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Friday, October 21, 2016

Things to do This Weekend 10/21

Need to make plans for the weekend? Check out these events going on in Downtown Frederick!

Join us on Friday for Movie Night on Carroll Creek! This Halloween double feature we will be showing “Hocus Pocus” and “Beetlejuice” to get you in the spirit of the holiday! Doors open at 6 pm at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater, the movie starts at 7 pm. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the free movies!

Check out Baker Park on Friday for some Halloween fun! From 6:45 pm – 9 pm, the City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department presents a haunted Baker Park. Featuring a free show by Dance Unlimited Repertory Company and “Trunk or Treat” while be guided throughout the haunted park, be sure to pre-register in order to enjoy the festivities!

On Saturday, Luna, Retro/Rico Ricole and Guests will be performing at the Sky Stage. Enjoy hip hop music from 7 pm – 10 pm.

If hip hop isn’t your taste, check out VINI CULUTRE Wine Bar & Café for the guitar and vocal stylings of Mack and Mike. On Saturday from 8 pm – 11 pm, Mack and Mike will be performing.

On Sunday, the Frederick Arts Council and the Equinox Dance Company will be hosting the biggest fall dance event in Frederick, Steps to the Sky Dance Festival! The Sky Stage will be hosting a variety of local studios, companies, and teachers to bring the dance community of Frederick together from 2 pm – 4 pm.

From 4 pm – 5pm be sure to stop by the Curious Iguana for Sunday Shorts with Paula Whyman. Meet her and learn about her collection of short stories at the three-part discussion series that began in September and will continue into next month.

Share your weekend plans with us on Instagram with #DowntownFrederick!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Finding Fall Foliage throughout Frederick

Fall is upon us and the leaves are starting to change. Downtown Frederick is filled with walking paths, parks, and tree lined streets where you can get a glimpse of fall. To see some trees change color, check out these great places!

Carroll Creek Promenade and Carroll Creek Park

In addition to the beautiful fountains and bridges along the creek, you can currently find some beautiful changing leaves. 

Mullinix Park

All along Carroll Creek you can find some pretty amazing trees. At Mullinix Park, the leaves have started to fall, making it quite the autumnal site. 

Downtown Frederick

Trees line the streets of Downtown Frederick showcasing the beauty of fall on any street you might want to turn down. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Things to do This Weekend 10/14

Need something to do this weekend? Check out these fun events going on in Downtown Frederick!

On Friday, stop by VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Café for the Monocacy Jazz Trio. From 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm enjoy the Frederick-based jazz band

The Weinberg will be featuring Sweet Plantain, a new-age string quartet on Friday. This group fuses western classically traditions with hip-hop, jazz, and Latin rhythms. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets start at $20.

On Saturday, check out VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Café to enjoy a Singles Wine Tasting. For $5 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm meet local singles while trying wine.

From 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm visit the new Sky Stage to see FAME. The Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise, or FAME, promotes acoustic music of all genres in Frederick. This performance will feature Carly Harvey and Sol Roots, and Saskia and the Truly Unruly Blues Band for a $10 admission fee.

Sunday has some fun for the whole family to enjoy. The Odd Squad is visiting the Weinberg Center for the Arts from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The interactive show based on the PBS Kids series allows the audience to help Ms. O solve the oddness in Frederick with agents Owen and Ophelia.

For the crafter in you, check out The Muse to make a gelli plate print collage. From 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm enjoy a class with Margaret Hluch through experimentation with gelli plates and acrylic paints. Stop by The Muse to register and see project samples, or call to register 301-663-3632.

Make sure you share your weekend plans with us on Instagram with #DowntownFrederick!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Things to do This Weekend- 9/22

No plans for the weekend? Here are some events going on in Downtown Frederick that might spark your interest!

Start your weekend off with the last Alive @ Five on Thursday featuring Black Masala. From 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm enjoy the high energy brass band that will have the crowd dancing. This 21 and older event is $5 which benefits Downtown Frederick Partnership, which is dedicated to enhancing, promoting and preserving the vitality and economic viability of Downtown Frederick. 

On Friday, join the Weinberg Center for the Arts for “The Midtown Men” at 8:00 pm. This will feature four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys as well as music from The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Motown, and more. 

For $5 join Vini Culture on Saturday for an in-house fall wine tasting. From 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm stop by to try seasonal wines. 

On Saturday, Paula Poundstone will be taking the microphone at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. At 8:00 join the NPR panelist from “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” for her Emmy-Award winning comedy stylings. 

Be sure to stop by the Frederick City Farmer’s Market this Sunday for any local food or artisan goods you might need of the week. Located at 331 N Market St, and open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm to find treats, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and a variety of other goods.  

