A Guide to Summer Activities in Frederick Md 2013

A Guide to Summer Activities in Frederick Md 2013


  • The Great Outdoors
  • The Arts in Frederick
  • Continuing Education for Adults
  • Children’s Summer Camps
  • Carroll Creek Linear ParkSports
  • Shopping
  • History Buff
  • Theater
  • Foodies
  • For Music Lovers
  • Wineries
  • For Kids of All Ages
  • Downtown Frederick Events
  • Library Activities


      The Great Outdoors

Our local, State and National parks have many fun events over the summer, nature hikes, wildlife viewing, and discovery classes. There are swimming lakes and camping grounds, biking trails and lots of learning events.

Town & City Parks: City of Frederick Parks & Recreation

County Parks: Frederick County Parks & Recreation

State Parks:

National Parks:

In and Around Frederick:

      The Arts in Frederick

Downtown Frederick Sculpture
Delaplaine Visual Arts Center: Classes & Exhibits

Easels in Frederick, June 21-22

Frederick Art Festival, June 1st and 2nd

The Annual Frederick Film Festival, June 23rd and 24th

      Continuing Education for Adults

Continuing Ed @ Frederick Community College

Personal Enrichment Classes @ FCC

Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Adult Classes & Workshops

Mt. Saint Mary’s Center for Professional and Continuing Studies

Frederick County Recreation Classes, Cooking Classes

City of Frederick Recreation Classes

      Continuing Learning for Children

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

City of Frederick Recreation

Earth & Space Science Lab, 210 Madison St.

  • Planetarium Shows
  • Summer Camps
  • Arboretum

Summer Camps:

      Frederick Sports

Community Swimming Pools:

  • Baker Park Pool, 301-663-5666,
  • Diggs Memorial Pool, 301-600-6364,
  • Hood College Pool, 301-696-3484,
  • Brunswick Pool – 301-834-7567,
  • Emmitsburg Pool, 301-447-9820

      Summer Flea Markets

      History Buff

      Theatre in Frederick

Playing at the MET

Playing at the Weinberg

Playing at Way off Broadway

      Frederick Music Lovers

Celebrate Frederick @ Baker Park

Spring Catoctin Mountain Music & Dance Weekend, June 14 – 16

Frederick Symphony Orchestra

      For Frederick Foodies

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

South Mountain Creamery

Pryor’s Orchard

Local Frederick Farmer’s Markets

Thurmont Flea Market & Farmer’s Market

Swinetastic BBQ Festival, June 14-15

Miolea Organic Farm Market – Adamstown

England Acres Farm – Mt. Airy

Discover Frederick Virtual Farmers Market, 14 Farmer’s Markets across Frederick County

      The Frederick Wine Trail

Maryland Wine Trail


      For Kids of All Ages

      Frederick Public Library Events

  • FCPL Summer Reading
  • Storyland Storytime
  • Babies with Books
  • Second Saturday Movie
  • Camp out at the Library
  • Crafternoon
  • Geocaching
  • Visits from Clifford, Max & Ruby
  • Music on the Deck

      Downtown Frederick Events

See the Downtown Frederick Partnership Website:I Art Frederick in Downtown Frederick Md

  • Alive @ Five – Happy Hour with live music, local food and drink, adults only. Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater, Thursdays, from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Candlelight Ghost Tours – Frederick Walking Tour
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • The Great Frederick Float, July 3rd

First Saturdays in Historic District Frederick:

  • June – I Art Frederick
  • July – Stars & Stripes
  • August – Dog Days

20th Annual Festival of the Arts, June 1 and 2, Art in the Park, August 23

Easels in Frederick, June 18 – 22

In the Street, Sept. 14

In the Street Frederick 2010

If anyone in my vicinity complains once of boredom this summer…

Comments Welcome! If I’ve missed any events or activities you know about… please share!

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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  2. This is an amazing list that you put together. I’m also about to do a post on summer activities in Frederick, but it won’t be as thorough as yours. I’ll be sure to link up to your post though. Thanks! Pam (www.housewivesoffrederickcounty.com)

  3. Thanks Pam. I’m sure your post is tailored to families. Send me the link when you get it up, I’ll be happy to link to it.

  4. Hi Karen, here’s the link to our post http://www.housewivesoffrederickcounty.com/free-low-cost-summer-activities-in-frederick-maryland/

    Thank you for allowing me to piggy-back off of your post. Fredericktonians are now totally covered for the summer 🙂

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