Get it Downtown - Frederick

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This Week in Downtown: June 22

The heat of summer is officially here! Downtown Frederick is bursting with opportunities and events tailor made for all ages. For a complete list of events, visit

The weekend kicks off with 19th Street Band who will serenade our Alive @ Five happy hour at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! As always, Brewer's Alley will be serving beer and Spin the Bottle Wine Company provides wine. Crisafulli's Cheese Shop will be on deck to provide scrumptious finger foods. The party starts at 5pm and continues until 8pm! 21+ only and a $5 cover at the gate. Alive @ Five is made possible by a group of wonderful sponsors and is presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick!


Feeling the need to stretch and strengthen your summer body? Sol Yoga will be leading a beginner’s yoga class from 7-8am at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater Thursday morning. This wonderful event happens every Thursday morning on Alive @ Five days!

Kick start the end of your week at the MET Friday evening from 9-11pm where the Comedy Pigs will showcase their best improv and sketch comedy routine. For more information on this event you can visit their website here.

Saturday holds the 6th annual Frederick Pride event throughout Downtown! This event draws in thousands as they celebrate love and embrace unity. You'll find most of the festivities occurring throughout Carroll Creek Linear Park from 11-6pm. For additional information go to their website here as well as their Facebook page which provides a full line up of events.

Ready to take a break from all the activity? Scoot on over to VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Café as Aaron Angello serenades visitors from 8-11pm on Saturday evening.

While you're out enjoying a lovely Sunday in Downtown, remember to partake in Trellis Takeout at the entrance to Carroll Creek on S Market St. The North Market Pop Shop along with Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream will be serving up delectable treats!

Once you've filled your bellies, spend an afternoon at The Muse! Starting at 3pm, transform a plain, white, silk scarf into a unique fashion accessory all done with the help of a sharpie! There's something so rewarding about making your own fashion items. $35-$20 for the kit.

Pack your picnic and wrap up the weekend with an evening in Baker Park for the Summer Concert Series! This free outdoor musical event begins at 7pm and runs until 8:30. Food vendors are also available at the park. Find more details here

As always, keep your friends and family updated on social media by using the hashtag #getitdowntown throughout the weekend! If you need anymore information on what’s happening this weekend, visit our website and explore from there.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day in Downtown Frederick

It's an exciting weekend in Downtown Frederick and our stores are overflowing with ideas on what to get Dad this Father's Day! Still on the hunt for the perfect way to show your appreciation? Look no further!

For the Adventurous Dad... 

If you spend $100 in store at Bailey's Treasures (419 N Market St), you can then purchase a voucher for $50 towards one hour of hand gun instruction from an NRA Training Counselor/MD State Police Instructor. Come by their store for details!

The new escape room at 103 S Carroll St, Clue IQ, is a great way to problem solve with your dad as you navigate through puzzle-filled rooms!

Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts at 15 E Patrick St is filled with fun games for a dad who needs to put some play into his day.

Edgeworks Knife & Supply at 200 N Market St has just what the outdoors dad needs, with high quality hunting, camping, and pocket knives.

Hunting Creek Outfitters at 29 N Market St is bursting with various colors and designs of YETI coolers and drinkware products.

Quality Shoe Repair at 319 N Market St offers shoe repair coupons, shoe shine kits, and men's retail motorcycle boots & shoes.

Or how about a ticket to one of the world's LARGEST model railroads? Visit The Roads and Rails Museum at 200 N East St.

SurelockedIn Escape Games (220 N Market St) gives Dad the gift of an Escape Adventure! Dads play for free on Father's Day. Just book your adventure, shoot them an email at, and they'll take care of the rest! Give dad a gift he'll love... an hour of fun with his family!

The Trail House at 17 S Market Street has cool gifts for the outdoor Dad! Hydroflask water bottles, trekking poles, all sorts of flashlights, and tons more!

For the Dapper Dad... 

Ec'clectibles at 13 E Patrick St offers soaps, shaving creme, hair wash, face wash and more for men.

Get your Dad clothing that will take him back to his golden days. Peak Sneaks at 125 S Carroll St has rare sneakers, throwback jerseys, vintage clothing, Bape & Supreme gear.

The Muse at 19 N Market St has small batch handmade bow ties & skinny ties by local artists and their very own Muse employee, Kellie Ketron of Dapper Geeks USA!

Tiara Day at 153 N Market St offers vintage cuff-links and antique curiosities for Dad.

