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Get It Downtown
Downtown Frederick is where history meets martini bars, where shop owners really do know your name, where high tech mingles with old school and where you can always find the perfect plate to satisfy your hunger.
On any given visit to Downtown Frederick, you can enjoy live entertainment and fine art, shopping and dining. We’ve also got a calendar chockfull of events. Whether you’re feeling a yen for culture, looking for a unique gift for a friend or craving fine dining, we’ve got you covered.
Want the latest on Downtown Frederick? Check out the Get It Downtown blog for insider tips, the story behind the story and information on what’s next in Downtown Frederick.
TOP FIVE REASONS TO GET IT DOWNTOWN
WHAT’S SPENT HERE STAYS HERE.
Get it in Downtown Frederick and more of your money is reinvested in the local economy instead of corporate offices in distant cities. Shop at a national chain and very little of your money stays local. Buy online and your local economy rarely gets a dime.
WE KNOW OUR STUFF.
Downtown Frederick business owners are passionate about what we do. We sell what you want—not what corporate headquarters tell us you should buy. We spend time in our shops and restaurants, making sure our customers are well cared for.
LOCAL BUSINESSES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS.
Just like you, we care about our community and the people who live here. That’s why Downtown Frederick businesses give back in a big way, supporting nonprofits, sports teams, schools and other organizations that make our community great.
IT’S THE GREEN THING TO DO.
Our walkable downtown means less driving for you and more energy saved. Small businesses tend to be greener by nature, engaging in eco-friendly practices and shopping local for goods and services. We want to preserve our city and our earth.
THERE’S ONLY ONE DOWNTOWN FREDERICK.
With our one-of-a-kind specialty shops and restaurants, Downtown Frederick stands out in a sea of “clone towns.” We have a personality all our own…friendly, vibrant, eclectic and thriving. With your help, we’ll keep it that way.