Gift Card How To
- Buy your Downtown Frederick Gift Card at the Visitor Center, open 7 days a week (except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter) at 151 S East St in Downtown Frederick.
- Call 800.999.3613 or 301.600.4047 to buy your Downtown Frederick Gift Card over the phone.
- Purchase your gift card in any amount between $10–$500.
- Pay with cash, corporate check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.
- Avoid inactivity fees! Use your card at least once every 12 months and the funds will never expire. However, after one year of inactivity, a $2.50 fee will be deducted monthly from the card’s balance until it is used again. Activity means a purchase of any amount, other than fee imposition or adjustment due to error or prior transaction reversal. Every time you use your Downtown Frederick Gift Card, your 12 month period re-starts.
- Need to know more? Call the Visitor Center at 301.600.4047
- Lucky enough to have a gift card already? Check your gift card balance at www.getmybalance.com (free of charge).
- If you’d like to use your Downtown Frederick Gift Card for a remote purchase (ordering something from a downtown business online or over the phone) and your card does not have the credit card information already printed on the back, you can request the 16 digit credit card number associated with your gift card by calling 1.800.755.8713 and pressing * to speak with a customer representative. Have your gift card ready so that you can provide your card number to the person on the phone. If you need additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Places that Accept the Downtown Frederick Gift Card
A landmarked victorian in Downtown Frederick, 10 Clarke Place lies just steps from the center of this small city founded in 1745 just south of the Mason-Dixon line. Within 30 miles of 10 Clarke Place, you’ll find some of the nation’s most historic sites — with Washington DC just an hour away. Within walking distance, visit dozens of well known culinary indulgences including VOLT!, Vini Culture, AYSE Meze Lounge, The Wine Kitchen, The Tasting Room, and many more! All rooms include luxurious hand pressed linens, new comfortable memory foam mattresses, an embroidered waffle weave cotton bath robe, European chocolates, filtered water in an eco-friendly bottle, and music from the in-house sound system.
10 Clarke Pl
10 Clarke Place
A Little Irish Too is your premier shop for quality Irish goods that can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Come to us for that unique Irish experience. From beautiful jewelry to knit sweaters, Irish themed wedding goods, music, and more, we have the best selection with the best prices around. Shop around and let us know if you can’t find what you are looking for. Chances are, we can find it for you.
143 N Market St
A Lit’le Irish, Too
A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique and Fitting Salon is a Full Service Bra Fitting Boutique specializing in professional level bra fittings and quality bras and lingerie for everyday and special occasion. We are women like you and are passionate about what we do and doing it right here in Frederick, Maryland. Our goal is for you to have properly sized bras that fit your unique shape so that you look and feel your best in your clothes and undergarments. All in a relaxed, friendly and fun boutique atmosphere! You will love bra shopping again! Quality counts in bra performance! A Perfect Fit features quality bra brands known for excellent fit and trendsetting fashion style. We carefully curate our selections each fashion season to bring our customers the right mix of the tried and true with new innovations at the right price points. So now you don’t have to “go down the road” or totally break your budget to get fashionable styles that really work. We carry band sizes 30 to 46 and cups to an M in Foundation, Fashion, Bridal, Sports, Maternity, Nursing, Mastectomy and Post-Surgical bra styles.
14 N East St
A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique
A distinguished clothing boutique offering classic women’s apparel with an edge. Brands include Suzi Chin, Joseph Ribkoff, Muse, Donna Morgan, Joules, Tribal, vfish, Three Dots, Hunter Boots, Comfy, Paige Denim, Janska, and many more.
149 N Market St
Alicia L Boutique
The Artisinal Hair Company is a modern, studio-style hair salon that specializes in hand-crafted coloring techniques as well as, weight-removing and volume building cutting methods.The Artisinal Hair Company also offers premium, hair care products that are free of sulphates, parabens, glutens and sodium chlorides making our space feel good not only for your hair, but also for your skin and nose. Lead by our incredible owner Christian Riser, an industry educator and global stylist, we are proud to be locally owned and operated in Downtown Frederick. At the Artisinal Hair Company, art is in all the hair we do.
342 N Market St
Artisinal Hair Company
Come have a fancy beer with us. The Attaboy Barrel House is our dedicated space for barrel aging and blending. Our focus is on tart, fruity and funky beers aged in wine barrels. We serve small & large pours. Bottles to go. Due to the nature of the space, the Attaboy Barrel House is 21 & Over and No Dogs allowed. The Barrel House is available for private rental Monday-Friday & Sundays. The Barrel Lounge is available for hourly rentals on Saturdays. More info here.
24 S Wisner St, Ste 100
Attaboy Barrel House
Go on, you’ve earned it: Attaboy! A little about our beer…we’ll have a changing set of beers on tap. We sized our system to allow us room for creativity and experimentation. We’ll have IPAs and pales as well as Belgians and some seasonal beers with fruit. We’ll play with mixed fermentation and barrel-aging. And of course, we’ll always have an easy drinker or two.
400 Sagner Ave
Augusta Rose is a small boutique located in downtown Frederick, Maryland. We sell home decor, gift, novelty, apparel, jewelry, and accessories. We pride ourselves on finding unique merchandise that will make you and your loved ones SMILE, while adding a little SUNSHINE to your lives. Augusta Rose was established in 2019 by Mariel Braid. Her love and passion for all things retail started at the age of 15 with her first job as a sales associate. She honed her skills over the next fifteen years studying art, design, and business. In 2019 she launched Augusta Rose. Her lifelong dream come true. Augusta Rose is a place for everyone to feel welcomed. Stop by for a visit to surround yourself with beauty, art, creativity, positivity, and happiness while partaking in some retail therapy.
43 E Patrick St
We’re a quality furniture reseller. We search high and low for desirable furniture and then breath new life into timeless classics. Contact us with what your are looking for or check out our online inventory: Bedroom Furniture, Dinning room Furniture, Living room Furniture, Desks, Chairs, Kids Furniture, Classic Housewares
419 N Market St
Bailey’s Treasures Furniture Gallery
To many locals, Beans & Bagels is the choice coffee shop and sandwich shop in Frederick, Maryland. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh coffee while reading the newspaper, a quick bite in the morning before work, made to order lunch or catering for your office, stop by or call your local neighborhood coffee house in Frederick, Maryland – Beans & Bagels..!
49 E Patrick St
Beans & Bagels
**CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. REOPENING SPRING 2024** One of the rarest heritage breeds of hogs, the Black Hog is listed by the American Livestock Breeds Conservatory as endangered with fewer than 300 breeding hogs registered today. Compared to other breeds, the flavors of the Black Hog’s meat is exceptional. The lean micro-marbled meat is extra tender due to the breed’s short muscle fibers. This produces a tender, moist cut of pork with an exquisite and unique taste. We thought it was only fitting to choose this name to represent the fine quality of food and service that we offer at the restaurant.
118 S Market St
Black Hog BBQ & Bar
Black Label Tattoo is a collective of individuals committed to bringing our brand of high-caliber tattooing to Downtown Frederick. We work by appointment or walk-in.
126 E Patrick St
Black Label Tattoo Company
Your stop for new weekly comics, back issues, graphic novels and tpbs, gaming supplies. We also carry Warhammer and Games Workshop products, role-playing books, the largest dice selection in Frederick, and trading card games including Magic The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh and Heroclix. Plus a large selection of unique board games. Special orders are always welcome! Established in 1984. We moved into Downtown Frederick after nearly 30 years in business. Come visit and experience the personalized customer service you have come to expect from Brainstorm Comics. Meet the Business Owners: John Frazier had worked for Dan Webb (previous owner and founder of Brainstorm) for twelve fun years. John has two fun facts: one, 2015 has been quite exciting for him. The day after he purchased Brainstorm, his wife cleared one of the last hurdles in her immigration marathon. Second fun fact: he never learned to play Catan until after he bought Brainstorm! Mike Morgan’s fun fact: Death of Superman is what lured him into the wonderful hobby of comic collecting.
117 N Market St
With over 30 years experience, we’ve done framing for galleries in Frederick, Rockville, Hagerstown, Bethesda, Shepherdston, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA.
428 N Market St
Bravura Arts & Framing
Frederick County’s original brewpub. Brewer’s Alley is proud to continue the long history of beer making in a town known for its deep appreciation of fine fermented spirits. The name itself is taken from a page of history. Brewer’s Alley was located on what is currently South Court Street. Beer Production ceased in 1901 when a large fire consumed the brewery of John Kuhn, who was the last in a long line of brewers to occupy space along the banks of Carroll Creek. For over 153 years, from the very beginning of Frederick County, Brewer’s Alley was a fixture in the social and economic landscape of Frederick. Ninety-five years after leaving Frederick, Brewer’s Alley is back! We invite you to visit and enjoy the house beers at our distinctive bar or rooftop deck, as well as some of the Finest Culinary Creations in one of our beautiful dining rooms. In the heart of Downtown Frederick, Brewer’s Alley has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike.
124 N Market St
Brick and Mortar Mercantile aspires to become the next generation of traditional retail. In our modern society, the phrase “brick and mortar retail” is slowly becoming a nostalgic term. We intend to reverse this phenomenon. Brick and Mortar Mercantile is a place where you can “just come and hang”. We are an entertainment hub — with events like Live Music, Writers’ Talks, and Paint a Pint Nights. We might even open up a beer once in a while. We take pride in our collection of clothing, accessories, and gifts, primarily geared toward men and women. We are not afraid to crack a joke, be different or a little edgy. As a local business, the communities we serve help us thrive! We carry local products and want to represent local vendors. Come join us for a non-click and human-interactive way to shop.
29 E Patrick St
Brick & Mortar Mercantile
At Bushwaller’s we pride ourselves on serving fresh, house-made cuisine in the warmth and comfort of an Irish Pub. For over 30 years, Bushwaller’s has been one of downtown Frederick’s most popular restaurants. We specialize in serving savory Irish and American comfort dishes such as Fish ‘n Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers ‘n Mash, Guinness Beef Stew, and Burgers. We like to think of Bushwaller’s as the community living room so we strive to create a causal, inviting, flavorful dining experience at affordable prices • Savory, comfort cuisine served in the warmth of an Irish Pub • 18 of the world’s finest draft beers • 1 of the largest Guinness accounts in the Mid-Atlantic area • Over 70 Whiskeys, Bourbons, and Scotches • Daily drink and food specials • Live music 5 nights a week • Sincerely hospitable staff
209 N Market St
A celebration of Mexican and Spanish cuisine is what you will find at Cacique. We offer a fine dining experience in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere with great food, reasonable cost and exceptional service. Cacique provides indoor luxury seating with clothed tables, elegant lighting and fireplaces in several non-smoking dining rooms, while diners that enjoy a casual atmosphere can find what they are looking for in our bar area or outdoor seating.
26 N Market St
CAFÉ 611 is owned by Frederick residents Randy and Karen Jones. Randy, a former Frederick County High School Football coach and member of the US Armed Forces is a self made businessman, seizing the opportunity to buy the restaurant at 611 Market Street in 2006. After extensive renovation and preparation, CAFÉ 611 was opened in the early Spring 2007. Sons, Renell and Randell and daughter Tiffany assist their mother and father in daily operations of CAFÉ 611, which adds to the flavor of this cozy, family-owned cafe at the end of Market Street in Downtown Frederick.
611 N Market St
Cafe Nola Is A Purveyor Of Fine Coffee, Original Music And Local Art. Opened in October 2007, Cafe Nola is located at 4 East Patrick Street. In the past three years Nola has been declared “The Best Breakfast In Frederick” according to readers of the Frederick News Post. In that time the restaurant has continued to serve both quality and classic dishes with organic and local produce. Cafe Nola’s interior is decorated once a month with the help of Goodloe Byron, reflecting the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while paying tribute to Frederick’s artistic past. The outside patio during the summer offers a perfect view to the arts district of Frederick, and the cafe style dining floor can keep you warm with Illy coffee while escaping the chilliest of weather.
4 E Patrick St
Urban American goods at vintage prices. Antique to mid-century furniture, jewelry, books, electronics, records, vintage clothing & oddments. The oldest antique mall in Frederick in the Old Stone Granary, which is over 200 years old. Cannon Hill Place offers two floors of antiques and collectibles for the passionate antique lover! Over 40 dealers specializing in: Decorative accessories, Antique furniture and lamps, Vintage clothing, 50’s–70’s nostalgia, Audio equipment, Tapes and records, Kitchenware, Art, Books & Tools
111 S Carroll St
Cannon Hill Place Antiques
Welcome to Charlotte’s Cottage Quilt Shop. Our shop was named after two favorite Charlottes; my mom and my grand-daughter. Both of them love fabric. My mom never saw a border print she didn’t love. My grand-daughter loves fat quarters to use for doll blankets for her babies. We have recently moved our shop to Shab Row’s beautifully restored 19th Century buildings in Historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Many of the important battles of the Civil War happened very close to our door. As a quilter and a history major, I was thrilled to be able to combine both by offering 1800’s reproductions in our shop and on our website. Who doesn’t love a quilt that tells a story and will become a treasured heirloom in your own family.
120 N East St
Charlotte’s Cottage Quilt Shop
Classic Electric Tattoo & Piercing was established in November of 2004. Our artists are experienced and competent tattoo artists and can handle any design, yours or ours. We also offer body piercing and can handle even the most exotic piercings. All the work is done in a clean and sterile environment.