Tomandy Gallery Shop at 25 E Patrick St provides handmade leather bracelets by local artist.

VISIONS at 16 N Market St is giving a 10% bonus on Gift Cards purchased between through Saturday, June 17.

For the Foodie Father...

Give your Dad the pat on the back that he deserves... a gift card from Attaboy Beer (400 Sagner Ave)!

Creme de la Creme at 207 N Market St has barware, books, Pocket Monkeys, cards, and many other unique gifts for Dads.

Crisafulli's Cheese Shop is offering a Cheese & Beer 101 Class on Sunday, June 25. Treat Dad to a tasting of 5 cheeses and beers that pair perfectly. Additionally, they have gift baskets filled with beer & cheese (for the beer loving Dad), meat & cheese (for the hungry Dad), and an abbondanza basket (the basket that has it all)!

At Firestone's Market (113 N Market St) stop in for a bottle of local wine with a reusable canvas and leather wine tote.

Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium at 214 N Market St has the Father's Day Grilling Pair: jalapeno balsamic & cayenne pepper olive oil. Great for marinating and grilling chicken or shrimp!

Nido's at 11 E Patrick Street offers gift certificates (in any denomination ) and Nido's pasta or marinara sauces for $6 a jar.

The North Market Pop Shop at 241 N Market St has Dad's favorite root beers, along with many other specialty drinks!

Potters' Guild of Frederick at 14 S Market St offers "Man Mugs," which are generous in volume and handle size... perfect for a Dad's Hand!

Serenity Tearoom & Fine Dining at 162 W Patrick St is offering a Father's Day Saturday Brunch from 10am to 2pm.

Tenth Ward Distilling Company at 508 E Church St has whiskey aging kits with their barrel strength white rye on limited release for Father's Day only.

The Delaplaine Arts Center Gift Gallery at 40 S Carroll St offers hand crafted cutting boards and ceramic mugs, beer steins and wine chillers, along with art pieces.

The Hop and Vine at 14 N Market St has great local and craft beers for dad this Father's Day along with awesome wines.

The Kitchenette at 217 N Market St provides a wide selection of grilling items, as well as a complete line of coffee-related products and cast-iron cookware that is ideal for camping and outdoor cooking.

VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe at 20 N Market St is offering 50% off wines to go for Father's Day!  

Head on over to the Visitor Center at 151 S East St for the Heart of the Civil War DVD or a sandblasted beer glass by local artist YEMI.  Additionally, you'll find an assortment of Maryland and Frederick mugs.

Voila! in Frederick ~ Special Teas & Other Goodness at 10 N Market St allows you to get creative and skip the tie, cause Dads love Tea! Funky mugs, travel tumblers and all the necessary brewing accessories to make Dad happy! Give Dad the gift steeped in love.

Windy City Red Hots at 50 Carroll Creek Way will provide a $25 gift card for $20, good toward anything on their menu.

For the Dad who needs to Relax & Recharge... 

Ascension Healing Studio on the 3rd floor of 147 W Patrick Street offers massages.

Healthy Roots Medicine at 147 W Patrick St gives you the opportunity to celebrate dad and help to keep him on a healthy path with acupuncture and cupping.

Transform Center for Wellness at 332 N Market St offers gift certificates for acupuncture and massage.

For the Intellectual Father...

Cowork of Frederick at 122 E Patrick St offers alternative office space for Dads who work from home. Get a book of 3 Day Passes for $49 (a 35% discount)!

The Curious Iguana has fabulous books for Dad at 12 N Market St.

Earthly Elements at 33 N Market St has unique gifts, such as raw copper bookends, dinosaur eggs and mineral specimens.

Ec'clectibles at 13 E Patrick St sells fine writing instruments from Faber-Castell, along with globes, which are the perfect desk accessory for the executive.

Explore Downtown Frederick with Historic Walking Tour Tickets from Heritage Frederick (24 E Church St) or check out their hand-made Heritage Frederick Bowties, assortment of Civil War books and Jacob Englebrecht Diaries.

Industrial Home at 154 N Market St offers office furniture, desk gadgets, clocks, and entertainment/media centers.

Weinberg Center for the Arts at 20 W Patrick St can provide you with a gift certificate that never expires, so Dad can use it for a show of his choice. Treat dad to a unique comedy or musical experience that he gets to pick!

