved classics such as “SOS,” “Take a Chance,” “Money Money Money,” “Knowing Me Knowing You,” “Super Trouper,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme,” “Voulez-Vous,” and many more. Direct from Sweden, The Music of ABBA delivers an unparalleled ABBA experience. Showcasing some of Sweden’s most accomplished and talented singers and musicians, the performance is entirely live, ensuring an authentic and electrifying […]
Enjoy a morning of engaging activities and wonder as we welcome a beloved Bear event back! Bear Cubs (formerly Babies at the Bear) will take place at Dancing Bear Toys and Games at 11 am each Monday in September, with new adventures each week! Activities include storytimes, interactive songs, baby sign language, and more. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Intended for children under the age of two.
Join us for our popular Girl’s Night Out at Heritage Frederick. You’ll receive a private tour of the Stitches Through Time exhibit, along with a behind-the-scenes self-guided tour of 24 East Church Street and other exhibits in the house, plus you’ll toast to “Women’s Work” in the Reed Room. We will also bring out a few treasures from the vault for your viewing pleasure!
Ease into the day! Each Thursday morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free Yoga on the Creek led by Sol Yoga. Any level of practice is welcome, even if you’ve never tried yoga before! 7-8AM every Thursday @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater
Info of the Week Music: N2N Food: Firestone’s & La Parada Beer: Brewer’s Alley Wine: Showroom Cocktails: McClintock Distilling Co and Tenth Ward Distilling Co 5-8PM every Thursday Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, craft beverages and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, May 11 through September 28. Admission is $6 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. ID required. Drink tokens are $6 each for beer, wine and cocktails, and food is available for purchase on site. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. About Alive @ Five Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for the Partnership that supports our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors and volunteers, and all proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Location Alive @ Five is held in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater, which is located in Carroll Creek […]
Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika is the second installment of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus, which has left an indelible mark on the world of theater. This compelling drama delves deeper into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of its diverse cast of characters against the backdrop of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. With unflinching honesty, the production confronts social and political issues that remain relevant even today.
Performance artists, musicians, poets, actors — meet Frederick’s newest performance workshop and open stage: SEE WHAT STICKS at the FAC Art Center. Artists are welcome to workshop emerging projects in our space and see what sticks. Stay after the performances for a brief discussion and debrief as participating artists continue to fine-tune their work. Artists can set up at 7:00 Performances start at 8:00 ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: Please note that there is a step to enter the first floor of the building.
An enchanting story for all ages with a wonderful dose of humor, the majesty of classical ballet, and the promise of “happily ever after.” A part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most celebrated fairy tale to life. A visually stunning production accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s passionate celebrated score, over 150 hand-sewn radiant costumes, richly detailed hand-crafted sets, and sparkling choreography by Marina Kesler. And don’t forget – when the clock strikes midnight…
Join us for an afternoon of spooky Hocus Pocus fun. You have 6 different designs to choose from. Please make sure to sign up before Sept. 7th to ensure you get exactly the one you have fallen in love with. These measure 21” around and are made from high quality wood. No experience necessary and very simple and easy to paint. They all will come out looking like a professional created your new home décor. All tickets include a Pint of Beer or Hard Seltzer. AGES 21+
Join our Roaring Twenties-Themed Celebration Soiree to support the Women’s Business Network of Frederick and Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. We will be putting on the ritz and serving up the hooch at this event intended to celebrate the accomplishments of women. Big or small, we’re celebrating them all, so dust off your glad rags, grab your friends, and make your way to our speakeasy.
A free, interactive drum circle/music/movement experience hosted by Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services every 1st Friday. Bring an instrument or pick one up from the selections offered. All ages and abilities welcome! Suggested Donation $5
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! Most of these events are rain or shine, so don’t let a little sprinkle stop you from all the downtown fun! LIVE MUSICIANS & ENTERTAINMENT Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Here’s a list of this month’s musicians and other entertainment: SPENDING THE NIGHT? The downtown art galleries have a treat for you! On the Sunday following First Saturdays, do the Sunday Artwalk to see live art demos, participate in community art, learn about specific techniques and materials, and much more. Check out the Sunday Artwalk event! PARKING & TRAVEL Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick […]
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month each year, Centro Hispano turns Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick into a lively, colorful celebration of Hispanic art, culture and music. The festival, which takes place annually on the first Saturday of October, features live music, dancing and food from a variety of Latin American countries. It’s a great way to showcase the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture and to shine a spotlight on the contributions our Hispanic neighbors have made and continue to make to our community.