43 S Market St
Classic Electric Tattoo & Body Piercing
An Escape Room Experience like no other. Be a part of the excitement as we bring the experience of a game or movie to life. Your team will need to find clues, solve puzzles, and figure our how to accomplish your objective in 60 minutes. Why watch an adventure when you can star in one? Book now at www.ClueIQ.com
103 S Carroll St Ste 1A
Colonial Jewelers is the area’s largest single source for Diamonds, Engagement rings, Wedding bands, and other fine jewelry. Through four generations, we at Colonial Jewelers have operated according to the Golden Rule, to always treat our customers the way we would want to be treated, and with the premise that we would only sell jewelry that we ourselves would be proud to own or give. We strive to be the area’s most desirable source for jewelry, custom designs, and high quality repairs. We take pride in our knowledgeable, fun, friendly staff, our large selection of jewelry, and the vast array of services we offer. We invite you to make Colonial Jewelers one of your stops on your next visit to downtown Frederick.
1 S Market St
Cowork Frederick is a collaborative working environment for independents, freelancers, entrepreneurs, telecommuters and others interested in the synergy that comes from working with other talented people in the same space. It’s a place you can go to escape the isolation of working at home, to get away from distractions at the office, where you can work all day without glares from cafe patrons looking for a place to sit.
122 E Patrick St
Crabapples Offers Authentic N.Y. Deli Sandwiches and Freshly Prepared Deli Salads in Historic Downtown Frederic, MD. The Owner, a Real New Yorker, has been Showcasing Boar’s Head Premium Cold Cuts since 1988. It is no Wonder Crabapples is a Regular Hangout for Local Folks that Love N.Y. delicatessens. If you are Craving a Classic Deli Sandwich look no further than Crabapples!
101 W Patrick St
Crabapples New York Delicatessen
Every home deserves a special accessory to complement its unique family – and Crème de la Crème was created to provide just that. Whether it’s a fine dining set, ornate linens, or a whimsical accent piece you are sure to happen upon that perfect something at Crème de la Crème. With roots in French and Italian impression, Crème de la Crème offers a wide range of tastes and designs in unique tableware, furniture, linens and gifts. Our family owned business combines a passion for special one-of-a-kind products with a taste and love for the Mediterranean. We value our relationship with our suppliers as much as we do our own employees. We strive to maintain a personal connection with each of them – they are part of this family too!
207 N Market St
Créme de la Créme
GAIN INSIGHT TO ANY SITUATION… No Matter Where You Are in the World! I can assist you in person, by Phone, Skype, FB Video, Facetime or Zoom. Irene has over 30 years experience giving Psychic Readings and 25 years doing Mediumship.
38 S Market St
Ristorante • Vino • Spuntino A new concept in Italian dining. Formerly Nido’s, a Frederick favorite since 1987. Tried and true classic Italian with three dining rooms, upstairs bar/event space and patio seating.
111 E Patrick St
Since opening in September 2013, Curious Iguana has quickly become a popular literary hub for locals and tourists alike. Our globally diverse collection and vibrant events calendar reflect the Iguana’s mission of “Get To Know Your World.” Our welcoming and knowledgeable team of booksellers makes browsing at the Iguana a unique and pleasant experience. In addition to being a bookstore and a community gathering space, the Iguana is a benefit corporation. Each month, we donate a portion of the store’s sales to international non-profits (more than $43,300 as of June 2017). The pins in the map behind our counter show the countries where our customers’ purchases have helped make a world of difference. We also have a big heart for the Frederick community, offering as much support as we can to local schools, non-profits, and other organizations. That’s why the change jar on our counter doesn’t fund pizza deliveries—it’s for COIPP, a wonderful non-profit that provides much-needed resources for children of incarcerated parents in our community. Curious Iguana owners Marlene and Tom England are no strangers to downtown Frederick’s business community. They also own Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, which opened in 2000 and moved from the bookstore’s current location to a […]
12 N Market St
14 N East St
Daisy’s Salon & Body Boutique
The world’s greatest battery-free toy store! Our mission at Dancing Bear is simple: Put some play in everyone’s day! We do our best to ensure that Dancing Bear makes a positive difference in the lives of children, families, and our community. Our core values include: • We love to have fun. That’s why our store is one of the happiest places in Frederick. Just try to visit the Bear without smiling. It can’t be done! • We believe in the importance of play. Kids need it, adults need it…everyone wins when you put some play in your day. • We go above and beyond for our customers. Got a special request? Let us know. Running late for a birthday party? Call ahead and we’ll wrap up a gift and meet you at the curb. • We support Downtown Frederick. Is there a cooler downtown anywhere? We don’t think so. We are proud to participate in the Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Tourism Council of Frederick County. • We care—and we share. Our primary focus in giving back is to support non-profits that help children in need. Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, owned by Tom and Marlene England, opened on […]
15 E Patrick St
Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts
Trendy and relaxed by design, our atmosphere serves as the perfect backdrop to fulfill your every hair and makeup desire. Dash’s expert stylists remain on the cutting edge of beauty and styling techniques in order to deliver results best suited to our clients and their individual needs. We’re located at 246 E 6th Street in beautiful historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Client parking is conveniently located in the private lot behind our studio. Our studio is open by appointment only to ensure a more relaxed and catered atmosphere for our clients. Call, email, or visit our team page to schedule your next service with one of our expert stylists. We look forward to serving you.
246 E 6th St
Dash Hair Studio
Serving the community since 1986, The Delaplaine is an award-winning art center offering three floors of galleries and classrooms; five exhibit spaces showcasing local, regional, and national artists; a gift shop of handcrafted works by local artists; and monthly, family-friendly events and activities for all ages. Located on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic Downtown Frederick. Classes are offered in an ever-growing list of media and subjects for all ages and levels of experience. The small class sizes are led by experienced instructors, who are also working artists. EVERYONE DESERVES ART
40 S Carroll St
Delaplaine Arts Center
Join us for a cozy atmosphere, nice music, excellent coffee, and Italian specialties, as well as our weekday brunch buffet, offered from 11am-2pm.
14 E Patrick St
DISTRICT Arts is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of the historic district in Downtown Frederick, MD. The gallery features local, regional and nationally recognized working artists whose creations evoke the modern world through the dramatic use of color and form, reflect world influences and diversity, and inspire, challenge, entertain and educate. Paint, ink, glass, clay, digital art, paper, wood, mixed media and sculpture are all represented. The juxtaposition of the designs and themes on our walls and pedestals with the surrounding centuries-old historic spires and buildings in Frederick illustrates that contemporary can honor tradition.
15 N Market St
Downtown Piano Works is the largest all Yamaha piano dealer in Maryland or Virginia, and is Frederick’s only authorized Yamaha Piano, Yamaha CX Series, Clavinova Digital Piano, AVANT Grand Hybrid Piano, Yamaha Disklavier Player Piano and Yamaha CFX premium piano dealer. We are fanatics about the tuning, voicing, regulation and care of each instrument, and believe a fine piano begins with the marriage of instrument and technician. We offer Piano sales, Piano service and Piano lessons in our music school. On behalf of the owners, Theresa & Dan Shykind, welcome to our store!
74 S Market St
Downtown Piano Works
Dream House is a full-service furniture and Interior Design store that specializes in personal, honest, and reliable service from start to finish. Our store is rich with a beautiful mix of furniture, fabrics, lighting, art, and countless accessories. We welcome you into Dream House and invite you to experience our unique, fresh, and even surprising style.
102 E Patrick St
Maryland’s only rock shop. We offer a large selection of mineral specimens, gems, crystals, fossils, gemstone jewelry, metaphysical stones, unique gift items, large decorator minerals, Native American Jewelry, incense, essential oils and clever wood signs,
33 N Market St
Eastside Artists’ Gallery is a co-op gallery featuring painting, photography, bead making, jewelry, sculpture, fabric, mixed media and collage. Their attractive location on E Patrick St boasts easy parking, wood floors and a fireplace.
313 E Patrick St
Eastside Artists’ Gallery
For more than 10 years, Ec’clectibles has gathered together an ever changing collection of unique gift items. The seasonal and Holiday collections change every year, but below is a selection of our most popular gift lines: • John Medeiros Jewelry • Lampe Berger • Willow Tree by Susan Lordi • Mens Jewelry by Aagaard • Kameleon Jewelry • Children’s Books • Old World Christmas Ornaments
13 E Patrick St
Edgeworks Knife and Supply Co. has been Maryland’s source for fine cutlery, knives, and darts since 1993. We offer professional sharpening services for all sorts of knives.
200 N Market St
Edgeworks Knife & Supply Co.
Everyone’s journey is unique to themselves. Everytime you step on your board the world is expanded and the possibilities are endless. The only limits are the ones you set for yourself. Go skate.
238B N Market St
Over 100 dealers offering an exceptional variety of unique and interesting antiques, vintage furnishings, home embellishments, and quality consignments – all showcased in a historic 55,000 square foot warehouse built in 1912.
112 E Patrick St
Everedy Square & Shab Row is Downtown Frederick’s largest cluster of specialty shops, eateries and services housed in beautifully restored 19th Century buildings in historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Restored and preserved, the Everedy Square & Shab Row district offers relaxing shopping experiences in historic buildings spread over three blocks on East Street. The dwellings which comprise shops on Shab Row formerly housed tinkers, wheelwrights and other artisans who serviced the first stagecoaches traveling west on The National Pike (now known as US Route 40). The buildings of Everedy Square were once the home of the Everedy Company, where the Everedy Bottle Capper was invented and manufactured. The product met with national success following the enactment of Prohibition. Prospering for 50 years, The Everedy Company ultimately produced a line of kitchenware that is still used in many households today. The area was purchased and restored by Frederick businessman, Bert Anderson, in the 1970s and 1980s to produce the vital shopping and business district that it is today.
East St & Church St
Everedy Square & Shab Row
About the Frederick Arts Council The Frederick Arts Council is Frederick County’s umbrella arts organization, a resource and advocate for all local artists, creatives, and culturally-minded community members. FAC gives grants to individuals and organizations, provides programming, and serves as a liaison for the arts with all levels of government. FAC Art Center The FAC Art Center is a newly renovated, converted church building at 5 E 2nd St in Downtown Frederick. This historic building not only houses resident organizations, public art projects, exhibitions, and offices, but also serves as an affordable venue for our member artists and organizations to hold events, exhibitions, and performances. The FAC Arts Center is a cultural hub and anchor point for the arts in Frederick County. The FAC Art Center functions as a place for the community to engage in public art both inside and outside the building and complements the gallery program at 11 W Patrick St. About the Building The first floor includes the FAC Shop, information about FAC members, and resident organizations such as Endangered Species (theatre) Project. The first floor also features rotating exhibitions in partnership with local artists and arts organizations. FAC’s second floor gallery houses rotating exhibitions, […]
5 E 2nd St
FAC Art Center
In 1998, Kim Firestone and his partner Kathy Wasley closed Café Delight, a little yogurt and sandwich shop they had been operating for five years in a Frederick, Maryland strip mall. They jumped into a bigger venture. Kim bought a restaurant in downtown Frederick called Donnelly’s and renamed it Firestone’s Culinary Tavern. The new restaurant opened in the spring of 1999 and, bolstered in the kitchen by the appointment of Chef Jack Walker, quickly grew in popularity to become an important part of Frederick’s increasingly dynamic and diverse restaurant scene. Seven years later, when the owner of an adjacent building decided she wanted to retire, Firestone bought the building and transformed it into a specialty food market named Market on Market (it’s on Market Street). Nine years after that, the next building up the street was to become the third member of the team. A little more shuffling was necessary, however. The Market moved into the third building, after a total makeover, and what had been the Market was transformed into an extension of the restaurant named The Raw Bar, featuring oysters and charcuterie in a completely remodeled facility. And that’s where it stands today, a long stretch from Café […]
105 N Market St
Firestone’s Culinary Tavern
Firestone’s Market on Market opened in 2006, right next door to Firestone’s Culinary Tavern. We’re a specialty food and gift shop, stocked with a wide range of local and international products, including artisan cheeses, freshly baked breads, carefully-selected wines and craft beer, sweet treats and snacks, as well as fun and useful products for the kitchen and table. We also carry staples such as milk, butter and eggs. In addition to these market products, we also custom-make a wide variety of fresh salads and sandwiches, including the house made pastrami sandwich featured in the in the Washington Post as “…worth the drive from D.C.” Soups prepared daily in the restaurant kitchen are also available for lunch or to take home from the frozen food section. Our staff specializes in putting together beautiful gift baskets, filled with whatever products you select, tailored to any occasion or event. We have baskets pre-designed for any occasion, or you simply pick out what you want and we will turn it into a beautiful customized display.
113 N Market St
Firestone’s Market on Market
The Sidecar – Sidecars were originally attached to bicycles, in the early 1900’s, and later to motorcycles…A fancy way to take a friend for a spin! Now, we have one attached to our Tavern, spinning treats for all! Firestone’s Sidecar is an extension of our restaurant, serving up custom desserts and elegant milkshakes, as well as the full Tavern menu.
105 N Market St
Family owned and operated since 1991. At our premiere boutiques, you have the pleasure of working with our professionally trained staff to ensure all your dance supply needs are met. With over 250,000 products and over 20 top rated brands, you’ll always find what you need and more.
306 E Church St
We specialize in uniquely designed gifts for your personal and professional gift giving needs. Our store specialty is our Maryland Gift Basket. Each gift is prepared when ordered, we can make changes to the contents if need be. We are proud to carry Maryland Wines & Beer from local Maryland wineries & breweries. We create beautiful Maryland Gift baskets using your choice of wine, and or beers paired with our vast array of gourmet foods that are perfect accompaniment to that special bottle.
