Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fire in Ice 2017

Downtown Frederick is gearing up for its largest First Saturday of the year with the Partnership’s Fire in Ice event on Saturday, February 4! Featuring performances and activities geared toward all ages, Fire in Ice is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Beginning at 3pm, local businesses will be displaying over 70 dazzling ice sculptures throughout Downtown Frederick! Visitors can take photos of their favorites using the #DowntownFrederick tag for a chance to be featured on Instagram.

While you're wandering around, be sure to check out the live carving demonstration at Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St).

Still not enough to interest you? How do performances by fire dancers and live entertainers sound? There will also be an ice playground for children (located at Everedy Square) and late night shopping hours at participating businesses!

Fire pits will be scattered throughout downtown for roasting s’mores and - for those who want to do something more regal - you can sit atop an ice throne next door to La Paz at 51 S Market St! Perfect for selfies and group photos.

For anyone 21 or older, the Ice Bar on the Creek is a must. Big Cork Vineyards will be hosting a tasting alongside local breweries and distilleries at Carroll Creek Amphitheater. As a twist on the old formula, tastings will be poured through decadent ice sculptures!

On the warmer side of things, find a hot air balloon demonstration along Carroll Creek Promenade from 3-9pm, with Tailwinds Over Frederick leading the event. Later in the evening, from 7:30-8:30pm, Pyrophoric will be putting on fire performances with accompanying music by Dapper DJs. What better way to round out a winter day than with a jaw-dropping display of talent and grit?

Please note that S Market St will be closed on Saturday, February 4 from All Saints St to Carroll Creek Way. Carroll Creek Garage is still open and can be entered from Patrick St, with an exit onto Carroll Creek Way. As always, take advantage of the free First Saturday Trolley, which circulates downtown making six stops along the way.

Additionally, all downtown parking garages will be offering a $5 flat rate beginning at 12pm (noon) on Saturday, February 4. Pre-pay with cash at the time of entry or pay with credit on your way out.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors - Elliott Marketing Solutions, Elliott CPA, LLC & Big Cork Vineyards for making this First Saturday possible!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's a New Year in Downtown Frederick

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays have worn off, it's time to reflect on life's simple wonders. Whether you're looking forward to the quiet beauty of that first snowfall, stealing a few moments for a brisk evening stroll, or settling in with your beverage of choice in hand - everyone could use a little break.

This Saturday, Downtown Frederick Partnership invites you to channel some of that restorative energy into their January First Saturday. Enjoy wine tastings at participating Downtown businesses, take advantage of late night shopping hours until 9PM and hitch a free ride on the First Saturday trolley. Make sure you stick around after dark to "light up the night," with luminaries lining Market, Patrick, Church and 2nd Streets, as well as Everedy Square and Shab Row.

Click here to find out which businesses will be staying open late and download the FIRST SATURDAY BROCHURE to see a trolley map, stores participating in the wine tastings and other Downtown events.

WINE TASTINGS begin at 5PM and are available while supplies last.

Participating business include:
Alicia L | 149 N Market St
Bailey’s Treasures | 419 N Market St
Chic to Chic | 30 E Patrick St
Curious Iguana | 12 E Patrick St
Dream House | 102 E Patrick St
Erica Burns Designs | 511 N Market St
Fabulous Finds | 24 E Patrick St
Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Lazy Fish | 10 E Patrick St (Sake Flight — $)
The Muse | 19 N Market St
NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
Pearl Clothing | 230 E Patrick St
Primitive Homespuns | 120 N East St
Quality Shoe Service | 319 N Market St


While you're visiting for First Saturday, be sure to take advantage of these other great events around Downtown Frederick!

1:00 - 6:00          Pearl Clothing | 230 E Patrick St
Trunk Show — Locally crafted crocheted and knitted items by artist Susan Greene.

2:00 - 4:00          VINI CULTURE | 20 N Market St
Wine Dispenser Tastings — Pouring a few of our favorite wines featured in our wine dispensing machines. Join us!

3:00 - 6:00          Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts | 15 E Patrick St
Make Your Own Snowflake — Cut and design paper snowflakes! Ages 3 & up.

3:00 - 9:00          Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St
New Recipe Event — Make eating at home easy and nutritious! Come get our delicious and easy recipe using our Rosemary EVOO, today only!

5:00 - 9:00          Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Artists’ Reception — Re-opening of “Mixed Bag.” Many new works have been added to our winter group show!

5:00 - 9:00          The Muse | 19 N Market St
Exhibit Opening — Join us for Meghan Riordan’s opening exhibit, featuring art inspired by nature & Zen spirituality.

5:00 - 9:00          NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
“Out of the Blue” Artist Reception — NOMA gallery artists consider the brightest color in the darkest month.