August 2015 – Winding Down the Summer in Frederick Md

As summer comes to a close this year, here are some fun events coming in August in Frederick Md:

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for August’s First Saturday: Destination Frederick,  August 1st, 2015, 3 pm to 9 pm.

    • Downtown Frederick  #DestinationFrederick
    • Live Music several places downtown
    • Music on the Hill @ Everedy Square & Shab Row, hosted by the Arc of Frederick County. beer, wine and music.
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Art Gallery Exhibits
    • Demonstrations
    • Give-Away’s, Tastings, and specials in many shops
    • Ice Cream Social @ Potter’s Guild, 14 S. Market St. $20 adults, $10 children, take home a beautiful bowl.

Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Alive @ Five  Happy Hour Thursdays through Sept. 10th at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. 5 to 8 pm. Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY.
  • Frederick City Market -Located in the old Carmack Jays parking lot, between 3rd and 4th sts. Check it out on Sundays from 9 AM to 1 pm.
  • Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market – Thursdays, 3 pm to 6 pm.
  • Carroll Creek Farmers Market, Aug. 8.
  • Free Yoga on the Creek, Thursdays 7 to 8 am.
  • Family Movie Night on the Creek, August 1 , 8 pm – 11 pm. Feature:  “The Sandlot”, Aug. 7: Slumdog Millionaire, 7 pm to 11 pm. Aug. 14: Office Space, 7 – 11 pm. Aug. 21: People’s Choice, 7- 11 pm.
  • Levitt Amp Frederick Music Series, Tuesday 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

Frederick History Buffs

  • Church Tour, Aug. 1, 1 pm – 4 pm. Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church Street Frederick.
  • Wheat Threshing Days, Aug. 1 – 2. Frederick County Farm, 9005 Clemsonville Rd. Union Bridge, MD
  • Storytelling with George Wunderlich. Aug. 1st 2 – 4 pm. @ Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St.
  • Civil War Walking Tours, every other Saturday, April – October, Museum of Frederick County History, 301-662-1188. also: Ice Cream Social, Aug. 1.
  • Middletown Valley Historical Society Open House Aug. 2.
  • Civil War Events in Maryland
  • African American History Tours, Roger Brook Taney House, August 22.
  • Monocacy National Battlefield, If These Walls Could Talk,  Aug. 8 – 9.
  • WWII DaysRose Hill Manor Museum, August 15-16. Living Hisory and antique car show.

Theater in Frederick

The Arts in Frederick

  • Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Drop in art activities for all ages, Aug. 1st.
  • Several Gallery Shows Throughout the month in downtown Frederick.

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Summer Concert Series in Baker Park, Sundays 7pm at the Bandshell
  • Summerfest Family Theater, Thursdays, 10:00 AM, Baker Park
  • Sunday Carillon Concert in Baker Park, 12:30 – 1. Aug. 2, 16.
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series at Westview Promenade, 6 – 8 pm.
  • South Mountain Concert Series, Aug. 8, 7 pm. South Mountain Heritage Society, 3 E. Main St. Burkittsville, MD
  • Family Movie Night, Middletown Park, Aug. 22.
  • It’s the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service! Five National Parks are located in and around Frederick County. Look for special events.
  • Potomac Street Mile, August 29 Fun for all ages, Square Corner Park
  • Annual Family Fun Day @ the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Aug. 31. 339 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, Md 21788.

For Frederick Kids

  • First Friday Family Fun Fest – Westview Promenade, 10 am to 11:30 am.
  • History Hour First and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St. Read-aloud and crafts for pre-schoolers.
  • Drop in art activities at the Delaplaine, August 1.
  • Hero DayAdventure Park USA, August 15, 8 am to 10 am.
  • The Earth Space & Science Lab has planetarium shows throughout the summer, see shows and purchase tickets at their website.
  • Walkersville Southern RailroadTeddy Bear Train, August 5, 19. Jesse James Day, Aug. 8, Sept. 12.
  • Summer Movie Express $1 movies, Westview Promenade’s Regal Cinemas, through Aug. @ 10 am.
  • Family Movie Night in Middletown Park, August 21.
  • Movie Night @ AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Aug. 15. 296 Bucheimer Road. 301-695-2000

Frederick Non-Profits

  • Plow & Hearth School Supply Donation Drive! Through Sept. 30. Bring donations to Plow & Hearth, Westview Shopping Center.
  • Women’s Distance Festival & Fun Run, Aug. 8th, Plus: Little Women 1K Fun Run for younger runners. FCC, Proceeds to Women’s Giving Circle.
  • Sixth Annual Tour De Frederick, Bicycle Tour, History Ride on Friday, August 14. Proceeds to various charities. On Saturday, several rides beginning at the Delaplaine Art Center, at 4 pm downtown: The 3rd Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race will be a unique racing event set to take the streets of historic downtown Frederick, featuring riders of antique or replica high wheel bicycles. Free for Spectators, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Tour De Frederick Covered Bridges Ride, Sunday, Aug. 16, 9 am – 1 pm.
  • Sofie & Madigan’s Kidstock, A Music & Arts Festival, Aug. 8, Frederick Fairgrounds, 10 am.
  • Kidstock
  • Funomenon, Saturday, Aug. 22, Frederick Fairgrounds, 12 noon – 6:00. benefits through the Patty Pallatos Fund.
  • Gran Fondo National  Championship, Bicycle Race, Sept. 20, 2015, proceeds go to the Girl Scouts and Frederick Bicycle Coalition.
  • Tri-County Poker Run, motorcycle charity event, Aug. 29, 2015, starts at Cactus Flatts, 10:30 am.
  • Main Street 5K and Funrun, Middletown, Aug. 29, 8 am.
  • The 6th Annual Tommy West Memorial Ride, Aug. 29, 9:30 am. Thurmont American Legion Pavilion, supports several Thurmont groups.

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Enjoy The Summer in Frederick!

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google

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