Get it Downtown - Frederick

Friday, February 12, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in Downtown Frederick!

Downtown Frederick is for lovers this weekend as love is filling the streets, shops and restaurants in the spirit of Valentine's Day! Don't have a lover? No problem, grab a friend and come downtown anyways because this weekend is full of fun festivities. 

Friday | February 12, 2016: |

  • Civil War Medicine...It's Not What You Think: Era of Heroic Medicine | 5:30-7:30PM | National Museum of Civil War Medicine | Board President Betsy Estilow will open a new four-part lecture series with a presentation on the Era of Heroic Medicine. Join us for an opening reception at 4:30PM preceding the lecture! Click here for more information!
  • Stupid F%$#King Bird -- Opening Gala | 7:00PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre | Attend the opening gala of this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, by Aaron Posner as he stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. The show will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $26 for adults and $22 for students/seniors. Get your tickets here!
  • Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio | 8:00-10:00PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts | Come out to watch this "flamenco phenom" heatup the stage at the Weinberg! With both traditional and contemporary influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis to Bach! You won't want to miss out on this rockin' time! For more information + ticket purchasing, click here.
Saturday | February 13, 2016: |
  • Zing by Cecelia Battle Jewelry Show | 1:00-3:00PM | The Muse | Cecelia Battle will be showing off her latest collection featuring set druzy stones and mixed metal. Just in time for Valentine's Day--what better time to find a gift for that special someone!
  • Lunch Date | You pick the time and place! | With over 50 eateries to chose from downtown, why not grab a friend and go for lunch at a local restaurant! There have been many recent grand openings, so pick a place and fill up on the yummy goodness!
  • James and The Giant Peach | 1:30-3:30PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre | The classic tale, told by James himself is hitting the stage of the MET this Saturday and Sunday. Great event for all ages. Tickets $14. For more information + ticket purchasing, click here.
Sunday | February 14, 2016: |
  • Valentine's Day Tango Introductory Class | 3:00-4:00PM | Skuare Burger | Come and learn the first steps on dancing Tango, the romantic and sensual Argentinean dance! Must RSVP--by phone 240.770.0350! Click here for more information!
  • Valentine's Day Three Course Meal | All Weekend | the Wine Kitchen | Indulge in this romantic and eloquent three course meal with your loved one while sipping on perfectly paired wines during each course. Regular menu still available. Click here to view the special Valentine's Day menu.
  • St. Valentine's Celebration | Starting at 4:00PM | Brewer's Alley | Share the special evening with your special someone at a very special place! Brewer's will be celebrating the love and romance all night long, including a special three course Valentine's Day menu. Regular menu still available. Click here to view the special Valentine's Day menu.
Don't forget to bundle up--this weekend is going to be a cold one! So grab your coat, gloves & scarf and walk around downtown--and don't forget to grab a coffee or hot chocolate at a local cafe while you're walking around downtown!

Be sure to document all your weekend fun and share the love with us by using our hashtags!
#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Downtown Frederick Date Night

Hello February!

'Tis the Season for Love, and love is definitely in the air in Downtown Frederick, so we've asked some of our favorite downtown couples to share their ideal Downtown Frederick Date Night! 

Kara and Tom love to spend their date nights in Downtown Frederick. Today they both share with us how they met & fell in love downtown!:

Kara, Tom and their daughter Nia
Photo Credit: Mary Kate McKenna Photography
"As a bit of context, Tom and I created the following text for our wedding program - Date: April 28, 2007. At the time we met, Allison, our matchmaker, owned Two Paws Up (Now Paws In The City) and Dulcie, her accomplice, owned Chiffon. Now, nearly nine years later, our family has expanded to include our daughter Nia who loves Downtown Frederick as much as we do.

Kara: I saw Tom around town lots of times, and he caught my eye.
Tom: I never had a chance to talk to Kara, because she always was too busy. Allison introduced us at the first Alive @ Five, but, yet again, Kara had to run off to work.
Kara: I do remember meeting Tom at Alive @ Five.
Tom: I thought Kara wasn't interested in me. She seemed too busy.
Kara: Allison brought Tom along to a merchant Christmas party, but I was surprised with gifts and too distracted to talk.
Tom: Dulcie and Allison talked and decided that I should ask Kara out. I got a call from Allison after she asked Kara and Kara said she would go out with me.
Kara: That was our 9th-grade moment.
Tom: I called Kara to see if she would go to a martini party at Acacia (Now Reina). She said yes.
Kara: Finally a chance to talk to Tom without work getting in the way.
Tom: Next meeting, my surprise birthday party.
Kara: That night Tom was too busy.
Tom: Then our first real date. We've been together ever since.
Kara: We've probably talked to each other every day."

Grab your loved one and fall in love in Downtown Frederick!