As you can see, there's something for every type of Dad in Downtown Frederick. Hop on over this weekend and #getitdowntown! Visit for more information.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Movie Nights on the Creek

Pull up a lawn chair and get ready for Movie Nights on the Creek! The third Friday of each month, June through October, movies are shown in Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Admission is FREE and snacks, wine & beer are available for purchase.

This year's lineup features some of our favorites. We've got family-friendly, we've got classics and we've even got a Harry Potter night!! Get there early to claim your spot. Gates open an hour before dusk and the feature presentation starts at dark.

Find 2017 Movie Night volunteer opportunities here and don't miss FREE yoga each morning before Movie Night, 7-8AM in Carroll Creek Amphitheater.


Friday, June 16 | 9PM-11:30PM (gates open at 8PM)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Friday, July 21 | 9PM-11:30PM (gates open at 8PM)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Friday, August 18 | 9PM-11:30PM (gates open at 8PM)

Friday, September 10 | 8PM-10:30PM (gates open at 7PM)
10 Things I Hate About You

Friday, October 20 | 7PM-9:45PM (gates open at 6PM)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Movie Night on the Creek is a free community event presented by Downtown Frederick Partnership. Thank you to our committed partners for making the 2017 season possible! Supporters include Delaplaine Foundation, Wantz Distributors, Frederick County Bank, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and Wegmans.

For more information about Downtown Frederick Partnership and events in Downtown Frederick, visit

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sharpening Your Competitive Edge in 2017

As a small business owner and entrepreneur, it can be hard to find the tools you need to improve your business. With the support of PNC Bank, Downtown Frederick Partnership is pleased to host the 2017 Competitive Edge Series – featuring four months of free workshops that will help Frederick County business owners sharpen their competitive edge.

Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of each month, February through May from 8:30 to 9:30AM. Workshops meet at The Delaplaine Center, located at 40 S Carroll St in Downtown Frederick. To register, visit

The series begins on February 21 with a presentation from the National Retail Federation’s Manager of Communications, Tony Fontana. He will be discussing useful tools to help monitor a business’ social media presence and create great content while providing real life examples from other small businesses during his presentation, “Social Smarts: What You Need to Know About What’s New in Social Media.” Fontana will return for Part II of his session on March 21 – appropriately titled, “Social Media Savvy: For the More Experienced User.”

On April 18, the Partnership will welcome Tom Shay from Profits Plus Solutions for their keynote event, “Owning the Business: Ten Factors that Impact Your Bottom Line.” This presentation will cover the very real topics that small business owners deal with each day – from implementing standardized business hours and maintaining employee relations, to stocking inventory and making budgetary decisions. Tom Shay's experiences as a fourth-generation small business owner provide him with the knowledge and background to present tried and proven ideas that will assist owners, managers, and staff with the day to day operation of their business.

Merchants located in Downtown Frederick have the opportunity to receive one-on-one sessions with Tom Shay following his presentation. To apply for one of these sessions, complete an interest form by Friday, March 3 or contact Leeann Dickerson at

The final workshop of the 2017 Competitive Edge Series will be on May 16. Presented by a panel of Downtown Frederick merchants, “Putting Your Best Face Forward: Make Your Storefront and Window Displays Work For You” will be a deep-dive exploration of how to get customers off the sidewalk and into your business.

For more details on the 2017 Competitive Edge Series, visit See you there!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fire in Ice 2017

Downtown Frederick is gearing up for its largest First Saturday of the year with the Partnership’s Fire in Ice event on Saturday, February 4! Featuring performances and activities geared toward all ages, Fire in Ice is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Beginning at 3pm, local businesses will be displaying over 70 dazzling ice sculptures throughout Downtown Frederick! Visitors can take photos of their favorites using the #DowntownFrederick tag for a chance to be featured on Instagram.

While you're wandering around, be sure to check out the live carving demonstration at Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St).

Still not enough to interest you? How do performances by fire dancers and live entertainers sound? There will also be an ice playground for children (located at Everedy Square) and late night shopping hours at participating businesses!

Fire pits will be scattered throughout downtown for roasting s’mores and - for those who want to do something more regal - you can sit atop an ice throne next door to La Paz at 51 S Market St! Perfect for selfies and group photos.

For anyone 21 or older, the Ice Bar on the Creek is a must. Big Cork Vineyards will be hosting a tasting alongside local breweries and distilleries at Carroll Creek Amphitheater. As a twist on the old formula, tastings will be poured through decadent ice sculptures!

