For over 30 years, In The Streets has been a proud Frederick tradition held along Market Street and Carroll Creek Urban Park.
The festivities begin with the Market Street Mile at 9 AM, followed by the In the Streets Festival from 11 AM to 5 PM and ending with the official after party, the Flying Dog Brewery Up the Creek Party presented in partnership with Key 103, at 5 PM at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre.
Returning this year is the Visit Frederick Craft Beverage Experience presented in partnership with 106.9 The Eagle along the Carroll Creek Linear Park from Noon to 5 PM.
Don’t forget to share your day spent CELEBRATING FREDERICK at In the Streets. Find us on Facebook (Celebrate Frederick) and Instagram (@celebratefrederick). And be sure to tag all your photos and stories from the day with #inthestreetsfrederick for easy sharing!
MARKET STREET MILE, 9 AM
Kick off In the Streets with this one mile run down Market Street. Designed for beginners and experts alike, the run features various heats including timed runs, a fun mile, a family race and more! Pre-registration is recommended, by mail or online at celebratefrederick.com. Day-of registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Frederick YMCA. Proceeds benefit City Youth Matrix and the Lincoln Elementary School Panther Running Club, supported by the Frederick Steeplechaser Running Club.
IN THE STREETS FESTIVAL, 11 AM – 5 PM
The In The Streets Festival sponsored by Pella Mid-Atlantic Windows and Doors begins at 11 AM. Get ready for a day filled with family-friendly activities, live entertainment and the opportunity to interact with a variety of vendors ranging from downtown retailers and restaurants to non-profit organizations and businesses serving the Frederick County community. Activities, vendors, food, and entertainment will be located on Market Street, from Carroll Creek to 7th Street. For the full lists of vendors in each block visit CelebrateFrederick.com.
TBL FREDERICK (FREDERICK’S NEW PRO BASKETBALL TEAM) SPORTS BLOCK, Located between Carroll Creek and Patrick Street
Learn about the programs your local Parks & Recreation Departments offer the community! Test your sports skills with an obstacle course, cornhole and other skills challenges. Make sure to stop by the Pivot Physical Therapy Athlete Rehab Zone before leaving Sports Block to meet the talented trainers dedicated to keeping athletes healthy!
NORTHRUP REALTY, A LONG & FOSTER COMPANY ART BLOCK, Located between Patrick Street and Church Street
Get ready to be amazed by the outstanding talents of Frederick’s finest creative and performing artists. Allow these talented performers to inspire your creative side by participating in mini dance lessons, making crafts, playing games and, of course, taking in the ongoing performances by the various theatre and dance companies of Frederick at the H Mart Art Block Dance Floor.
HISTORY BLOCK, Located between Church Street and 2nd Streets
Learn about the region’s rich history and all the hidden historical treasures being preserved by local groups dedicated to honoring our heritage. Participate in interactive history exhibits and pick up information about how to support these groups that work to celebrate Frederick’s past.
AETNA BETTER HEALTH OF MARYLAND HEALTH AND WELLNESS BLOCK, Located between 2nd and 3rd Streets
Join the groups in Frederick devoted to promoting health and wellness. Learn about spiritual mindfulness, take advantage of spinal screenings or meet experts providing free bicycle safety checks and helmet fittings!
ARTISAN BLOCK, Located between 3rd and 4th Streets
Browse handmade and original art, jewelry and crafts from the local artisan community and treat yourself to a few new purchases. Select custom pieces from clothing and handbags to pet toys, 3D wood art, stained glass garden stakes and more!
RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN GOING GREEN BLOCK, Located between 4th and 5th Street
Go Green and promote a healthier social, environmental, and economical lifestyle! Play games, get information and learn from the groups in Frederick that support sustainability. Take a sustainability quiz and learn how to do your part to help keep the environment healthy and clean.
PUBLIC SAFETY BLOCK, Located between 5th and 6th Street
Meet the local heroes that keep our community safe. Get information about the services available in case of an emergency and show your support for those keeping you and your loved ones safe. Don’t miss the annual Open House hosted by Junior Fire Company No. 2, located at 535 North Market Street.
PEDIATRIC DENTAL CENTER OF FREDERICK & SMILE FREDERICK ORTHODONTICS KIDS BLOCK, Located between 6th and 7th Street
Chat with local groups focused on serving children! Spend time letting your little ones meet some furry friends, take in a robot demonstration, or try their hand at a mini yoga and meditation session! Be sure to stop by the Theatricks a Circus Experience performance area every hour for special interactive entertainment!
Entertainment kicks off at 11 AM and continues through the evening with the Flying Dog Brewery Up the Creek Party presented in partnership with Key 103 from 5 to 9 PM. With bands spanning Carroll Creek to 7th Street you are sure to find music for all tastes.
VISIT FREDERICK CRAFT BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE STAGE CARROLL CREEK AMPITHEATRE STAGE
$5 Cover for 21 and over. Under 21 admitted for free.
Valid I.D. is required for all those 21 years of age and older to drink. Under 21 admitted with parent or guardian.