Don't forget to document your date nights and share the love with us by using our hashtags!
#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Downtown Frederick Date Night

Hello February!

'Tis the Season for Love, and love is definitely in the air in Downtown Frederick, so we've asked some of our favorite downtown couples to share their ideal Downtown Frederick Date Night! 

Karlys and Tom love to spend their date nights in Downtown Frederick. Today they share with us their ideal downtown date!:

Tom and Karlys
"We consider Friday night as the 'Frederick Smile' because you can sense the positive energy all over downtown. Having our 'Date Night' in downtown Frederick is absolutely one of the top priorities in our relationship. Anyone who knows us would agree.

While we stroll along the streets we greet strangers and a lot of friends, plus we drop in to visit shop owners shop owners like Whitney at The Muse (19 N Market St) and Pat at Alicia L (149 N Market St).

Weather doesn't impact us at all. As a matter of fact...sometimes it adds to the adventure of the night.

There's such a diverse selection of restaurants to visit and have a friendly chat with owners/managers such as Phil, Nezih, Aaron and Sherif. Magoos (1 W 2nd St) is like going to "Cheers" for us on our date night. We can be as secluded or as engaged as we like all at the same place. It's our time to unwind, hold hands and 'catch up' about the busy week.

Amazingly, our date night has included a beautiful bouquet of flowers from En Masse (141 N Market St) EVERY Friday night for 14 years! That's 'I LOVE YOU' being said 728 times through flowers.

The renowned locations beyond Frederick just don't even come close to how much we cherish our Downtown Frederick Date Night!" 

Happiness in Frederick, 
Karlys & Tom "Klynch" 

Grab your loved one and head downtown to experience Karlys and Tom's date itinerary for yourself!

Don't forget to document your date nights and share the love with us by using our hashtags!
#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Downtown Frederick Date Night

Hello February!

'Tis the Season for Love, and love is definitely in the air in Downtown Frederick, so we've asked some of our favorite downtown couples to share their ideal Downtown Frederick Date Night! 

Brianna and AJ love to spend their date nights in Downtown Frederick. Today Brianna shares with us their ideal downtown date!:

AJ + Brianna on the Creek
"AJ and I both grew up in Frederick, and although we love traveling and exploring new places, we always come back to our hometown. We are constantly amazed by the creativity in this town, the great shops, and of course the delicious eats; making downtown Frederick a go-to for a day spent together.  Our ideal day date downtown usually goes something like this....

We always begin at Family Meal (880 N East St.) for the goat cheese omelet, French toast, and delicious coffee. We are suckers for vintage goods, and antiques and so we frequent Venus on the Half Shell (101 E Patrick St.), Canon Hill (111 S Carroll St.), and the Antique Emporium (112 E Patrick St.) anytime we get the time, so that would be our next stop. An afternoon pick me up is very necessary after all that shopping, so definitely a stop in at Cafe Nola (4 E Patrick St.) for the delicious Ninja Turtle latte. Followed by a walk through Carroll Creek with our little 9 month chocolate lab, Blu.

We usually end the day with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Lazy Fish (10 E Patrick St.) Sushi (the Philly Roll and the Baltimore Roll are to die for!) and the Beef Bulgogi Noodle dish are our go-to's."

Grab your loved one and head downtown to experience Brianna and AJ's date itinerary for yourself!

Don't forget to document your date nights and share the love with us by using our hashtags!
#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Friday, February 5, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend In
Downtown Frederick

It's that time of year again! The annual Fire in Ice - February First Saturday in Downtown Frederick is this weekend! If you have never experienced this event, you certainly won't want to miss it this year! We have a great line up of things for you and your family & friends to do! 

Saturday | February 6, 2016:|
  • 77 ice sculptures will be located at several locations around downtown. 
  • Free Trolley rides circulating throughout downtown, stopping at 6 locations: Little Pottery Shop, Spin the Bottle Wine Co., Brewer's Alley, Bravura Arts and Framing, Frederick ReStore and Pistarro's. (Circuit Time: Approximately 15 minutes)
  • Free make-your-own s'mores stations:
    • 3:00 PM | Everedy Square | 20 N East St
    • 5:30 PM | on the Creek | 50 Carroll Creek Way
    • 6:00 PM | Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts | 15 E Patrick St
  • Free cup of hot cocoa will be available outside of Natural Alternative at 100 N Market St.
  • Ice Playground starting at 5:00 PM, located at 51 S Market St
  • Live Ice Carvings:
    • 5:00 PM | Brewer's Alley | 124 N Market St
    • 6:00 PM | Everedy Square | 20 N Market St
  • Wine Tasting on the Creek by Big Cork Vineyards starting at 5:30 PM, located at 50 Carroll Creek Way
  • Fire Dancer Performances will start at 7:00 PM at the Carroll Creek Trellis
  • A Girl's Best Friend will be celebrating their grand opening at their new location, 23 E Patrick St. Check out fabulous new accessories filling the gorgeous new space and celebrate with-in store giveaways, specials and lots of food & drink!
  • Cozy Coloring Activity will be hosted at Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, 15 E Patrick St, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. This is a free activity for children ages 3+; no registration required.