12 N East St
Frederick Basket Company
Frederick Bound is a downtown based company that seeks to promote and preserve what makes Frederick such a special and unique place. Born from a passion of cherishing and promoting what makes our home feel like home. We aim to create and curate an experience that will make you proud of where you came from. All products are designed right here in Downtown Frederick, exclusively for the community! Due to the nature of the space (a shared-use art gallery), hours of operation are limited. We are open every First Saturday 11AM-6PM.
4 W 5th St
Your neighborhood coffee shop since 1991. Fresh roasted coffee, specialty lattes, pastries, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads made to order. Breakfast is served all day.
100 N East St
Frederick Coffee Company & Cafe
Making Frederick Sweeter for over 20 years. Known as the “ice cream shop with the bear” we carry 24 flavors of hand dipped ice cream, seasonal soft serve, fine chocolates, and real cream & butter fudge made on premises. Patio seating and free parking available.
253 E Church St
Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream
Welcome to Frederick Lumber Company, formerly Exotic Lumber Frederick. Only our name has changed. Same wood, same people, same location! We are a specialty lumberyard with 30 years of experience and over 150 species of wood in stock. From the very beginning, our mission has been to provide a wide selection of the finest lumber available. Our customers include cabinetmakers, furniture makers, millwork shops, interior designers, boat builders, luthiers, building contractors and remodelers, wood turners, carvers and hobbyists.
329 E 2nd St
Frederick Lumber Company
Marlene Mayman blends art and science to bring you exceptional relaxation and medical massage therapy in Downtown Frederick, MD. Tired of nagging aches? Need to slow down? Or maybe you’re dealing with months (or years) of chronic discomfort, lost range of motion, depression, anxiety, or other medical conditions. When left untreated — or treated unsuccessfully — these issues often become life-limiting. Stress can turn into inflammation and illness.Tension may change movement patterns and affect function.Pain can intensify, spread and reduce mobility. Mental health may suffer, decreasing happiness and social connection. With your trust, Marlene (say “Mar-lay-nuh”) will partner with you to create more enjoyable health. Massage and bodywork offers: • Relaxation and rejuvenation • Comfort in stillness and movement • Greater flexibility and ease of posture • More effective pain management • Proven benefits for depression, anxiety, PTSD • Faster recovery from injury or overuse • Better performance for active people • Pep in your step and a smile in your heart!
129 W Patrick St, #4
Frederick Massage Therapy
The Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your trip to Frederick! Housed in a beautifully renovated circa-1899 industrial warehouse, the visitor center holds 2,200-square-feet of interpretive exhibits. A state-of-the-art theater features the award-winning film about Frederick, “A Turn of the Wheel.” A wide variety of maps, guides and information on regional attractions and events are available. Friendly, knowledgeable Visitor Services Specialists are happy to suggest sites and attractions to suit your specific interests. A small retail shop offers many interesting items for purchase. We also sell the ever-popular Downtown Frederick Gift Cards! Monday through Friday, out of town guests can request that we validate the white ticket received from the E. All Saints Parking Garage for 3 hours free parking. Just stop by with your ticket and we’ll run it through our validation machine for you. If you happen to visit on Saturday or Sunday, the lot behind our building is free all day; no garage parking needed! We can’t wait to welcome you!
151 S East St
Frederick Visitor Center
FAV is not a traditional flower shop. Each week we create a unique bouquet combining locally and globally grown flowers. You choose the size and can customize with additional flowers. We are Jackie and Liz. We have over ten years of experience designing arrangements, creating bouquets, and working with customers. We noticed that people wanted an easy way to order flowers without spending a lot of time making decisions – what vase to use, a color scheme, picking something unique, how much to spend, etc… Ordering flowers should be enjoyable and easy, and a lot of people stressed over it. We simplified the process, and Freesia and Vine was born!
218 W Patrick St
Freesia and Vine
Artisanal, Local, Coffee & Stylish Bikes Walk, bike, or drive to visit us. Plenty of onsite bike and car parking available. Slow bikes and slow coffee. On the surface, Gravel & Grind is a coffee shop that also carries steel bikes for sale and for half day and full day rentals to tour our beautiful, historic city and surrounding area. We serve single origin pour over and classic espresso drinks. You will also find some unique specialty lattes, like our popular JC and CTC. All syrups and baked goods are made in house and we serve toasts topped with unique house made fixin’s and locally sourced breads.
15 E 6th St
Gravel & Grind
Heritage Frederick, formerly know as the Historical Society of Frederick County, is a nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Frederick County, Maryland. The nonprofit collects and preserves artifacts and documents related to Frederick County, Maryland for study and education and welcomes the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage. Frederick Walking Tours, with a variety of topics including the American Civil War, African-American Heritage and Architectural are offered by Heritage Frederick. Please call or visit their website for more details. Tours begin at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick.
24 E Church St
Heritage Interiors has been in business since 1987 and our present location over 17 years. We offer a very personalized service to our consignors and buying customers with over 60 years of combined experience in consigning, buying and selling quality home furnishings and accessories from traditional to eclectic. The ever changing inventories include gently used furniture, artwork, lighting, silver, jewelry, china, crystal and antiques.
39 E Patrick St
Long, long ago, in the ancient Mediterranean, someone, some anonymous HERO, decided to smash up some chickpeas and BOOM. The art of eating hummus was born. (or is it birthed? Idk, but if we knew the exact date this happened I would celebrate it.) Hummus has been savored all over the world for thousands of years because of it’s versatile (and delicious) nature. In fact, hummus can fulfill almost all of your body’s nutritional needs and it’s super rich in vitamins + minerals. So after years of keeping the good stuff all to myself, I decided to just make more and share it with you guys, in hopes that it’ll help you live well and feel good. Just trying to keep it kosher with my body, mind and mother nature. Come hang out with me at a farmer’s market this summer so we can chill and eat hummus in the sun like our ancestors did thousands of years ago! Hand-crafted in Frederick, MD. Established 2016.
237 N Market St
Hippy Chick Hummus
The Hollerstown Hill Bed & Breakfast, established in 2002, is located in a quiet downtown Frederick neighborhood. It is a wonderful example of late victorian architecture built in c.1900 by Sarah and Richard Dutrow, owners in the late 1800s of the Dutrow Confectionary. The bed & breakfast is graced with carved mantels, fireplaces, period antiques, reproductions, and collectibles. For example, Betty displays her large collection of dolls throughout the house. There is a game room in which you’ll find a traditional pool table plus nooks for board games, including a chess set with Civil War characters. The four uniquely decorated guest rooms are spacious, each with sitting area and en suite bath, air conditioning, and cable TV. Begin your day with freshly brewed coffee or tea. Indulge in a full country breakfast featuring home-baked breads, fresh fruit, juices/ smoothies, yogurt, granola, and sumptuous breakfast casseroles. Guests can relax on the wrap-around porch or garden patios, enjoy the game room, or leisurely stroll to the center of downtown Frederick’s charming historic district to visit the shops, museums, local events, and numerous restaurants. There are many additional historic sites a short drive away. Your hosts/proprietors, Betty and Phil LeBlanc look forward to making your visit a memorable one.
4 Clarke Pl
Hollerstown Hill Bed and Breakfast
A fun, friendly, and relaxing paint your own pottery studio located in Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Choose from among dozens of pieces and select your tools – brushes, glazes, stencils, stamps, and sponges. Relax, enjoy, and paint your masterpiece. Open late. No appointment is necessary. Food and drinks welcome.
10B N East St
I Made This! Pottery Studio
A unique coffee shop in Frederick with a variety of single origin coffee supplemented with tasteful hot teas. Coffees are brewed either as siphon or pour overs. For your hunger we provide sandwiches, pastries and fresh waffles.
8 W 4th St
At Idiom Brewing Co. we believe that craft beer is both a way of life and an art form; ultimately an expression of ourselves. These expressions in beer allow us to create new experiences, and new flavors, for our customers. While our recipes have been honed over many years, we will continue to innovate by utilizing new and/or experimental hops, local ingredients and unique flavor profiles, in an attempt to stretch the limits of our imagination, and that of your palate. Visit us at our brew house and tasting room along Carroll Creek!
340 E Patrick St, Suite 104
Idiom Brewing Co.
Honored as one of the 100 Best Bargain Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine, and consistently rated at 4 to 4 1/2 stars on Yelp, Google, and Urban Spoon. il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Try us once and we are sure that il Porto will become your favorite neighbor-hood restaurant. Everything at il Porto is made fresh daily and served piping hot. You can feast on everything Italian from pasta to pizza. Their tiramisu and tartuffo ice creams deserts are to die for and they have a well-stocked bar. The elegant mood is set by the crisp, white tablecloths, and a wonderful, large mural of Venice. il Porto ensures that every customer has an enjoyable dining experience at il Porto.
200 S Market St
Il Porto Italian Restaurant
Welcome to In Balance Massage Therapy! My name is Susie Mencher and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I am also the owner and sole operator of In Balance Massage Therapy. Opening up my own Massage Studio in Downtown Frederick is truly a dream come true. As we all know, life is unpredictable and it can be incredibly stressful. Massage Therapy has physical and mental/emotional benefits that can help you live your best life. I believe that we all deserve to do just that — Live our very best life. Services Offered Swedish Massage — This classic massage is relaxing and calming. Long strokes and gentle kneading will help you destress and unwind. Deep Tissue Massage — Deep tissue massage uses slow deep strokes and sustained pressure throughout the massage. This massage can help alleviate tension in the inner layers of your muscles. Deep tissue massage can help relieve chronic muscle tension and address everyday pain and stiffness. Custom Massage — Custom massage incorporates both Swedish and deep tissue into one massage. Deep tissue techniques can be used where needed and Swedish strokes on the areas that need more relaxation. As with all of the massages I offer, this […]
12 S Market St
In Balance Massage Therapy
Want fierce brows, stunning eyes, and the perfect pout, but have no time to paint it all on? Now you don’t have to. (Really!) Experience the latest trends in beauty for your busy life: eyebrow and eyeliner embroidery. Finally say “I woke up like this,” and mean it. I am a licensed and insured business. Inspected and approved by the Frederick County Health Department. My certifications include: OSHA Bloodborne Compliant Microblading SofTap Permanent Cosmetics Elleebana Lash Lift Eyelash Extensions
43 E Patrick St
We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella’s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience. With a Municipal Parking Garage one block from Isabella’s, we have ample and accessible parking for you and your guests. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch, elegant dining, or full-service banquet facilities, Isabella’s has something for you.
44 N Market St
Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar
Deaf-Owned boutique in the heart of Downtown Frederick! Ivy’s Haven Boutique is proud to offer high quality and sustainably made products from all over the world. New clothes are added weekly, with styles that fit your everyday needs whether you’re a stay at home mom or a working woman. The shop serves all sizes (S to XL) and aims to increase confident through clothes.
122 N East St
Ivy’s Haven Boutique
For those of us who love effortless hair, makeup that glows, lots of lash, and sunkissed skin for life’s most important moments + events. Boutique Beauty Services. Hair Styling, Make-Up, Custom Spray Tan. BeautyCounter is our in-house brand. Check out #jkwbeauty for more!
504 N Market St
JoJo’s offers a unique new-american style dining experience with both a casual dining room and cozy tap house. Their menu features 26 rotating beers on tap, and a full bar with an excellent selection of wine, whiskey, and craft cocktails. A private dining area is also available for those looking to host special events such as rehearsal dinners and business luncheons. Varying menu specials are presented daily, and with a little something for everyone. Stop by anytime!
16-18 E Patrick St
JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House
We are a petite Italian market/deli and café. We sell imported Italian and European groceries; gourmet ravioli, tortellini and pasta; homemade baked goods, desserts, and frozen dinners such as lasagnas and quiches; imported deli meats, cheeses, olives, and sausages; and we are best known for our homemade Mozzarella cheese. Our café offers a selection of subs, panini, salads, and Italian gelato and sorbetto. Additionally, we serve Lavazza espresso! We do catering for events and company lunches, inquire for more information. We ask that you allow us at least 24 hours in advance when placing an order. Please place orders over the phone – if you have emailed or faxed an order, you will need to give us a call to confirm your order has been received.
9 E Church St
Juliet’s Italian Market
The year was 1978 when a new restaurant, La Paz, opened its doors in Frederick City. Fast forward to 2006 where a renewed and updated La Paz has become a reality in a beautiful new building located at 51 South Market Street, along the Carroll Creek Promenade. We’ve brought all of our history and memories with us to our new home which features creekside dining on our spacious patio, handicap accessibility, and colorful and festive décor. Our menu still offers all of your favorites, along with some exciting new additions and our two expanded bars feature our legendary margaritas and homemade sangria. We look forward to seeing you in our wonderful new home. The journey continues and the best is yet to come—at La Paz!
51 S Market St
La Paz Mexican Restaurant
Vintage barber shop and beauty parlor operating out of a great historic building.
23 E Patrick St
Ladies & Gents Downtown Hair Co.
Here at Lazy Fish, sushi is our passion. Chef Pong uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in every dish to fill your belly and warm your heart. Lazy Fish offers the perfect combination of delicious food, excellent service, and outstanding value to our patrons. We combine sushi and other asian flavors with modern culinary techniques for a truly unique asian fusion experience. Our vibe is casual, fun, and modern, and we are dedicated to making your visit a fantastic experience.
