Upcoming Downtown Events
The “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” flotilla launches on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 10 AM…. rain, snow or shine! The boats will remain on the creek through the first weekend of February, when Downtown Frederick Partnership hosts February First Saturday, “Fire in Ice.” Learn more about this special project at www.coloronthecreek.com
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice
All classes are held at the Literacy Council of Frederick County, located at 110 E Patrick St in Downtown Frederick, MD. For more information about eligibility and registration procedures, please contact our office at (301) 600-2066 or email@example.com or www.frederickliteracy.org. Drop-In Computer Support for Students, Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Ongoing) Computer Class ~ Beyond the Basics, Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Starts Sept. 10 – Dec. 10) Writing 1 Class, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Starts Sept. 18 – Dec. 4) Writing 2 Class, Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Starts Sept. 19 – Dec. 5) ESL Civics Class, Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Starts Sept. 20 – Nov. 8) No class on 10/25. Conversation Class ~ Student Led, Tuesdays (1st & 3rd only) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Starts Sept. 18 – Dec. 4) Conversation Class ~ Beginning ~ at Computer Lab at C. Burr Artz Library, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Starts Sept. 11 – Nov. 6) Conversation Class ~ Beginning, Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Starts Oct. 1 – Nov. 19) Conversation Class ~ Advanced, Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Starts Sept. 12 – Nov. 28) Conversation Class ~ […]
Language Skills Classes by the Literacy Council of Frederick County
Every Thursday is now ladies night! 1/2 price all drinks (including top shelf) from 5PM until close. More info at blackhogbbq.com.
Ladies Night (Every Thursday)
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking in downtown will be FREE, shops & eateries will be open early and stay open late, plus there is a free trolley that circulates downtown every 15 minutes to make your day a breeze. Special events include horse-drawn carriage rides (TICKETS SOLD OUT), a festive kick-off at 9AM, caroling and live music, all-day shopping, and more! Thank you to our friends at Mayne’s Tree Farm, Woodsboro Bank and Plamondon Hospitality Partners for making Frosty Friday possible. FROSTY FRIDAY CARRIAGE RIDES Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around Downtown Frederick! Each carriage ride lasts approximately 20 minutes and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Rides are $12 per passenger. Small children under the age of 3 can ride in your lap without a ticket. ALL RIDES HAVE SOLD OUT. LOCATION (pick-up location has changed): Carriage will leave every 30 minutes from the parking lot of 327 N Market St, beside Olde Towne Tavern. This is a different location from where the carriages picked up last year. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ride time to check in. We need to maintain our schedule and will not be […]
The Frederick Department of Art will be opening its doors to the public for our Third Annual Open Studio! Come see demos by Caitlin Morris of Ms. Caitlin’s School of Blacksmithing, as well as Metalsmith and Maskmaker, Kest Schwartzman. Don’t miss this opportunity to peek into downtown’s only blacksmithing school, and pick up some gifts for the holidays. If you’re looking for a truly unique present for a local friend, Ms. Caitlin’s School will be selling gift certificates for classes, and if you need something more shippable, both smiths will have their handmade work for sale. For those not looking specifically to shop, there will be blacksmithing and coppersmithing demos throughout the day, as well as inevitable short dance parties, because that’s how these two do things. Kest Schwartzman has a BFA in metals from Massachusetts College of Art. Since then, as Vagabond Metalworks she has worked almost entirely with copper, learning to collaborate very closely with the metal. She combines old and new hammering techniques to create the visual softness of draped fabric in a material tough enough for everyday wear. Every piece- mask or jewelry- is its own wearable sculpture –each has its own personality and name– and […]
Frederick Department of Art: Open Studio
Woven together through historical accounts and true documented stories of the paranormal, this tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A nighttime excursion through “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Hear about gruesome acts of revenge, horrific deeds, spiteful exploits, blood-thirsty mobs, grave robbing, embalming the dead, and so much more! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, the infamous, the unknown, and the unexplained. Tours are 90-minutes in length. Reservations required. Learn more at www.marylandghosttours.com. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” nights year-round.
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping. Start your day off by picking up some “Shop Small” goodies from 30 N Market St – available beginning at 10am, while supplies last.
Small Business Saturday
Every Saturday we offer a FREE class to educate home buyers who are INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A HOME WITH $0 DOWN! Stop in our office for this FREE class to learn about grant programs and how to get into your home with $0/down. We have coffee and doughnuts while we review the process in a fun, no-pressure, laid-back environment. No need to register, just come see us at 10:45 am. No obligation – empower yourself in under one hour! Mike Muren, Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate Class meets at the Long & Foster Retail Office, 244 N Market St in Downtown Frederick, MD 21701.
