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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. 

Share your Downtown Frederick fun with us! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #DowntownFrederick on Instagram.

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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

This Week- August 29

Despite what the calendar is telling you, summer isn't over yet, folks! The warm weather fun is far from finished:

Downtown Frederick Farmer's Markets
Tuesday's Carroll Creek Farmer's Market came to a close last week, but there are still plenty of opportunities to pick up farm-fresh goods downtown. Check out the Everedy Square & Shab Row Farmer's Market on Thursdays (3-6pm in the parking lot next to Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream) and the Frederick City Market on Sundays (9am-1pm in the Carmack Jays lot).

Thursday- Free Yoga on the Creek
Join Sol Yoga at the amphitheater for a free morning yoga practice at 7am. The hour-long class is open to all skill-levels. Bring your own mat!

More info.

Thursday- Stitch by the Creek with the Knot House
Knitting circles are made cool by our friends at the Knot House. Bring your knitting and/or crocheting supplies and Stitch by the Creek! 9am-11am at the amphitheater. 

More info.

Thursday- Alive @ Five
We're ringing in September with Alive @ Five featuring the 8 Ohms Band. Come check out this horn-heavy-funk group and of course, get your happy hour on, too!

21+ only; $5 entry fee. Cash and cards accepted. Proceeds from Alive @ Five benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership, and are reinvested right back into projects that make Downtown Frederick a better place. A happy hour you can feel good about!


Saturday- Dog Days of Summer
September First Saturday is one for the dogs. Come celebrate the Dog Days of Summer in dog-friendly Downtown Frederick! Bring your four-legged friends downtown for dog-friendly dining, the Yappy Hour Flying Dog Beer Garden and more. Get all dressed up for the chance to win great prizes! This year's judging categories are: Dog/Owner Look-a-Likes, Hottest Dog (Small Breeds) and Coolest Dog (Large Breeds).

To learn more, and to register your pup, click here.

September First Saturday is presented by CARE Veterinary Center, Flying Dog and Paws in the City. A portion of the registration proceeds will benefit the Frederick County Humane Society.

Labor Day Weekend
Is Downtown Frederick part of your Labor Day weekend itinerary? Stay tuned for a list of special labor business hours and happenings. Bonus: parking on the street and in the parking garages is free on Labor Day (Monday, September 5).

Check out more upcoming events happening in Downtown Frederick by visiting 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.

Monday, August 22, 2016

This Week- August 22

School is back in session but we promise to keep the summer vibes coming. Check out what Downtown Frederick Partnership has coming at you this week!

Tuesday- Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your LAST opportunity to catch a concert in this year's incredible series. This week, we're honored to welcome Frederick's own Scott Ambush and Funkelociraptor (7pm).  Scott is a five-time Grammy nominated bassist and has toured over seventy countries with Spyro Gyra-- and he will knock your socks off! 

Opening the show at 5:30pm is Jack Funk.

Once again, we cannot thank all of our supporters for making this series possible. To the Levitt Foundation, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Playlist, the Delaplaine Foundation, Plamondon Hospitality Partners and to all of YOU who came out to experience the power of live music in Downtown Frederick-- thank you! You are amazing.

More info.

Thursday- Free Yoga on the Creek
Join Sol Yoga at the amphitheater for a free morning yoga practice at 7am. The hour-long class is open to all skill-levels. Bring your own mat!

More info.

Thursday- Alive @ Five
Levitt AMP may be drawing to a close, but there are still enough Alive @ Fives left to give you that "endless summer" type of feeling. This week, Gypsy Soul Revival brings their unique blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B to the Creek.

21+ only; $5 entry fee. Cash and cards accepted. Proceeds from Alive @ Five benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership, and are reinvested right back into projects that make Downtown Frederick a better place. A happy hour you can feel good about!

More info.

Check out more upcoming events happening in Downtown Frederick by visiting 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.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Things to Do This Weekend- 8/19

Weekend, we meet again! We've rounded up just a few highlights to inspire your Downtown Frederick weekend. 

Frederick Folk Fest kicked off on Thursday night, but there's plenty more to enjoy throughout this pop-up concert series. Catch the Get Right Band on Friday, the Woodshedders and Kate Powderly and The Unconditional Lovers on Saturday, and Laura Mae Socks on Sunday-- all at the Blue Side. 

August's Movie Night on the Creek presents "Raiders of the Lost Arc" on Friday. Whether you're an Indiana Jones fan or simply want to enjoy a flick under the stars, all ages are welcome to enjoy this free event at Carroll Creek amphitheater. Beer, wine, popcorn, candy, soda and ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase (cash + cards accepted). Gates open at 8pm; movie starts at 9pm.

The lilies and lotus plants are in full bloom! Ever wonder who's responsible for those stunning water plants in the Creek? Color on the Creek is a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers and Saturday is your chance to celebrate and support them. Music, beer, BBQ and more at Carroll Creek amphitheater from 3-10pm. Learn more and grab your tickets here.

Everedy Square & Shab Row is celebrating Third Saturday with three hours of live music and entertainment on Saturday night. This month's celebration brings you Da'Mood, a collective of musicians whose combined force creates a hybrid sound of spacious experimentation that makes them a hometown legacy. Intermission entertainment brought to you by the Comedy Pigs. Bring a blanket and hang out from 5-8pm on the grassy hillside behind Shab Row.

On Sunday, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will wrap your weekend up with the Last Hurrah. Join Kevin Cole in his weekly comedy show presented by MET-X as he welcomes a panel of comedy writers, actors and special guests to discuss the events of the past week, life and whatever else comes to mind. 7pm, free admission.

Celebrate Frederick continues their Summer Concert Series on Sunday at 7pm with Unity, the reggae band formerly known as Natty Skank. Take in the unique yet true-to-roots reggae sounds of Unity as the sun starts to go down in Baker Park. 

For more Downtown Frederick happenings, check out our web calendar.

Share your weekend fun with us on Instagram! Tag your photos with #DowntownFrederick and #GetItDowntown and be sure to follow us @DwntwnFrederick.