10 E Patrick St
Nestled in Historic Shab Row in the heart of Downtown Frederick, The Little Pottery Shops’ mission is to provide an inviting destination brimming with the latest handmade pottery and art from talented artists. The vibrant arts community in Frederick allows us to feature the work of dozens of local artists, including everything from pottery, to woodworking and glass, to jewelry and watercolor. You also will find the work of well renowned ceramic artists from across the country. With over 150 different artists, there is something beautiful to fit every style.
117 N East St
Little Pottery Shop
Luv Pup was created out of the love we have for adopted rescue pups, and the appreciation for the rescuers who are out there saving the lives of so many dogs. We create handcrafted, tie-dyed wearable art and other branded apparel in support of saving dogs from high-kill shelters. 15% of our proceeds are contributed rescuing dogs and getting them into forever homes.
119 E Patrick St
Starting as a home business in 1990, Mac Business Solutions has grown into a mature enterprise, employing a staff of over thirty employees. Today, MBS provides a full bodied Apple experience encompassing sales, service, training, video editing, network planning & implementation, graphic/web design and large format printing. Our main focus has always been on providing our clients with complete solutions using the latest Apple and related technology available, for all of our customers, from home users to government agencies. Our client base includes the finest companies, government agencies and individuals in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and the surrounding areas. References can be provided on request.
11 S Market St
Mac Business Solutions
Magoo’s Pub serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day with Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. “The Gate” is the downstairs pub open Friday and Saturdays from 5PM – 1AM, plus a Traditional Irish Session 1st and 3rd Thursdays starting at 8PM.
1 W 2nd St
Magoo’s Pub and Eatery
Magpie Fibers offers a wide variety of crafting finds, including stationery, macramé, watercolors, cross stitch, needle felting, punch needle, embroidery and more! Owned by Dami Hunter, founder of the hand-dyed luxury yarn brand Magpie Fibers.
141 N Market St
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is dedicated to the creation and production of extraordinary theatre art through the combined voices of a diverse ensemble of professional resident artists who are influential leaders in the community and visionaries in the art of theatre. MET strives to create a positive environment where artists and audience share an exciting, emotional, thought provoking theatre experience for our times and our community. MET features an eclectic season of plays that are accessible; yet, challenge audiences and pique the interest of a national audience. Through open communication and life long learning, the MET ensemble brings an unparalleled commitment to excellence that helps shape our region by initiating creative dialogue between artists and audience; providing outreach to under served communities; and training, education, and professional development opportunities to students of theatre that will propagate MET artistic values into the American Theatre.
31 W Patrick St
Maryland Ensemble Theatre
At Maryland Event Rentals we appreciate that your event is special to you and you want to make it unique and memorable. We look forward to helping you plan arrangements for weddings, mitzvahs, parties, or other event, and to guide you through our extensive inventory of wedding and event rentals, such as tents and table settings. For every person or family we serve, we work hard to continue our reputation for good customer service and professionalism. This is why since 2003 we have been the area’s leading provider of Wedding Rentals and Party Rentals. Rent tents for any event!
416 E Patrick St
Maryland Event Rentals
Maxwell’s Burgers & Shakes is a fast gourmet restaurant focusing on burgers & shakes made from the highest local ingredients we can find. We opened Maxwell’s to be Frederick’s go to “to go” restaurant. The great cooking minds of The Wine Kitchen, our flagship restaurant, created a fun menu designed to satisfy all ages and appetites. Whether you prefer a burger made from local Angus beef, American wagyu, tuna, beets or “impossible meat” – you’ll find it here. Along with that, count on enjoying some of the most delicious fries, salads and shakes of your life. We’re confident because we prepare our food using the freshest, most high quality ingredients – locally sourced whenever possible. All of our house-made vanilla and chocolate soft serve milkshakes are delicious on their own – but add fresh strawberries or house-made caramel for an out-of-body experience. Our shakes, as well as all the items on the kid’s menu, were individually taste tested by the children of our staff. In addition to choosing recipes for their ingredients and signature preparation, we also selected menu items that travel well. This is important for those who intend to turn Maxwell’s “to go” into lunch at Carroll Creek […]
57 E Patrick St
Maxwell’s Handcrafted Burgers & Shakes
Visit the McCutcheon’s Factory Store for a unique shopping experience. We offer a wide variety of homestyle products such as Apple Butter, Preserves, Relishes, Honey, Juice Sweetened (No Sugar Added) Spreads, Hot Sauces, Sweet Cider, Orchard Fresh Apples (Seasonal), Juice Blends, Nuts & Dried Fruit Mixes, Giftware, Gift Baskets and much more! McCutcheon’s Apple Products offers online shopping at www.mccutcheons.com. To order curbside, customers can call or order online. When ordering curbside online, customer should select In Store Pickup as the shipping method.
13 S Wisner St
McCutcheon’s Factory Store
Fashion is our passion! We serve women locally, nationally, and globally with the unique and beautiful styles that make them feel extraordinary! Fashion should be fun, reflect your own personal style, and make you feel like your best YOU! The beauty of shopping at Molly’s is our curated selection that sets us apart and the care we give each customer. Personal attention from our stylists lends a feeling of friendship in a relaxed shopping environment. It’s all about style and care.
17 N Market St
Dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War – a story of care and healing, courage and devotion amidst the death and destruction of America’s bloodiest war. It is also a story of major advances that have had a lasting impact on modern medicine. The NMCWM has nearly 10,000 square feet of exhibit space on two floors, divided into nine spacious galleries. The galleries feature life-like displays depicting medically-related scenes, display cases housing a collection of over 1,500 original artifacts, and information panels discussing various aspects of Civil War medicine.
48 E Patrick St
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
At Neutre Aveda Salon & Spa, we specialize in bringing out your natural beauty with the best hair, nail, face, and body services. As an Aveda Concept Salon & Spa, we work hard to make sure all of our treatments are top notch just for you. We offer full salon and spa services including: wedding hairstyles, updoes, makeup, hair cuts & styling, massage & relaxation therapy, facial & skin treatments tailored to your specific skin type, manicures & pedicures including the popular shellac products, and more. All of our services are provided by trained and experienced Aveda technicians and stylists. We believe that your hair tells the world exactly who you are. Our trained stylists specialize in the creative art of haircutting, styling, & coloring with the science of hair nutrition and health. Our talented pros can help you develop the look that is right for you and your lifestyle. All of our services take a holistic approach to better serve your body, your health, and your entire self. Make an appointment for one of our amazing services and we’ll have you looking and feeling beautiful today.
101 S Market St
NOMA being short for North Market, is an art gallery owned and operated by a group of accomplished professional local artists working in a wide variety of medium and styles including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media, ceramics and jewelry. Many of our artists are well know locally and some have exhibited nationally and Internationally as well. Exhibitions change monthly, featuring solo, duo and group exhibitions. Every First Saturday we host an opening reception from 5:00 – 9:00PM.
437 N Market St
Stop in at the North Market Pop Shop for Soda, Scoops & Smiles We offer a unique selection of over 400 varieties of glass bottle soda pop, cane-sugar sweetened and retro and craft soda pop. They are available in singles, four-packs, six-packs, and even by the case (24). Feel free to mix and match any brand or variety that you choose! Come and get the best ice cream in Frederick, super-premium, all natural Trickling Springs Creamery Ice and all your favorite toppings, it makes awesome scoops and award winning milkshakes. Make your favorite float or experiment with any combo of ice cream and soda. The North Market Pop Shop has award winning hot dogs and sloppy joes with toppings galore! Need a quick bite in Downtown Frederick? Come and grab some goodies, we look forward to seeing you!
241 N Market St
North Market Pop Shop
At Oasis Oriental Medicine, you will find your path to optimum health and wellness. You will find greater ease and less dis-ease in your daily activities. Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote your body’s self-healing abilities. Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-freeway to promote the body’s remarkable self-healing abilities. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically.
245 W Patrick St
Oasis Oriental Medicine
One of Frederick’s first downtown breweries offering traditional beer styles as well as all of the exciting innovative styles. New beer releases weekly to go along with live music and fun events! Free Parking on 6th street. Cheers!
526 N Market St
Olde Mother Brewing
Olde Towne Tavern was founded in 1976 after having once been a pharmacy/soda shop located adjacent to a historic hotel. Olde Towne continues to be a great place to find a friendly face, live music and unique drink specials.
325 N Market St
Olde Towne Tavern
Electric bike rentals, tours and sales! Pedego Frederick is like heaven when you’re shopping for an electric bike. The experience is unmatched anywhere on Earth. We are passionate electric bike experts who treat our customers like dear friends because that’s exactly what you are to us. We put our hearts into helping you find the perfect electric bicycle, and making sure you get the most out of it. When you walk into Pedego Frederick, you’ll find a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere where you’ll be treated like family. Come as you are and try a Pedego for free today! Hello, fun…
125 S Carroll St
Pedego Electric Bikes
Introducing… Frederick’s first restaurant specializing in traditional Naples style wood fired pizza. The oven…hand made in naples with volcanic clay, will burn hard woods at over 1000 degrees for a perfect napoletana pizza that will cook in under 2 minutes… The dough…prepared from the classic recipe utilizing 00 caputo flour from Italy, mixed in our 65 degree climate controlled room and allowed to age for 24 hours prior to baking… The Tomatoes…imported from san marzano Italy Mozzarella…made in house daily Complementing our menu will be handmade pastas, and a wide variety of salumi and italian cheeses. The bar will feature a unique selection of moderately priced Italian wines and beer on tap from monacacy brewing co.
221 N East St
Pistarro’s Ristorante Pizzeria Napoletana
Treasures await you at the Potter’s Guild of Frederick Gallery Shop on South Market Street! Stop in to find that perfect gift or home decor created by our local potters and clay artisans. The offerings might be table, serving or cookware, jewelry, home decor items or planters. For those interested in trying their hand in clay, the guild offers wheel throwing and handbuilding classes and occasional workshops. The guild’s annual Brain Freeze fundraiser and other events support community needs and the Arts in Frederick. Come by the shop and check out our latest ceramic work! We’ll be looking for you!
14 S Market St
Potters’ Guild of Frederick
It started with a pretzel. Soft, warm, covered with butter and sprinkled with salt. The perfect snack. After that, pretzel calzones stuffed with cheese, fresh produce and premium meats. Then we introduced pretzel pizza (and we haven’t been able to find it anywhere else). Pretzel sandwiches and pretzel wrapped hot dogs swiftly followed with creative toppings and new ingredients. For 21 years, we have been committed to serving fresh, quality food in a casual environment. We are also committed to serving our customers like our family because most of the people behind the counter are family! So please, come to Downtown Frederick, eat a tasty, easy-on-your-wallet lunch or dinner and stay a while. Go boutique-hopping, bring your dog for a walk, play bocce in Baker Park or take in a show at the Weinberg. Any way you go, as long as you come to Pretzel & Pizza Creations, you’re going to have a great day!
210 N Market St
Pretzel and Pizza Creations
We make and carry traditional colonial furnishings and folk art by true American artisans. Primitive Homespuns began over 16 years ago in the spare bedroom of my house. I was a former art major and stay at home mom for two wonderful children looking for a way to get creative. So, I started sewing pillows and table runners. Then dolls and animals. I would handle the sewing and my mom would handle the stuffing. We participated in craft shows and church bazaars, slowly building our business. We were a perfect pairing of art and creativity with great energy and humor.
303 E Patrick St
We are a full service wool and needlework shop that carries wool fabric, linen. threads, patterns and supplies for rug hooking, punch needle, cross stitch.
303 E Patrick St
Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks
Relish Decor is a lifestyle boutique known for a stylish selection of tabletop housewares, kitchen furnishings, and unique gifts. Our goal is to provide a curated selection of merchandise that is not commonly found in the mainstream retail market. Relish shelves bustle with treasures for the entertainer: colorful vintage-inspired dinnerware and glassware, artisan-made fine cutlery and serving boards, and recycled soaps and candles. Collections from up-and-coming American designers mingle with one-of-a-kind vintage finds from Parisian flea markets. We offer a full online and in-store gift registry service.
38 E Patrick St
Innovative and nostalgic toys and novelties for kids and adults. Retro and eclectic home decor, books, candles, stationery and more. Handmade jewelry, stylish scarves, handbags and hair accessories. We opened our doors nearly 10 years ago…and boy…a lot has changed since then! Through good times and bad, Retro-Metro has managed to survive by adapting to our customer’s ever changing desires. We search high and low for the coolest merchandise money can buy, while keeping your budget in mind. You never know what you’ll find here, but once you find it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
213 N Market St
Craft brewery with tasting room and beer garden, brewed onsite in historic Downtown Frederick. Co-owners Paul Tinney and Matt Thrasher were home-brewing buddies long before Rockwell opened its doors in March 2017. Inspired by the beers they were making and the budding craft brewery scene in Frederick, Rockwell Brewery was born. The name is an ode to Tinney’s background as a designer of acoustic guitars and creating a theme of blending artisan work in craft beer and music. Learn more about us at rockwellbrewery.com.
