Historic District Guides
Thank you for calling Downtown Frederick home! By choosing to live here, you are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great.
Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Frederick Partnership have created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here.
While these guides tackle many of the basics, we know that each project is unique. If you ever have questions, the City of Frederick Planning staff is always happy to help! The City strives to safeguard its historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of historic sites, structures and districts. We are thankful for the participation of the community in helping us preserve and protect our historic city.
Before starting your next project, take a few minutes to review the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines. Visit bit.ly/freddesign for the complete guidelines, or contact us for more information.
PHONE: 301.600.1499 EMAIL: email@example.com
- Download Downtown Frederick Residents Historic District Guide
- Download Downtown Frederick Contractors Historic District Guide
- Download Downtown Frederick Merchants Historic District Guide
Neighborhood Advisory Council
The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending positive changes to improve their neighborhoods by enhancing communications with elected officials. It is the goal of the elected officials to work with residents to understand and address the issues that impact the quality of life in neighborhoods.
- Downtown Frederick residents are represented by NAC 11
- NAC 11 meets the third Tuesday of each month
- For more info contact Gayon Sampson at 301.600.2513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frederick Tree Guide
Looking to plant a tree in Downtown Frederick? The City of Frederick has created a Tree Guide to help you choose your trees, walk you through the planting process and give you tips on how to care for your trees. If you have any further questions, please email them to email@example.com.
Downtown Resident Parking
With a valid residential permit you can park along your street, any day of the week, without further charge for up to 48 hours. However, you must still adhere to the restrictions for sweeping and trash pickup night, as posted for each street. There are two types of Residential Parking Permits: Metered and Non-Metered.
Residential Metered Parking Permits allow you to park along eligible streets (listed on parkfrederick.org). Non-Metered permits allow you to park along only those streets that are not controlled by parking meters. If there are meters on your block, you may apply for either type of permit. Learn more about parking in Downtown Frederick at parkfrederick.org.
Residential Trash Pick-up
All residential trash throughout the City of Frederick is collected through either automated (mechanical arm) or rear load (manual) trash collection.
- If your area is serviced by Rear Load Trash Collection, no special arrangements are necessary. Simply set your trash out to be collected once per week. Trash should be set out after 5pm and before 12 midnight on the evening preceding your collection day. To determine your collection day click here.
- For Automated Trash Collection, City issued trash carts only are accepted. Place carts as close as possible to the public street with metal bar facing toward the street so that the lid opens toward the street. Place no closer than three feet from any obstruction.
Collections are suspended on all holidays the City observes. If your collection day coincides with one of these holidays please put your trash out for collection on the next business day. Each residence may set out up to 180 gallons of refuse per collection, both trash cans and trash bags may be used. For more information about residential trash pick-up, contact the City Sanitation Department at 301.600.1377.
We advance and invest in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County and for our visitors. The Frederick Arts Council manages a contemporary art gallery at 5 E 2nd St alongside its offices at 11 West Patrick Street. The Arts are vital to the quality of life that all of us enjoy in Frederick County. Whether you’re engaged in the arts as an audience member, patron, educator, or artist, the Frederick Arts Council (FAC) is your arts ally. Our purpose is to foster an environment where the arts may flourish in our community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. The Frederick Arts Council serves as the umbrella arts organization for Frederick County, Maryland. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds a better community through arts programs, services, activities, and events. The Frederick Arts Council does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any characteristic described in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or on the basis of political opinion or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices and prides itself on maintaining a facility that is accessible to all. From time to time, FAC may host […]
5 E 2nd St
Frederick Arts Council
We’re here to help the Frederick County community learn and grow. Check out our free events, discussions, research tools, books, movies and more. Services available at this location: Booksale Business Resource Center Dragon Bags Fax Services Farm City: Crossroads of Knowledge and Discovery Grantseeker’s Resource Center Maryland Room Meeting Rooms Passport Services STEM Lab Study Rooms Wireless Internet Wireless Printing
110 E Patrick St
C. Burr Artz Public Library
Celebrate Frederick is a private, non-profit corporation working in partnership with the City of Frederick. Its mission: “to plan and implement special events and activities to offer the community a shared cultural experience.” Eleven events are conducted each year over 29 individual dates by well over 400 volunteers who serve on event planning committees or assist the day of the events. The organization is supported by the City of Frederick Office of Special Events’ staff. The events serve to enhance the quality of life experienced in the City of Frederick and have become an integral part of the community. Most of the events conducted by Celebrate Frederick are free to the public. Those that charge admission, like the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour and Candlelight House Tour, donate funds to a beautification project in the City of Frederick. Annual events include: Garden Tour Summer Concert Series Summerfest Family Theatre Frederick’s 4th Frederick Wine Festival In the Street The Holidays
121 N Bentz St
The Federated Charities Corporation of Frederick was established in 1911 to help support a growing number of charitable organizations who were providing services in Frederick County. More than 100 years later, our nonprofit center is a capacity builder for local nonprofits where we offer bricks and mortar commercial space, 1:1 and small group coaching, a learning lab for professional development of staff, board members and volunteers as well as advocacy work on behalf of the nonprofit sector. Our fully renovated building consists of two connected 19th century structures and houses as many as 15 charitable organizations at any given time. Our tenant-partners provide a diversity of support to our community in the fields of mental health care, legal assistance, and workforce development services in addition to sharing a love of Frederick’s historic downtown. By offering below-market rents, our nonprofit tenants are able to better leverage their own financial resources, grow, and frequently move on to a larger, dedicated location of their own. Our building is not rented exclusively to nonprofits and is also a perfect opportunity for traditional businesses to make their mark in the heart of downtown Frederick. Our meeting and conference spaces are open to the public by reservation and our green space is […]
22 S Market St
The Bernard W. Brown Community Center was built as part of the Hope VI project in 2007. The Community center offers event and conference spaces for rent and is home to the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Development Office, United Way of Frederick County and YMCA Head Start.