On the warmer side of things, find a hot air balloon demonstration along Carroll Creek Promenade from 3-9pm, with Tailwinds Over Frederick leading the event. Later in the evening, from 7:30-8:30pm, Pyrophoric will be putting on fire performances with accompanying music by Dapper DJs. What better way to round out a winter day than with a jaw-dropping display of talent and grit?

Please note that S Market St will be closed on Saturday, February 4 from All Saints St to Carroll Creek Way. Carroll Creek Garage is still open and can be entered from Patrick St, with an exit onto Carroll Creek Way. As always, take advantage of the free First Saturday Trolley, which circulates downtown making six stops along the way.

Additionally, all downtown parking garages will be offering a $5 flat rate beginning at 12pm (noon) on Saturday, February 4. Pre-pay with cash at the time of entry or pay with credit on your way out.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors - Elliott Marketing Solutions, Elliott CPA, LLC & Big Cork Vineyards for making this First Saturday possible!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's a New Year in Downtown Frederick

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays have worn off, it's time to reflect on life's simple wonders. Whether you're looking forward to the quiet beauty of that first snowfall, stealing a few moments for a brisk evening stroll, or settling in with your beverage of choice in hand - everyone could use a little break.

This Saturday, Downtown Frederick Partnership invites you to channel some of that restorative energy into their January First Saturday. Enjoy wine tastings at participating Downtown businesses, take advantage of late night shopping hours until 9PM and hitch a free ride on the First Saturday trolley. Make sure you stick around after dark to "light up the night," with luminaries lining Market, Patrick, Church and 2nd Streets, as well as Everedy Square and Shab Row.

Click here to find out which businesses will be staying open late and download the FIRST SATURDAY BROCHURE to see a trolley map, stores participating in the wine tastings and other Downtown events.

WINE TASTINGS begin at 5PM and are available while supplies last.

Participating business include:
Alicia L | 149 N Market St
Bailey’s Treasures | 419 N Market St
Chic to Chic | 30 E Patrick St
Curious Iguana | 12 E Patrick St
Dream House | 102 E Patrick St
Erica Burns Designs | 511 N Market St
Fabulous Finds | 24 E Patrick St
Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Lazy Fish | 10 E Patrick St (Sake Flight — $)
The Muse | 19 N Market St
NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
Pearl Clothing | 230 E Patrick St
Primitive Homespuns | 120 N East St
Quality Shoe Service | 319 N Market St


While you're visiting for First Saturday, be sure to take advantage of these other great events around Downtown Frederick!

1:00 - 6:00          Pearl Clothing | 230 E Patrick St
Trunk Show — Locally crafted crocheted and knitted items by artist Susan Greene.

2:00 - 4:00          VINI CULTURE | 20 N Market St
Wine Dispenser Tastings — Pouring a few of our favorite wines featured in our wine dispensing machines. Join us!

3:00 - 6:00          Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts | 15 E Patrick St
Make Your Own Snowflake — Cut and design paper snowflakes! Ages 3 & up.

3:00 - 9:00          Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St
New Recipe Event — Make eating at home easy and nutritious! Come get our delicious and easy recipe using our Rosemary EVOO, today only!

5:00 - 9:00          Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Artists’ Reception — Re-opening of “Mixed Bag.” Many new works have been added to our winter group show!

5:00 - 9:00          The Muse | 19 N Market St
Exhibit Opening — Join us for Meghan Riordan’s opening exhibit, featuring art inspired by nature & Zen spirituality.

5:00 - 9:00          NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
“Out of the Blue” Artist Reception — NOMA gallery artists consider the brightest color in the darkest month.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last-Minute Downtown Dash

Finish your holiday shopping in Downtown Frederick during this Saturday’s Last-Minute Downtown Dash! Enjoy festive decorations and holiday cheer as you visit one of the 75+ businesses that plan to be open on Christmas Eve, December 24. With 45 businesses open from at least 10am until 3pm, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Downtown Frederick Gift Cards also make the perfect gift, redeemable at over 150 Downtown businesses. Gift Cards can be purchased at the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St), which will be open from 9am until 5:30pm on Saturday, December 24.

Keep in mind that parking is free this holiday season. Available every weekend from 8am Saturday until 6am Monday, now until New Year’s Day, as well as on Friday, December 23.

Individual store hours may vary. Please contact your favorite store(s) if you have questions about their hours.

Visit or call 301.698.8118 for more information.