880 N East St
Rockwell Brewery East
Little’s Furniture was originally founded in 1980 in Hancock, MD. by owner Sam Little. He had a strong passion for antique furniture. Little’s Furniture still offers antiques but primarily sells new reproductions. In 1982 Little’s Furniture started with a reproduction builder Tom Seely Furniture, which is still offered today under the name Gat Creek. In 1994, Sam decided to move his business to Downtown Frederick. We specialize in working with North American builders that make all of their furniture without veneers or particle board. This makes us very unique in the industry. Most furniture sold today is imported and made from some type of laminate. This sets us apart from the majority of other retailers. We also have a wide range of styles from Early American, Mission, to Today’s Modern. The builders we work with use traditional joinery techniques that have proven the test of time. We encourage you to open the drawers and examine each piece in our store and in others. You will quickly see the difference. Every store advertises quality but when it comes down to construction most stores just don’t compare to the high quality you find at Little’s Furniture. We have a few competitors but most do […]
100 N Market St
S.A. Little & Company
Its authenticity unmatched, Sabor de Cuba crashes the emerging Frederick dining scene with aromas and flavors that evoke the island’s rich culinary heritage. Owners Irieska Caetano and Angel Gattorno bring enthusiasm and vision to their cozy new digs in the heart of the downtown area. As chef, Gattorno draws on closely held family recipes to enhance a menu of traditional Cuban favorites. Dine in a family-friendly environment where the service is as first class as the meal itself. Simple food, complex flavors. Is such a thing even possible? At Sabor de Cuba, we think yes.
9 E Patrick St
Sabor de Cuba
Since 2006, when we opened Frederick’s first organic hair salon, our intent has always been to help our clients love their hair while maintaining healthy hair and scalp. We are a results-centered salon offering the latest trends but in a customized fashion that best suits our clients’ lifestyle and personal style. With emphasis on a holistic approach, our carefully selected hair color and products support our philosophy of being as organic and natural as possible. We understand that with environmental concerns on the rise, it has become our social responsibility to direct our attention to the beauty of the world we live in. With all of our baby steps combined, we can have a greater impact on our planet for future generations. The air we breathe in the salon is free from harsh chemicals and the energy is warm-hearted encouraging creative results!
10 E 4th St
Sam Wong Salon
Sanctuary: Modern Kitchen is a purveyor of classic dishes, simply sans gluten. We have a rotating menu of locally and globally inspired hot food, freezers full of homemade & handmade meals for your convenience, and a monthly subscription service to bring your favorite gluten-free foods to your doorstep each month! Shipping our frozen food and baked goods nationwide.
16A N East St
Sanctuary: Modern Kitchen
Natural olive oil soaps, beard oil, lotion, shower gel, massage oil, bath salts, salt scrub, essential oils, custom remedies, linen water. Loved by celebrities! As seen on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Natural Body Care For The Mind, Body, and Savage Soul.
10 E Church St
Over 300 premium loose leaf teas available. The quaint shop offers a large variety of tea accessories, teaware, and gift ideas. Hot & iced cups of tea, made to order, can be enjoyed in our small upstairs sitting area or outside under the fragrant wisteria.
112 N East St
Shab Row Tea Emporium
Showroom is known for its modern-take on mid-Atlantic comfort foods including fried chicken, duck fat fries, meatloaf, and chicken pot pie fritters. Its 7-day-a-week Brunch menu includes chicken & waffles, biscuits & gravy, steak & eggs, and smoked salmon served with a New York bagel from Orwashers.
882 N East St
Best friends Eric Weller and Wade Newman opened their Frederick, MD location in early December 2015. Patrons of the original Shuckin’ Shack in Carolina Beach, NC, these two brought a little bit of Carolina to Frederick! You can expect to enjoy our famous Shuckin’ Cocktails and 20 beers on tap, including some favorites from the local Flying Dog Brewery. They always carry at least 4 different kinds of oysters, typically ranging from Virginia to Canada. 8 TV’s are spread conveniently throughout the restaurant so you can enjoy your favorite sporting event while sharing a Steam Pot with friends! With live music every Friday night and Trivia every Tuesday night, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
41 S Market St
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar
Six East Hair Salon and Spa is much more than an address—it’s an approach to artistry. Within our historic home in downtown Frederick, Maryland, we blend classic ideals of service with a contemporary take on style. The culmination of 20 years in the salon and spa industry, we embrace: Style. We create looks for real life, and help you maintain your look at home. Our services are tailored to your lifestyle and budget. Scholarship. Ongoing education keeps us on trend. Tip-Free Service. Our price list reflects the time and talent invested in your service. Gratitude is accepted, but gratuities are not. Sustainability. From our community service efforts to our green product lines, we strive to make life more beautiful.
6 E Church St
SIX EAST Salon & Spa
At Sol Yoga, our mission is to infuse and inspire health, wellness and wholeness into daily life through the practice of yoga. In our welcoming studios, students escape the stresses of life, rejuvenate their energies and improve their lives. We are committed to serving the community and encouraging people to care for themselves and others. Sol yoga extends far beyond our mats and our studio space. We are an established vibrant community filled with fun, intelligent, witty, soulful and sincere people living life a little better thanks to yoga. We step out of our lives and into the studio for a stretch, a re-set, community connections, some peace, to build strength or to perhaps, to study and learn. With 3 locations, 5 studios, over 70 classes per week and oodles of amazing teachers, we’ve got yoga for everyone, anywhere. Beyond classes, we offer private sessions, special workshops, transformational trainings and educational series, Ayurveda training and services, kids yoga, aerial yoga and we’ll even bring yoga to you with on-site programs. The sky is the limit with Sol Yoga. Join us today.
256 W Patrick St
At the South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream Shop, we take ice cream to a whole new level. Fresh-from-the-farm ice cream is transformed into tasty treats like sundaes, milkshakes, and more. We even make our own waffle cones in-house and have just about every topping under the sun. For example, we bet you’ve never heard of a Breakfast Trash Sundae. It’s a whole heap of our farm-fresh Vanilla Ice Cream infused with Cap’n Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops, house-made caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. It is a “wake up early, run down stairs, and watch cartoons” type of sundae. This over-the-top ice cream experience will change the way you think about frozen treats. From our cows, to the freezer, to your tummy–it doesn’t get better than that!
50 Citizen's Way
South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream Shop
Spin The Bottle Wine Company is a contemporary Wine and Beer shop in an antique setting. Located in historic downtown Frederick, we provide our customers with quality products and knowledge at an affordable price. We specialize in wines under $25, craft beer, $99 mix and match wine case, as well as tastings every Friday.
9 W Patrick St
Spin the Bottle Wine Company
Every day, we go to work hoping to do two things: share great coffee with our friends and help make the world a little better. It was true when the first Starbucks opened in 1971, and it’s just as true today. Back then, the company was a single store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. From just a narrow storefront, Starbucks offered some of the world’s finest fresh-roasted whole bean coffees. The name, inspired by Moby Dick, evoked the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders. In 1981, Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman and chief executive officer) had first walked into a Starbucks store. From his first cup of Sumatra, Howard was drawn into Starbucks and joined a year later. In 1983, Howard traveled to Italy and became captivated with Italian coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience. He had a vision to bring the Italian coffeehouse tradition back to the United States. A place for conversation and a sense of community. A third place between work and home. He left Starbucks for a short period of time to start his own Il Giornale coffeehouses and returned in August 1987 to purchase Starbucks […]
104 N Market St
From the sidewalk, Stone Hearth Bakery hints at its European flair. During the summer, large pots bloomed profusely out front, amidst quaint sign boards announcing the daily specials. Along the side of the building, facing East Church, bistro tables with large umbrellas, amidst more gorgeous flowers, provided a place to retreat and enjoy a sandwich or sweet. But with summer gone and fall full upon us, the bakery beckons even more with hot, comforting soups, thick, satisfying sandwiches . . . and of course, the lure of fresh-baked breads and desserts.
138 N East St
Stone Hearth Bakery
At Structures Salon & Spa, we believe that beauty is work done from the inside out and the outside in. We want to provide you with a warm, open and mindful environment to support our work, through getting to know you, the products we use, and the space we work in. We have carefully selected our staff members to inspire, create, educate, and drive the business to it’s true art forms. We are committed to providing the best styling and keeping up with the latest trends. Our stylists are constantly updating techniques, expanding their knowledge and sharing ideas at the finest training facilities.
38 S Market St
Structures Salon & Spa
Sweeties is located on Carroll Creek and offers ice cream and sweet treats to the Frederick Community!
50 Carroll Creek Way
TAG/THE ARTISTS GALLERY is an artist-owned organization established in 1990 and features high quality original art for sale in its monthly solo exhibitions by members, as well as ongoing group exhibitions. A rich variety of subjects and mediums is always on view, ranging from realistic to abstract, and traditional to experimental mixed media creations. Please drop in and discover the wealth of talent right here in Frederick! Every month, we participate in Downtown Frederick Partnership‘s First Saturday, with an evening reception launching a new exhibit. Join us online: Enjoy work by TAG artists at theartistsgalleryfrederick.com
501 N Market St
TAG/The Artists Gallery
Vibrant interior plant shop specializing in houseplants & accessories, home decor, and plant education. Located in Everedy Square in Downtown Frederick, MD!
10 N East St
Let there be ink. Tattoo Alchemy is a customer friendly tattoo studio that is able and strong. We are open minded and take pride in meeting the goals of our customers. Tattoo Alchemy was born on March 9th 2015. Owner and Artist Robert G. Vendemmia is a Frederick native who had always aspired to own be in business for himself and be a career artist. He and his friends and fellow tattoo artists try their best to make the customers vision become tattoo. We believe that everyone’s ideas are good ideas and if we try hard enough we can make them work. Tattoo Alchemy also offers piercings and jewelry for anyone looking to get their first, or add to their collection of piercings and jewelry.
415 N Market St
Tenth Ward Distilling Company is a woman-owned craft distillery located in what used to be the Tenth Ward of Frederick City. Specializing in whiskey, gin, seasonal liqueurs, limited one-time-only releases and Maryland’s first and only absinthe, everything we make is non-traditional and unconventional, which is why we live fearlessly by our slogan — Ward Off Ordinary. We invite you to follow our distillery adventures via social media at @tenthwardco. Event Venue Space Tenth Ward’s venue space is located on the second floor, measuring out at 2,360 square feet, which can accommodate a maximum of 150 guests. The venue space will house a gorgeous exposed brick facade, original wood flooring and large pane, industrial style windows that allow natural light in on both sides of the space. The venue may be rented for the following services. Learn more at tenthwarddistilling.com. • Optional Day-of Coordination services • Bartenders & alcohol packages • Specialty cocktails • Tables and chairs • Flexibility for guests to bring in their own caterers and alcohol
55 E Patrick St
Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Thacher & Rye, led by Chef Bryan Voltaggio, showcases classic flavor combinations prepared with seasonal, local ingredients. The dining experience offers a refined yet relaxed atmosphere, with large entrees and flavors the whole family can enjoy. Menu and reservations at thacherandrye.com
228 N Market St
Thacher & Rye
Since 1902, Candy Kitchen has been making salt water taffy, creamy fudge and delicious hand-dipped chocolates the old-fashioned way. We are a family owned and operated business that prides itself on using only the freshest, quality ingredients and time honored recipes. Remember the rich aroma of old-fashioned chocolate slowly melting over a pot of simmering water on the back of the kitchen stove? . . .the crisp texture of newly shelled nuts? . . .the delicate smoothness of fresh honey nougat? . . .the delight of pure natural flavors in ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ fondants? . . .back then? . . .Now open a box of Despina Leos Chocolates from The Candy Kitchen . . .close your eyes. . .breathe in that delicate blending of “back then” aromas. . .taste one piece. . .and remind yourself that the “good old days” have never gone away. In our little store and factory in southern Pennsylvania, just a few of us are making candy the way our grandparents did before us. Everything is done entirely by hand with truly superb results. You see, we’re a little old-fashioned in our approach to candy making–our tradition of stirring, hand dipping, pouring, shaping, rolling, cutting, decorating, and packing each […]
52 N Market St
The Candy Kitchen
Not only does The Kitchenette offer traditional kitchen products; you can also find locally-made cutting boards, unique gadgets, and “Made in the USA” items. So stop by and visit – we can’t wait to help you find that perfect item for your kitchen!
217 N Market St
The Muse was opened in 2003 with a mission to create an environment that stimulates creative inspiration and supports the community and the handmade revolution! Our carefully selected, ever changing inventory is 100% handmade with over half of the items being created locally! Monthly artist receptions, craft parties, and in-store demonstrations are designed to introduce our customers to well known and breakout artists, and to foster an appreciation for Handmade. Giving back to our community is a top priority for us. The Muse collaborated with artist, Courtney Prahl to start Lend a Hand, an annual community wide charity art auction that has raised thousands each year for various charity organizations. We are a four time winner of Niche’s Top Retailer of American Craft Award including Best In-Store Promotion and Community Outreach as well as being chosen among the Top 25 Top Retailers of American Craft in the US and Canada.
19 N Market St
Established in 1988, The Orchard has been serving fresh, local whole foods to the Downtown Frederick community for over 25 years. We use many organic ingredients in our cooking and buy produce from a number of local sources.
45 N Market St
Welcome to The Original Popcorn House Frederick! Born and raised in the Frederick-area, the owner Chelsea chose downtown Frederick because of the rich history and dynamic atmosphere the city brings. We are excited to bring gourmet popcorn to the unique and beautiful downtown area. In our popcorn kitchen we create small batches of handcrafted gourmet popcorn. What makes us gourmet, you ask? Popping our non-GMO mushroom-style corn in 100% pure coconut oil, using premium white and cheddar cheese, and the finest Belgian chocolate. With 25+ distinctive sweet and savory flavors to choose from daily, we are sure to satisfy your every craving. “POP” in to pick up your favorite flavor or sample a new one. Your taste buds will not be disappointed. Looking for that unique gift? Let us help you celebrate with our completely customizable selection of festive tins, gifts and party packs. Planning an event? Popcorn Bars for a wedding, shower, graduation or any type of party are our specialty. Dazzle your guests with a spectacular and delicious display that is sure to please. Please contact us at email@example.com for questions regarding your special occasion.
