Sailing Through the Winter Solstice Launch Day

Sailing Through the Winter Solstice by Color on the 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 the Creek. The fleet has grown from one boat the first year to 22 sailing boats and 3 land-locked boats in the 2021-22 season. Learn more at

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!

It’s not just fun. Vote for your favorites at just $1 per vote. All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and other participating Frederick County based charities. The event runs from launch week in November through early March 2022.


November 20, 2021 7:30 AM


November 20, 2021 11:00 AM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Carroll Creek Park