Need a haircut? Sam Wong Salon and Artisinal Hair Co. are joining forces to “Trim Hunger” on Sunday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Donations start at $25, all funds raised will go directly to Blessings in a Backpack. The first come, first served, walk-ins only fundraiser will also feature a performances from The Dirty Middle, and DJ Two Teks. 

For more Downtown Frederick events this weekend, check out our web calendar.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Things to Do This Weekend- 9/8

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

Start your weekend on Thursday with the Donegal X-Press at Alive @ Five at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. The premiere Irish-American roots rock group has cultivated fans throughout the world. This 21 and older event requires a $5 cover fee (but get this- proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick's designated Main Street organization).

On Friday, celebrate women in music and arts and the release of the brand-new issue of Sass Magazine at Goddess Jam at 200 East Art Haus from 6pm- 11pm. Pre-sale tickets are $25. Check out live performances by CassiRaye, The Dirty Middle, Cheshi, and Joy on Fire.  

Want to kick back and relax after your week? Check out pianist Natalie Ahearn at Vini Culture Wine Bar from 8pm-11pm.

Downtown Frederick is full of culinary delights. Join Taste Frederick on a three-hour walking tour that gives you the full Frederick foodie experience. In addition to experiencing the flavors of Frederick, learn more about the history, architecture, and culture of the city. The tour runs from 11am-2pm and start at Market and 2nd Street, be sure to purchase your tickets before 10am!

Longtime Frederick tradition In The Street is on Saturday. The day starts with the Market Street Mile and wraps up at night with the always-awesome Up The Creek party. And there's so much in between! Food, vendors, art, history and more! Plus, you'll find entertainment on five different stages, featuring 19 bands from Carroll Creek to 7th Street. Click here for a full line-up of In The Street happenings, brought to you by our friends at Celebrate Frederick. 

Finally, on Sunday, get your groceries for the week at the Frederick City Farmer’s Market. Open from 9am-1pm you can find local food and artisan goods.

For more Downtown Frederick events this weekend, check out our web calendar.

Share your Downtown Frederick fun with us on Instagram! Tag us @DwntwnFrederick and be sure to use the hashtag #DowntownFrederick on your posts.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Labor Day Hours

If you're planning to spend your long weekend downtown, be sure check out these special Labor Day hours being offered by many of our shops and restaurants. Don't forget, parking is FREE on the streets and in all five garages on Labor Day. 

Labor Day Hours, Monday September 5*
A Girl's Best Friend, 23 E Patrick Street, 11am—5pm 
Alicia L, 149 N Market St, 12—5pm 
Artisinal Hair Company, 342 N Market St, By Appointment
Beans and Bagels, 49 E Patrick St, 8am—1pm
The Blue Side, 6 S Bentz St, 11:30am—2am (Also: Service Industry Day. Police, firefighters, nurses, doctors, teachers and other service industry professionals get 30% off their check
Brewer's Alley, 124 N Market Street, 11:30am—Midnight 
Bushwaller's Irish Pub, 209 N Market St, 11:30am—2am
Cafe Nola, 4 E Patrick St, 7am—2am 
The Candy Kitchen, 52 N Market Street, 1pm—5pm 
Chic to Chic, 30 E Patrick St, 12—5pm 
Creme de la Crème, 207 N Market Street, 11am—6pm 
Curious Iguana, 12 N Market St, 11am—5pm 
Dancing Bear Toys, 15 E Patrick St, 10am—6pm 
Ec'clectibles, 13 E Patrick St, 10am—4pm
Emporium Antiques, 112 E Patrick Street, 11am—6pm 
Fabulous Finds, 24 E Patrick St, 10am—5pm 
Firestone's Market, 113 N Market St, 10am—6pm 
Flippin Pizza, 36 S Market St, 11am—9pm 
Frederick Coffee Co. & Café, 100 N East St, 6am—6pm 
Frederick Fudge & Ice cream, 253 E Church St, 11:30am—9pm 
GOOD juju, 300 E 2nd St, 8am—5pm 
Great Stuff By Paul, 257 E 6th Street & 10 N Carroll Street, 10am—6pm 
JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House, 16 E Patrick St, 11:30am—2am 
Kindred, 43 E Patrick St, 11am—5pm 
The Kitchenette, 217 N Market St, 10am—5pm 
The Knot House, 129 E Patrick St, 11am—5pm 
Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 214 N Market St, 11am—5pm 
Marie's Nu 2 U Upscale Resale, 302 N Market St, 11am—4pm 
Molly's Meanderings, 17 N Market St, 10:30am—6pm 
The Muse, 19 N Market St, 10am—4pm (or later)
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St, 10am—5pm
Nido's, 111 E Patrick St, 11:30am—11pm 
North Market Pop Shop, 241 North Market, 11am—8pm 
The Pasta Palette, 121 N Market St, 11am—7pm 
The Perfect Blend Café, 31 W Patrick St, 9am—5pm
Pistarro's, 221 N East St, 11:30am—10pm 
Pretzel and Pizza Creations, 210 N Market St, 8am—11pm 
Relish Décor, 38 E Patrick St, 11am—5pm 
Retro-Metro, 213 N Market St, 11am—6pm 
Rex's Downtown Grill, 57 E Patrick St, 11am—9pm 
Roads and Rails Museum, 200 N East St, 10am—5pm 
Shab Row Tea Emporium, 112 N East Street, 10am—6pm 
Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar, 41 S Market St, 11am—12am 
Skuare Burger, 18 Market Space, 11am—8pm 
Starbucks, 104 N Market Street, 7am—8pm 
Terressentials, 100 E Patrick St, 11am—5pm 
Tiara Day, 153 N Market St, 11am—4pm 
Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities, 26 S Market St, 11am—8pm 
The Trail House, 17 S Market St, 10am—4pm 
Treaty General Store, 128 N Market St, 11am—5pm 
Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market Street, 10am—4pm 
VINI CULTURE wine bar & café, 20 N Market St, 12—8pm 
Visitor Center, 151 S East St, 9am—5:30pm 
Voila! in Frederick, 10 N Market St, 10am—4pm 
Wheel Base Inc, 229 N Market St, 10am—4pm 
Zebop, 9 S Market St, 11am—6pm 
Zoe's Chocolate, 121 N Market St, 11am—7pm
*these hours were submitted by downtown businesses and may not reflect all businesses open on Labor Day. 