Sticktime & The Who’s Your Daddy Horns, Noon – 1:45 PM
Hailed as Frederick’s premier classic rock band, Sticktime plays all the songs you want to hear with an energy and an edge that you just don’t find these days. With the addition of the Who’s Your Daddy Horns, their already huge set list has expanded to include hits from Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, and all kinds of funky stuff!
Southern Charm, 2:30 – 4:15 PM
Southern Charm is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a whole lot of charm!
FLYING DOG BREWERY UP THE CREEK PARTY PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KEY 103
$5 Admission (Free with Visit Frederick Craft Beverage Experience Admission)
Exclusively 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to enter and drink.
KleptoRadio, 5 – 6:15 PM
KleptoRadio is the DC Metro area’s favorite party band! As the name suggests, Klepto’s live show is like scanning the radio and stopping to listen to your favorite songs. If you can’t sing along or dance to these guys you’ve probably been in a coma for the last 30 years. There’s something for everyone: from AC/DC to Stevie Wonder, hip hop to hard rock, saxophones to samples, it’s covered.
Bad w/ Names, 7 – 9 PM
One of the region’s premier modern/alternative rock cover bands, Bad w/ Names’ taste in music is as diverse as its band members! Coming together on the heels of other projects, the five-man group hit the 500-show mile mark in 2022 and are continuing strong throughout the metro area.
99.9 WFRE FREE COUNTRY 2ND STREET STAGE
Intersection of E. 2nd Street & Market Street
Melissa Quinn Fox, 11 AM
Country/Americana songstress Melissa Quinn Fox is known best for her story-driven songs, unique vocal tone, and captivating live performances. Reviewers have described her vocals as “gritty, gorgeous, and a sound all her own”. Since 2021, she’s released 7 well-received singles, has been featured on radio stations in the Pittsburgh & Washington DC area, and has played over 150 live shows, with the most notable being her opening performance for Country star Jerrod Niemann.
Shotgun Highway, 1 PM
This quartet of seasoned performers have come together to perform the best in rock and blues outlaw country!
Mike Kuster & The Catoctin Cowboys, 3 PM
Mike Kuster & The Catoctin Cowboys bring a “honky tonk good timin’ show” that mixes originals with an ever-changing set list of the best in country music. His originals have earned him a list of accolades including Independent Music Network’s Country Impact Artist of 2022 and Country Song of 2021 with “Daddy’s Blue Jean Jacket.”
MARYLAND PHYSICIANS CARE 4TH STREET STAGE
Intersection of E. 4th Street and Market Street
Rock Creek Revival, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Rock Creek Revival is a Maryland-based band that draws inspiration from the broad history of bluegrass, from first generation pioneers like Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin to more contemporary acts such as Hot Rize and Yonder Mountain String Band.
Slipback, 1:15 – 2:45 PM
Playing crowd-favorite rock and blues!
Flat Foot Sam & The Educated Fools, 3:30 – 5 PM
Singer, songwriter and harmonica player Flat Foot Sam (Sam Peightal) performs a unique blend of Swing, Jump, Chicago and Down in the Basement ‘Gut Bucket’ Blues. Flat Foot Sam has been performing on the East Coast for over 37 years. From the first note, you’ll know you’re in for one great show!
6TH STREET STAGE COURTESY OF FREDERICK ROCK SCHOOL AND OLDE MOTHER BREWING
Intersection of E. 6th Street and Market Street
7TH STREET KIDS’ CIRCUS ZONE FEATURING THEATRICKS – A CIRCUS EXPERIENCE
At 7th Street Fountain Park
Johnny-O! Your Favorite Neighborhood Trick Person, Noon
With over twenty years’ experience, Johnny-O! has mastered the perfect combo of magic & balloons!
High Fidelity Show Choir, 1 PM
Performance courtesy of the musical ambassadors from Frederick High School.
Theatricks Camper Showcase!, 2 PM
A highly entertaining performance featuring veteran Circus students!
Theatricks Coaches Showcase!, 3 PM
A presentation of AMAZING circus skills perfected for decades! Followed by a massive shaving cream pie fight!
Mr. Kenny’s Magic & Fun!, 4 PM
Plus, enjoy PLUS…strolling entertainment featuring:
- The juggling skills of Chuck Flayhart! (11AM – Noon)
- Amazing stilt walking from the Lohr brothers! (Noon – 2 PM)
- Dazzling circus tricks from Kevin Brown! (Noon – 3 PM)
FOOD, 11 AM to 5 PM
The day’s celebration would not be complete without the extensive offerings of Frederick’s most prized restaurants and food vendors. The wide array of foods provided this year is sure to satisfy every craving. The hardest choice will be deciding what treats to try first. For a full listing of food vendors, visit CelebrateFrederick.com
VISIT FREDERICK CRAFT BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 106.9 THE EAGLE
Carroll Creek Linear Park, South Side, Noon – 5 pm
Entrance at S. Market Street
$5 Cover Charge for 21 & over
$7.50 Craft Beers, Wine & Sangria| $10.00 Cocktails
Valid I.D. is required for all those 21 and older to enter & drink.
Under 21 admitted with parent or guardian.