39 S Market St
The Original Popcorn House
85+ varieties of dry gourmet pasta, fresh frozen pasta, sauces, and pesto. Gifts & accessories. Gluten-free, vegan and lo-carb/hi-protein options.
121 N Market St
The Pasta Palette
Family owned and under new management since October 2019. The Perfect Blend Cafe offers a variety of coffees, teas, smoothies and beverages, as well as sandwiches and paninis made from Boar’s Head delicatessen meats, cheeses and condiments.
31 W Patrick St
The Perfect Blend Cafe
Perfect Truffle is the hand-crafted chocolatier of choice in Frederick, Maryland. With over 40 different varieties of chocolates, we invite you to indulge your senses in our Market Street shop. We can also personalize your chocolates for any occasion.
25 N Market St
The Perfect Truffle
We offer cash or store credit on any of your unwanted goodies…. vinyl, CD’s, Video Games (from Atari, Nintendo up to the latest game systems), DVD’s, music memorabilia, electronics (game consoles, receivers/amps, ipods, turntables, etc). We special order vinyl, CD’s, DVD’s and video games at no extra charge to you.
410 N Market St
The Record Exchange
We offer the finest herbs, spices, teas, exotic rices and sea salts that you won’t find in your local grocery store. With locations nationwide and convenient online availability, we’re helping you create a unique culinary adventure. Our mission is to provide a unique spice, blend, salt, sugar, and tea shopping experience; to generate excitement by immersing our customers in rich & vivid sights, smells, and tastes; as we share our passion for cooking and dining excellence.
28 E Patrick St
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Frederick
In August of 2000, The Tasting Room went from an idea to a plan in motion, giving life to a vacant building on the corner of North Market and Church Street. With hard work, a little money, and large amount of vision, a locally revered restaurant was born. The Tasting Room began serving fresh, regional cuisine with European influence. Complementing the food, an extensive wine menu, innovative cocktail menu, and top notch service, making The Tasting Room a world class restaurant.
101 N Market St
The Tasting Room
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is a highly respected leader in the cosmetology industry. It’s a name you’ll be proud to display on your resume. A Paul Mitchell Partner School, we opened our doors in 2005 and, since then, have helped more than 1,700 students become successful working professionals. The career you envision is right around the corner. Do something today that your future self will thank you for … begin your beauty career at The Temple!
22 W Church St
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School
For over 30 years the Trail House has provided the outdoor community with an exceptional gear and apparel selection. The Trail House offers a wide variety of premier brand products from clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents and climbing gear to an extensive array of technical and casual footwear, local guidebooks and more.
17 S Market St
The Trail House
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant where you come for great steak, seafood, and vegetarian dishes featuring all the freshest, seasonal ingredients we can find. We offer a unique dining experience within a comfortable environment and the utmost attention to hospitality and every detail. Executive Chef Jeff Beard has created a menu that defines the modern chophouse genre. Our wine list of over 50 wines by the glass is curated by our wine director Justin Langley, and is organized in tasting flights that can be either paired with your meal or enjoyed on their own. We also offer an exciting, seasonal cocktail list curated by our world class bar manager, Erin Lamb. Our general manager, Laura Dubrule, ensures our guiding philosophy of offering truly great food, drink, and hospitality in their purest forms, consistently exceeds our guests expectations. We work to create a place where each guest feels like they are enjoying an unparalleled meal in a friend’s kitchen.
50 Carroll Creek Way
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek
The place where girlfriends shop! Tiara Day is a boutique offering vintage and vintage inspired clothing & accessories, vintage bridal, Parisian market finds and lots of pretties.
153 N Market St
Tiara Day Boutique
At Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities, we pride ourselves in creating custom artwork to last a lifetime, and beyond. Each one of our artists is incredibly talented and committed to coming up with the perfect design every time. We want to make sure that every tattoo that we do will make our customers happy forever, not just for the first few days. So all of our consultation and planning time is free and we make certain to get it right! We delight in the details, from placement perfection, to meticulous set up, all the way through reviewing care instructions for your new art. Our process is clean, fun, friendly, and tailored to your needs. While we do specialize in modifying and beautifying the body, our artists are gifted in many mediums. We encourage all custom and commission requests; the skin is not the limit! We also carry a wide variety of body jewelry, from the basics, to the fancy, to the custom BVLA, Anatometal, and Neometal pieces. In addition, you will find all sorts of unique adornments, rogue taxidermy, antiques, and memorabilia to pique your curiosities! We love bringing our customer’s visions to life, even if they aren’t quite sure […]
26 S Market St
Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities
TLC Bridal Boutique offers brides moderately priced gowns in a high-service environment. Our boutique was founded with the concept of offering value without sacrificing quality and service; because every bride deserves excellent customer service and attention to detail. Our experienced and highly trained consultants listen carefully to each bride and work closely to ensure that your wedding day vision becomes a reality. We would love to help in your search for the perfect gown. To give our customers the best experience possible we do work by appointment only. Please call us for your appointment and enjoy shopping our relaxed atmosphere where we truly believe in the value of customer service.
236 N Market St
TLC Bridal Boutique
TONIQ is a family-owned convenience store and deli, offering meats by the weight and grab-n-go options, groceries, beer and wine, plus everyday convenience items. Open 7 days a week!
89 S Market St
TONIQ: Beer, Wine, Deli & More
Outpost for Essential Living Treaty General Store is a specialty boutique that offers a fresh perspective on homewares, apothecary, and small batch goods alongside American made clothing brands and specialty items. We thoughtfully select products that are well-designed, responsibly-made, and are of lasting quality. Treaty General Store is a sibling to notable kitchen boutique, Relish Decor.
30 E Patrick St
Treaty General Store
Tried and True Barbershop offers a first class grooming experience to its clientele.
112 E Patrick St
Tried and True Barbershop
Serving tasty American fare with a creative twist in a fun and lively setting that makes our guests feel at home from the moment they walk in the door. Chef + Founder Doug Vaira had the bold ambition to reimagine what a dining experience can be. Located in the heart of Downtown Frederick, Maryland, Truth & Beauty Bar and Kitchen was established in 2020 as a beacon for folks searching for the comfort and joy of times passed. The menu features new twists on old classics and new fusions. In a world of uncertainty, you can count on us to provide you both truth and beauty.
50 Carroll Creek Way, Suite 110
Truth and Beauty Bar & Kitchen
Ever Since I could remember, I already knew how to use a chopstick. Noodles have been part of my life-Ramen being my favorite. Eventually, it turned into my passion. I always want to challenge people’s perception of Japanese food …. I want to introduce it to people of Frederick. This desire to deliver memorable , standout Japanese inspired dishes has driven the opening Tsunami in Downtown Frederick. Tsunami is a perfect combination with original Japanese dishes with Western Style cuisine -a unique fusion that will entice everyone to come and experience something new. From ramen to Izakaya to a tapas, each delivers something slightly different, with the guarantee of creative food full of flavor.
20 N Market St
Turner Photography is a state of the art wedding and portrait studio located in thriving Downtown Frederick, MD. We offer a creative blend of artistic imagery and photojournalistic style to cover your wedding, party or event of any kind. Along with photographing events, Turner Photography offers an array of artistic and professional portraiture. From babies to businessmen and everything in between. Our unique style not only represents who we are but where we are at. We provide high quality hand made products that are not only unique but can be passed down to future generations. Our ability to capture enduring moments while observing people in some of the most emotional and special times of their lives is what sets apart our work and style.
47 E All Saints St
Turner Photography Studio
18 N East St
Unique Studio Hair Salon
Up on Market is a European-styled bistro located in a beautifully restored 1770s historic building at 301 N Market St, which also houses the Inn On Market. The bistro offers entrees and specialty French baked goods, serving full service breakfast, lunch and dinner plus espresso and a full cocktail bar.
301 N Market St
Up on Market
Home Decor | Jewelry | Bath & Body | Gifts
107 E Patrick St
We are a vintage clothing and furniture store. We have been in business since 1996 and continue to bring you an array of quality vintage items in a lovely, enjoyable shopping environment.
101 E Patrick St
Venus on the Half Shell
The area’s largest selection of mid-century furniture and accessories for your home. Shop our two locations in person, or browse our online selection. We offer reasonable delivery rates to Frederick, Baltimore, and the DC area. We can also help arrange nationwide shipping with a third party shipper.
24 E Patrick St
Downtown Frederick’s Premier Tea Shop specializing in over 350 varieties of the world’s finest Teas, Herbal Varieties and Tisanes, Voila! in Frederick has something for everyone! We specialize in over 350 varieties of the world’s finest Teas, Herbal Varieties and Tisanes. Voila! in Frederick has something for everyone. In addition to loose-leaf teas, tea wares and brewing accessories are available. Ten different varieties of honey, natural sugars and many tea infused products offered.
10 N Market St
Voila! in Frederick ~ Special Teas and Other Goodness
Wag’s…8 steps below the competition!!
24 S Market St
our story we are a group of talented and experienced individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds. those include finance, military, cannabis, farming, education, tech and fine dining. collectively, we’ve experienced the cbd and hemp markets and we were left wanting more. therefore, we combined our thoughts about how cbd and hemp products should look, taste and feel. we bring you wander a high quality, ingredient driven approach to the world of cbd. our mission to get a form of cbd into every medicine cabinet in the world and create the highest quality products possible for a reasonable price. our philosophy simply – do the right thing, by sourcing natural ingredients from producers who absolutely love what they do. our products are made from the best ingredients on earth; we know where our ingredients come from – a concept which is lost by many companies today. cbd helps with numerous ailments, it balances the body and allows your body to heal itself. at wander we truly believe that it should be a part of everyone’s health and wellness routine. we want our customers to trust and know that we stand behind our products. we stand behind our mission. […]
27 S Market St
Wander Hemp Co.
The Weinberg Center is a showcase for performing arts in Frederick that enhances our area’s cultural life. Frederick’s historic 1926 movie palace is home to year-round quality entertainment: professional music, dance, and theater; classic movies, and family entertainment. The season begins in September each year and concludes the following May. For a complete listing of events, please visit WeinbergCenter.org. Free backstage tours are offered on a regular basis; more information can be found at WeinbergCenter.org/Tours.
20 W Patrick St
Weinberg Center for the Arts
Wheel Base is owned and run by experienced cyclists for 30 years and counting. We sell more than bikes, we sell cycling. Whether you’re a recreational rider or a racer, our staff of cycling enthusiasts and expert mechanics will listen to your needs and help you find what’s right for you. Wheel Base mechanics, all avid riders, are trained to professionally assemble and repair all types of bicycles. Our turnaround time on maintenance and repairs is unmatched. Our bicycles and our work are guaranteed.
229 N Market St
The White Rabbit Gastropub is downtown Frederick’s first and only craft beer lounge & gastropub featuring 40 rotating taps of beer, a whiskey parlor, and full menu.
18 Market Space
White Rabbit Gastropub
Whitesell Home Medical Supply has a new location up the street from the pharmacy at 622 N Market St. We are a Medicare approved durable medical equipment provider and we have direct contracts with commercial insurances as well. Each insurance and patient case is unique and our expert staff work closely with patients to minimize their out of pockets costs; for most items, we offer free local delivery.
622 N Market St
Whitesell Home Medical Supply
Since 1954 Whitesell’s has operated as an independent pharmacy in Frederick, Maryland with a focus on serving the community and providing equal access for all people. Over the years we have built many lasting friendships and witnessed the amazing benefits that compassion and generosity can have in peoples’ lives, especially those facing health challenges. Today these principals drive everything that we do from knowing our customers by name to reaching out and connecting resources when we know someone is in trouble. We take great pride in caring for the community of Frederick and we are so grateful for all the wonderful patients and organizations we have worked with over the years. Today we strive to offer all the products and services we can to cover the whole of patients’ needs. This includes medications (both specialty and non), supplements, compounds, individual packaging, delivery, medical supplies and medical equipment. We welcome you to call us and find out how we can help you and how being a part of our Whitesell’s family can make your healthcare experience more enjoyable.
236 N Market St
Yaneth Reyes LLC is the fine jewelry store for your retail and fashion jewelry gifts. Yaneth Reyes’ custom jewelry is the product of specialized skill and love. Our mission is to provide the best customer care in fulfilling your jewelry needs.
114 N Market St
We’re open eight days a week to bring you some of the most unique and funky threads on the planet.
9 S Market St
We are Zoe, Pantelis and Petros Tsoukatos. Inspired by our dad, Zoe’s Chocolate Company was born. Our goal was to continue a three-generation tradition. Our great aunt and uncle came to America from Greece in the early 1900s and sold homemade, traditional hand-rolled chocolates from a pushcart. Our dad worked as a master chocolatier in the family business, and we siblings grew up in an intoxicating aroma of chocolate.
121 N Market St
Zoe’s Chocolate Co.
Upcoming Downtown Events
The Downtown Frederick Light Walk features five creative lighting installations that will be on display every day through March 2024. DISCO GARAGE Taking the stairs has never been more fun. Boogie your way to the top in our stairwell full of mirror balls and multicolored lights. Location: in the southwest stairwell of the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage (Carroll Creek Way) STARLITE Modern starbursts dot the front of the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage, creating an eye-catching centerpiece along E Patrick St. Location: on the Patrick Street side of the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St) LIGHT DROPS Always remember to look up. Curtains of light sway overhead, for your very own starry night in Downtown Frederick. Location: above the sidewalk that connects the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage to Maxwell Ave (near the rainbow fence) KALEIDOSCOPE A shimmering, color-changing tunnel of light creates the perfect photo op in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, in the alleyway between The Frederick Basket Co (12 N East St) and Talbots (18 N East St) SNOWFALL Standing 16-feet-tall, the Snowfall tree casts a dazzling light across the main plaza of Everedy Square & Shab Row. […]
Downtown Frederick Light Walk
It’s almost that time of the year! Starting a bit earlier this year on November 17 you can drop off your letters to Santa during store hours. Don’t forget to include a return address so Santa can write back! The last day to drop off your letters to Santa will be December 17 so Santa can have enough time to respond to everyone.