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For more Downtown Frederick happenings, visit our web calendar.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September First Saturday: Dog Days of Summer

In Downtown Frederick, we pride ourselves on being as dog-friendly as it gets. On any given day, your four-legged friend can join you for dinner, tag along on your shopping spree, and even grab happy hour with you at Alive @ Five. So on September First Saturday, we celebrate these furry members of our community. Check out the line-up of dog-friendly activities that you and your pup can look forward to on Saturday, and don't forget to pre-register before you come downtown!

3:00 – 4:30pm: Registration @ Paws in the City, 112 E Patrick Street
Click here to pre-register your pup! Registration includes a special doggie bag for you and your pet. Plus, a portion of proceeds from the day benefit the Frederick County Humane Society!

3:00 – 6:00pm: Judging at Stations Throughout Downtown
Stop by the four judging stations downtown to be considered for one of the day's three top prizes! Judges will name the "Hottest Dog" (small  breed) and "Coolest Dog" (large breed) and human/K-9 duos can enter the "Owner/Dog Look-a-Like" contest. Costumes encouraged!

6:30 – 7:00pm: Dog Parade (line-up begins at 6pm at the Community Bridge)
Strut your puppy stuff at the annual Dog Days of Summer Dog Parade! We'll start lining up at 6pm at the Community Bridge (on S Carroll St near the Delaplaine) and the parade will start promptly at 7pm. Want to catch the parade as a spectator? The parade route goes along the northern side of the Creek from S Carroll to S Market St, and then back up the other side (towards the amphitheater) from S Market St to Carroll Creek Amphitheater. 

4:00 – 8:00pm, Flying Dog Yappy Hour Beer Garden at Carroll Creek Amphitheater
Cheers! A beer garden for the dogs (and their humans). All ages are welcome.

7:15pm, Winners announced at Carroll Creek Amphitheater 
Find out who the judges will name the 2016 Hottest Dog, Coolest Dog, and best Owner/Dog Look-a-Like.

Also don't miss: a dog-friendly photobooth at Federated Charities (22 S Market St, 1-3pm), dog origami at Dancing Bear (15 E Patrick St, 3-9pm), and an opportunity to have your pet blessed in the gardens at Evangelical Lutheran Church (31 E Church St, 3-5pm). Stay tuned- a full brochure of activities and attractions will be available here soon!

In addition to these events, enjoy dog-friendly dining and shopping all over downtown, plus activities planned especially for you and your pup. As always, First Saturday features live music and late shopping hours

Thank you to CARE Veterinary, Flying Dog and Paws in the City for making this event possible!

Be sure to share your First Saturday fun with us on Instagram! Follow and tag us @DwntwnFrederick and use the hashtag #DowntownFrederick.