Take a trip around the county without ever leaving Downtown Frederick during the Visit Frederick Craft Beverage Experience during In the Streets. Spend the day enjoying local selections from Frederick County breweries, distilleries and wineries alongside great music and food from Noon to 5 PM.
All ages are welcome in the Visit Frederick Craft Beverage Experience, but those under 21 admitted ONLY with parent or guardian.
Don’t forget, your Visit Frederick Craft Beverage Experience Admission INCLUDES the one and only In the Streets after party – Flying Dog Brewery Up the Creek Party presented in partnership with Key 103. Enjoy the day and night along Carroll Creek Urban Park!
FLYING DOG BREWERY UP THE CREEK PARTY PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KEY 103
Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, 5 – 9 PM
Exclusively 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to enter and drink
Can’t get enough of In the Streets? Continue the festivities at the Flying Dog Brewery Up the Creek Party presented in partnership with Key 103. Everyone’s favorite after-party will be held at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre immediately after In the Streets from 5 – 9 PM.
Enjoy music from KleptoRadio and Bad w/ Names along with adult beverages, including beer from Frederick’s own Flying Dog Brewery. All garden guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to enter.
IN THE STREETS FAQ
Alcohol is not permitted at In the Streets except when consumed in a pub or restaurant or in one of the following areas:
Visit Frederick Craft Beverage Experience, Carroll Creek Urban Park – $5 cover charge for 21 years of age or older with valid I.D., under 21 admitted free with parent or guardian
Flying Dog Brewery Up the Creek Party, Carroll Creek Amphitheatre – $5 cover charge for guests 21 & over, under 21 NOT admitted
Information booths can be found at the following locations along Market Street from 11:00 AM to 5 PM:
Art Block – At Market and W. Church Streets
Going Green Block – At Market and E. 4th Streets
Volunteers at these booths will have access to emergency personnel if needed.
Lost and Found
Event Information Booths serve as lost and found collection sites. Found items not claimed will be taken to The City of Frederick Office of Special Events, William Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz St, 301-600-2841. All items will be kept for thirty days.
If your child is lost, please report immediately to one of the Event Information Booths. Committee members and volunteers will have access to emergency personnel throughout the event.
A city ordinance (Chapter 10, Article I, Section 10-2, Littering) finds the throwing of cigarette butts on the ground as a Municipal Infraction. Violators will face a fine of $50 and possibly be charged with the cost of clean-up.
All participants must be approved by the In the Streets Committee and receive a license from The City of Frederick Office of Special Events. If you are interested in being involved, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-2844 to be placed on the invitation list for 2024. Code Enforcement representatives will be on-site to verify that all participants display the licenses distributed by the Office of Special Events.
The City of Frederick has five convenient parking decks located downtown. The Carroll Creek, Court Street, W. Patrick Street, E. All Saints Street and Church Street parking decks all offer parking in close proximity to the event. Cost is $10 to park all day on Saturday, September 9th. To access the Church Street parking deck, take East Street to East Second Street. There will be a sign for the entrance to the parking deck on the left-hand side of the street. Patrick Street provides access to the Carroll Creek and W. Patrick Street parking decks. The Court Street parking deck can be accessed by taking Bentz Street to Church Street, and then turning right onto Court Street. The parking deck is located on the left-hand side. Handicapped parking is available in all four parking decks.
A city ordinance (Chapter 3, Article II, Section 3-8, Special Events, a. Dogs prohibited) prohibits pets at In The Streets, which includes reptiles. Large crowds and loud noises are not healthy for pets, so please leave them at home.
The activities and entertainment will stop during the storm but are scheduled to resume once the storm passes. Please use common sense when seeking shelter from the storm: don’t stand under trees.
Recycling containers are available at the corners of each block and mid-block throughout the entire event. Help Celebrate Frederick reduce the amount of trash generated at In The Streets by recycling right and ONLY depositing plastic bottles, cans and glass in the blue recycling bins. All other trash can be placed in the green trash cans placed next to each recycling bins. For a detailed map of recycling bin locations visit https://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/in-the-street/eventmap/
Please report any suspicious or inappropriate activity to one of the information booths or any event day volunteer. All will have access to promptly contact law enforcement and emergency personnel throughout the park. If you experience a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.
Most of the roads surrounding the event remain open. All Saints Street on the south end and Seventh Street on the north end of town remain open. Patrick Street is also open throughout the day.
The following Sponsors make In The Streets possible with their generous contributions. Our 2023 sponsors are: The City of Frederick, Pella Mid-Atlantic Windows & Doors, 106.9 The Eagle, Aetna Better Health of Maryland, Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick Magazine, H Mart, Key 103, Maryland Physicians Care, Music & Arts, Northrup Realty, A Long & Foster Company, Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick, Pivot Physical Therapy, Renewal by Andersen, Roy Rogers Restaurants, Smile Frederick Orthodontics, TBL Frederick (Frederick’s New Pro Basketball Team), Visit Frederick, 930 WFMD Free Talk & 99.9 WFRE Free Country.
For more information, please contact Celebrate Frederick at 301-600-2841 or visit CelebrateFrederick.com.