629 N Market St
Bernard W. Brown Community Center
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
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Celebrating Black History Month in Downtown Frederick
Celebrate Black History Month in Downtown Frederick! Downtown Frederick is a vibrant, welcoming community that is fortunate to be home to diverse business owners, employees and residents from all over the world. As we head into Black History Month, seek out activities and organizations that celebrate Black history and culture, make an intentional effort to support Black-owned businesses, and engage with history in new and exciting ways. Have something more to add to this post? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Black-Owned Businesses Shop the Directory Support local this month by shopping with these Black-Owned Businesses in Downtown Frederick. Want to find more minority-owned businesses? See our full directory here. This is just a start. For businesses throughout Frederick County, visit discoverfrederickmd.com. African American Sites Walking Tour Take the Tour Take in more than two centuries of African American heritage in our area with Visit Frederick’s African American Sites Walking Tour. This tour takes you to 15 locations throughout Downtown Frederick, from All Saints Street to the Laboring Sons Memorial Ground. Find more information about Black History and Culture in Frederick County at visitfrederick.org. Downtown Events Celebrating Black History & Culture Many downtown businesses and organizations are celebrating Black History Month with their own […]
Ambassador Program Launches in Downtown Frederick
Downtown Frederick Partnership and the City of Frederick are excited to announce the new Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program, which marks a major step toward significantly improving the cleanliness of sidewalks and streets in the Downtown Frederick area and providing for continual proactive engagement with the public. Learn More about the Ambassador Program The Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program establishes a team of 4 to 6 full-time employees who will monitor and clean the downtown area from 7AM-10PM five days a week (Wednesday through Sunday). Ambassadors are paid professionals hired by Block by Block, a company that now serves more than 100 urban districts, parks and transit systems across the United States. Downtown Frederick Partnership contracted with Block by Block to administer the Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program. A soft launch of the program began on Friday, November 26 – Frosty Friday – in Downtown Frederick. As the final ambassador team members are hired and trained, full implementation will begin in December 2021. “We are proud to be launching this program,” says Kara Norman, Executive Director of Downtown Frederick Partnership. “The Partnership has been eager to establish an ambassador program like this, creating a dedicated workforce to keep Downtown Frederick a clean and […]
Happy Stripe in Downtown Frederick
Over the past year, a bright red structure has snaked its way down the alleyway between JoJo’s and Vintage MC. Happy Stripe – with its curving lines, soaring heights and vivid color palette, has certainly made a statement on Patrick Street – bringing the alleyway to life and piquing the curiosity of those who wander by. Designed by artist Kiki Goti of SomePeople studio, Happy Stripe is a playful linear structure that aims to intrigue pedestrians and encourage them to pass through it. In addition to its strong visual presence, it also offers people the chance to interact with the structure through an augmented reality app that lets viewers challenge one another from their phones, tossing virtual balls into the nylon ropes that hang from the top of Happy Stripe’s steel frame. Happy Stripe is one of two projects installed through the Partnership’s unchARTed initiative – a project that increases connectivity between some of Downtown Frederick’s forgotten “between” spaces by activating alleyways with temporary public art installations. Happy Stripe was installed in November 2020 and will be removed in mid-November 2021. More about unchARTed
Maxwell Ave Fence in Downtown Frederick
Maxwell Ave is a highly-trafficked alleyway in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Providing a connection between the Carroll Creek Parking Garage, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Carroll Creek and Patrick Street – there are easily hundreds of people a day who traverse through this small piece of the city. To help brighten things up a bit, the Partnership and Hood College partnered together to repaint a fence… adding a bit of cheer along the way! Thank you to everyone involved! Especially to Dream House for helping us pick the color palette, The City of Frederick and National Museum of Civil War Medicine for letting us try something new with their fence, and to Hood College and members of our board for volunteering their time and labor! Step 1: Prep + Prime Before the new colorful motif could go into place, we first had to prep our canvas. This meant pulling weeds, sweeping around the base of the fence, scraping off old paint and adding a fresh coat of primer. Thank you to our hardworking board members for volunteering an evening to help get everything prepped and ready! Step 2: Bring on the Colors A group of about 15 Hood College […]
Hood Student Discount Program
As Hood students make their return to campus, Downtown Frederick businesses are ready to welcome them back with open arms and 10% off! Look for the blue and white window decals to find more than 50 downtown businesses who proudly offer a 10% discount to Hood students. Just show your valid Student ID at the time of purchase and be sure to ask the business about any restrictions that may apply. Participating businesses are listed at downtownfrederick.org/student. Restrictions may apply, and businesses reserve the right to opt out of the program at any time. See a List of Participating Businesses
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Outreach Summary
In 2020, the Partnership began a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outreach effort guided by Dr. Denise Rollins with The Whole Heart Center. This effort started with 9 focus groups and included a community survey conducted in July 2021, which received 295 responses. As the Partnership works to make Downtown Frederick a welcoming place for everyone, we are very encouraged by the number of people who participated in the focus groups and survey, offering honest feedback about their experiences in Downtown Frederick. The input received to date provides a road map for the Partnership, both as we take on new projects and as we continue to learn more. The results of this initial outreach effort are summarized in the document linked here. Moving forward, we look forward to hearing from and partnering with community members – both new and old to the organization. If you are interested in getting involved in these efforts, please reach out to the Partnership at email@example.com or call the office at 301.698.8118. Download 2021 DEI Community Outreach Summary
Downtown Living: Historic Charm + Modern Amenities
Tucked just off the hustle and bustle of Market Street, you’ll find this gorgeous, newly-renovated apartment building sitting in Market Space – one of the many hidden gems in Downtown Frederick. Owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina bought the building earlier this year and have been busy renovating and restoring what is actually one of the oldest buildings in Downtown Frederick. Now home to two completely new, luxury 1-bedroom apartments in the heart of Downtown Frederick, 20 Market Space is full of historic charm and character blended with modern convenience and aesthetics. These apartments epitomize the appeal of Downtown Frederick living – just walk out your front door and into your new neighbor, White Rabbit Gastropub, which is one of Frederick’s most popular restaurants and bars – or continue around the corner and you’re right in the middle of Market Street, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and craft beverage purveyors right in your front yard. The first-floor unit includes exclusive access to the private courtyard garden, with stunning views of the Evangelical Lutheran Church spires soaring overhead. It also includes a finished basement space with storage and a full laundry. The second-floor unit boasts vaulted ceilings with a […]
Juneteenth in Downtown Frederick
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating June 19, 1865, when those enslaved in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Join the Juneteenth celebrations throughout Downtown Frederick to remember the resilience of these ancestors who fought for freedom, and fellowship with those who continue the fight. Juneteenth Freedomfest 12-7:30 PM – Saturday, June 19 Mullinix Park (16 S Bentz St) Join us for a day of celebration and remembrance of the resilience of our ancestors as the fight continues for our liberation and freedom. Live Music, Speakers, Vendors, Food Trucks, Children Activities & African American History Tours. More Info Juneteenth Walking Tour 2-4 PM – Saturday, June 19 Heritage Frederick (24 E Church St) Join us as we highlight the achievements of African Americans throughout Frederick’s history. Additionally, we will be open for anyone to tell their stories to our curator to be recorded. More Info Juneteenth Freedom Day 7-9 PM – Saturday, June 19 Sky Stage (59 S Carroll St) A Freedom Day celebration featuring black artists with music by J-Fuze, Stitch Early & ATK, plus cultural dance, local poets & film! More Info
Alive @ Five is Back!
