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Friday, November 18, 2016

Things to do This Weekend 11/18 and Kick off the Holiday Season!

The holidays are right around the corner with Thanksgiving less than a week away, Downtown Frederick is the place to get everything you need right in one place!

Start off your weekend by heading to the Weinberg Center for the Arts to hear your favorite top forty hits through the electrifying string trio, Simply Three. From the classics to today’s hits, be sure to head over at 8 pm for a night of fun and entertainment.

Saturday afternoon head to VINI CULTURE Wine Bar and Café for “Getting to Know You Again.” For $5 Kelly Carbary will be pouring wines that you have always loved but might have forgotten about from 2 pm to 4 pm.

On Sunday, get some local groceries to make your Thanksgiving a little bit fresher at the Frederick City Farmer’s Market! This is the last Sunday of the year to find some local food and artisan goods right in Downtown Frederick. It is open from 9 am to 1 pm.

Get ready to be in the holiday spirit by checking out the Weinberg Center for the Arts to see “Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” at 2 pm! Head back in time to 1959 where four church basement ladies are called to save the Sunday school Christmas pageant from disaster.

Don’t want to cook Thanksgiving dinner? Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery will serve you a three-course dinner and buffet for $29 a person from 11 am to 4 pm.

Ready to shop until you drop? First, be sure to get some breakfast at Brewer’s Alley for their Frosty Friday kick-off meal from 8 am to 10:30 am.

Once your belly is full, it’s time to shop at the annual Frost Friday event! All throughout downtown you will find early late shopping hours, horse-drawn carriage rides, free hot cocoa and s’mores, live music and carolers, and so much more! Check out the business open from 9 am to 9 pm on our website!

Share your start to the holidays with us on Instagram using #DowntownFrederick! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Things to do This Weekend 11/11

Already bored of the weekend? Check out these events throughout Downtown Frederick to find some fun plans for your weekend! 

In honor of Veteran’s Day, join the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 7:30 PM for the United States Air Force Concert Band! The free performance features their premier symphonic wind ensemble by 53 active duty Airmen musicians. The music will range from light classics to popular favorites and instrumental features.

Continue a music filled evening at VINI CULUTRE Wine Bar & Café for the Trent Renshaw Trio. This jazz group will perform classics and originals. Be sure to stop by from 8 PM – 11 PM to enjoy some jazz music! 

On Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine to learn the secret history of Frederick’s Civil War. Local historian Matt Borders will discuss the history in the talk: Spies in Frederick County

For some mostly instrumental music head to Café Nola at 8 PM to hear Time Columns. The band features an unpredictable medley of music ranging from postrock to jazz to create hard hitting and honest music. 

Looking for some comedy this weekend? The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will be stopping by the Weinberg on Saturday at 8 PM. The improv troupe founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh has seen some of the biggest comedy stars. Be sure to see them before their famous for some on-the-spot humor guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. 

Finish off your weekend with some arts and crafts! Join The Muse at 3 PM for a craft party to make vintage boho macrame wall hangings. Learn how to use simple macrame techniques with Rebekah Miller using a tree branch, cotton cord and beads to make the stylish wall hangings!

From 3:30 PM – 5 PM check out the MET for mimosas, tea, and nibbles while seeing “A Cabaret Today!” These fun performances support The Frank Greene Fund for MET’s original works. 

Don’t forget to share your weekend plans with us by using #DowntownFrederick on Instagram!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Things to do This Weekend 11/4

Afraid of missing something fun this weekend? Check out these events in Downtown Frederick for some weekend fun!

On Friday VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Café celebrates the new month with the VINI CULTURE November Playlist. They will be featuring acoustic and folk artist Chloe Antulov from 8 PM – 11 PM.

If folk isn’t your style, check out the Weinberg Center for the Arts for the rock stylings of Jim Messina. Starting at 8 PM you can hear a variety of his music from throughout his career with favorite hits to new gems!

It’s a new month, so that means First Saturday is here! This month join us from 3 PM – 9PM for the Holiday Open House. Kick off your holiday season by getting a jump start on your shopping, checking out the window displays, and riding in a free horse-drawn carriage throughout the historic district!

Saturday night be sure to check out the Sky Stage! The newly opened outdoor theater will be hosting The Loose Ends, Luscious Purr and Cyrenic. Be sure to head over from 7 PM – 10 PM to hear a variety of music!

Finally, finish off your weekend on Sunday by stopping by the Frederick City Farmer’s Market. Only a few weeks left to enjoy the freshness of the market right in downtown! Get some grocery shopping done for the week while supporting local business from 9 AM – 1 PM.

Be sure to share anything you do in downtown this weekend with us by using #DowntownFrederick on Instagram!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Vote Frederick for Levitt AMP Concert Series!

Frederick is a two year receiver of the Levitt AMP grant, and is trying to go for a third year! Voting starts tomorrow, so be sure to vote for Frederick!


This matching-grant is through the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music. Each year the foundation gives 15 grants to different small towns and cities throughout the country, each receiving a matching $25 thousand for a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts over 10-12 weeks.





Throughout the two years that Frederick has received the grant, the free concerts have promoted the goals of AMP: to amplify community pride and the unique character of the city, enrich lives through free and live music, and illustrate the importance of vibrant public places.





Anyone can vote online starting in November running until November 21, you can sign up to vote on the website. The top 25 proposals will be reviewed by the Levitt Foundation who will select and name the winners on January 5, 2017!



This event has previously featured artists such as Logan Brill, Railsplitters, Christiana Drapkin, and Stitch Early. 




Don’t forget to vote for Frederick and be on the look out for more information!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Things to do This Weekend 10/28

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Check out these places and events in Downtown Frederick!

On Friday, check out classical guitarist Alex Barnett at VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe. From 8 pm – 11 pm be sure to stop by to hear a range of music styles including classical and jazz.

Saturday features fun for the kids with Halloween in Downtown Frederick. A number of downtown shops and restaurants will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from 10 am – 12 pm. Costumes are encouraged!

From 2 pm – 4 pm stop by VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Café for a Halloween Red Wine Tasting. For $5 enjoy some of their “BOO-tique” red wines to celebrate Halloween!

Stop by the Sky Stage on Saturday night for the Christian rap stylings of Stitch Early and Guests from 7 pm – 10 pm.

Finish off your weekend by getting some groceries for the week at the Frederick City Farmer’s Market! From 9 am – 1pm check out some local food and artisan goods in the historic district of downtown.

Be sure to share whatever you decide to do with us with #DowntownFrederick!

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.