fun for
the whole
family

fun for the whole family

Musicians line the sidewalk during First Saturday

we know how to throw a party

we know how to throw a party

Fire performers dazzle onlookers during February First Saturday, Fire in Ice

volunteer in downtown frederick

volunteer in downtown frederick

Deborah Gilbert, dedicated Alive @ Five volunteer

take a stroll
downtown

take a stroll downtown

Visitors enjoy Downtown Frederick's walkability and eclectic shopping scene

our door is always open

our door is always open

Need a break? Take a peek at one of 150+ unique shops in Downtown Frederick.

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Calendar of Events

Homebuyer's Class

  • Every Saturday • 10:45 AM

2017 Congressional Art Competition

  • Monday, May 1, 2017 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:00 PM

Figure Drawing

  • Monday, May 1, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Monday, May 8, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Intermediate & Advanced Jewelry: More Stone Setting, Riveting, & Piercing

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Wood Laminations and Knife Making

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Painting Abstracts Open Studio

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

Intermediate & Advanced Jewelry: Rolled & Etched Textures

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM

FHS Safe and Sane Fundraiser

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Guided Personal Directions in the Studio

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Craft Parties with The Muse

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Yoga Class

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Fundamentals of Metalsmithing

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Foundations in Drawing & Painting

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Poetry Night

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Zorá String Quartet

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

Art Exhibitions

  • Friday, May 5, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 PM 5:00 PM

Seeing & Recording Light II

  • Friday, May 5, 2017 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Cinco de Mama

  • Friday, May 5, 2017 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:00 AM 9:00 PM

Music by the Monocacy Jazz Quartet

  • Friday, May 5, 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Pete Seeger: The Storm King

  • Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Tropical Planting

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Anatomy for Artists

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:30 AM 12:30 PM

May First Saturday | Mayfest

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 AM 9:00 PM

Celebrate spring in downtown!

Dream Symbols

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Introduction to Painting the Portrait in Oil

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

MC Escher Tessellation

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Wine Tasting with Linganore Wine Cellars

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Creative Outlet

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Bonnets and Bowties

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:30 PM 7:30 PM

Peace & Unity Concert

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Music by Scott Ambush Quartet

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Sculpting the Portrait

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Plein Air Landscape Painting

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Unwind: Lunchtime Break

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 11:30 AM 1:30 PM

Backstage Tour of the Weinberg

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

The Art of the Wooden Mobile

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Wine Dinner Featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

WHS Safe & Sane Fundraiser

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

100 Women Who Care

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Alive @ Five | Guys In Thin Ties

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Hard drivin' 80's tunes.

Literature & Open Mic Night hosted by Frederick Writers Salon

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Salsa Night @ VINI Culture

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:00 PM Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Introduction to Woodworking: Box Making Basics

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 9:30 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30 AM 6:00 PM

Live Music at VINI Culture

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Open Mic Night hosted by FAME

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Mixed Media Workshop with Nancy Barch

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:30 PM 5:00 PM

Great Frederick Discovery Race

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Live Music at VINI Culture

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

ArtistAngle Gallery Meeting of the Minds

  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Competitive Edge Series

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:30 AM 9:30 AM

Workshops for local business owners.

UHS Safe and Sane Fundraiser

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Dashing Emancipation

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Hispanic Cultural Night & Dance

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

The Ragbirds

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 PM 11:00 PM

Alive @ Five | Second Hand Ramblers

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Americana with a groove.

Poetry Night @ VINI Culture

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Bike to Work Day

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 6:30 AM 8:30 AM

Live Music at VINI Culture

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

The Comedy Pigs 2017 Sketch Show

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 9:00 PM 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 PM 11:00 PM

The Thing Music Festival

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00 AM Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Beyond the Garden Gates Tour

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Beyond the Garden Gates Tour

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Live It Up

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:00 PM 11:00 PM

Live Music by Slick Hampton @ VINI Culture

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Beyond the Garden Gates Tour

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

The Live Edge

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

National Wine Day!

  • All Day

Photographing People in Natural Light

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Alive @ Five | Drunk Naked Pirates

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

High-energy dance rock.

Salsa Night @ VINI Culture

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:00 PM Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Music by Diversified Group at VINI Culture

  • Friday, May 26, 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Wine Tasting and Outdoor Entertainment

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Music by the Gin Ricky's at VINI Culture

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Be Balanced

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:30 PM 7:30 PM