Explore scandalous, nefarious, and unbelievable moments from Frederick’s past. Stories include bootlegging, bank robberies, and the case of Granville Smeltzer and Mary Nussbaum. *Tour starts at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701 October 7 *7pm October 14 *7pm October 21 *7pm October 28 *7pm Reserve your spot soon! https://frederickhistory.org/programs/adults/walking-tours/ Tour Length: 90 minutes
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: September 2nd events: All events are from 12-4pm unless otherwise noted. Quilted Art! Pop-up Market by the Clustered Spires Quilt Guild @ Delaplaine Arts Center The Clustered Spires Quilt Guild will sell their wallhangings, wearable art & accessories. Shoppers will find affordable and unique gift ideas that are handmade by local artisans! The guild was founded in 2001 and members include beginners through experts, with interests from art quilts to traditional quilts in an array of materials. Members share a love of quilts and quilt making. They sponsor seminars, exhibitions, workshops, and community service projects. Come learn about them! “Daily Life” – A Featured Artist Exhibition by Award-Winning Artist Patricia Weise @ DISTRICT Arts (11am-5pm) Patricia Weise paints in gouache and watercolor on paper and on cradled clayboard, creating intimate still lifes and interior spaces dealing with daily routine and memory. The paintings in this exhibition are […]
Join your friends at the Bear for a festive autumnal craft! This event is intended for ages 10-14. Create your choice of a bracelet, necklace, keychain, or charm using fun autumn and Halloween-themed gems and beads! Toy experts Sacha and Emelia will be there to help you create a beautiful piece with an assortment of materials to choose from. This workshop will run from 5 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, October 8, at Dancing Bear Toys and Games. (1) Ticket for this event is equal to the admission of one participant and one piece to take home. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and help their child craft and do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, only their participating child/children.
Bear Cubs is returning for four weeks in October starting Monday, October 9! Enjoy a morning of engaging activities and wonder at Dancing Bear Toys and Games at 11 am each Monday in October starting October 9 (there will not be Bear Cubs on Monday, October 2), with new adventures each week! Activities include story times, interactive songs, baby sign language, and more. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Intended for children under the age of two.
Like having a workout partner, joining others to tackle tasks you’ve been putting off makes the tasks feel less daunting. Sharing your goal(s) and knowing we’ll be checking each other’s progress creates just the right amount of peer pressure. We’ll use a proven method (work sprints, aka Pomodoro technique) to increase focus and help each other have a successful day. Join for half a day or a full day.
Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party! Sensory Notice: This show contains Flashing Lights, Haze (Fog), and Confetti.
Join Curious Iguana at C. Burr Artz Library as they welcome three phenomenal picture book creators to Frederick! They will be celebrating New York Times bestselling author Joanna Ho’s new picture book, Say My Name, and Gary Gray Jr and Oge Mora’s new picture book, I’m From. Joanna, Gary, and Oge will discuss their books, answer questions, and sign books. This is an event you don’t want to miss! This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Please email accessibility requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Picture books recommended for ages 4-8.
Dancing Bear Toys and Games is partnering with Frederick Social for our very first Game Night for Parents! Pop in and enjoy a night out while learning some new games from our toy experts! This event is intended for parents who would like to learn the ins and outs of various games and take that knowledge home to have a fun-filled family game night of their very own! All demonstrated games will be available for purchase at the event and are appropriate for kids ages eight and up. This event is free and open to the public.
72 Film Fest returns for Year 18! In this exhilarating challenge, teams are tasked with crafting a short film within a mere 72 hours. From the rush of brainstorming to the tireless days of shooting and editing, participants will navigate a multitude of movie-making obstacles. This two-day event features the world premieres on Friday, followed by an unforgettable Saturday that brings together the finalists, award winners, and an exclusive short film starring your hosts.
Yes And is the best way to catch our newest improv teams performing. Each show features two up-and-coming groups. From hilarious late-night talk show comedy to mockumentary-style improv to Bananas doing improv for the first time.