For a full list of events and ice sculpture locations, 
check out our brochure!:
Fire in Ice Brochure

Don't forget to document all the fun of Fire in Ice and be sure to share with us by using our hashtags:

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Things To Do This Weekend


The streets are plowed. The sidewalks are cleared. The weekend fun is awaiting. With the historic blizzard out of the way, we can now get back to normal this week. Join us downtown for some great events to wrap up the last weekend in January!

Friday | January 29, 2016: |

  • No Frizz Fridays | ARTisian Hair Co. | 3:00-7:00PM | Happy Hour? Long week? Hot date? Treat yourself this Friday to a new do! Every Friday ARTisian Hair Co. pampers your hair & offers a complimentary drink. Plus enjoy $10 off blow outs! By appointment only. Call 301.401.0147 or click here for more information.
  • "After Hours" at The National Museum of Civil War Medicine | 7:00-9:00PM | In honor of the Museum's 20th Anniversary, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host an exclusive access tour of the Carty Building in Downtown Frederick for a special "After Hours" program. Become part of the legend by attending this anniversary event. Tickets for this special 90-minute tour are available for $30 for non-Museum members and $25 for members. Sign-up for tickets here or call 301.695.1864
  • The Comedy Pigs | Maryland Ensemble Theater | 8:00PM | Looking for a good laugh? Come laugh with the resident improv/sketch comedy troupe, The Comedy Pigs. Click here to order tickets. For more information about the Pigs, click here!
Saturday | January 30, 2016: |
  • Family Fun Day | Maryland Ensemble Theater | 10:00AM-5:00PM | Escape the snow with a fun filled day of free activities in Downtown Frederick. A great day for all ages, this family fun day will include story time with some of the MET's most memorable characters, Junie B. Jones and The Cat in the Hat, as well as an appearance from Spiderman. For more information click here!
  • Pre-Valentine's Day Wine Tasting | VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe | 2:00-4:00PM | Join Wine Expert Joanne Mastropolo for a pre-Valentine's Day wine tasting. Try a variety of great wines that you can then buy just in time for the holiday of love. Fee: $5. Click here for more information.
  • Book Signing With Kelly Fiore | Curious Iguana | 4:00-5:00PM | Author Kelly Fiore will be at the Curious Iguana to sign copies of her newest young adult novel, Thicker Than Water. For more information about her new book, click here.
Sunday | January 31, 2016: |
  • Barre & Barre Express | Barre East Fitness Studio | 10:00AM & 4:00PM | Get your fitness on with barre classes this Sunday! Barre East offers two Barre classes that incorporate a high-energy and dynamic workout integrating elements of Pillates, ballet/dance, cardio & strength training. For class prices & more information, click here!
  • Quindici KAL | The Knot House | 2:00-4:00PM | Interested in learning how to knit? Join The Knot House every Sunday to learn how to make a boomerang shawl! Click here for more information.
  • "Bloody Footballers" | The Blue Side Tavern | ALL DAY | Looking for a great place to watch the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl as the best of the best compete against each other? Come to The Blue Side Tavern! Enjoy 1/2 price Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Imported Beers during Saturday and Sunday EPL matches and 1/2 price wings during NFL games! Click here for more information!

Stay tuned for more details on these and other great events in Downtown Frederick at or check out our social media pages:


Twitter & Instagram: @dwntwnfrederick

Don't forget to take pictures while you're out and about this weekend! Use our hashtags to share the fun with us.

#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow or Shine: Restaurants Open in the Snow

The restaurants listed below plan to be open snow or shine! So bundle up in your snowsuits, boots, gloves + scarf and meet us Downtown for a snowy adventure.

Please note: this list is subject to change based on electricity, etc.-- we recommend you call before trekking out! 

North Market Pop Shop
241 N Market St

Brewer's Alley
124 N Market St

Pistarro's Restorante Pizzeria
221 N East St

Isabella's Tavern & Bar
44 N Market St

Ayse Meze Lounge
6 N East St

Voila! In Frederick
10 N Market St

Gravel & Grind
124 S Carroll St
(**BYOB snow ride + potluck: click here for more info.)

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
16 E Patrick St

The Perfect Blend Cafe
31 W Patrick St

Pretzel & Pizza Creations
210 N Market St

The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St

209 N Market St

Shuckin' Shack
41 S Market St

Stay up-to-date on Downtown Frederick Partnership's Facebook page:

Don't forget to snap some photos while you are out and about. Use our hashtags to document the snowy fun! 

#DowntownFrederick + #GetItDowntown