Celebrate May 2014 in Frederick Md

Winter snows brought beautiful spring colors to Frederick! There are lots of events to celebrate our lovely city in May 2014:

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for May’s First Saturday:  Mayfest. Saturday, May 3, from 10 am to 9 pm. Build a bouquet of spring flowers as you explore the Historic District. Frederick Gardens

  • Children’s Activities like face painting and sidewalk chalk art contest
  • Floral Art by local garden clubs
  • Live Music several places downtown
  • Camero Show
  • Several Gallery Openings
  • Beer Garden, 4 to 8 pm, 52 S. Market St.
  • Costumed actors at Brainstorm Comics, 20 N. East St.

Store specials, wine tastings, and herb and plant sales, much more… Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Alive @ Five Happy Hour opens again for the summer months, every other Thursday at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, May through August, starting May 15, Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm.
  • Spring Garden Walk at Shab Row, May 10, 5 to 8 pm.
  • Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, May 17 and 18. 301-600-2844
  • Events at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick Running Festival; Beer, Bacon & Music, May 17 & 18; The Farmer’s Market, more

Frederick History Buffs

  • Civil War Walking Tour – Museum of Frederick County History, 301-663-1188, May through October
  • Middletown Valley Historical Society, Open First Sunday of the month, May to August, 305 W. Main St, Middletown
  • Frontier Day @ Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., June 7. Open for tours April through early December 8, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Family And Scout Days: Civil War Spies in Frederick County, May 2 – 3, Frederick County Museum of History, 301-663-1188
  • Your Antique Treasures Evaluated, May 21, Christ Reformed Church Capel, 12 S. Church St. Middletown. 301-371-6410
  • Civil War Reenactors @ Walkersville Southern Railroad, May 31. 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville.


Theater in Frederick

  • The Maryland Ensemble Theatre:  Lieutenant of Inishmore, TruthPaste A Blotto Biography
  • The Weinberg Center for The Arts: Maryland Regional Ballet presents “Cinderella”, St. Cecelia Youth Orchestra, Frederick Children’s Chorus, Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center presents “Our World, Our Dance”, Red Molly and more…
  • Frederick Speaker Series, Tom Brokaw, Weinberg Center, May 7.
  • “Singin’ In the Rain” playing at Way Off Broadway, “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” on the Children’s stage until July 27.
  • Act Too! Theater CompanyThe Fantom TollBooth, First two weekends in May
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Other Voices Theatre Production, May 10, 17 – 18, 24,

Music & Arts in Frederick

  • Carillon Recitals in Baker Park, First and Third Sundays, 12:30 to 1 pm.
  • Art & Music at Cowork Frederick, May 3, 122 E. Patrick St. Artist Callie Badorrek, Local Music, Harry Pritchett.
  • Sounds of Spring” Frederick Symphony Orchestra,  Frederick Community College. Also, Choral Arts Society Spring Concert, Wind Ensemble, and more.
  • Frederick String Initiative Student Ensembles, ages 7-20 perform, Sat. May31, 2 to 3:30 pm, C. Burr Artz Library.
  • Concert Series @ Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 W. 2nd St. May 4th, 3 pm L’Arabesque Baroque
  • Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session, May 3, Delaplaine Arts Center
  • Frederick County Public Library Programs

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Frederick Running Festival @ Frederick Fairgrounds, May 3- 4th.
  • Catoctin Forest Day of Service, Catoctin Mountain Park at Camp Greentop on May 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m 301-663-9388
  • Spring in the Village, Catoctin Furnace, May 10, Crafts, flowers, heirloom Fountain in Baker Park plants, herbs and spring & mothers day gifts for sale. 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road.
  • Alpaca Shearing Days, Sugarloaf Alpacas, 1347 Buckeystown Pke, Adamstown
  • Bark in the Park, May 10 at Utica District Park, 301-600-2936
  • Frederick Celtic Festival, May 10, Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds, 301-846-0406
  • Annual Frederick Greek Festival, May 15 – 18, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. 7th Street
  • Fort Ritchie 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, May 11, June 22, Lake Royer
  • Mt. Airy Mayfest, May 17 & 18, Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds.
  • Middletown Arts & Crafts Festival, May 17, Middetown Community Park.
  • Asian Heritage Month Celebration at Baker Park on May 25th from 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm.

For Frederick Kids

Frederick Non-Profits

  • Mommy and Me Day, May 4th, 9 am – 12 pm. Daisy’s Salon/Flights of Fancy. Benefits FMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Mini Spa Treaments with activities, snacks, raffle and goodie back, $10 for Adults, $7 for children under 10. 301-663-9295
  • Dashing Emancipation: A Fashion Event, Proceeds go to Love 146 (Love146.com) actively fighting and bringing awareness to human trafficking. Sunday, May 24, 7 pm to 9 pm. Cafe 611, Like them on Facebook.
  • 15th Annual Forget-Me-Not Gala, May 3. “Dancing With the Starts, Black Tie event, proceeds go to the Altzheimer’s Association. Walkersville Social Hall, 79 W. Frederick St.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters/Frederick Keys Fundraising Campaign, April through May.
  • Relay for Life, fundraiser for American Cancer Society, May 9. 7 pm The Banner School, 1730 N. Market Street. Relay for Life of South Frederick/Urbana, May 16-17, 75-80 Dragway, Monrovia
  • Festa Italiano Frederick, benefits Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Rose Hill Manor Park, May 17, 11 am – 8 pm.
  • Western Md Kidney Walk, May 4, Greenbrier State Park, Md
  • Autism Artreach Wine Reception and Silent Auction, Business Factory of Frederick, 801 N. East St. Ste. 6A
  • Community Day @ FSK Mall – May 17, 10am-4pm, Center Court – Meet representatives from non-profit organizations from throughout the region.

Dining Out in Frederick:

Frederick Beer Week – May 30 through June 7th -See Beer Week Activities

Le PenacheFrench Food Festival, Ceresville Mansion, 8529 Liberty Rd. May 3,

Mother’s Day Brunch:

  • Hollow Creek Golf Club -301-371-0400
  • Brewer’s Alley – 301-631-0089
  • Roasthouse Pub – 301-418-6096
  • Barley & Hops – 301-668-5556
  • Walkersville Railroad will serve brunch in a 1920′s dining car. Reservations required: 301-898-0899
  • Alexander’s in Buckeystown – 301-874-1831
  • The Comus Inn – 301-349-5100
  • Monocacy Crossing – 301-846-4204
  • Volt – 301-696-8658
  • Isabella’s Taverna – 301-698-8922
  • Qyunn’s Attic – 301-695-9656
  • Silver Maple – 301-371-3125

Memorial Day Celebrations

  • Last Full Measure of Devotion – Monocacy Battlefield, May 24 – 26, 5201 Urbana Pike, 301-662-3515
  • Parade & Ice Cream Social – Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd, 11 am – 2 pm.

Farmer’s Markets Open in May!

I found this Google Map of local Farmer’s Markets,  thanks to whoever created this, it’s helpful.

South Mountain Creamery gives tours from April through October. Learn about local Agriculture

Frederick Wineries

  • Black Ankle Vineyards – Fireside Fridays, live music and wine
  • Linganore Winecellars, Cheese and Chocolate Tastings, live entertainment, more
  • Elk Run Summer Wine Down Friday, Wine in the Woods

Enjoy Spring in Frederick!

Culler Lake Baker Park

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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