Alive @ Five is back!! Starting July 1 through September 30, find us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday from 5-8pm. We’ll have 14 weeks of live music, cold beer, good food, great wine and sunshine. $5 Cover // 21+ Only // Beer & Wine // Local FoodJULY 1 — SEPTEMBER 30 Visit Alive @ Five Website See the Lineup Alive @ Five features a different band every week! Check out this year’s lineup at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Volunteer The Partnership relies on 45 volunteers a week to make Alive @ Five happen. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and be part of the community… plus, you get free admission! Sign up at bity.ly/aliveatfivevolunteer2021. Join the Party Alive @ Five is the Partnership’s largest fundraiser, supporting our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. Interested in sponsoring the event or becoming a food / beverage vendor? Email us for more information.
Feel Good Fridays
Celebrating self-care and wellness. Feel Good Fridays is a new health and wellness initiative offering free or low-cost outdoor exercise classes to the Downtown Frederick community. We’ve partnered with local fitness, health and wellness organizations to bring you a variety of classes every Friday this month — all you have to do is show up! All classes take place at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater (across the creek from the C. Burr Artz Public Library, between Carroll Street and Market Street). Masks are required and each class is capped at 40 participants. See the Schedule Downtown Frederick Walking Loops Can’t make it to one of our Feel Good Friday classes? No problem! We’ve mapped out four walking loops through Downtown Frederick so you can get out and exercise at your own pace. See the loops at downtownfrederick.org/feelgoodfridays
The Holidays in Downtown Frederick
Winter is one of the most magical times to visit Downtown Frederick, MD. Our walkable, historic downtown offers more than 200 independently-owned businesses to knock out that holiday shopping list, parking is FREE every weekend from Thanksgiving through News Years, and public health measures are in place to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/holidays. Learn more about the Holidays in Downtown Frederick! Find unbeatable shopping in Downtown Frederick, with many shops open 7 Days a Week through Christmas. Take advantage of the abundance of heated outdoor dining options for a quick bite at one of Downtown Frederick’s 50+ restaurants or 9 independent craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy ambient music wafting through the air most weekends, and — of course — SHOP LOCAL this holiday season! Lights, events & a million more reasons to visit Downtown Frederick this winter. Downtown Frederick is decked out from top to bottom this holiday season! Find Sailing Through the Winter Solstice in Carroll Creek Park through February, enjoy the millions of Holiday Lights twinkling in the trees overhead as you stroll the streets of downtown, and do something the whole family will love with our Operation Sparkle holiday lights scavenger hunt. Don’t […]
Date Night in Downtown Frederick
There is just something about this beautiful, crisp, fall weather that makes us want to embrace the love in the air. Whether you’ve been ringing in fall for numerous seasons with the same person or you’re looking for some new arm candy as we head into this holiday season, Downtown Frederick just so happens to be the perfect place to create a spark AND keep it going. If you spent lockdown wishing for a sweetie to share it with, we have some great ideas for first dates that will break the in-person ice. Since you’ve been getting to know each other via FaceTIme, put your phone down and pick your mask up to head downtown for some safe in-person quality time. We’ve done the hard part for you and planned out everything from an early morning meet up to a night together on the town. All that’s left for you to do is explore our picturesque downtown AND the possibility of bringing your quarantine cutie home for the holidays! We’re rooting for you! On the other end of Cupid’s arrow, maybe you spent lockdown cozied-up to your longtime #1. After over six months under the same roof together, it’s possible […]
A Guide To Your Family Day in Downtown Frederick!