Letters to Santa
Learn the beautiful art of bundle dyeing and eco-printing with plants! In this class, you will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes as you work with whole plants to create colors and patterns on fiber. Kristen Arzt will cover an introduction to natural dye plants and different types of fabric. Participants will work with natural dyestuffs including food scraps, fresh and dried flowers, locally foraged leaves, and more. Participants will also learn how to bundle dye on silk and cotton, including how to prepare the fabric, place the dyestuffs, create organic patterns, both improvisational and intentional printmaking on cloth, wrap the fabric, and steam the fabric on a stovetop. At the end of the class attendees will leave with three dyed projects, including a cotton bandana and silk scarf. Please note: a $15 materials fee is due to the instructor at the start of class to cover all class materials.
Bundle Dyeing with Kristin Arzt @ FAC Art Center
The Barefoot Movement creates gloriously addictive, instantly memorable tunes shored up by silky-smooth bluegrass and Americana harmonies. Invigorating and infused with a captivating honesty, the group transports audiences to a place of complete joy and total enthrallment. As the News & Observer reported, “They perform barefoot, yes, but what you’ll remember is how the music moved you.” Their most recent release, 2021’s Pressing Onward, (co-produced by Chuck Plotkin who also produced Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. album), finds them exploring new musical territory while still standing firmly on their barefoot foundation: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.
The Barefoot Movement
Join Jim Thomas for a guided sound- and- toning meditation focused on opening your heart to your intimate connection with the Earth. He will focus on breath awareness and will include the use of poetry, singing bowls, shruti box, gong, chimes, nature sounds and voice. This heart-centered meditation will assist participants in experiencing a deep, transformational state of awareness and awaken the capacity to feel oneself as a part of a greater whole.
In Unison With The Earth @ The Center • Sound • Mind • Body
Laugh your way through the holidays in this original show from the team who brought you Inebriated History. Some of your favorite holiday stories are told on screen by actors imbibing in holiday cheer, while a team of actors acts out the antics live on stage. A MET ORIGINAL DIRECTED BY LAURA STARK DECEMBER 1 – 23, Preview November 30
Inebriated Holiday at MET’s MainStage @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Sweet Clover’s new location in the heart of Downtown Frederick screams HOLIDAY MARKET! Our large grass lot is both tucked away and easily accessible from the creek walk and Patrick Street. With string lights overhead and holiday music in the air, the Kris Kringle Holiday Night Market kicks off Saturday November 4th and continues every Saturday evening through December 16th. Expect 25+ local makers, artisans + vendors, live music, and festive food + drink. Don’t miss this charming holiday event! Dates + Hours: Saturdays November 4 through December 16, 2pm to 8pm. BONUS DAY- Friday December 8th to coincide with Frederick’s Kris Kringle Parade. Location: 244 East Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701
Kris Kringle Holiday Night Market!
Celebrate Frederick’s Kris Kringle Procession, sponsored by Wawa Join Celebrate Frederick for the annual Kris Kringle Procession sponsored by Wawa and presented in partnership with Key 103 through the streets of Downtown Frederick! The parade begins at the corner of South Carroll and East Patrick Streets and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree. The procession mirrors the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Local organizations, youth clubs, and musical groups accompany costumed characters (some modern, some traditional) through Frederick’s downtown streets. Frederick’s German Heritage Highlighted Several of the procession’s characters reflect Frederick’s German heritage, including Pelsnickle and Weinacht Man, who help Kris Kringle judge whether children have been bad or good. Krist Kindle is an angel-like messenger who leaves gifts for good children in small baskets. The procession also includes several modern characters, such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Follow the Procession Downtown The procession route goes from the corner of South Carroll Street to East Patrick Street, turns right onto N. Market Street, and then turns left onto West Second Street, ending at Baker Park. Nearly all of the streets are illuminated by […]
Kris Kringle Procession
The stunning artistry of Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest.
Maryland Regional Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Show your love for local this holiday season! 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 Saturday (and every Saturday in December) is a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown. Each weekend you’ll find something special happening! Streets are filled with musicians and carolers performing your favorite holiday classics, fire pits are set up all around town so you can warm up and roast a marshmallow as you stroll between shops, and your eyes will be dazzled by a spectacular display of holiday lights and decorations. December Saturdays are presented with support from AARP Maryland SPECIAL FOR DECEMBER SATURDAYS In December, Downtown Frederick is filled with holiday fun! The tree lights sparkle overhead, storefronts are decked out in greenery and bows, and Santa makes appearances here and there! December First Saturday – Holiday Kids’ Craft @ 30 N Market St (12-4pm) December Second Saturday – FREE Gift Wrapping @ 30 N Market St (12-5pm) Holiday Lights & Light Walk – all […]
Lorrie’s world is turned upside down after she discovers that her dad is moonlighting as an elf at the North Pole. But when the ‘up to no good’ Kris Kringle kidnaps Santa Claus, it’s up to Lorrie and her dad to save the holidays! BY MATT LEE DIRECTED BY JULIE HERBER NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 17- Saturdays 10:30AM & 1:30PM; Sundays 1:30PM
My Father the Elf: A Holiday Family Show @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Here for just a limited time, come taste our Black Currant Dark Balsamic. Thick, sweet and dreamy for your holiday salads. We haven’t been able to get this in years- come get some before it’s gone!
Fusti Tap: Black Currant Dark Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium
Drop in to the library to visit with a variety of regional writers and learn more about their work. Books will be available for purchase. An event in conjuction with Museums by Candlelight – the yearly holiday celebration of the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium.
Museums by Candlelight: Local Author Showcase @ C. Burr Artz Public Library
Celebrate Frederick County’s 275th anniversary during this year’s celebration of Museums by Candlelight in Downtown Frederick and throughout the region! Once a year, Frederick County’s numerous historic sites and museums provide visitors with a living reminder of this area’s remarkable past. During Museums by Candlelight, special programming and hands-on fun will delight visitors of all ages, and special children’s activities are featured at most locations. This is a FREE self-guided event. Visit many locations, or just a few, in any order. Enjoy period demonstrations, living history vignettes, hands-on crafts, refreshments, tours, music, holiday decorations and historic settings by candlelight as night falls.
Museums by Candlelight @ Frederick Historic Sites Consortium and Visit Frederick
Frederick MADE is hosting our second annual Holiday Market series. Join us every Saturday in December to shop from our line-up of local vendors. Feel good about where you shop. At Frederick MADE, not only are you supporting an all-women artist’s-owned small business, you also support the 40+ small business maker’s that sell their products out of our shop. Located in Downtown Frederick’s Theatre District, at 31 W Patrick St (inside the old Francis Scott Key Hotel).
Frederick MADE Holiday Market @ Frederick MADE
The historic building which houses the Delaplaine’s main galleries and classrooms was an important part of the Frederick County community even before being transformed into a community arts center. Built in the 1850s, the building operated as a steam-powered flour mill for much of its early life. Stop by to see art, take a tour and make a creative project.
Museums By Candlelight, Tour the Delaplaine and Make a Craft @ Delaplaine Arts Center
There’s something special about selecting a gift in person and holding it in your hand–even meeting the person that made it! Chain Link jewelry Artist, Sarah Norris, and stained glass artist Rachael Simon will be in the shop greeting shoppers and sharing a bit about their art with visitors. See you soon!
Meet the Artists: Sarah Norris and Donna Quesada @ Art Collective
Join AARCH Society during the Frederick Museums by Candlelight event at Lincoln Elementary School. “Back to Our Bygone Days,” a documentary featuring interviews with attendees of Frederick County’s only secondary school for African Americans, will be shown on the hour at 1, 2, 3, and 4 PM. A children’s book reading and activity will follow each viewing of the documentary. Donations are welcome!
Museums by Candlelight 2023: Lincoln School Film @ Lincoln Elementary School
New offerings at Atomic 97! We now sell any of our beer & wine by the glass for $6 – Open to close! And like always, wine tastings are available in the store. Ask for details! We also have some exciting stuff planned for the December Saturdays. Check out the details! December 2 Join us for complimentary wine tastings & watch local artist, Goodloe Byron, create unique abstract watercolor art paintings right before your eyes! 1-4pm – Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Thurmont, MD Wine Tasting 3-8pm – Live Watercolor Paintings Available for Purchase by Local Artist Goodloe Byron! 5-8pm – Mary Taylor Wine Tasting December 16 We’ll be sampling Zilch Non-Alcoholic Brut & Rosé. Skip the hangover… 5-8pm – Stop by to try local wine from Old Westminster Winery & local beer from Cushwa Brewing Co
Free Beer & Wine Tastings, Live Painting, and more @ Atomic 97 Beer & Wine
Sweet Clover’s new downtown location screams HOLIDAY MARKET! With string lights overhead and holiday music in the air, the Kris Kringle Holiday Night Market is both tucked away and easily accessible from the creek walk and Patrick Street. Expect 15+ local makers, artisans + vendors, live music, and festive food + drink. Don’t miss this charming holiday event! BONUS DAY- Friday December 8th to coincide with Frederick’s Kris Kringle Parade. Location: 244 East Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701
Holiday Night Market! @ Sweet Clover
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 […]
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick @ Brewer’s Alley
Get ready for a wild night of mischievous fun as we celebrate the holiday season with our Bad Santa Party on December 9, 2023! Bad Santa Party Join us for the most epic holiday bash of the year – the Bad Santa Party! Get ready to unleash your inner mischief and embrace the festive spirit like never before. This in-person event will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Put on your wildest Christmas attire and come prepared for a night of unruly fun. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, everyone is welcome to enjoy the festivities. Expect a night filled with music, dancing, and laughter as we celebrate the holiday season in style. Our team has put together an exciting lineup of activities, including a Bad Santa costume contest where the most outrageous outfit will be crowned the winner. Don’t forget to bring your best moves for the dance floor, as our DJs will be spinning the hottest tracks all night long. Indulge in delicious holiday treats and sip on festive cocktails at our fully stocked bar. This is the perfect opportunity to let loose and make unforgettable memories with friends and loved […]
Rockwell Brewery’s Annual BAD SANTA PARTY! @ Rockwell Brewery
Join us for a festive and fun-filled event at Carroll Creek Park in Frederick, Maryland. The Frederick Holiday Market is the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit. With a wide variety of vendors and artisans, you’ll find unique gifts, delicious treats, and so much more! Explore the beautiful Carroll Creek Linear Park as you browse through the market. From handmade crafts, vintage finds to local food vendors, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for loved ones or treating yourself, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t miss out on this exciting in-person event! Mark your calendars and gather your friends and family for a day of holiday shopping and enjoyment at the Frederick Holiday Market at Carroll Creek Park. 🎄 Over 90 vendors: Handmade, Art, Local businesses, Food and more 🎄 Meet Santa: We are bringing Santa Claus to meet everyone and he will be available for photos at no cost. 🎄 Free parking: All of the downtown garages and meters are free every weekend until New Years. More info here. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Frederick Holiday Market at Carroll Creek Park
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: For the holidays, the art galleries have exciting new things to see and do every Sunday in December. Talk to the artists behind the work, and give the gift of beautiful art this year! December 3rd events: All events are from 12-4pm unless otherwise noted. Tree-Inspired Trays, Plates and Bowls! @ The Delaplaine Arts Center (11am-5pm) Tree-inspired trays, plates and bowls! Our guest artist is Ron Roos. His ceramic plates and bowls celebrate nature and our surrounding trees! He will be selling as well as discussing the process for his creations. Give the Gift of Original Art this Holiday Season! @ DISTRICT Arts (11am-5pm) DISTRICT Arts is featuring many new creations by our 35 gallery artists. Browse the walls and pedestals and find the perfect piece to give a loved one this holiday season. Holiday Gift Mart @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery Eastside Artists’ Gallery is holding […]
Join Jenny Masur, author of “Maryland Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad,” to hear stories of enslaved people navigating perilous journeys helped along by members of the Underground Railroad. Jenny holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and worked for 17 years for the National Park Service as national capital region manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. This event will be held at the C. Burr Artz Library in the Community Room. We are grateful to partner with Frederick County Public Libraries for this African American history event.
Author Event: Maryland Underground Railroad @ C. Burr Artz Public Library
While we begin our move to the new building, join us on December 10th from 4 to 8 PM at the Silkscreen Studio to ring in the holiday season with upcycling, eggnog, and hot cocoa! Similar to our upcycling events in the past, bring your thrift store treasures and “back of the closet” clothing to transform into a holiday sweater made out of various dingbats from our very own type drawers. Perfect for gifting, attending holiday parties, and celebrating with your family, we will have the design ready for you to print in red, navy, or white. Keep this in mind when choosing what color garment to bring along with you. We recommend a light color garment for the red and navy, or a darker color for the white. Our team can’t wait to see what combinations you come up with! Printing costs $10 per article of fabric, $5 for members. All ink is heat-set and machine washable; natural fibers will work best and handle the heat setting at 330 degrees. While we ask that attendees bring clothes of their own they would like to print, don’t worry, we’ll supply the sweets! We are located in the garage studio behind […]
Introducing the FBAC Silkscreen Studio: Our First Upcycling Holiday Party @ Frederick Book Arts Center
Remember what it was like to dance as a child? Wild and free and without any restrictions. Meditative dance is an inclusive healing space to move freely while tapping into your divine bliss, hosted by Transformative Arts Project. Every Monday from 6-7pm.