Free Home Buyer Class
Come and enjoy a free carriage ride through Downtown Frederick, every Saturday in November! The wagons will be led by a team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses and hold 12 people. Location: Footlights Dance & Theatre Boutique at 306 E Church St Dates and Times: Carriages leave every 30 minutes each Saturday in November All rides are available on a first-come basis. Saturday, November 3, 4-9pm Saturday, November 10, 3-6pm Saturday, November 17, 3-6pm Saturday, November 24, 3-6pm To learn more about the City of Frederick’s Holiday Carriage Rides in December, click here.
Free Carriage Rides
It’s MD Craft Spirit Month! Join us in the Tap House for flights of craft cocktails made from some of the BEST spirits in Frederick County! We will be featuring spirits AND distillers from: Dragon Distillery McClintock Distillery Springfield Manor Distillery Tenth Ward Distillery They will also be giving away some swag!! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste, meet, and possibly represent some of MD’s Best Distilleries!
MD Craft Spirit Takeover: Meet The Distillers
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour this fall. Crosby is joined by the Lighthouse band to journey down a new four-way street that brings his music to life with new spirits. Joining David onstage will be 3 time Grammy winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy, New York’s best kept secret Becca Stevens and Canadian songstress Michelle Willis, playing acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards and beautiful vocal harmonies. The band will reinterpret Crosby’s greatest hits as well as performing music from the critically acclaimed album ‘Lighthouse’ and the upcoming release in October 2018. This will be an extremely unique opportunity to see what Crosby calls “a dream team of musicians”.
DAVID CROSBY and Friends
For registration and the most up to date Carriage Ride information, visit www.cityoffrederick.com or contact the City of Frederick Parks & Recreation Department at 301.600.1492 (M-F 8:30am-6:30pm) or 301.600.1450 (weekends). Holiday Weekend Carriage Rides Come and enjoy a carriage ride through the Frederick Town Historic District during the holiday season. The carriage will leave every 30 minutes for a memorable holiday ride with family and friends. The wagons will be led by a team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses, and will hold 12 people. Fee: $10 per person (children 2 and under are free on their parent’s laps). Pre-registration is recommended. Tickets will be sold for available slots only. Maximum number of riders for each ride will be 12. Dates and Times: Holiday Weekend Carriage Rides Saturday, December 1, 4-8pm / one wagon with the option of a 2nd once full Saturday, December 8, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Sunday, December 9, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Friday, December 14, 5-9pm Saturday, December 15, 4-8pm Sunday, December 16, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Friday, December 21, 5-9pm Saturday, December 22, 4-8pm Sunday, December 23, 4-8pm Friday, December 28, 5-9pm Saturday, December 29, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Sunday, December 30, 4-8pm […]
Holiday Carriage Rides
We have dances the First Saturday of each month coinciding with Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturdays in Downtown Frederick, so make a day of it! $5 gets you a beginner lesson at 7pm with Mark & Danae, and a social dance from 8 to 9:30pm. If this is your first time or you are not familiar with the basic steps, please arrive within a few minutes of 7pm to insure you get the full benefit of the lesson! We’re at the Evangelical Reformed Chapel, 10 W Church St. We’ll be upstairs with signs pointing the way. Street parking is free after 5pm; or use garage parking at 17 E Church St ($1/hour, max charge of $5) No Partner or Experience Required!
Monthly Swing Dance
Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become a holiday classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. On Saturday, December 1st, WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley is helping turn Downtown Frederick into our own Bedford Falls. Join us Saturday evening after Weinberg Center for the Arts‘ 7pm screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the second-annual “It’s a Wonderful Walk” along Patrick & Market Streets shouting holiday cheer to the local businesses – just like George Bailey in the inspirational finale. There’s a theater (“Merry Christmas movie house!”), emporium (“Merry Christmas emporium!”) and banks (“Merry Christmas you wonderful old building and loan!”). In the interfaith spirit of the film’s sponsor, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, feel free to shout “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” “Happy Holidays” or whatever you like – this is an inclusive event meant to bring people together, celebrating our community’s spirit of compassionate generosity! The walk will end at Bushwaller’s Pub for food, drinks, music and maybe, just maybe, a community singing of “Auld Lang Syne.” Note, since this is a Saturday night, you must be 21+ to enter Bushwaller’s. Under 21? Feel free to join us for the rest of the walk! It’s a wonderful event in a […]