Your Family Itinerary Time spent with family is time well spent! From our residents to our businesses and visitors, Downtown Frederick is a destination for all kinds of families and we couldn’t be more proud. This guide provides a full list of ways to explore and enjoy Downtown Frederick as a family. As you venture downtown, please be sure to wear your mask and stay at least six feet away from those not in your direct household. For families with younger kids: Take a walk down Carroll Creek Fish, and flowers, and water, oh my! Take a relaxing walk down this beautiful and functional creek to observe the different animals and flowers that call it home. Depending on the time of year you are exploring, you will also be able to admire incredible sculptures or illuminated boats to make this mile and a half long stretch that much more magical. Grab a scoop (or two!) of ice cream Who screams for ice cream? We certainly do! As you’re exploring downtown, it’s always a good idea to drop in somewhere for a frozen treat. We’ve had our ice cream taste testers working hard to inform you on the happenin’ places to […]
About the Artists – Downtown Gallery Tour
We have spent the last couple of weeks exploring the galleries downtown and the unmatched art displayed on their walls. We hope you’ve enjoyed the expressive art on the walls of Downtown Frederick as much as we have. We’re excited to take you even further into the lives of the artists that generously share their talent with our community. This week, we are introducing the artists that dedicate their lives to creating a world for people like me and you to escape to. Each day, we will highlight artists from a different gallery on the tour so check in daily to discover the artists found on our Downtown Gallery Tour. Eastside Artists’ Gallery 313 E Patrick St To highlight the artists that can be found on this tour, we have started at Eastside Artists’ Gallery. This gallery is a co-op of local artists to Frederick. The artists here come from all different artistry backgrounds that join together for a beautiful display of talent and passion for their work. Mary Paul Barnaby Mary Paul Barnaby is a photographer and a painter. Retiring from the Air Force, she finally settled down in Frederick, Maryland after a lifetime of travel and adventure. She […]
Living in Downtown Frederick
The friendly faces, lively spaces and sense of community in Downtown Frederick make it much more than a destination – it’s our home. We’re fortunate to live in a community full of great people, focused on making each day better than the last. Downtown Frederick Partnership is focused on improving quality of life downtown. Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to make living downtown easier and better. By choosing to live here, our residents are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great. Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about making building changes in the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation staff planners and Downtown Frederick Partnership created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here to help guide these groups through the process of improving our historic buildings. The Partnership is committed to reimagining and advancing our community to welcome more residents to our downtown. Over the course of the last 30 years, the […]
Cultivating Community in Downtown Frederick
The Partnership cultivates community – through events, experiences, and the work we do each day, to bring an opportunity for all to connect, engage, make memories and celebrate what makes us each unique. Community engagement and the momentum generated by placemaking is essential in generating longer-term positive economic outcomes and the Partnership is committed to making Downtown Frederick a continually successful place. Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Alive @ Five event is not only our organization’s largest fundraising event, it also provides an opportunity for our business and resident communities to intermingle, while listening to bands they may have never heard before. Music brings the community together and, with 21 events each year, the Partnership is able to offer a variety of bands from different genres and backgrounds. Bands are selected by an Alive @ Five selection committee, representing a wide variety of backgrounds and people who all love music. Continuing to activate the creek, Movie Night on Carroll Creek is a free, family-friendly event the Partnership launched in 2014. Keeping this event free and open to the public was a priority of the organization, and each year the event has been supported by great community partners who believe in offering programming […]
Have you heard of the term “third place?” For most, a third place is the place between home (first) and work (second). In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement and establishing feelings of a sense of place. According to Project for Public Spaces, there will never be a time when the work of establishing a third place is done. “Real-world communities are incredibly dynamic, ever-changing things. A public space cannot be finished any more than the city in which it resides can be. At their best, public spaces are the most tangible reflections of cities and neighborhoods and the people who make them special. They are stages for public life, and should reflect the people who live, work, and play nearby.” The Partnership recognizes that Downtown Frederick is a third place for many. For some, it’s our first, second and third places and we strive each day to make Downtown Frederick a destination and home for all in our community. Over the last 30 years, the Partnership has been continually striving to make Downtown Frederick not only a third place but your favorite third place. […]
Art on Main: Virtual Tile Project
Art on Main We have a virtual art project for our community… all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Download your flower template from downtownfrederick.org/artonmain and get creative. More about the Art on Main project: This fall, the five Main Street communities of Frederick County — Brunswick Main Street, Main Street Thurmont, Middletown Main Street, Town of New Market and Downtown Frederick Partnership — will be installing temporary public art sculptures in each of our downtowns. The sculptures will be composed of brightly glazed mosaic tile designs and will be in place for one year. To help decorate our sculpture, we’re looking for 60 community members to draw their own unique flower designs between now and June 27. Sculpture artist Parran Collery will then translate these designs into tiles and incorporate them in the final piece. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/artonmain
Unprecedented Times Mean You Have an Opportunity for Impact
Unprecedented Times Mean You Have an Opportunity for Impact Unprecedented times call on each and every one of us to support our local community. By following social distancing guidance, we can each do our part in flattening the curve, keeping others safe and preventing our critical healthcare facilities from being overwhelmed. While we’re all in this together, at times of crisis, those things we hold dear are always first in our thoughts. Friends and family. Places we love. I have had the good fortune to work for Downtown Frederick Partnership for more than 15 years. For those less familiar with the organization, the Partnership works year-round to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick. I am personally and professionally vested in this community. When I think about what I hold dear, Downtown Frederick is at the top of my list. I value Downtown Frederick as the place I go to mark life’s milestones, the place where the downtown businesses are made up of not only people I work with but also my friends, the place where I can find things that exist nowhere else in this world and the place where I feel at home. This past […]