Join your friends at the Bear as we learn how to crochet a cozy sweater for a plush pal! This event is intended for ages 10-14. Our very talented toy expert, Sophie, will teach you how to make the most fabulous fall sweater for your favorite plush friend! Bring your own plushie, or pick a new plush pal at the Bear for this cozy adventure! This workshop will run from 5 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, October 15, at Dancing Bear Toys and Games. (1) Ticket for this event is equal to the admission of one participant and one crocheted sweater to take home. A plush toy is not included in the ticket price. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and help their child as they craft and do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, only their participating child/children.
PABLO CRUISE: From 1975 to 1985 the band toured the United States, Canada and Japan extensively, welcoming fans to “Climb Aboard The Good Ship Pablo Cruise.” Reaching the top 10 with mega hits like “Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye?” and “Love Will Find A Way,”and several other top 20’s, the band went on to sell several million albums and singles collectively and established themselves as well respected writers and performers within the industry. They appeared on numerous TV shows, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show, The Dinah Shore Hour and in 1979 they broke Elvis Presley’s attendance record at the Sahara Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, becoming the first rock band to play a casino showroom. They also became the first rock band to grace the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, but by 1985 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 studio albums in all, the band decided to take a hiatus. Today Pablo Cruise is bringing more energy and excitement to the stage than ever before and with the addition of Larry Antonino and Robbie Wyckoff, the band has never sounded better. JIM MESSINA: Few musical artists résumés list membership in […]
Frederick County Public Libraries, (FCPL) is pleased to announce that popular musician and author Michelle Zauner will be the speaker for the annual Frederick Reads event to discuss her New York Times Bestselling memoir “Crying in H-Mart.” This program is a collaborative effort between FCPL, Frederick Community College, and the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Michelle Zauner is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy, shoegaze-inspired indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast. She has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world for releases like “Psychopomp,” (2016) and “Soft Sounds from Another Planet,” (2017). Her most recent album, “Jubilee” (2021), earned two Grammy award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Her first book, “Crying in H-Mart,” has been described as an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. She’s currently adapting the memoir for the screen for MGM’s Orion Pictures. Zauner will make two appearances. The first, is on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College (FCC), and the second, is later that evening at 7 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the […]
Bestselling author and popular musician Michelle Zauner will be the speaker for the annual Frederick Reads event. Join Michelle as she discusses her New York Times bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. She is currently adapting the memoir for the screen for MGM’s Orion Pictures. In this in-conversation event, Zauner shares how she connected with her mother and her heritage through food, and the profound healing that can be unlocked through stories that show communities in all their complexity.
Join Curious Iguana at C. Burr Artz Library as they welcome Richard Chizmar to Frederick to celebrate the release of Becoming the Boogeyman, the haunting sequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller Chasing the Boogeyman. This event is presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. All accessibility requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event (email email@example.com).
Join us in the secret Kid’s Corner of the Heritage Garden each month for Story Time! First there will be a story, followed by garden activities. Space is limited; please reserve your spot here. If your plans change please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Important TIP: To enter the secret garden, please walk to the back of the big white house and enter through the iron gates by the curved brick wall. (It’s a little adventure!!)
Join Attaboy Beer and Curious Iguana for a witchy book fair for adults! Featuring magical and spooky books, tarot decks, bookish pins, tote bags, drinks on tap, a super scary selfie station, and more! Location: Attaboy Barrel House 24 S Wisner Street, Suite 110, Frederick, MD, United States, Maryland This event is free and open to the public.
Podcasts are one of the fastest-growing modes of content creation and are a great way to develop a more personal connection with your audience. In this session we will discuss how to start a podcast, how to support your brand and reputation through your podcast, and how podcasts can become part of your overall communications strategy. Then we’ll open up the discussion: Have you ever had a podcast? Any lessons to share?
In the mid-1980s, amid the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. “Angels in America is a truly American epic created by one of the most gifted storytellers of our age, Tony Kushner. Kushner wrote the script for Stephen Speilberg’s autobiographical film The Fablemans and wrote the book for the most recent film version of West Side Story. Angels covers SO MUCH territory; with honesty, fantasy, impact, and a lot of humor. It is frequently mentioned in the top 10 American plays ever written, and MET is very excited and proud to be bringing this amazing piece to the Frederick stage.” – Tad Janes, Producing Artistic Director *************************************** Contains strong language and sexual themes, recommended for ages 18+