Get it Downtown - Frederick

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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

This Week: August 15

We can't do much about this heatwave, but we can make being in it a little more enjoyable. Check out the great things coming up in Downtown Frederick this week.

Tuesday- Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series
Hard to believe as it may be, this is the second-to-last week to catch a Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series concert. We are thrilled to welcome Bob Margolin (7pm), an esteemed Chicago-style blues musician and former Muddy Waters guitarist. Opening for Margolin at 5:30pm is Brave Like Us, a DC-based indie rock duo.

Also, don't miss the Carroll Creek Farmers' Market. From 4:30-7:30pm, stock up on produce for the week or grab a snack to enjoy during the concert.

Levitt AMP Frederick is brought to you by the Levitt Foundation. We are also so grateful for the generous support that comes from Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Playlist, the Delaplaine Foundation and Plamondon Hospitality Partners.

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- 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
Alive @ Five favorite Sticktime is back and ready to rock your Thursday night. And, because we love you, we'll make sure the beer is EXTRA cold to thank you for braving the heat. 

Plus, ever wondered how Alive @ Five runs smoothly every week? Our dedicated Alive @ Five volunteers are incredible to say the least- many of them volunteer every single week. So on Thursday, we thank them by giving them a well-deserved night off so they can kick back and enjoy the event as a guest. So, if you see your favorite beer-pourer or token salesperson- be sure to thank them for all they do.

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.

Friday- Barre on the Creek
Barre East is offering a free 45-minute barre class on Carroll Creek! High-energy and dynamic, Barre fitness is fully expandable and adaptable to all skill levels. Class meets at 8:30am at the 

More info.

Friday- Movie Night on Carroll Creek
Join us for August's Movie Night on Carroll Creek, featuring "Raiders of the Lost Arc." Movie Night is free and open to the public, so bring your family and friends of all ages to the amphitheater this Friday! Beer, wine, sodas and snacks will be available for purchase.


This is only the beginning of the great fun to be had downtown. This weekend also brings the Inebriated History of Frederick, Frederick Folk Fest and SO much more. Check out our full calendar of events here.

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

Alive @ Five - Sticktime - August 18






Sticktime

Thursday, August 18 - 5-8PM




Sticktime is true classic rock that you can dance to, sing to and just rock out to. With high energy, the band prides itself on getting it right and making it fun. Sticktime was formed in 2002, by four dedicated and talented musicians with a common goal: to create a classic rock cover band that was truly memorable. Covering the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and even 2000's with bands like 3 Doors Down, Rush, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Tom Petty and more, you are sure to have a great time!



Be sure to catch Sticktime rock the Creek during the 2016 Alive @ Five summer concert series. Enjoy your happy hour the right way: with a cold beer, great wine and the best live music!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Things to Do this Weekend


Friday |August 12
Little Family Yoga Series | 11:00 AM- 11:40 AM | Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts  
Begin the weekend on a relaxing note with yoga at the Bear! Sol Yoga’s Little Family Yoga is a class that gives children and their caregiver the opportunity to explore the youthful side of yoga through poses, songs, stories, and games. For more information, and to register, click here.
Monocacy Jazz Trio | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM | VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & CafĂ©  
Jazz and wine—the ultimate pairing. Head over to VINI CULTURE for some relaxing tunes and drinks with friends. More information available here.
Gulliver’s Travels in Space: The Musical | Friday & Saturday, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Gulliver longs to travel the galaxy and see new worlds, but trapped at home with a boring dad and a crazy uncle all Gulliver has been able to do is look to the stars and hope… until now. When Gulliver stows away on his uncle’s spaceship he soon realizes he’s in way over his head and that home sweet home might not have been all that bad.
Don’t miss this annual community collaboration with Frederick Community College and The Ensemble School!
Saturday |August 13
Long & Foster’s Home Buyer Class | 11:00 AM- 11:45 AM | 244 N Market St
Anxious about buying a home? Long and Foster Real Estates is offering a free class to answer all of your questions every Saturday of the month! This class aims to provide valuable information in a very casual atmosphere. For more information, click here.  
Roundtable Discussion: Clara Barton & Her Associates | 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM | National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Join the NMCWM for a discussion based on our recently-published journal covering Clara Barton and some of the people who were instrumental in carrying out her work with the soldiers, both wounded and missing. The authors who contributed articles for the journal will lead a roundtable discussion on Barton and her associates—notably Dorence Atwater, Henry Wilson, Frances Dana Barker Gage, William Hoffman, Sally Barton Vassall, and James Langstaff Dunn.
Taste Frederick- Around Market Food Tour | Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM | Market St
Take a bite out of Frederick’s food scene with a Taste Frederick Food Tour! The Market Street Food Tour takes you through some of Frederick’s historic and cultural gems by way of six delicious tastings from local restaurants and specialty food shops. You’ll taste local favorites including Mediterranean-inspired artisan chocolates, a unique spin on crab macaroni and cheese, and locally brewed beer inspired by colonial Maryland to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and a few fun and interesting stories along the way! For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.
Best Fest 2016 | 1:00 PM-7:00 PM| 200 E Patrick St
Join the Frederick News Post in celebrating the best of the best in Frederick! There will be live music from the top nominated local bands, food, local vendor booths, a bounce house and face painting for kids, and more. For more information, and to cast your votes, click here.
National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race | 2:00 PM-7:00 PM| 126 N Market St
Come check out the only High Wheel bicycle race right here in downtown Frederick! Races begin at 3pm, but don’t forget to check out the antique bicycle displays, beer garden to benefit the Boys & Girls Club, and much more throughout the day! More information and a full listing of events is available here.
Sunday |August 14
Sunday Science | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM| Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that kids should stop discovering the world around them! Stop by the Bear to explore cells, plants, fish, and how things work. Ages 3 & up. For more information, click here.
2016 Summer Concert Series- 99.9 WFRE Free Country Showcase | 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM | Baker Park Bandshell
What better way to wind the weekend down than with some outdoor music? Head over to Baker Park to relax and enjoy the summer weather with Celebrate Frederick’s free summer concert series. Celebrate Frederick is excited to welcome back the 99.9 WFRE Free Country Showcase to the Baker Park Bandshell this August.  Join us for an evening filled with great music and activities from Frederick’s favorite country music station. More information is available here.
The Last Hurrah | 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM | Maryland Ensemble Theatre
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. Admission is free, more information is available, here.

Be sure to capture all of your fun downtown weekend activities and share them with us using our hashtags!
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