Spring Event Changes in Downtown Frederick
With Governor Hogan’s executive order prohibiting gatherings of 50+ people (changed to 10+ people on March 19) and the recent announcement from CDC recommending the cancellation of these events over the next 8 weeks, Downtown Frederick Partnership has made the following changes to our upcoming spring events. These decisions are not taken lightly as we understand the impact on our downtown community.The safety of Downtown Frederick’s residents, workers and visitors is of the utmost importance to Downtown Frederick Partnership. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.As an organization that is grounded in a love for our local community, we encourage you all to look for ways where you can help to safely support each other in these troubling times. Photo used in this post taken by Bill Adkins. April First Saturday & May First Saturday (Mayfest)EVENTS CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 4 & May 2. Currently, many Downtown Frederick businesses remain open daily, and are taking extra steps to ensure their spaces are clean and safe for customers. Support small businesses remotely, even if you cannot visit them physically. Visit downtownfrederick.org/covid-19 to learn how.Bring a Broom SaturdayEVENT CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 25. The Partnership […]
Redevelopment of Historic Whitehill’s Row in Downtown Frederick
What appears to be an inconspicuous row of three-story homes nestled along B&O Ave, is actually an exciting redevelopment project for the southeast corner of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Originally built by Frederick businessman James Whitehill in 1858, the block of homes sit adjacent to the MARC train Brunswick Line, which offers weekday commuter service between Frederick and Washington D.C. For many years, the buildings were left largely unmodernized and, most recently, served as residentail rental units. However, in 2018, Frederick County natives Michael Gordon and David Bauer purchased the properties and have been busy rehabilitating the units into modernized four-bedroom, three-bathroom homes. After more than a year of painstaking renovations, the rewards of Bauer and Gordon’s investment are obvious. Each home features four levels of living space – from a fully renovated walkout basement level all the way to the third floor bedrooms – they left no detail unfinished. During a property tour with Bauer, he pointed out the many historic features they were careful to retain in the finished design, including the 34 windows across the front façade, which are all original to the building. The Partnership is featuring this project as an example of the exciting redevelopment projects […]
Historic Charm and Modern Convenience in Downtown Frederick
In August 2017, a fire tore through the seven apartment units that occupied 126 S Market St, leaving the building uninhabitable and with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. After a painstaking rehabilitation by new owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina, the building is set to welcome new occupants as early as January 1, 2020. Now home to five completely new, luxury 1-bedroom apartments in the heart of Downtown Frederick, 126 S Market St is full of historic charm and character blended with modern convenience and aesthetics. The apartments have been thoughtfully designed, featuring beautiful custom kitchens with European appliances and granite countertops, sleek and spacious bathrooms with rainfall showers, new hardwood floors throughout, in-unit washer and dryers, digital thermostats and new HVAC, tank-less water heaters, keyless entry and ample storage. Each unit has its own unique layout and highlights many of the building’s original architectural features. The builders were careful to reuse elements from the the fire-ravaged building whenever possible — such as the reclaimed wood that makes up banisters, countertops and shelving throughout each unit. All five units are available for rent beginning January 1 or earlier, with rates from $1500-$2000 per month. Pets are negotiable […]
Resources for Individuals in Need or Experiencing Homelessness
Find a free meal, a warm bed and additional help when it’s most needed. Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick Police Department have partnered to create an easy to use pamphlet that provides information on services in Frederick for those in need or experiencing homelessness. The pamphlet includes information on where to find food, shelter, showers, restrooms, health and mental health, employment and legal, and other general outreach services. Pick up a copy at any downtown business, the Partnership office, the Frederick Police Department, or download a copy online at downtownfrederick.org/resources-in-frederick. In the event of a severe or life threatening emergency, call 911. For a non life threatening situation, call the Frederick Police Department at 301.600.2102 If you see a person experiencing a crisis, please call: 211 Maryland– 211 Maryland Crisis Hotline – 1.800.422.0009 National Suicide Hotline– 1.800.273.8255 National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1.800.799.7233
Weeknight Events for Downtown Frederick Locals
It’s no secret that — between all of our special events, incredible shopping and dining, and more craft beverage offerings than anywhere in a 40 mile radius — Downtown Frederick is always busy on the weekends. But what’s going on in the middle of the week? Here’s a little roundup of some post-work fun you can find Monday through Thursday (plus a bonus Friday event) in Downtown Frederick! MONDAYS Cookbook Club (First Monday of each month) from 6-8pm at Relish Décor (38 E Patrick St) Baking Book Club (Third Monday of each month) from 6-8pm at Relish Décor (38 E Patrick St) Monday Brunch and all-day Happy Hour at White Rabbit Gastropub (18 Market Space) Trivia Night starting at 7pm at Bushwaller’s (209 N Market St) Trivia Night starting at 6:30pm at Rockwell Brewery (880 N East St) Kids Build Your Own Pizza night from 4-9pm at Pretzel & Pizza Creations (210 N Market St) Open Mic Night starting at 9pm at Cafe Nola (4 E Patrick St) TUESDAYS Live music from 7-9pm at Olde Mother Brewing (526 N Market St) Curious Iguana’s About Town book club meets monthly on Tuesdays at 7pm, locations vary Open Mic Night at Rockwell […]
Five Hashtags You Should Be Following in #DowntownFrederick
1. #getitdowntown Businesses and restaurants all over Downtown Frederick want YOU to come and #getitdowntown. This hashtag is overflowing with the most amazing photos of buildings, food, and specialties at almost anywhere you can think of. That’s why we love this hashtag for when we’re looking for something to do, buy, or eat. One photo we enjoy is this cheery display located inside of The Muse. 2. #frederickfoodie Hungry in Frederick? You won’t be after checking out the hashtag #frederickfoodie. Instagram food bloggers have taken over this hashtag with photos of everything to fancy cocktails to juicy steaks and everything in between. And the best part? You can find all these foods in Downtown Frederick. Some of our favorites include this avocado toast from White Rabbit Gastro Pub. 3. #fredlandia Portlandia, starring SNL’s Fred Armison, is a witty comedy that takes viewers through the streets of one of the most hipster cities in America: Portland, Oregon. However, Instagram user @fredlandia_1 transformed our own Downtown Frederick into what she likes to call “Fredlandia.” On this hashtag, you can find some of the most intimate, yet routine views of Downtown Frederick that many of us take for granted. We particularly love this […]