Meditative Dance Movement @ FAC After Hours
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.
Cotivation Sprints @ Cowork Frederick
Every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday Night doors at 7:00 film starts at 7:30 Presented by Falling Squares The Art Center Bijou is a weekly film screening. Each month we present films that fall under one general theme in order to cultivate discussion about film as a mode of artistic expression. After the film ends we hold a brief discussion.
Art Center Bijou @ FAC
The holiday party for Frederick freelancers, solopreneurs, and remote workers! Tired of missing out on a “proper” holiday party because your company office is miles away? Work for yourself and want to meet others who do the same? This is the party for you! Tickets include: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer, wine, seltzer (first one on use, then cash bar), DJ, dance floor, and best of all, some of the coolest people in town. When: December 14 | 6pm – 9pm Where: Attaboy Barrel House Food. Drink. Music. Fun. Party Favors. All for a good cause. This party benefits SOS Safe Ride. This event is brought to you by the Cowork Frederick Foundation in partnership with Cowork Frederick, Squadstyle Work & Wellness, and SHIFT Work + Play, Frederick’s three independent, woman-owned coworking spaces.
Winter Wonderland Holiday Gala @ Cowork Frederick
A live theatrical play for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old. Produced by Maryland Ensemble Theatre and presented at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.
A Christmas Carol, by Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company
The Bar Room Blitz charity cocktail competition is back! Six of Frederick’s best bartenders will be going head to head to raise money for their charities and you are the judge. Our past year champions are back to defend their title and you can be there to choose your favorite . The competition is comprised of two rounds; peoples choice and head to head. You will get to try six cockails that each bartender has created and vote for your favorites. The two bartenders with the most votes at the end of round one will be captains of the head to head round. Each team of bartenders will then get a secret ingredient in the final round and will have to come up with a brand new cocktail on the fly. The most votes at the final round wins the championship, bragging rights for the year and the most money for their charity. Ticket includes access to up to 8 cocktails, light food options, McClintock signature rocks glass and three voting tickets. 100 percent of the profits of this event are donated to charity.
Bar Room Blitz: Round Three
Take a break from frantic to-do lists and enjoy art in our galleries. Shop for unique gifts hand-made by local artisans in our Gift Gallery.
Shop for Mugs to Sip Your Favorite Beverage: Wheel-Thrown Ceramic Mugs – Or Mugs With Frederick Scenes! @ Delaplaine Arts Center
Join us this weekend for our annual Ugly Sweater Party! There will be cocktail tastings, food samples and holiday music in the air. Wear your ugliest sweater and you get to pick from the punchbowl! Prizes include discounts and item giveaways! We’ll have complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, photo ops and live music too!
Ugly Sweater Party! @ Sweet Clover
He’s baaacckkk! Come find the grinch this year for photo ops and surly attitudes. As always, he will have gifts for the kids & maybe a few for the BIG kids! Hope you can make it out. The search grid will be posted here as the day approaches. Hope to see you out for the 4th year in a row! Presented by Pretty Awesome Homes.
Grinch in Downtown Frederick
There’s something special about selecting a gift in person and holding it in your hand–even meeting the person that made it! Local landscape and ceramics artist Donna Quesada, and mixed media artist Bette Brody will be in the shop greeting shoppers and sharing a bit about their art with visitors. See you soon!
Meet the Artists: Donna Quesada and Better Brody @ Art Collective
Shop from 10 Local Makers at Give Rise Studio during our Winter Solstice Maker’s Market. We have parking in our lot, in the street and a garage a block away – perfect spot to start and end your First Saturday experience in Downtown Frederick.
Winter Solstice Holiday Market @ Give Rise Studio
Michael Harris & Friends bring the fully improvised version of A Christmas Carol to Frederick! Yes, you get to Choose Your Own Scrooge as four brilliant improvisers turn your suggestions into a never seen before, never to be seen again reboot of the Dickens’ classic. Hilarious, unpredictable, and full of audience participation, Bah Humbug is everything you never knew was in the story of Scrooge. If you love A Christmas Carol, if you hate A Christmas Carol, then Bah Humbug is for you.
ESP Theatre Company present Bah Humbug
We will be providing fire prevention material, and allowing people to take a look at the equipment we have in our bays! We may even have a special visit from SANTA!!! Weather permitting, we will have a fire pit and s’mores!!! Come by and visit us!!!
Santa, S’mores & Hot Chocolate @ United Steam Fire Engine Co #3
If you missed it live or want to enjoy it again, please join us for the film premiere of “South and Saints,” the Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s staging of the rich stories Frederick’s African American community that contributed so much to Frederick’s current landscape. This film captures the final stage performance of this critically acclaimed show. Don’t miss it! The film will be shown in the C. Burr Artz Community Room. We are grateful for the partnership of Frederick County Public Libraries.
‘South & Saints’ @ C. Burr Artz Public Library
A Frederick community holiday tradition since 1994, director Judith DuBose will conduct a forty voice chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists through select choruses and arias of the Messiah by G. F. Handel. The audience is invited to join the chorus for select numbers such as the Hallelujah Chorus and For Unto Us a Child is Born. Copies of the full vocal score will be for sale in the lobby.
Frederick Children’s Chorus presents Messiah Sing Along
Equal parts frontman, poet, and conductor, Joe Keyes leads his nine-piece Late Bloomer Band through a fresh concoction of funk, R&B, soul, rock, and jazz while drawing on the musical auras of Miles Davis, Gil Scott-Heron, Sun Ra, and early Parliament-Funkadelic. Keyes captivates audiences with his deep, commanding vocals, punctuated by tales of love, family, and addiction from his six decades on earth. The band’s vibe and sound – honed over years of theatrical, improvisational shows – journeys from gentle grooves to tight funk and epic crescendos. First and third Wednesdays of the month.
Improv Jazz with Joe Keyes @ FAC Art Center
Step into the magical world of The Nutcracker, a mesmerizing edition of the World Ballet Series, that showcases a diverse cast of 50 professional ballet dancers, who come together to breathe new life into this classic holiday tradition. Join Clara and the Nutcracker on a thrilling Christmas night adventure to the Land of Sweets, and experience the excitement of the World Ballet in this family-friendly performance, featuring Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music, over 150 radiant hand-crafted costumes, lavish hand-painted sets, and the iconic Lev Ivanov choreography.
World Ballet Series: NUTCRACKER
This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2023.
Irish Christmas in America
Whether you are browsing and enjoying fine art in our galleries or checking off those last few people on your gift list, the Delaplaine has a lot to offer! Our gift shop has hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, prints and more! All by local artisans!
Saving the Best for Last! @ Delaplaine Arts Center
Still looking for the perfect gift? Santa made his list and he’s checked it twice, he knows exactly what they want and he’ll be in our showroom to shop with you and your little ones! Be sure to stop by and get a photo with Santa!
Shop with Santa! @ Colonial Jewelers
Come to L.O.V.E. and find something for everyone on your list this year! As always, we offer beautiful gift wrapping, free of charge. Come get your gifts at L.O.V.E- wrapped and ready to give!
One Stop Shop – We Gift Wrap! @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium
December 21st-23rd Are the Holidays not your thing, that’s cool. This weekend we will be smashing ornaments. We also will be having a special Anti-Holiday Group Event Special where with the code BAHHUMBUG your group Event will be 15% off. Get that final Pre-Holiday Rage out!
Humbug Weekend @ Crash & Catharsis Rage Factory
Come see us as we wrap up the holiday retail season! Sample cocktail mixers, dips and treats all weekend. Enjoy discounts on holiday decor, gifts, stocking stuffers, wrap and ribbon. We’ll have complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, a fire pit and seating in our parking lot, fun holiday photo ops indoors and out and live music on Saturday. See you there!
Holiday Wrap Party! @ Sweet Clover
Moon Market Frederick is a monthly market held by Jacqui Smith, owner of Your Cosmic Bestie and Mary Adelle Walters, owner of Hail Mary Studios. Each monthly market is held around the time of the full moon and features local vendors offering handmade, vintage and/or thrifted goods, as well as local service-based vendors.
Moon Market Frederick: Frederick’s First Monthly Market for Mystical Wares!
There’s something special about selecting a gift in person and holding it in your hand–even meeting the person that made it! Silversmith and jewelry artist Malika Green will be in the shop greeting shoppers and sharing a bit about her art with visitors. See you soon!
Meet the Artist: Malika Green @ Art Collective
What has become an annual tradition in the DMV returns to the Weinberg Center again this holiday season. For years now, Washington-native Eric Byrd has been performing the iconic soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas with his trio at venues across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The show begins with a screening of the Peanuts holiday classic followed by a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi masterpiece score. Enjoy a wonderful evening with a holiday classic and the extremely talented, and accomplished jazz musicians that make up the Eric Byrd Trio.
Eric Byrd Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas
The beloved Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship returns this holiday season in Downtown Frederick. This special open house celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 4PM-9PM. This is Frederick’s most popular church tour and is a great opportunity to step inside some of its most beautiful buildings. As the sun begins to set, visitors can tour many of Frederick’s famous clustered spires and other historic houses of worship by candlelight. Guests will be welcomed with special programs, angelic choirs, and nativity scenes. Stop by the Information Center at 19 E Church Street to pick up a printed map of participating sites and other information about Frederick including dining, shopping, and lodging guides.
Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship @ Visit Frederick
The Writers’ Block are a local community of writers, committed to connecting, critiquing, and producing writing in a rotational bi-weekly workshop setting. Our hope is that by supporting writing enthusiasts in our area we can hone our craft and share some of the poetry, stories, and any other creative written work we produce as well as work toward publication. This group is open to all writers of any genre living in the Frederick area who are interested in growing as writers and engaging in meaningful discourse about their craft. Come out and join us every last Tuesday of the month on the third floor of the FAC Arts Center. No reservation required!
Creative Writing Workshop @ FAC Art Center
Performance artists, musicians, poets, actors — meet Frederick’s newest performance workshop and open stage: SEE WHAT STICKS at the FAC Art Center. The last Friday of each month. 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.
See What Sticks: Performance Art Workshop
The Comedy Pigs are the region’s longest-running improv troupe. You can see them on the first Friday & Saturday of every month for hilarious shows filled with a series of fun short-form improv games.
The Comedy Pigs at MET Comedy Night @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre
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! Stay tuned for details about this First Saturday, and visit downtownfrederick.org/events for more. PARKING & TRAVEL Parking is FREE in Downtown Frederick every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years! Enjoy free parking in each of downtown’s five public parking garages every weekend from November 28 through the end of the year (8AM Saturdays through 6AM Mondays). Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses here. Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly […]
January First Saturday
Many freelancers and micro-biz owners don’t have a mission statement. Why would you? You know what you do, right? Only big companies need one, right? Wrong. YOU, tiny biz owners, you need a mission statement. Join us for our January Brain Boost to learn why you need a mission statement and how to write one. We will start out with a 30-40 minute introduction to mission statements from our speaker, then open up for discussion. We can workshop your mission statements, discuss struggles in writing your mission statement, and more!
Brain Boost: Why You Need a Mission Statement @ Cowork Frederick
February First Saturday – Fire in Ice First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Where you spend your money matters. Each February, Downtown Frederick is transformed into a winter wonderland! The event kicks off on Friday evening with Fire Performances and a Live Ice Carving Demo, plus the opening of our Polar Lounge and Ice Games Center. Then, all day Saturday, visitors can view 100+ ice sculptures displayed all over downtown, catch Live Ice Carvings during the day, challenge a friend at our first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, be dazzled by a roaring fire tower at the Polar Lounge, and explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer. Make your trip a breeze by taking advantage of our FREE SHUTTLES! Shuttle stops offer free parking at three locations Saturday, with all-day bus service into downtown. See below for more info. SPONSORING AN ICE SCULPTURE Interested in sponsoring an ice sculpture for this year’s event? Contact email@example.com MAIN EVENTS Friday, February 2 (6-9PM) Live Ice Carving Demonstration | 6-9PM at Everedy Square & Shab Row (20 N East St) Ice Games Center | 6-9PM at 331 N Market St | featuring our […]
February First Saturday (Fire In Ice)
The Candlemas Festival at All Saints’ is a celebration of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ at the Temple (Luke 2:22-39). It commemorates the coming of the Light of the World forty days after Christmas. This ancient feast day will be observed with a liturgy of readings, prayers, and music. All are welcome to attend this free event.
Candlemas Festival @ All Saints Episcopal Church
Did you know that having a values statement is just as important for freelancers and micro-biz owners as it is for large companies? If your small biz doesn’t have a values statement, or if you think yours needs some work, this Brain Boost is for you! A values statement names the core principles that guide all that you do. It’s your moral compass. It guides decision-making and establishes a standard against which actions are assessed. Julia will take us through the things you should consider when writing your values statement, then we will open the floor to discussion.
Brain Boost: Values Matter (You Should Define Yours) @ Cowork Frederick
The 2024 “Seed to Roots Youth Arts Performance” is produced as a 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 show at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Monday, February 19 at 6PM. Performances consist of live and pre-recorded student performances, each inspired by or in celebration of Black History and Culture, past and present. The opportunity to perform is open all K-12 students in Frederick County. Students do not need to be enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools to participate. Any students interested in submitting a performance should apply here by December 8, 2023.