Loft Style Living in Downtown Frederick
Ever wanted to live in the heart of Downtown Frederick? You could grab a cup of coffee at Beans and Bagels before heading to work. Enjoy happy hour at the Tasting Room after a long day at the office. Walk your dog along Carroll Creek anytime you wanted. Ahhh… now that’s livin’. For anyone who has been longing for that downtown lifestyle, construction on the Kemp Hall Lofts & Studios is rounding the finish line at the intersection of Church & Market Streets. We were recently given a chance to poke around these amazing rentals and all we can say is, “Wow!” Whether you’re looking for a small studio, a loft, or even something with a private balcony for those amazing sunsets overlooking the place we like to call home. Does the history of Frederick also interest you? By living in these new apartments, you’ll get to be a part of history yourself. Kemp Hall was a key site during the Civil War, where Maryland legislators met on an April morning to decide whether or not secession from the Union would be necessary. In Kemp Hall, the City of Frederick was also named the capital of the Maryland for one […]
Downtown Frederick Businesses Helping Those Affected by the Government Shutdown
With the federal government being shut down for over a month now, small businesses around Downtown Frederick are offering certain promotions to those government workers who have been affected. See the list of offerings by businesses below! Community Produce Market The community produce market supported by Hungry Harvest is available all year long (not just during the shutdown) but we wanted to make sure to include it here since it’s such a great deal! Produce in a SNAP offers $7 bags of produce from 3-6PM every Wednesday at the Y Teaching Kitchen (629 N Market St). No special ID required. Just show up and claim your bag. Frederick Coin Exchange Beginning on January 16, The Frederick Coin Exchange is offering to buy your old, broken or unwanted gold jewelry at special dealer rates! Just show your government ID before the furlough ends to secure your rate. The Temple The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is offering special deals on hair care and cuts until January 26th. All federal government employees with a valid I.D. can receive a $5 blow-dry or haircut, 25% off all take-home products, and 50% off color and highlighting services. McClintock Distilling […]
Addressing Fire Risks in Downtown Frederick
In January 2019, Downtown Frederick Partnership announced two new grant programs to address the risk of fire in historic buildings – the Downtown Frederick Fire Suppression Incentive Program and the Attic Fire Separation Program. As an outgrowth of the Partnership’s 2020 Strategic Plan and the Live Downtown Frederick goal of welcoming 335 new residents to Downtown Frederick by 2020, these programs are some of the first of their kind to address the known risk of fire damage in historic downtown environments. * 2020 Update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, untapped funds from the Attic Fire Separation Program were transitioned to support increased demand for the Partnership’s Mission: Interior grant program, funding interior building improvements for downtown businesses. Learn more about the 2020 Mission: Interior awards here. The Downtown Frederick Fire Suppression Incentive Program addresses the high costs of installing sprinklers in smaller commercial/multi-family/mixed use buildings. These smaller buildings are disproportionately impacted by the cost of sprinkler installation, which may make it financially infeasible. Since properly sprinklered buildings increase personal safety and protect our historic and cultural heritage, the Partnership seeks to lessen this financial burden and increase the number of fire-protected buildings in Downtown Frederick. • This grant program is for […]
Historic District Guides
Thank you for calling Downtown Frederick home! By choosing to live here, you are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great. Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Frederick Partnership have created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here. While these guides tackle many of the basics, we know that each project is unique. If you ever have questions, the City of Frederick Planning staff is always happy to help! The City strives to safeguard its historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of historic sites, structures and districts. We are thankful for the participation of the community in helping us preserve and protect our historic city. Before starting your next project, take a few minutes to review the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines. Visit bit.ly/freddesign for the complete guidelines, or contact us for more information. DOWNTOWNFREDERICK.ORG/LIVE PHONE: 301.600.1499 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Download Downtown Frederick Residents Historic District Guide Download Downtown […]
Kids in the City: Susan and Jeremy Kelley
Like a lot of new parents, the birth of their first child meant it was time for Susan and Jeremy Kelley to trade their small starter home in on a bigger house. But the couple, who’d spent the past decade living in a turn of the century row house across Patrick Street from the fairgrounds and a few doors down from the house Patsy Cline once called home, didn’t head to the suburbs. Instead, they bought a three-story detached townhouse on E. Second Street. “We’d always wanted to be closer into downtown,” says Susan. And the fact that they had a toddler didn’t discourage them. “So many people feel like they need to disengage when they have kids and I felt like we need to engage more,” says Jeremy. Once a boarding house, the home is currently divided into three units. The largest apartment, which meanders over all three levels, is home to the couple and their two children – Jack and his little sister Jane, who was born after the move. “What I like about this house is that it’s a house we can grow into,” says Jeremy. But in the meantime, the home’s other two units house rental tenants and provide a welcome income […]
Downtown’s Millennial Migration: Erik Moore
After attending college in Pittsburg and working in financial services there, Frederick native Erik Moore didn’t immediately leap at the chance to return home and join the family business. “Pittsburg’s just bigger, so there was a little hesitation,” says Erik, the Financial Planning Services & Analysis Manager with Moore Wealth, Inc., a concierge wealth management firm with offices in Downtown Frederick. But Erik, who grew up in Spring Ridge, didn’t immediately rule out a homecoming, either. “I’ve never lived in Frederick as an adult and so there was a lot I hadn’t experienced before,” he says. A lot of those experiences are brand new, too. Frederick – especially downtown – isn’t quite the same place he knew as a teen. “There’s a lot of stuff coming to Frederick that’s appealing to people my age,” says Erik, “the new rooftop bar at Brewer’s Alley has been a real hit.” So, after a few trips home to sample the scene, Erik and his fiancé made the move from Pittsburgh to Frederick in November of 2016. And while he grew up in the suburbs, they decided to make downtown their new home. “The office is here, so that made it easy. Plus, for someone my age, the other areas aren’t as […]
This Weekend in Downtown | First Saturday
It’s the first of August and that means Downtown Frederick is awake and ready for a fabulous First Saturday. While we’re sure your summer has been filled with explorations and vacations, take a breath from all the travel and unwind with a day trip through downtown. There is no better place to be than within the heart of downtown shopping local, eating fresh, and exploring on foot or on the free trolley. August First Saturday is made possible by The Daley. August is all about ART in Downtown Frederick! Visit our many galleries and entertainment venues and find art-themed events in businesses throughout downtown. NOMA Gallery on behalf of Downtown Frederick Partnership is unveiling “A Year of First Saturdays – Plein Air in Downtown Frederick,” a showcase of the Plein Air art created during each First Saturday from June 2016 to July 2017. These art pieces are beautiful representations of the vibrancy downtown holds, so start your evening off at the NOMA gallery, and purchase art that will go directly into the artists hands and our glorious downtown. Inspired to create your own art after seeing what artists have created with downtown as their canvas? Allow your creativity to soar and look out […]
Upcoming Downtown Events
A Community Interactive Art Exhibition The newest art exhibition coming to Gallery 115 at the Y Arts Center in Downtown Frederick will run from May 14 through August 15, 2022, with a Reception on Saturday, June 4th from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition concept comes from Frederick-based artist, curator, and writer Rula Jones. Graffiti derives from the Italian word graffiato which means “scratched”. The term “graffiti” is used in art history for works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface and would later evolve to refer to the art genre that means writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. “I am so pleased to host this exhibition in our gallery over the summer as it is a uniquely immersive experience that is fundamentally inclusive of all ages and artistic skill levels,” says Anthony Brock, Director of Arts and Humanities. GRAFFIATO invites the Frederick, Maryland community to use chalk to express themselves through text and drawings within an interior gallery space that has been transformed with black chalk paper. Local artists have also been invited to contribute. “I am excited to participate in Graffito at Gallery 115 because, for me, it’s so immediate and […]
Graffiato Art Exhibition at The Y Arts Center
The FAC Art Center initiates a performance art workshop with the objective to create a space that allows the free flow of ideas and exploring the weird and experimental. Performance art is art created through the actions of the artist and or other participants. This can be scripted or spontaneous, live or recorded, silent or loud. Everything is welcome. We encourage bizarre and non-traditional ways of making art. Doors at 7:00 performances start at 8:00
See What Sticks: Open Stage
Asian American Center of Frederick has a new location! You can find the new office at 45 E All Saints St. Visit during one of their cultural events this summer.
Carroll Creek Cultural Series presented by AACF
Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A 90-minute foray into the archives of the dead in “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Reservations Recommended. Tours available select weekends April—November. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” dates year-round. Each purchased ticket includes a 10% off coupon for Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Frederick’s Original Brew Pub! Learn more at marylandghosttours.com.
Historic District Ghost Tour
Info of the Week Music: Twenty Dollar Prophet Food: Tempo Di Pasta and Gambrill Mt. Food Co. Tap Takeover: Smoketown Beer: Brewer’s Alley 5-8PM every Thursday Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, May 12 through September 29. Admission is $5 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. ID required. Drink tokens are $5 each for beer and wine, and food is available for purchase on site. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. About Alive @ Five Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for the Partnership that supports our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors and volunteers, and all proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Do I need a mask? If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Don’t worry, we have […]
Twenty Dollar Prophet at Alive @ Five
Kick off Pride month with The Legend of Georgia McBride! Written by Matthew Lopez Directed by Julie Herber. He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself. For mature audiences ASL Interpretation Available on May 20th. ARTISTS: Playwright, Matthew Lopez; Director, Julie Herber; Scenic Design, Ira Domser; Costume Design, Sherry Shaner; Lighting Design, Tabetha White/Shayden Jamison; Sound Designer, Tom Majarov; Props Designer, Bailey Sterling-Lee; Stage Manager, Rachel Smith; Assistant Stage Manager, Karlie Cole; Hair/Makeup Design, Joe Chacone aka Johanna Rains; CAST: Steve Cairns, Ray Hatch, Michael Mattox, Jeremy Myers. MET BOX OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 12pm-4pm, Friday 12pm-2pm. Our box office is available online 24/7 email@example.com or 301-694-4744.
The Legend of Georgia McBride @ The Maryland Ensemble Theater
Performing for over 28 years, The Comedy Pigs are the region’s longest-running improv troupe, and they’re ready for another great season. Join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month for hilarious shows filled with a series of fun short-form improv games. No two shows are ever the same, so be sure to join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month at MET Comedy Night! Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
The Comedy Pigs – MET Comedy Night
We are offering a day filled with 30-minute experiences of classes we offer at The Center. These are all donation based with any monies collected going to the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund. 9:00-9:30 am: Meditation with Pranayama Breathwork and gongs with Mari and Maren Good 10:00-10:30 am: Joy of Movement with Nanette Tummers 11:00-11:30 am: Adult Longevity Yoga with Cia Parker 11:30 am-noon: Kids Wellness and Movement class with Cia Parker 12:15-12:45 pm: Medical Qigong with Katie Van Ness 1:00-1:30 pm: Afro Fusion and Mindfulness with Angela Gonzales
Pop-Up Classes @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body
We are excited to share what we have in store for 2022! Join us on First Saturday for this year’s SOUL Street Pop-Up markets, supporting Black owned businesses. Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission so that we can continue to move forward. We are grateful for all of the new and continued partnerships and to bring you another season of great markets along with our new special events!
SOUL Street’s Black Owned Farmer’s Market @ Mountain City Elks Lodge
An Improvised Comedy Show Shaped by your Suggestions. ESPtheatre regular Michael Harris & friends have performed in comedy and improv festivals across the country and are now bringing a monthly “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style show to First Saturdays! Characters, Scenes, and Foolishness invented on the spot, inspired by audience suggestions. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes awkward, always fun!
First Saturday Funnies
Local artist Martina Sestakova will be teaching us how to create a colorful 3D flower collage using watercolors! This class is the perfect way to experiment with collage and is open to all skill levels. Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
3D Floral Collage Craft Party @ The Muse
The Learned Doctors – Just the cover band the doctor ordered to cure your fever for 90’s Pop/Rock (with a healthy dose of 70’s, 80’s, and 00’s music, plus requests and surprises). Side effects include a moving feet, shaking of the booty, cheering, and carrying on.
The Learned Doctors at Alive @ Five
Roll for initiative! Improv comedy fused with Dungeons & Dragons! Join us as we embark on an adventure of twists and turns, bizarre characters, and occasional epic failure… All with the help from YOU and the whim of an unforgiving 20-sided die! Join their quest on the third Friday of every month. Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
Oh Crit! – MET Comedy Night
Join artist Courtney Prahl as she guides us through how to make a one-of-a-kind affirmation deck! Create a series of cards filled with encouraging statements that you can look to each day to foster a positive mindset. Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Affirmation Deck Craft Party @ The Muse
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist, who founded Soledad O’Brien Productions, a multi-platform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. She anchors and produces the Hearst TV political magazine program Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien and is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports. She is also host of the Quake Media podcast Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien. She is a thought leader, with over 1.3 million Twitter followers, who has a national impact through her speeches, numerous documentaries and her presence on the op-ed pages of platforms like the New York Times and Huffington Post. She has anchored shows on CNN, MSNBC, and NBC, and reported for Fox, A&E, Oxygen, Nat Geo, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD, and Al Jazeera America, among others. O’Brien’s work has been recognized with three Emmy awards, twice with the George Foster Peabody Award, three times with the Gracie Award, which honors women in media, twice with Cine Awards for her work in documentary films and with an Alfred I. DuPont Award which honors excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in the public service and is considered one of the most […]
Frederick Speaker Series presents Soledad O’Brien
frederickpride.org Frederick Pride is an annual celebration of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) pride in Frederick, MD – organized by The Frederick Center. Pride is back in 2022, bigger, louder, and prouder than ever before! Join the fun! Find more details at frederickpride.org. The Frederick Center’s Mission: The Frederick Center (thefrederickcenter.org) exists to support and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families so we thrive, accepted and affirmed, in the broader Frederick community.
Info of the Week Music: Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band Food: Tempo Di Pasta and Gambrill Mt. Food Co. Tap Takeover: Idiom Beer: Brewer’s Alley 5-8PM every Thursday Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, May 12 through September 29. Admission is $5 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. ID required. Drink tokens are $5 each for beer and wine, and food is available for purchase on site. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. About Alive @ Five Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for the Partnership that supports our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors and volunteers, and all proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Do I need a mask? If you are feeling sick, please do not […]
Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band at Alive @ Five
We are excited to share what we have in store for 2022! Join us on First Saturday for this year’s SOUL Street Pop-Up markets, supporting Black owned businesses. Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission so that we can continue to move forward. We are grateful for all of the new and continued partnerships and to bring you another season of great markets along with our new special events!
SOUL Street’s Black Owned Farmer’s Market @ Sky Stage
Fun for the whole family! Begin your Independence Day weekend celebration at Heritage Frederick’s Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Heritage Fredrick Garden. We’ll have children’s games and activities, ice cream-making demonstrations, and free delicious South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream. The event entrance will be through the Bookery on 24 East Church Street, Downtown Fredrick. This is a free event – donations are appreciated.
Family Ice Cream Social @ Heritage Frederick
Make a Pair of Sterling Silver and Amethyst Drop Earrings! Learn to make your very own sterling silver earrings with Maxi Cifarelli of Maxi Cif Designs. During this 90-minute class you will learn how to shape and hammer-texture sterling wire, wrap your Amethyst briolettes, and assemble your own earrings. Each participant will receive all materials and will be provided with the appropriate tools to make one pair of earrings. You will be able to select the amethyst pair of your choice from a selection of various sizes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Amethyst Earrings Craft Party @ The Muse
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, (That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Ribbon Of Darkness, Beautiful, Song For A Winter’s Night and Rainy Day People to name a few. Lightfoot is heading across the country this fall to celebrate two huge releases: his first full-length album in 14 years and the nation-wide release of the documentary film Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind. The concert tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musical career. The opener for this concert is Heather Aubrey Lloyd known for her folky finger-picked guitar, lyrical rhythms influenced by Baltimore’s slam poetry scene, and a “Janis meets Joni” voice is as full and passionate as it is vulnerable. Best known as the co-front […]
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: The Legend in Concert
Local maker Lori Cullen of Twindles Candle Co. will be leading this beginners’ candle-making class! We’ll walk through melting and pouring the wax, adding fragrance, the wax hardening process, and even label creation. At the end of the class, you’ll walk away with your own trio of 2 oz. handmade candles! Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Intro to Candle-Making Craft Party @ The Muse
Dale and the Zdubs high-energy live shows feature multi-part vocal harmonies, along with thick guitar driven melodies featuring a distinct reggae influence intertwined with a hard hitting rock style.
Dale and the ZDubs at Alive @ Five
The music of Sean K. Preston draws heavily on the influences of the classic sounds of Country & Western, the honesty of the Blues, the bombast of 50’s Rock’n’Roll, the lyrical sophistication of musical poets, the raw energy of Punk, and the spirituality of Mountain Gospel.
Sean K. Preston at Alive @ Five
Impassioned, soulful singer and songwriter Jenny Langer is all-commanding in her on-stage deliveries and becomes pure sorceress spellbinding audiences with her searing hot vocals.
Jenny Langer and Moonshine Society at Alive @ Five
The Knight Brothers consist of four brothers from Maryland raised on their uncles farm in Frederick County. They bring their voices together to harmonize to their original music like only family can.
The Knight Brothers at Alive @ Five
Local painter Courtney Prahl leads this introductory collage class! We’ll create a visually textured abstract landscape using a variety of materials. Learn the basics of collage and apply skills to create a unique piece of art! Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Torn Paper Landscape Collage Craft Party @ The Muse
Local maker Michele Duke of MiLou Designs will be leading this beginner’s stitching class. Whether you’ve been interested in learning about embroidery, or are just curious about creating with thread, let us help you dip your toes into the world of stitching! Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.